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Litecoin Donate Button

While reading stuff about Bitcoin, I learned that Bitcoin is not the only virtual currency out there. There are many more virtual currencies available, and one of them seems to be Litecoin. At the time of writing 1 Litecoin (LTC) is worth about $2,14 USD according to CryptoCoinCharts.

If I am informed correctly, mining of Litecoins on your consumer-PC should be easier than Bitcoins these days.

Quote from

One of the aims of Litecoin was to provide a mining algorithm that could run at the same time, on the same hardware used to mine bitcoins. With the rise of specialized ASICs for Bitcoin, Litecoin continues to satisify these goals. It is unlikely for FPGA or ASIC mining to take over Litecoin until the currency is widely used.

I was looking for a Litecoin donate button, but couldn’t find one that fast. So I started Photoshopping, and made one myself based on the Bitcoin donate button.

Litecoin Donate Button

Litecoin Donate Button

Feel free to save this picture/button and post it on your own blog/website by right-clicking and selecting “Save image as..” or something similar. :-)

Update: To create a working button from this image, add the following piece of javascript to your blog/website. You only have to modify the fields <put your Litecoin address here> by replacing it with your own Litecoin address, and the URL to the button image src=”./litecoindonate.png” with the path to the button image on your server.

Credits go to homepage of Leo Bogert for designing this snippet :-)

Facebook’s mistranslated Menu Item

Yes, I know, translating GUI’s and webpages correctly is a difficult task. There is a lot of multilingual software out in the wild that is translated very poorly… Yes, sometimes even Microsoft Windows in Dutch looks awful ;)

But now have a look at the following example. This is not what you expect of a big multinational company called Facebook.

My native language is Dutch, and so my Facebook language was also set to Dutch.
I had a look at the “Build Audience” menu at my Facebook page, this is called “Publiek opbouwen” in Dutch, so far so good.
But then, when the drop-down menu opens, I get an option “Ongeldige e-mailcontactpersonen”, this is in English “Invalid Email Contacts”.. WTF does that do?!?!

I switched back to English language, then the option says “Invite Email Contacts…”, well that makes more sense to me. Clicking the item opens up a dialog to send invites to your page by importing e-mail contacts from various e-mail services like Yahoo and Windows Live Hotmail.

It’s a least a little bit strange that you have to click on “Invalid Email Contacts” in Dutch to invite people to your page!

Facebook, let me help you… ;)
The menu item should be translated to “E-mailcontactpersonen uitnodigen…” or something alike.