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.
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.
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Dipping the Stacks
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/
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.
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.
I feel personally attacked by this meme.