Jody Bruchon

It can be a pain to get the motherboard out of these iMacs, and there are a lot of little quirks in how they're constructed. I offer some advice on how to handle working on them.

Support me on SubscribeStar: https://www.subscribestar.com/JodyBruchon
Personal/programming site: https://www.jodybruchon.com/
Video production site: http://www.gazingcat.com/
Computer repair site: http://nctritech.com/

What does the "S" in "S Mode" stand for? I have some proposals.

Support me on SubscribeStar: https://www.subscribestar.com/JodyBruchon
Personal/programming site: https://www.jodybruchon.com/
Video production site: http://www.gazingcat.com/
Computer repair site: http://nctritech.com/

...fart

Best feature 2020.

You lose a good chunk of your field of view in video mode with the front-facing camera.

https://www.jodybruchon.com/
http://www.gazingcat.com/

BOOM! In Greensboro near the airport.

https://www.jodybruchon.com/
http://www.gazingcat.com/

I officially hate the hinge design of the Lenovo ThinkPad G560. Hate hate hate. This was a horrible repair. Screw ever doing this again.

https://www.jodybruchon.com/
http://www.gazingcat.com/

This 2013 Hyundai Sonata made nasty CLUNK noises when driving. It turns out that the power steering system uses an electric motor connected to the steering column, and some genius engineer thought it'd be great to put a rubber bushing that falls apart inside the linkage. This video will help you through the arduous task of getting to this bushing and replacing it. Steering columns are very heavy, so be careful if you attempt this alone.

https://www.jodybruchon.com/
http://www.gazingcat.com/

These cheap HP 15 computers (often bought at Walmart) have modular power jacks that are really annoying to replace. Fortunately, it's not that difficult, just pretty annoying. Suffer with me.

https://www.jodybruchon.com/
http://www.gazingcat.com/

In which we unnecessarily take apart a brand new HP 15-ef0023dx laptop, install Windows 10 using my proprietary Tritech Service System, and run Handbrake to see how it performs. Spoilers: Handbrake went fast for about 30 seconds, then the frame rate collapsed to 1/3 of what it was when it started. This Ryzen 5 3500U is fast, but not for sustained multi-threaded workloads. Not recommended for high-end gaming or video encoding. Get a gaming laptop with a non-U CPU and proper cooling if you want high CPU performance. For most typical tasks, it's super good though!

https://www.jodybruchon.com/
http://www.gazingcat.com/

Apparently, appeal to authority is not a fallacy when you appeal to authority. Wait...what?

https://www.jodybruchon.com/
http://www.gazingcat.com/

I literally glue hinge mounts back together. This laptop is non-upgradable, except the wireless adapter is socketed, so that probably could be upgraded (not that you'd ever want to).

https://www.jodybruchon.com/
http://www.gazingcat.com/

I like to discuss things, but I underestimated how stupid some people really are, so rather than continue to babysit stupid commenters, you've all lost your privileges. Videos locked to private, discussion terminated. No more political videos or discussions on this channel.

This is a week old as of posting, but I forgot to put it up. The WHO has warned that "antibody tests don't equal immunity." That statement is true, but is designed to trick you into thinking these tests don't matter. They matter a lot.

https://www.jodybruchon.com/
http://www.gazingcat.com/

WATCH AT 720p60 OR HIGHER! This is the fifth in a series of driving time lapse videos. I realized that these could get rather boring since I'm driving the same drives in many of them, so this time, I've spiced it up with an edge detection effect. It makes me think of the psychedelic cartoons from the 1970s.

These are shot with a Sony HDR-AZ1 action camera on a suction cup mount and then sped up (with frame blending!) in editing. I hope you enjoy it. Tell me your favorite timestamp in the comments!

The music used is a slowed-down version of "Psychedelic Crater" by Kevin MacLeod, a public domain song available on FreePD: https://freepd.com/Page2/

https://www.jodybruchon.com/
http://www.gazingcat.com/

WATCH AT 720p60 OR HIGHER! This is the third in a series of driving time lapse videos. This one goes to Morrisville, NC, passing through Pittsboro and Apex on the way. I pass over Jordan Lake and under Chatham Park Way and the Triangle Expressway (NC 540). While my previous two time lapse videos head off into the mountains, this one heads into a heavier urban area full of tech companies and expensive condos. By the way, if you are ever near Davis Drive in Apex, North Carolina, I'd recommend stopping by Wake Zone Coffee (if they survive the coronavirus lockdowns) because they're pretty darn great and it's a really lovely coffee shop with unique decor and super nice people behind the counter.

These are shot with a Sony HDR-AZ1 action camera on a suction cup mount and then sped up (with frame blending!) in editing. I hope you enjoy it. Tell me your favorite timestamp in the comments! The music used is a slowed-down version of "Circuit Police" by *imp*, a public domain song previously available on FreePD, but lost in the migration to the new site. It is currently available at https://archive.org/details/CircuitPolice if you would like a copy.

https://www.jodybruchon.com/
http://www.gazingcat.com/

In which we discuss bad service providers making everyone look bad, among other things.

https://www.jodybruchon.com/
http://www.gazingcat.com/

Jody Bruchon,Gazing Cat Productions,mechanic syndrome,service provider,business,small business,consultant,customer service

That ugly Windows 10 flat design garbage where icons and boxes have no depth is finally starting to come to an end. About damned time, frankly. I hate hate hate flat design. It was never good. The only thing Apple didn't screw up over the past five years was that they didn't over-flatten their icons.

GOOD RIDDANCE. Flat design is trash.

https://www.jodybruchon.com/
http://www.gazingcat.com/

Remember that electrical fire in progress that I posted a few days ago? Here are the results. It was a slaughter of terabyte proportions.

First video: https://www.bitchute.com/video/7rL6AFaHMETR/

Hats off to r/DataHoarder!

https://www.jodybruchon.com/
http://www.gazingcat.com/

Jody Bruchon,Gazing Cat Productions,datahoarder,nas,storage,server,comedy,hard drives,computers,fun

Whew, lad, you've got some big bytes.

https://www.jodybruchon.com/
http://www.gazingcat.com/

Jody Bruchon,Gazing Cat Productions,hard drives,techsupportgore,datahoarder,cablegore

I made a video where I could not compress a brake piston for a Hyundai Sonata because the cut-out was not big enough to get even pressure. Turns out that the Ford Edge has a similar problem due to having dual brake caliper pistons! Here's a new video showing the dual-clamp technique a little more clearly.

https://www.jodybruchon.com/
http://www.gazingcat.com/

I want to quit my "jobs" and go full-time with my open source software work. Tell people about my software and tutorial videos, and if you can afford to, *support me on SubscribeStar:* https://www.subscribestar.com/JodyBruchon

https://www.jodybruchon.com/
http://www.gazingcat.com/

A lot of documents from big tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Pinterest have leaked lately. In this video, I discuss how the document leakers could have been caught...even if they printed the document to eliminate the risk of metadata getting out. I also discuss a possible countermeasure that leakers can use to discover if their copy of a document is likely to reveal their identity when leaked.

https://www.jodybruchon.com/
http://www.gazingcat.com/

SHOW MORE

Created 2 years, 11 months ago.

126 videos

CategoryEntertainment

I'm a one-man filmmaker that also fixes computers and does generally wacky things.

https://www.jodybruchon.com/