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Cool Backgrounds

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Cool Backgrounds

After laboring over your latest piece of writing, one of the hardest steps before hitting publish is finding an exciting background image to really showcase and draw attention to your post. Cool Backgrounds is a collection of tools to create compelling, colorful images for blogs, social media, and websites. Beyond backgrounds, the images generated can be used as 🖥 … Continue Reading ››

The “unpatchable” exploit that makes every current Nintendo Switch hackable

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The "proof of concept" payload for today's exploit shows crucial protected information from the now-exposed Nintendo Switch bootROM.

A newly published "exploit chain" for Nvidia Tegra X1-based systems seems to describe an apparently unpatchable method for running arbitrary code on all currently available Nintendo Switch consoles. Hardware hacker … Continue Reading ››

Recommended Read: The complete guide to Go net/http timeouts

When writing an HTTP server or client in Go, timeouts are amongst the easiest and most subtle things to get wrong: there’s many to choose from, and a mistake can have no consequences for a long time, until the network glitches and the process hangs. HTTP is a complex multi-stage protocol, so there's no one-size fits all solution to timeouts. Think about a streaming endpoint … Continue Reading ››

Working Again!

So, my last post was awhile ago, discussing how I intended to start my own MMO-style demo in order to prove my programming capabilities. Ironically, the reason for the delay in posting since then has been - I got a job! Even more ironically, it's with a MMO mobile company - exactly the kind of product I discussed developing in my last post. One Thumb Mobile … Continue Reading ››