Who on earth is Brad?

Hello, world! I’m Brad, a tech enthusiast and mechanical engineering student at UC Berkeley.

This blog was originally created for an 8th-grade ICT class project. I’ve decided to take it a bit further. On this blog, you will find projects, device teardowns, guides, reviews and more!

hack
verb
gerund or present participle: hacking
1. To cut with rough or heavy blows.
2. To use a computer to gain unauthorized access to data in a system.
3. To modify something in order to improve it.

Brad Shacks

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Hey Brad. Just thought I’d take the time to show some appreciation here. I must have been the 1 person who didn’t have any MBxP touchpad rattle at all, but every single other aspect of this laptop is now better because of you.

Thanks.

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hello i heard that you did a WDTVLive hack… well i have 2 question, what is in side of one of these devices, what are the real specs… it must have some kind of decent processor to be able to run movies. Second can i change the firmware to make… Read more »

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Hi Brad I unfortunately spilt some baby oil on the keyboard of my Matebook X Pro. It would boot up as the SSD couldn’t be found. However I fixed that using rubbing alcohol. But now some keys aren’t working x,c,v,m and ; plus ‘ A couple more wern’t going but… Read more »

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Hey Brad. Absolutely awesome website and your explanations are super detailed and clear. Have you ever run across a MBxP keyboard where the left control key creaks when you press it down? Maybe a clearance issue of some sort?

Thanks in advance for your help!