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I’ll Be Back To Blogging Shortly – Currently Working On A Site Redesign.

I’ve been silent. I’ve been posting a lot to Steemit. For the most part, I’ve been working on updating my HTML and CSS skills. I signed up on two boot camps to learn the latest codebase.  I didn’t realize how dated my coding style was till I began taking these courses.

With that said, I’ve been working on an update to bitcoindood.com…. Should have it up and running in the next week or so. Expect more modern features, and a lot of upgrades coming soon.

The-Dood

August 8, 2018

It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything. I did a white paper review of VSYNC the other day, and beside that I’ve been doing a lot of screwing off this summer. Honestly, I spent almost 3 years sitting in front of a computer staring at charts and really needed the time off.

The 2018 crypto market is nothing like I expected. I certainly expected a correction when bitcoin rose to 20K, but never expected almost every alt to return to 2017 lows. What a pump, and what a retrace!

In the meantime I’ve been enjoying the summer, putting low buy orders in, accumulating and like most of us, hoping this bear market turns. I bought a couple motorcycles, and I’ve been riding and waiting… Riding and waiting… Riding and buying and waiting….

Finally started getting tired of riding and waiting. Time to start acting. I’ll still be traveling around a bit this summer, but it’s time to get back to work. Oh, and I’m thinking about starting a travel blog, just registered themotorcycledude.com… Nothing there yet, but the wheels are in motion.

So I’ll be working on websites, updating this one… God knows it needs it. I’ll also be posting regularly again. Not sure how often but you should be able to expect at least a few posts a month. Thanks for reading, stay strong traders, sooner or later this market will turn and we will reap the rewards of our efforts!

What’s Up With The Dood?

Chilling by the Niagara river.

A little end of summer chilling. Relax mode.

I took a short break from blogging.  I wrote about unplugging in a steemit post I did and  frankly I was feeling a little burned out. It’s the end of summer, it’s been really hot, and between trading,  twitter, social networking, and blogging, I just needed a little break. LOL, I guess you can call it that.

I have a week off from work and I decided to start a bunch of projects that I’ve put on hold for far to long. There was some badly needed site maintenance that I need to get into, I started the DoodBot project and got a cryptocurrency chat room going on Dal Net IRC. Oh, to just pile it on, switched over from coding in PHP to Python now. I guess I thought there wasn’t enough to do LOL….

So although the blog seems quiet I’m actually spending the last week of my summer vacation, taking a crash course in python, and doing a lot of design work on the site. All stuff behind the scenes, but that should improve site performance.

I discoverd bitcoindood.com… has one of those ominous code warnings when you use certain browsers! There’s nothing dangerous about the site, it’s just how I set up some API calls and different PHP scripts I have running. That’s getting fixed in the next day or so, probably even tonight after I watch From Dusk Till Dawn …

DoodBot is going to be a twitter bot, that I want to post all the news, coin prices, and cryptocurrency related podcasts. I started coding him two days ago and got him working but I’m not happy with the results. DoodBot’s search results from twitter are spammy, and I’m having a hard time getting him to post the types of results I want. If you get a chance, stop by twitter and check him out twitter.com… So far I’ve got the quote script working satisfactorily. If you follow, be warned DoodBot’s results are a little spammy with twitter searches, and I’m still configuring and fine tuning the results.

I started a #cryptocurrency chat room on DalNet IRC. DoodBot IRC is in that chat room, and still needs a lot of configuring too. Eventually I’m trying to figure out a way to make DoodBot IRC and DoodBot twitter communicate. I pop in and out of the that room a few times of day though, sooo if you’re bored and think of it pop in and say high 🙂 I’m @BitcoinDood and if it’s just DoodBot in there, type something in the room and I’ll see it when I check his host. Which reminds me, that has to get paid…

So, yeah, The Dood’s staying busy. I’m going to try and get back to regular blogging. The little bit of blogging I’ve been doing has been getting posted to steemit. I’ll be doing a review about that blogging platform too. Very cool site steemit … You can find me here: steemit.com…

On a final note, it’s end of summer here and I will be back to posting regularly. Summer past by quick this year, and I’ve just been enjoying the last few weeks before it passes me by and I’m sitting in the house snowed in! LOL… Hopefully that won’t happen anytime soon, but hey I live in Buffalo NY and I’ll tell you now, it gets cold here quick. I’ll be enjoying the last few day of summer, and I’m also looking forward to the cool autumn change of seasons here. I’ll make time to post though, I promise. Hope everyone had a delightful summer, talk to you all soon!

