I signed up to YouTube in February 2009 when I was 12 years old (I wasn't even supposed to do it since YouTube's terms of service say you have to be at least 13 to sign up for a YouTube account). This "TheComputerGuy96" account actually replaces my first-ever YouTube account named "ale12396" (I wanted ale123 but it was taken), made in September 2008, which had about 200 subscribers and got suspended because of inappropriate commenting (when you're this young you're prone to doing stupid shit).
Upon making this "TheComputerGuy96" channel I got a little better, but was still young. I made videos very frequently, especially in 2009 and 2010, most of which were pretty lame. This is why they're now unlisted (thankfully I didn't delete them).
Also in this page are present some newer videos which I never made public for the same reason: they weren't good enough.
So here is the list! Videos are ordered from oldest to newest. Start reading from the bottom (click here to jump there) if you want the reversed order.
None of the videos linked in this page are monetized by me, if a video has ads it's because of a copyrighted song. All YouTube video links open in a new tab.
Special thanks to dnomaid on Twitter for suggesting to move this page to GitHub since Dropbox has removed the ability to use your "Public" folder as a website.
First video uploaded to this channel
A parody of the "in action" virus videos by OnNeutral. This isn't a real virus, I was controlling the computer from another one with LogMeIn.
Trying to log in to my older youtube account
Pressing random keys while Windows Narrator is running
ComputerKid117 was a good Internet friend of mine back then. We often connected to each other's computers using LogMeIn.
YouTube back in early 2009 was customizable as hell.
Middle school. I actually got my whole class in trouble because of this, the teacher wanted us to concentrate on whatever work we had to do.
Trip to electronics stores used to really excite me. Now I still enjoy going to them, but I'm definitely not as excited. Filmed in beautiful 144p with a Motorola V1075 (couldn't afford an iPhone 3G, and even if I could it couldn't take videos!)
Something put together with screen shots by ComputerKid117 and whatever came up first in the search results of "Mac sounds remix".
So exciting. Just kidding.
It made a pretty annoying sound.
Literally a plain wallpaper animated with Windows Movie Maker.
Back then I had an HP Pavilion tower PC from 2008, with Windows Vista Home Premium, an AMD Phenom 9500 quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 500GB 7200rpm hard drive. I still have it, running Windows 10, but it's not used much today. I really liked Vista because it was much more beautiful than XP, but it was slow.
Some youtuber which I forgot the name of inexplicably made up startup sounds for every version of Windows from 7 to 16. Another one made a "windows 07 parody" (back when Windows 7 didn't exist yet). I combined the two ideas to make this video.
Never uploaded online, this was a personal video made in mid 2008 before I had any YouTube accounts. This was on my 2005 Acer Aspire 1690 which came with XP. These days I was able to put Windows 10 on it after upgrading the RAM (try telling my past self this is possible!), but sadly in early 2014 the video card started corrupting and in late 2015 it took down the entire computer along with it, like cancer.
Probably just an unsupported character. Also bonus Easter egg at the end
The first Linux distribution I ever tried was Ubuntu 8.04 (back when it was the latest version) which I installed on my computer with Wubi, but how about something a little older?
Obviously 7.10 wasn't old enough, so here's the first version of Ubuntu.
I lost that iPod on a school trip on April 17, 2009. I got an iPod nano 5G months later, which I still have, but of course I use smartphones now.
Easter egg or just snarky programmer comment accidentally released publicly.
"First boot of Windows XP" in Italian
Utterly horrible and unfair comparison of boot times.
HD 720p video support had been out for a while, but when it was first out you had to have really weird settings to get the "watch in HD" option to be available, you couldn't just upload a video at 1280*720 resolution and that was it. I think around this time it became easier to upload HD videos.
I don't think I talk to any of them today.
Remake of a ComputerKid117 video. I don't have the original video sadly
Deleting big files I didn't need
It can be improved.
I could never try it in Windows Vista because I had the Italian version and Speech Recognition is only in English. But when I installed the Windows 7 beta in English, I could finally try it.
First and last video of myself microwaving something. That microwave oven later died (it was a cheap one from Lidl) so we got another cheap one by a brand called "Candy" which still works today.
Ah, the joys of 144p video before smartphones could film in HD. It also costed me a fortune to upload it via MMS.
Remember when you could see when a user last signed in?
I couldn't get Windows XP Service Pack 2 to re-install on this HP Pavilion from 2002 which came with XP. The trick was to install the RTM version with no service packs and update it after installing. That computer is gone today, but I still have its 40GB IDE hard drive which mostly works, and I use its AMD Athlon XP processor to comb my beard.
Another stupid and unfair comparison
Clickbait titles in 2009! (The feature is just seeing the video time when you hover on the time bar thing under the video)
I hardly remember them.
It exploded! Imagine how cool the slow motion video would have looked if I'd had a camera that could record in 120fps, like today.
It was a rock solid OS even in beta/RC stage, and I remember using it as my main OS (dual booting with Vista of course because the Windows 7 beta expired after a while). But then again, the Windows 8 and 10 betas were also stable (as seen in my "jailbreaking iPhone with Windows 10 technical preview" video).
Remember when "fred" was the most popular YouTube user?
