Vinciper HDMI Switch, 3 Ports 4K@60Hz HDMI Audio Extractor

Does it work? It turns on. Still trying to teach my harmony remote, I haven't got past power toggle. No idea why it won't register anything.

I even put a CR2032 battery in it, slightly fatter then a CR2025. It turns the switch itself on with that battery, and it increased the range.

The remote is shit though, so it might be impossible to teach it to my Logitech remote.

I had to use a screwdriver, to get the battery compartment out, I was making sure there was a battery in it, and I accidentally pushed it up, and it was stuck. This is the worst remote I've used. You'd think for $50, you'd get a working remote, with a working battery.

I got the program to do something, said trouble understanding what to teach it. No idea how I got that, now it's back to doing nothing.

There's an forum post, but the link just takes me to the support page on Logitech, not the post. Google is useless. Or maybe Logitech is useless. I'm not even sure where I should be pointing it, the picture appears to be at the back of the remote. There is a IR thing on the back, just like the front. Might just give up and send it back, get my $50 back. The remote is to shitty to teach my remote, or my Logitech remote is to shitty to work.

Think I had this problem last time I tried adding something that wasn't in it's database.

It could be rebranded from something else, don't know what. It did find some other brands with the same model number.

The five port no audio extractor switch, somebody got their Logitech remote to work, doesn't say what they entered, or if they somehow taught it to it, my remote is blind or something.

FiveHome
HDSW0017M1

Is that the same thing? Searched for it, yes it probably is. There's three inputs, so it's probably the same thing. Not done configuring it yet.

It has the same buttons, when you add a step for it.

Do you have to send the Arc command or just do it once? If only once, it'll probably toggle on and off. No, I didn't read the instructions.

The instructions aren't very helpful. It's done syncing, so I'll just see what it does.

It works. But I don't think I need to send the Arc command every time. So, I'm going to remove that step.

HDMI ARC is nice. You don't even need everything plugged into it. Does the fancy compressed audio work without being delayed now? No idea, and don't really care. I'll keep the TV on good old fashioned stereo PCM. I doubt it has more then two speakers, my $100 soundbar. This switch cost half of my soundbar.

And sound still works on the PS4. That means, the ARC button just changes the ARC settings.

Does audio control from the TV really work? Don't see the point, universal remote works fine.

You can only have eight devices on the Logitech Harmony 650 remote. I had to delete something I don't use or need anymore.

Update
Might of fixed the out of sync audio. Can't really read lips, so not 100% sure. And cartoons might be hard to tell.

Update #2
Works fine with the Apple TV, my only device that is 4k, that isn't built into the TV. Except, at first it was all dark or something. It reset the settings, after changing the color mode or whatever it's called, it wasn't all dark. That could happen with any HDMI switch. Just had to change the resolution to non HDR 4k, and tell it to match the dynamic range and FPS or whatever it said. I don't need the non video parts in HDR. It makes it look worse, like the home screen. And, if you play videos that aren't HDR, they look worse too.

That'll make me depressed

Ask if I lost Tonka. Almost enough to make me cry.

The doctor claimed it would be a couple more months before I felt any better. Was that in September? I'll probably feel just as bad when I go to my appointment next month.

It doesn't get better the longer it's been, it does the opposite. My insanity evolves at a much faster rate. Use to be every year, now it's every month or sooner.

Mac mini is plugged into UPS now

Get a PDU, not a surge protector, a cheapo power strip would probably work too.

You are supposed to rack mount the PDU I got, but I have no rack.

I plugged two external drives into the PDU too. The eGPU is as well.

I only got a load of 39% running a OpenCL Geekbench on the eGPU. Run it on my desktop at the same time, and I'd know if I need a higher wattage UPS. But a full load on both won't happen, I can't play a game on both at the same time. I can stream a game to the mini, but the mini probably won't be using much power.

What's the command to test NUT? Need to make sure the mini turns off. I'll just wait for the next power outage.

You can probably put the PDU on the wall too, if you aren't lazy. And know what you are doing.

I need to hook my 4k HDR HDMI switch up, it has audio out, might fix the audio out of sync issue. Or at least, it might not be as bad. It has HDMI Arc, so I shouldn't need to plug any of the non 4k stuff into it. Just need to configure the remote to turn the switch on.