Peace!
The Dood

Upgrading The ROKOS OKcash Wallet

So that time finally arrived. It was time to update my OKcash wallet for my ROKOS Raspberry Pi. For those that don’t know, ROKOS is a Linux based operating system and if you’re not used to working with Linux it can be a bit daunting. I’m happy to report that my OKcash wallet upgrade Ver 3 to Ver 4.0.0. was smooth and painless. If I can do it, anyone can!

Old OKcash wallet

OKcash Version 3 wallet

The Dood’s a bit paranoid when it comes to updates and upgrades, so for safety reasons I transferred all my coins to a different wallet.  Once I knew all my coins were safe I closed my Ver 3 wallet and did a quick update of ROKOS flavors. From the command line just type :

sudo apt-get update

Once I made sure everything was updated, I then did a quick upgrade. Again, from the command line just type:

sudo apt-get upgrade

When everything was updated and upgraded I did a quick reboot just to make sure everything was working OK and the updates and upgrades were working alright.

Now I downloaded the wallet upgrade zip file on my laptop and put the zip file on a USB drive. You don’t have to do that and you can download right to your PI if you want. I downloaded the files from here.

github.com…

You want to download this file Okcash_4.0.0.0_raspberrypi.zip

Once you download the file, go to your downloads folder and extract the zip file. All you do is double click the zip file and ROKOS will open Xarchiver to extract the files. It doesn’t really matter where you extract the files. By default they’ll extract to whatever folder you’re currently in. I extracted the files to

/home/pi/OK-update

Xarchiver extracting the OKcash wallet files.

Double click on the file and Xarchiver will open and extract the files for you.

Once your files are extracted you want to open a terminal window and cd to the folder with the extracted files.  /OK-update is the folder I extracted to, you want to cd to wherever you extracted your files ex: cd /YourFolderNameHere

cd /OK-update

I then followed the instructions found here.  Here’s the commands I used.

sudo chmod 755 okcash

sudo chmod 755 okcashd

sudo cp okcash /usr/local/bin/

sudo cp okcashd /usr/local/bin/

Once I finished, I again rebooted my Pi. Upon reboot I opened the wallet. It took a couple minutes to open this time. Once the wallet opened it only took a couple more minutes for the blockchain to sync and it was ready to receive OKcash.

New OKcash wallet version 4.0.0

OKcash wallet version 4.0.0 Updated and upgraded, and ready to stake.

I sent a test of about 10 OKcash. Once I knew it was working properly I transferred the rest of the balance. Now time to get staking!

Final comments:

For the most part this was quick and painless. I’m really happy with the new wallet so far. I was hoping with the updated version the issue with showing the balances would be fixed, but this is still a small inconvenience. To see your coin balance you still have to go into coin control to see the balance. Outside of that the wallet seems to be working great. Props to Oktoshi and the ROKOS team for another job well done! Can’t wait to get the new Pi3 or PIne64 and try out ROKOS v6 Magic Flavors!

Oh The Horror! Man Down! Blog Down!

Oh The Horror !

So just when I was getting comfortable writing again, I decide to move the website and lost three months of blog posts. The Dood screwed up his backups, and couldn’t restore the old site. Upsetting as it may be, this is as good as time as ever to start over.

The old hosting company was great, I just couldn’t justify paying for two servers each month, so I decided to move this site to a multi domain server I’ve been using for several years now.

Anyway, out with the old and in with the new. The Dood’s used this current server since 2013 and this blog and website aren’t going anywhere now. I’ll be posting regularly, possibly rewriting any posts I can remember, and adding new posts regularly.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Thanks for your continued support, and “The Dood” shall return stronger and more determined than ever. Thanks for reading, and check back soon for updates!