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My father’s funeral – part 1/3

Posted by Charbax – October 24, 2013

I miss you so much. And I'm sorry I never told you. You should have been 73 years old today. I would probably not have forgotten to call you to wish you happy birthday. I was actually seriously thinking about inviting you on a trip with me to China and to see your friend in Japan just in the week before I spoke with you for the last time 5 minutes on the phone briefly probably the day before you died probably of a heart attack in the shower and inundating the whole house. The neighbors only found you 2 and a half weeks later when they saw water leaking out of the house. Phone records show you never called anyone after the day that followed us speaking for the last time. I thought I couldn't afford inviting you to come with me on your first trip to Asia as my credit card was already maxing out. This video is the first of 10 parts filmed by my Danish high-school friend at your funeral on July 5th 2013 in Switzerland. I hope you'll like it, and I'm sorry if I don't speak with my sister well enough yet. This is all still so shocking. You were supposed to see me getting children at some point in the future, you were supposed to see me succeed in business about technology. We were supposed to go to Brazil together next year to see Switzerland play in the World Cup. I'm sorry I never invited you to see your favorite team Bayer Moenchengladbach play in their stadium. I was too busy being lazy when I was not video-blogging these past 10 years! Sorry I didn't help you more financially, I should have bought you a new car when they possessed yours 4 years ago. Most importantly I'm sorry I didn't speak to you more politely, that I nearly never sat with you at the dinner table and that I didn't spend a day without insulting you about stupid things in the last 10-30 years. I'm sorry I didn't ask you more about our family origins, about your travel stories, about your passion for music, movies, culture, history, women, you could have taught me so much more, but I didn't listen enough, I should have listened more! I should have scanned all your thousands of slides and pictures when you asked me several times while you were alive so you could have told me stories about who and what is on all those masterpieces that you took all over the world in the 60'ies, 70'ies and 80'ies, many of your photos will have to stay mysterious to me and to my sister forever now. I'm sorry I didn't ask you more about your mother and about your father, about your uncles, about your brothers! I want to know but now it's too late! Where am I from? You knew but I didn't ask. Sorry I didn't convince you and my sister to see each other more often in the last 20 years, I should have convinced you to visit my apartment in Denmark even though you swore you never again would go to Denmark after what happened to you there. Sorry I post videos about you to my YouTube channel, I never spoke about you to all these people while you were alive! Sorry I don't follow all the football matches which you have missed since you died. I didn't watch Basel in the Champions League (although I watched the full rerun of them beating Chelsea later), I didn't watch Bayer Moenchengladbach in the Bundesliga, I didn't even watch Switzerland win all their matches in the World Cup qualifiers. I know you would have been disappointed at me not watching all those matches! Time difference with Asia and my busy times video-blogging isn't an excuse! Sorry I didn't watch any of your favorite French TV shows since you died. I have no idea if those shows and those TV presenters are still on the air, I guess they are.

Watch My father is dead

My dad, perhaps 45 years ago:
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Posted by Charbax – October 21, 2013

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Charbax 25 million views on YouTube

Planned Obsolescence and IEEE’s new P1874 standard presented by William Lumpkins of IEEE

Posted by Charbax – October 13, 2013

IEEE launches the P1784 Standard for Documentation Schema for Repair and Assembly of Electronic Devices for users and the industry working together to make all devices easily repairable by people themselves by just looking up how to fix everything online. Standard for documentation for showing how to take devices apart and fix it one self, without needing to send devices back for repair, but also enabling more repair centers to be opened up everywhere.

William Lumpkins, IEEE Senior Member, talks about Artificial Intelligence in the Home

Posted by Charbax – October 10, 2013

William Lumpkins is an IEEE Senior Member, IEEE 1874 Working Group Chair, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Standards Chair, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Magazine Associate Editor, here he talks about Artificial Intelligence in the home, Japanese Tech culture/marketing, Tech politics and more.

Techmeme BS Stories 28.09.13

Posted by Charbax – October 1, 2013

Unprepared opinions on the BS Stories of September 28th 2013 on filmed in Japan on tour-boat going through caves at Dogashima on Izu peninsula and filmed walking in the Matsuzaki village.

Techmeme BS Stories 26.09.13

Posted by Charbax – September 28, 2013

Unprepared opinions at lake by Mt Fuji Volcano in Japan, on 26th September 2013 day's BS Techmeme stories of the Silicon Valley Tech News blogosphere. Archive of Techmeme from the day I did this video:

Guest Post: changing the concept of hdmi tv dongles

Posted by Alex Marinho – September 15, 2013

This is a Guest Post by Alex Marinho. Do you want to write guest posts on Send me an email and let me know what you want to write about.

