Category: Techno Babble

Babbling ’bout tech

How Expensive is a Bitcoin Dump?

Between 8PM and 9PM Eastern Time on October 10, 2018, the market saw a huge drop in Bitcoin price. On Coinbase, it plummeted from $6,500 to just barely above $6,000. This approximately 7% dip recovered

Why the demise of companies is a good thing

Sprouting mushrooms [large] This week, the NASDAQ index and major international stock exchanges had one of the biggest corrections since the financial crisis in 2008. If you are invested in the stock market it probably

How to Watch the WIRED25 Festival and Summit

Can’t be in San Francisco for our 25th anniversary bash? Here’s how you can join the fun, wherever you are.

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How to Enable and Monitor PHP-FPM Status in Nginx

PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation that comes with a number of extra features useful for websites of any size, particularly sites that receive high traffic. It is commonly used...

Redux Form made easy

Learn how to write a generic component that holds the redux-form complexity, knows to get just a JSON that describes the fields, and render a matching redux-form. creating a forms was never so easy and

A Simple Introduction to One-Way Functions

Two-Way Functions Let us assume that we have a function f(x)=y. Whenever we give input as “x”, we get an output “y”. Now let us look at the following table: If we observe the above

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4 Useful Tools to Run Commands on Multiple Linux Servers

In this article, we will show how to run commands on multiple Linux servers at the same time. We will explain how to use some of the widely known tools designed to execute repetitive...

IBM Joins Fight Over Pentagon Cloud Contract Favoring Amazon

Rivals complain that specs for a potential $10 billion contract favor Amazon.

Coding Dynamic Behavior with the Strategy Pattern

How to Leverage Polymorphism at Runtime Photo by Linus Nylund on Unsplash One of the benefits of object-oriented design is the ability for objects to share some behaviors while simultaneously differing in others. Typically, this is achieved

Let’s Get Away From Slime Sourcing

Slime sourcing: it’s to the letter of libre licenses, but it’s certainly not to the spirit. Let’s talk about a trend in free and open source software that makes me uncomfortable. Luis Daniel Carbia Cabeza, cc-by

Why Basecamp still runs three completely different versions of their software

Jason Fried and DHH are the true contrarians in the world of entrepreneurship. The thoughts they share on Twitter, in their blog posts and their books make people think. Other founders think “I wish I

How to List Compiled and Installed PHP Modules in Linux

If you have installed a number of PHP extensions or modules on your Linux system and you trying to find out a particular PHP module has been installed or not, or you simply want...

Pocket CEO Nate Weiner Explains How to Create a Top Productivity App

Like many people, I spend way too much time thumbing through news feeds and clicking on intriguing Twitter headlines. Over the years, I’ve investigated many ways of reducing how long I spend staring at my

Learn to manage large Vue.js components in 4 min

Vue.js is, in my opinion, the nicest JS framework currently available. One of the features I like the most are the .vue single-file components. It can get quite hard to manage larger ones tough, especially when

Mac vs. PC

On an individual basis, the merits of a Mac or a PC appear to be subjective and relative to necessity. Some prefer Macs because of their dedication to simplicity, security, and their free suite of

Google Duplex, the Human-Sounding Phone Bot, Comes to the Pixel

The bot, which speaks with uncanny speech disfluencies like “um” and “umm-hmm,” will be made available select Pixel smartphones before the end of the year.

What Are The Most Promising Coins in Late 2018?

Following NYU Professor David Yermack’s Criteria for Evaluating Cryptocurrencies Image credit: Descryptive.com | CC BY 2.0 Nine years ago, the digital revolution started as a novelty and has grown to be the most discussed topic in

54% of Cryptocurrency Exchanges Have Security Holes

Exchange security report by ICORating.com Over the years, digital thieves have stolen millions of dollars’ worth of cryptocurrency from various exchanges. The crypto market attracts a huge number of investors and everyone hopes to get

How to Use Fail2ban to Secure Your Linux Server

Improving your server security should be one of your top priorities, when it comes to managing a linux server. By reviewing your server logs, you may often find different attempts for brute force login,...

5 Free R Programming Courses for Data Scientists and ML Programmers

More and more programmers are learning R programming language to become a Data Scientist, one of the hottest and high paying technical jobs on the planet. Even though, I am from the Python camp, when