Don't watch this if you have epilepsy!!!
Made popular by YouTube user danooct1, where he initially just showed it running on Windows 98. Later he re-made a better video himself showing how that worm runs on XP.
This is what happens when the Windows Vista setup app crashes.
By that I mean without editing. I always edited videos, even if it was just a single clip, to reduce the file size so it would upload faster.
I didn't experience AOL dial-up, of course, but you can make an AOL email for free anywhere in the world (or at least you could back then).
My first iOS device! Of course back then it wasn't called iOS.
Because every YouTuber needs to have an intro. Song: Puscifer - The Mission
My family's first video game console! Yup, I've never had a PlayStation, Xbox or older Nintendo growing up. Not even a portable one like a Game Boy, Nintendo DS or PSP. I "only" had a computer, which arguably isn't a bad thing at all. My brother got an Xbox 360 in 2011, and that's the only two gaming consoles we have.
When you had to make milestone videos
I only got these because the iPod touch doesn't have a built-in mic.
You won't believe how upset I was because it didn't work. I wanted to try Mac OS X so much!
My good old 2008 HP desktop PC
Yeah, I paid for it. Then it went free.
Being inspired by danooct1, I tried infecting a virtual machine myself.
The "CrashOnCtrlScroll" trick that only works if you have a PS/2 keyboard.
Video response to YouTube user aly369
Summer holidays! So cool!
Vibrating its way to the floor. Of course it survived, so it's more like a suicide attempt.
Hacked version of "The World's Hardest Game", a Flash game.
Back when a new release was exciting.
After being extremely upset, I was extremely happy.
Later I attempted to destroy it, but I just broke the plastic casing. I'm glad it survived; I now use it as a bootable install drive for Mac OS X El Capitan on my 2015 HP laptop.
Don't try installing Windows XP on a USB flash drive, even if setup recognizes it!
So exciting, right? I have one of those now, which is kind of crap today, but it was great when it was new, like all Apple stuff.
Don't watch this video, you'll waste your time. It's literally 7 minutes of waiting on hold, then saying "not telling" when they finally pick up and hanging up.
They're really just Internet Explorer with a new GUI written in Visual Basic.
With a little app that simulates ice on the screen. Don't try this, moisture can screw up your electronic device.
My first "hackintosh" experience was Mac OS X Tiger on VMware, but here it is running natively on a computer.
Still liked doing these kinds of videos
When I was 12 years old, I got on this youtuber's nerves because I acted immature, so he made a "ninna nanna" (= lullaby) video about me, saying things like I should go to sleep like the baby I am instead of doing stupid shit on the Internet. After a while, I made one about him in retaliation.
In a virtual machine again
In my 2005 Acer laptop
My favorite cell phone before getting a smartphone. Sadly it's broken now :( The Motorola V1075, the other cell phone I often used, still works instead.
Getting close to the official release!
Put it in DFU mode and restore it.
Featuring my lovely Nokia 6085. It was an inactive SIM card. I hated Vodafone back then, I preferred TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile). In November 2010 however I switched back to Vodafone because everyone had it so texts were cheaper for everyone, and I still have it today, because carriers don't matter too much these days, people just use Internet apps like WhatsApp to communicate.
Made with Animoto
Which you shouldn't enable if it's not a 3D video
I was just getting into this game after discovering it from an older video by YouTube user Hildron101010.
Super long level made shorter by removing the 80+ diamonds you have to pick up.
My first external hard drive! FIREcube is just the name for the enclosure, the actual drive inside it is a Samsung. Also it's pretty stupid on my end to put it next to a subwoofer with a big-ass magnet, but the drive still works and still has those 2009 backups today.
After buying my external hard drive, it was time to back up and re-install Windows using the disks I made with the recovery utility that came with my computer, to make it faster.
A Windows parody made in Microsoft PowerPoint based on the early videos of the "Windows Crap Edition" series by Hildron101010.
Dropping a small glass bottle. Surprisingly it didn't shatter, maybe because it was small, light, and had thick glass.
TinyURL and Bitly are old hat.
We later gifted the Nokia 1200 to someone who needed it more than us, then that person broke it (don't ask how).
This used to be the most popular video on my channel. I did watch the "2 Girls 1 Cup" video and was extremely grossed out, but because I didn't watch it carefully enough it didn't shock me. When I recorded the low quality music from the video I didn't look at the video again.
The beginning of the video series in which I run a command that deletes as many files in the hard drive as possible.
Same thing, but with a Windows 2000 beta before they decided to call it Windows 2000.
Title shamelessly copied from a popular youtube user, maybe lockergnome, I don't remember exactly.
Like calling Apple is going to give it an Internet connection and "find my iPod" capabilities. I was desperate and hadn't bought a replacement to it yet. But even today in 2016 I get sad thinking about that poor iPod.
Convert a short audio file to M4A and then change the extension to M4R.
Youtube in the middle of changing their layout
You may think it's normal, but I've seen more BSODs in XP than Vista. The biggest problem Vista had was that it took much more system resources, so it was slower.
With poor results on every version. Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 is quite decent instead, too bad for no extension support, the only reason I'm still using Chrome.
