2017 Online Safety Modernization Act

The 2017 Online Safety Modernization Act is a proposed bill which would make Swatting, Doxing, revenge porn, and other forms of online harassment illegal, and with harsher penalties.   (a) CRIMINAL VIOLATION.—Whoever uses the mail or any facility or means of interstate or foreign commerce, to knowingly publish a person’s personally identifiable information— (1) with…

From kernel manic to total system failure

As I have talked about in my most recent blog post, I suffer from Bipolar disorder. For roughly a week and a half or so I was in a manic episode. Luckily I was able to keep my focus on just a set number of projects instead of starting new projects that I never finish.
Unfortunately due to my manic episode I tend to rush through code without leaving a lot of comments for myself. I also tend to break stuff, as usual, and forget where I left off to even fix it.
In the past few days I’ve finally hit that period where I start to feel melancholic. This obviously isn’t good. I stop focusing on code, and start slipping into a depression which makes it difficult to stay motivated.…

Living with bipolar disorder, as a programmer

I’ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder almost 2 years ago, but I have been suffering from it my whole life. With bipolar disorder comes constant ups and downs. Some days I just bounce right out of bed and start to work on projects. Other days I don’t feel like doing much of anything at all. In retrospect I see how it has affected work performance in the past.

Things aren’t always as they seem – my router story

With a home network of 29+ devices a standard router from the store just doesn’t cut it for me. We have smart TV’s, game systems, phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, you name it and it’s probably connected to our wired or wireless network. Many standard routers can handle roughly 4-5 active devices concurrently before they start…

An example of how the misinformed media misinforms the public

I stumbled across an article today on HackRead that I could tell the writer clearly did not do their research (or math). Here’s an excerpt..

After observing the heavy attack traffic that literally peaked at 172MBPS, which means about a million data packets per second or 400 gigabits per second,HackRead

DNS Blacklist lookups PHP Tutorial

If you’re hosting a website which has any sort of posting system (ie- forums, comments, etc..) then you are likely to receive a lot of spam if you leave yourself open to it. One simple way to stop spam in it’s tracks is to simply check visitors IP addresses against a DNSBL (DNS Blacklist).…