Hopefully they sent the non surge protected PDU, otherwise, the UPS might get overloaded. I'd have to look at the PDU, it's under my desk. Is that a 6 or 5? It's supposed to be a 5. Probably the right one. I'm to lazy to get on my knees and take it up the ass. It's a five, no anal sex needed.

There's no room on the PDU now, thanks to the power bricks, I forgot to buy the short extension cables that are for bricks.

And the HDMI switch, I think is always on, there's a button to turn it on or off.

What's wrong with being gay anyways?

You are basically saying love is wrong, by being against gay people.

You do realize without the body, everybody is basically the same right? Everybody will turn into light someday, so enjoy your old broken thinking.

Maybe they should educate people on love, instead of hate.

Salt might be poison to some Aliens

Don't want to be abducted? Just cover yourself in salt. Or be depressed, they might not abduct depressed people, that is severely depressed. For some reason, they don't want people to murder themselves. That's why they give you a white bitter drink, you forget everything in the last 48 hours, and fall a sleep.

But if you go to hypnoses, do you get the memory back?

I won't go to hypnoses, I don't want any memories. I really don't want any memories from previous lives. Josh Gates went to such hypnoses, who knows if anything he "remembered" really happened to him.

If Gods are Aliens

Who is God? What happens when you die? Does Tonka still exist?

Gods being Aliens doesn't answer anything about dying.

The experience Josh Gates had, after taking a powerful drug, he said that life is put in a blender and recycled. He didn't go in much detail though. He didn't particularly like the experience. You need to go to a Shaman to get that drug. And it can kill you. You also might puke and/or shit after taking it. Probably before you have any experience. That sounds like reincarnation. But not enough details he provided to know for sure.

And that drug probably kills depressed people.

Seems like a waste of time, to make humans, if you just cease to exist when you die. You aren't teaching anybody anything, as they will cease to exist, therefore whatever you taught them, doesn't exist anymore.

Life is basically a punishment, if you cease to exist. People that knew you might be sad, and you learned nothing. Aliens must have a pretty shitty agenda, if all they want to do is watch people cry. Oh wait, that's why they invented psychopaths. Once everybody is a psychopath, nobody will care about anything anymore.

That doesn't explain "near" death experiences, they wouldn't of came back alive, they'd cease to exist. There's nothing near about it, they are dead. Their body is dead.

A guy that translated some ancient texts, claims Aliens made us, that's what his translation says. And after that, they traced everybody back to the same time he said in his translation. From the same female pre human. They of course rejected everything he said. Because most humans don't want us to be created by Aliens, for some unknown reason.

Might be constipated again

That would explain how I gained over three pounds in less than a week. But an odd constipation, as I went when I got up, without any trouble.

Most would say when you shit and are constipated it hurts, in my opinion it feels good. Nothing like shitting rocks out.

Doesn't feel as good as it did in Oregon, when I was barely shitting.

If I'm not constipated, then I don't know why I can feel it coming out. Usually that means you are shitting rocks out. Maybe something I ate caused some hard rocky shit.

Nephew was puking all night, and now has the runs. Not me, I might have the opposite. Well, I might be puking soon. Puking and constipation, instead of puking and diarrhea.

She doesn't know what diversity is

Something being rare, doesn't make it not part of the subject, like intersex. Trans is rare too, less people are trans then cis, therefore it might as well be rare too. So remove trans from your diversity class, you can't have it both ways.

She also talks like everything she says is a fact and right, even if it's wrong. Trying to make me believe her incorrect thinking. If she doesn't agree with something I say, she tries correcting me. Good luck, it won't work forever.

Dying is peaceful

That's what I thought was happening in bed. Ended up waking up at 10 AM.

You feel nothing when you die, you just cease to exist. So there's no regret, guilt, or anything, you are gone forever.

Dream about Tonka, wake up early

That might of been what some would call a nightmare. Dreaming about taking her to the vet, so they can murder her.

That actually happened. It's murder no matter how you look at it.

You can't change my mind about anything. Should of waited longer to do it, it was to early. She was still eating. Also, should of kept her at home, just let her knock stuff down, stuff doesn't matter, only she mattered.

What was she trying to accomplish by getting some people in the building to not talk to me anymore?

The older people, won't care what she says about me. I'm guessing she's younger then me. Therefore, I haze zero interest whatsoever in her.

There's plenty of women that don't live here, that could care less about what she says. Dating or anything anybody in this building would be foolish. My subconscious knows best.

