098 :: Double Donald’d

I was hoping to round out this week with a DIY repair success. This morning I tried to replace the broken USB port on my Blue Yeti Microphone. My usual approach to these things being ‘Its already fucked, if I break it then it’ll be fucked some more’.

Reader. It is now double fucked.

Lessons learned.
1) Always blame your Tools: Cheap soldering iron will do for guitars, amps etc. But not fit for purpose on a tiny pcb.
1.a) Invest in a variable temp soldering iron thats more than 30watt.
2) I got the part too hot and a coper tracer popped out the laminate which i think means its double fucked.
3) Invest in a desoldering pump.

My Iron is only 30 watt so it took too long to melt the solder and I really damaged the board

I think tomorrow I’ll sheepishly go to the computer repair shop and say this has been ‘Double Donalded’ by me. “I have the part, can you repair it twice over for me?” Even if i bought better tools Im not sure I can repair the tracer without a microscope.

If they say no.. well then it was already broken *shrug* it just makes life more annoying/expensive RE future projects.

Permanently Moved

301 – 1922 – The Internet Isn’t All One Thing

S2E22
Half articulated thoughts on Waldenponding, literal content and UX verticality, the demands of the attention economy and why return to the Isles of blogging. 
Links
Against Waldenponding
Innocence lost: what did you do before the internet?
Rethinking How I Use Internet: 5
Isles of blogging
 
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Permanently moved is a personal podcast 301 seconds in length, written and recorded in one hour by @thejaymo

Dipping the Stacks

Now Therapists Have to Figure Out Astrology, Tarot and Psychedelics – The New York Times

Why We Love to Hate Gallery Dinners | Frieze

Do Plants Have Something to Say? – The New York Times

GrimDark: Loose Canon & Warhammer Race War Aaron Dembski-Bowden Guest Blog – Boomtron

The Ministry

I am going to be in Copenhagen in Jan talking about Land As Platform for an hour.

The panel at unsound on interspecies solidarity is taking shape.

You can see a list of talks i’m giving for the rest of the year here: https://www.thejaymo.net/works/

Reading

I read 3 more Warhammer books this week LOL. But I also finished Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe. It’s an incredible book on aboriginal farming and economy. It also demolishes the racist ‘Hunter gatherer’ history of Australia. So So Good.

I’m about to start reading Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter. It’s supposed to be really good.

Music

Everglow have a cool catchy single out. Even if k-pop isn’t your thing. It’s worth watching because i bet it’ll look 99% better than any movie you have seen this year.

Remember kids:

I feel personally attacked by this meme.

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