WebSecurity

Adblock Plus

This is probably the best adblocker l have ever used. It gets irritating constantly been bombarded with auto run videos and ad’s on some websites like cnn.com, facebook etc.

Heres the direct link to get Adblock Plus, click here.

Animation

Gooseberry Benchmark 1.0 – Results – Blender 2/79b – Blender 2.8 beta

This is a CPU only render test.  Click here for the download source.

Recommended a minimum of 12 GB RAM
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Blender Foundationgooseberry.blender.org

PC 1:

  • Intel i7-2600K CPU@3.4Ghz    32Gb RAM  Windows 10  GTX1080 8Gb
  • Blender 2.79b
  • Time:  1:38:20.61         1 hr 38mins

 

PC2 – A17R5:

  • Intel i7-8760H CPU@2.20Ghz  16Gb  GTX1060 6Gb Windows 10
  • Blender 2.79b
  • Time:  58 mins      58:34:08

using the latest [as of today] Blender: 2.8 beta, the CPU rendering engine time is greatly improved to:  34 minutes ! – an improvement of 24 mins !

 

GPU

The Windows SDK version 10.0.15063.0 was not found [ Nvidia Cuda GPU Sample Code Compilation]

I get the below error message snippet a lot while trying to compile Nvidia Cuda 10 samples for testing Cuda GPU development [ c++ code]:

The Windows SDK version 10.0.15063.0 was not found. Install the required version of Windows SDK or change the SDK version in the project property pages or by right-clicking the solution and selecting “Retarget solution”.
145>Done building project “topologyQuery_vs2017.vcxproj” — FAILED.

Solution l have found is to double check the Visual Studio 2017 installer and check installing below. It seems even though l have a full VS 2017 installation with all the default sections installed, a more recent SDK is installed on my workstation.

I run Windows 10 Home together with Visual Studio 2017 Enterprise Edition, and have Nvidia Cuda 10 installed for GPU programming.

After doing above, l was able to successfully compile most of the Cuda Code samples as shown below, without the previous error. Yes!!

Computers

Minecraft Server – STEM

I use this a lot for teaching STEM education to younger future programmers to be. The creators of mincraft had a goal of teaching and enabling, exploring  programming especially to kids, as well as having fun playing Minecraft.

Source link:  Click here.

Build instructions link here.

you also need git for windows which you can download here, as well as the latest Java JDK which you can download from here.

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