A tithe (/taɪð/; from Old English: teogoþa “tenth”) is a one-tenth part of something, paid as a contribution to a religious organization or compulsory tax to government. Today, tithes are normally voluntary and paid in cash, cheques, or stocks, whereas historically tithes were required and paid in kind, such as agricultural products.
I’ll be the first to admit that the announcement brought memories of countless hours spent playing some of the games announced mixed with some excitement for those I never played (such as Earthbound). To be fair, some of those memories are not so much about the games themselves, but of my friends, those I shared those hours with (I guess this goes along the definition of nostalgia, isn’t it). Continue reading Retropie: Taming the nostalgia→
I’ve been testing a VPN server I have running on a Raspberry Pi Model B (a few years old already) and I must say I’m pleasantly surprised with the speed I’m getting. To be fair, my expectation were pretty low, because:
I’ve been in Canada for a little more than five years and here are three comments I keep hearing from, not only newcomers but long time Canadians. I figure the next time someone asks me about it I’ll point them to this post. Continue reading Three personal finance myths→
I used to be a Hostgator client. Three years ago I switched from GoDaddy lured by a good promo and their shared SSL certificates (I was intrigued by them, and at the time I think some app I was playing with required https. These shared SSL certificates were a real frustration since what you get is a generic address (something like https://gator0123.hostgator.com/~yourusername/) making it useless for most user-facing applications. After struggling with workarounds, I just dropped my interest in it (after all, I don’t consider any of the low-volume websites I keep as big target for attacks) Continue reading Changing Hosting (again!)→
Yes, this site is planned to be mainly in English, why? well in part as a way to practice written English, part because the melange is getting worse, part because I’m getting tired of the ALT+ codes for tildes (áéíóúñ) and opening exclamation/question marks (¡¿). Ok, the last one is not that bad since not a lot of people care for them in the online world (it’s just one of my pet peeves) Continue reading In English→