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Explaining Cryptocurrencies with a Treasure Map Analogy

Explaining Cryptocurrencies with a Treasure Map Analogy

Cryptocurrencies have been the latest craze for some time. Bitcoin and many other blockchain currencies have exploded in growth over the past few years. They are here to stay long term.

But what is a cryptocurrency and how does it work?

Any complex subject can always be broken down to an analogy. In this case, I will be using treasure maps. Like the ones in Pirates of the Carribean. read more

Dedicated Desktop Icon Shortcut Keys

Dedicated Desktop Icon Shortcut Keys

One of my biggest producitity drains is seamlessly switching to different applications. Windows doesn’t have good native ways to do this. Especially when I have 10 or 20 different things open. A picture is worth 1000 words, so take a look at my work environment:

You might be wandering why I have so many icons on my taskbar. I generally dedicate different icons for different sets of tasks. Then I group those set of icons together, seperated by blank spaces. read more

14 Useful Phrase Express Macros For Developers

14 Useful Phrase Express Macros For Developers

Are you juggling between dozens of apps on limited screen space? Or find yourself typing the same thing over? Looking for the same code/text/unicode/emoji to copy+paste? Find yourself writing typos in your emails, data entry, or programming? Or doing the same repetitive tasks all the time?

Then you need a macro program.

5 Best Features in Directory Opus

5 Best Features in Directory Opus

DirectoryOpus is becoming one of my newest and favorite tools. Its essentially a windows file explorer on steroids. There’s no other Windows, Mac or Linux equivalent that comes close to the number of features it offers. The only problem with directoryOpus is it has a rather steep learning curve, since there’s so many settings. Its been already a year since I’ve used it, and I still find myself going to its forum to ask beginner level questions. read more

How to Scale Codepen Organization

How to Scale Codepen Organization

In webdevelopment, its important to have a tool for quickly writing some code, and seeing it live. Without worrying about setting local dependencies, IDE, etc. Sometimes these are referred to as coding playgrounds.

Many software solutions have existed in the marketplace for these. Jsfiddle, jsbin, and codepen are among the most popular. read more