So… Tangential much?!

Can you upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 *without* losing all your programs, settings, etc? Answer to that is “yes, with a but”. It’s easy enough in principle, you just have to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows Vista, and then you go from Windows Vista to Windows 7. I hope you have (a)… Continue reading So… Tangential much?!

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Been a long old while since I felt like posting anything here (other than the automated posts from YouTube…) but I finally got my ass in gear and updated from lighttpd to nginx (something I’ve been meaning to do for *SO* long). While I was at it I also got myself an SSL certificate (free, from StartSSL) and configured nginx (using this post here) to harden everything against the known SSL attacks (POODLE and BEAST). I am currently getting an SSL Labs “A” rating (funnily, the only real problem is that StartSSL’s intermediate certificate needs to be SHA2 rather than SHA1, and I suspect they’ll update that soon enough), and I’m more than happy with that.

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I bought a new graphic card; an EVGA GTX 770 SuperClocked ATX. ūüėÄ

Thanks to a very generous upgrade deal offered by O2, I was able to buy a Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet at a very good price point, which I then sold on eBay for the current going rate for such devices, and at a decent profit overall. That gave me sufficient working capital¬†to afford the new card. I’m hoping that jumping two generations will show in the processing times for my videos…

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Ingress and Cheating

I play Ingress, the augmented reality game for Android devices by Niantic Labs (an offshoot from Google, if you didn’t know). I’m in the Enlightened (“the frogs”) fighting against the Resistance (“the smurfs”) and I know full well that some folks cheat on both factions. How do I know? I have tested how to do… Continue reading Ingress and Cheating

FML 2.1 – The “So, that’s your excuse” edition

I’ve had a reply from Alphacool, to quote: “I think this issue was caused by the¬†silver coils.¬†There are several different metals in a water-cooling, and when you used¬†additional aluminum or silver coils in the water-bearing area you get a high¬†ion migration [and] this will damage the components.” I consider this to be a crock of… Continue reading FML 2.1 – The “So, that’s your excuse” edition

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