Blog Posts

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

Disable Nvidia Telemetry 1.1

Pushed out a small update to for the Nvidia Telemetry tool with a few new features:

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Intel Core i7-7700K Delidding

For years, dating back to the Athlon line, I had been using AMD processors for my builds and had been waiting in anticipation for Ryzen’s release, which debuted in February of this year. I had been using an overclocked FX-8350 for a few years, which meant there was no upgrade path in sight that didn’t require a full architecture and socket change, whether that be AMD or Intel.

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Disable Nvidia Telemetry

Back in early November, Nvidia started bundling telemetry services with their drivers. Gamers Nexus did an analysis where they inspected data transactions via Wireshark. Their focus seemed to be moreso on dispelling the rumors of personally identifiable information being sent unencrypted, as they didn’t decrypt any of the encrypted traffic. Their results yielded from an hour of testing that nothing was being sent, the services were seemingly dormant.

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Seachem Doser 1.2

Seachem Doser 1.2 is now available on the Play Store.

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Moved to GitHub Pages & Site Redesign

I’ve just finished moving my website over from WordPress to GitHub Pages. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a while now. Despite using WordPress for years, I’ve found it to be rather excessive for my personal needs as far as resource usage and maintenece goes.

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Seachem Doser 1.1

So I’m about 8 months late to posting this. Granted, I’m quite behind on posting a lot of developments (sleep deprivation puns). Anyway, Seachem Doser is an Android app that I developed a while ago that serves as a “dosage/quantity calculator” for various products Seachem offers.

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Dropbox Does Not Access Files Throughout Your PC

Recently, there has been an article circulating around with a pretty damning accusation. To summarize the post, they claim Dropbox is transferring data on the entire computer, not just folders that are designated to be synced.

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"Pretend You're Xyzzy" Server Setup and Build Instructions

“Pretend You’re Xyzzy” is a Cards Against Humanity clone that allows you to play online with others. It consists of a Tomcat/JSP server and web page clients.

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Programming - Paradigms, Satire, and Precedents

I’m not normally one to get absorbed into drama or gossip on the internet, but this evening I found myself a bit agitated, but not for the reason you might initially assume.

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Programming as an Essential Skill Set

Lately, the internet has been abuzz with the recent “Hour of Code” campaign. For those unaware, this is a campaign that aims to introduce people (largely children), to the world of programming in order to “jump-start their futures”. The campaign features well-renowned programmers such as Ashton Kutcher, Shakira, and Barack Obama. Now I’m not attempting make light of Obama’s apparent bubble sort knowledge, but it just feels far too superficial. Additionally, I’m not necessarily saying that these individuals don’t know or can’t learn how to program, but all of these campaigns over years have been the same. You grab a few celebrities who quite obviously aren’t interested in this sort of thing and try to sell it to the audience. It’s quite painful for me to watch.

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