Posts Tagged ‘2020’

Raw Iron

October 2nd, 2020 Comments off

It is “Sinterkula” an iron sphere that is a product of iron ore extraction. I found it in Norberg; 60° 5′ 0″ N, 15° 57′ 0″ E (at the Festival); it is approximately ⌀24 mm in diameter, quite heavy, it is oxidated and it is most definitely made of iron Fe26.

Sinter, geologisk och kemikalisk term för en massa som uppkommit genom att malm halvsmälts och stelnat. Sintring är en kemisk process, varvid en massa av jordart, bergart eller mineral börjar halvsmälta. Om massan är pulverformig kommer partiklarna först att bakas ihop till deg eller klump. I äldre gruvdrift blev sinterblock en biprodukt som tillvaratogs främst som byggnadsmaterial (ungefär på samma sätt som tegelstenar). I modern drift används sintring för att framställa en bekvämt hanterbar mellanform ur malmen. Sinterkulor är den form som föredras när man transporterar den halvförädlade malmen till slutförädling.

Ref. Wikipedia


2. the product of a sintering process

Ref. Collins Dictionary.

Sintering is when the density of a material is increased by melting which forms bridges between particles.

Ref. Collins Dictionary.

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Failure By Design

October 1st, 2020 Comments off

Q: Two of the items* are identical (material composition is slightly different).

One of them was bought last week and the other two are at least 20 years old.

Can you guess which one is which?

The suspense is mounting! Do send your answer to: nfo AT and you will get a reply/A: (bonus if you can name the number of the item from the schematic).

But what about: “Failure by design”? Well, look at the picture. Could it be a matter of choice of material, possibly? The only failed part out 19 precision tooled parts and a ball bearing at that?

There are a lot of very talented people working/doing just that (one is to many).

Please see: Theory/Practice, The Mechanic** and Failure.

* They’re ball bearings and they make things run smoothly when properly lubricated, balanced and made of the right material. The can last for an eternity or not… if they’re designed to fail. Ensemble will be re-assembled. As promised.

** And by pure coincidence it happens to be the title of an Anthony Rother track that I really like not (that are any that I don’t like, but for the sake of the argument). And I can assure that it pure coincidence.

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September 29th, 2020 Comments off

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September 26th, 2020 Comments off

It is spelled dubplate (DUPLT8).

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Let Me Tell You A Story II

September 25th, 2020 Comments off

Whilst diggin’* deep, deep in the archives; literally decades of memories, flyers, stickers and then I found this… Je**s Ch**st, Ohh, my Lord! What to do when your friends are making/creating your World’s/the best? When it is literally emanating from your own back yard? No, literally. When it is better than anything you can buy… from anywhere. When it is the best*?

– You don’t actually mean that?
– I most certainly do. I have seldom heard anything better. And I have many tracks…
– What is Tech?
– This is Tech. 20 years old? It is just unbelievable. It is incredible to me. It is still futuristic and bass-frontline music.**
– You feel a bit tired and then you hear/listen/watch and you are not tired any more. Rave on…

The insane talent and big love! It is not going to last for ever is it?

(- Are you a Muslim or Christian? Because there are only two religions in the World.
– I’m neither and are there not Hindus and Buddhists in the World as well?
– Are you a believer? Was your father a religious man?
– I and my father were/are most certainly believers none of us are/were religious. There is an important difference and I’m confident that my father would be in agreement (for once).
– I never hear you pray?
– No. You probably would not hear me doing that. As I said, there is a very important difference… and as far as I’m concerned; each and everyday anyone wakes up they’re doing God’s work and/or praying.)

The one and only Blito. Versions that I haven’t heard for a very long time and a track that was simply lost. Supremacianctly excellent.

It is still alive. The dB Compilations and I do remember… we’ll do what we can, but is culture we’re not from there right? We’re not from Hingland, right? The talent? The dedication?

I’m truly blessed and privileged. I just wish there was more to be done… I love the music, now as much as I did then. So, what? I salute: dB crew, Blito and da Moon, The Krazy One, Under 10 Hurtz, Unknown Factor, Celestial, and all friends and everyone else that I (unintentionally) don’t mention.

To all BASS followers wherever you are. Never lose faith and keep on searching for the perfect beat!

To all: DJ:s, dancers and even the MC:s. It is and will always be nothing but magical! Never forget! The track called dB by Blito. Feeling the loooong bass-line***, the loooong bass-lineeee. Ha ha! That one that is rollin’ and stretching on; for miles, miles and miles. Like We like it, the eternal one! Streeeeeetching on. Trust me! Is still there. Blito!? Ohh, my L0rd mate. Legendary stuff****.

– Tempo? Is fast?
– 177.
– That is too fast?!


– Låter det bra?
– Mmm. Det låter bra…(kanske ännu bättre om man råkar sitta på en bashögtalare? Spelar mer bas. 20″ bas = låter bra (jag föredrar 18″, de är lättare att driva, bära, håller längre och är dessutom mycket billigare…

I remember now! : ). Keep on keeping and look out for the wall. If I had only known then what I (think) that I know now.

Oj oj oj, det släpar så skönt. Culture. Det måste vara SoSo!? Om de é saknat tror du****? Igen.

* I was reminded… of the invincible music.
** Another time.
*** – Are YOU aware that you have played the same song/thing 20 times or more? Just stop! Right now! – Is it not just/not more than 20 times?
Not related: Tydligen så bryter även Tyresö/Nyfors nu för tiden. Men jag pratar ju så klart om SoSo.

Please see: Let Me Tell You A Story.

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Hardware III

September 21st, 2020 Comments off

The Little Black Bear was kidnapped/stolen. This is his new companion* – it is a work in progress; rolling frame with frustratingly few parts missing right now.

The season is about to end, but as Uncle Dugs said: “We’re getting there!.

* Project 7005 aka Little Golden Puma.

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Defiance (HK, Belarus & Thailand)!

September 21st, 2020 Comments off

In the front of my house…

Normally, Leucanthemum vulgare Lam are supposed to be blooming in June/July. This one was blooming today. The lawn was cut no longer than two weeks ago, It it is late September in the deep North…

I used to know the name of most plants. I do think that I know many other things know, but although I had to look it up I was somewhat fooled by the blossoming period. It is a “mid-summer” flower.

It is not supposed to be blossoming now. They’re not supposed to bloom at this time of the year. And not in solitary.

Fight for Democracy!

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The Slope

September 21st, 2020 Comments off

The photos were taken in one of the steepest slopes (if not the steepest) that I know of in my area. Actually it is so steep that it is hard just walking up the tarmac (in any event for me).

The texts (roughly) read:

  1. Kör på! = Come on!
  2. Kötta = Go to failure
  3. Ta i = Make a real effort
  4. ? (either turn right which is even steeper but shorter or keep going straight which is not steeper but longer*…)
  5. Nice (the finish?)

There’s a school at the top of the slope… poor gym class attendees. It is truly ridiculously steep.

* I turned after shooting/resting.

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D’où Je Viens XXXII

September 18th, 2020 Comments off

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D’où Je Viens XXXI

September 17th, 2020 Comments off

This is where I live.

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