Chad Krause

A small blog about my projects

Category: Ramblings

Chad's Non-Software Projects
A short list of just some of the non-programming projects that I've done

Make your own Corsair iCUE LED Strips!

Corsair iCue is a cool program that allows you to customize the RGB lighting in your case. But the Corsair-branded LED strips are not only expensive, but they also don't fit every application

Fortunatly, making your own is easy enough, provided you have the right tools

Tools Required:
  • Soldering Iron
  • Wire strippers
Recommended tools:
  • Molex Crimper
  • Hot glue gun
  • Multimeter
  • WS2812B LED Strip
  • Double sided tape
  • Wire (26-20 awg) (24awg recommended)
  • Molex 0050579403 (female connector housing)
  • Molex 0016020102 (female pins) (at least 3 but get plenty in case you mess up)


  • Mol...

Quick Warning: Crypto Mining Sites!

Have you been mining for other people?

I stumbled upon a site today while looking up a tutorial. This site immediatly used 600% of my CPU (6 threads at 100%) and was making my fans go crazy.

I paused Javascript execution and saw that there seemed to be a crypto miner in the background.

I thought this was particularly terrible because it's a tutorial so there is a great chance that I would keep that tab open for a while.

Here is the code I saw that led me to believe there was crypto miners:

Some encoded javascript and webassembly. There is no reason to have any of them. Also, I found some jav...

Installing OctoberCMS

The first ever blog post is here. It might be a good idea to update this post with some more relevant content.