Just when you thought we were being obscure with Ouya blog posts…
We’re going to step it up a level! This is a supplement to our sleeper PC case article and crossing off one of the items on our list about replacing the final (and largest) fan with a better quality one. And, the lengths that we went through to maintain that sleeper case aesthetic.
Read on we guess?!? I’m sure there’s ONE dude that digs giant PC fans. So here you go!
Two years ago we published our Sleeper PC build. No, we have not moved on to flashy lights or AIO liquid cooling. Perhaps we’re old or stuck in our ways. However, it is one of those questions that is asked on chat servers, and social networks and is also the content of videos with everyone having their own unique PC build. It’s one thing to buy a Gateway, Dell, Packard Bell, or Wang. It’s something else to pop open and put high-performance hardware inside of it.
A bit has changed since thing. Read onward to see the pics and get overwhelmed with too much typing
For those who are curious: This is our Sleeper PC!
We’re not entirely sure how many people want to see the very PC that is responsible for almost ninety-five percent of the content on this site. However, we noticed there was a thing going around social networks:
Show us your PC!
Now, in contrast to a lot of streamers gaming rigs as well as their battle-station of three to five monitors. Our setup is a little underwhelming but we do feel it’s unique in other departments. One of those departments being that we took a giant ass server case. 16.5 inches tall, 20 inches long, 8.5 inches wide. We’ve had PC’s like shuttles in the past and although they were cute. They were impossible to keep cool OR quiet. So screw it! We went in the opposite direction!
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.
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.
Care to listen to my multi-thousand-word diatribe? Buckle up and keep on reading!
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.
Would you like to know more? Continue to read onward!
I haven’t updated much about the skateboarding side of my blog because no less than a few months in a suffered from a level 2 MCL tear which took me out for 6 months. However, I’ve been getting back to skateboarding again for exercise reasons. It’s more fun to skate than it is to run around the block stupidly. That and if we get bored (like what usually happens on most regiments of being a better human being.) we can practice other things than just skating around in a perpetual loop around the park.
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.
This article is going to go into the world of old school and obscure. That before we had the internet. Before we even had such a thing as RJ-45 jack to network with. There were only two cost-effective ways of transferring data from one device to another during the ’80s and most of the ’90s. Parallel and Serial transfers. This allowed for computers to make a very primitive ‘network’ of sorts by pairing multiple serial connectors together to effectively talk to a program such as a BBS (Bulletin Board Systems).
With the introduction of USB, the need for these types of adapters is greatly reduced over the years. The requirement of a serial port still arises from time to time whenever you are doing with older CNC Machinery, Thermal Printers, Solar power monitoring stations, Industrial PLCs, and most importantly to us hooking up to old machines like Commodores and Amigas to do file transfers. Maybe you want to hook your high-speed network up to a 56k modem so you can re-live the days of dial-up?
It seems a little masochistic to us but some people dig the whole “Nostalgia” theme. There you go! In this day and age where you can convert anything to anything, there surely must be an effective means of virtualization serial over Ethernet right?
LED RGB Lighting is almost like some project you put on Pinterest. But it’s going here because we make it! Screw image aggregate services that seek to control the internet. We wanted something in the living room for those nights where we want to relive music videos of girls putting up lipstick while a guy in a gimp suit dances in front of us. We’re both the ones with the makeup AND inside of the suit at the same time! More accurately in those music videos, they use 3-point lighting. Blue, Red, and a Natural white.
This latest blog entry deals with me getting all “basic-boi” and the simple fact that we didn’t want to go out and buy a 100+ US dollar Phillips RGB LED mood-light bulb for my living room. Probably also because we would have to be anywhere from two to four of them to which we’re sorry. Not paying $300+ for lights that just “set the mood.” Especially when I have a lot of the materials to make the lighting, to begin with. So let’s see if we can show you to the best of our abilities how to do this. Read on if you want to know more.