About

Software engineer based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Passionate about all things tech, solving interesting problems, learning how things work, and [simultaneously] breaking and building things in order to create something to be proud of.

I enjoy working on lots of little passion projects which you can find on my GitHub and getting involved within my local tech scene.

Interests

  • Full-Stack Development
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Homelabbing
  • API Design
  • Hardware Modding
  • Home Automation

Latest Blog Posts

Incoherent ramblings, project updates, reviews, and other writings fallen into the ether.

RRTA ModeShift Reverse-Engineering

A few years ago, the RRTA (Red Rose Transit Authority) performed a big overhaul to their transit system, including the introduction of a new mobile app called RRTA Go Mobile by ModeShift. The app was designed to replace the old paper tickets and passes with a digital system that could be used to purchase passes and plan trips. As a big proponent of public transit, this was a very welcomed improvement for me. There were a few issues early on with QR codes not scanning properly and/or failing to renew, but those issues were quickly resolved. I myself have submitted a ticket or two to the developers regarding some issues I’ve encountered and received a fairly timely response with fixes following shortly after, so props to the developers for that.

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LCWC and Dispatch Rabbit Holes

Earlier this year, I became interested in the LCWC (Lancaster County-Wide Communications) incident page - a county-wide dispatch system that provides incident updates for all of Lancaster County, PA.

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Google Play Developer Account Termination

Recently I had the pleasure of dealing with Google’s heavy handed approach to over-sweeping account terminations.

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Public Projects

Here are a few public projects I’ve worked on. I still have a lot yet to add here and some of these might not be 100% up to date, but I'll get to it eventually™.

If you would like to see my portfolio and resume for professional work, message me.

Tabster

Tabster is a guitar tab manager that stores tabs in a library for easy viewing, editing, and printing. It includes a built-in online tab search that provides access to over 800,000 tabs from Ultimate Guitar and easily download them and add them to your library.

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Build and Shoot

Build and Shoot is a project operated by Buld Then Snip, LLC, a company co-founded and co-operated by myself that focuses on supporting and developing the classic version of the game "Ace of Spades". After being bought out by another studio and moving to a pay-to-play model, we decided to branch off and continue support for the free-to-play version.

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Spadille

Spadille is a multi-purpose program for Ace of Spades. It features a server browser that allows favoriting, blacklisting, filtering, sorting and more as well as a mod manager, screenshot manager, config editor, and more.

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Seachem Doser

Android dosage calculator for the Seachem product line. Simply enter in your aquarium parameters and recommended dosages are calculated for you.

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PySnip

PySnip is an robust, open-source and cross-platform server implementation for Ace of Spades. It is fully customizable with extensions and scripts.

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Disable Nvidia Telemetry

Disable Nvidia Telemetry is a Windows utility to designed to disable Nvidia's background telemetry included with GeFeforce Experience in order to remove any potential performance penalty while gaming as well as enhance user privacy.

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Phaucet

Phaucet is a web service that allows allows easy deployment and configuration for crypto "faucets" which are sites that dispense cryptocurrencies to visitors in an attempt to fuel interest in crypto.

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LCWC++ (Name Pending)

LCWC++ is a third-party, open-source project aimed at creating a REST API for the Lancaster County-Wide Communications (LCWC) webcad service

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Tenji

Tenji (展示) is an open-source project aimed at providing a reliable REST API for MyFigureCollection.net.

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Open Source Projects

GitHub: https://github.com/NateShoffner

Contact Me

If you want to get in touch with me, just drop me a message. I’ll try to respond to you as soon as possible.

You can also try contacting me via Twitter @NateShoffner.

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