I’ve been known to enjoy a glass or two of delicious malty goodness, and back in 2018 my better half arranged to purchase a Perfect Draft machine.
This uses special kegs to dispense fresh beer at a perfect chilled temperature. I loved it.
Time passed, and and in late 2020 suddenly the temperature gauge started acting up – saying the beer was at 15ºC – even as the keg was freezing solid.
Restting the machine and changing kegs didn’t help. The machine was 2 years old and I figured I’d have to pay Philips to get this repaired.
I went to their website, and in the end spoke to a helpdesk agent. He checked the details, asking for the serial number, and said that should be repairable.
It would be done under warranty. I was emailed a post paid label – and sent the device in for repair on a Friday afternoon.
On the following Monday, I was astounded to get a text confirming my beer pump had arrived at the repair centre; followed by another text an hour later to say it had been repaired.
In a week, my pump was sent away, repaired and returned to me – and continues to serve me perfect beer.
I use Philips for Hue lighting amongst other things.
Their products may not be cheap – but their customer service is exemplary.
So, my ongoing lockdown projects.
I was looking at sorting out my IndieWeb credentials – a little progress there with h-card and linking sites together; although I’m still being a bit lazy about making my content here and sending it elsewhere (see POSSE).
Jekyll and Hugo?
Nowehere. I think some of my problems were I got an updated site on GitHub Pages, but was managing it with GitHub Desktop.
I suspect I’d be better doing it with raw git. So, more to do!
As a break from that I decided to tackle a couple of other little projects; like a lot of people I have the odd Raspberry Pi lying about – three of them, in fact.
Lovely remote control, have used it for years.
Suddenly one of the buttons stopped working. A replacement with the current model would have cost me around £60 (around $75US).
I had a despairing look around and I found a wee site called P1Repair.
Found a repair kit, clear instructions – and hey, it was about $12.45US shipped – about £10.
I took the risk and ordered it – on 8 April, as it happens – it arrived in the Scottish Highlands on 15 April.
Got round to it yesterday.
I recommend both the kit, and the supplier if you have a problem with your remote – or indeed anything with a button!
As their website says
P1Repair designs button repair kits for anything with a button. Most new product ideas come from customers like you! Any product that carries some popularity is welcome. Individual buttons are also an option for virtually anything with a rubber button.
I have no connection with the firm, other than being a very satisfied cutomer.
So, another day in Scottish Highlands lockdown.
Delivered to the door: crevettes, scallops and mussels.
Cooked on the barbecue, with a substantial beer 🙂
So, as a techy “challenge” I’m looking at learning git a bit.
If this has worked right, it will go to my microblog then to Twitter.
Just cooking chicken risotto, with a stein of beer!
Having fixed my WordPress site – like a complete boss 🙂 – I hope I have now managed to get posts from WP to go to https://steveellwood.micro.blog/, thence to Twitter.
Still finding it testing how to remember to get posts from WordPress to micro.blog – in facts my microblog
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