Ugh. So I tried to repair a large screen LED TV recently. I've never worked on a TV before so this was definitely uncharted territory. The issue was that the LED backlight would not stay on, they would briefly flash when starting the TV and the logo would show but then the screen would go dark.
Ultimately, I was able to repair the backlight but did end up breaking the screen in the process.
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I recently added a new project to GitHub: Ubuild
This project addresses something I've wanted for a long time: a way to unify the build process for various software projects. It shouldn't matter if the project is a C++ native application or a web app, there should be a simple interface that takes the guess-work out of the build process. Ubuild provides this unified interface.
A user can review the build options by running the …more ...
One of my favorite podcasts is the pick this week.
Some random picks this week.
Took a short summer break from picks but I'm back with two goodies.
I’ve been playing around with Godot a bit recently, a promising 2D/3D game engine that is completely open source. What most impressed me is that the entire engine is distributed as a 50MB binary. Compared to the 1GB+ installation size for Unity, this is pretty amazing.
Here are some quick instructions for debugging the Godot engine itself (i.e. rather than a game created in Godot) using VS Code:
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Hi, I am Jeff Rimko!
A computer engineer and software developer in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.