Kademlia: A study

This week I’m at the Recurse Center as part of the “Mini 2 Batch”. I’ll be spending my time researching and implementing the Kademlia Distributed Hash Table. DHT’s are a building block of decentralized systems. They allow “efficient” storage and...

Money Transferring

I was expressing frustration with moving money around the other day and was asked to share what I knew. This is an incomplete list of ways to move money, and their consequences. Moving money (and in turn getting paid or...

Wild West Mail Delivery in the Age of Bitcoin

If you saw me talk at ManhattanJS you know I have a dream about a decentralized mesh network that supports decentralized applications that cater to our decentralized behaviors. There are a lot of parts to this dream, the hardware, the...

Coming soon to a party near you

I got one of them Drink Shields and assembled it today. It uses a Alcohol Gas Sensor MQ-3 to take readings and displays them on a light bar that goes up to 11. No idea how to convert this to...

American Express and Security

This originally started as an email to some coworkers, but I think people here might find it more interesting. If you have an amex online account they limit your password to 8 characters and you can only use numbers and...

Top Content jQuery Graphs

I found a really cool jQuery graphing plugin over at The Filament Group. They constantly pump out great little toolkits they make for their clients. I'm just a consumer at the moment, but I'm loving the idea that I can...

Telescopic Shower

On a side note trying to put html/js in a wordpress post is a bad experience. If the iframe doesn't work try it here.This post requires javascript and now uses an iframe so you may have trouble viewing it in...

Three Strikes and you're out (of internet)

Torrent Freak writes about a counter measure: Yesterday we reported that a provision in the revamped French “3 strikes” bill will allow for the punishment of ISP account holders for the copyright infringing actions of others. Now a group of...

MJ Had A Patent

Michael Jackson died yesterday prompting a DDOS attack on the worlds news orginizations and Google. Whatever became of him doesn't change the fact he knew what he was doing when it came to putting on a performance and singing a...