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WereCatf

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  1. Agree
    WereCatf got a reaction from Spotty for a status update, Sometimes it'd be nice to know why Youtube keeps recommending all sorts of random shi   
    Sometimes it'd be nice to know why Youtube keeps recommending all sorts of random shit and have some actual control over those.
     
    I can understand it trying to recommend me videos from India, because my first name is also in use over there and I can understand it trying to recommend me all sorts of Russian videos, because apparently it thinks Finns speak Russian, but...why does it e.g. keep pushing me cooking videos and channels? Is it because of my gender? I've never, not once, expressed any interest in the topic. And why does it just refuse to learn? I keep tapping "I don't like this video" and "Don't recommend this channel to me" and it just fucking won't learn.
     
    It'd be nice to at least be able to choose what languages I want recommendations in, so I can filter out all the stupid Russian and Hindi bullshit out...
  2. Informative
    WereCatf got a reaction from Origami Cactus for a status update, Giphy-integration in Steam-chat?! I DIDN'T KNOW THAT WAS A THING!   
    Giphy-integration in Steam-chat?! I DIDN'T KNOW THAT WAS A THING!

  3. Like
    WereCatf got a reaction from ImAjay3 for a status update, Watched Shazam! yesterday. It was......actually surprisingly good! Hell, it was the b   
    Watched Shazam! yesterday. It was......actually surprisingly good! Hell, it was the best DC Comics - movie since The Dark Knight Rises. Was pretty refreshing to see an actually enjoyable DC Comics - movie in years 😀
  4. Like
    WereCatf got a reaction from Lurick for a status update, My Plex-server was getting pretty low on space, so I wrote a nifty little shell-scrip   
    My Plex-server was getting pretty low on space, so I wrote a nifty little shell-script that finds all files using H.264-codec and then transcodes those into HEVC using NVENC. Would've taken literally years to do it in software, and a shell-script is pretty much fire-and-forget. So far it's squeezed out about 1.5TB more space and it's only like 20% through, so it's definitely worth it.
  5. Informative
    WereCatf got a reaction from Levent for a status update, Bought a cheap 10W, waterproof Chinese solar-panel with a USB-output on eBay: A quick   
    Bought a cheap 10W, waterproof Chinese solar-panel with a USB-output on eBay:

     
    A quick test of it wasn't very promising as none of the devices connected recognized that they were connected to a power-source. Also, a quick look at the USB-port revealed that the claim of this being waterproof was a complete lie -- the small PCB inside and the USB-port that was connected to it were just covered by a small plastic piece that, at best, would protect against the occasional raindrop. Oh well, I didn't even plan to use this as-is -- I only wanted the panel itself -- so I took the plastic piece off, desoldered the PCB and took a quick look at it:

     
    It's just a bog-standard buck-converter. It has not been designed for solar-power and as such it does not understand the concept of MPPT and therefore wastes some of the panel's power. Also, due to it being a buck-converter instead of a buck-boost - one, it kinda needs input-voltage to be 4.8V or higher. (Most of my USB-devices, at least, cut off once the voltage drops below that) Alas, the panel that was connected to it isn't actually 10W; I measured the panel and its Voc was only 6.6V with Isc of 1.04A, ergo, it's a 5W panel. This means that its really only half the power the seller advertized and with only 1.8V of headroom, it only produces enough juice for one to be able to charge USB-devices off of it on a cloudless day and only when the sun is high -- even a little shade and the voltage drops too low.
  6. Like
    WereCatf got a reaction from xAcid9 for a status update, Pretty pleased to know that I am getting better at soldering. I designed a tiny 0.8V-   
    Pretty pleased to know that I am getting better at soldering. I designed a tiny 0.8V-3.3V to 3.3V boost-converter, ordered the parts and just soldered it together -- that tiny, black motherfucker is a 3mm x 3mm chip with 8 pins and not an easy thing to solder!

