October 27, 2022

AVIF Preview Image Example

An example of how an AVIF image can display a lower quality preview while the larger image is loading. Similar to JPEG's progressive rendering, it makes large AVIF images more pleasant and usable.

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October 19, 2022

RTX 4090s Can Crack Your Password! What does it mean for you?

A security researcher benchmarked Nvidia's new RTX 4090 and found it ran brute-force hashing algorithms twice as fast as previous cards. 8 of them could spit out every combination of 8 characters, hashed, in less than an hour. Should you be worried?

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October 15, 2022

PHP's Fickle Handling of Daylight Saving Time

PHP has a problem crossing DST barriers. This is both a feature and a bug. A feature in that some developers expect to do strict time & date mathematics. It’s a bug in that most people will expect crossing a DST barrier should alter the time accordingly.

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October 13, 2022

Welcome To My New Website

I created this new site using the Jigsaw static site generator after trying many I came to an interesting conclusion. They are largely not ready for the prime-time. Many are in alpha states and may remain there indefinitely. Others ceased development years ago and are unlikely to work with the latest software libraries.

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