I just forgot to copy over some textures, however it wasn't mentioned anywhere, so I was lost for a moment and made that video.
Back when that was the biggest size screen
The beta was horrible. The final version got better but I still don't like it very much.
The cheeky gits.
Some small Visual Basic program
Another small VB program
Yet another VB program
I was really into testing small VB programs made by YouTube friends.
I loved hanging out there. I was a moderator there too. It later moved to lorner96.com instead of a free domain, but shortly it died off.
A former YouTube friend. He was obsessed with Lady Gaga whom I hate.
Here's a story: Earlier this year (2016) I logged in to my Tumblr account for the first time in almost three years. On my Tumblr home page I noticed some sexually suggestive photos of young men from a blog I don't remember following. Turns out it's this very person, this former Internet friend, who wrote he's gay.
What's great is that one of my former high school classmates also really likes Lady Gaga, it turned out he's gay, and shares the sexual photos he likes online (except he does it by "liking" photos on Instagram instead of re-blogging them on Tumblr). I'm also gay, but I've never liked Lady Gaga, neither her nor her music, and the porn stuff I like I fucking keep to myself. It's intriguing how some people can appear very similar yet be very different at the same time.
Intentional program crashes are always cool.
Yup, it came out on my 13th birthday. I still think that's a cool coincidence and it's my favorite Mac OS X version of all time, even if my MacBook is running Lion and my HP laptop is running El Capitan.
I'm not good at this game, but beating the Ultimate Time is pretty hard. I can't beat that record again.
Windows 95 crashes on CPUs with more than 2 GHz, and mine was 2.2! I know now there's a third-party patch disk out there. Or you could just install it in VMware.
I had it before it was cool. Such a hipster.
Mocking someone with an English worse than mine
With bonus kernel panic
The phone still works today, but I took it apart years ago and I lost the screws to put it back together. (it still turns on if you squeeze it to keep the parts together).
A twist to the then-popular "My Mac dock" videos
I downloaded a pre-made virtual machine which worked.
It was actually a 2G, but they look identical. And of course, I just pretended to, much like that Acer smashing video
With a bug that was of course later fixed
First time beating a Marble Blast Platinum advanced level: crappy camera video and screen recorded video
MegaByte TV was a YouTube channel where you would submit tech videos. It was pretty cool, but was full of kids like me.
It actually recorded decently
Somehow I was able to set this resolution on my 1280*800 laptop. The laptop screen was showing a 1280*800 area and panned as you moved the mouse cursor.
High-definition video recorded with Nokia 6085
The "demo recorder" records your keystrokes in the game in a small file instead of recording a video. The video is a recording of the game playing this demo recording.
I finally got a new iPod. It's better than the iPod nano 3G I lost in every single way (in fact I think it's the best iPod nano Apple ever made), but I was emotionally attached with the iPod nano 3G. (now I also am with this 5G).
Another test with the iPod's video camera
Like VoiceOver on Mac and later iOS.
When I say "Dangerous!", I mean it. The iPod flew off and although it still works, its dent on a corner can still be seen today.
Italian people aren't known for being good at English.
Useless video, since those fragile pieces of shit broke anyway. A cheap Chinese €5 cable actually lasts longer, so I only buy those now (they're safe, cheap fake chargers are the dangerous part, and I do have genuine Apple or high-quality chargers).
Of course today on the Windows 10 mail client it's as easy as signing in to Gmail on your web browser.
Another advanced level, which I could complete, but very slowly, so I thought it was a good idea to make a "walkthrough" video. This is my last Marble Blast video on this channel, see my next ones at TheMarbleBlastGuy.
Hyperionics HyperCam was the only Windows screen recording app not designed for games that could record games at a watchable frame rate (it was still pretty low though). Remember when all screen recorded videos had "Unregistered HyperCam" in the top left corner?
Windows Data Execution Prevention closing Firefox for a weird reason.
Just press Ctrl+Enter after typing the website without the www. and .com. It's still a cool trick not many people know today.
This was a pretty powerful screen recording app.
Up until the date of that video, of course. It doesn't include my 2009 Macbook Pro (bought in 2010) and my 2015 HP laptop.
Contains Lady Gaga music from when she wasn't crazy enough, you've been warned.
Specifically my 2005 Acer Aspire 1690, with an Intel Pentium M 760 at 2 GHz, 512 MB of RAM, and a 100 GB hard drive. It was working quite beautifully because thanks to aly369 I was able to get the correct resolution (1280*800) instead of stretched-out 1024*768 which was painful to see.
Something about Agnes the singer and her pop song "Release Me" which was so popular back then
What happens with an old version of Internet Explorer, back when they also made it for Mac?
It's been a while, so let's test it out again. This was a video response.
After seeing danooct1's video about it, I thought it was the greatest idea ever to try it on a large virtual hard drive. Looking back on it today, it's not something that exciting.
My average is about 20 words per minute more than what you see in the video, so I've improved in seven years, but I'm still not that great. Oh well, I still type faster than my real life friends. Also I can type faster on my HP laptop's chiclet keyboard than my MacBook's chiclet keyboard or my Microsoft rubber dome keyboard. I'd like to get a mechanical keyboard, but you can't find used IBM Model M keyboards here, and I don't think €80 for a new one is worth it!
