What Have You Done Today - (Computer Version)

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neema_t

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I finally got the last piece of my new WFH/"WFH" setup, a 1m Club3D DisplayPort cable that's "definitely" capable of 144Hz at 1440p (without DSC, I mean, because my monitor doesn't support it) - at least I assume it is because the 2m Club3D cables I lost somewhere in the garage were perfect. It came after I finished work on Friday and I'm not due to WFH until Wednesday though so I won't know if it actually does do the job for a few days yet.

Anyway, I've gone from needing to have my laptops stacked on top of each other on the desk with several cables (USB to my screen with the keyboard and webcam plugged in, 3.5mm audio jack for my headset, USB-A for my mouse dongle/charging cable and other devices, USB-C for video and another USB-C for charging) going everywhere to having both laptops in a vertical stand and a USB-C dock with everything connected, so the OCD side of my brain is pretty pleased with that.

The "WFH" part is that the USB-C dock in question is the official Valve dock for the Steam Deck so I can in theory sling my Deck in there to play games with a keyboard and mouse, I really want one of 8BitDo's new Ultimate controllers with a dock and a Sinden lightgun to complete the look but I don't think I can disguise those as WFH peripherals like I could the Valve dock, which actually is a great dock for the money considering it comes with a power supply and does 4K at 60Hz!
 
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Do any of you set up a whole Bookmarks HTM/HTML file to use to visit websites? Well, I've done so since I used Netscape many moons ago. What I've done recently was re-model my Bookmarks files to better sort everything. Links were also updated for the bookmark files I made.
 

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Yesterday. my travel mouse died on me. I wanted to use it because it wasn't so erratic with my Chromebook. It was probably good I got a regular big mouse instead because I wouldn't think my wired onn. travel mouse would last only a few months. I actually can't really remember when I bought that travel mouse. So now, I am using my other big mouse I bought to use with my Chromebook.
 

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I am currently enjoying my new 4TB external hard drive! :) I am in the process of porting over as much of my material from my 1TB external drive as I can. I may use the 1TB external drive for my Chromebook once I get on enough material onto the new 4TB external hard drive. It will be a bit long, though, because I am using my USB 2.0 connection to the new drive. I do not have a USB 3 hub to use, so the process is going to be a bit slow until I get a USB 3 hub. The three extra terabytes will futureproof me for a few years.
 

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I was gifted the bottom keyboard for Christmas. I helped build it late Christmas Day. I snapped most of the switches onto the PCB, but only soldered maybe a quarter of them into place. This one will probably be going with me to work.

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Spent many hours yesterday and this morning to figure out how to change my BIOS settings to meet the Win 11 requirements. I finally managed to make the boot drive work in GPT mode and turned TPS and secure boot on without wiping out any existing files.
 
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Spent about 4hrs getting the blue gem in Crash 4.
Between the random game freezes due to me running it on linux and the natural difficulty of this game.
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I have my four terabyte external hard drive for storage, but I made some big gains getting space off of my main hard drive. I went from 2.8 GB left on my main hard drive to about 18.9 GB left on my main hard drive by deleting Steam. No worries- I operate the copy of Steam on my external hard drive. To avoid confusion, I linked to the external hard drive version of Steam I have. I basically deleted the Steam on my main hard drive manually because there was no uninstall program for it. So if you are strapped for space on your hard drives, look for some stuff you can port over or delete entirely.
 
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Finally pruned the excess images off my old Photobucket that I'm 95% sure won't break something somewhere on some message board but likely will inadvertently.

Me of the past, what the actual blue hell is wrong with you?
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Is there such a thing as a USB 2.5" drive enclosure that can take four (maybe five, I forget) SSDs and present them to the host as JBOD?

Oh, yeah, one that is neither absolutely awful or very expensive? I've seen both cheap ones with lots of negative reviews saying the thing died or never worked new out of the box or expensive NAS enclosures... I'm looking for something like a Drobo DAS but without the fancy RAID stuff because I specifically want to keep it JBOD - I want to finally remove the 2.5" SSDs out of my PC, make one a Windows 10 boot volume and use the others for games to dual boot my Steam Deck since I've got like 4TB just sitting there doing nothing as it's been almost a year since I powered that PC on.
 
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Restored my iPod Classic today since it was giving me problems and tried twice to copy all my music back onto it and got a blue screen both times. Unfortunately, after that 2nd time, it corrupted my iTunes library.itl file, which I didn't know was the database for my library. :boggled:

I have the damaged .itl file on hand and I've already looked up ways to fix it and haven't really had any luck. Most sites say to copy the most recent .itl file from the "Previous iTunes Libraries", but my most recent is from 2018 and it's been changed a lot since then, so that's a no go for me.

Unless I find a way to fix the damaged .itl file from before, I guess I'll just have to rebuild my entire library from the ground up. :banghead: Fortunately, I keep my files on my computer pretty well organized, but it's going to take a while to go through it all. I really hate the dates of when I added them to my library are gone now because that's something I really like to keep track of. Oh well, at least now I know what file keeps up with all this and I know to back it up now.
 
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I changed all the switches on my mechanical keyboard from MMD Holy Panda to Akko Vintage White. Turned out I'm not really a heavy tactile kind of guy, so I reverted back to light linear switch. Aside, I replaced the thin foam in the keyboard base with a 2.5mm poron foam. Now my keyboard sounds creamy, just exactly what I wanted.