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If Linkin Park Were Ever Looking for a New Vocalist, Sam Carter of Architects Should Be First in Line

For some reason, the tragic loss of Chester Bennington the frontman of Linkin Park still affects me to this day. I didn’t personally know him, but Linkin Park was the soundtrack to my teenage years (like many others my age). I don’t even know if Linkin Park will ever return, Chester is irreplaceable, in my opinion. One of the most talented vocalists in the genre could switch between his unique singing style to Usain Bolt stamina...

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Settings for The HP Reverb G2 Headset and RTX 3070 Graphics Card

Having recently picked up a HP Reverb G2 headset and being excited to play Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, I thought I would share my settings with the game running nicely with this headset and my Nvidia RTX 3070 graphics card. It is no secret that MSFS 2020 is a game that will stress even the highest spec of graphics cards. The 3070 not being the highest-rated GPU you can get right now won’t let you max the settings for MSFS 2020...

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Google Threatens To Pull Search Out of Australia Over the Proposed News Media Bargaining Code, and I Am Honestly All for It

The proposed Australian News Media Bargaining Code is a contentious code of conduct that will compel digital companies like Facebook and Google to pay for any news content they link to. In simple terms, if Google links to a news story, they are required to pay for it under this proposed mandatory code of conduct, as far Facebook and other digital companies. And if you think this sounds like a stupid idea that would never be enacted...

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WordPress Custom REST API Endpoints With Spaces

I have been working on quite an ambitious WordPress project that has a lot of custom REST API endpoints to work alongside an Aurelia SPA application running on top of WordPress. In this project, I am working with a location JSON file which is 34mb in size. Returning the entire file contents would be a disaster, so I created an endpoint with the ability to search this endpoint. As you might have learned if you are reading this, search...

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Working With slot & au-slot in Aurelia 2

In Aurelia 2, we have a couple of different ways of working with slotted content. If you are familiar with Web Components, the slot element is a placeholder that can have content projected into it, the common use for this is reusable components. In Aurelia 1, we had support for the slot element and could project almost anything we wanted inside of it, but there were limitations (as per the spec) which meant it wasn’t always the best...

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It’s barely been a month and I am already bored with Cyberpunk 2077

When Cyberpunk 2077 was released, I like many others was excited to get this game we first saw seven years ago finally. The game was eventually released and to say that it was a disaster would be putting it lightly. While non-next-gen console gamers got the short end of the stick, those of us on high-end consoles and beefy gaming PC’s could play the game, but it was littered with more bugs than a cheap motel. While there were bugs...

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Social media platforms finally deplatform Donald Trump, but is it too little, too late?

Donald Trump has been notorious for spewing hate from his Twitter account long before he became the president. A history of vile attacks including racism and fat shaming. After the violent attacks on the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C and some Tweets, Twitter first issued Trump with a 12-hour temporary ban and then subsequently a permanent ban, also limiting access to other accounts including the official @POTUS...

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Working with the Aurelia 2 native portal attribute

In Aurelia 2, the ability to portal components has been added in on a framework level. For those who worked with Aurelia 1, you might be accustomed to using a plugin such as the Aurelia Portal Attribute plugin. If you are not familiar with the concept of a portal, it allows you to move elements around your application on a basic level. Say you have a complicated nested view and have a custom modal inside of it, it would be very tricky...