Original Xbox DVD Remote to – EVERYTHING.

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Yes, in 2021, we’re staying topical as fuck with the Original Xbox DVD remote.

A long time ago, we received a commenter asking if I could provide instructions for the DVD remote control that was optional with the Xbox Original. RedCloud DID actually have drivers for this as well as the XBCD driver that we published in the past for getting our Xbox Duke controllers running in Windows 10. I, however, did NOT want to use the RedCloud drivers. In part, because they are actually OLDER than XBCD and harder to get working in a windows 10 environment. Instead of fighting with windows security. Fighting with aging drivers. It was easier to just make a new receiver with an Arduino.

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Video web crawlers and the Google Monopoly over them.

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Happy 2021 – Web crawling only gives you YouTube first, last, and always.

Back in 2016, we made an article about asking YouTube “Where is the fair use?” which was a slogan that the Nostalgia Critic was behind as parodies and criticism of film and literature is a form of free speech. Despite all of the Drama-Lama action that his agent “Channel Awesome” happened which is beyond the scope of this article. The statement was a valid question to ask YouTube. To the point where we even got hit with a copyright strike over a song “William Tell” which is a classical music song that falls underneath the category of public domain.

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Windows 10 build 2004 vs. The China Xbox 360 receiver.

Windows 10 build 2004 vs. china xbox receiver.

Or should it be “Windows 10 vs. the world?!?” build 2004 edition.

Back in April 2014 we published a little blog about this cheap Chinese receiver and how we managed to get it back online. Now, back then we were completely aware there was videos on YouTube, Forums, and other sources so such an article was nothing new even back then. As an end-user we found ourselves downloading from garbage share sites that only lead to either misleading links or infected files. It was at this time we used out blogging capabilities and power to make an official tutorial along with all software sources in one place. 190k downloads later, Yeah, we call it a success.

Fast forward to May of 2020, suddenly we were getting rained upon by users which were apart of the Microsoft partner program saying that the build 2004 version of Windows 10 disables their China Receiver. Common sense would be to direct those energies towards Microsoft and maybe they would fix the issue.

It appears that’s simply not the case. Read on if you wish to listen to my diatribe of corporate hate.

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Drifting analogs – The return of the shield controller.

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It has landed back on my bench once again.

It pains me whenever something we fixed lands back on our bench once again. Perhaps we should’ve seen the warning signs the first time around. Perhaps we did not test this controller thoroughly enough. Regardless of the error in our ways, the Nvidia controller is back on my bench and this time around it’s finally un-fucked while learning some things around the way.

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Nvidia Sheild TV – Controller teardown.

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One of these controllers is now on my bench.

It was bound to happen!

Considering that we have three of these Nvidia Shield TV systems that were given friends it’s a no-brainer that a few of these controllers were to end up on my repair bench. This time around dealing with a very common issue. Sticky buttons. Maybe it’s just coffee?!?? Maybe too much PornHub! You never know as a repair tech! We should probably wear gloves for this one!

As always everything on s-config.com is on an AS-IS basis and is designed for educational purposes. Read our FAQ for more details.. We are not responsible for any damages that occur if you carry out such a repair on your hardware.

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YouTube – FTC – Think of the Children – Censorship – Round 3!

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Aww geez! Not another YouTube rant!

It’s a time that as a blogger we address the proverbial elephant in the room. The last few things YouTube has done I’ve remained quiet about. Mostly in respects that I’ve already said my piece about them and have suggested to people to try other outlets. From their de-monetization policy, a word that if you uttered 10 years ago people would scratch their head and ask you “What the hell are you talking about?” To “Adpocalypse” and “AI mass deletion” to now with this whole “COPPA/FTA” ordeal. I feel it’s time to address these issues in an environment to which YouTube nor Google cannot control.

This very blog. I should throw a small disclaimer that these are the opinions of S-Config.com. In such, you should do your own investigative research to form your own opinions on the subject matter. Don’t be a lemming!

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Linux, ADB, Raspberry Pi, Ouya? Lineage? Really?

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Linux ADB into your Ouya via the Raspberry Pi? With SSH even?!?! It’s more likely then you think!

With Razer finally pulling the plug on Ouya’s servers on June 25 of 2019. June 25, 2013, marks the birth date of the Ouya’s initial release (not bad for a console that was only designed to last for a few years). Users and preservationists have been scattering the net to find a way to keep these silver boxes running into 2019 and beyond. Of course, a lot of them have found our original Cyanogen blog entry. This article is helping people to this very day in getting rid of the Stock Ouya firmware and loading it with something that no longer requires Ouyas Authentication servers. For all of those who have come to our blog for help. Allow us to thank you for visiting this independent blog and hope that you found the answers you were looking for.

But as time progresses so does the way we think, the way we hack our android boxes. Read on if you want to know more.

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ArdunioDECK – a DIY OBS streaming solution on the cheap.

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OMG ArduinoDECK!

Marketing is an interesting thing; We could say that we’ve developed a new open-source product called an “ArduinoDECK” which is a cheaper solution to the Elgato StreamDeck. Or! Better idea! We could just be honest and tell you that this is a basic boy Ardunio Pro-Micro / Leonardo / Due with a keyboard digital input program that we can learn early on in our micro-controller programming hobby. Yeah, let us go with the second explanation. We should throw a disclaimer because we love you. This is our first time playing with the world of Arduino. So if our code sucks or if our terminology is wrong. Drop a comment below. We’ll appreciate you telling us and will correct it as best as we can. Read on if you want to know more.

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Section 5: Restoring your Ouya Firmware.

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Firmware restore on the Ouya.

When playing with android OS there needs to be an “Undo” button when it comes to the Firmware. The Ouya is no different. Perhaps as a user, you’ve grown tired of playing with Lineage. Perhaps you are going to sell your Ouya on eBay and you don’t want any data left on the thing. Or you’re trying to bring a soft-bricked Ouya back to life. Whatever the case may be this tutorial is here to help you wipe whatever is on your Ouya and bring it back to factory defaults.

This is considered “Section 5” of a long tutorial about Ouya because like all of the previous sections we’ll be relying on the Raspberry Pi or a Linux box to perform these tasks instead of going through the sheer pain of using ADB on a Windows environment. Also, some of the beginning sections are required for those who have never used a Linux box in their life.

Without further delay, let’s dive in shall we?

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Section 4: Tweaking Lineage.

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Tweak the hell out of that Ouya Lineage.

This article dives into your Ouya’s afterlife that now that you have loaded the Lineage OS your game console isn’t necessarily customized for that some settings may need to be played with to make the experiencing a little more acceptable for general use. We can’t go through every possible scenario as that would make a few-minute video turn into hours and hours of video and further drive this blogger down the path of insanity. But we hope to at least answer some of the more commonly asked questions throughout this article.

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