• Rebuilding Communities and Identities with USB sticks and Love

    Rebuilding Communities and Identities with USB sticks and Love

    “Where there is preparation there is no fear.” ~ Hwang Kee (1914 – 2002, Soo Bahk Do, Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan) 황기 (당수도, 무덕관) (Image from DavidDeGraw.org, Author of Unprecedented Abundance: Economic Reality – Peer Through the Illusion) The material in this post is intended to help individuals and communities address the real…

  • Censorship Resistance and Decentralization Methods (II)

    Censorship Resistance and Decentralization Methods (II)

    This post is a continuation of “Censorship Resistance and Decentralization Methods (I),” which provided principles for innovators, activists and businesses to use in ways that will help avoid or circumvent censorship regimes of today.  Today’s post features more specific tools for that purpose and some examples of their use in ways that will address our…

  • Censorship Resistance and Decentralization Methods (I)

    This blog post focuses primarily on censorship resistance and decentralization methods for innovators, activists, and businesses.  It’ll be useful for others as well, but the focus is on these groups due to the need to address ways in which those who often find themselves on the forefront of movements to advance amazing ideas, will at…

  • Stop The Power: How to Do Business Without Banks

    Stop The Power: How to Do Business Without Banks

    Here we start with a very simple premise:  Let’s do business without the banks involved.  To do this, software possibilities are evaluated here on several criteria: Does it exist?  (If it doesn’t exist or hasn’t been released in any way yet, it won’t be featured here.) Are there simple instructions for how to ‘build,’ install,…

  • Critical Community, Revisited

    Critical Community, Revisited

    In August of 2012, a post appeared here titled ‘Critical Community.’ Featuring Peter Block, an emphasis was made on how the gifts that people have to offer could be recognized and accepted instead of ‘problematized,’ and seeing everyone as having a role and members of the community being “where cause resides” rather than marginalization of…

  • Bytecoin, SX, OpenBazaar, Zerocash:  Decentralizing Finance

    Bytecoin, SX, OpenBazaar, Zerocash: Decentralizing Finance

    Preparing for use of a Decentralized Financial System Here it is assumed that those reading this post may know very little or nothing about the use of decentralized financial systems, so this is intended as a step-by-step guide which provides the simplest possible approach for setup of these systems.  For simplification and for best protection…

  • Reflections on Violence

    Reflections on Violence

    We have grown incredibly fond of these wars.  They are not so much wars of the body as they are wars of the mind.  In one’s mind, you say to yourself, “That idea is more important than this, this one is more important than that, we shall measure them as so, and this is what…

  • An Open Source Guide to Building The Future, Today

    An Open Source Guide to Building The Future, Today

    Greetings. This is a guide that is not designed for those who think that there is no possibility for freedom, or who think that choice (as a philosophical construct or a reality, or however you view it) is simply dead, or anything like that. This is really for those who still consider that that your…

  • Darknet for Beginners: Nightweb, I2P, Tor over Meshnet, and More

    Darknet for Beginners: Nightweb, I2P, Tor over Meshnet, and More

    In the previous post, ‘Encryption for Beginners in an Era of Total Surveillance,’ the basics of setup of a simple system of encryption were covered, addressing how to communicate off the record with perfect forward secrecy, and providing guidelines for use of Tor and VPNs. As circumstances change, so change the methods of communication. In…

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