How to Straighten Bent CPU Pins

Yikes, for the first time in decades, I bent the delicate pins on an AMD CPU.

It happened because I pulled off the heatsink-fan, when the grease was still relatively new (it was only a few weeks old, and didn’t check that the CPU had been pulled out of the socket. I then proceeded to wipe the old grease off. The pressure from wiping may have bent the pins.
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Adding Desktop Application Icons for Terminal-based Programs in GNOME Linux and Ubuntu

I just downloaded the Parity Ethereum node, and it’s an old fashioned terminal-based program. Here’s how to make a launcher for it so it’ll integrate with the GNOME desktop. It should also work with KDE, but I haven’t tried it. Continue reading Adding Desktop Application Icons for Terminal-based Programs in GNOME Linux and Ubuntu