Tag Archives: programming

Implementing a Watch Only wallet on top of bitcoind

Hello and welcome back to my blog! This article talks about the technical implementation details of building a watch only wallet on top of bitcoind – it’s aimed at bitcoin / altcoin business owners/developers rather than individuals. Watch only Watch … Continue reading

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10 steps to becoming a better programmer

Hi and welcome back to my blog! I wanted to cover 10 of the things I’ve learned over the years being a professional programmer that really helped me improve the quality of my code and my overall productivity. 1. Never … Continue reading

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The physics of rolling

Hello and welcome back to my blog! This time I’m going to talk about the physics behind simulating a rolling circle, Super Monkey Ball style but in 2d. The key The key to making this work is understanding how we … Continue reading

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Fun with convex polygons

Hello and welcome back to my blog! I wanted to talk about a couple of elegant ways of working with polygons that I’ve used over the years. Simple convex polygon area I’ve seen a lot of people go through and … Continue reading

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How to make Angry Birds – part 2

Hello and welcome back to my blog! This is the 2nd part of my series on how to make a game like Angry Birds by Rovio – and its been a while coming… You can read the first part here. … Continue reading

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