Monthly Archives: November 2017

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GnuCOBOL on Windows – from Compilation to HelloWorld

COBOL is an old language from 1959, partly based on programming language work by Grace Hopper, with a strong focus on business applications. There are still many COBOL programs running around the globe, mostly in banking, insurance, and governments. Although frequently criticized as a sloppy designed, non-computer-scientific, and a badly structured language in general, COBOL still dominates in many fields that affect our daily lives. For example, when you interact with your bank account there’s almost always some piece of COBOL code quietly working along. When you deal with any kind of “bureaucracy” there’s almost always some complex COBOL-based batch-process that […]

Running a full Bitcoin node on Raspberry Pi 3

In this article we’ll compile and configure a full Bitcoin Core Node that runs on a Raspberry Pi 3. “Raspies” are tiny computers that can run various OSes, like Linux, or Windows IoT Core. We’ll install Linux by using the NOOBS installer, which provides a Debian-based distribution called Raspbian.  Here are a few photos of my Raspberry node: You can download my scripts and config files here. But before we jump into the game let’s write down all the needed hard- & software parts, and their respective links. Hardware Raspberry Pi 3 Model B SD-Card 200GB Class 10  Seagate 2TB […]