Posted by Jeff Flowers / 02 July 2017 / Tutorials / Hits: 87

Problem Statement:

Maybe it was the seeing a young David Copperfield, but I simply could not get an article about JPEG compression developed recently by Google out of my mind.

Firstly, I love saving.  The wasting time, money, clock-cycles, and bytes hurts my very being.  Saving is, for me, efficiency and is the ultimate goal of all systems.

But JPEG compression?  This is not something that I typically care about, but for whatever reason I was smitten - I needed to know more.

Posted by Jeff Flowers / 08 June 2015 / Tutorials / Hits: 8680

Go is a powerful new programming language, allowing for rapid prototyping of all types of web apps.  The following is a beginner’s guide to installing this language on a Mac running OS X 10.10.3.  You will need to have Go installed should you wish to also install other tools, such as IPFS later down the road.  This tutorial assumes no prior knowledge.  Enjoy and get developing.

Overview:

  1. Procuring and Checking the Go Language Package
  2. Installing the Go Programming Language
  3. Verifying the Installation Process
  4. Writing a Go Program Using TextEdit

Posted by Jeff Flowers / 08 June 2015 / Tutorials / Hits: 14691

Node.js and the NPM package manger are powerful tools, allowing for rapid prototyping on one’s own computer system as though it were the end server containing your web application. The following is a beginner’s guide to installing these tools on a Mac 10.10.3 system. It assumes no prior knowledge. Enjoy and get developing.

Overview:

  1. Procuring the Node.js
  2. Installing the Node.js Software
  3. Verifying the Installation Process
  4. Installing Packages Using npm

Posted by Jeff Flowers / 02 May 2015 / Bitcoin/Blockchain / Hits: 10901

One of the earliest reasons to originally stir my interests in Bitcoin, was the notion of an immutable database or the Block Chain. A single source of shared truth, distributed and available to all to see; secured within a protocol really got my mind spinning. And although there are many novel methods being developed to fully harness the power and potential of Bitcoin, one cannot fully live and work within the Block Chain. The shear number of data structures and services that we depend upon in order to make up our Internet today simply cannot fit, presently.

Then I saw IPFS – and it made total sense.

Data, or content, cannot be lost. Content is parsed out on the network in a distributed fashion, as the Internet was originally envisioned and meant to be.

I suspect if you are reading this blog, you too see the value in this incredible protocol: IPFS. So why a Raspberry Pi (RPi)?

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