I’ve decided that, for a bit of a fun exercise, it would be a good idea to build an ecommerce store from scratch. It would be a good exercise in knowledge, building a store using WooCommerce + some non-traditional tech stack, setting up GA, design, all that other stuff. If nothing, I gain some good […]
It is strange how we subconsciously associated backsliding with death. “They didn’t make it.” “They fell by the wayside.” “It was a heart issue.” Backsliding is spiritual death. Repentance is resurrection. Intercession must be the ER?
As an underprivileged, under-qualified, undereducated and a minority who has an interest in technology and programming, when I flunked dropped out of college (similar to many geniuses), I was naturally invited to interview at and was hired at a Digital Agency as a programmer. This was to be expected, naturally, as a racial minority member […]
Consider this one of my first real lessons of writing code. Idiots should stay away from jQuery. I’m sure by this time in internet history this is well documented phenomenon. I got a job, wrote a bunch of form validation in jQuery like an idiot. No functions, just purely procedural. Now I have to clean […]
Science has brought us a long ways. What are the limits on science? We confer faith on science like we do religion. Is this Scientificism?
With the replication crisis, maybe we should be asking if PhD’s actually erode knowledge? It seems that attaching status to the pursuit of knowledge, corrupts the end result, which is meaningful research. With the publication of meaningless fluff, it serves to obfuscate the truth. The result in greater uncertainty, and less overall sure knowledge. At […]
Lately, I’ve been thinking of death, quite often. It seems closer than ever. This time of year, it really likes to come around and poke me to see how I react. This is when I graduated from high school, 5 years ago. My youth is slipping away. I’m still young. But I can see it […]
Working Through The Chapter In this chapter we build a wallet. The first version must: Create new addresses Manage private keys Transfer payment details Make a payment Keep track of funds Back up private keys. To buy something we go through a few steps: Cafe creates a new address, and requests 10 Cookie Tokens. This […]
Introduction Chapter 2 of Grokking Bitcoin lulls you to sleep, compared to chapter 3 of Grokking Bitcoin. I felt like this chapter jumped in difficulty significantly compared to the previous chapters. The table of contents for this chapter include: Cookie-eating habits disclosed Replacing names with public keys Shortening the public key Avoiding expensive typing errors […]
Introduction Chapter 2 of Grokking Bitcoin gets into cryptography, and is titled, “Cryptographic hash functions and digital signatures”. Its table of contents for this chapter covers: The cookie token spreadsheet (concrete example of how Bitcoin works) Cryptographic hashes Exercises Digital Signatures More Exercises This chapter goes more in-depth about Bitcoin and starts to get nitty-gritty. […]