How To Code An Imageboard Site Like Pinterest

Why? Because you can! Because it’s fun and gives me the opportunity to learn a bit more, and perhaps it helps someone else in the process.

TL;DR – here it is:

What is an image board? Think of Pinterest. The “what” is in the name – a board where one can store images, perhaps with titles and descriptions. Like a photo album, either with pages or infinite scroll downwards.

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.onion available

onion available screenshot

With the 9.5 update to the Tor Browser, website publishers can now advertise their onion service to Tor users by adding an HTTP header to their webserver of choice.

So if you, the website publisher, offer an alternative .onion address for your users, those that visit your ‘clearnet’ site using the Tor Browser will see a nice violet tag rightmost of their URL / address bar, tag that reads the magic “.onion available” words.

And on first use, the users can opt to use the more secure and private .onion alternate address, instead of the clearnet provided one.

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Add DuckDuckGo’s *onion* as default Search Engine in TOR Browser

If you use (and you should!) over TOR, you will be pleased to know this search engine provides an .onion address as well – https://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion.

By using the .onion version of this search engine, your ISP (or any man in the middle, for that matter) will no longer have any records that you have visited at all, since all the routing happens over the TOR network, and not over the ‘clear’ Internet. They will, at best, know that you connected to the TOR network, but will have no clue what you are doing on there, what sites you visit, what terms you are searching, none of that. Continue reading

How to Code a Smarter FAQ for Your Site


self sorting list of items based on most popular (visited the most).

Usually applied on the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section of some sites.

Or how Reddit’s homepage articles ‘bubble’ up based on the number of votes or visits from users, getting re-sorted all the time. That’s right, you’re building something similarly cool!

TL;DR – HERE it is, in action ūüôā

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Cold Shower Therapy for a month or so

I’ve decided. To stop being a puss and improve a little bit every day. This time my attention shifted to the benefits of Cold Showers.

Lots of people tout such great benefits for such a ‘small’ feat.

I’m always looking for ways to improve and optimize my life. So I’ve been slowly dipping the¬†proverbial toes in the¬†cold as f*$& water at the end of every shower.

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