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Please No More Serverless

Please No More Serverless

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"Serverless", The new Buzzword Is this the apocalypse for servers? Photo by Brock DuPont on Unsplash Now you can be serverless too! Why waste time and resources running your own servers when a company will gladly take over with their new "serverless" plan.Wait... Don't we already have and use the cloud?"Well yes,  but this is completely different! It's serverless! What actually is it? Serverless is actually a subset of cloud infrastructure. The only real difference is serverless is the cloud as FaaS (Function as a Service). Which means you only pay for your actual usage and that depends on the resources you used and the time they were used for. The cloud you typically pay a subscription that gives you a set amount of time and compute power. Serverles
Cloud Gaming Streaming Services

Cloud Gaming Streaming Services

Software, Hardware
Cloud Gaming? In the past week, both Google and Microsoft have announced there cloud gaming projects. Google announced Project Stream, a game streaming service to play games via Chrome. Microsoft announced Project xCloud,  a cloud platform that will allow gamers to play from anywhere they choose. Which will let gamers use their mobile phones to play.  Project Stream Project Stream became available to test on October 5th 2018, with the first game on trial being Assassin's Creed Odyssey. In order to sign up you must be residing in the US and have a 25 Mbps connection, along with either Windows, Chrome OS, macOS, or Linux for the operating system. Common issues Reported from public testing:- Not getting 60fps- Minor lag/latency- Difficult to use touch interface controls, using a controller gi

Chromebook Hooked

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Too much "Distro-Hopping" looking for the perfect Linux setup can get to be a bore after a while. It sometimes feels like a great time wasting endeavor. I prefer Linux to Windows and OS X because I can usually get a lot of work done without needing a powerful or expensive laptop. I also don’t need all the free built in bloatware or the cost of purchasing all the actual programs I would use. Most Linux distributions have everything I need either rolled up into their base release, or available within their repositories. If your already invested in the Apple ecosystem, staying in that ecosystem usually makes financial sense, and your workflow doesn’t get flipped on it’s head too often. Windows is ingrained in a lot of “work” related use, especially if you work for a company that requires cen
PC Build to Compete with Xbox One X

PC Build to Compete with Xbox One X

Hardware
How does the Xbox One X compare to a gaming computer?  Xbox One X Specs: CPU: 8 custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz GPU: 40 customized compute units at 1172MHz Memory: 12GB GDDR5 Hard Drive: 1TB 2.5-inch Optical Drive: 4k UHD Blu-ray Things to remember: On the Xbox One X, the hardware and software will be tightly integrated allowing the hardware to be fully optimized. The memory will be split up with not all going to the GPU but some will be used as the systems ram. The optical drive that comes with the Xbox is a top of the line piece of hardware that is truly impressive to be included. Budget Version: Type Item Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $99.99 @ Amazon Motherboard ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $73.98 @ Newegg Memory
Implementing a Raspberry Pi into a small business

Implementing a Raspberry Pi into a small business

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Raspberry Pi Project Abstract: Technology has become a complex beast for businesses to handle in the modern age. Especially small businesses that rely on technology for their daily workday. Businesses tend to think that complex systems are better than a simple solution. That is not always the case; often simple solutions can cut costs and produce benefits. A great example of this would be a Raspberry Pi computer. Utilizing a Raspberry Pi as a database and web server for a small business is a simple solution that has greater benefits than trying to run a complex solution where other companies are required to provide a service. Such benefits include the low cost of operation, control, and security of business information. To be able to build a Raspberry Pi capable of this task will require ...