Shitposting Tech blog
Well, I get bored quite often, and even though I’m currently prepping for exams soon, I figured I’d start this up now so I can hit the ground running with this come July-ish.
What is this?
Glad you asked! Is this a cat meme thread?! How did you know? . If you guessed correctly, have a cookie!
What will I be doing?
Well aside from sporadically posting
random shit fun and interesting projects, I will be updating this thread with any new skills or activities I get up to. Might get to cross a few things off the bucket list whilst I’m at it.
Be warned, that yes, a lot of things I’ll try will probably fail, maybe it takes more than one attempt. Maybe It fails miserably and I have to go back to the drawing board. But hopefully, I learn a thing or two along the way.
Also, there is a strong possibility of cookies
I already have a few ideas of stuff I wanna work on / eventually get to. Doesn’t mean I’ll get round to it soon, or that I’ll even ever get to complete it, but I might as well keep a written list somewhere so I don’t have ideas constantly leaking out of my brain :
#001 DIY wifi Router
#002 Minecraft ship base
#003 DIY keyboard wrist rest (wood, let’s see if I can get my hands on scrap pallets)
#004 DIY PC case (wood or aluminum)
#005 Learning Python for data science and programming (because Uni :D)
#006 Learning C++ for, you guessed it, data science and programming (because Uni :D)
#007 Coding some microcontrollers, hopefully learning some assembly along the way
#008 Finishing off some book I bought about computer architecture
#009 DIY voltage distribution board? (note to self: PCBWay, MLID)
#010 Creating some fun star wars battlefront 2 mods, mostly custom skins etc.!!!
#011 learning how to use my computer to run convolutions and matrix operations (again, related to uni, also might help me get an internship at Graphcore, idk)
#012 Make a NAS/home cloud (when I can afford it :D)
#013 Licky licky liquid cooling my PS4 with my AIO :
#014 Replacing my mouse switches
!Most important Try and swindle my uni prof out of a P100, since they’re upgrading to A100’s around now, it’ll be a nice upgrade from my r5 270 :D.- Wilkes2 | Research Computing Services (cam.ac.uk)
These hopes and dreams got shattered sadly after I received this email : :
So, looks like i’ll be waiting for DG2 after all!
a) I need to improve my repertoire of skills, knowledge and experience in order to get myself internships/jobs.
b) I need to do something to keep myself from being bored and to have some focus on, especially over the summer holidays, so I’m not just letting the days waste by.
c) I would actually like to learn something maybe kinda?
I guess I might as well link to some of the projects/thing’s I’ve already managed to do with you guys’s help:
Help dead vega 64 - Hardware / GPU - Level1Techs Forums
How to solder - Hardware / PSU - Level1Techs Forums
So yeah, that’s it for now. I’ll keep adding to this in time, and I’ll say this here, so I can say it once, Thank you all for the help you’ve already provided me with [Re: prev forum posts], couldn’t have done it without you.
As a bit of a primer, I’ll leave you off with just something I did today. Managed to solder this microcontroller fairly easily in like 5 mins. I know It’s not much, but it’s better than spending like half an hour soldering up the breadboard pins to my flatmate’s LCD display only a couple of weeks ago.