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Acts of brilliant vandalism 5

sorry, had to clean up some things and hope, I could now give a little more structure to this internet presence.
After a “small relaunch” you can now find the current topics or posts linked to this homepage. Older posts are now accessible only via the corresponding menu items / categories, or from the tag cloud on the pull-down menu.

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Current Topics

 

How rating platforms can be tricked 🙂

London's best restaurant

On Tripadvisor, the garden arbor of a reporter for the Vice magazine became London's best restaurant. Oobah Butler, the name of the reporter, had planned it for a long time ago. The ingredients: a website, a logo, and exclusivity (no address, tables by appointment only). Butler uploaded softly drawn photos of his dishes, which he called "contemplation," "desire," and "love." In fact, these consisted of shaving cream, colored toilet blocks and rinsing sponges. Ordered 5-star reviews from his friends made "The Shed at Dulwich" go up in the TripAdvisor rankings. After a few weeks, Butler's gazebo was among the best 10,000 restaurants in the city, after three months at number 156. After six months, the arbor of the last (18 149) had climbed to first place - although a restaurant had never existed before and never had served a dish. "If I can turn my garden into London's best restaurant, then almost anything is possible," said Butler.

Worst restaurant on Yelp

Davide Cerretini, the owner of the Italian restaurant "Botto Bistro" in Richmond, California, took the opposite route. He wanted to be the restaurant with the worst rating on Yelp. Cerretini spent about $ 250 a month advertising on the portal until he realized it did not do much. When he booked no more ads, 5-star ratings had disappeared, 1-star ratings would have increased, he recalled later. He felt bullied and wondered: What happens if I just reverse the power of the portal? He gave every guest who valued his restaurant a single star up to 50% off a pizza. More than 3000 1-star ratings came together like this. The idea arose: The Bistro became the worst restaurant on Yelp - and a viral hit. Cerretini said, "It takes great chefs, great talent, and a great experience to get a Michelin star, but getting a 1-star rating on Yelp requires a lot more."

 

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Why (among others) Italians talk so fast ...

Researchers have once again researched, and found out interesting things about the speed of speech in different languages. The report can be found here. (sorry, only  german language available).

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ways4.eu-Update: New sub-menu ''Recently heard on amazon music'

On ways4.eu a new sub menu menu entry to Music has been added:

New sub-menu Last heard on Amazon music

On the page 'Recently listened to amazon music' is the list of music tracks linked that I recently heard on amazon music . The links direct to my public Wordpress blog, which can be found at https://ways4eu.wordpress.com/.

Comments and/or likes to the titles that are listed there would be very much appreciated.

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ways4.eu-Update: New category 'Sailing'

On ways4.eu new categories and menu entries have been added to improve clarity.

New category Sailing

The category Sailing is intended for sailing reports and further information about sailing. You will find the corresponding menu as a sub-item to the Travel menu.

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ways4.eu-Update: New categories and menus

On ways4.eu new categories and menu entries have been added to improve clarity.

New category Paintings

In the Painting category you can now find all of my pictures painted on canvas or other materials. Most of the works are done in acrylic on canvas. Otherwise, the important details for each picture are explained in the post. The corresponding menu can be found as a sub-item to the Arts and Culture menu.

New category Digital Painting

The images painted or drawn on a computer or smartphone can now be found in the Digital Painting category. Again, the motives and further details of each picture are explained in the post. The corresponding menu can be found as a sub-item to the menu Arts and Culture.

New category 3D Print

To summarize all my activities in terms of 3D printing under a common category, there is the new category 3D-Print.
There you can find all self- printed or self-designed 3D models. For each article you will find more details about the model, the design and printing or print preparation etc. Since the number of posts in this category is relatively large already, I will possibly implement further subcategories in the future. The new category was added as a sub-item to the DIY-Menu.

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3D printing: KitchenAid adapter for soda stream

img kitchenaid soda adaptor

3D-Print: KitchenAid Adapter for Sodastream

Our KitchenAid Sodastream looks very chic, so beautiful in black / silver:

img kitchenAid Soda

After some Problems at the beginning it works very well now. Bubbles our excellent Bühlertäler tap water. However, it has a small flaw: there is no suitable glass bottle for this model.

Neither Sodastream nor the Kitchenaid manufacturer provide suitable products for this purpose. That's a pity, so it was obvious to see if there is a suitable adapter with which smaller standard glass bottles with standard threaded fasteners can be docked to the kitchenaid connection.

First I tried the following part:available on thingiverse:

img sodastream v2 threadedpart
That was also very straightforward and easy to print. After testing i found out, only for sodastream with screw thread suitable, so not for our KitchenAid sodastream.

Next thing i tried was this:
img sodastream536857
Also not suitable for our kitchenaid, because the lower edge was missing for the gripping arm.

Unfortunately so, nothing suitable for our device was available on thingiverse.com as stockpart. That's why I took the appropriate measurements, first from the Kitchenaid / Sodastream bottleneck:

img Flaschenhals kitchenAid

then from the bottleneck of a smaller lemonade glass bottle:

img Flaschenhals Limonadenflasche

With these measurements, I was able to use the CAD software fusion360 to construct a suitable adapter that makes the glass bottle fit the Kitchenaid connection. The result is prepared for 3D printing as an STL file available here on thingiverse.com for download .

As printing material i recommend a material as stable as possible such as ABS or similar to give the adapter the necessary strength and stability. Support material or brims / rafts for print-to-bed adhesion are not required for printing. The print resolution should not be set too low due to the modeled thread, I have made good experiences with 0.15mm at 0.3mm nozzle size.

IMPORTANT !!
Please be careful when using the adapter. The Sodastream is a pressure device, and applying rapid pressure to a device not meant for such things can cause explosions and severe injury !!
I may not be held responsible for any damage or injury that may occur when using the adapter. Use at your own risk !

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Howto: Change Wordpress homepage-adress to https://

Img Wordpress+https

As you may have noticed, this website has been switched to https:// several days ago. This means that ways4.eu is no longer available with https://www.ways4.eu.Instead with https://www.ways4.eu it is available. If you haven't already done so, please change the bookmarks saved as favorites in the browser accordingly. However, the site is currently still accessible via http, but the response time takes slightly longer: in such cases the https page is called via a redirect that will result in the longer response time. If you are also considering upgrading your Wordpress installation to https (better SEO and safer), here's a well-written guide:

Howto: Wordpress on https:// (sorry only in german language)

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25 very useful Wordpress plugins

25 very useful Wordpress plugins

25 Best WordpressPlugins

For any operator of a WordPress presence, Wordpress plugins are very useful and popular tools. For example. to optimize the Wordpress installation and adapt it to your personal requirements. The following article lists some very rich and sometimes indispensable plugins. They are sorted and described according to various categories such as performance, SEO etc.

Click here for the post on blogmojo.de (sorry, German language only)

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Lotus blossom from the 3D printer

This beautiful lotus blossom was 3D-printed with very favorable PLA filament in interesting green camouflage shade:

To avoid support I used the Cura option - Make Overhang Printable -

img curaSettings lotus

This makes it easy to print the object without support, brim / raft, etc. on my anycubic delta Kossel plus 3D printer. The result can be found as a make on thingiverse.com:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:640755

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