They're delicious, although these days I only like the Classic flavor.
Remember the "Tap Tap Revenge" games? With the Coldplay version (at the time the latest album by them was "Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends") I also discovered some of their older songs before the classics like Fix You and The Scientist (also Clocks which made me cry when I was a child). In 2014 I listened to all their studio albums, from Parachutes to Ghost Stories, and now they're one of my favorite bands (I also like their newest album "A Head Full Of Dreams").
Back when Netflix wasn't available here. In late 2015 it finally became available. We instantly signed up for the trial and now we pay for it because it really is as cool as all American people say. "Netflix and chill" is another story.
Literally the only way I could get a screen recording to work on this Hackintosh. The crashie.com video was recorded on my Windows computer connected to the Hackintosh via LogMeIn.
I went to a computer shop early one morning when there weren't many people, so I had the opportunity to record a video from one of the Macs, save it on my USB flash drive, and then upload it at home. This amazed me much more than today's iMac retina 5K.
My 2008 HP was much more powerful than my 2005 Acer, but it had an AMD processor, so I couldn't get Hackintosh working on it for the longest time! Finally, after finding a very specific hacked version of Mac OS X, I was able to install it.
By microphone I mean analog microphone jack with some crappy Logitech headset, and by "Mac" I mean new Hackintosh.
It was broken, so I had some fun with it before throwing it away.
Optical mouse placed on a non solid smooth surface.
The Windows version of iTunes doesn't have them.
Imitation of an aly369 video where he dropped his phone in water while recording. I had my iPod in a small plastic bag, but it did get a little wet anyway, and the speaker stopped working. After drying it it started working fine and still works today, but be careful and waterproof your devices the right way!
I call shenanigans.
Jailbreak it and use VNC.
The beautiful video recording quality of the Nokia 6085 returns!
Just installing Windows 7 on my Acer laptop with captions in Italian
I still tend to easily run out of disk space on my computers today.
Yay for another small Visual Basic program.
One of the sound effects
Remix of aly369's video. Needless to say, my future career won't be a DJ.
Website of YouTube user mobilephone2003
Not the same place as in uTorrent for Windows.
Christmas 2009 was coming
It would have been a very nice feature phone if it weren't for the horrible resistive touch screen. I still have it and it works but it doesn't recognize the battery, it only boots up when the charger is plugged in.
I won't be an artist either.
Back then you could order Ubuntu CDs for free (only one per version) on shipit.ubuntu.com. I got 9.10, 10.04 LTS and 10.10. They stopped at 11.04.
ComputerKid117's new account
Back when downloading dozens of unique third-party Twitter clients was the norm.
On my 2008 HP computer
It was actually a video recorded with my iPod nano (which recorded video in a very similar quality to the iPhone 3GS) and transferred it to my iPod touch, which was jailbroken and had a mod to upload videos to YouTube. Back then the YouTube video page would say "Uploaded using iPhone". And for some reason the video quality got reduced by a lot, something which wouldn't have happened on a real iPhone.
Because of Newton and stuff
I screwed up my HP computer. It wouldn't boot up, it wouldn't even send a video signal. I had to take it apart (never done that before so I was scared) and reset the CMOS by taking out the backup battery.
This phone is a beast. I've had it for years but some keys are broken (not the buttons, the actual circuitry that registered the key press). I later found out it even has Wi-Fi (they call it WLAN), but it only supports WEP and WPA, not WPA2 which my network uses. The broken keys in question are still broken now. The phone works, but it's almost unusable without those keys.
By following a guide online, I was able to get it to work using an original Mac OS X Snow Leopard disk and some hacked files. I used a very similar method to get Mac OS X El Capitan working on my 2015 HP laptop (but less hacks because that laptop has an Intel processor instead of AMD), but while Mac OS X on the HP laptop works fine, on the HP desktop it's the reason I had to reset the BIOS in the "bad news" video. Needless to say I stuck with Leopard on that computer.
Trying to create a spin-off website of fmylife.com, but of course it didn't get popular.
Another one of my unfair comparisons
The hype, man! The hype!
I re-installed Mac OS X on my HP
Recording of a live stream. Back then I did live streams on BlogTV and Ustream very often.
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard was touted for having the "stacks" feature which basically means quickly see the contents of a folder pinned to the dock without opening it in Finder. This feature is in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger too, but it's less intuitive.
For a brief time this account got suspended because I got a third copyright strike. One of them was from YouTube user alexram1313, because I copied one of his quotes and he didn't take it very well. I moved to the channel TheComputerGuy196 and made some more videos there, which still exist, including when I got my 2009 MacBook Pro and an iPhone 3GS. I submitted a counter-notification to alexram1313, whom I was friends with online, to get one strike away (because I didn't steal his content or anything, I just repeated what he said in one of his videos). And then thankfully my account came back.
One of those folders with a transparent icon and empty character
Another website which didn't gain popularity
Or just about any ProBoards forum
It was on an iPad simulator from the iPhone OS SDK but it should have worked on a real iPad too.
The iPod was full and the iPhone was almost empty (and back them the hardware difference was significant, unlike today when an iPhone 5S on iOS 9 is almost as fast as a 6S on the same version), so of course the iPhone was faster.
