Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 - What I Found So Far

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 - What I Found So Far
Since the game launched in August 2020, this has been the game I spent time the most with over than 463 hours logged so far. Becoming a pilot was what I wanted to be before I knew how to code, learning to fly is nothing like coding, bugs are fatal. This write up sums up what I’ve found about the game so far I wish I knew before playing the game. [Read More]

Airplay On Raspberry Pi - Hifi Setup

Airplay On Raspberry Pi - Hifi Setup
I’ve had this setup for a year now, it’s useful if you don’t have optical out from your devices like your laptop or your phone. Why optical out? Because analog out from computers are noisy. Noisy as in electrical noises. Without even cranking up the volume the hiss and garbled noise is unbearable. From that point on, I will only output digitally and will only output analog from either a DAC or a mixer. [Read More]

Macbook Air M1 Experience for a Software Engineer

Macbook Air M1 Experience for a Software Engineer
In short, It’s GREAT! What can I say more other than it’s just a fantastic machine to play with. At the moment I have a Macbook Pro 16" i9 top of the line, a Ryzen 5600X gaming PC and this new laptop. The i9 16" is just not in the same league as this M1 Air. But that’s not all I have to say, I’m looking at this from a software engineer’s point of view. [Read More]

Blogging With Hugo

Blogging With Hugo
Before this post, my blog was a self hosted Ghost installation. I hardly update the installation, it’s been at its 0.11.x install for quite a while. It’s not quite straightforward it seems to update to the latest Ghost version. I didn’t want to use MySQL as it’s not needed for my scale, couldn’t get it to work with sqlite3 unfortunately. So I went shopping and immediately liked Hugo. Pre Migration Going to talk more about what led me to Hugo. [Read More]

Learning FastAPI By Doing - Let's Go Bro!

Learning FastAPI By Doing - Let's Go Bro!
A few days ago I published a Python Sanic backend and an Android app of a weekend project I did a few years ago. The project was simply directing people to a random cheapest return flights from where they are, set a budget and just press Go. It was written when async Python was beginning to mature. So I thought why not learn something new (FastAPI) and compare it with Sanic. [Read More]

PC Build for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

I have been playing the game since it launched, well over 3 months now. Have tried to play with RTX 2070 Super and RTX 3080. This blog post is more about the rationale on building a PC specifically to play the game and being able to enjoy it without blowing your pocket. Though to be honest, the latest and greatest will always be more enjoyable. Talked more in details with specs on my last post. [Read More]

Microsoft Flight Simulator - 8700K, 3700X & 5600X with an RTX 3080

Microsoft Flight Simulator - 8700K, 3700X & 5600X with an RTX 3080
As I said here and here, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is beautiful. Been flying non-stop the past few months, to this day I’ve logged 229 hours of game time. Flying virtually made me remember moments and also an opportunity to learn something new. This blog post is about what you get in the game with combinations of CPU’s I’ve tested it on and RTX cards namely 2070 Super and 3080. [Read More]

cTrader Bots - Runing 24/7 At Home

cTrader Bots - Runing 24/7 At Home
Lately I’ve been indulging myself in learning more about trading much more than cryptocurrency. During the last 2 weeks I jumped head first into Forex and Precious Metals. It’s different, volume is always high, unlike Bitcoin. Gained a new perspective, while other people might see as manipulation, I see how market maker moves as just another day at the office. Anyways, I learned how to automate some parts of the tradings, here’s what I experienced. [Read More]

The Case Of Pairing 3700X and 3080

The Case Of Pairing 3700X and 3080
It has been known that the 3080 is a power hungry GPU while 3700X is supposedly a power efficient CPU with a TDP of 65W. Pairing the two should not be a problem powered by a Corsair RM 750W PSU, or is it? Here’s what happened to my rig. Hardware Spec Before anything else, here is the spec I built: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Corsair H115i Pro AIO Watercooler AsRock X570 Taichi Motherboard 32GB HyperX Fury 3200MHz Palit Geforce RTX 3080 GamingPro OC Corsair RM750 80+ Gold The Problem The same 3080 was paired before with an Intel i7 8700K rig. [Read More]

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 - Beta Testing Using Your Customers

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 - Beta Testing Using Your Customers
First of all, WHAT A FLIGHT SIM! In terms of graphics, I don’t think there’s anything close to rival. Leveraging Azure’s worldwide CDN to stream content is a brilliant feat, flight sim content being dynamic means improvements to the content will be delivered faster to us. Picture perfect graphics though comes with a hefty tax on our PC builds, this is next gen material. Built for MSFS 2020 As much as I love the graphics, was not impressed with frame rates. [Read More]