Financial surveillance and crypto utopias (recording from HCPP19)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj11uHZoXpM This talk is based on my upcoming book Financial Surveillance and Crypto Utopias. If you would like to learn when it’s out, sign-up to the mailing list. In a world where financial surveillance is a norm and banking secrecy is gone, what are our option? And how does the surveillance apparatus really work? The […]

Migrate virtual machines using LVM without access to hypervisor

I decided to migrate a few virtual machines from one hosting service to another. Most other howtos either recommend a reinstall or need access to the hypervisor (KVM/libvirt in this case – I could use native migrate functionality), which I did not have. Of course, you need to make sure you have the same architecture […]

How to use cryptocurrencies for discounted shopping on Amazon

Many people ask me how a “normal” person can use cryptocurrencies for something, that is not possible without them. One of such uses is using a service called purse.io to shop for almost anything on Amazon using cryptocurrencies while getting up to 33% discount. So daily shopping for less, yay! I made a video howto […]

Sharing files using send.firefox.com

Sharing files has been an issue. There were several services for that, I mainly used transfer.sh and dropbox/google drive. Now that Mozilla Foundation launched send.firefox.com, I switched to it. It is not as easy as transfer from the command-line by itself (you cannot upload files through curl for example like with transfer.sh), but there are […]

Front-running on content platforms with market – case study of yours.org front-running bot (part 2)

In previous part, I shared what is interesting about content sharing networks that incorporate direct market mechanisms such as upvoting, tipping, paid comments and paid content (paywall). In this part, I will focus on upvoting, because it allows people other than content creators to discover and invest in great content and make money if they […]

Paid content networks – how to get rewarded for creating content, a case study of yours.org (part 1)

One of the main problems that many people have with the Internet is that is free. Of course we all love free stuff, but is it really free? No, we just don’t pay for it, because advertisers do. The problem is that people create useful content that is then used to attract attention of other […]