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Blog Migrated to Pelican


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 …

3 Years of — Cum and Get It


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

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

Migrating Cockbox to Native ZFS Root With Encryption and Minimal Downtime


Cockbox, the VPS provider I started back in June of this year, has been operating swimmingly thus far. Unfortunately things over at 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 …

How to Get All of the DNCLeaks E-mails in Your Inbox



The DNCLeaks archive of 22,456 internal e-mails from the Democratic National Committee could be the tipping point of this election. There are countless findings inside, detailing all kinds of corruption and misleading of the public. But this isn't a post about the contents of the archive, this is a …

J.Crew Clothing Company is Selling Your Data


J.Crew is a clothing and accessory retailer with 300 stores in the United States. As it turns out, they are also big fans of selling private data of their customers to the highest bidder. I was recently contacted by a trusted source with evidence that there is a connection …

My E-mail Setup


It shouldn't come at any surprise that I'm an avid user of E-mail. Indeed, over the last year I've sent and received 26,014 e-mails, not including mailing list E-mails or spam. It's my third most-used application next to my browser and terminal emulator, so I've spent a lot of …

How to Rig an Election, Get Published by JP Morgan, and Get Threatened With Waterboarding in Just 12 Hours


How hard could it be to get people to believe a fake political poll?

I was looking at the Wikipedia page "Opinion polling for the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum", which is pretty much where all the cool kids get their Brexit polling data:


I noticed all of the …

Announcing The Iron Dong: Hidden Service Backup System


In December 2015 and January 2016, was subject to two raids by German police by the hands of the US government, that clearly demonstrated an attempt to disrupt the website. The first raid took the first hard drive, and was a gross overreach of power by the hands …

Blog Restored


This blog has been restored from copies of my posts on Images and links older than this post may be broken :\, China, and Censorship



There’s been a small number of touching moments running, like when I found out about a couple that met due to the site. There’s some weird unintended consequences of running a cock-related E-mail service, and a message I received a little while ago takes the cake …