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  1. Using Image Recognition to Find Bird Posters That Don't Post Enough Birds

    By vc

    bird-nobird

    I got mad love for bird twitter. I follow several hundred bird accounts, mostly found through the suggestion box. Once Twitter knows you're down with birds, it's all it'll recommend you until you've exhausted a vast swath of bird twitter. I've spent longer than I'd like to admit just going …

  2. SoundCloud: Good for Music, Bad for Transparency

    By vc

    soundcloud+fbi

    It seems SoundCloud, the German-headquartered music and audio distribution platform, isn't such a fan of people using its site to defend free speech or transparency, even when such uses comply with the laws of Germany and the country of every party involved in recordings posted on its site. Or at …

  3. Blog Migrated to Pelican

    By vc

    I've decided to make the move from WordPress to pelican, a static HTML content generator for my blog. I've done this for two reasons.

    The first is security: it's not necessary for what is essentially static content to be handled by a 420k LoC PHP application. I doubt I'll ever …

  4. 3 Years of Cock.li — Cum and Get It

    By vc

    November 20 is the anniversary of the greatest thing that has ever happened to me: Cock.li.

    It was 3 years ago today that I basically accidentally started the largest site I have built to date. Cock.li started out in response to a shitpost on 4chan's /g/, and since …

  5. Migrating Cockbox to Native ZFS Root With Encryption and Minimal Downtime

    By vc

    Cockbox, the VPS provider I started back in June of this year, has been operating swimmingly thus far. Unfortunately things over at cock.li haven't been so great. I learned the hard way that hardware-based RAID is the devil, but that's a post for another day. The problem here is …

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