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

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. 17, 2021

My Private Cellular Network

PROJECT STATUS: Work-In-Progress Project Explanation So that you understand the reason I created HyWire, my private LTE network in Appleton, Wisconsin, let me give you some background. Cellular providers like to charge you a pretty penny to use what they refer to as data. In reality, data is not a finite resource, and they are limiting the amount of data you can transfer over the internet as a means to squeeze more money out of you.

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.