First-Person Shooters and Geodesic Ballistics

Dare to ponder.. Have you ever noticed how nearly all first-person shooters assume that the earth is made up of interchangeable flat tiles? This is in part due to the obvious simplicity of doing your collision calculations in linear space instead of dealing with all this curvature bullshit. Except One Thing.. Many of these games […]

Unicode Obfuscation & Detecting Spam Over IRC

The Problem: A Botnet is spamming your server.  Spamfilter isn’t working.  Time to get crafty. “ΑTTⲚ: This ⅽhɑnᥒеl һɑs moᴠеd to irc.frеeᥒоdᥱ.net #⁄jоiᥒ” “AΤΤⲚ: Thⅰѕ chɑnnel haѕ moᴠed tഠ irc.frᥱeᥒoⅾе.nᥱt #/јoіn” “ATTΝ፡ Тhiѕ cһaᥒnel һas mоᴠed tഠ irc.frееnode.net ﹟∕jⲟin” “AТΤN: Thiѕ chaᥒᥒel has mоveⅾ to іrс.frеenoⅾе.ᥒᥱt #/јoⅰᥒ” “AТTN﹕ Thiѕ cһannеl һaѕ mo⋁eԁ to irc․freenoⅾᥱ․nеt #/јoіn” “ΑΤTN︓ Tһis chɑnnᥱl hаѕ moved tο irc.freenode.ᥒet #/ϳoiᥒ” “ΑTТN: Ꭲhis ϲһɑnnel һaѕ moᴠed to ⅰrc.frеeᥒoԁе.ᥒet #⧸joіn” “ATTN: This ⅽһannel һas mοvеd to irc.frᥱеnοԁе.net #/join” Notice […]

Sick of disk failures?  Let’s learn to stop acting like such a casualOp.

RAID. WAT? Just relax, with a quick googling we snag a definition from wiki: RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is a data storage virtualization technology that combines multiple physical disk drive components into one or more logical units for the purposes of data redundancy, performance improvement, or both. Those are just words.  How does […]

Security Guards Are Smoking Weed–But Does It Make Them Bad At Their Jobs? My Response: Verbose Edition

Question: A friend asked me “If you were a secuirty guard, would you still smoke THC?  How would that affect your ability to do your job?” Note: I composed this response as a text message with extreme haste which is why I’ve decided to honor that design decision and do ZERO editing or proofreading.  Enjoy […]

Using Ethics In Web Design

Read it and force yourself to grow.  The sooner we get informed, the sooner we can start making a concerted effort to deal with these problems. Or we can wait and see if maybe the internet will just fix itself. Developers and designers need to initiate a conversation about the ethics of web design, i.e. […]

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