I Want You To Be Uncomfortable.NEW
We spend most of our lives avoiding discomfort, without understanding what it really is or how it works. In this post I share how a traumatic experience reshaped my relationship with discomfort, and why discomfort is not the bad guy everyone makes it out to be.
YouTube is Deleting Your Favorite Videos, And They Won't Say WhyNEW🔥
2019 Update: A lot has changed in the 3 years since I wrote this article, so I’m condensing this intro. Originally this was an article about how YouTube deleted two of my popular videos and my publisher dragged their heels. But through periodic updates, this article now focuses less on...
3 Reasons NOT To Use A CDN For Your WebsiteNEW
Using a CDN to cache your website is usually touted as a no-brainer, and for good reason - it can result in big performance improvements and reduced hosting costs. However, what most people won’t tell you is that there are some niche cases where the drawbacks of using a CDN...
Recipe: Garlic Sautéed KaleNEW
I’d like to share my favorite way to cook kale, hands-down. It’s super fast and easy, and the result is a tasty, zingy side dish. Because kale is such a fibrous plant, the trick to getting it tender is to give it a little steam before sautéing it. We do...
How To Hide Related Videos In YouTube Embeds (2019 Update)NEW
In September 2018, YouTube disabled the ability for users to prevent related videos from showing on YouTube embeds. This tutorial will teach you how to bypass that limitation and prevent related videos from showing anyway.
Why Does Microsoft Charge $100 For BitLocker?NEW
Every other major OS includes free full-disk encryption to protect against data theft, surveillance, and persecution. So why does Microsoft charge? In the 1990s, it used to be the case that if your phone or computer was stolen, all of your private data - finances, emails, passwords, business intel -...
Rest in Peace, Tribes AscendNEW
It recently came to my attention that one of my favorite games - the critically acclaimed first person shooter game Tribes: Ascend - is no longer searchable on Steam, Hirez’s website, or Google Search, and the only way to still get to its Steam download page is to click through...
Keto Is Not A High Protein DietNEW
The purpose of this article is not to extoll the virtues of the keto diet. By the end of this article I have one singular goal: to correct a very common misconception you may have about the definition of the keto diet.
How to Get 10% off McDonald's Burgers for Life (as a multi-billionaire)NEW
If you follow this guide, you will have 10% off all McDonald’s food for life. It’s not hard, and you can do it from the comfort of your computer. It not only gives you 10% off your own burgers, but it also gives you 10% cash back on everyone else’s...
How to use Google App Engine as a free redirect serverNEW
This guide will show you how to set up a redirect app on Google App Engine that uses a mapping of input URLS to output URLs to redirect the user depending on the path on your website that they visited. Update December 2018: I now use Netlify for my own...
How to Limit the Bandwidth of Bitcoin Core on Windows, Mac OS X, and LinuxNEW
In this article, we will learn how to limit the outgoing bandwidth of Bitcoin Core (formerly Bitcoin-qt), so we can leave it listening in the background without completely saturating our internet connection. For many of us, leaving Bitcoin Core running isn’t just a way for us to keep tabs on...
CSS ‘will-change’ Property: A Performance Case StudyNEW
Running Bitcoin Core on the Raspberry PiNEW
Update 11 May 2015: The Raspberry Pi 2 has been released, and due to the increased RAM, it seems to be more stable than the original Raspberry Pi when running a Bitcoin node. These instructions will work for building on either hardware version. So you’ve decided to run the full...
Gaming on YouTube: How To Get Popular, Get Partnered, and Get on Machinima.NEW
With nearly 2 million views in my first six months on YouTube, a lot of people have asked me how to get popular, and how to get a directorship with Machinima. The answer all comes down to getting views and following the rules. To help you out on your quest...