The Seven Deadly Sins represented by big tech and social media

I don’t know who the original author of this image is so I don’t know who to give credit, but in my opinion the creator has succinctly and accurately pinpointed the acceleration of degeneracy in today’s social media driven world:

Perhaps gluttony would more accurately be represented by Amazon — a symbol of unrestrained consumerism an… Read more

Ionic 4 + Angular 7: Checking whether the generic parent of a component is the active page

There’s no straightforward way yet in getting the parent component of a component via dependency injection without knowing the type of the parent component. This poses a problem if you want your component consumed by many different types of parent components.

A common scenario where this problem occurs is an Ionic 4 app with several pages that use so… Read more

Emulating a POP/IMAP/Activesync mail box for a single domain with Mailgun and Outlook

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With the termination of Zoho free tier access to POP/IMAP/Activesync services, choices for simple, free inboxes and an outgoing SMTP server for your domain have become virtually non-existent.

A common scenario when hosting a small-scale web service under a domain is to handle registrations by sending out automated mails via the free out… Read more

ngx-translate: translate your JSON file to other languages

For Angular 2/3/4/5/6/7 developers, use this gadget to translate your en.json file.

This is relevant for developers that use @ngx-translate/core similar to the following in app.module:

import { TranslateModule, TranslateLoader } from '@ngx-translate/core';

@NgModule({
/* ... */
  imports: [
    TranslateModule.forRoot({
      loader: {
        provide: Translat
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Ionic 4 Beta: what it means if your Ionic component is not “hydrated” (visibility: hidden rather than visibility: inherit)

Since documentation and StackOverflow answers are currently sparse for Ionic 4, this tip may hopefully help you save a lot of time debugging if you are transitioning a project from Ionic 3 to Ionic 4.

If you discover one of your components is missing the “hydrated” class, a class programmatically applied to Ionic 4 components at run-time (your … Read more

A quick review of my technology (FANG+T) market predictions

About four months ago, I made a prediction that Netflix (NFLX) was about to replicate the cryptocurrency curve in terms of valuation, or more appropriately, overvaluation:

My estimate for BTC’s value is close to $0 (but not exactly $0). NFLX on the other hand at least produces something not easily replicable, so while it may not be valued close to $0,

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Extortion e-mail scams are on the rise again: the importance of using unique passwords

Have you been getting spam mail that looks like this recently?

I know [password redacted] one of your password. Lets get directly to the purpose. You may not know me and you are most likely thinking why you’re getting this e mail? No one has compensated me to check about you.

Well, I installed a software on the xxx vids (sex sites) web-site and you know what

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In the sea of mindless Yahoo! Finance comments, this guy gets it

Cheers Darryl for seeing through the Keynesian facade and the accompanying BS media articles pushing their fallacious theories:

If we were to use the same methodology for calculating inflation that we used in 1980, it would show inflation today to be at 10% rate. We have simply modeled inflation away through the likes of “Hedonics” (my comput

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Why mining cryptocurrency is unprofitable — an anecdote

Long story short:

  • had a particular machine mining XMR for less than a year
  • the CPU fans have worn out their bearings after spinning non-stop during that time
  • fans are now making loud high-pitched noises, filling my living quarters with unbearable noise, while simultaneous threatening a fried CPU

The cost of replacing the fans?  About twice as much as the eq… Read more

Debunking Netflix stock price propaganda: Subscriber Growth™!

My Debunking BitCoin Propaganda series of articles during the boom-and-bust period of cryptocurrencies was relatively well-read, mainly because it takes a step back from all the noise and carefully dissects the loud cheers and platitudes crypto pumpers were using to drown out rational thought.

Considering the accurate forecasting of those articles, … Read more