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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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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047 :: Playing well with others?

This week I remembered about how awkward and weird I get around Nerds. It’s PokemonGo’s birthday and it definitely is the season for it… I was out with my friend who whilst has gone back to work is still recovering from his ‘incident’. We were walking down the Thames and there were a group of about 12-15 other white men all waiting to start a PoGo raid. My mate went straight up to talk to them and i stood around awkwardly to the side. Trying not to be associated with them. They said they could do a raid with us in about 10mins and went back to what they were doing, fuck that, I walked off and my mate had to run to catch up.

Him: “what the hell was that?”

Me: “I cant stand fucking nerds”

Him: “Thats a bit rich… you have been going on about Warhammer 40 lore”

Me: “Yes but I don’t hang out around fucking nerds”

Him: “Self loathing nerd”

And do you know what? I am. Always have been, it’s one of the reasons I never went full nerd (even tho my friends would dissagree). Despite having a room full of Warhammer and Starwars toys and comics as a teenager. Outside the house I signaled ‘Hardcore Punk’ to the world.

I know it’s probably something I need to work on personally. I’m generally totally accepting of other people but nerds, nerds that signal it in Fashion choices etc? It just seems so totally unnecessary, dressing like the scene you are/were in is something you grow out of when you become an adult… Its always why I get angry around a lot of occultists I think too. The only group of people i feel really comfortable hanging around with anywhere are people that do circus skills. I think it has something to do with the visible recognition of how many hours work went in to the skill.

If i don’t need to be in a situation I dislike I will take the option to not be. So anyway theres a moment of self reflection for you, I feel bad. Its something I need to work on.

Permanently Moved

I was wondering what to make a podcast about so I pulled down one of my favourite books ‘The Bad Popes’ by Russell Chamberlin and opened it to a random page.

That page was my favourite story from that book and also took place exactly 724 years ago to the day. So there you go episode 13 – all a bit Paul Western to be honest with you.

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Dipping the stacks

NEOPETS WAS RUN BY SCIENTOLOGISTS! 

The Ministry

Crypto drinks on Saturday was excellent. We talked about saas platforms for cults. P2P web3 technologies and also secret project (OPF) and a lot more.

Later this week was crypto workshop back at the goethe institut as part of the Daowo program. Ola from Methodkit was running the workshop and I haven’t seen him in a few years, so it was good to catch up. During the workshop I may have gone a bit off the deep end. Drinks afterwards ended up going full secret space program conspiracy theory chat with BX and JKB. Anyway Here’s some photos:

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Reading

Today I’ve been re-reading a book about Saint Maria Goretti as it is her saints day today. 250,000 people were at her canonisation.

Music

Remember Kids:

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