@hurgusburgus I didn't take any photos but the entire procedure is described very well in the Lenovo Hardware Maintenance Manual. The USB-C charging port has been obtained from tindie.com/products/mikepdiy/l

It's pretty plug and play, except that the plug is on the underside of the mainboard, which is slightly inconvenient but probably alright given how rarely you need to access it.

What size was the first hard drive you ever owned?

My USB battery charger is drawing so little power that the solar charge controller just keeps turning itself off -.-

re: confession 

but hey, the glue sticks, so it's got that going for it

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re: confession 

inb4 the whole stupid camera dies from heat damage

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@fribbledom is that a new dimension of the “embrace, extend, extinguish” strategy?

@a_ka_es wenn ein grössere Bereich beobachtet werden soll, ist Autofokus notwendig, wenn eine bestimmte Stelle beobachtet werden soll, ist manueller Fokus besser, da ein Autofokus tendenziell nicht unbedingt auf so kleine Subjekte wie ein Eichhörnchen fokussiert. Bei den meisten Webcams muss man diese Entscheidung allerdings leider schon beim Kauf treffen, meistens gibt es nur eins von beidem.

Ich habe zum Beispiel eine Webcam mit manuellem Fokus an meinem Birdfeeder.

Wenn die Webcam hoch und mit viel Abstand aufgestellt wird, kann manueller Fokus je nachdem viel Tiefe abdecken.

@a_ka_es willst du eine mit Autofokus oder mit manuellem Fokus?

You can leak cryptographic keys and data through CPU boost behavior affecting timing 😮

Constant time algorithms are at odds with CPU optimizations 😕
tomshardware.com/news/intel-he

Finally managed to fix all sync errors in the Nextcloud client. The cache table on the server had a couple of invalid entries:

• A couple of entries had an mtime of Jan 1 1970
• One entry had an mtime in the year 2038
• One entry existed in the file cache table, but not on the server

After months, for the first time the check mark is green again. But how does that even happen…?

Seems that the atom editor with its thousands of useful plug-ins is now on the chopping block to promote Visual Studio instead
theregister.com/2022/06/08/git

Update: I re-did a lot of soldering spots, now they appear to turn on relatively reliably, but only the left side is working.

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I wish the people who are complaining about planned obsolescence because their years-old processor is not powerful enough to run the latest games would turn their eyes on companies like Wacom instead.

I have a Wacom Bamboo that I bought back in 2013. It's a drawing tablet with a pen that is pressure sensitive and has an eraser function assigned to its back, plus a button for moving the view pane instead of drawing. It also supports multi touch use with fingers.

If I try to use the tablet under Windows or Mac OS, the driver doesn't support it and blatantly tells me to buy a new tablet instead. Under Linux it works perfectly fine.

And if I did buy a more modern graphics tablet, pressure sensitivity and an eraser back are now features that are only part of the high end offers by Wacom, so I'd have to buy a professional model for my amateur, beginner level drawing skills.

Just not ok. It's a perfectly working graphics tablet. It just happens to be 9 years old.

I appear to have briefly fixed my Sony WH-1000XM3, but then they stopped working again a bit later. Must be a lose soldering connection or something.

I guess you can tell that many tech people don't cook from how long it took for smartphones to get the ability to set multiple timers at the same time.

@stupeflo hmm, appears to be the closest thing to a solution, thanks…

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