Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Quad Cortex Tips & Tricks

    Quad Cortex Tips & Tricks

    Introduction It’s summer of 2021 and after waiting for about six months, my Quad Cortex finally arrived. I wanna share some tips and tricks with y’all, things that took me more than half an hour or so to figure out. Power Supply The power supply that comes with the unit rates 3A at 12V. However, […]

  • Wiring Diagrams For Electric Guitar

    Wiring Diagrams For Electric Guitar

    Introduction I often found myself searching the web for wiring diagrams and ending up in some weird forum. Because it always bugs me, I decided to start this page and add a wiring diagram, whenever it is something out of the ordinary. However, if you’re reading this, please take a look at the wiring diagrams […]

  • Boss GT-1000CORE Bluetooth

    Boss GT-1000CORE Bluetooth

    Introduction When I first got my hands on the Boss GT-1000CORE, I was really disappointed. A friend of mine owns the GT-1000, the CORE’s big brother. He’s been using multi-effects units for many many years, so he was used to the big format factor. Me, on the other hand, I already had a pedal board […]

  • Covid: Hypocritical Vaccine Donations

    Covid: Hypocritical Vaccine Donations

    Intro It’s currently June 13, 2021 as I’m writing this. As an engineer, it is usually in my nature to be mostly non-political and to solely argument with facts and science. But the way we act as humanity in this tough Covid situation really makes me angry and I need to express my anger with […]

  • Raspberry Pi & Light Sensors

    Raspberry Pi & Light Sensors

    Introduction There’s this light in my neighbour’s back yard, which randomly toggles all through the night. It really had an influence on my sleep. At first I thought it’s probably simply a cat or something, triggering a motion sensor. But then I realized that it toggles periodically. The social and open person I am as […]

  • Tube Screamer Bright LED Mod

    Tube Screamer Bright LED Mod

    Introduction Every guitarist playing electric guitar will at some point encounter the legendary Tube Screamer by Ibanez. Probably the most copied pedal on the planet. Everybody who tried or regularly uses an original TS will also know, that the LED of the pedal is really weak. So weak that you often can’t really tell, whether […]

  • Sound Like Adam Jones Using The Strymon Iridium

    Sound Like Adam Jones Using The Strymon Iridium

    Introduction Tool has a very faithful fan base and I count myself to them. As a hobby guitarist, I’m constantly looking to get as close to Adam Jones’ tone as possible. There are many resources on how to sound like Adam Jones and this article aims to fill a tiny gap. We know what gear […]

  • Self-Hosted Bitwarden On Raspberry Pi

    Self-Hosted Bitwarden On Raspberry Pi

    Install Docker # curl -sSL https://get.docker.com | sh Add user(s) to the docker group. The default user would be pi. However, I highly recommend deactivating the default user. # usermod -aG docker pi Reboot and then test docker $ docker run hello-world Install more dependencies # apt-get install -y libffi-dev libssl-dev # apt-get install -y […]

  • Howto Build a Heptagram

    Howto Build a Heptagram

    Theory The Heptagram in Numbers The following sketch shows a heptagram with all the edges and angles we’ll need. Below the actual heptagram, the sketch also shows one of the seven edges from all sides. The important angles within the heptagram are:     The edges shown in the sketch are as follows. The edge […]

  • Mooer Micro ABY Ground Lift

    Mooer Micro ABY Ground Lift

    If you call yourself a proud owner of the Mooer Micro ABY mk2, congratulations, because it’s a great and cheap solution for ABY switching on or next to your pedal board. However, if you want to use the Micro ABY with one guitar and two amps, you might run into a significant problem, a ground […]