A bit of a wanker
- Sep 20, 2018
- Cat Country (Can't Stop Here)
- SL Rez
Windows sure made a number of attempts to make it hard to use anything but Edge today. I even resorted to the Task Manager to kill one of them.
You'll want to watch your processes. The "new an improve edge" hit my system Tuesday. I've had 3 days in a row of "updates" hit (Tues, Wed, Thurs) and since then, I've had 1-3 instances of "MicrosoftdgeUpdate.exe" running upon start up. Killing the process seems to work until the next boot sequence. You'll find a folder in Program Files (x86) / Microsoft / EdgeUpate that it lurks in. I've done the old school rename the file trick just now and will updgate this if it reinstalls said file on the next forced, sorry I mean "On demand" update.Windows sure made a number of attempts to make it hard to use anything but Edge today. I even resorted to the Task Manager to kill one of them.
Oh yeah! I forgot about that. I'll take a look when I open it, but I think it doesn't fit as well in the second slot, because of the way I have my fans in the side of the case. I might have to take out a fan, but that would still be worth it.It's got two full PCI-E x16 slots, why not just put your video card in the second x16 slot?
As you probably know a good iron and flux is your friend. I got a few practice soldering kits from eBay to brush up on my soldering skills before I even attempted any worthwhile projects. They are dirt cheap and can be fun.I have gathered up the parts to make a handheld Raspberry Pi Game Boy and boy do I kind of suck as soldering.
Well, sort of. Single connections come out ok but part of this involves soldering a ribbon cable connector header with a zillion pins all right next to each other and ugh it's a pain. I think I need to find some thinner solder.
Also FWIW, this is not my first time doing soldering, or even close quarter soldering, I made a ton of 9 pin serial cables at my previous job because all of the automation system ran off of 9 pin serial connectors and they were all custom lengths.