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Archive for January 31st, 2022

BMW E46: beeping when driving slowly and the ABS computer being broken

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/01/31

Some time into the waiting for a new ABS/DSC computer to arrive for my E46, I heard beeping while driving slowly (it would start when standing still and disappear when driving around 20 km/h).

This was odd, as I didn’t touch anything besides the steering wheel or the gas and break pedals.

Nothing in the instrument cluster changed either, so that put me in the wrong direction.

When the ABS/DSC computer is broken, the cluster looks like this:

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When you thought you knew morning, morgen and Morgen, wait for Vormittag and Nachmittag.

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/01/31

Decades I thought it was easy:

English Dutch German Period
Morning Morgen/Ochtend Morgen 06:00-12:00
Afternoon Middag Mittag 12:00-18:00
Evening Avond Abend 18:00-00:00
Night Nacht Nacht 00:00-06:00

Well, at least in Germany they add more periods during the day (give or take a few hours):

German Period
Morgen 05:00-10:00
Vormittag 10:00-12:00
Mittag 12:00-14:00
Nachmittag 14:00-18:00
Abend 18:00-23:00
Nacht 23:00-05:00

And in English, the starting and ending times are way more flexible than in the tables above:

English Period
Morning sunrise-noon
Afternoon noon-sunset
Evening sunset-twilight-end
Night sunset-sunrise



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cd-to-file.bat for when you have a full filename that is too long to truncate by hand

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/01/31

Small cd-to-file.bat tip:

pushd %~dp1


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