When the final version came out, it was finally renamed to iOS.
A little bit of a backstory: my Telecom Italia router (made by Pirelli, the same brand who makes tires, the logo was the same at least) died. We asked for a replacement, and they gave us this one that looked the same but was very crippled and was by a weird brand called "Industrie Dial Face". First, the Wi-Fi network SSID was hidden and there was no way to change it, not even if you opened the router settings at the gateway address. Second, and most importantly, it wouldn't let me upload any file larger than 1 MB. I couldn't upload YouTube videos anymore. Until months later, when we bought a new router by a better brand: NETGEAR (DGN2000). It worked just fine but we replaced it with a slightly better model (DGND4000) in 2014.
Some odd Flash animation that says "Fuck You" in Italian.
Remember "antennagate" on the iPhone 4? If you held the phone in a certain way, the antennas would get blocked and the phone would lose signal. It also happens with other phones, but you have to hold them really tight where the antenna is, while on the iPhone 4 you didn't need any effort. To fix it you just had to put a case on the phone.
On my 2008 HP PC. Similar to vwestlife in his video about the Compaq "Walmart Special" PC. In fact the design of those computers is similar. Of course I didn't replace any hardware, I just replaced the OS.
I want to upgrade this computer like vwestlife did, but because it has an AMD processor, my choices are a bit more limited. The motherboard this computer has (ASUS NARRA3) has a Socket AM2+ processor, and when I looked it up I found the best processor for it is an AMD Phenom II (it currently has a first generation AMD Phenom). I don't know if it maxes out at 4GB of RAM or I can go all the way up to 8 (it has 3 now). Also it could do with a better power supply (it has a Bestec but not one of the dangerous ones) and a dedicated graphics card. Finally it could do with an SSD (even a cheap €40 120GB one, and the 500GB hard drive it currently has will become secondary). Maybe it could even be a decent gaming PC, better than my current laptop with an Intel Core i7-4510U, 8GB RAM, 500GB SSD, and NVIDIA GeForce 820M, which runs GTA V at 720p at 30fps. (Nah, I doubt it).
This video is a bit older, but YouTube had just extended the video limit from 10 minutes to 15, so I was able to upload this video in just one part.
With jailbreakme.com. It hadn't been this easy since that same website in the iPhone OS 1.0 days.
Gemma Del Sud, literally "south gem", was a YouTube user from southern Italy who became popular the wrong way: by making videos of her singing horribly. Either she was convinced she could sing well, or she was just trolling. There were rumors she was forced by her boyfriend to make these videos, I kind of doubt that. In her last videos she sang while crying. Then her two accounts got suspended and she disappeared without a trace.
Ending of the first "Portal" game
When iMovie came out for iPhone as well and not just the iPad 2. I believe it was only for the iPhone 4 but with a hack it was possible to install it on a jailbroken iPhone 3GS.
All those numers just to say...IE9 beta.
Funny recording from his live stream
I guess he didn't like him very much...
A turret was hitting my character in the game but not hurting me, and I didn't have any cheats enabled.
You need to have a jailbroken device.
This review was just bad. The monitor is great though (it replaces my 19-inch 1280*1024 Philips 190C, which my brother uses now for his Xbox), I still have it today and it works nicely. It's just a 21.5-inch 1080p monitor with a VGA and DVI input and no frills (no speakers or any extra features like that).
Video made the day before high school started. Just having fun with a DVD-R I didn't need anymore before throwing it away and an old but working iron.
My first YouTube poop, which wasn't good especially since I made it with iMovie '11.
When the iPhone version of the Pages app didn't exist.
Mac OS X text to speech voice doesn't know the word "Camtasia"
Of course you needed a jailbreak, and it's not very useful on the iPhone 3GS that doesn't have a front camera, but it was cool. It was even possible on the iPad, but because the iPad 1 had no cameras, it was an early form of FaceTime Audio (which came out much later).
I was a fan of that game, and I instantly bought that for €5 when it first came out. Years later Intel AppUp shut down, but they offered a refund if you ever paid in their store, so I got that money back.
Someone contacted me asking me to do this review as free advertising. This video features my first Android phone, a Huawei IDEOS U8150 that was €100 brand new. Today for €100 you can get a decent Android phone for basic tasks, and actually, back in 2010, this phone was actually usable as a smartphone, but now it's not. I still have it and it works, but Google Play Store barely works because it has so little internal memory. It can act as a decent Wi-Fi hotspot if I stick a SIM card in it (3G only though).
Not long, but even back in 2011 I thought the Intel Core 2 Duo was crap, but it's not that crap. It's better than a Pentium or Celeron.
Horrible quality and lots of failed attempts.
THIS is where shit started to go down. I can't get used to this feature. The scroll wheel on my mouse or the scroll gesture on my trackpad is not the same thing as scrolling on a touch screen! Even my 2015 HP laptop came with this feature enabled by default. It's horrible!!!
A slightly more sophisticated Visual Basic program by YouTube user saint1997.
Having fun with the CD drive I extracted from my broken 2002 HP PC
Back then, new features Apple added, even if they were gimmicks, they were exciting. I don't give a crap about "force 3D touch" or "taptic engine" on the newer iPhones of today.
