Coinbase (Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin exchange) review and tips to make more money

Coinbase is an exchange for Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin. Can it help you to get rich and can you trust it?

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AdSense: nonsense or does it make sense?

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Placing ads (advertisements) on a blog… there are people who encourage it, there are people who hate it. I also decided to place some ads on this blog and used Google AdSense for it since it is a huge network and it is easy to integrate. Some websites with ads can really annoy me, so why did I chose to show them myself, just to annoy you?

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How to make your 3d prints in ABS stronger?

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Printing some thin wall figures from Thingiverse is nice, but not that useful. In my case I bought the printer to be able to print functional things, not decorative. The best material for a starter to use is then ABS. But printing strong functional parts is more than choosing the right material! Continue reading “How to make your 3d prints in ABS stronger?”

Cross platform mobile app development: Native VS Webview VS React-Native

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These days you can’t get around a mobile app, and you want to support at least the Android and iOS platform. Two platforms with different languages and coding environments… those who can count will instantly see double the work, nobody wants that! Luckily there are some techniques to speed up the process and target multiple platforms with the same code base. Continue reading “Cross platform mobile app development: Native VS Webview VS React-Native”

Libraries, perfect pre-fab building blocks or dangerous explosives?

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Since library code is mostly not visual, let me tell you a little story first.

Let’s compare software to a brick wall. To build one you need bricks and some glue to keep them together. Continue reading “Libraries, perfect pre-fab building blocks or dangerous explosives?”

How to choose, buy and assemble a 3D printer?

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‘Hell yeah, let’s get a 3D printer kit!’ – Wait a minute, not so fast… what kinds are there? Which ones are the best? Which ones are available as kit? This post is the story of my introduction into 3d-land! Continue reading “How to choose, buy and assemble a 3D printer?”

Use Node JS and browser developer tools as intelligent webscraper for secure websites.

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Some of you probably already had the idea to combine (maybe even realtime) data from different websites on one page that holds all the relevant data without the crap you don’t need. There are some techniques to fetch and distribute static webpages, but when it comes to realtime data on a https location you can forget about it! And in fact it is a very good thing that you cannot simply embed an iframe with another website and get data out of it.

But unfortunately there are situations that require magic to make it happen. Continue reading “Use Node JS and browser developer tools as intelligent webscraper for secure websites.”

How to create a web app with good front-end user experience?

A lot of mistakes are made when it comes to front end design and user experience. I’m not a front end designer by education, more by experience and testing.

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Discovering the Onion Omega, a small board with big possibilities!

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– Unboxing remark: damn the base board indeed is really small! –

A micro USB cable is not included (Who really cares? If you are into electronics your house is probably full of these cables or chargers, and our china-friends will send you one for less than 2$…).

Setup via the ‘first time wizard’ is really easy. The default credentials are root – onioneer.

Wifi enabled, small, not to expensive, easily upgradable when connected to the internet… all pro’s, but are there also con’s? Yes there are! Continue reading “Discovering the Onion Omega, a small board with big possibilities!”