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WereCatf

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    WereCatf got a reaction from lewdicrous for a status update, Ubuntu 20.04 Fecal Fossil sure has an interesting name. I wonder what's next: Ubuntu   
    Ubuntu 20.04 Fecal Fossil sure has an interesting name. I wonder what's next: Ubuntu 20.10 Gutsy Granny, Ubuntu 21.04 Haughty Hooker, Ubuntu 21.10 Intoxicated Irish.... ?
  2. Funny
    WereCatf got a reaction from soldier_ph for a status update, Ubuntu 20.04 Fecal Fossil sure has an interesting name. I wonder what's next: Ubuntu   
    Ubuntu 20.04 Fecal Fossil sure has an interesting name. I wonder what's next: Ubuntu 20.10 Gutsy Granny, Ubuntu 21.04 Haughty Hooker, Ubuntu 21.10 Intoxicated Irish.... ?
  3. Like
    WereCatf got a reaction from lewdicrous for a status update, My aussie mate asked me the other day, why do I spend so much time here, trying to he   
    My aussie mate asked me the other day, why do I spend so much time here, trying to help some randoms. I was slightly stumped at first, since there are so many ways of answering that. What do I actually get out of it? I certainly don't get any free stuff, any privileges or anything for it, so why?
     
    Well, after letting the question sink in a bit, I think I've narrowed it down to selfishness. Technically, literally everything we do out of our own volition is out of selfishness; we get something out of it we feel rewarding in one way or another.
    For one, I get to feel like I'm doing something useful, when I help others. It's rewarding to get to feel being useful -- even if rather rarely. I mean, 99% of the time I'm a useless, ugly slob. Secondly, I get to feel superiority. Yeah, doesn't sound that nice, but I'd be lying if that wasn't a component to it. Also, yes, most people do actually like that feeling, even if they'd never actually admit it to themselves or others. Third, I've always appreciated the value of knowledge or experience. At this point I already have decades of hands-on experience of all sorts wrt. technology, and imparting some of that unto others is something I feel one should be doing. Wisdom and knowledge is pointless, if it's not shared with others, and I thoroughly enjoy sharing such things, or learning from others. This is possibly the part that's most important to me, personally. Then the money: I come from a rather poor background and I've always struggled with not having money for anything. Finding people and helping them save money by fixing stuff themselves, instead of paying someone else to get stuff fixed, feels important to me.
  4. Agree
    WereCatf got a reaction from TVwazhere for a status update, My aussie mate asked me the other day, why do I spend so much time here, trying to he   
    My aussie mate asked me the other day, why do I spend so much time here, trying to help some randoms. I was slightly stumped at first, since there are so many ways of answering that. What do I actually get out of it? I certainly don't get any free stuff, any privileges or anything for it, so why?
     
    Well, after letting the question sink in a bit, I think I've narrowed it down to selfishness. Technically, literally everything we do out of our own volition is out of selfishness; we get something out of it we feel rewarding in one way or another.
    For one, I get to feel like I'm doing something useful, when I help others. It's rewarding to get to feel being useful -- even if rather rarely. I mean, 99% of the time I'm a useless, ugly slob. Secondly, I get to feel superiority. Yeah, doesn't sound that nice, but I'd be lying if that wasn't a component to it. Also, yes, most people do actually like that feeling, even if they'd never actually admit it to themselves or others. Third, I've always appreciated the value of knowledge or experience. At this point I already have decades of hands-on experience of all sorts wrt. technology, and imparting some of that unto others is something I feel one should be doing. Wisdom and knowledge is pointless, if it's not shared with others, and I thoroughly enjoy sharing such things, or learning from others. This is possibly the part that's most important to me, personally. Then the money: I come from a rather poor background and I've always struggled with not having money for anything. Finding people and helping them save money by fixing stuff themselves, instead of paying someone else to get stuff fixed, feels important to me.
  5. Agree
    WereCatf got a reaction from paddy-stone for a status update, My aussie mate asked me the other day, why do I spend so much time here, trying to he   
    My aussie mate asked me the other day, why do I spend so much time here, trying to help some randoms. I was slightly stumped at first, since there are so many ways of answering that. What do I actually get out of it? I certainly don't get any free stuff, any privileges or anything for it, so why?
     
