"Seid vor allem immer fähig, jede Ungerechtigkeit gegen jeden Menschen an jedem Ort der Welt im Innersten zu fühlen. Das ist die schönste Eigenschaft eines Revolutionärs." Che Guevara

Revolution mit dem Tanzbein: Israel Kamakawiwo'ole: "Hawaiʻi '78"

Neben Metal, Jazz und Klassik höre ich auch gerne Schnulzen. Zum Beispiel von Ukulelengott Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, der heute ja auch auf Google anlässlich seines 61. Geburtstages geehrt wird. Natürlich mit dem bekanntesten Titel, seinem Cover von Over the Rainbow.  Die Bemühungen des am 26. Juni 1997 verstorbenen Künstlers um eine Unabhängigkeit Hawaiis und die Rechte der hawaiischen Ureinwohner finden sich auch in den Texten mancher seiner Lieder, beispielsweise im Titel Hawai’i ‘78 in dem er zur Achtung der hawaiischen Kultur aufruft und die Zerstörung der Natur kritisiert.

Ua mau, ke ea o ka aina, i ka pono, o Hawai'i
Ua mau, ke ea o ka aina, i ka pono, o Hawai'i
(The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness)

If just for a day our king and queen
Would visit all these islands and saw everything
How would they feel about the changes of our land

Could you just imagine if they were around
And saw highways on their sacred grounds
How would they feel about this modern city life

Tears would come from each others eyes
As they would stop to realize
That our people are in great great danger now
How, would they feel, could their smiles be content, then cry

Cry for the gods, cry for the people
Cry for the land that was taken away
And then yet you'll find, Hawai'i

Could you just imagine they came back
And saw traffic lights and railroad tracks
How would they feel about this modern city life

Tears would come from each others eyes
As they would stop to realize
That our land is in great great danger now

All the fighting that the king had done
To conquer all these islands now these condominiums
How would he feel if he saw Hawai'i nei
How, would he feel, would his smile be content, then cry

Ua mau, ke ea o ka aina, i ka pono, o Hawai'i
Ua mau, ke ea o ka aina, i ka pono, o Hawai'i

Es is zum Scheissn

"»Wien, du tote Stadt« – der Film. Weltpremiere einer privat gestemmten Kino-Doku über die Punkszene der Hauptstadt Mitte der 1970er- bis Ende der 1980er-Jahre. Und wie sich die heute greisen Kids gegen den grauen Mief in Rot-Weiß-Rot erwehrten, um eigene Plätze und eine eigene Kultur zu erkämpfen. Chuzpe. Pöbel. Böslinge. Schund. Extrem. Dirt Shit. Dead Nittels. So die Bandnamen. Eine gewitzte wie witzige Revue und Reminiszenz an die »verstoßenen Kinder von Helmut Qualtinger«. Hautnah und mitreißend launisch fetzt die Zeitreise des Wiener DIY-Fotografs, Grafikers und Skaters Thomas Reitmayer, aus der später auch noch ein Buch entstehen soll." (

Karcher / Kärcher WD-Series Adapter to 50mm hose / DN 50 tubes

In order to increase the suction power of my Kärcher WD 3.300 M (but should fit all Kärcher vacuum cleaners with standard hose like the WD3) workshop vacuum cleaner, it is possible to increase the hose diameter from the 38mm inside diameter (40 outside diameter) to a whopping 50mm. In particular in connection with the well-known Chinese cyclone dust separators, the suction power increases significantly. But not only with this, even without a cyclone, the efficiency of the Kärcher vacuums can be significantly improved.

I designed the hose adapter as a combination solution. You can either use a 50mm spiral hose or use the adapter with 50mm HT pipes! When using spiral hoses, I recommend additionally securing the hose with a hose clamp. Please note that the hoses that I show in the one photo tend to contract when you turn on the vacuum.

I printed the adapter in PETG from Goedis. PETG is elastic and resistant to oils such as those found in my workshop. Be careful of static electricity and make sure that it is properly discharged! You can pull some earth wire through the hoses to discharge the static charge. This must be laid from the beginning of the hose to the dust container and be earthed.

When printing, please only activate supports from the platform and manually set supports in the locking groove. The internal hollow locking mechanism is otherwise blocked by supports that cannot be removed. (See the sawn part in the last picture.)

At this point I would like to point out the excellent Kärcher WD-Series hose socket to DN 50 adapter from ralondo. The thing is the counterpart to my adapter, it enables, for example, the connection of hoses to HT50 pipes.

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