Oliver Dunk

Oliver Dunk

23 years old, Developer Relations Engineer at Google

Tinkering with de4dot, ILSpy and Harmony to mod the Steam game NERTS! Online

Throughout the pandemic, I've had fun playing NERTS! Online, a competitive solitaire game by Zachtronics. A friend and I got curious to look at how it works, and in doing so, I got the idea to see what it would take to mod. As far as I know, nobody has written a NERTS! mod before - so I had to figure out the process from the beginning. This was very much a labor of love... (Read More)

Using a MIDI controller to mix Mac application volumes

For a while, I've wanted control over the volume of individual macOS applications, using a physical controller. This would allow me to turn Spotify down when I'm concentrating, or turn up a Slack call if I'm struggling to hear. I've seen this done in Windows, but never in Mac. I recently found a solution, using the open source BackgroundMusic project, and my own code to interface with a MIDI device. In this post, I'll share... (Read More)