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DC Gamer Club / Re: Valve Announces Steam Deck: A Handheld PC
« on: March 13, 2023, 10:17 PM »
I installed it- also going to go through installing my 1GB SD card and copying the files over then I'll install something to tax it.

I would guess Mouser/Jesse would prefer to see 10 programmers making 10 fresh/unique new programs here on DC rather than having them all creating different forms of the same tool

From my experience with him, I think it would be preferred that programmers do whatever appeals to them. Nothing has ever been really rigid or required in this framework as I've seen in my time here. That's one of the reason that I think it's such a cool place and thrives.

N.A.N.Y. 2023 / Re: NANY 2023: Binance Test App
« on: March 10, 2023, 10:18 AM »
Sorry, between work and RL stuff going on, haven't had a chance. I'll get to it ASAP.

DC Gamer Club / Re: Valve Announces Steam Deck: A Handheld PC
« on: March 10, 2023, 10:18 AM »
Have you installed it yet?

DC Gamer Club / Re: Valve Announces Steam Deck: A Handheld PC
« on: February 18, 2023, 08:45 PM »
Mine is a bit higher.


DC Gamer Club / Re: Valve Announces Steam Deck: A Handheld PC
« on: February 16, 2023, 11:20 AM »
Yeah, I have a 1TB SD card I need to upgrade to, and after that, 1.5TB should be more than enough, I think LOL

DC Gamer Club / Re: Valve Announces Steam Deck: A Handheld PC
« on: February 13, 2023, 09:54 AM »

Silly me.

I thought I was buying JSAUX’s transparent backplate for the Steam Deck for the bragging rights. Transparent gadgets are fun! But you know what’s cooler than seeing inside your Steam Deck? Having a Deck that runs cooler, too.

I’m happy to report that after spending $30 on my very own JSAUX PC0106 Transparent Back Plate for Steam Deck, my original skepticism didn’t pan out. Not only does it look great, its built-in aluminum heatsink actually does help manage the $400 handheld gaming PC’s heat. And at just eight Phillips-head screws and a little prying to pop off your original backplate, it’s an easy mod to do.

More at link. It seems like a good mod and an easy mod... but I'm still leery of hardware mods to my deck. I might try this one though.

Living Room / Re: Is the DonationCredits program active? (2023)
« on: February 11, 2023, 01:42 PM »
I'm sure it is. It's not automated, so mouser has to do it. I'd PM him directly.

Living Room / Re: shutting down March 1, 2023
« on: February 11, 2023, 01:41 PM »
Yeah, I got it too... it's a shame. I'd started using that more.

General Software Discussion / Re: Twitter harakiri‘d. All was gone.
« on: January 23, 2023, 11:55 PM »
Twitter is centralized, made for easy access (get an account and post stuff). ActivityPub, including Mastodon, is more complicated, both during signup and during actual usage, especially since you can find everyone on Twitter, but not all ActivityPub instances talk to each other.

I registered on Mastodon when still virtually nobody except a few IT nerds was there. It’s quite good for IT rants. Sadly, the wave of Twitter users tries to turn it into just another political network. Ugh.

So you're just referring to implementation details rather than the idea? I can see that- the implementation is different on purpose. I don't think it's more complicated during signup nor vastly more complicated during use- you just have to be aware of instances.

General Software Discussion / Re: Twitter harakiri‘d. All was gone.
« on: January 22, 2023, 09:49 PM »
Mastodon has an entirely different target audience (and technology) than Twitter. Just because it looks similar, it isn't similar. Too many people think otherwise.
Twitter has a special place in my heart. After all, my Twitter handle is (as my artist name) a part of my passport... :)
Why do you think it's not similar?

DC Gamer Club / Re: Valve Announces Steam Deck: A Handheld PC
« on: January 09, 2023, 09:17 PM »
I'm trying to get the energy to do more to my Deck. I have a 1TB card sitting around and an adapter so I can copy everything over, but haven't even done that, let alone a lot of the other things I wanted to do. Just been playing games LOL

N.A.N.Y. 2023 / Re: Check for empty folders
« on: January 09, 2023, 07:57 AM »

You might need to unpack it to a directory first- it looks like a packed exe.

Mmm really, Python does not require installation on Win10? How come when I install any IDE like PyCharm, Anaconda, they install Python at the same time?


All from just looking up portable python windows...


Hilarious submission of lyrics for O Fortuna.