With my real voice
Filmed with the iPhone 4S which has a 1080p camera. This is the hard drive that came with our 1997 HP OmniBook 2000CS, which died in the early 2000s.
Fan from the broken 2002 computer, I'm not against the brand of the fan at all.
I downloaded a very old version of Parallels Workstation for Windows, which made Windows XP crash.
I bought that thing in 2007 to use as a USB microphone for Skype (well, it was my mom's idea to buy this instead of a real headset or microphone), when it actually was supposed to be used for its own proprietary VoIP protocol.
Taken from the video "We need this in Black Ops II" by youtube user M3rkmus1c
It's not any weirder than a Windows virtual machine on a Windows computer.
This is the bent iPhone 4S with broken LCD I showed in a video, back when the iPhone 4S was mine. That was my favorite iPhone and iOS 6 is my favorite version of all time. I kept iOS 6.1.2 jailbroken on it for a very long time (even after buying my HTC One M7). In September 2013, when iOS 7 came out, I restored it to iOS 7.0 and gave it to my mom, then in December she got an iPhone 5S so this 4S went to my younger brother, then in December 2014 the events of the "bent iPhone" video happened, so I bought myself a OnePlus One and gave my HTC to him, got this 4S back, installed iOS 9 beta on it, then in June 2015 when an iOS 6 downgrade method came out, I downgraded it back to the then-latest non-beta iOS version (8.3), jailbroke it, and downgraded it to iOS 6.1.3. (Now my brother has a Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M7 went to my even younger sister, which still works great but the camera doesn't focus anymore). I really missed iOS 6, it's so much more beautiful than the newer versions, but in 2016 it's pretty old, and on this broken iPhone 4S it's not very usable...
This video is sarcastic.
Del Ray's music video "Burning Desire" shows the tachometer (RPM) of a Ferrari whilst singing she's "driving fast". If RPM means speed, then here I am driving fast too! Back when I made this video I didn't even know how to drive, I began learning a few months later.
Testing the "intro" feature (play first 10 seconds of every track on a CD) of this Sony Discman D-131 CD player.
I downloaded the "Shuric Scan" Sony Vegas project file that's floating around the Internet, and I added a video clip I recorded of my dad's car, a Volkswagen Passat TDI 4motion station wagon from 2002.
This car, even if it's a VW with a turbocharged direct injection, actually isn't involved in the "Volkswagen diesel cheating emissions scandal". The involved cars are anything that has a 2.0 TDI engine and is from between 2009 and 2015. That includes some cars by VW but also all car companies owned by them, including Audi, SEAT, and Škoda (have you noticed their diesel models are all called TDI?). Even if my dad's car was from 2009-2015, it wouldn't have had cheating emissions anyway, because it only has a 1.9 TDI engine! I wish it was involved though, so we would have gotten this sweet compensation!
And besides, the "scandal" is simply them saying it pollutes this much when it actually pollutes a little more. Cheating was a mistake on VW's behalf (again, it's also Audi, Seat and Škoda, they're all owned by VW), but it's not as scandalous as everyone wants you to think, and I think VW should have been sued for less.
Same thing as before, but with my mom's Peugeot 208 from 2014 instead. The clip is taken from the """driving fast""" video.
There's not much to say about this car. It has a 1.2 gas engine running at 60 KW (about 80 hp), so it's less powerful than my dad's 1.9 96 KW (130 hp) car, but it's more powerful than the 1.6 diesel version I saw on an ad, which only has 75 hp! So just because it's a diesel and it makes a lot of noise, doesn't mean it's more powerful. Over here diesel cars are very common, I don't know if it's a thing of Europe, Italy, or just my area. If I need a diesel car, I can always borrow my dad's.
This 208 still reaches illegal speeds very easily, so there's little to dislike about it. The only disadvantage of the less powerful engine is that it takes longer to accelerate. It has cruise control, USB and aux ports, and Bluetooth, which my dad's car doesn't have. Also, because it's smaller, it's easier to park. For what it is, this car is good, I can't complain. It's cheap, and it's not a fucking Fiat Punto. What more do you bloody want, a yacht? You can't have a yacht, we're only looking at cars. God, some people. (reference)
This computer still works great, but the battery is merely as useful as a UPS these days. It lasts for less than two minutes running Memetest86 (a spin-off of Memtest86). With the OS running it lasts for 10 minutes. In February 2016 this computer will be 6 years old.
First attempt at corrupting a Nintendo Entertainment System ROM file using "Vinesauce ROM Corruptor" and the FCEUX emulator. If you look up "Super Mario Bros. NES corruption" after knowing how Super Mario Bros. on the NES looks and sounds like, those videos are excellent nightmare fuel.
The previous test was shot with my DSLR at some bizarre 360p setting (I think it was its lowest video quality setting) and Coldplay's sixth album "Ghost Stories". This test is shot with my OnePlus One at 1080p 60fps (in poor lighting conditions), testing the same Discman and the same "intro" feature, but this time it's connected to this boom-box stereo my dad got for free from his work and it plays Coldplay's seventh album "A Head Full Of Dreams". I don't have any other Coldplay CDs.
