Blockchains for Immutable Infrastructure

Yes, we’ve all heard the hype around ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) and the Bitcoin/Ethereum price explosion. People are scrambling to make any BS product as an excuse to do an ICO. But let’s not overlook the real use and value of blockchains. To put it simply a blockchain is a cryptographic ledger (or database) that […]

Why Your Dockerfile Sucks for Production

Your Docker Compose file might suck too. I admit it! I am guilty of making Dockerfiles that suck. We’re all guilty of being overly general in our Dockerfiles. Just look on Docker Hub or GitHub. But in some ways it might be making things less consistent across builds. Example: Which is fine for testing something […]

100 Days to Privacy Online: Day 15 – Taking a Stand

There are a lot of organizations fighting for your freedoms when it comes to digital rights. But the oldest and most effective is perhaps the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). From their site: The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, […]

Using Text Files to Keep Organized

I recently came across this old article on using various text files to stay organized. In the past I have tried many ToDo apps with little success. So I have been using a slightly modified version mentioned in the article with great success. One big help is some quick and dirty aliases I added to […]

100 Days to Privacy Online: Day 14 – I2P Network

We have previously covered Tor which is perhaps the most popular decentralized overlay anonymity network (DarkNet) in the world. Today we’ll cover I2P, which is a decentralized overlay network much like Tor in many ways. But with more features built into it. From I2P site:   I2P is an anonymous overlay network – a network […]