N.A.N.Y. 2023 / Re: NANY 2023: Binance Test App
« on: January 02, 2023, 08:06 PM »
I just saw Skwire's response to his IMPI tool, and I was remiss and will be adding encryption to the secret key at rest.

N.A.N.Y. 2023 / NANY 2023: Binance Test App
« on: January 01, 2023, 11:00 PM »
NANY 2023 Entry Information

Application Name Binance Test App
Short Description This utility is a start to satisfying a coding request for a Binance Notifier - testing the API. It allows you to see your balances, see all ticker prices, and query your orders
Supported OSes Any Windows version that supports .NET Framework 4.8 (tested on Windows 10/11)
Web Page to be added
Download Link
System Requirements.NET 4.8

I started working on a tray notifier for Binance, but have been unable to test it as I've been unable to verify. I didn't want to release that without testing, so am releasing my initial POC app in its stead.

You will have to sign up for Binance, and get an API Id and secret key in order to use it. The application will also ask you for the API url - for US clients.

Unzip to the place of your choosing. If you want to make it completely portable, then you will need to add a BinanceTestTool.config text file, otherwise it will create it in the AppData folder.

Run BinanceTrayTool.exe (it's still named for the app it will hopefully one day be)


Remove the files! Other than the possible config file in the Appdata folder, it will make no other changes to your system.

Screenshots and Minimal Instructions

This is the main screen you will be presented with. Press the settings button to start

In this screen you will enter your API Key, Secret Key and Endpoint


Then you should be able to use the functionality!

DC Gamer Club / Re: Steam Replay
« on: December 30, 2022, 10:08 PM »

DC Gamer Club / Re: Latest Game Giveaway
« on: December 30, 2022, 10:06 PM »

Thanks! But *why* would I want to use containers/kubernetes?

For example:
  • I use the cloud so that I do not have to have my laptop switched on 24/7 and also for performance reasons.
  • I use sandbox for security and not to mess the whole OS.
  • I use VM to run stuff in my local OS that are not built/available/ported to my local OS.
  • I use portable apps for portability, easy deployment, easy migration.

Why would I use containers/kubernetes? I assume containers/kubernetes is an "environment" and what you actually run can be anything e.g. a python script etc? Why would I want to use such special environment if not for performance?

There are a few situations where people use containers for more personal use applications, i.e. to package up something that's not a standard application, but more akin to something web hosted. But in most cases, you wouldn't. It's not something in general for use for personal applications.

Living Room / Re: Merry christmas and happy holidays to all
« on: December 25, 2022, 06:35 PM »

General Software Discussion / Re: Lastpass hacked proper
« on: December 25, 2022, 08:31 AM »
Note there are some threat actors that are harvesting possible high value encrypted files to hold onto until the tech is fast enough to do the breaking.

Yeah, I'm planning to change - already using Bitwarden, but just haven't gotten everything over yet. And planning to change passwords. Just wanted to know how credible the threat is right now to prioritize.

General Software Discussion / Re: Lastpass hacked proper
« on: December 23, 2022, 11:32 PM »
Hacked passwords are still encrypted, but I guess it's time to change all important passwords and start looking at alternatives to central storing of passwords. I see in the 2015 dc thread Lastpass Hacked preople already saying to avoid this approach.

These encrypted fields remain secured with 256-bit AES encryption and can only be decrypted with a unique encryption key derived from each user’s master password using our Zero Knowledge architecture. As a reminder, the master password is never known to LastPass and is not stored or maintained by LastPass.

If they don't have the hash, and it's correctly secured with 256-bit AES, you're still safe, right?

According to Youtube channel 'Dave's Garage' Docker containers can be up to 15% slower than running the same tool on bare metal. He also tried VMs on the same hardware and performance losses were between 1 and 3%.

That really depends on how it's set up and have nothing to do with containerization. Containers run on Linux namespaces which are native to the Linux Kernel so are not inherently slower, and can be run on bare metal rather than using a hypervisor. A bare metal install of Linux runs in namespace 0. It's not inherently better performing than any other namespace. As a result, a container can perform the same as native hardware.

There are however some practical bottlenecks. Containers usually don't mount native disk volumes; they tend to map images from the parent namespace. Namespaces usually don't have direct network access. Namespaces usually aren't fully privileged.

You can mount native volumes to a namespace. You can attach network devices to a container. You can make a container privileged. You can even remove some of the barriers between namespaces.

Long story short: CPU and memory performance should pretty much always be the same as native, unless you constrain them. Disk and network performance will be reduced unless you specifically address those limitations.

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