Author: snott

Blockstack in plain english

From the whitepaper: “We present the design and implementation of a new internet, called Blockstack, where users don’t need to trust remote servers. We remove any trust points from the middle of the network and use blockchains to secure critical data bindings. Blockstack implements services for identity, discovery, and storage and can survive failures of underlying blockchains.” Wow, a new Internet! this must be awesome, but, what does that even mean? In this blog post I will explore Blockstack and attempt to put it in a way that both techies and non-techies can understand it. The original concept of...

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Automating Sia for hosting

Sia is an Open Source Decentralized storage platform, which splits apart, encrypts, and distributes your files across a decentralized network. Since you hold the keys, you own your data. No outside company can access or control your files, unlike traditional cloud storage providers. Below is a quick and simple way to integrate siad (the process sia runs) with systemctl, so that you can control it from within systemd the normal way you control the rest of your processes on a Linux System. Systemd unit file (put this in /usr/lib/systemd/system/sia.service): [Unit] Description=Sia daemon [Service] Type=simple User=sia Nice=5 # WorkingDirectory...

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Do you remember how [insert website url here] looked like 10 years ago?

Today I have some pretty awesome website to show you, the Internet Archive has put together something called The Wayback Machine: An organization called the Internet Archive has been taking snapshots of web pages on the World Wide Web since 1996. The Wayback Machine is a tool that allows users to surf those archived versions of web pages. Visitors to the Wayback Machine can type in a URL (i.e. a website address), select a date range, and then begin surfing on an archived version of that web site. As of the end of 2006, the Internet Archive had archived 85 billion web pages....

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Watch data as it generates, in real time

With this cool live Infographic, you can see how many data it’s being generated from popular websites. For example, you can see how many amazon purchases are being made, how many Google searches, tweets, blog posts, etc. At the end of the page you can also see how many GB of data have been generated since you opened up the page. Enjoy!!! Click the animation to open the full version (via ). Share:FacebookTwitterWhatsAppTelegramPinterestGoogleMoreLinkedInRedditEmailPrintTumblrLike this:Like...

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