the trailboss abuses his CodeRanch power for his other stuff (power corrupts. absolute power corrupts absolutely is kinda neat!)
permaculture light bulbs permaculture electric heat permaculture cast iron permaculture wood burning stove permaculture solar food dehydrators
The moose likes Meaningless Drivel and the fly likes I have fixed my own laundry machine! Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login


Win a copy of EJB 3 in Action this week in the EJB and other Java EE Technologies forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Other » Meaningless Drivel
Bookmark "I have fixed my own laundry machine!" Watch "I have fixed my own laundry machine!" New topic
Author

I have fixed my own laundry machine!

Jan de Boer
Ranch Hand

Joined: Dec 10, 2010
Posts: 308
Okay, it's of course economically not a sensible to do. The time it takes, the engineer salary compared to the one of the guy fixing laundry machines. But I am just proud of myself I have analyzed a problem and fixed it. A problem totally not related to computer science. But I like to solve things and, I am happy!! :-)

Please all say 'good job' to me!
Maneesh Godbole
Saloon Keeper

Joined: Jul 26, 2007
Posts: 9990
    
    7

Good job


[How to ask questions] [Donate a pint, save a life!] [Onff-turn it on!]
Carles Gasques
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 19, 2013
Posts: 199
    
    1
Good job
Jan de Boer
Ranch Hand

Joined: Dec 10, 2010
Posts: 308
Thanks. I actually think it is economically beneficial even. I have spend about 3 hours on this. 1 hour finding the solution on internet, 2 hours opening the thing and cleaning some filters, drying out the bathroom. If you ask someone else to do it, you are an hour occupied too, and you pay like 100 euro. So that is 50 euro per hour after tax. I think I deserve a drink now! I can buy me an expensive one for that $100.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
author and iconoclast
Marshal

Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24166
    
  30

Hi Jan,

I blogged about repairing my washer and dryer a few years back (blog is offline at the moment however). Good luck even finding someone to fix something like that these days, at least here in the US; everybody just wants to throw things out and buy something shiny and new. But I've got a 20-year-old Kenmore washer and dryer that is still running great, with an occasional infusion of new parts and reasonable maintenance. I feel good about keeping them out of a landfill, and I feel good about myself for being able to do these things if need be. And yes, it might possibly not make short-term economic sense to do it myself, but it's good for the planet, good for the mind, and good for the soul.

So here's to you, my friend -- Na Zdorovie!


[Jess in Action][AskingGoodQuestions]
Jan de Boer
Ranch Hand

Joined: Dec 10, 2010
Posts: 308
Right. Also one of the reasons I always try to repair things. I do not like this materialistic-throw-it-away culture. Buy, buy, buy. New bling, bling.

Although it can also be true that a shiny and new thing is better for the planet since it is more economic using energy.
Kaustubh G Sharma
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 13, 2010
Posts: 1268

Great work Jan de Boer.. now you can buy yourself a new washing machine :P


No Kaustubh No Fun, Know Kaustubh Know Fun..
 
permaculture playing cards
 
subject: I have fixed my own laundry machine!
 
Similar Threads
Operators and Precedence
Webservice...service calling error
java.net.SocketException: Connection reset - when calling .NET web services from java
Which database should I use in java swing?
Richfaces Component Problem