Seems like a simple thing right? You want to do a UDP Broadcast to find devices/services on the network and then display them in an elegant list, right? Whereas it isn’t exactly an immensely difficult problem, knowing the right formula from the start is a must. There are other pre-canned discovery services out there, Bonjour, for example, but I really wanted to make my own just so that I could understand what all the fuss was about. Why do my friggen Chromecasts sometimes have a hard time appearing on the network? As simple as the problem seems, there are a few “gotchas” and other things to consider, however I was able to find a 100% working solution. Maybe you will find these advice points useful.
The new Port Royal benchmark is beautiful, but you really have to have TWO Geforce RTX 2080Ti graphics cards to appreciate it. It is worth noting that the Port Royal benchmark does not run at 4K. I’ve heard reports that it runs at 1440p, but it looks terrible enough that I feel it might even be dialed back to 1080p. On my watercooled. overclocked RTX 2080ti it averages about 35fps. If you force it to run at 4k, it will barely pass 15fps and is totally unwatchable.
In the face of demands from my employer to jump in front of the nearest, fastest-moving bandwagon, I have been searching for a reason to “like” Python. Unfortunately as of this writing, I still have not found one. In the meantime, I’ve found plenty of reasons to NOT like Python. Continue reading “You can’t do that with Python”
“BitCoin Cash” is here. BCC is just another alt-coin in a crowded field of other alt-coins. It seems like 50 alt-coins pop up every day… so many that websites that dedicate their existence to indexing thousands of them have stopped caring about new ones.
Here are a few reasons why BCC, this ill-planned and weak protest, might not ever survive.
So… Aug 1 is here. Supposedly Bitcoin has forked into BitCoin “Cash” (a stupid cheesy name if you ask me). But how do we know that this fork has happened, and what are the potential side effects of it? Here is my novice interpretation of the available data…
How did we end up with two, completely awful, bone-headed jerks running for President of the United States in 2016? Is it a testament to how utterly stupid USA has become? Is it a testament to our anger? Our bigotry? Our complete lack of empathy? Or is it a system that is designed to be statistically aligned on the 50-yard line, to keep America divided. Continue reading “2016 USA Presidential Candidates Race to the Bottom”