Jake Charman

Resident Geek of Nitrous Junkie Racing



How crashchrome.com Works In Far Too Much Depth…

Tue 26 Jan 2016


So, there have been these sites for a while that serve no purpose other that to crash your browser. Now, many people would think that the web browser has been around long enough for this sort of thing to be impossible. And to an extent, that is true. In the current version of Chrome each… Read More »

8 Reasons Why I Would Never Self Host A Website…

Sat 26 Dec 2015


So I’ve stated in a few forums I frequent that I strongly recommend against hosting websites from home. Especially when the person asking states that they have little or no knowledge in the area. My reasons why are mostly security based but there are also a few reasons that hosting from home is just worse… Read More »

Software Connector For RDP, SSH e.t.c…

Sat 14 Nov 2015


First of all, as I write this there is a terrible attack happening in Paris. My thoughts are with all those affected. In order to access my home network outside of my home network, I would usually use my VPN server. However this becomes difficult as my college blocks outgoing connections on most ports. Except… Read More »

000WebHost…

Mon 2 Nov 2015


This post starts a lot like the last, 000WebHost, passwords leaked etc.  Aside from the passwords of users apparently being stored in plain text in a database which in my mind is completely inexcuseable, I’m really starting to see what a terrible service 000WebHost really were. Let me explain my use case: 9/10 year old… Read More »

Why I Like Having A Dynamic IP…

Fri 30 Oct 2015


Before I moved house, I had a static IP address. This was quite simply because the ISP didn’t have enough customers to bother with dynamic IP addressing. I used to quite like this as it meant I could open ports, run game servers and the like with no issues. However, now I’ve changed ISPs to… Read More »

Windows 10 On The Acer Iconia Tab W500…

Thu 1 Oct 2015


After my experience with Windows 8.1 on the Iconia I was ready to give up and run Linux. Apps weren’t running due to massive driver issues, the firmware for auto-rotation constantly crashed… Need I go on? It turns out though that Windows 10 runs rather well. I downloaded Windows 10 Pro (I’ve never been a… Read More »

Using Tug Of War Dynamics In Programming…

Tue 25 Aug 2015


So i heard about some researchers claiming that an iron bar could make decisions based on their position. This looked to me like an interesting method that could be used in programming for various different purposes.   Script used: import random ironBar = 0 for x in range (0, 5):    randOne = (random.randint (0,… Read More »

How I Choose An Operating System…

Mon 20 Jul 2015


So, arguably the most important piece of software on a computer is the OS, with so many to choose from there are likely several choices that will give the exact set of features a use case requires. A prime example is my Acer Iconia W500. At first I was running Windows 8.1 however due to… Read More »

The Problem With Java…

Wed 15 Jul 2015


So today yet another insecurity was reported that affects many of Oracle’s products but perhaps most notably Java. Resulting in a 0-day attack. Luckily for us… Oracle released a patch a matter of hours after the bug was found Oracle released a patch however Version 8 Update 51 does seem a little extreme doesn’t it?… Read More »

Final Post Before Holland…

Tue 7 Jul 2015


Tomorrow is the day we leave for Holland. We have been spending the week  preparing the bike for it’s first run this year. We headed to our top secret test track for some launch practise however we had no extra fuel and no air pump so our attempts where limited.  I am currently having issues… Read More »