Why Does Bitcoin Have Value?

By | May 23, 2019

If you had invested $1000 into Bitcoin in 2010 it would be worth about $130,000,000 today.  No other asset in history has experienced such rapid growth. The price of a single Bitcoin has gone from absolutely nothing to an astonishing $8000 per coin in the span of just ten years. The value of all bitcoins… Read More »

Changing EOS Owner and Active Keys using Greymass Desktop Wallet

By | March 27, 2019

Are you worried about the implications of providing your EOS account keys to third-parties? The more organisations you share your keys with, the greater the risk that your account will be compromised. This is especially worrisome if you are using an EOS genesis account, where both the original owner and active key are the same.… Read More »

PIVX – Reduce Orphan Blocks While Staking With zPIV

By | February 25, 2019

In this post I’ll give a brief overview of PIVX, explain a bit how staking works, and outline some steps you can take to decrease the number of orphan blocks your PIVX client produces. PIVX Overview PIVX is an energy-efficient, privacy-focused cryptocurrency that was forked from the DASH codebase. It started as the project Darknet… Read More »

Raspberry Pi Access Point and Captive Portal

By | October 27, 2016

In this post you will learn how to configure a Raspberry Pi as a wireless hotspot and captive portal for Android devices. Here is the objective: When users connect to the Raspberry Pi with their phones, a notification will pop up asking them to sign into the network. When they tap the notification, a browser… Read More »

Integrate the Google Maps API Into Your Website

By | October 22, 2016

Are you building an application that needs to calculate the cycling, walking or driving distance between two addresses? Google offers a handy service called the Google Maps Distance Matrix API that you can use to get this information and present it to your users. The service is free, and you can specify the mode of… Read More »

Move WordPress Sidebar Widgets Above Content in Responsive Mode

By | October 12, 2016

Do you have a sidebar that contains essential widgets that your visitors must see when they visit your site from a mobile device? Perhaps a search box, product categories, an advertisement, or something else? A lot of WordPress themes display the sidebar below the content on mobile devices, so visitors have to scroll all the… Read More »

Youtube-dl-WebUI jQuery and PHP customizations

By | October 5, 2016

Youtube-dl-WebUI is a web interface for the program Youtube-dl, which allows you to download audio and video from streaming sites, and save them to your computer in a variety of formats. Youtube-dl-WebUI is a convenient interface to Youtube-dl but was missing some key features such as previewing the video and selecting the format. The customizations… Read More »

Bash Script to Sync WordPress Blog to Live Server

By | September 22, 2016

It’s handy to have a test server that we can use to see what will happen when we upgrade WordPress, install new plugins, or mess around with the layout and design of our blog. But how can we copy the changes we make to our test WordPress site to our live server? In this post,… Read More »

Adding Featured Images to Your Tweeted Blog Posts

By | April 17, 2016

So you’ve written a fantastic blog post and set the featured image, but all you’re seeing is bland text and a hyperlink when you tweet it. A picture adds a thousand words to your tweet, grabs your audience’s attention, and drives traffic to your website. This is a quick guide that will show you how… Read More »

Why is There a  in my MySQL Database?

By | February 4, 2016

Data submitted to a database via AJAX or other means sometimes includes a non-breaking space ( ). How this entity is displayed depends on the character encoding of the database and its tables. Using the default Latin1 encoding, a non-breaking space is displayed as this little funny character right here -> Â To have it displayed… Read More »