May 17, 2017 Computer Hardware
If your Holmes tower fan makes a light ticking or rattling noise while operating, the problem may be due to some small plastic bits on the circuit board not being secured. This was the case for me, and here's how I fixed it using some basic electrical tape.
May 16, 2017 Mobile
The power button on the Nexus 5 is a common failure point. It is the same power button that is used on many other phones, including Samsung flagships of its era. Unlike the Samsung though, the Nexus 5 doesn't have a home button, so the power button is used more often and will fail sooner.
May 16, 2017 Programming
To create inward-moving particles using the stock Particle System in Unity, you need to set the Start Speed to a negative number. This reverses the direction of the particles so they move towards the center.
May 16, 2017 Mobile
Some of the best games of all time were made for Super Nintendo, and it's easier than ever to play them on your mobile device or phone with near perfect functionality.
May 15, 2017 Windows
Ransomware is a type of malware and virus that encrypts your personal files and seeks a payment in order to gain access to the decryption key. It targets documents, pictures, spreadsheets, and other common files. The payment is usually requested via bitcoin.
May 12, 2017 Energy
Prices for LED light bulbs have dropped a lot over the last 3 years. Here is a simple guide to help you make the switch over to LED and learn how much you'll save. You'll also be able to determine how quickly the LED bulbs will pay for themselves, and where it doesn't make sense to switch yet.
May 12, 2017 PC Gaming
While playing the Doom campaign, you may notice a frame stutter or freeze every few seconds, despite an otherwise smooth frame rate. This is common when playing Doom with a video card that has 2 GB or less memory.
May 12, 2017 Programming
This is a simple method for creating a self-signed SSL certificate on Windows. This is useful for testing and development purposes; you shouldn't use a self-signed SSL certificate on a production website.
May 12, 2017 Windows
The Windows Path variable is a semicolon-delimited string of directory locations. These locations contain executable programs that can be called directly, without needing to type in the full file path.
Amazon offers a PHP SDK for handling AWS and S3 requests, but it weighs in at over 500 files and nearly 5MB. If you just want to upload a file to an S3 bucket using PHP, you can create the HTTP POST request yourself using only about 50 lines of code. This is also useful if you want to understand how the request and authorization process work.
This code creates an outline of a 2D mesh utilizing the LineRenderer component in Unity. It does not require any shaders and seems to run very quickly from my testing. It also supports meshes that have mutliple non-connected components.
Landing and returning from Eve is one of the hardest missions in Kerbal Space Program. Eve has higher surface gravity and a thicker atmosphere than Kerbin, but no oxygen for jet engines.