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Subaru In Car Screen: Kenwood FGZ204F2 Wire Ports

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Subaru Legacy

The old screen unit in my car was a Kenwood FGZ204F2 system. It has 4 jacks/harnesses into the back. This post is just the outcome of my Googling of what the various pins do. The pin diagrams I found, weirdly, were all on Russian Subaru/ car forums: https://www.drive2.ru/l/456756/ http://monitor.espec.ws/section43/topic227492.html The plan […]


AliExpress Spinal Surgery

I have just been shopping around on AliExpress for some bits-and-bobs for my DIY in-car screen. The image below flashed into the adverts banner. Ya, I was intrigued … so down that clickbait rabbit hole, I went. I suppose the idea that surgical tools are being made in China is not […]


Subaru: New in-car display

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Subaru Legacy

Our 2006 Subaru Legacy, when new, must have been the bee’s knee’s for all the electronic gizmos it has. It is crammed with entertainment tech to make those 00s Tokyo traffic jams more manageable. The jewel is/was the 7″ touchscreen with sat nav, TV, DVD video, vehicle settings, a calendar, a calculator, vehicle […]


Dog’s Head: Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Dog's Head

The end goal of this exercise is to cast, from metal, a bust of my dog’s head in metal: perhaps to use as a coat hook. The first step, modelling the dog’s head’ went well. This is just an ‘interim’ post with a few photos of the 3D printing of […]


Nice Words

Random List of ‘Nice’ Words Well Words I Liked Anyway For a while now, whenever I’ve seen a word I liked and not known the meaning of, I’ve looked it up and stuck it on the end of a list in Google Keep. I was looking at the list the […]


Typo Detection Part VI: End of the comparisons, for now

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Typo detection

So, I’ve spent a bit of time comparing my writing’s transition matrix with three classic authors – Hemingway, Baum and Darwin. This, really, was a little bit of an aside: Secretly, I was hoping some sort of magic formula would jump out to tell me how to write better. Unfortunately, if […]


Typo Detection Part V: Comparing Matrices

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Typo detection

In the last couple of posts, I considered whether the Frobenius distance/norm or Pearson correlation coefficient were appropriate ways to compare my 4 POS transition matrices. Also, I have produced similarity matrices and scatter plots as more visual ways of trying to garner anything useful – I think the scatter GIFs are probably […]


Typo Detection Part IV: Comparing Matrices with The Pearson coefficient.

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Typo detection

I cut the last post, where I was looking at ways to quantify the similarity between two matrices, I cut things short – the post was getting too long-winded and math-ey. This one might be a little too (we’ll see)…but hopefully, it’ll be short. I covered using the matrix norm for comparing my […]