My MacBook Pro could technically run Mac OS X El Capitan, but because of some conflict with the EFI firmware and the hard drive I installed myself it won't run anything newer than Mac OS X 10.8.2 (I kept 10.7.5 on it though because there are newer versions of 10.8, but 10.7 can be fully updated). So here comes my 2015 HP laptop to the rescue. I got Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan working on it with very little hacks (I installed a legit unmodified copy downloaded from the Mac App Store from my real MacBook, the few hacks are done through the Clover EFI bootloader, dual booting with Windows 10 just fine), and it's about as good as a €2000 macbook, except it has a crappier display (but because this laptop was €600 plus €160 for the SSD I'm not complaining). I can install any update just fine, just like a real Mac, as long as the Clover bootloader stays updated.
I decided to re-make my "Terminal Gone Crazy" video with a newer version of Mac OS X, but unfortunately it doesn't work the same way. I tried the same exact method on Mac OS X Lion on my real MacBook and it worked (the dock icon badge number was increasing very rapidly).
Boot-up comparison. The HP stream (blue laptop) is my brother's laptop, but he rarely uses it so I was able to get a hold of it for this video. It has the installation of Windows 10 that came with it. The only extra programs installed are Google Chrome, MS Office 2016 and some HP stuff, but there are no programs on start-up. My own laptop has no HP bloatware because I did a clean installation of Windows 10, but it has a lot of shit set to run at start-up. My laptop has a 500GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO, the other has a 32GB eMMC. Both computers are fully updated and have fast startup turned off.
This was like the fourth take of it. Why the fuck is it so hard to film a boot up comparison?
The eMMC of the hp stream can survive being shaken while running, like an ssd and unlike a mechanical hard drive, but it's as slow as a mechanical hard drive.
I cropped the video because I have a shortcut to lock the computer in the startup folder, and I was too lazy to censor my private email that was showing on the lock screen. Can't wait for the Windows 10 anniversary update that hides it! The hp stream reached the desktop in around 1m14s.
The monitor behind the laptops is a 21.5-inch 1080p HP x22LED monitor, but by perspective it looks much smaller than the 15- and 13-inch laptops!
I'm thinking of doing a comparison video about the two HP laptops even if it's pointless. If I do, it will have the same intro as the video of my HP 15, the one that says "after making a video about this HP laptop, here's another one".
One of the earlier takes. I tried doing a reboot instead of start-up comparison, but the touchpad on the HP stream didn't click. It's a "Synaptics ClickPad" while the one on my own laptop is just a regular Synaptics touchpad. The "clickpad" feels like it has two pressure levels, like the newer "force touch" macbooks which I've tried at a store once, but it doesn't, it's just shitty quality. Both needed some registry editing to get that stupid "reverse scrolling" setting not to be re-enabled. While the clickpad has a built-in button like the MacBook, it's fucking horrible, the touchpad on my own HP is far, far superior (the macbook's is still the best, but my own HP's isn't too bad). In fact this computer is unusable to my brother without an external mouse, so would it to me.
This video and the previous one were filmed with my iPad mini 2, so you can check out its recording quality too.
On July 12, 2016 Amazon had a lot of discounts on various things for Amazon Prime users (Prime Day). I'm not one of them, but I signed up for a 30 day free trial because I found a 240GB SanDisk SSD for €51, which was a pretty good deal (the 120GB model of it is €55 without any discounts!). There was also a 750GB Crucial SSD for €150, but unfortunately I didn't have the money for that, plus I wasn't willing to go through the trouble of taking apart my laptop again and transferring everything from my current 500GB SSD to that one. So I bought this 240GB one and put it in my 2008 HP PC. It has SATA 2, so the performance isn't the greatest, but it's still quite an improvement. I'm no Druaga1, I can't afford to put an SSD in EVERYTHING I have, but SSDs are good, especially now that they're getting cheaper. I'd like to put this SanDisk SSD in my 2009 MacBook Pro instead, but I stripped a screw that holds the hard drive in place years ago and I haven't managed to unscrew it yet. Plus it could have troubles with the EFI firmware, and someone on Twitter even told me the kind of controller my MacBook has may not like it. If I ever manage to get that bloody screw off, I'll try it. If I don't, or if it doesn't work as well as it should on my MacBook, I'll keep this SSD in this older HP PC.
This video was recorded with the iPhone 4S I recently fixed.
