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Exciting changes are coming

I just wanted to update today to let you know, that alongside this web site, youtube, streaming I will also be incorporating custom Laser Cutting art to the extension of things to be done here.

Can’t hash out too many details just yet, but know that in the future this is going to be great resource and potential spot for merchandise.

Please check out the Patreon page for an updated list of reward tiers and a bit of changes in the description.

old pictures

I was going to attach an image into an email when I realized that google had saved all of these old pictures in their server. It is frightening to me what other information/data they have from me. All the same it is interesting to find some of these old pictures. I lost all my computer data from the past, so to get a lot of these old photos is kind of cool. Nobody looks at this blog, but I guess for my own nostalgia I’ll keep it here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

selling merch

This is early just a gleam in my eye, but I do intend on designing and selling clothing with my art. I also might design shirts that will promote the devoutcraziness..com name. I have a minimal amount of views and this is going to be difficult to accomplish.

You can check out the shop https://devoutcraziness.threadless.com/

Buy something and suggest from the art I have to use in the next shirt design.

UPDATE

Just an update to to test out the new wordpress site. I will hopefully get working on some new content and start updates. Have a good day 🙂

lenovo ideapad y480 disassembly

My ideapad y480 was shutting down while using the dedicated graphics, I know it was a heating issue. I left it unresolved for a few weeks, until I finally got frustrated enough and just began to disassemble the thing. My first thought was that maybe the fan and motherboard was really dusty and it was preventing proper air flow (this was best case scenario), my next thought was maybe the cpu/gpu didn’t have adequate thermal compound.

After unraveling the laptop, I came to the conclusion that dust was not the issue. Surprisingly enough the internals of the laptop was pretty clean and not much dust. I did have a can of compressed air so I did thoroughly clean inside. What the issue was, was there was an abysmal amount of thermal paste on the gpu. The cpu had a decent amount, but the gpu was completely dry. So spent more than I should have at best buy buying some thermal compound. After cleaning gpu/cpu I began to reassemble the laptop. I thought to myself this was a pretty successful, encountering problem and properly assessing the issue.

power ribbon

After putting the laptop back together I was faced with the issue of the laptop not powering on at all. I thought ok, something wasn’t hooked up right, I take it all apart and find nothing out of the ordinary, but apparently I didn’t secure something because this time it powered back on, but the hdd apparently got wiped out. I was able to get to bios, I made a flash with linux. After I got linux up and running I installed windoze 10, and began to realize that a media card with usb/headphone wasn’t working. I knew exactly where that was and I disassembled the laptop again. I realized that a little plastic piece had snapped off which secured the card. This was no victory for me, as much as I use this laptop on the go and having sound for headphones is an absolute necessity. Unfortunately the card connects to the motherboard, and the plastic piece snapped off on the motherboard.

During the reassembly I realized now that the laptop does not power on. I figured it must be the little ribbon that connects from the palm rest frame to the power button from the motherboard. I ordered the part and sure enough it powers back on, no problem. This of course still doesn’t solve the headphone predicament. I went ahead and bought a new motherboard, this opens a whole new can of worms.

little plastic piece that broke off

I get the motherboard put everything back together and now it powers on but I get nothing more than a black screen. I try the old motherboard, and it fires back up no problem. I am confused and insist it must be something wrong with the new board I  had bought. But I switch around ram on the new board and it finally fires up. I had to try each stick of ram individually before it would post into bios. I of course get no sound from headphones have to take it apart and re-attach the card, and this time I have successfully solved all problems. The laptop now operates under high stress at reasonable temperatures and it has all working functions as if bought brand new.

I cannot tell you how many times I wanted to throw this thing in the trash, but I had been able to identify each problem and know the solution. Of course encountering issues where it wouldn’t power on at all, or would power but no bios. These were all things I wasn’t sure how to assess. Fortunately I had the tools to be able to properly diagnose.

EDIT: during this process I broke the little plastic piece for headphone/usb, I broke the little ribbon for power and I also broke the little ribbon to keyboard that allows the keyboard to be back lit light. Only thing being absolutely necessary was the power.

youtube error ublock

what you will see if you have ublock enabled on youtube

Just recently as of this exact date, youtube now has figured out how to disable ublock (a chrome extension that eliminates most ads from websites). I am not entirely sure if there is a way around this, but I find it ironic that I was actually thinking about this the other day, when youtube insistently asks to “try” their new paid service for a free trial. I was just thinking that there is no way that they will allow 3rd parties to interfere with their ability to make money.

Ethically there is nothing wrong with them wanting to get money for an excellent resource they created. With ad’s being run in all videos that no doubt, brings in a hefty amount of revenue; considering the volume of traffic youtube gets. I am only saying that because of the endless videos uploaded and the subscriber and viewer counts. I can only imagine the amount of money brought in from ads alone. Take in the fact youtube is bought out by google, a mega conglomerate.

All this being said that they are in fact making plenty of money regardless. I remember back in the day the internet was a free resource. You pay for the internet, and soon you will pay for the web sites that you enjoy visiting. Or you pay for it by commercials and advertisements. I need to learn some survival skills and go live out in the woods.