I love computers and I am fascinated by them, and the idea that i can mount my own computer with my hands like lego and this has in the 90's. Now we have mini pcs or hdmi tv dongles small computers that you can put in your pocket but they have some faults.
1-Internal wifi with bad performance, solution for this issue, external antennas that were implemented by the manufactures (see cozyswan s400 hdmi tv dongle and others)

2-A audio combo jack,is  important for people that have lcd monitor's that dont have speakers, they need the audio combo jack  (see MK806 hdmi tv dongle)

3-A 2-pin connector for a fan and holes to fix the fan into the board, for heating problems.

4-change the usb 2.0 to usb 3.0 for better performance (see hardkernel odroid xu+E)

5-the storage issue, all hdmi dongles have nand flash that is welded and you cannot remove to upgrade, only by microsd card.

People nowadays use microsd cards to install linux and to boot from the card but a youtube user posted that booting from a microsd card is not very fast and the performance is not very spectacular.(30MBps)

So the best solution is using a Emmc card with a connector in the bottom-160 Mbps (see hardkernel)

so with paint and gimp i altered some pictures of hdmi tv dongles that i found in the internet to show you what I considered should be the perfect Hdmi tv dongle
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In this first picture I added by paint some holes and a 2-pin fan connector to put a "future" fan like this (photo from a russian web site)
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In the third picture, I removed by paint the NAND FLASH and I added a Emmc connector. And the combo audio connector because a lot of people that I know they dont have speakers in their lcd monitor.
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In the market there is already a company (hardkernel) selling this emmc cards with connectors, but is very expensive if every company that does hdmi tv dongles adopt this standard i think that the price will come down, and everyone can altered their storage very easy.
eMMC Module 64GB and emmc reader 200 percent faster than a class 10 sdhc card
I am writing this post to show people that they can present good ideas to change the statuos quo of the designs of the hdmi tv dongles or mini pc.

And manufactures could see what can they do to change for a better way the mini pc. Shenzhen Sourcing Service launched

Posted by Charbax – August 12, 2013

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New video every 8 hours on, forever

Posted by Charbax – August 10, 2013

Stepping up quality, production value, range and reach of the original videos and articles to be posted on Starting now, there will be a new video posted on every 8 hours, forever. Posting times will be around 4am, 12pm and 8pm Central European Time (6am/2pm/10pm EST, 3am/12pm/7pm PST). Check back regularly!

This means I have to film 1095 new videos each year to keep up with the rate of 3 new videos per day. I'll try.

Not all videos are as cool, I'd like to move important higher quality videos to the front of the queue as much as possible. So don't worry I won't delay publishing important videos too much.

To post that many new original videos on this regularly, I have now hired 2 new bloggers to help me write all the titles, descriptions to all the videos so that I can focus on filming and uploading the videos and they take care of writing the text for each video.

Here are the new writers on



From Hyderabad Tech city in India. Mobile enthusiast and freelance tech writer.



18-year old student from California. He's been following for years and now he'll be helping post more videos here more regularly.

Kevin Sadria

Student, also contributing some content.

And this site can further be expanded to include more bloggers, perhaps even more video-bloggers, the plan is for to be bigger and better than Engadget, TheVerge and all the sites on Techmeme combined within months, candidates can apply here

To pay for the bloggers (who I have to pay), to pay for my video-blogging travels, to pay for eventual new equipment, to pay for scoops and stolen iphones, you are welcome, if you want, to donate any amount that you'd like for each new video that is being published here on if you pledge a per-view amount at For example you can choose to donate $0.10 per video, you can set a donations limit if you're worried that I may post too many videos. But you can also donate more than $0.10 per video, any amount is cool, thanks a lot! (patreon takes 8% of donations as their fee, but I don't know of any cheaper alternative to that yet) Hangout Show: Moto X, Chromecast and other Tech News Live

Posted by Charbax – August 1, 2013

A few hours before the official unveiling of the Google Moto X phone, here I talk with Thomas Christiansen of, +Todd Neumann of AT&T and +Rafael Morales of

Would you like to participate in the next Hangout Show? Leave a comment here or on the Google+ thread with your Google+ Profile link and I will invite you to be on the next show when we record it live!