After multiple attempts over the course of more than two years (I even got my dad to try it, without success), I finally managed to get that stripped screw that held the hard drive off, using the "rubber band" method. It's not the first time I tried that method. Despite using a pretty thick rubber band, it kept poking a hole through the rubber band without making the screw budge. This time, I folded the rubber band piece in two, so it was even thicker, and pressed a large screw driver as hard as I could while spinning it...and it worked! So I was able to remove the 500GB mechanical hard drive that was in it, and installed my new SanDisk SSD PLUS 240GB. I booted up an installation flash drive of Mac OS X El Capitan, being sure it wouldn't work, but after about 30 long minutes of waiting for it to install...it rebooted and booted right up! So I started setting up some stuff and downloading applications. I left it running all night to see if it would stop working, and it didn't. I enabled TRIM, which is disabled by default, by running the Terminal command "sudo trimforce enable". The first time it still said TRIM was disabled, but rebooting a second time enabled it. The battery even lasts longer too (about 30 minutes), because SSDs use less power! But if this actually keeps on working, I'll have a real Mac that's fully up to date, which is great. Last time I had a fully updated Mac was in 2012, with Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2, but any newer version wouldn't work with "unsupported" hard drives and the old EFI firmware. Somehow El Capitan boots up on this SSD, even with the old EFI firmware! The speed is limited to 1.5 Gbps, but that's still much faster than the mechanical HDD. If I upgrade the EFI firmware, it will bump up the speed to 3 Gbps, but I'm afraid it will be unbearably slow just like the mechanical HDD if I upgraded the EFI firmware, because this SanDisk SSD is "not supported" by Apple just like the WD Scorpio Blue HDD I had previously. And it turns out this SSD works just fine with the NVIDIA MCP79 chipset. I just need to buy a new battery now, and I'll have a pretty great-working MacBook Pro! I could even try Sierra with that patch tool when the final version comes out, but El Capitan is good enough.
This is an imitation of the ending of vwestlife's video, Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 on a Compaq Deskpro EN. No, I don't like One Direction and I never will, but I've heard songs much worse than "Story of My Life".
Also, if it wasn't obvious enough, that's not an actual CD, it's my iPad mini displaying the album artwork I just googled.
Same as above, except it's running natively on my 2008 HP PC this time, no virtual machines. There's more background noise (which I tried to reduce using a feature in iMovie), because for these tests I'm using an old 40GB IDE drive from 2002, which is noisy and on its last legs (it has over 500 bad sectors and crashes with an INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE BSOD most of the time).
Yes, that's a Pringles speaker. I got it for free a couple of years ago, when they had that "buy three cans and get a speaker" offer. It took like two months to arrive, but I can't complain. It runs on three AAA batteries, and even if it's mono, it's a pretty decent and loud speaker.
IMPORTANT: Watch the original video by Ashens first, or this one won't make sense.
I was alone at home for an hour, and while I've used the dictation feature on iOS and Android, I've never used it on Mac OS X. Tonight I decided to try it, with this moving quote.
All devices understood what I meant.
I upgraded my HP 15 laptop from Mac OS X El Capitan to Mac OS Sierra. It worked! All I had to do before the upgrade was update the Clover bootloader and a kext file (Voodoo PS/2 Controller). After the upgrade, I re-installed the audio driver (VoodooHDA) which was gone for some reason, and everything worked fine! Also, it's in retina display (hiDPI) resolution, courtesy of a little program called SwitchResX (google it). The best-looking retina display resolution on a display with only 1366*768 pixels is four times 1280*720, which is 2560*1440. Stuff on the screen is only slightly bigger than usual, but the native resolution without high DPI mode looks the best.
While I was browsing some backups, I found this short test video I filmed with my then brand new Nikon D3100 (the cheapest DSLR of the time with the cheapest lens available for it), featuring my beautiful iPhone 4S running iOS 6 (upgraded from the iOS 5 it came with).
Sorry for the crooked low-quality video. The pink tint is a defect with the HTC One M7 camera. The video quality sucks, but the audio quality is much better than it would have been if I had filmed with my iPhone.
The volume was all the way up on both computers. On the HP, every sound "enhancement" was turned off. Yes, my HP is running Windows 7, but it's installed on a VHD file which is being booted from natively, my main OS is still Windows 10.
Excerpt from my public video "MacOS Sierra on two unsupported computers". I might link this video to people who need to read it. YouTube needs to make it more obvious that the goddamn descriptions are important.
I heard that Apple updated its "Swift Playgrounds" app for iOS 10 on iPad with more languages. Well, Italian isn't one of them, but this gave me an excuse to check this app out on my iPad mini 2. It teaches children the basics of programming in the Swift programming language. I'm used to Java (it's what I learned at university), so I started from the beginning. It makes you use commands to move a weird character in a cartoon world. I'm a bit too old for this app, but it was a bit of a challenge for me too! It's quite a fun app. I noticed that it had a setting to live stream (probably some standard iOS 10 API or something). When I clicked it, it took me to the App Store and only showed two apps: Periscope and something else I forgot the name of. Periscope is Twitter's live streaming service, so I chose that. I began live streaming at this link, where you can see the recorded thing: https://www.periscope.tv/w/1BdGYPoZBWMKX. Unfortunately, the quality was low and it didn't record any sound. So I gave up, but because I had nothing else to do I decided to record a video of me finishing that level, which I uploaded without any editing. I could do a "let's play" series of this game or something, but I probably won't, especially because ain't nobody got time for that.
I don't think soft-eject cassette decks are supposed to be this slow
After months of thinking about it, I finally bought a cheap USB video capture device! Read the description of that video for more details.
I bought this phone in August 2013 and had it as my main phone until February 2015. It went to different people of my family at different times, and in October 2016 I got it back because everyone had something better by then. After that, the touch screen started breaking, so even I can't use it for much. That sucks, because it's still a good smartphone.
To clarify: I installed a stock version of Android recently. For most of its life it's been running Android with HTC Sense.
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