About

Welcome to my Blog! Here I will post random things, stories, tech stuff, and personal projects. (more.)

Blog Posts

Oct. 11, 2020

DynaCentri: Platform as a Service

I’ve been playing video games since I was around 12 years old, and sometime in 2013, my mother purchased Garry’s Mod, a multiplayer sandbox game developed by Facepunch Studios. I played this game so much that I currently have 973 hours of playtime logged on my Steam account. After playing this game for several years and running game servers and volunteer staffing other communities servers, I found that the biggest killer wasn’t just unfit server staff, but instead the cost of keeping a server online.

My Projects

Jan. 24, 2022

Datacenter & Network Operations

PROJECT STATUS: Work-In-Progress Project Explanation When I first launched DynaCentri in April of 2020, I hoped to operate in my own data center, which would have given me more flexibility and offered more to customers. I’m happy to say that it is on track for deployment by April of 2022, with the first location in Chicago, Illinois. Joining us in the endeavor is Capitol Hosting Solutions LLC. Contracts & Cross-Connects As of November 2021, all contracts have been signed for rack space and our cross-connects to Tier 1 ISPs for IP transit.

Oct. 21, 2021

Sentinel: Discord Guild Verification Bot

PROJECT STATUS: Work-In-Progress Project Explanation Sentinel verifies new users before allowing entry to a Discord guild. Sentinel checks new users for potential alt-account usage and ban evasion. Project Goals/Intentions/Ideas (✓) Verify the authenticity of a new member before allowing full guild access. (✓) Check for VPN/ToR/Proxy usage and IP history. ( ) Spot patterns and potential alt accounts. ( ) Anti-raid/spam protection. ( ) Allow guild owners to require 3rd party verification such as YouTube, Twitch, Steam, etc.

Oct. 11, 2020

Neutronium Digital Rights Management Platform

In late 2018 I started creating my own Garry’s Mod DRM to replace the terrible Lua-based DRMs created for the game. Previously developers were using ScriptEnforcer before it’s demise, so another DRM by the name of SecureGMod took its place. Unfortunately, both had severe issues, making it hard for developers to justify paying for or using them. ScriptEnfocer ScriptEnfocer was the first well-known DRM created by Phoenix and well used by the Garry’s Mod developer community.