Then again, dating anybody in this country might be foolish.

On another note, some women at Trader Joe's have a nice big ass. Not the South Hill one, the one up North.

Maybe she stumbled upon this site, and got butt hurt. Except, almost nobody goes to this site. Apparently nobody wants to read ramblings by a madman.

Fixed my TTY

/etc/systemd/system/no.dmesg.tty.service:

[Unit]
Description=Don't print dmesg in tty

[Service]
Type=idle
ExecStart=/usr/bin/dmesg -n 1

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

No more dmesg when using the console on BuyVM. And the window doesn't seem to move itself anymore. To bad no copy and pasting. At least a bunch of crap isn't bombarding it now, when I'm trying to use it.

I don't need it right now, but if the firewall blocks me again, I'll need it.

Switching your DirectAdmin's sever OS is a pain in the ass

Make sure you run setup.sh with screen, or when the firewall decides to block you, you'll be running the script all over again.

No more CentOS. Can you upgrade Debian to a newer version without reinstalling? Probably not.

You have to reinstall CentOS, if you want version 8 and you are running 7. I'd rather use Debian, then reinstall CentOS.

If you ask me how I restored everything from the backup, I have no idea. You mostly need /usr/local/directadmin, setup.sh will think it's already installed. And BuyVM's Debian 10 template doesn't have Curl, so you'll be running setup.sh all over again.

Oh, and BuyVM's VNC is fucked. I don't know if it's the OS, or their VNC. Don't bother trying to use their web console, the window moves itself on the screen.

The other problem is, when logging in there's a bunch of [ and enter on the screen, makes it a mess for typing. And somehow I got logged out once. No copy and paste either. It's easier to use my desktop, and use my script to type for me. Or disable passwords, that would work too.

She's clueless

She thinks I want to have dinner with her. If she rejected her ex's phone calls, he'd be pissed too. If she lied to him, he'd also be pissed.

She made her choice, now she gets to live with it. She won't have any issues living with it, as she never gave a rats ass about me anyways.

It's obvious when a call is rejected, it doesn't ring as long.

That's why she didn't answer, she wasn't sick, that was her lie.

Should of been obvious it was a lie, as she sent two texts, somehow she would be all better today. How would you know if you'd be better today if you are sick? You wouldn't.

Enjoy your shitty holidays without me. Pretty sure Thanksgiving is celebrating a massacre or something, no idea what Christmas is celebrating.

The new Zelda game is a pain

And after leaving a house, it gets low FPS or something.

Pain because, you can't move rocks, so you have to guess what to do. You can't push it, you can't lift it.

You are stuck in a small area.

You can't jump either. The bow costs over 900.

Don't ask me what you are supposed to do.

Don't bother calling me, no Google Voice WiFi calling setup, and I removed the T-Mobile SIM card. That's what happens when you reject somebody's call for no good reason. Oh, and I blocked all messages on T-Mobile, you can't block numbers apparently. It should just block everything.

She's a liar, claiming to be sick, but isn't at home resting. Trying to find out what's wrong, and she rejects my call. So, there's no point in interacting with her anymore. Enjoy lame holidays without me.

The real problem

If any of you truly wonder why relationships have gotten so hard to find and maintain these days just sit back and read because after a lot, and I mean a lot of searching thru multiple dating and social media sites and conversations with people I think I've figured it out.


America has become the land of the man-hater. Females would have you believe they are the victims when in fact they are the victimizers. It is socially acceptable for a female to vocally and physically assault a man in public whereas when starts to defend himself that's when others will step in on HER behalf. 

Females will claim we live in a rape culture. Of course it may seem that way when men can be charged with crimes simply for saying hi to a female. Plus now that society is getting on that #believewomen nonsense, females are claiming rape because they got rejected. 

The pay gap is a complete myth. The only thing that might support that is the fact that men earn more per year than females. Once you look into why that is, it's completely understandable. 

In a society where females are coddled and overly privileged they have no need of common decency and respect for others. The blatant double standards females have are proof of their lack of respect for the entire male gender. Here's a short list.

Females are praised for rejecting short men and if the men say anything then they have a napoleon complex. Whereas men are villainized for rejecting overweight females. It's easier to lose 50lbs than grow 5in. And with only 15% of American men being 6ft and over and almost 80% of females saying that they want nothing less... When 20 attractive females throw themselves at one guy, don't label men bad because he just bangs and slangs all 20 of you.

