Ideas On a P2P Docker Cloud Docker and its useful metaphor of application shipping containers are already a big deal, but I think much of their potential is yet to be realized. To begin exploring that potential, I'll containerize this site over the next few days and chronicle the process.
Untitled and Unfinished I'm in the middle of a 30-day writing challenge. Here's a piece that I spent hours writing, but did not—and I think will not—finish. Since the challenge is largely about overcoming perfectionism, posting this as-is seems fitting. For fun, I've also included audio of me reading the piece aloud.
The Internet of Small Businesses Pinboard is the kind of small business the internet could use a lot more of. I'm looking forward to putting my new account there to good use.
Personal Bitcoin Address Services It's common today to see bitcoin "tip addresses", but they're terrible for privacy. Here's a simple idea how the situation might be improved.
A Simple GitHub Pages Emulation Scheme One of the best things about hosting a site with GitHub Pages is "publication on push". What follows is a simple way to achieve the same results when hosting your site at home.
Initial Impressions With Keybase I got a Keybase account a couple days ago. Here's a summary of my experience so far, followed by a transcript of setting up my account, establishing my proofs, etc.
A Few Thoughts on Bitcoin Web Wallets I'm working on a longer piece on this topic, but a self-imposed deadline demands that I get something published now. Here is a brief summary of things I'll go into more detail on later.
Why I Host From Home I serve this site as well as my email and other services from a machine in my living room—the ultimate kind of indie hosting. This is why.
In Praise of DaZPod If you're learning German—and already know a little—this podcast is not to be missed.
Practice Breaks Perfect I find writing difficult. I also find it too valuable not to do. That's why I'm going to write and publish at least one post every day for the next month. Starting with this one.
The Social Laboratory In this piece for the Financial Times, Shane Harris describes how the US's aborted Total Information Awareness program inspired modern-day Singapore's surveillance state.