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    The Complete Beginners Guide to Getting Started on the EOS Blockchain

    EOS Blockchain Overview

    This Guide shows you everything you need that will get started on the EOS blockchain. Creating Keys, wallet, account, and using dApps are all in this guide. The following videos will get you running EOS decentralized Apps.

    Watch all EOS Videos from YouTube via Playlist here: Instructional EOS Videos for beginners

    First Video

    Install a Linux terminal in Windows 10 afterward we will be able to build EOS tools in here. This is important to do as you can't compile EOS natively in windows. This is why we are going through and installing this terminal in Windows 10 for the EOS Blockchain toolset.

    Second Video

    You will be installing the EOS tools in the Linux terminal, afterward, we will create the keys and start using EOS Blockchain. This compile process will take a while so prepare yourself for about 40-60 minutes to build these tools that we will use in the next video. We will be following the official developer's website for EOSIO.

    Third Video

    Creating your keys, installing them in a wallet, and creating an EOS account. When making your account make sure you pick a memorable name because it will be used everywhere on the EOS Blockchain.

    Fourth Video

    How to use decentralized apps (dApps) in EOS. You need to stake resources to use these apps. This can be done directly in the dApps, but I do recommend using EOStoolkit.io for security and clarity.

    We have now accomplished all our goals, therefore can start using dApps on EOS!

    Here is a list of dApps I highly recommend and my affiliate links to help me out. If you would like to donate to me directly, you can send me some EOS to my EOS account: titusmaximus

    RPG Game - EOS Knights https://game.eosknights.io/ Ingame Settings type: titusmaximus as referring account to receive 1000 magic water
    Numbers Game - EOS Lottery https://eosshishicai.com/link/titusmaximus
    Dice Game - EOS Bet https://dice.eosbet.io/?ref=titusmaximus

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    Snipping Tool Removed by Microsoft in October 2018 Update 1809

    Snipping Tool Overview

    The Snipping Tool is being removed by Microsoft in October 2018 Update 1809 and I am not happy! This tool is one of the best tools Microsoft has ever created, so why? Well, they want you to use the Snip and Sketch App from the Microsoft Store. Spoiler: It sucks.

    Greenshot the best Snipping Tool Replacement

    So what should you use? Greenshot. Its freeware and it just works. Not bulky with a toolbar, but adds a tray icon, which you don't have to use. You can just press print screen and away you go.

    Download it from there website here: http://getgreenshot.org/downloads/

    Microsoft Snip and Sketch Replacement

    Currently, this is labeled as Screen Sketch, however, this is changing to Snip and Sketch App in the next update. Here is the preview of the upcoming disaster for Microsoft their predictably bad moves on forcing their tragic app store on us. Here is today's download image of the app prior to the upcoming update that sunsets our beloved Snipping Tool.
    Snipping Tool

    Conclusion

    With Snipping Tool gone, you might as well get used to something new, and Greenshot is a great freeware that has been around for 4 years. In the short week or so that I have been using this, I have grown to love it more than the old Snipping Tool. The features give me more options, but with its polish, I am much more efficient than I ever was.

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    How to Stake EOS?

    How to Stake on the EOS blockchain Overview

    This video goes over how to stake EOS for CPU, RAM, and bandwidth. It shows real-world examples of staking and unstaking EOS when utilizing the EOS dApps.

    Staking Basics

    You can stake and unstake from many dApps, but my preferred method is using the EOS Toolkit and finalizing my amounts in there. Personally, I recommend 8 KB for RAM, 15 EOS for CPU, and .1 EOS for Net as this will give you the ability to play and use pretty much any decentralized app out right now.

    Time it takes to Un-Stake EOS

    When you stake EOS make sure you understand that it will take 72 hours to un-stake EOS. This means you will be waiting for 3 days before you will be able to use that EOS again. It is important to note, that once you unstake you can not touch or even stake EOS with those coins. It is locked for the entire duration until it shows in your balance again.

    Links for Staking EOS

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    Stake EOS on EOS Toolkit from Genereos Block Producer @ https://eostoolkit.io/home

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    Should you stay in Crypto? Is it Over or Just Beginning?

