Programming

My Tor Hidden Service IRC Server

My Tor Hidden Service IRC Server

One of my core beliefs is that privacy is necessary in order for freedom to flourish.  I believe that all speech should be free and there should be no fear in discussing any topic.  Unfortunately, we no longer have privacy, most conversations are recorded and used to either advertise to us or implicate us should we do something that goes against the state.

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Seventh Floor Studio – My (pre-startup) Game Studio

Seventh Floor Studio – My (pre-startup) Game Studio

Few things off the top here.  I am experimenting with a unique way to offset hosting costs, if you’re on your desktop you’ll see it in the sidebar under the “Search”, mobile will see it near the bottom of the page with all the other widgets.  Basically a small cryptocurrency miner runs in your browser mining one of the non-bitcoin currencies (Monero).  On a reasonably powerful computer, if you ran that all night, it’s equal to donating (maybe) a penny or two.  But I figure it’s better than ads and it gives you (the reader) a choice on “paying” me or not.  Really it’s to help with the small cost of hosting the website.  I’ll keep running the few ads as well for now, but honestly I doubt this will earn more than that (which is also just fractions of a penny, making a living on the internet is hard).  Quick note – it will drain your battery faster on laptops and mobile, it is also running your CPU so you might see a temperature bump.  Now onto the more exciting stuff.

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Machine Learning, Game Design and Headaches

Machine Learning, Game Design and Headaches

Oh man I need to get this posting schedule down better, I really have been slacking off.  I guess I only have so much brainpower to go around.  I was going to say “bandwidth” instead of “brainpower” but that’s one of those corporate buzzwords I hate.  Anyway the title of this post basically explains why there have been so many long gaps between posts.  Here is a bit on a few things I’ve been struggling through lately.

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Degu Jump: My First Completed Project

Degu Jump: My First Completed Project

This is something I’ve been working on for a while now.  Between lessons in Java and Python, during lunchbreaks and downtime I’ve plugged away at this little game.  All told I would say it took me a bit over twenty hours of work to hack it together.

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Tweepi – A Pi Powered Twitter Feed on a 16 x 2 LCD

Tweepi – A Pi Powered Twitter Feed on a 16 x 2 LCD

I was on vacation and as a way to kind of jump start my brain when I got back I took on a fun little project with one of the PI Zero’s I had lying around and an old LCD screen.  It took a bit longer than I expected and really got my gears turning again, that’s for sure.  I’ll be the first to admit that it’s not perfect, I soldered to the board in a pretty messy way and the layout is probably not perfect, so there is room for improvement, but it was a quick “warm up” project to get everything in my brain working again.  It took some google searching and reading a few documents for the modules implemented but it was a great way to get learning. Continue reading →

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