I am with you. Please keep me posted on what you find. It causes such anxiety. Especially with machine learning and the decentralization that these platforms bring. its empowering but if I cant work with them ,then, its a bit umm depressing.
the three biggest leap forwards I have found have been leaving Ubutnu, switching to an AMD card, and finding out what a legitimate light source is for my eyes.
For me the best thus far has been amd card (RX 470) with the Samsung quantum dot monitor (C24FG70) using the display port at 120hz with low input lag off. still experimenting with freesync.
I had an okay experience with Red Hat text if I remember correctly but couldn't stand the system. I have installed Centos but am unable to get a desktop environment because of lack of internet connection through the initial command line. but I hope to solve these issues.
My lights are here: LEDENET Cold White 5M Double Row 3528 SMD 1200LEDs Flexible Strip Tape Light 240LEDs/M Ribbon Lamp DC 12V 16.4Ft (Cold White Strip)
But when I cut them on, there frequency they operate at is diff from my screen and it causes extra strain. Having proper led channels for heat sinks I have read helps with this and have noticed that myself as I allowed part of the strip to hang freely while other strips were firmly against a metal backing.The quality of the light is different. I had less strain when only using strips that were placed against the metal backing. The metal backing I have them against currently is a 4 ft x 4 tube fluorescent fixture.
These are regulated through voltage. but LEDs from my understanding are inherently constant current, similar to a diode. So I think i have finally found a company that will make a constant current led strip to hopefully ensure a light source that is as consistent as possible. One that uses a power supply similiar to the following:
Edit: The constant current led strips have a constant current and high voltage. while the constant voltage strips have a constant voltage and a constant current. finally starting to understand how the led strips work I think
or I may stick with constant voltage if the aluminum channels work in dissipating the heat as I am told.
Lastly, I may exchange my monitor for another. I have read the current model I have can be flaky in terms of quality assurance.
The 2017 model of the quantum dot monitor is the Samsung CH711. It is supposedly due out at the end of May. I think i may give it a go.
Be well. Here is to no eye strain from the screen/system I use nor from the lights I use to aid in using the system/screen. I mean there must be a way. I just see engineers at Google at Facebook. haven't spoken to any but they cant suffer from any real debilitating eye strain because the products they produce require combing through log files with a fine tooth comb and I think on top of that actually enjoying the experience of looking at one's screen. I think we just haven't stumbled on to the proper solution yet.