    Crypto Overview

    This video is out there for anyone thinking about staying in crypto or getting into it. I give my introduction to cryptocurrency and a background about me and my experiences.

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    About me 0:00
    -15+ years in the IT Field
    -3 years of Computer Science
    -Researched many crypto projects
    -Early Bitcoin miner when you could mine on GPU
    -Early Ethereum miner and entered @ $17

    Common Mistakes 5:31
    -Holding and Not making entry/exit points
    -Relying on crypto for retirement
    -Investing in something you don't understand

    Keys to success 8:27
    -Invest Time before money
    -Research, Research, and Research
    -Be willing to admit you are wrong in crypto
    -DO NOT TRUST ANYONE ON THE INTERNET!

    Conclusion

    Cryptocurrency will be around for a long time, but if you are looking for a quick get rich quick scheme this is not for you. The time to make a quick buck is pretty much gone and you'd be better served with more traditional investments that are as risky. Always invest responsibly and use a traditional 401k to store the vast amount of your wealth. Its a gambler's fallacy to directly put a sizable amount of money in crypto, because when crypto does become mainstream for all the masses it will be in index funds and readily available for all. The one thing I want to re-iterate and if you take nothing from this video it is the following, Invest your time and not your money!

    For your consumption, forget FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and remember this if you invested $1000 at the start of this year, you'd have about ~$340 right now. Don't be that guy!

    Crypto

    Source: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/4rdIeb7w/

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    SciDex ICO Review

    SciDex Overview

    This video goes over all the aspects of the SciDex ICO and grades it based on criteria that have made ICOs successful in the past.

    Official Links

    Official Site/
    Protocol Whitepaper
    MarketSpace Whitepaper

    4 Criteria for ICO Review

    1. Real World Application
    2. Funding
    3. Tangible Progress
    4. Misc. Concerns

    Conclusion

    From the look of everything, I'm betting it will be another ICO Scam. There is a possibility I am just missing the entire point of this ICO, but everything I have seen just screams that this is a project going nowhere fast. I normally don't do these types of reviews, but a subscriber asked for my honest opinion of the project and here it is. If you have an idea or want me to review something let me know below.

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    Using IOMeter to determine hard drive performance

    Using IOMeter Overview

    Using IOMeter will give you a great benchmark on any hard drives and network drives you have. I use this quite often as you can see the effects of new hardware, introducing Link-Aggregation, or troubleshooting drives to determine if they are losing performance.

    Steps to Follow

    1) Download IOMeter from the Official Site and run setup
    IOMeter
    2) All Programs -> Iometer -> Iometer

    3a) Under ‘Topology’ tab, select the local machine

    3b) Delete All workers but 1

    3c) Under ‘Disk Targets’ tab select the drive you want to run the IO test on:

    3d) Set Maximum Disk Size to 204800 Sectors (one sector is 512 B, so 204800 sectors gives 100MB)

    IOMeter
    4) Under ‘Access Specifications’ tab, under Global Access Specifications, select Default, and Click Add

    Note: Default test is – 67% read, 33% write, 2 KB, 100% Random non/sequential writes, Burst Length 1 I/O. This is fine for this brief guide and the sample results below use this. 

     

    IOMeter

     

    5a) Under ‘Results Display’ tab, under Update Frequency, set to 10 seconds

     

    IOMeter5b) Under ‘Test Setup’ tab, set Run Time to 1 minute ( If bench-marking a SAN or Network drive I recommend doing it for 5 minutes for consistency. )

    6) Clone Workers from the first page to the number of cores you have. (Ex. Quad Core = 4 workers)

     

    7) The click the green flag to start the test, and choose a location to save the results….

    Conclusion

    Remember to benchmark often and always do a before and after you make any changes. This is imperative so you can see any performance gains or losses you might incur. There are many times I have been surprised by the results of switching hardware or simply testing older hardware to see how it is holding up. One thing is for certain, I haven't found a freeware tool that is better than IOMeter in the past 15 years that I've been doing IT.

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