Pin Eight is the personal web site of Damian Yerrick. You may be interested in one or more of his projects:
Older projects: Luminesweeper
Posted on December 22, 2016
Don't like everybody seeing what web pages you're looking at? Try the HTTPS Everywhere extension by Electronic Frontier Foundation, available for Firefox and Chrome. It rewrites
http: URLs on select websites to use
https: instead. This means a snooper looking at your can see only what sites you're viewing, such as "some page on Stack Overflow" rather than "the question about
Pin Eight is not included in HTTPS Everywhere, but it does have a similar feature called HTTP Strict Transport Security. Once it's turned on in your modern web browser, the browser will rewrite all URLs to
https:. Currently we're deploying it on an opt-in basis, so go ahead and turn on HSTS for a month.
Posted on April 5, 2015
We are aware of a problem reaching Pin Eight with Firefox 37. StartSSL is having OCSP issues. Users of Google Chrome are unaffected.
UPDATE (18:10 UTC): StartSSL's OCSP server appears to be operational once more.
Posted on February 13, 2015
I have a Twitter account now ( @PinoBatch), but I still feel like I haven't hatched all the way.
A couple users on NESdev BBS found a few serious problems with my NES and Super NES project templates. So I addressed some of their concerns in version 5 of my NROM, SNROM, and LoROM templates. Highlights include:
Posted on November 9, 2014
Posted on September 1, 2014
For years, there has been a fight between between "net neutrality" and "paid prioritization" approaches to last-mile home Internet access in the United States. ISPs normally make money by charging a monthly fee to the receiver (you), but lately some have been trying to double-dip by also charging both the sender of the information (such as Netflix). Instead of giving subscribers what they have paid for, some cable and fiber telecom providers have chosen to engage in congestion by choice in order to promote their own traditional cable television service instead of over-the-top (OTT) video on demand services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu Plus. These providers intentionally route the OTT service's connections down the "slow lane" to degrade quality of service unless the OTT service pays the ISP a recurring fee. So under paid prioritization, the customer ends up paying the ISP twice: once as part of the Internet subscription and once to the OTT provider.
Proponents of net neutrality have staged a protest against anticompetitive double-dipping on September 10. Many web sites will briefly display a fake loading bar as a symbol of the fight against ISPs' preferential treatment of some sites over others. Pin Eight is among them.
Posted on August 7, 2014
A long-standing mixed active content problem on some pages of this site has been fixed.
Posted on July 12, 2014
Posted on June 10, 2014
Since Koitsu announced the decision to shut down Parodius Networking, I've been privately maintaining a tool that backs up a wiki that runs MediaWiki software. I used it as a backup plan in case normal wiki migration didn't work correctly, but it ended up proving useful for creating a downloadable static version of a reference wiki. It is currently in use on NESdev Wiki, and now I make it available for everyone to download.
Posted on May 15, 2014
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