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    WereCatf got a reaction from Origami Cactus for a status update, I have to say, I do love how one can 3D-print so many different kinds of useful items   
    I have to say, I do love how one can 3D-print so many different kinds of useful items, like e.g. these clips for me to hang my new PS4 on:

  8. Like
    WereCatf got a reaction from lewdicrous for a status update, I have to say, I do love how one can 3D-print so many different kinds of useful items   
    I have to say, I do love how one can 3D-print so many different kinds of useful items, like e.g. these clips for me to hang my new PS4 on:

  9. Like
    WereCatf got a reaction from Origami Cactus for a status update, Boyfriend wanted a stand for his phone, so he can keep it in landscape-mode and watch   
    Boyfriend wanted a stand for his phone, so he can keep it in landscape-mode and watch videos on it easily, when there's a slow moment at work. The angle being adjustable was also a requested feature, so this gave me a good reason to try out something I haven't tried before. First, the design:

     
    Then, the actual results:

     
    The trick here is that all moving parts were printed in one go, no assembly needed whatsoever. I just removed supports and POOF -- it worked! The parts have actually been printed inside one-another so the whole mechanism is sturdier and there's no need to fiddle with assembling and one can't take it apart, either, without physically breaking it.
     
    I'm pretty satisfied with the result, just need some small tweaking for more polished looks.
     
  10. Like
    WereCatf got a reaction from VegetableStu for a status update, Boyfriend wanted a stand for his phone, so he can keep it in landscape-mode and watch   
    Boyfriend wanted a stand for his phone, so he can keep it in landscape-mode and watch videos on it easily, when there's a slow moment at work. The angle being adjustable was also a requested feature, so this gave me a good reason to try out something I haven't tried before. First, the design:

     
    Then, the actual results:

     
    The trick here is that all moving parts were printed in one go, no assembly needed whatsoever. I just removed supports and POOF -- it worked! The parts have actually been printed inside one-another so the whole mechanism is sturdier and there's no need to fiddle with assembling and one can't take it apart, either, without physically breaking it.
     
    I'm pretty satisfied with the result, just need some small tweaking for more polished looks.
     
  11. Like
    WereCatf got a reaction from Dissitesuxba11s for a status update, Boyfriend wanted a stand for his phone, so he can keep it in landscape-mode and watch   
    Boyfriend wanted a stand for his phone, so he can keep it in landscape-mode and watch videos on it easily, when there's a slow moment at work. The angle being adjustable was also a requested feature, so this gave me a good reason to try out something I haven't tried before. First, the design:

     
    Then, the actual results:

     
    The trick here is that all moving parts were printed in one go, no assembly needed whatsoever. I just removed supports and POOF -- it worked! The parts have actually been printed inside one-another so the whole mechanism is sturdier and there's no need to fiddle with assembling and one can't take it apart, either, without physically breaking it.
     
    I'm pretty satisfied with the result, just need some small tweaking for more polished looks.
     
  12. Like
    WereCatf got a reaction from Cyberspirit for a status update, Boyfriend wanted a stand for his phone, so he can keep it in landscape-mode and watch   
    Boyfriend wanted a stand for his phone, so he can keep it in landscape-mode and watch videos on it easily, when there's a slow moment at work. The angle being adjustable was also a requested feature, so this gave me a good reason to try out something I haven't tried before. First, the design:

     
    Then, the actual results:

     
    The trick here is that all moving parts were printed in one go, no assembly needed whatsoever. I just removed supports and POOF -- it worked! The parts have actually been printed inside one-another so the whole mechanism is sturdier and there's no need to fiddle with assembling and one can't take it apart, either, without physically breaking it.
     
    I'm pretty satisfied with the result, just need some small tweaking for more polished looks.
     
  13. Funny
    WereCatf got a reaction from LukeSavenije for a status update, I'm now one of the Elite Class (TM) ; Papa Linus graced me with his attention!   
    I'm now one of the Elite Class(TM); Papa Linus graced me with his attention!

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