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BurstCoin – Proof of Capacity Mining

Another day, another cryptocurrency… If you’ve been watching the news about all this, you might be starting to feel a little burnt out, or overwhelmed, because everyone is trying to find the latest and greatest to invest in, suss out the quickest way to make money off of all this, and being depressed over their “missing out” on the meteoric rise of Bitcoin last December. My personal viewpoint is that A) The technology behind all of these coins is brilliant and will eventually be world changing, and B) The hype …

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Make a Font from Your Own Handwriting

Hello everyone and welcome to this quick tutorial on making your handwriting into a font! As you can already see, this page looks a little bit different than every other page on my site, and it’s because I’m currently using the font based on my handwriting to craft this post! There are a lot of ways to accomplish this: most rely on using adobe illustrator to import and create your handwritten notes and then individually defining letters, but we’re going to do something a liiiiitle bit easier today here at …

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Whole Home Wireless Audio Streaming with Airplay

Apple’s airplay system is great for streaming music around the house to big speakers, but expensive because you need to buy their Airport Express Router or an AppleTV to make use of it. Those devices are great, but they offer a lot more functionality that what I need. I just need an access point to be able to send music to my speakers. Most of my systems are not connected to TV’s and I’ve got a very powerful router already. So this is what I’ve landed on. This project is …

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Cryptocurrency : How much can I make?

Today, I want to do an in-depth look at how much money, exactly, can I make with cryptocurrency mining, trading, and cloud contracts. I’ve look at a lot of different ways to mine the currencies, and today’s examination is a close look at what kind of real world value we are generating. If you’re here, you’ve probably read up on the basics on cryptocurrency, so I’ll just start with a very brief intro before digging in. Cryptocurrency is a fancy name for digital money, or coins, that have gained tremendous …

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3D Printed QR Code Coasters

Today’s project is a simple one. A basic introduction to both FreeCAD and QR codes. You’ve probably seen QR codes around, posted on the wall, online, or on the product manual of some device you bought. They can be used for a tremendous number of things and are essentially an easy gateway to download an app, navigate to a website, or give out your phone number. I’ve even made some that allow guests instant sign in to the WIFI network at the house. In this tutorial, I’m going to create …

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Ethereum Mining : Digital Currency 101

We’re going to do something a little different today. This is still a tutorial, but not for something in the real world. This week’s tutorial is all about Ethereum mining! So what is that then? You’ve probably at least heard of Bitcoin in the news at some point. Bitcoin was the first, large scale digital currency to really take off and has been the source of a lot of controversy and confusion since it came out in 2009. Lets take a look at digital currency’s history real quick to get …

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Building A New Computer : Part 3 : BIOS, Drivers, and Software

Welcome to Part 3 of the series – Building a New Computer : In this section we are going to look at what happens when we turn on your brand new computer for the first time. If you haven’t yet read Part 1 : Picking Parts and Part 2 : Putting It All Together, check those out first. Now we get to the fun stuff: Turning it on. If everything in Part 2 was done correctly, it should turn on. But you won’t be greeted by a familiar scene just yet, because …