PCP

Guns, threads and chinese tolerances.

One of my hobbies is going to the shooting-range and punching holes into paper. I find there is nothing quite like it to put your mind at ease and I really enjoy focusing on just one thing at a time. But don’t get me wrong, I’m not a gun nut. While I’m sometimes invited to send a few .22 rounds or larger down range, I tend to stick to my plinker toy most of the time. That’s because I enjoy the challenge of hitting a target in not ideal conditions. In my case it’s a cheap PCP air rifle chambered in .177 with just under 7.5 J of muzzle energy. At a distance of 50 meters, the gun is way past it’s designed range for accurate shots and… Continue Reading…

Environment

Soda from another world

We are the proud owners of a SodaStream Crystal 2.0 and have been using the thing for about 2 months now. I have to say it is truly fantastic to have access to unlimited carbonated water. We had been talking about getting one for a few years but somehow never got around actually ordering one. At least every ten days or so I’d go and buy a new crate of bottled water which meant driving a car and hauling up the water five flights of stairs from the garage to our flat. Thankfully those days are gone now. But here is the thing that astonished me quite a bit. I read about how the company SodaStream runs some aggressive advertising campaigns against companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola. I’ve… Continue Reading…