All posts in category Computers

Understanding the Enigma

In World War II the German Military used a rotor cipher machine commonly known as “Enigma” to communicate in secret. Because of the seemingly random way it encrypted messages it was an extremely effective piece of equipment during its heyday. Enigma went through many iterations each of which drove interesting developments in mathematics and computer […]

Gaming PC Build

My old gaming PC died recently at the hands of an Intel SSD firmware bug. My old PC was 2-3 years old (depending on component) and wasn’t exactly top tier when I bought it. I’ve been wanting to upgrade for a while and having to start a new installation of Windows from scratch finally tipped […]