Pavol Rusnak #cypherpunk #hacker #openhw #privacy #bitcoin #creativeAI

Technicolor Web of Sound on Spotify

My friend is a big fan of psychedelic music from the 60s and 70s. Recently, he told me about the (now defunct) internet radio he really enjoyed listening to: Technicolor Web of Sound. He also mentioned that the website has a list of all artists and their songs that used to be in the rotation. I immediately got an idea to scrape the list and convert it to Spotify playlist.

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Temporal space and time anchors

I guess I was around 15 when I came up with an idea. I thought it was quite ordinary and didn’t bother to think about it more. Recently, it came to me again out of the blue. With much better access to the net, I tried to find someone else who came up and documented this idea, but I failed. So here it goes:

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Running SSH on a Raspberry Pi as a Hidden Service with Tor

You have just finished installing a brand new Internet node, but you need to connect to it (usually using SSH) to perform some tasks. The issue is that this node usually lies behind NAT, does not have a public IP, its local IP keeps changing or even worse even the public IP is changed by ISP from time to time. Have you ever tried to solve the following problem? I did. Many times.

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Let's build a Freedom Node

Recently, I decided to support some of the open-source distributed projects such as Tor, IPFS and Bitcoin. One way of supporting them would be to send some money as a donation, but because I am a hacker with a good Internet connection I decided to build a computer node that will directly contribute to their networks and make them bigger and more robust.

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Idea Factory - Pack My Stuff

This post is a part of Idea Factory series. Last two years I travelled a lot to various Open Source related conferences. After few of them I already got quite a good idea what to pack and what not, depending on the length and the destination of the trip. But from time to time I forgot something and that later turned out to be a huge mistake.

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