I have to say I am enjoying my upgrade to Debian 10. I have not really done much out side your normal user stuff since the upgrade, but my Thinkpad T450s is great with it. I really like the Bootup and login style. The same just a little more cleaned up looking.
I do find that the Trackpoint is a little fast. If I turn down the mouse sensitivity to fix it, my mouse on the dock seems way to slow. Need to find the happy medium for it.
So I have been using the DIY Lapdesk off and on for a few weeks now. I actually have grown to really like the thing. I did not spent to much time gaming the past little while, but i have played a few mouse and keyboard heavy games from my sofa.
The main issue was storing the thing.. I would have stored it Vertical if I didn’t always feel like moving the keyboard around. I did think to Velcro the keyboard down, but decided against it.
Feels like I move it around depending on which game a fair amount.
I am normally not a fan of shelves and stuff being out, but I had no other option to store this thing, where it was handy and out of the way.
It’s built from plywood, Some Yoga Blocks and an Anti Slip Mat from the $tore. I already had a bunch of sticky Velcro strips, so the investment in this was pretty cheap (Under $30 CAD).
I added a old hub I picked up at a local Thrift Ship for $2. I plug the keyboard and mouse into it. Then twist tie up the cables nice, and add a single longer cable to run to my TV center.
Could have gone wireless, but for cost and not having to deal with batteries I like the wired option.
I picked up the cheapest Logitech keyboard the LCS (Local Computer Shop) had in stock. It feels cheap, but not nearly as cheap as I expected. Will prob look to replace these in the future.
The Anti Slip Mat from the $tore was for inside drawers. It worked amazingly well. I used a ton of white glue to stick it down, put a board on top, and piled some paint cans on top for the night.
The finished thing actually feels pretty nice. I can see where I could improve a Model 2 version of this.. So maybe soon I will make an update.
I can’t take all the credit for this amazingly great creation of fun. I fist saw something close to this via DIY DAVE on YouTube. I ended up using the yoga block idea, but think I might try to make folding legs to store it away better on the next model.
Time to get back to some Borderlands 2. Been starting to play this in co-op with a buddy. Also been working on finishing off some single player fps games.
I have not completed Monster Hunter World at this point, but that’s how my gaming life goes these days. Play something for a while, burn out on it around 20 hours, and hopefully come back later.
Monster Hunter games I usually get a boost to finish the last off when the next one releases. I can feel that itch starting to grow with the September release of Iceborne DLC on the consoles. I play on Steam, so its release will be a few months after that I think.
My Favorite Features From Developer Diary 1:
The ‘View Mode’ thing is pretty sweet as someone who loves to post images of new armor sets.
The New Gathering Hub looks great!
The Squad Card system looks good, but a little more “into it” than I would ever be.
The PlayStation Home type room looks interesting, but not something I would see myself using.
If you are like me and spend most of your gaming time on the sofa in Steam Big Picture Mode, then you have probably noticed how annoying it is to accidentally hit your controllers LB or RB button and quick loaded the Chat and Web ‘Tabs’.
You can disable this either or both of these from within Big Picture Mode.
To change this goto The Settings (Gear Icon) -> Base Configurations -> Big Picture Mode configuration -> Select each Trigger and Set its value to ‘None’.
Now you can pick up the controller and not always end up in the Web Browser.
I told myself I would not get anything on the steam summer sale… Then I played inside at a friends house on his Xbox One. It seems like a solid 4 hour type game. With my limited private game time I really enjoy playing fun short games, I can finish in a few nights.
Glass Masquerade has been on my wishlist for a little while. Its hard not to just throw a wishlist game in the cart when its on sale for less than $2.
I am by no means an Auto Body Pro, but I did manage to clean up the Rocker Panels on my Mighty Ranger this week over a few days. Its not a complete 100% fix, but cleaned it up and will buy some time before it comes back again. Really if the truck is still running strong in a few years it will need some new rocker panels welded on.
Its a 2007, so its getting a little long in the tooth but more than enough truck for my needs.
A few spots of rust on the tail gate and bottom on the doors will be the next project as I get some time.