With the rise of Bitcoins, Ethereum and cryptocurrencies everyone are talking about mining again. Video cards price has skyrocketed in the last 2 months.
If you are late for the mining ride, you don’t have the knowledge or time to build your own mining rigs or you just don’t like risking it there are others risk free ways to obtains cryptocurrencies.
You can use faucets. Faucets are websites or mobile applications giving you small amounts of free bitcoins or alt coins in exchange for watching videos, viewing adds, playing games. After solving a captcha you’ll receive a varying reward in satoshis. One satoshi is hundredth of a millionth BTC. It’s quite spammy in the form of ads, so be prepared in advance.
Rewards are dispensed in predetermined intervals of time varying from faucet to faucet. In order to get your coins you’ll need to visit the faucet a couple of times and accumulate a predefined value before they are sent to your wallet. This helps faucets reduce the transfer (mining) fees for sending you your coins.
All you need to do is:
visit your favorite faucets
click and resolve the captcha
wait for the timer to run out (no need to keep the tab opened)
IntelliJ IDEA (Webstorm) comes with many live templates but it has none for Vuejs 2. I’ve created a few simple templates to use for my projects. All the templates assume you’re using a transplier for ECMAScript 2015. Vue components template is setup for usage with SASS but you can easily modify it and use Stylus instead.
Several months have passed since Angular 2 was released. Then came Angular CLI promising easier scaffolding and better integration. It’s still in beta and as expected there are things to improve.
One thing that confused me was ng serve and the lack of <base href> support. It’s easy when using ng build with the -bh flag and same feature for serve would’ve been great. Unfortunately the CLI team doesn’t plan on adding base href support 🙁
The project I’m working on relies on multiple other applications and APIs served from other folders. Having base href different than root during development is a must. The only way I found to make the whole setup work was by proxying the needed folder to root.
In your index html add the needed <base href>.
Create a new file at root called proxy.conf.json and paste:
One of the things I hate about Phonegap (Cordova) is the audio support. Every time I worked on a project that required heavy audio usage not a single plugin worked fine
Cordova Media plugin is good for recording audio but when you try to play multiple audio files it leaks into memory and the OS stops your app. It also tends to break after using the recording feature. I’ve also tried the Native Audio plugin and although it’s much better it has its issues with features not working.
The createjs team released a new soundjs plugin called CordovaAudioPlugin. It did work for some time but because it is using Cordova Media it had the same issues. With newer version of the Cordova Media plugin it just causes your app to crash (04.2016, soundjs version 0.6.2).
Yesterday I was working on a project that requires heavy HTML pages content scraping.
What I wrote were several PowerShell files which were scraping the content using Invoke-WebRequest and Invoke-RestMethod. And everything was great and smooth… until I got to an HTML page with some Greek letters inside. To my surprise both PowerShell built in functions failed miserably when I tried to retrieve those UTF8 encoded pages. In short, I was bombarded with â and ¢ here and there.
So, after I lost several hours trying to figure out what’s going on and experimenting with all kinds of options it turned out It’s impossible to read properly a UTF8 encoded page without BOM with Invoke-WebRequest.
Here is a simple function I wrote which uses .NET classes to tackle the problem.
Note that this is just a simple example and it lacks the extensible functionality you get with Invoke-WebRequest.
Many times I’ve used a RIA or a website and wanted it to behave differently or have an additional functionality that I need. Thanks to Greasemonkey this is possible.
We live in a jQueritifed world where most of the web pages use jQuery.
That’s why on of the things that I need to do most of the time when I write a userscript is to reuse the jQuery from the webpage without loading a new jQuery instance from the web. This will make my script much more responsive and who needs to load something that is already there.
Save your time by not reinventing the wheel and just use the boilerplate code I’m using for my Greasemonkey scripts.
Ever wanted to use your Eclipse keybindings/shortcuts in Sublime Text 2? Are you too lazy to learn new shortcuts? (asI am)
If the answer is yes then the following JSON is just for you:
Open Sublime Text, goto Preferences -> Key Bindings-User and paste the JSON there.
Enjoy the good old Eclipse shortcuts.
The GIST with the shortcuts is what I need and use. It might not be full or contain all the features you need. If you need more or other shortcuts visit the Sublime Forum or see one of the following links.