Archive for the 'In English' Category

Spam from Flock

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Couple of weeks ago I received a mail from a site called Flock. It said that some guy invited me to join their social network. I would expect whoever invites me somewhere to do it in personal mail, without giving my e-mail address around. However, some people don’t think before acting – one should expect […]

A Poloniex / Bitfinex cryptocurrency lending bot

Monday, August 14th, 2017

… offering its services. Its site is http://beebot.zavinagi.org . The bot already has some clients and manages their loans quite well. (As well as mine.) If you want your crypto to bring you the best interest that can be obtained, with no effort from you at all, be welcome! 🙂 The bot can manage your […]

GameTale

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Are you a parent to a several years old? Do you want to teach the little kid to like books, while all she or he wants is games? There is now a way to have both! Sure, there are a lot of gamebooks, but they are targeted to teenagers. I will tell now of one […]

A Poloniex API PHP wrapper

Monday, May 15th, 2017

A week ago a friend, who is interested in trading in cryptocurrencies, asked me to write for him a Poloniex trading bot. Initially I decided to implement it over the API PHP wrapper by Compcentral. It worked like a charm, but was missing some API calls, probably added by Poloniex later. So I ended up […]

Vault 7 and the protection of America

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

For those who have spent the last month under a big stone: Wikileaks recently published a lot of information about a set of malware, created by FBI and nicknamed “Vault 7”. There were specimens in it, able to break into and take control over mostly any kind of CPU-based device – smartphones running iOS or […]

Changing genomes: The size problem

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

The idea There are enough of science fiction stories where a virus transfers to the cells of some character an entirely different genome, causing him or her to change accordingly. Nice idea, eh? Well, replacing cell genome with a different one will not always automatically introduce deep changes in the organism – for example, it […]

My Tablet

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

I have seen a lot of tablets recently, but none won my real appreciation. A lot of them are digital handcuffs, fluffy pink on outside and hardened steel on inside – and I’m not a BDSM freak, sorry. Others lack the carefully designed lure into restraint and submission, but still are far from what my […]

Linux or GNU/Linux? Or… GNU?

Monday, May 28th, 2012

An old flamewar. Typically, with much heat and little light. Some arguments are needed, I believe. There are a lot of arguments in favor of ‘Linux’. It is hard to deny that it is far shorter and more memorable than ‘GNU/Linux’. It is a name that can be remembered even by a non-techie. A name […]

A permissive bubble?

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Many years ago, I found an absolutely outstanding archiving program. It was able to compress to about 10% of the original size any type of file – including its own archives. I understood then nothing of the math behind the data compression. So, my first thought was: “At last, a compression properly done!”. However, doubts […]

Apibot 0.32

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

The next version of Apibot is available. Actually, it is just a bugfix. A critical bug in the continue_query() functionality was found and fixed. Happy botting! 🙂