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he also have an Ender 3? Quality looks very similar to mine, can be enhanced if you play with speed temperature and stuff on the settings before rendering the data, i have little less distortions

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The annoying Google TV launcher full of recommendations for services I don’t use has been removed:

Just needed a couple of adb commands to sort it out.


Nice! Too bad they don’t really make any android tv/dongle ROM’s… Good solution this!

Got my new case in today. There is a minor problem. I had the whole system put together…


(the server is in the background)

Everything was working great. Much quieter and cooler than the old case. I go to put the glass side panel on, I set it on its mountings and… boom, crackle, crackle… lots of cussing and swearing…


No more glass side panel. I guess this gives me an excuse to get a custom side panel made.

Other than the side panel debacle, I really like the case.


unlike most things i see in here my latest yet to arrive purchase is cutlery, almost half a year ago i had moved but still used cutlery that was several decades old, which shows, i also didnt have too much of it so this was very much needed.


Just a note from experience…if you are generally careful, acrylic side panels are just fine for appearance (they just get marked more easily, but don’t break!)


Oh agree 1,000%. It just came with a glass panel. I have got some ideas for a custom panel, I just need to talk to the shop that can make one. NO GLASS!

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Just HOW custom are we talking? Internal attached LED display for logos and messages? Internally engraved logos? Some kinf gradient tint job? :grin:

The possibilities boggle the mind - but a plain, dark-tint acrylic of the right size is great too…

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new dark glass panel engrave inside ( so smooth out side ) Arch logo + blue light behind :heart_eyes:


I am thinking of getting a clear acrylic panel and painting it flat black. Then have a design etched into it. This way the internal LED’s would illuminate the design.

Sorry, no more glass. I am firm about that.

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That DOES sound cool. Know anyone with a flat-plane plotter or inkjet? Would be nice if you could just feed it an SVG file… :grin:

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@freebird54 I do not know anyone. However, there is a University in town that has an Art department, and I know one of the professors there…

Possibilities! I wish you luck… it is always good to turn adversity into a plus when you can!

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One of the Unofficial Motto’s of the US Marine Corps, “Adapt, Overcome, and Improvise.” Once I have a solution, I will post it here.


OK…I went & did it. A Retro-punk keyboard. Got to admit…I thought it was going to be strange to type on, but it’s really nice.20210109_152714 20210109_152706


A keyboard from Logitech + a network card from Intel:


Already have a couple of keyboards from Logitech. I like them and they are cheap.

Unfortunately I have to wait a little longer for the order as the keyboard was not in stock. Too bad I need the network card.

That looks really nice, how is the support in linux for the RGB.

I feel like when I replace my keyboard razer is the way to go because there’s good support.

It’s all programmed in the keyboard–no software required. One of the reasons I bought this one. And the old-time keycaps just looked right…


Thinkpad T420 that I got dirt cheap on a local auction.
Keyboard layout is US Qwerty, instead of the BE Azerty we’re used to here (probably the reason why I was the sole bidder on this laptop)

I have to say, apart from the layout, I’m loving this classic style keyboard!!

Anyone has any recommendations for upgrades to this machine?
I’ll definitely look for a quadcore cpu to put in here



If it doesn’t have an SSD, that’s the first upgrade that you’d want. Beyond that, ram seems fine for basic usage. If you get a quaddy, be aware that the QM’s are 45-watt instead of 35-watt, so it may thermally throttle more depending on the cooling solution.