Yvan Rodrigues' problogue

(like a blog, but with less effort)

Disconnected ramblings about software development, iOS, FreeBSD, anti-social networking, kittens, drosophilidae, small business, Android, web services, finches, Windows, electrical engineering, XML, rental cars, rye, or ... FIVE dollars??!... something something beer.

Groundhog Day

Has anyone else noticed that both of the groundhog's possible predictions never come true?

Groundhog sees his shadow: 6 more weeks of winter. This would be amazing! That means spring would start mid-March!

Groundhog doesn't see his shadow: spring is "just around the corner". So, like, mid-March maybe? That would be amazing too.

Every year, we seem to get 8-12 more weeks of winter. I assume this is analagous to the groundhog getting shot in the head with a .22 each February 2; yet this outcome never presents itself.


The Day I Almost Made a Friend

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Lenovo ideacentre Horizon 27 Windows 10 network WiFi driver

After updating my Horizon 27 to Windows 10, it was unable to detect my WiFi adapter.

Lenovo does not have Windows 10 drivers for the (original) Horizon 27. The site identifies the adapter as a Qualcomm Atheros device.

I tried installing the Windows 8.1 driver from Lenovo's site, but it didn't work.

Just for fun, I tried downloading and installing the Windows 10 driver for the Horizon 27 2, the next generation model. It is identified as a Realtek RTL8188CE driver, so I didn't get my hopes up.

After a reboot, it worked! In device manager it is a Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC.

From what I can tell, the Realtek drivers are written by Atheros, and it wouldn't be a stretch to say that they use the same chipset.

Terminal to GIF creator

Drawing: Kitten

I guess I felt inspired to draw this week.


Drawing: Girl Plays Candy Crush


Drawing: Birdie

Just a drawring of mine.


Unable to unghost an actor in Solidworks Composer

Sometimes an actor will look translucent, but when I select it the opacity is set to the maximum.

In the Assembly tab, click the Assembly Selection Mode button (the first one that looks like a lego brick).

Now the actor's opacity will be correct and it can be adjusted.

Victoria Day, or May 2-4?


I sincerely doubt that.


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