A user-friendly desktop wallet for Namecoin (NMC)?

Yes, such a wallet exists, though it is still in beta: AtomicDEX (desktop version only) supports Namecoin (NMC).

Namecoin (NMC) in AtomicDEX

You can even use the built-in “atomic swap” feature to trade your NMC, for example, for Komodo (KMD), which you can hold in the wallet and collect rewards or sell on many popular exchanges like Binance (affiliate link). Make sure you read the instructions first (found under Support). The atomic swap protocol requires that the maker and taker stay online and monitor the blockchains involved.

Exchanges which accept Namecoin can be found here.

Bootstrap file to synchronize your Dogecoin Core wallet faster

Update February 28, 2021: Dogecoin Core 1.14.3 has been released and significantly improves the synchronization speed. The method described in the original post below is no longer be necessary.


This article assumes that you have backed up your wallet and updated to the most recent version of Dogecoin Core (currently 1.14.2).

At the time of writing, you can get a torrent here which contains blocks until January 29, 2021. Note that it is not a single Bootstrap.dat file, instead it contains the blocks and chainstate directory.

You can find further information on the Dogecoin Discord (in the FAQ section), the Dogecoin Core GitHub and the Dogecoin subreddit.


Once synchronized, consider forwarding port 22556 to help the network. This should give you over a hundred connections instead of the usual 8:

Dogecoin Core Connections

This will, of course, create significant network activity as can be seen in Dogecoin Core under Help > Debug window > Network traffic. This is my traffic from just two days:

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Edit: My Dogecoin wallet on a PC that was running 24/7 still went out of sync multiple times:

Dogecoin wallet going out of sync again

Let’s not forget that Dogecoin was created as a joke.

Edit 2: I do not recommend using the full node wallet (version 1.14.2) if you’re just getting started with Dogecoin. Consider using a simple mobile wallet like Trust Wallet.

How to browse through all images from different subfolders

The problem: You want to display all images from different subfolders (subdirectories) in a flat view (instead of having to navigate to each folder).

One solution using IrfanView

  1. Download, install and run IrfanView.
  2. Drag and drop the parent folder from Windows Explorer into the IrfanView window, which opens IrfanView Thumbnails.
  3. Right-click on the parent directory and select “Load thumbs from all subfolders”:
IrfanView Thumbnail browser

After a few moments, thumbnails for all images from all subfolders will be displayed:

IrfanView Thumbnails view

How to log out from Facebook when the menu doesn’t load

The problem: The menu on the Facebook website does not load, making it impossible to log out

Facebook menu not loading

Simple solution

Open Facebook’s mobile website or the basic version of the mobile website. Find the log out link (in the hamburger menu on the mobile website or at the very bottom of the basic website) and click on it:

Facebook mobile basic footer