Quick update!

Hi everyone that might be reading my blog!

I’m still alive and kicking, just much going on in life, but to summarize some things that I’m working on:

  • Preparing a build-blog for a 3D-printer that I’m designing and working on, including 3D-printed parts, electronics and software.
  • Building a new blog in Laravel, the plan is to migrate from WordPress.
  • Building two applications for a friend, might do a write-up on these later.
  • Designing and building surrounding hardware for an upcoming Z80-homebrew computer, that I’m also designing.
  • Writing tech-related articles for your reading pleasure, I’m currently working on an article about red flags in clients.

Anything else you would like to see on this blog?

If so, please let me know in the comments below!

Until next time, take care and stay safe.

// Rickard

Debugging GTA V to find why it crashes.

Problem: GTAV.exe crashed when given focus in both windowed and fullscreen-mode.

After countless hours trying to troubleshoot the problem, installing new drivers for my graphics-card, disabling sound-drivers, unplugging periphials, I decided to debug the game using Visual Studio 2015.

The callstack gave me the answer.

Razer tried to inject their RzStats into the game, to collect in-game-data for mouse-heatmaps and keyboard-statistics.
The solution for this is quite simple, uninstall the fucking thing.

The uninstaller for Razer Synapse stats is located in:

C:\ProgramData\Razer\Synapse\ProductUpdates\Uninstallers\RzStats

After uninstalling it, GTA V works once again.

I’m using Razer Deathadder 2013 and Blackwidow Ultimate 2013.

Source for disabling stats-manager: https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/2nzqhl/how_do_i_make_razer_to_disable_stats_manager/cmimk0r/

Raspberry PI B+ HDD-cage.

Well, this is the result of my idea that I got while I had problem sleeping. And a quick search later, I was unable to find any box/cage that was ready for a HDD (2.5″).

So, I spent some time mocking up two brackets to mount an HDD and a Raspberry. The brackets allow you to move both the HDD and the converter-plate.
The converter-plate is just a plate to mount the Rpi above the HDD, extending the width of it from 56mm to ~69,85mm.

Please note that the screwholes might be slightly off, but for the HDD it’s M3-screws, and for the Rpi it’s M2.5. Also, I’ve not made any holes in the bottom of the brackets for mounting, I’ve left that up to one-self.

A mockup of the raspberry, showing a HDD-dummy underneath a raspberry 2.5-inch converter-plate
Raspberry PI B+ HDD-cage

If you want the Sketchup-file, just comment and I shall provide.

Be kind.
-Rickard