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Breaking Into Paid Technical Writing

How do you guys even find the time to write articles? I mean most of us to spend the rest of the day and night writing code and fighting with the compiler/bugs — even more, learning a new technology, hmmm! I can relate if you are asking these questions! Software development is a very tasking job and if you let it, it might consume your entire life (no pun intended)…

Node.js: boost perf with worker threads

Node.js is a powerful and efficient tool. However, because it is single threaded we might have issues when working with CPU-intensive operations. For example, when you try to upload large JSON or media files. This operation will most likely block the main thread and every other operation will have to wait until it’s completed. First off, what is a worker thread in Node.js? A worker thread is a sequence of instructions within…

Streaming a Video with Node.js

Streaming is the process of consuming data continuously in part without downloading the entire file at once to your device and then using it afterward. Think of YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon Prime, these platforms allow you to watch videos without first downloading the entire video to your device. Imagine having to download all the videos you see on social media before watching them. That will be so much work, a…

Process.nextTick, the event loop invader

process.nextTick() is that tough customer that gets in a bank queue and says to the banker, attend to me after the current customer you are attending to, regardless of whether it’s my turn or not.  Rude, right? While trying to understand the fundamentals of Javascript & NodeJS, the event loop is usually one of the crucial concepts you’ll come across. The event loop allows Node.js to perform non-blocking I/O operations…

Introducing Lopeer

Today, we officially launch Lopeer, a crypto exchange and deFi application for everyone. If you’ve always thought of crypto as being complicated to navigate, you are not alone. However, it shouldn’t be so. About a year ago we decided to build Lopeer to help increase access and adoption of cryptocurrency in Africa. The truth is, data shows that Africa is leading in crypto adoption, in fact, according to a recent…

How NOT to Burn Out!

For most people, working from home is a brilliant position to be in. However, as with most things in life, it does have its drawbacks. So, if you’ve felt like you haven’t been giving the best you have to offer, you might be approaching burnout; here’s how to overcome it. How NOT to Burn Out! Burnout is a real thing. This is an insightful article on how to avoid burn…

Breathe, it’s a new month

Every new month comes with great opportunities. I hope you will be productive and prosperous this month. It’s the last quarter of the year, usually the quarter where we get to review how the year has been so far. There is still an opportunity to get it right this quarter — review, implement, iterate. I want to share 4 things you can do to have a spicy month 1). Network…

How to lose your hard earn $20,000 in crypto

Losing money is easy, right? Why would anyone want to know how to lose money? Well, since you are here I guess you are an exception. I am hoping that if you know how to lose money you will be more financially wise and will avoid losing money. There are different ways to lose money in crypto from Crypto Ponzi Schemes, Phishing scams, blackmail, etc, the list is endless. There…

Acceptance and Identity

We all want to be accepted, right? Me too 🙂 So, we try to identify ourselves with events, groups, schools, etc that gets us the acceptance we need from others. Sometimes, we do this even against our will. At this point, we become people pleasers, we lose ourselves trying to belong. Great men and women are people who build their life styles upon rock-solid principles. You find people pleasers always…

How to build lasting friendships

How many friends have you had all your life so far? Like real friends and how many have you lost? In my experience, it’s the simple things that make great friends 1). Truthfulness, don’t lie to me. You absolutely have no reason to lie to your friend. It’s better to say, “you know, I’d have love to tell you about this, but I don’t think the time is right yet”…