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Joe D

I have always had a passion for everything computing. In early 2000, I decided to take my passion to the web. Thus, C.O.D. was born. Through the years we have made many great friends at C.O.D. and hope to continue our journey for years to come.

Turn a Raspberry Pi into a Cold Wallet

The more I dabble in cryptocurrency, the more I am mystified by its intricacies. For instance, just like your typical wallet, you don't want to have all your funds in it, just in case it is compromised or stolen somehow. Instead, you move the majority of your funds/assets into a secure system, like a bank. Unfortunately, there is no banks for Crypto that are FDIC. This means we are left to our own devices. The go-to solution? A Cold Wallet.

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Getting Started With Monero – Mining For Monero

If you made it through the basics of getting your wallet setup, you are probably already hunting for a way to make some Monero. In the early days, it was possible for someone to solo mine and get some rewards. However, with today's difficulty, it is nearly impossible to get something from solo mining unless you have dropped some serious $$ on hardware and can generate a couple of Megahashes or so. The only option for many of us is to join a pool.

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Getting Started with AEON – Creating a Wallet

I am always being turned on to something new, this time around it is AEON. AEON is a cryptocurrency based on the same idea as Monero, privacy. However, it adds one thing that many others have failed to, it is portable. Meaning, it is so lightweight, you can run a wallet on your phone. This, along with its privacy features makes it an ideal candidate for the next high-value coin in the upcoming year.

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How to Flash Your GPU BIOS

For those of you that are trying to squeeze every ounce of performance you can from your video card to mine cryptocurrency more effectively, modifying your BIOS can prove to provide some very noticeable performance gains. Flashing your GPU can result in catastrophic failure if you do it incorrectly or the process is interrupted prematurely, so proceed with caution.

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Changing the Location of the Monero Blockchain Data

I can't tell you how many times I have looked at my computer and noticed how little space I have left free on my primary drive. Not only can this be an inconvenience, but it can host a number of issues for the system in general. Unfortunately, most crypto requires that a user sync with the network, which can result in obscene amounts of data being stored. For those of you that want to move this data to another drive or network storage, this is the article for you.

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Getting Started With Monero – Creating a Wallet

Mining cryptocurrency has become something of water cooler talk at the job, it's what some of us talk about in social circles, and it is the craze that so many of us have been hearing about in the news. There is no doubt who the current cryptocurrency king is, it's Bitcoin, but that doesn't mean there aren't other worthy coins out there. There are the likes of Dash, Etherium, Litecoin, Zcash, and many more, but for me... it's Monero.

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Norco C-24U Server Cabinet Review

For geeks like me, having a server rack in your basement is just about one of the coolest things you can have. In our last server build, we went the rackmount way, leaving the full towers far behind. This route just gave us more from the platform. With that though, having a rackmount server sitting on a table in the middle of the living room or basement isn't the best, nor the brightest idea. However, most server racks are just too big to be useful in a home and building one takes a lot of effort. Enter the Norco C-24U cabinet.

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SilverStone RM420 Review

There had been a long period where I was looking at making everything small. NAS were the primary means of storage, and miniITX platforms had started to make themselves available throughout my home. Unfortunately, I started to realize that instead of a small number of small systems in and around my home, I had a large number of small systems. That includes NAS and storage devices as well as playback devices. With that, I instead started on a journey to build a single big storage platform. When SilverStone caught wind of this, they thought they had the perfect case for my big storage needs. Enter the RM420.

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How to Install Nextcloud on Ubuntu Server

There are a lot of things Windows Server does well. However, coming off of the NAS environment, there are a lot of things that it doesn't. One of these is a simple method for web access to various files and folders, along with the ability to share them via user login or simple url. Until recently, there had been only one real player in this space, OwnCloud. I had fiddled with the product for some time, but features were slow to show and it just didn't work the way I had been hoping it would.

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