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Welcome to Bryan Dijkhuizen’s Medium Profile. (Updated: 24–06–2021)


Become an independent content creator

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In August last year, I started making money online, it was the first time my work paid off, and for a couple of weeks, I have had an email list, and in the online content creation world, you need one in 2021.

The best way to build financial stability is to have multiple income streams, and that’s partially possible by having an email list. You can’t rely on one platform like Medium, Vocal, or Youtube.

If you don’t have an email list in 2021, you have to rely on the stability of a platform, and you can’t control your own…


PROGRAMMING | WEB DEVELOPMENT

How to create a solid Auth API using Node.js, Express, MongoDB and JWT

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JSON Web Tokens are getting more common in the web development scene. You can use them for authentication on your application. The server will trust that the client is a registered user by saving session information locally and forwarding it to the server for validation while making requests.

So let’s get into the fun part, the coding.

Requirements

There are quite some things you need to get started. Here’s a list:

To get your project ready, we first launch our…


JAVASCRIPT | PROGRAMMING

TypeScript is pure object-oriented with classes, interfaces, and statically typed like C# or Java

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TypeScript lets you write JavaScript the way you really want to. TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript. This article aims to teach you the basics and fundamentals of TypeScript.

Requirements

I recommend that you have a good understanding of OOP concepts and basic JavaScript before continuing on with this tutorial (so as to make the most of it).

Getting Started

Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform runtime environment for server-side JavaScript. Node.js is required to run JavaScript without browser support. Type the following command in the terminal window to install TypeScript:

$ npm install -g typescript

Typescript can…


HISTORY

From a simple farmer girl to the national hero of France

Jeanne d’Arc (Wikipedia)

Jeanne d’Arc is a national heroine of France and inextricably linked to French history. Her life tells the striking story of a French peasant girl who played a remarkable role in the medieval struggle between France and England. She was beatified in 1909, and eleven years later, she was canonized, becoming a saint.

Jeanne’s Youth and the Start of Her Revelation

Jeanne d’Arc was born around 1412 in the northern French farming town of Domrémy in the Lorraine region. At that time, the Hundred Years’ War between England and France was well underway. The English occupied much of northern France with the help of their allies, the Burgundians.


Newsletter

The 10 best stories published last week

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This week there have been many great stories to Lessons from History, and in this edition of Top 10 Stories of This Week, we’ll have some pretty interesting ones to showcase.

Here are the 10 best stories of this week.

1. The Kids Sexually Abused Each Other, Their Mom Killed Them as Punishment By Lioness Rue

2. She Married Her Son and Tricked Her Daughter Into Marriage Too By Lioness Rue

3. Cleopatra’s Sex Life Makes Her Today’s Porn Hub Queen By Krishh

4. Woman and Her Son Disappeared After She Discovered Husband’s Dark Secret By The Storyteller

5. “The Buddha Was Fundamentally A Barbarian” By Wei Xiang

6. The Harrowing Death of Bob Crane, the Star of Hogan’s Heroes By True Detective

7. The Most Deadly Disease In History: The Bubonic Plague That Killed Around 200 Million People By Bryan Dijkhuizen

8. The Murder of Anne Marie Fahey By Her Millionaire Boyfriend By True Detective

9. The Mother Who Butchered Her Own Children By The Storyteller

10. The Horrific Nazi Treatment of Gays — The Sad Story of Pink Men By Peter Preskar

That’s it for this week! Subscribe to the newsletter, keep writing, and definitely keep reading from ‘Lessons from History!’


HISTORY

The socialist was killed after his critique of the fascists

Giacomo Matteotti — Unknown Author

On the 10th of June, this Italian socialist politician was kidnapped and murdered after he accused the fascists of committing election fraud. Matteotti was born to a wealthy family in Veneto. He obtained a law degree from the University of Bologna and was an activist in the socialist movement and the Italian Socialist Party from an early age.

He opposed Italy’s participation in World War I and was therefore interned in Sicily during this war.

Matteotti’s Political Role

In 1892, Filippo Turati founded the Socialist Party in Italy. Other intellectuals were somewhat inconsequential in this case, save from Filippo Turati and Anna Kulischov…


HISTORY | UFO

Today, there are still more questions than answers

UFO Near Roswell — (Image credit: Getty Images )

The world was shocked after the news that some object had crashed into the earth near the American town of Roswell, NM, in July of 1947 during a thunderstorm. I recently discovered this fascinating news article from the 1940s.

Reports of an alleged flying saucer crash near Roswell are known by ufologists as the most important UFO incident ever.

In July 1947, a remarkable event was said to have taken place on a farm near Roswell. The report made world news for a short time. …


HISTORY | CRIME

The Scotsman was a murderer and a necrophile

The Raft Of Medusa — This illustrates the fantasy of Nilsen.

At the end of the 1970s and the beginning of the ’80s, a man terrorized the streets of London by killing 15 young men and keeping their bodies. His name was Dennis Nilsen.

His Youth and Childhood

Dennis Nilsen was born on the 23rd of November in 1945. The second of three children in the family of Elizabeth Whyte and Olav Moksheim. His father moved to Scotland from Norway in 1940 when the Germans occupied Norway.

Dennis was a very adventurous and spontaneous kid who liked to walk for long periods of time with his grandparents in the countryside of Scotland.

When Dennis’s grandfather…


HISTORY

This disease is still around — but don’t worry about it

Citizens of Tournai bury plague victims

Pandemic, probably the most written word of the past year. This word has taken over our lives, but how has history dealt with pandemics? What was the most deadly disease that ever existed? Let’s tell you some more about it.

There are a couple of quite lethal diseases like smallpox and SARS¹, the bird flu was also a substantial one, but one really stood out: the Bubonic Plague².

What Kind of Disease Is the Bubonic Plague?

The Bubonic Plague is a type of disease caused by the plague bacterium³, a biological cell. This plague will develop flu-like symptoms within seven days after infection. These symptoms could be headaches…

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