Grapes & Lemons: Jeff's Blog

Alesis D4: change the battery

This is for the one other person in the world who has this problem.

The Alesis D4 is a drum module from the very early 90's. Given that it's so old, it was only a matter of time before it started acting up, and one day mine did. The screen displayed garbled text and wouldn't operate properly.

At one point, I thought to myself - hey, video game cartridges from the same era used battery-backed memory to save data; perhaps this module does the same? So I opened it up.

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The more things change...

It's the 2nd of August again. One whole year gone since last summer and this blog's last post.

"Shorter of breath, one day closer to death."
- Pink Floyd, "Time" - the existentialist rockstars

I could write about how much has changed within the past year... however, the doom and gloom that pervades our society (especially through politics and the news media) has made us cynical. Instead, let's take a positive look at a few good things that haven't changed.

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Introducing fej.io & Ashor

Hi, and thanks for reading. I've finally built a simple site I like, and now I can finally get around to writing a blog. I've had tons of stuff to write about, but just never got around to creating my site. ...I'm a perfectionist. That, and I have a lot of work to do. Mostly self-inflicted.

My blog is mostly going to revolve projects I create, challenges I face, neat stuff that happens to me, perhaps some rants... and who knows what else? This site is going to evolve over time, so I can't imagine what it'll look like too far into the future.

It's long past time to finish a bunch of projects on my backlog. This is my summer of doing.

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