Jablotron Siren (JA-80L) arming and disarming beep

Posted April 13, 2014 by Pim
Categories: Alarm, Life Hacking

JA-80L

Configuring the Jablotron wall plug siren to sound a beep when the alarm system is armed or disarmed is easy. Off course the manual states this somewhere, but for those who are unable to find it I’ve made a small instruction.

Arm alarm confirmed by the siren emitting a Single Beep
Disarm alarm confirmed by the siren emitting a Double Beep

This instruction assumes the Siren in installed and enrolled into the system.

Enable or disable Arming Beep feature:

  1. press the siren’s button three times in rapid succession
  2. If the siren beeps two times, the feature is enabled
  3. If the siren beeps one time, the feature is disabled.

Enjoy!

 

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TomTom Carkit aandruk rubber gefixt

Posted April 12, 2014 by Pim
Categories: Life Hacking, Repairing stuff

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Deze week ging het aandruk rubber bovenin onze TomTom carkit kapot. Waarschijnlijk onder invloed van Uv licht is het rubber vergaan en afgebrokkeld. Wat rest is een metalen staafje.

Nu schaaft de telefoon langs de plastic randjes en onstaat een vervelend geluid bij het plaatsen en uitpakken van de telefoon.

Zoals de meeste engineering problemen kom je best ver met Duct Tape of WD40. Zo ook in dit geval.

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How to remove swollen Logitech Harmony One battery

Posted February 23, 2014 by Pim
Categories: Life Hacking, Repairing stuff

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IMG_5790The last couple of weeks my Logitech Harmony One universal remote did not hold it’s charge for very long, so I bought a replacement battery here.

However the old battery had swollen, and was stuck in the remote, something that seems to trouble more people.

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Goedkope Bugaboo wiegbalein vervanger (werkt)

Posted January 14, 2014 by Pim
Categories: Life Hacking, Repairing stuff

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In de voorbereiding op de komst van ons volgende kindje hebben we de bugaboo uit de kast gehaald. Echter blijkt bij het in elkaar zetten van de wieg dat een van de twee wiegbaleinen is zoekgeraakt.

Nu is deze balein te bestellen in de Bugaboo shop, echter kost hij EUR 12,95 exclusief verzenden. Iets te veel van het goede voor een stripje plastic.

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Logitech R400 presenter with Keynote on Mac works

Posted November 5, 2013 by Pim
Categories: Life Hacking

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Though Logitech does not state the presenter R400 works with Mac, I know it does. You can even find a Youtube video demonstrating the R800, which is compatible. Following several posts on the subject I found that entering a keyboard shortcut in the system settings menu is de easiest way to fully support it’s features.

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Je lichaam weerspiegelt je welzijn

Posted October 16, 2013 by Pim
Categories: Omdenken

Inspirerende talk op TEDx over hoe je lichaam weerspiegelt hoe je je voelt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tu9nJmr4Xs

Missing disk space (found)

Posted September 26, 2013 by Pim
Categories: Mac, Repairing stuff

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I lost disk space after migrating a user profile from a Macbook (2007) to the new Macbook air (2013). After a failed attempt I migrated successfully. But somehow lost a lot of disk space (like double the space). The profile I migrated was about 52GB. The Macbook air has 128GB of disk space. After the migration it reports over 105GB of used disk space.

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