Alright, I decided to change some wall outlets today.
I fucking hate flathead screws.
Alright, so these outlets are so old (30+ years) that the clip retention mechanism has outright failed. This will be fun.
Alright, that was physically painful to remove. Interestingly, the old outlets had 4 holes per side, while the new ones had only 2. I looked it up, since the old outlets were spaced much farther, but it's safe to do what I did. The extra set of wires are meant to hook up outlets in parallel, which significantly cuts cost on wiring. So one set provides power to the outlet, then the other set allows the outlet to provide power to the next one.
Also, the cables were fucking PAINFUL to remove thanks to the clip mechanism failing, I had to pull REALLY hard. I have blisters on my thumbs now.
The outlets have a 3 piece clip on system, allowing for no visible screws, which looks rather clean.
They have 2 4 amp USB outlets with built in over current protection. Also, the eagle eyed of you may notice that the positive and negative slots have sliding plastic covers making them tamper resistant and allowing them to be much safer in regards to accidental insertions.
And it works.
Ignore the messy floor, one thing at a time.
Now for the next outlet.
This one is next to my bed, as you can see, there is a red wire which hooks up to the light switch. It only controls the top outlet, but I still absolutely hate it being hooked up to an outlet, not to mention that I can't even fit the extra wire due to the lack of holes in the new outlets. So we are going to make some modifications.
After some more painful wite removed I just cut the red wire off to make the exposed part flush with the insulation. Then I covered the end with eletrical tape.
And this one works just fine as well. Interesting fact, this outlet had a bon non functional ground, so I think that the old outlets juse ended up failing in that regard, I'm actually real happy that it has a proper ground now. Either that, or the wall switch connection was interfering with the ground somehow, but I don't see how that's possible.
And this is why I really wanted the tamper resistant outlets, my bed is real close to it, and it was worrying me. There is no way that something will accidentally insert into the outlet now.
I still have 2 more outlets in my room, but I'll wait until tomorrow.
The extra USB ports per outlet is fucking awesome, and yes, I consciously chose black.
@Nicnac No, but I'm an extremely good self teacher and a DIYer at heart. I live in a mobile home built in the 1980s, and it's in desperate need for some eletrical maintenance and upgrades. My bedroom (which is where I upgraded the outlets) the bathroom, and another bedroom share the same 15amp fuse. Which is unacceptable.
If you want to do what I just did, it's pretty self explanatory, but two big warnings.
First off, while in computers ground is usually black, it's the exact opposite in American homes. The hot is black which is what will harm (and potentially kill) you.
Second, for the love of god, turn off the breaker to whichever room that you're planning on upgrading.
You can see the 15amp breaker to my room flipped. When in doubt you can just flip the big breaker on the top which cuts power to the whole house.
Also, get one of these.
They will let you know if you wired everything up correctly.
Sorry if this is information that you already knew.
Also, I'm an attention whore.
Anyway, they are about 2-3 weeks old, their eyes are now open and they are able to track objects. I have seen the advice everywhere online to not interact with them until they are over a week old, but from experience you should touch them and have them get used to your scent immediately, they will actually hiss at you otherwise, which while adorable puts unneeded stress on them, and takes more effort for them to het friendly towards humans. Just wash your hands everytime you touch them before a week old because they don't have an immune system under a week old.
Me: I need to ship something.
Post office worker: Is there any liquid, batteries, or other hazardous materials in the package?
It was an AIO.
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@Jtalk4456 Yup, they asked me the same thing, liquid, batteries, etc. I asked about whether they would group capacitors with batteries, I then had to try to explain what a capacitor was to the woman behind the desk.
They ended up opening it, and she saw the jumper wires and everything else and assumed that it was a bomb.
Someone from back eventually got called in, and he rolled his eyes and apologized, but after that fuck it, I'm lying.
@Skanky SylveonBy that logic, every PC with a single capacitor or CMOS battery is automatically FBI food.
Ok, I got the sheild to work long enough to get the data off of it, but the connector types are a bitch to work with.
Yeah, fuck that. I surface mounted, without any guides, and needs a spacer in the middle.
So I decided to scrap it instead.
Well, that explains why it has amazing battery life.
Good voltage at full charge as well.
They are a derp pink color instead of the lavender of the others. Unbranded as well.
This is what I'm paying taxes for?
to clarify the dispatcher didn't just send mcdonalds to himQuote
"I was laughing to myself ... 5-year-old calls dispatch and orders McDonald's," Patterson told WZZM.
The officer drove to Iziah's home in the city of Wyoming for a welfare check, deciding to stop at a McDonald's along the way to order food for the boy.
So it seems there was a concern that since he thought food was an emergency that maybe there was a bad situation at home.reading the article, his grandma was with him and was pissed XD
Finally got the screen to work again, I have no clue how. I think it has a loose cable.
The touch screen isn't working though, so more needs to be done.
I honestly have no clue why Nvidia dropped this design, it was so good. I don't want to play my PC games on my fucking TV, I want to play them while lying down on my bed.
I guess that I'm in the minority.
Holy shit, I've been looking for this all fucking night.
While this is traditionally used for vehicle and bike parts, this lube is great for keyboard stabilizers. I'm gonna add some to my Kira, the stabilizers could be a bit smoother.
@Den-Fi.com Not sure if you know about this stuff or not. It's perfectly safe on all plastics and is 10 dollars on Amazon.
These will make great little batteries for portable projects. They seem cheap enough online as well, they are LG branded batteries.
Anyway, search "lgdbmg11865" to get these batteries.
@Windows7ge Tagging you again, although I think that you already found them. Sorry if my tagging you is bothering you.
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@Windows7ge Don't worry about it, I don't get the terminology right often as well. But buck/ step down can be used interchangeably, as well as boost/ step up.
And yeah, in theory that should work, it would still be in your best intrest to put a resistor on the positive or negative part of the LED though. Even if you have the right voltage, fluctuations in current can still fry it, and a resistor mitigates that.
Not sure if you have the money for resistors though.
Alright, fully charged lithium batteries.
So they are probably 4.2v batteries, since the cheaper millimeters have a bit of resistance in their cables and circuitry.
Gonna charge 4 more.
That universal charger can charge several types of batteries simultaneously.
As can be seen, it is expensive at 50 dollars, but worth every penny.
Tagging @Windows7ge because he seemed intrested.
Skanky Sylveon replied to TheReal_ist's topic in Off TopicWell, yeah. I didn't really bring that up because most people that can't afford a new pair of headphones probably can't afford a new phone either, but there are factors like having to replace a damaged or stolen phone. So yeah, budget is a huge deciding factor as well, perhaps the biggest.
This is a thing that someone made.