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    1. What's a good way to learn how to maintain my own computer hardware?

      I have two computers (a desktop and a laptop) that broke down just before my city entered a lockdown. Being able to assemble and fix my own computer hardware is something I have always wanted to...

      I have two computers (a desktop and a laptop) that broke down just before my city entered a lockdown. Being able to assemble and fix my own computer hardware is something I have always wanted to do, and if I knew that I would probably not be using a borrowed Macbook Air right now.

      I have no immediate need to provide any maintenance services, nor do I require a primer in electronics or anything too advanced. Just enough to know how to assemble and disassemble a machine, identify and fix the most obvious issues without breaking anything.

      I tend to learn better from sequential and structure learning materials, preferably in text/images form. But videos are also welcomed. I know the names of the things and what they are, but I don't really know how to put things together in practice.

      Suggestions? :)

      13 votes
    2. Folding at Home: Team Tildes information

      Inspired by @moocow1452 original post on donating computer resources towards the cause of researching coronavirus. This new post is to organize the Folding @ Home information to be at the top of...

      Inspired by @moocow1452 original post on donating computer resources towards the cause of researching coronavirus. This new post is to organize the Folding @ Home information to be at the top of the thread for new users who may be interested in donating their resources to the cause.

      34 votes
    3. Call for volunteers: Techies against COVID-19

      Hi tilders. I'll keep it brief: I'm looking for people of various technical skills (devs, sysadmins, etc) willing to volunteer their skills at labs, hospitals and other establishments in the fight...

      Hi tilders. I'll keep it brief: I'm looking for people of various technical skills (devs, sysadmins, etc) willing to volunteer their skills at labs, hospitals and other establishments in the fight against COVID-19.

      A lot of us are lucky to be some of the least-affected by the virus. Not only is the technical field generally young and low-risk, but it's one of the most compatible with work-from-home professions.

      So I'm trying to use some of the free time during this lockdown to set up a volunteer network, focused on tech.

      I'm looking for two types of people specifically:

      • Anyone with tech experience: programmers, web devs, devops/sysadmins, etc; who has time they want to spend on this.
      • Anyone who works in or adjacent-to the medical field, who can help with identifying high-priority and impactful needs (who needs help the most, and how to reach them most efficiently)

      Note: The immediate goal is to build up a network of potential volunteers. I've been doing this on my own for a bit and there's clearly lots of needs, but it's hard to convince labs and hospitals to onboard a single person, so I'm hoping to get more people on board before continuing the search.

      Stay safe.

      10 votes