Tech sidenote

If you’ve got a screen flicker that looks similar to a Gaussian blur but you’re on an LCD monitor, chances are you’ve got yourself a ground loop. The easy way to find this out is to do a search on Google for “flickering LCD monitor.” The Noah way is with a multimeter and an hour of time that I could have spent doing other things *facepalm*.

It should also be noted if you get a low frequency buzz or whine out of your headphones when you’re connected to your computer’s audio jack this would be caused by the same thing.

You fix this by having your monitor and computer plugged into different power outlets or by removing the ground plug off one of the devices.

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