Windows 10 >
Problem: I have a messy old Windows installation, and I want to reinstall it from scratch. However, I own Windows 8, applied the Windows 8.1 upgrade, and then got the free upgrade to Windows 10. I don't have a Windows 10 installation disk.
I don't want a new disk, I want a USB stick.
I don't want Windows itself booting from a USB stick, just the installer on it.
I wanted to play Okami on my PlayStation 2 again. My old monitor had an S-Video input, but newer ones do not.
There are little adapters and adapter-cables, but those will not work on most monitors. They are a sort of "straight through" adapter which rely on the monitor understanding the signal a certain way. I bought a "HDV-G3000 PS2 to HDMI Video Audio Converter Adapter 1080P" which did not work.
Solution: Most people have RCA connectors, but what you really want is to have the highest-quality output from the PS2 and convert it using a device. So you take the high-quality cable for a PS2, which gives you S-Video output, and plug that into a converter box. The plus side is you can do upscaling and probably video switchboxing.
I ended up getting:
An two-source audio mixer, so I can use one set of speakers for my computer and the PS2 is another project I only briefly looked at and haven't started yet.
Exploring this concept.
I got burnt out and bored pretty quickly, but here are some notes.. I guess.
Online learning >
A website for learning stuff, most notably mathematics.
Overall good, but definitely has room for improvement.
Resources, while I re-learn everything from scratch.
Mathematics leading to statistics
I'm using Khan Academy.
This is an unsolved problem.. I can can do things manually but not using an easier "A to B" feature.
Problem: Given a video, note a start and finish point and export that clip.
I'd make a proper HOWTO with screenshots, but this does not work as-expected. I can get it roughly to work, but not smoothly enough for it to justify a proper tutorial.
The batteries on my Zaurus SL-C1000 failed to work, so I did some looking around and found a solution.
My battery could charge and would boot up my device. While it showed as fully charged it would "drain" extremely quickly.
Following these instructions I was able to completely resurrect one battery, but a second one did not work. That second battery had a bit of a bulge, so I'm guessing it went completely bad.
With great thanks to SWilliams: https://youtu.be/CCQU8eW3TGk
No Man's Sky >
A way for me to understand and name things in this game.
Update: Fuck it, why bother? It's unreasonable to have a personal journey.. the interface just sucks. There's no concept of getting back to where one was. I hear waypoints might work, so I'll give that a shot.. but perhaps in the next galaxy or some such.
CubieTruck + Lubuntu >
Instructions on getting Lubuntu (desktop) working for the CubieTruck.
NOTE - These instructions will wipe your MicroSD card!