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Timeshift – Linux recovery

Some time ago I had issues with the space on my harddrive. Without hesitation and thinking much I deleted some big data, mainly logs or that I thought.

My sytem is a Mint 20.04 and has time shift build in by default.

That means that all system and configuration is saved.

So I booted with a USB stick an Ubuntu 20.04 live image, downloaded the deb package instaleld timeshift.

After that I could recover the most recent configuration and boot into mint again.

For the record, there is also a possebility to restore Grub: Trotzdem hier eine Anleitung für grub recovery mode.

In this case it did not sole the issue.

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Resetting a Ricoh printer

Some time ago an employee asked us how to make a printer usable again for her. In Corona times we do not print a lot. So we chose Ricoh SP 220Nw.

From one side it is a documented feature, but on the other side this has to be done practically. Let’s see how to do it.

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Password manager

To save important information there different ways: A PIN, biometrical data such as face id or fingerprint or a password.

In all cases a password must be set first.

Many people may know Roboform
The basic version which has many featurwes built in is free.
A brwoser plugin can be used on any plattform of course.
If you use the software package it is only for Windows and Mac.

It is a software to generate strong passwords, log in automatically on websites and also can fill in some forms.
You can export passwords by going to the roboform Icon, then to settings, account&data and then to export.
This way you’ll get a csv with all your passwords.

KeePass is openSource and available for many plattforms as IoS, Android, Linux, Windows, MacOS and probably via ports for any other system. A plugin helps to log in automatically to websites as Roboform.
The difference is that it cannot fill in forms automatically yet.

IT & Programming

Internet everywhere

Schon vor Jahren haben wir uns für ein Internet überall begeistert. Da fällt sofort das Internet in den Zügen der Deutschen Bahn ein, das Satelliten Internet Iridium, Mobilfunk und Wlan Hotspots.

Im folgenden besprechen wir die verschiedenen Technologien, sowie Vor – und Nachteile.

Mobilfunk ist spätestens seit dem es Flatrates für 4GB Daten gibt, sehr verbreitet. Diese Technologie hängt von der Verbindung zum Funkmast ab. Falls Bäume, Beton, Metall doer andere Materialien die “Sicht” zum Funkmast versperren funktioniert die Verbindung nur langsam oder gar nicht.

Wlan oder Drahtlose Netzwerke

Seit der Verbreitung von Smartphones sind Drahtlose Netzwerke, Hotspots und Wlan sehr verbreitet. In den meisten Bahnen, am Flughafen und in Restaurants kann man sich per Funk verbinden.

Übrigens war das erste Allroundsystem Blackberry, dann Nokia und erst dann Android von Google. Parallel hat sich iOS von Apple, aber nur auf Apple Geräten durchgesetzt.

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solve PC problems yourself

Many problems with the PC are not related to technical issue but rather to handling issues. We can say that as many customers are faced with the same problems every day. Let us show you some quick solutions to solve most non technical issues with your own hands.

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IT & Programming

Price of ext4 file recovery

This is an article which is valid for Germany and the people’s Republic of China

We charge according to the type of fault and the time and energy spent on recovery. Fault types are generally divided into logic fault and hardware fault.

Logic failure: deletion, formatting, partition loss, file opening, garbled code, etc. the same is true for ordinary office files. If there are no fragments, the price is two or three yuan. For files with special structures such as database files, the price is not only these. The file structure is different, the storage principle is different, and the difficulty is different. Database files are often edited, so many fragments will be generated, which need to be scanned, reorganized and repaired by special tools.

Hardware failure: hard disk circuit board is broken, bad track, head damage, firmware problems, etc. Generally speaking, firmware is equivalent to a computer operating system, which controls the work of the hard disk. For example, in the event of Seagate’s firmware door, some of the hard disk was damaged due to the design defects of the hard disk. Some of them were caused by the hard disk hitting the firmware area, and others were caused by bad roads. Charges vary according to the difficulty

Opening: 1. When opening the hard disk to replace the magnetic head, a magnetic head of the same model is required as a spare part. This is the cost. Now generally, the data is recovered and charged. If it fails, the merchant will lose a disk.

2. Technology: opening requires skilled operation. In a dust-free environment (many data recovery companies in China use a dust-free workbench) and many hard disks can come out without replacing the head data. Some firmware areas are damaged and the disk surface is scratched (I would like to remind you that when the hard disk is powered on, it makes a strange noise and cannot be powered on repeatedly), it requires more time, energy and spare parts.

3. Operating costs of the company: equipment, rent, engineer’s salary, promotion of a search engine, etc

All the above are common disks. The server disk array is generally charged according to the number of disks, operating system, RAID level and damage degree.

Specific problems are treated in a specific way. In many cases, the difficulty of failure is different, and the price will fluctuate

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Capsis Installer

Our software can improve the life of computer makers, administrators, government agencies and many others.

One license and installation for two computers costs €35.

For a limited time till February 2023 we will install the Capsis Installer on your system for free.

Of course you are free to ask us to install also other software of any complexity. Just email to

See the screenshots below.

Capsis Installer is now multilingual

Our Icon is visible in the task bar

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Arcam 850 has bad sound and picture

As my father is a fan of high fidelity audio equipment we change receivers and equipment every now and then. We first purchased an Arcam 600 from a dealer and as an upgrade bought Arcam 850 from Ebay classifieds.

With Arcam the sound was very bad and the display over HDMI on the projector was not colourful. That’s why we decided to do a software update.

The only problem with this update is that you have to have patience. using the standard update tool shows no signs of progress, although there are any. Here we used Serial Port monitor, the trial version.

Both pieces of software are below. Note: As the serial Port Monitor is not software for everyday usage, it is not included in our Capsis Installer.

Takes more than 10 min. for convenience use the software Serial Port Monitor

Serial Port Monitor download

A side note is that someone tried to cheat us selling the Arcam for a lot less than it is worth using a fake German id. We contacted the person and she told us that she reported the case to the police. To protect her and because I am not (yet) a forensic expert I will not publish any headers.

Our current Setup is Hewlett Packard+Dac 8 DSD + TA 3100 HV A + TA 3100 HV A + TA 3100 HV V


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