Category Archives: Hacking

Creating your own experimental Bitcoin network

The Bitcoin Logo

The Bitcoin Logo

Bitcoin is a decentralised digital currency which has been growing rapidly in popularity and use. You can send bitcoins to people and businesses around the world quickly, easily, and
with significantly less fees than international wire transfers, PayPal, or credit cards. You can even buy beer almost instantly; Here is a photo of me buying beer using Bitcoin.

If you’re developing a Bitcoin application, or even want to just play around with it, you can do so without costing anything and use a minimal amount of system resources. This blog post covers some technical topics about the Bitcoin block chain, which you might want to read up on the subject beforehand.

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Quickly SSH into a Docker container

I’ve been playing around with Docker for a few months and it’s great.

One thing that is slightly rage-inducing when using docker is having to SSH into a container. Generally if you have multiple containers that run sshd, you’ll want the SSH ports to be generated randomly to prevent conflicts. Connecting via SSH is slightly tedious to do in this case, as there are several steps involved.

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