Nerd Blog

Just another blog about random things I enjoy, mostly programming and gaming. This site was converted to Jekyll in about March of 2017 so I can play with a lot of fun new toys. It runs much faster than using Wordpress, and it is statically generated by Jekyll. So what I do is I can write the post in markdown, push it to Git (I use TFS Git at the moment for this project). This triggers an automatic build in TFS that will build using Jekyll using 2 different configurations, one for dev and one for prod. These are then published to artifacts. At that time a release is automatically triggered and deployed to dev. Once deployed, the release waits for approval and then it will deploy to prod. All this is done using scripts to then push to Amazon S3 while also expiring and pushing new pages to the Cloudfront caching. That is one of the reasons this site is so fast. Wow, I really haven't been keeping up with this site. Sorry folks! Been really busy with work and all.

Recent posts

Google Finance Cash Calculation Problem

less than 1 minute read

Google Finance happens to be a great tool for anyone doing things with the stock market. It shows a lot of data, up to date news, great graphs. But there is ...

Amazon Instant Video Licensing

2 minute read

Great! Or So It Seems: First off, let me say the whole idea behind Amazon’s Instant Video is great! And an online library you can keep. However, there is a r...

Windows Phone 7 – TellMe Review

1 minute read

Microsoft has a team that developed TellMe. This is the voice functionality of Windows Phone 7. It is actually quite impressive. To activate, you just hold d...

TDR Problems in Windows 7

11 minute read

The Problem. With Nvidia drivers 285.xx and later, you may start receiving errors while playing games like “GetDeviceRemovedReason”, or “Display driver nvldd...

Star Wars: The Old Republic – Ghost town?

1 minute read

One issue I personally have is the lack of players available on planets in order to do Heroic quests. Heroic quests give good exp, are repeatable daily, and ...