Author: James

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Search For Satoshi

In 2008 an anonymous user with the alias Satoshi Nakamoto posted the original Bitcoin whitepaper to the Cryptography mailing list. Satoshi mined a lot of the early Bitcoin blocks and the rewards that are held in bitcoin wallets associated are estimated to be around 1 million BTC or 10 Billion USD. If Bitcoin eventually reaches $120k, Satoshi will become the richest man in the world. These wallet addresses and no...

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Setting up HTTPS (SSL) with Cloudflare and WordPress

I’ve been working with blockchain and cryptography for 3 years now which is probably a good time to update the old wordpress blog to SSL before anyone notices. Turns out I don’t need to purchase or manage an SSL certificate, which is a shame because I loved breaking things with that certbot thing on linux. If you are just running a wordpress blog or simple website like this one you...

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Cryptocurrency During The Next Recession

I learnt the hard (and expensive way) not to try and predict stock market timings so I wont guess when the next recession will occur. Like a knock on the door from someone wanting to talk about Jehovah, you know it’s going to happen but it’s normally at the most inopportune time when you don’t expect it. In this article we are going to look at how a general recession...

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Book Review: It doesn’t have to be crazy at work – Jason Fried and David Hansson

This is a short book about efficiency and calm in the workplace. I read it six months or so ago and some of the concepts are really useful if you are used to working in high pressure environments. Chapter Breakdown Curb your ambition – don’t try to change the world Defend your time – don’t allow others to distract you all day and prevent any work getting done Feed your...

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Website Monetization With Cryptocurrency Mining

I haven’t been as active on the blog recently and that is because I’ve been working on probably the most exciting project I’ve ever been involved with. For anyone that isn’t familiar with web based cryptocurrency mining I will give you a quick run down of the technology and the potential. A webmaster places a javascript code similar to an ad network snippet on their website and it carries out...

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Progressive Optimisation

When looking at conversion rate statistics for a new traffic source it is important to optimise the zone ids as efficiently as possible. What I tend to do is work out roughly what conversion rate I want to target and then put a progressive funnel in place to build up to it. So if a zone only has 5000 impressions it’s hard to tell if it’ll be good or not,...

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Sky Bet Closes Affiliate Program

Had this come through today from Sky bet who are one of the biggest gambling operators in the UK. Notice of Termination of the Sky Betting and Gaming Affiliate Programme We are writing to inform you of our intention to terminate the Sky Betting and Gaming UK Affiliate Programme (the “Programme”) and the agreement entered into between you and Bonne Terre Limited in relation to the Programme (the “Agreement”). As...

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Book: Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance

This is a modern classic. To be honest I only found out it was written 40 odd years ago when I got to the end. It is a brilliantly written piece by Robert Pirsig that tells the story of a father and son on a journey across America. The story is a front for a deeper underlying discussion of philosophy. This is in no way an easy read. It has...

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Example Media Buy Proposal Letter

Dear Sirs, My name is James Bachini, I am a media buyer for Media Cambridge Ltd and I would like to make you an advertising proposal regarding your website www.example.com We can pay in advance and we can offer competitive CPM rates for your desktop and mobile placements. We currently purchase the following placements on similar sites: Banner placements Pop unders Interstitials You can see examples of the ad formats...

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Book Review: How to Be an Imperfectionist – Stephen Guise

This book was mentioned by Robert Gryn, the Voluum guy. I think there must be quite a few affiliates, digital marketers and high performers who are on the OCD scale. This book is about perfectionism which is very closely related or part of that scale. OCD is obsessive compulsive disorder. I’m terrible for it. I can’t sit at a table without straightening cutlery. For some reason I feel better if...