You have single moms of multiple kids by multiple guys living on welfare or in their parents basement complaining because they cant find a guy that drives a BMW or Mercedes. Yet your dating profile consists of a couple slutty pics and two words, "spoil me." Yes this is a real person. Even the car thing. This is not an isolated thing either.

Females have 30 to 40x more sexual partners than men do and men are the ones still considered "sex-crazed". Of course guys may seem desperate when the average guy has one sexual partner every 2 to 3 months whereas a female has anywhere between 12 and 25. Maybe if it was that easy for guys to get some they wouldn't seem so desperate.

I wonder how long it would take those social media girls to break down if every guy just stopped giving them attention? "OMG! Nobody is liking my post!😫😫🤯" 

Females clearly have no idea how starved for attention men actually are, they only claim to know. The problem isn't men. It's the female fantasy and the fact that their are men desperate enough to feed into it.

They just posted what the real problem is, men like them.

You can thank the internet, their post will be on it forever.

Their pay gap part makes no sense, making more a year, is making more.

They are probably a rapist, not surprising, they hate women.

Where did I find that? Craigslist, of course. Where else do you find men like that?

ns-usbloader worst software ever

Freezes my entire computer. Finally logged into SSH to my desktop. Waiting for it to finish installing something, which probably won't work because of the firmware on my emuMMC.

Then, I'm killing the process.

Tinfoil, the real old version, failed at installing something. Just said 0% after it finished the big file, but never did anything else. Looks like Goldleaf crapped out. Time, to kill the process.

Haha! Linux killed it for me. Now, I need to close Goldleaf on my Switch.

And, the official program, uses Java too, and it freezes Linux as well. Couldn't use it with OpenJDK, only the official Java. Do I need a newer version? Or does Java just blow ass? I'm guessing it just blows ass.

Could be that it's plugged into one of my external drives. Maybe that's causing the freezing. SSH isn't working, tried running "ps aux | grep java".

Linux is completely frozen.

It's working now. To get my desktop to post, I had to turn it off, and unplug the drives and back in, I forgot one drive. Still posted even without rebooting one drive, the external made to be, Seagate drives, don't have a switch or button. My HD dock has a button, and the NAS drive in an enclosure has a switch. That's the drive I forgot to power cycle.

No idea what ns-usbloader did. Maybe nothing.

The Switch is plugged into my hub now, instead of the external drive.

The Switch doesn't crash with a good micro SD card. The other one was crap. I should try and get it replaced, claims life time warranty.

This new card, is the best micro SD card I've had, not just space, it can write faster then 10 MB/s. Not when installing using Goldleaf. But when plugged into my card reader it can.

How slow are my regular SD cards? It could be better then those too.

Olympus should release a cheap micro 4/3 camera with two micro SD slots. Buy two of those cards, and tell the camera to backup the main to the second.

Status site is up

Try going to https://status.vanvalkinburgh.org/, if this site is down, different server. If both servers are down, you are screwed.

Just a static HTML site, using Hugo.

If I wasn't lazy, I'd convert this site and my other site to Hugo.

No wonder my slave DNS server is fast

cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor	: 0
vendor_id	: AuthenticAMD
cpu family	: 23
model		: 1
model name	: AMD EPYC Processor (with IBPB)
stepping	: 2
microcode	: 0x1000065
cpu MHz		: 2099.998
cache size	: 512 KB
physical id	: 0
siblings	: 1
core id		: 0
cpu cores	: 1
apicid		: 0
initial apicid	: 0
fpu		: yes
fpu_exception	: yes
cpuid level	: 13
wp		: yes
flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm rep_good nopl cpuid extd_apicid tsc_known_freq pni pclmulqdq ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand hypervisor lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ssbd ibpb vmmcall fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 rdseed adx smap clflushopt sha_ni xsaveopt xsavec xgetbv1 virt_ssbd arat
bugs		: fxsave_leak sysret_ss_attrs null_seg spectre_v1 spectre_v2 spec_store_bypass
bogomips	: 4199.99
TLB size	: 1024 4K pages
clflush size	: 64
cache_alignment	: 64
address sizes	: 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

Well, I finally got a VPS with a AMD CPU. RamNode's VDS uses Intel CPUs it says. No block storage either. If they had block storage, and the option to get a AMD CPU with a VDS, I might signup.