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YaCy, A Decentralized Search Alternative


Categories: [Technology]

Today we are getting more in-depth wit YaCy and why it is important. We, as internet users, need to be mindful of who is using our data and how. Does it benefit us to give up our information and privacy?

Convenience is often the only benefit found for today's mass data collection of internet users...


Monero is our future


Categories: [Technology]

I know I do not talk about cryptocurrency a lot on this blog and that is because of how fast the market can change. This coin is different though, Monero started back in 2014 and had slowly gained ground in a steady climb and often sits in the top 10 cryptos by market cap.

I overlooked Monero for...


Decentralizing The Marketplace


Categories: [Technology]

As we progress in our immersion of technology, we move more and more of our daily transactions to the Internet. Sites like Amazon and eBay paved the way in their particular niche. Now we have Walmart, Target, and many other brick-and-mortar stores increasing their online presence.

These are all ce...


How To Type Esperanto With Any Keyboard!


Categories: [Technology]

Once I started to type in Esperanto to other people around the web I found I needed an easy way to type the Unicode characters for the letters not found on an English keyboard.

On a Chromebook

Press CTRL+SHIFT+U in any input field to get an underlined “u” on in the text field. Then type the Un...


How To Mine Monero With AMD Graphics On Linux


Categories: [Technology]

One day awhile back I chose to learn about a cryptocurrency that previously I knew nothing about. The pick was Monero, a coin (at the time) ranked thirteenth by market cap on coinmarketcap.com and eighth by price. What I found interesting about this coin was the mining algorithm, CryptoNight.

C...


Leverage Technology For Better Blogging


Categories: [Technology]

Today we have another mashup with my love of technology and my love of blogging. Over the past fifteen years, I always looked for new apps to proofread my work and allow me a distraction-free environment. I am one to try new apps and technology for the possibility of increasing my workflow. Being an...


Learn Bash: Tutorial 004


Categories: [Technology]

Welcome back to our Bash tutorial, in this post we will get deeper than the last. Head back and read those first if you are new to Bash scripting. Otherwise we can move forward and talk about more awesome Bash tools to make our computing life easier.

As said in the lasts post if you are reading th...


Learn Bash: Tutorial 003


Categories: [Technology]

The previous post in this series covered a few basic commands that we use most often in both the terminal and in Bash scripts. Today we will stay with this trend as we progress into more ways to manipulate what our computer does. If you have never used Bash, go back and read over the other two pos...


Learn Bash: Tutorial 002


Categories: [Technology]

Welcome back to the bash tutorial series. If you have not read the first in the series and you have never used bash please check that out before continuing. There are basic commands and terms we cover there that may make this section easier to follow.

Also, if you are reading this and you know b...


Learn Bash: Tutorial 001


Categories: [Technology]

This is a start to a series all about bash and scripting for the terminal. There are lots of commands to cover but today is all about the basics. As long as the information fits within the one thousand word limit that this blog adheres to we should cover what bash is and some basic commands. The goa...