Hi! If you haven't guessed from the website title, you are on the blog of John "Jeffrey" Westhoff.
First, here are some random links: TIL, Bookmarklets, Interactable posts
Now that that's out of the way, below you'll find my random blog posts in newest-first order - enjoy!
Eleven days ago I wrote about the great digital divide. Today, I rant about the cost of bridging that divide. I’ve done a fair bit to try to secure better internet up here. For one, I bugged Spectrum, the big ISP around here, into giving me a quote on a service install. A lot more on that later. I also got a Visible SIM card, giving us a three-tiered solution for the time being.Continue reading ↦
Oh, Hello Deborah, Simone, the internet. Speaking of the internet, I recently moved to Northern California - specifically Shasta County, where more than 40,000 people, myself included, lack broadband internet. Now, I currently work as a Software Engineer, so having the internet is very important for me to work - here’s how that’s going. I guess I should begin by describing what internet we do have. Currently, the house I’m living in is connected to TDS DSL, at a blistering megabit or so download, and a blazing 300 kilobits per second upload.Continue reading ↦
I’ve been seeing those outlets with USB ports more often lately, but they feel awfully behind.Continue reading ↦
I’ve posted a few times now about RuneScape, and since recently I’ve been falling behind on my GitHub commits, I figured I’d do it again. Backstory Shortly after deciding to make RuneScape 2 in 3D, I started to message my good friend a3qz some thoughts on how one could do fair gambling in the game Old School RuneScape. You see, ever since I was a kid, people would gamble in the game.Continue reading ↦
Every since my personal hero made a video about chess, I’ve had a somewhat renewed interest in the game. It’s been gradually increasing too - last year on my brother’s birthday I finally made a chess.com account, and since then I’ve played a fairly modest 46 games, with most of them being Daily games. Recently, however, I’ve had the desire to program something interesting related to the game. The Game Idea I want to make an online multiplayer infinite chess game.Continue reading ↦
Last time I wrote about RuneScape, I described how I play the game without really playing it at all. But what if I like, did want to actually look at the game I’m playing?Continue reading ↦
GitHub Copilot is a very cool idea, and at the very least will be very fun to play around with. But there’re definitely some things to be concerned about.Continue reading ↦
Getting an intuition for how different consistency models behave can be difficult, so I am working on some random little sandboxes to play around with different models.Continue reading ↦
If a system is both cache consistent and PRAM consistent, then it is also processor consistent, meaning all writes from a single process are seen in the same order by all process, and all writes to the same location are seen in the same order by all processes.Continue reading ↦
Another weaker model than causal consistency is Cache Consistency. In order for a system to be Cache Consistent, every process must see every write to the same object in the same sequential order.Continue reading ↦