Why I believe in Bitcoin

I’ve been meaning to write this down for a while. As Bitcoin hits the $1400 USD mark, I thought now is a good time. Core strengths Decentralised ...

MacBook Pro fans spinning while serving Angular

Fans spinning to a human audible level indicates your Mac is hot and your CPU is probably working hard. I recently updated to the powerful 2018 MacBook Pro 15”, so was surprised to hear them, with little more than Docker, VS Code, and Angular’s ng...

beforeSteam

beforeSteam is a price comparison site for Steam games. Millions of price points tracked. Records price history for thousands of games in multiple vendors and multiple currencies. ~40 IP’s used for polling data without hitting limits. Amazon S3 for...

Why didn't Let's Encrypt auto renew?

I accessed one of my sites recently to find the SSL is invalid. Rookie error, I thought! I had probably just forgotten to setup a cron for auto renewing the SSL certificate for Let’s Encrypt… So I goto run the...

Differences across PHP versions

Now PHP 7.2 has arrived, and the previous versions are still in use, as shown above [1], I thought I would cover the differences between the versions now out there. I will be highlighting what I see as the...

Updating curl manually on Ubuntu

I wanted to update curl, but the version available on 16.04 of Ubuntu was 7.47.0, (not the latest 7.57.0) so the nice apt-get method wasn’t an option. Download the latest release from http://curl.haxx.se/download.html to your home...

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