Casual Events: how to host meetups for free (even if your group exceeds 50 members)

If you’re looking for an alternative to Meetup (meetup.com) where you don’t have to pay a hefty monthly or semi-annual fee just to host events, refer your group to Casual Events!

Casual Events is a new platform that needs your help to grow. Since it is maintained by one person (me) you don’t have to subsidize conglomerate salaries to use th… Read more

If you are tired of using politically partisan platforms, a reminder of the list of alternatives

In light of the recent showcasing of Alphabet’s political partisanship (a search engine I will not name directly to avoid getting unfairly punished more via their corrupt ranking “algorithms”), and the overall collusion of big tech companies siding with radical, communist ideologues, this post is just a reminder of all the alternat… Read more

Casual Events: a free alternative to Meetup

I have released a new app called Casual Events.  Check it out here.

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Of all the degeneracy and anti-social behaviour that social media has wrought, Meetup, while not strictly “social media”, is probably one of the more “social” things to emerge from the Internet. Certainly more social than say Facebook or T… Read more

The new 2019 Lotto Max payout scheme: more ways to lose money!

Before I even updated my Lotto Max Calculator with the new payouts, I knew right away the OLG wanted to accomplish two things with their changes to Lotto Max:

  1. Multiple draws per week, slightly more (but more difficult) ways to win non-jackpot prizes will allow them to say “more ways to win!” as well as …
  2. “Bigger jackpots!” whi
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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

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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