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“Why does a one-month supply of insulin cost over $1,000.00 in the USA whereas a six-month supply of the very same insulin, produced by the same Big-Pharma manufacturer, cost less than $100.00 in Tijuana, Mexico? Shouldn’t a product like insulin cost the same all around the world- or at least be priced in the same unit of account, like Bitcoin,… Read more →

The Peach Tree Dance: How to Cut Down a Tree

Of all the things I’ve accomplished in web-development to date, my Peach Tree Dance YouTube video is probably one of my proudest productions as a jack-of-all-trades programmer showcasing a range of skill-sets including videography, photography, drone pilotage, Adobe Photoshop and Apple Final Cut- not to mention expertise in wielding a Husqvarna Rancher-series chainsaw for my first time ever cutting-down an… Read more →

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The Easiest Way to Build a Bitcoin Mining Rig with Honeyminer

After experimenting with many cryptocurrency-mining clients on multiple builds over the past year, I’d like to share one of the easiest ways to efficiently mine Bitcoin using the honeyminer mining client for Ubuntu 18.04; if you have already constructed a GPU-mining rig resembling the build featured on my How Build an Ethereum Mining Rig, I invite you to try installing… Read more →

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InfoSexy: How to use Hashcat to Crack Passwords in Ubuntu 18.04

This tutorial is a mash-up derived from several blogs and presentations: LinuxBabe’s 2 Ways to Install Nvidia Drivers on Ubuntu 18.04 Changjiang’s Blog re: Nvidia GTX 1080 on Ubuntu 16.04 for Deep Learning Install NVIDIA GPU Drivers on Kali Linux Infosec Institute’s Hashcat Tutorial for Beginners A special thanks to the great @nstarke for once again sending me down the InfoSec rabbit-hole.… Read more →

How to Build an Ethereum Mining Rig

In the next evolution of my GWMSIST independent studies developing a Bitcoin Mining Rig with a Raspberry Pi, I constructed a mining-rig capable of mining Ethereum i/a/o 240 Mh/s.  I include in-depth documentation and a YouTube screencast divided into three-parts- beginning with: Parts List and Building the Rig; Configuring the Miner to Mine Ethereum with ethOS and nanopool; and the… Read more →

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How to Mine for Bitcoin with a Raspberry Pi

As a part of my independent-studies at GWMSIST, I researched how to build cryptocurrency mining rigs; this blog is segmented into a two part-series tutorial which I’ve outlined below, beginning with the purchase of a parts list and Raspberry Pi set-up segueing into configuring the Bitcoin mining client with Minera; each part includes the corresponding YouTube screencast embedded directly beneath… Read more →

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GWMSIST Rental Car Inventory Relational Database System Research

– data analysis is easy but insight is paramount for actionable reporting: getting the right data is just as important as getting the data right. Database administration — from architecture to deployment — is always easier said than done because it requires multi-dimensional professionals empowered by unique intersections of skill-sets in order to interpolate reality into business-logic for data-processing; databases are just as easily taken for… Read more →

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Metaphors, Learning and Flexibility in User Experience

What are the Pro’s and Con’s of Metaphors in U/X? Pro: Relatable.  Regardless of learning-style, we can only begin to understand a new idea or concept by relating it to knowledge of something already understood, which is why metaphors are so prolific in programming- from “spinning-up” a new AWS ec2-Instance to “forking a repo,” computer-scientists can only begin to learn… Read more →