So you might have noticed that the site hasn’t been updated in months. That’s because I’ve been working on a new web site for myself. Rather than hide behind the anonymity of a nickname, I’ll be creating a new site with my portfolio, blog and its articles under my real name.
Until then, no more updates to this blog with the exception of security fixes and replying to comments.
I’d like to thank everyone who’s subscribed to the blog and especially those of you who have installed Dropbox via the sidebar icon. The extra space has really been a blessing!
Having recently purchased Trion’s new MMORPG Rift and having a first-hand experience at its horrible engine optimization, I figured it’d come in handy to collect in a singular source all of the relevant tweaks I’ve found on the forums and various websites. I cannot take credit for most of these findings and have linked back to their original authors where appropriate to do so.
As a disclaimer, I cannot vouch that these tweaks will work under all conditions, if at all but I do try to filter out the junk from the relevant stuff whenever possible.
Watercooling a processor is not an option commonly accessible to the amateur builder; it requires a careful selection of pumps, radiators, tanks, hoses, coolants and acquired knowledge to ensure compatibility. For example, mixing copper and aluminium waterblocks can create rust particles within the coolant, anti-fungal agents must be carefully mixed in, lines must be bled of air, water seals tested and more. Not a simple process for the faint of heart.
Corsair has set out to make basic watercooling accessible to the masses via their Hydro H50 and H70 lines of CPU coolers, both now available under and around the 100$ mark. These kits are pre-assembled, fully sealed closed loops and should serve your machine reliably for years to come. Let’s see how it fares to the everyday builder in comparison to the stock Intel cooler.
I originally designed this phone several years ago for a pamphlet on information security. It was important to remind users that cell phones were not secured lines of communication and since the poster is no longer in distribution, I figured it could possibly be useful to someone out there.
It had originally started out like a Motorola Q but I had changed it a bit to make non-specific.
Use it as you see fit. Just don’t re-distribute or sell it. That’s all I ask.
Here’s a quick and dirty trick to make adjusting your levels a breeze. When trying to adjust levels, its common that you lose details, especially in extreme contrast zones. Using this trick, you’ll be able to quickly and easily identify affected areas and mask away the problematic spots to retain the most information while having a problem balance of contrast.