    Well, after letting the question sink in a bit, I think I've narrowed it down to selfishness. Technically, literally everything we do out of our own volition is out of selfishness; we get something out of it we feel rewarding in one way or another.
    For one, I get to feel like I'm doing something useful, when I help others. It's rewarding to get to feel being useful -- even if rather rarely. I mean, 99% of the time I'm a useless, ugly slob. Secondly, I get to feel superiority. Yeah, doesn't sound that nice, but I'd be lying if that wasn't a component to it. Also, yes, most people do actually like that feeling, even if they'd never actually admit it to themselves or others. Third, I've always appreciated the value of knowledge or experience. At this point I already have decades of hands-on experience of all sorts wrt. technology, and imparting some of that unto others is something I feel one should be doing. Wisdom and knowledge is pointless, if it's not shared with others, and I thoroughly enjoy sharing such things, or learning from others. This is possibly the part that's most important to me, personally. Then the money: I come from a rather poor background and I've always struggled with not having money for anything. Finding people and helping them save money by fixing stuff themselves, instead of paying someone else to get stuff fixed, feels important to me.
  6. Agree
    WereCatf got a reaction from soldier_ph for a status update, My aussie mate asked me the other day, why do I spend so much time here, trying to he   
    My aussie mate asked me the other day, why do I spend so much time here, trying to help some randoms. I was slightly stumped at first, since there are so many ways of answering that. What do I actually get out of it? I certainly don't get any free stuff, any privileges or anything for it, so why?
     
    Well, after letting the question sink in a bit, I think I've narrowed it down to selfishness. Technically, literally everything we do out of our own volition is out of selfishness; we get something out of it we feel rewarding in one way or another.
    For one, I get to feel like I'm doing something useful, when I help others. It's rewarding to get to feel being useful -- even if rather rarely. I mean, 99% of the time I'm a useless, ugly slob. Secondly, I get to feel superiority. Yeah, doesn't sound that nice, but I'd be lying if that wasn't a component to it. Also, yes, most people do actually like that feeling, even if they'd never actually admit it to themselves or others. Third, I've always appreciated the value of knowledge or experience. At this point I already have decades of hands-on experience of all sorts wrt. technology, and imparting some of that unto others is something I feel one should be doing. Wisdom and knowledge is pointless, if it's not shared with others, and I thoroughly enjoy sharing such things, or learning from others. This is possibly the part that's most important to me, personally. Then the money: I come from a rather poor background and I've always struggled with not having money for anything. Finding people and helping them save money by fixing stuff themselves, instead of paying someone else to get stuff fixed, feels important to me.
  7. Like
    WereCatf got a reaction from Levent for a status update, Fever, out of the blue sky. Feeling like a god damn trainwreck.   
    Fever, out of the blue sky. Feeling like a god damn trainwreck.

  8. Informative
    WereCatf got a reaction from soldier_ph for a status update, Fever, out of the blue sky. Feeling like a god damn trainwreck.   
    Fever, out of the blue sky. Feeling like a god damn trainwreck.

  9. Like
    WereCatf got a reaction from Flying Sausages for a status update, I just watched a review of the Pinebook Pro, which I've been rather interested in, an   
    I just watched a review of the Pinebook Pro, which I've been rather interested in, and the hardware looks to be rather great for the price. Alas, Linux still sucks ass on laptops, what with poor power-management and no HW-accelerated decoding of video in any of the major browsers, therefore reducing battery-life by hours and causing stuttering and whatnot. I mean, at least for me, a laptop like the Pinebook Pro would mostly be for consuming multimedia by way of Youtube and the likes, so that alone makes Linux kind of a non-starter from the get-go.
  10. 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...
  11. 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!

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    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 ?
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    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.
  14. 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.
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    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:

  17. 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:

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    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.
     
  19. Like
    WereCatf got a reaction from seee the state im in nooow 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.
     
  20. 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.
     
  21. 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.
     
  22. 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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