Last month, the Bitcoin API & wallet system known as HandCash hosted an online developer Hackathon. The basic requirement of this particular Hackathon was to integrate HandCash into a project of the developer’s choice. They didn’t care if it was a newly created application or something that already existed; it…

If you read the title and thought this writing might have something to do with extracurricular dating activities, I have to say, I am sorry to disappoint you — your dirty mind must look elsewhere. The only intimate connection shared here is about my recent rendezvous with a pretty little…

While building out a 2nd tier commenting system (replying to a comment, like on Facebook or YouTube), I encountered a few problems that I solved through some experimentation, and the process I went through to solve the problem was interesting enough where I thought I would share. …

3/6/20 — React Native Workshop Day

Today was different and different was good. I woke up at 7:10 — a tad earlier than usual — and I took the bus to Minneapolis so I would avoid downtown parking and driving in rush hour. …

Back when BTC’s 2014–15 bear market turned bull, it followed a relatively consistent pattern. Its price rose significantly past the previous short-term high, then corrected back down to just above that last high price point.

BTC on Coinmarketcap.com from late 2015 to early 2017

After dropping to just-above the previous high, the price would rise at a steady pace…

I do not care what happens with the Tulip Trust in 2020; I do not care if Craig receives a single Bitcoin from it. I don’t care, because, my decision to be actively involved in Bitcoin-SV is based upon the long-term prospects and capabilities of the technology. …

I completed Net Ninja’s “React, Redux & Firebase App Tutorial” series yesterday; creating a user authentication (login/logout) system with that enables users to write posts that are stored and read from Google’s Firestore database.

My main motivation for completing this tutorial was learning Redux for its overall state management system…

Looking back at Yahtzee…

Completing the front-end coding of Yahtzee has been quite an invaluable experience. Prior to completion, I lacked confidence diving into new code and learning it on my own. After going through the challenges of building a project from the ground-up all alone, that has changed. …

This blog post is a bit different from the others. I’m going to write about this task prior to completing it. Why? Because I want you to understand my mindset before I start making adjustments to the codebase.

Before we begin, though, I have an embarrassing confession to make. Somehow…

The new Yahtzee redesign

What do you think of the redesign? I hope you like it — I know I do for a variety of reasons:

  • The color scheme and layout are visually appealing.
  • The borders add depth to enhance the design.
  • Having the Navigation bar on the left side, instead of the top…

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