Clean Up Your Gems

Sunday, June 23, 2019

In this post, I urge Ruby gem maintainers to be aware of the files they distribute with their gems. If your gem includes files which you have not consciously included for a specific reason, please consider removing these files from your gem.

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Unit Price Calculator

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

I’m at the store shopping for groceries, and I’m considering buying a thing. I’ve narrowed down my selection to two final candidates. These two options look equivalent in nearly every aspect, except for the part where they are packaged in differently-sized containers, and the price is different. So… what now?

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Vizio TV - "No Signal" on HDMI ports

Saturday, November 26, 2016

So you own a Vizio-brand television set. You’ve got the fancy keyboard remote and the video streaming apps right on your TV! But, when you plug in a device to any one of the HDMI ports, the TV merely displays, “No Signal”.

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Rapidly Sunsetting FTP

Monday, May 09, 2016

File Transfer Protocol, or FTP, is considerably insecure and should not be used anymore. Seriously.

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How to Set Up a Garry's Mod Dedicated Server

Sunday, January 04, 2015

After fights with the server browser and entirely too many buggy prop hunt servers, I decided to setup my own dedicated server for Garry’s Mod. Documentation for this does exist, but I had to start from scratch a few times in order to get everything just right. This is the information I wish I had when setting it up the first time.

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AT&T U-verse is Extremely Slow

Sunday, August 10, 2014

AT&T has done it again.

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My ISP is Cheating on Speed Tests, Too!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

In this very inspiring blog post, Kirsle accuses Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles, CA of traffic-shaping speed tests in order to make it appear that they are delivering internet speeds as advertised (when in fact, they aren’t). My post aims to be a spinoff experiment.

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How Not to Install an Operating System

Saturday, January 04, 2014

I hate it when software triple-checks you before performing a potentially risky operation. Operating system install tools are especially bad about this. Sometimes, they prevent you from installing the OS altogether.

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New Hosting

Friday, June 21, 2013

Well, it’s about time the site came up again. The process of getting a new hosting provider was long and arduous. Many wires had to be run/spliced/terminated to result in this website being online again.

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AMD Radeon HD 4000 HDMI Audio on Windows 8

Thursday, January 03, 2013

My poor Toshiba Satellite A500 series laptop didn’t fare so well when it came to HDMI audio.

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Borderlands 2 Compatibility Pack Pricing

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Why did the Borderlands 2 compatibility pack cost -1 MSP, and then 4,294,967,295 MSP, simultaneously?

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Computer Science Social Club

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Computer Science Social Club is a group of Computer Scientists dedicated to enhancing the community that defines our department.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

This picture has been my desktop background for forever, it is just that awesome.

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