Bitcoin Faucets, too good to be true? 2021 edition

Gunnard/ December 31, 2020/ blockchain, Fun/ 0 comments

Starting Friday 1/1/2021 I will be tracking my faucet activity on Coinpot and the affiliated Moon[coin] faucets. Crypto faucets are a way of gaining ad revinue for the host in exchange of micro crypto coins mainly satoshis. Named for the elusive creator of Bitcoin Satoshi Nakamori. A satoshi is equal to 0.00000001 bitcoin and must be collected to a value

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Linux One-liners

Gunnard/ November 12, 2020/ Fun, Linux/ 0 comments

Who doesn’t love a good Linux one-liner? To me they are the epitome of skill. They represent the ability to not only know what command needs to happen but how to initiate this in a very efficient way. For example one of my favorite commands I am telling people all of the time is sudo !! or “sudo bang bang”.

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Twitter Alternatives

Gunnard/ October 30, 2020/ Fun, hacking, Security/ 0 comments

Believe it or not, Twitter is not the only way to share your thoughts on the internet. Well, in light of recent behavior we’ve come to understand that Twitter is the adult and we all are the teenagers living under their roof. But just like a teenager, there are ways to get away from these rules. Enter Mastadon. No, not

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Practice typing by typing a book

Gunnard/ October 6, 2020/ Fun, Learning, Random/ 0 comments

TypeLit.io is a fantastic idea. This site will let you improve your typing skills by typing actual books. No more typing about foxes and jumping. Typelit will let you choose from 1984, Alice in Wonderland and even the King James Bible.

xkcd Password Generator

Gunnard/ October 5, 2018/ Fun, Security/ 0 comments

I had a conversation with my in-laws this past week we got into a conversation about their wifi password. Basically, they have an ATT router setup where the password is on the underside of the modem. This password is something like “7%b6c9m4k”. No one can ever remember it. The best you can do is take a picture of it and

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Night lunch Wagons

Gunnard/ September 14, 2018/ Fun, Random/ 0 comments

Before the trend of food trucks and street food, night lunch and food wagons were all the rage. From Atlas Obscura: “IN 1893, BOSTON WAS BUSTLING, especially after the sun went down. “Night owls of all classes” roamed the streets, wrote the Boston Daily Globe, including “workers, idlers, pleasure seekers, spendthrifts, tramps and bums.” At some point, all of these people would want

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The Story Behind DOOM’s Cheat Codes

Gunnard/ August 28, 2018/ Fun, hacking/ 0 comments

Man, I loved this game and this video brings back all the feels! Thank you Codex! If you want to support the development of this series, and check out the extended interview with Dave Taylor, consider subscribing on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/codexshow The first episode of Codex takes a look at the story behind DOOM’s cheat codes, and the person responsible for

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On Semicolons and the Rules of Writing

Gunnard/ July 14, 2018/ Fun, Random/ 0 comments

When any article starts with this: Kurt Vonnegut’s caution against the use of semicolons is one of the most famous and canonical pieces of writing advice, an admonition that has become, so to speak, one of The Rules. More on these rules later, but first the infamous quote in question: “Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do

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Read articles and get free pizza

Gunnard/ June 30, 2018/ Fun, Learning, Random/ 0 comments

really read.it is a fun way to actually read articles every day. I know that we all love to skim through, but if you had a purpose (like PIZZA) then would you really read it? https://reallyread.it/