AppleIntelSKLGraphicsFramebuffer – Kernel panic with Intel530

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TL;DR: My solution was to just set the DVMT (Dynamic Video Memory Technology) to 64M. YMMV though… Yesterday I decided I want to start building a hackintosh to replace my old mac mini. My system has the following components: Asus Maximus Hero VIII Alpha 16 GB of RAM I6700k Some SSDs, HDDs and a NVMe I chose not to get a graphics card since the nice ones are both expensive (600+ for a GTX1080) and unsupported (there are reports of RX480 working-ish). So, for the time being I’m stuck with…read more

Fix “No Voice” with Kraken 7.1 and VLC on OSX

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Today I had an odd issue with my Kraken 7.1 Chroma: I could not hear the voices in a movie in VLC. I could however hear the other sounds (like the voices were filtered out). I could also hear everything with the internal speakers or one of the monitors… I’ve tried finding answers online but the only bits I could find were for Windows. So, without further ado, my solution is to install Boom 2 (as a trial). I’ve ended up buying it because it boosts up audio nicely. If…read more

Definitive Tutorial to CM13 on LG G2 D802

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If you don’t you need to go search somewhere else how to get to this point. Prerequisites You’ll need the following: A Windows machine. Windows 8 is what I tried, but I think Win 10 will do as well. USB 2.0. I haven’t tried with USB 3 port. LG Recovery Tool 2014 A Lollipop Stock ROM (kdz). You can get one on DevTester AutoRec for your phone variant (Play store) The One Click Recovery TWRP from BlastGator – Get the highest 2.8 and a 3.x version CM13 ROM Hybrid…read more

Clean Factory Reset for LG G2 (802)

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TL;DR: If you can’t enter recovery (but you can enter download mode) and you’ve installed Lollipop stock back from CM13, you need to erase everything (CSE Flash on your LG Flash Tool). The other day I’ve updated CM13 to a new nightly and it got stuck on boot loop. After searching on the interwebs, I’ve got a final variant on how to make your G2 good again. IMPORTANT! This will wipe your device clean! If you have stuff you want, use something else! Prerequisites Get your phone to accept download…read more

Got an OnePlus Two – Cleaning it up

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Today I got a OnePlus Two without an invite, from one of the many crazy providers with European warehouses. Woo-hoo. Unfortunately, recent reports state they come with malware. Since this phone will not be used by me, I’ll clean it up. Here are the steps I took: Preliminary steps First, booting up the phone. It’s a nice one: It looks like it has some bits that should not be there (floating apps, battery saver …). I do have the android SDK installed, so I do have adb and fastboot. if…read more

Addendum to Installing CyanogenMod 12.1 on a LG 802

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Today I got sufficiently annoyed with the stock version of Lollipop on my phone and decided to try (again) CyanogenMod (no longer alive). I’ve tried to follow the steps in the wiki, but got into problems, so here’s my alternative experience. Preparation Make sure you install TWRP or CWM so you can enter recovery mode. The “Installing a custom recovery on G2” section worked just fine for me with AutoRec (play store link). Do some backups. I cannot emphasize this enough. You can do a backup in TWRP or use…read more

Ergodox – List of components

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The list of components increased the price of the Dox quite a lot. The upside is that I still have a lot of solder wire, the multi-meter, the soldering gun and some switched left. Ergodox parts Ergodox – I got this off Massdrop without switches. I’m not sure I did myself a favour there, because switches took quite a lot of time to source. Switches – I got a bunch of Greens off Deskthority (search for 7bit) and a bunch of blue Gaterons off a taobao proxy. The Gaterons decision…read more

Keycap profiles

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I keep finding myself scouring the internet looking for keyboard profiles. So, for my reference, here’s one of the best images I’ve found so far: HTH, A little experiment: If you find this post and ad below useful, please check the ad out :-)


Ergodox – Day seven – Granite keycaps

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It’s finished! With Granite caps and modifiers and some blanks too (no multimedia keys for granite :(). My layout is this one. The keyboard (which I am particularly proud of) is: It is working (yes, I’m still amazed!) and I found it very easy to put in the keycaps. Now… I wonder which cap profiles other people are using (Granites are DSA). Also, I think some Pexon cables will fit in quite nicely :) I think my typing speed will go down massively for the next few months at home…read more

Ergodox – Day six – Switches are in

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Well, it’s almost finished! I’ve decided to use mostly blues, with greens on things like space bar, enter (on the default layout anyway). The right hand is: The full keyboard looks like this: Apologies for the mess and the plate, but it was early in the day (01:00 AM) and I’ve been offered some walnut confiture :) Who can say no to that? Here’s a better shot (with more realistic colours): Next steps are to fix up the layout and put in the key caps. Lessons Learned Soldering with hot…read more