How to: Microsoft Surface – Mini DisplayPort to HDMI No Sound Fix

In my case I am using this adapter to connect my Surface Pro 3 to various displays / TVs.

Step 1:
Make sure the connected display / TV does support audio over HDMI. Check if another HDMI devices does provide audio on the same HDMI port.

Step 2:
Select your display / TV as the primary audio device in Windows by going to the speaker symbol in the taskbar. Right click -> Sound and make sure your HDMI connection appears and is selected as primary. If it does appear and is selected as the primary device and

How to: Behringer FCB1010 Expression Pedals not Working even after Calibration

First of all you should try to calibrate your Expression Pedals. Already during calibration I noticed, that my Expression Pedals barely changed or did not change the values at all for about 40% of the way. So then I tried a suggestion by orb451 and checked the sensor and the corresponding LED. To do that you need to follow these simple steps. Notice: I do not take any responsibility for any damage at all.


1. We need to open up our Board by unscrewing these 16 screws. Notice that some are longer than others, just keep that

Beautymine – Update 4

Map conversion is now fully finished and I am able to load draw Minecraft chunks. Though the term “Bautymine” is pretty much exaggerated at this point, the terrain is very ugly.



How to: VW RCD 200 MP3 CD Standart

Dieses Gerät ist sehr wählerich wenn es darum geht, MP3 CDs zu lesen. Daher muss folgender Standart eingehalten werden (in Nero kann man unter Daten CD (ISO) all diese Eigenschaften anpassen):

,,[…]dass unterstützte Medien CD-ROM, CD-R und CD-RW sind. Die CD muss im Standard ISO 9660 Level 2 sowie im Joliet-Dateisystem erstellt werden. Die maximale Dateianzahl je Medium beträgt 512(max. 355 in einem Verzeichnis). Die maximale Anzahl der Verzeichnisse beträgt 255 auf max. 8 Verzeichnisebenen. Dateinamen dürfen nicht länger als 64 Zeichen sein.

Ganz wichtig ist aber die Bitrate: Das Gerät unterstützt MP3 Dateien mit Bitraten von 64 bis 256

How to fix: Lightroom 4 – Crash on Import

After importing a file, Lightroom stops working. This might not be a solution for everyone but here are two things you can try:

1. Delete the Preference file located at

“%appdata%\Adobe\Lightroom\Preferences” (just enter this at Start->Run or WindowsKey+R)

or the long way:


2. Disconnect all USB Controllers. Lightroom disliked my connected Windows 8 Phone so go check those devices as well.

Beautymine – Map Converter

Nothing special, just the map converter written in C#. This map converter will read a world file and only extract and decompress the data I need into a single file.