Vizio TV - "No Signal" on HDMI ports

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”.


Rapidly Sunsetting FTP

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



How to Set Up a Garry's Mod Dedicated Server

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.



AT&T U-verse is Extremely Slow

AT&T has done it again.


My ISP is Cheating on Speed Tests, Too!

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.


How Not to Install an Operating System

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.



New Hosting

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.


AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4000 HDMI Audio on Windows 8

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



Borderlands 2 Compatibility Pack Pricing

Why did the Borderlands 2 compatibility pack cost -1 MSP, and then 4,294,967,295 MSP, simultaneously? Well, somebody derped. Whether it was Gearbox or Microsoft, I’m not sure.


Computer Science Social Club

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




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