DALL·E Shenanigans

“Photograph of a disappointed Android engineer who wants his $15 back.” – DALL·E 2


My first real foray into 3D printing started a couple months ago with the new AnkerMake M5. However, since then I’ve upgraded to the Bambu Lab X1 Carbon. (Isn’t this also the name of a Thinkpad laptop?) The Automatic Media System (AMS) is pretty cool for automatically swapping filament for multi-color prints. However, an area […]

ChatGPT Shenanigans

I asked ChatGPT to do these things and am saving the responses here for posterity. Write me a specification for a programming language that is similar to JavaScript but doesn’t suck. Here’s a specification for a new programming language that takes the best features of JavaScript and improves upon its shortcomings: Syntax: The syntax of […]

Privacy Time

The web/email server that I rolled myself almost 10 years ago and runs on a Digital Ocean droplet is seriously outdated. It originally started as an Ubuntu 12.04 x32 system and migrated several times. However, because it is a 32-bit x86 architecture, there doesn’t appear to be a clear migration path past Ubuntu 18.04. So, […]

Far Cry 5 on Nvidia RTX 3070

Two years later, I swapped the two Nvidia GTX 1080 FE cards in SLI for a single Gigabyte RTX 3070 Aorus Master 8G. A 19.3% improvement in average framerate. (35.3% vs a single GTX 1080)


Peppers ❤ Python

Fun fact: I’ve been growing chocolate ghost pepper plants in my office for the past year. Although, due to the oversight of growing these in an office building, I’ve produced plenty of flowers but no peppers because there’s nothing flying around to pollinate them. But, that’s a problem for another day. One problem I don’t […]

Muzei Saver 2.0.0

Muzei is a pretty awesome live wallpaper app for Android created by Google developers Roman Nurik and Ian Lake. It has an API that allows it to be extended and use custom sources that change throughout the day. I’ve been using it (somewhat ironically) to change my Android wallpaper to the Bing Image of the […]

OpenVPN Quick Settings Tile

This app provides an Android Quick Settings tile which launches an OpenVPN Connect intent to connect/disconnect a specific VPN profile. One day I’ll release this to Google Play. Or, even write the actual README file for the GitHub repo. But, in the meantime, here it is. Google Play GitHub (source code)

Far Cry 5 on KINGPIN

When running @ 1440p with Ultra graphics settings, on average enabling SLI results in an additional 19 frames-per-second (an increase of 24.7%). Worth it? Even with a 144 Hz G-Sync monitor, probably not. Here’s the fancy output from the game’s built-in benchmark with SLI enabled.

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