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September 17, 2019

How to find the best lists of expiring domain names

Dropcatching, sometimes referred to as domain sniping, is the process of bidding on expiring domain names in hopes that the dropcatching service can successfully register the domain on the customer’s behalf as soon as it drops. All of the popular dropcatching services are competing and the one with the most resources allocated to any particular […]

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July 09, 2019

A Case Against Buying Trademarked Domains

During the .dev domain launch, I bought a series of domains that would be of interest to large development-related companies, one of which being autodesk.dev. Later I realized that this was a bad idea and I want to share my experiences in this post. This email although not all that threatening was unsettling, the company offered no compensation […]

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March 24, 2019

Deploy Node.js Apps to Heroku

In the old days, deployments used to consist of transferring files to and from a server via FTP connections. This was a manual process and was easy to get confused about what files were changed when and by who. It was very easy to overwrite another person’s work when working on a team. These days, […]

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November 15, 2018

The Future of Social Media

I have been thinking on this topic for a long time and I believe the future of social media will not be centered around selling user data to advertisers, but selling “likes” as a currency. The successor to Facebook will have to find a way to successfully convince people that tipping their favorite content creators […]

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August 10, 2018

Programmatically checking Steam username availability

Sometimes you need to find an easy and reliable way to do something without resorting to using an official API for various reasons such as distributing an amateur-focused script or program. Explaining how to obtain API keys is often too much of a hassle. Other times, the service might not provide a convenient endpoint for […]

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December 15, 2018

A Better User Menu in Xenforo 2.x

The default user menu in ThemeHouse’s UI.X theme for Xenforo 2 looks very bad, but it is a simple CSS fix to make it look 10x more appealing. First, be sure to enable the Material icons instead of the text for the user menu. You can do that by navigating to Appearance -> Styles -> [YOUR THEME] – Style […]

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December 25, 2015

Setting up permissions for a Minecraft server

Running a Minecraft server is a great experience! It is an opportunity to work on one’s leadership skills, while making money on the side. However, Minecraft servers are not all fun and games. They require more work than one might think. The heart of any Minecraft server is the permissions. Without properly configured permissions, chaos […]

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