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UTF BOMs

Character encoding is annoying but necessary. Here's code for standardized byte order marks (BOM)

OpenGL SDL Starter Project

Just a quick starter project in C-style C++ with SDL2, OpenGL 3, and Dear ImGui. This came about from deciding to make a sudoku game for my wife, getting all the necessary libraries setup with CMake was a pain so this serves as a starting point for next time.

Reading and Writing GZip Files With PowerShell

#Requires -Version 4

PowerShell May Be Better on Posix

After something being wayyyy easier than I thought it was going to be, I’m ready to claim that PowerShell is better when not used on Windows. I submit the following 1-liner as evidence:

Creating Zero Filled Files with PowerShell

There are times where you'd like to create a dummy file for testing, if you're on Windows you may be familiar with the 'fsutil file createnew' command. This allows you to create a zero filled file of a predefined size, fantastic. It's a small, but powerful, command that is included with every Windows install but let's assume you need a PowerShell native method for creating a zero filled file, what might that look like?