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the dev diary

the dev diary

Discussion, challenges and solutions for web developers

Let's build Italy! Pavia in Upland

30 Jun 2021 3 minute read 5 comments Quaro

The game Some forewords in case you never heard about Upland: it's described by the authors as a metaverse, or a persistent, virtual 3D space accessible through the internet. The main feature of Upland metaverse is that it's mapped on the real locati...

SpaceX (almost) successful vertical landing

6 Mar 2021 1 minute read 5 comments Quaro

SpaceX, the American aerospace manufacturer owned by Elon Musk, is famous for being the first company that accomplished a vertical landing of space rockets stages, allowing their relaunching and thus reducing costs of space transportations. The comp...

Goodbye Coinpot

18 Jan 2021 1 minute read 9 comments Quaro

I know that many articles have already been written about the end of Coinpot and the affiliated faucets, but I wanted to leave my thought about this in my blog. I've been a user of Coinpot, the online micro-wallet, for many years, and I have to say t...

Binance Pool ETH mining - 7 days experience

21 Nov 2020 1 minute read 7 comments Quaro

Here we are, 7 days after my post about Binance Ethereum mining pool These are my first impressions after using this new tool for Ethereum mining:   My setup I used my GeForce GTX1060 6GB, no overclock, to GPU mine Ethereum for approximately 13/14 ho...

Ethereum mining on Binance

13 Nov 2020 2 minute read 14 comments Quaro

Binance Pool On April 2020 the famous exchange platform Binance launched Binance Pool, a mining pool for BTC. Now it's expanding with a new Ethereum pool with very low fees compared to its competitors, only 0.5% (Bitfly Ethermine is 1% for comparison...

Loki project becomes Oxen

10 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Quaro

Loki project Loki was born in 2017 as a Monero fork by the Australia-based Loki Foundation, but soon expanded to a full suite of privacy tools: a privacy-oriented Proof-of-Service cryptocurrency (Loki), a private messaging app (Session), an encrypted...

Learn about crypto and earn with the Coinbase Earn program

12 Sep 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Quaro

Coinbase is the famous online platform for buying, selling, transferring, and storing digital currency. It also offers a learning platform, Coinbase Earn, where you can watch videos about different assets and learn how they work, the philosophy and t...

Legend of the Moon Stones - displaying text

27 Aug 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Quaro

In my simple pixel art project Legend of the Moon Stones I wanted, of course, pixel-perfect control over the displayed text, and I didn't want to mess with missing fonts, etc. So instead of using standard canvas text functions I decided to import my...

Legend of the Moon Stones - creating a Javascript videogame

25 Aug 2020 2 minute read 3 comments Quaro

Every summer I try to use my spare time for a new project. This year I decided to create a (very!) simple videogame to improve my javascript skills and put in some nice pixel art. The concept I wanted to keep it simple, and since most of the games a...

Interactive maps for your website - adding a marker

3 Mar 2020 2 minute read 2 comments Quaro

In the previous post I created an interactive map for my website, now I want to add a marker, because a plain map with no info isn't very useful! So let's say my customer wants to show the name and address of his restaurant; we're adding a point mark...