Hacker Culture

Hacker Culture

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The term “hacker” came out of the earliest of computer enthusiasts such as the ARPAnet experiments for programmers and networking wizards. It’s people like these that gave us the Internet, Unix, and every other life changing technology. Hackers are not the ones breaking into systems, stealing credit cards, and causing havoc. If you love open source, decentralization, Linux, or want to learn tech. This podcast is for you. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support


ubPorts & Ubuntu Touch
Nov 10 • 7 min
I got a free Nexus 5 so I decided to load up Ubuntu Touch. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
Debating on Using Emacs…
Apr 1 • 13 min
As a hacker I am always out to learn new skills and recently it has been Emacs. I love Vim though so this is a touchy subject… —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
How to Play Dwarf Fortress in the Terminal
Mar 25 • 14 min
The following instructions are for Arch Linux without Xorg (so essentially terminal only arch or what you get after a fresh Arch Linux install). If you are using Ubuntu server or another distro, the steps should be close to the same. But not exact so…
How To Block Ads On Your Entire Network
Mar 18 • 20 min
Many people use an ad blocker like uBlockOrigin to block ads from tracking us around the web but this only works on the devices it is installed on. We can do one better and prevent them all across any network in our control. —- Support this podcast:…
Matrix: Decentralized Communication
Mar 11 • 20 min
“Welcome to Matrix: An open network for secure, decentralized communication.” —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
Webapps Sandboxed Revisited
Mar 4 • 16 min
Last week we talked about a new app I found called Webapps Sandboxed. This week I talk about what it was like using it for as many apps as possible. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
How To Increase Android App Privacy
Feb 25 • 17 min
“The idea behind it is to provide a secure way to browse popular webapps by eliminating referrers, 3rd party requests, insecure HTTP requests, etc. It accomplishes this by providing a sandbox for multiple webapps. Each webapp will run in it’s own sandbox,…
How To Type Unicode With Any Keyboard!
Feb 11 • 14 min
“Unicode is a computing industry standard for the consistent encoding, representation, and handling of text expressed in most of the world’s writing systems. The standard is maintained by the Unicode Consortium, and as of June 2018 the most recent…
A Technology Nerd’s Notion Review
Feb 4 • 13 min
Then I was browsing YouTube at the end of the night to relax before bed and came across a video talking about note-taking applications that are both cross-platform and robust. This is where I heard about Notion again. I can’t remember where I first heard…
How To Mine Monero With AMD Graphics On Linux
Jan 28 • 17 min
One day awhile back I chose to learn about a cryptocurrency that previously I knew nothing about. The pick was Monero, a coin (at the time) ranked thirteenth by market cap on coinmarketcap.com and eighth by price. What I found interesting about this coin…
You Need To Stop DNS Leaks
Jan 14 • 21 min
My mind has been on the Domain Name System (DNS) server for about a week now. I’ve been mulling over whether VPNs are necessary and what level of trust should be placed in a DNS provider. It’s evident not to trust your ISP’s DNS since some companies have…
You VPN Is Not Enough
Jan 7 • 23 min
A VPN is an encrypted tunnel between your computer and the internet at large. They exist to allow employees access to internal intranets of a company to do work remotely. That’s it. They are merely a tunnel and not a means to keep your data/metadata…
Drop Patreon Use Liberapay
Dec 17, 2018 • 15 min
Patreon is able to shut down the income of a creator that is flagged by a random user. This is, at times, warranted by the content of the creator but is a very slippery slope. Instead of leaving this source of funding to a company that takes a cut and can…
Don’t Miss Out on Grav: the Open Source CMS!
Nov 26, 2018 • 17 min
Grav is a web-based CMS in much the same way that WordPress is web-based. You set up an account on your server and then log in to create posts, pages, upload media, or add plugins. But, it’s much more tailored to the kind of person I am than WordPress. —-…
I’m Rethinking RSS
Nov 19, 2018 • 14 min
After some thinking about the current state of social media and mass email lists, RSS came to mind, and it’s actually a much better alternative for privacy. No data collection, no feed manipulation, no email newsletters. It’s like someone from the future…
All about BitShares - The Original Decentralized Exchange
Nov 12, 2018 • 17 min
In this episode we talk about the original decentralized cryptocurrency exchange called BitShares. Why risk the hacking and government shutdown of the old exchange paradigm when you can use the future?! —- Support this podcast:…
From Google Free To OnePlus 6T
Nov 5, 2018 • 18 min
For the past year, I was using the OnePlus 3T without any Google apps or services. Now I picked up the OnePlus 6T and am figuring out a balance between extreme privacy and convince. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
Programmer Dvorak
Oct 9, 2018 • 18 min
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Secure Scuttlebutt
Jul 5, 2018 • 17 min
Secure Scuttlebutt is “a database of unforgeable append-only feeds, optimized for efficient replication for peer to peer protocols.” This may be my way to decentralize Archivatory. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
The Official XMPP Server Is Live!
Jun 12, 2018 • 15 min
Join us over at [email protected]! Need an XMPP account? No problem, just us Pidgin or Finch to sign up and start chatting with us today! —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
Learning To Master RegEx
Jun 7, 2018 • 22 min
In this episode, we chat about Regular Expressions and a great tool to learn how to use this powerful tool wisely. Let me know if you can make this shorter -> `([0-9]{1,3}.){3}[0-9]{1,3}` —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
IPFS To The Resue!
May 31, 2018 • 18 min
IPFS, Better Than HTTP When we download a file from the internet, we access a traditional server and request to have the data we need. Then the server sends this file over the internet to us little by little until the entire file is in our possession.…
Linux System Administration 001
May 25, 2018 • 18 min
In this episode we talk about a book that I am using to study up on Linux System Administration. My goal is to same day work as a sysadmin and filling in the gaps of me knowledge will be important to land that first Linux job. —- Support this podcast:…
Let’s Learn Bash! Tutorial 003
Apr 17, 2018 • 11 min
The previous episode in this series covered a few basic commands that we use most often in both the terminal and in Bash scripts. Today we will stay with this trend as we progress into more ways to manipulate what our computer does. If you have never used…
Let’s Learn Bash! Tutorial 002
Apr 12, 2018 • 14 min
Welcome back to the bash tutorial series. If you have not listened to the first episode in the series and you have never used bash please check that out before continuing. There are basic commands and terms we cover there that may make this section easier…
Let’s Learn Bash! Tutorial 001
Mar 8, 2018 • 12 min
This is a start to a series all about bash and scripting for the terminal. There are lots of commands to cover but today is all about the basics. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
How To Get Healthy As A Technology Enthusiast
Mar 6, 2018 • 12 min
Us geeks, nerds, and technology lovers spend most of our day in front of a computer. We wake up and head the work where we spend eight hours on a computer to pay the bills. Then we come home and turn on our own laptop or desktop to relax with some games,…
Powerful Effects Of Ergonomic Technology
Mar 1, 2018 • 10 min
While this podcast is all about a technology of some sort this episode needs the attention of the nerd community. We spend all day on our computers coding, blogging, and consuming knowledge. This leads to many problems over time that even myself deal with…
YaCy: How To Search The Internet In Freedom and Privacy
Feb 27, 2018 • 8 min
We mentioned YaCy in the past episode titled “Peer-To-Peer: Our Only Hope.” Today we are getting more in-depth with YaCy and why it is essential. We, as internet users, need to be mindful of who is using our data and how. Does it benefit us to give up our…
VPNs Are Awesome And You Should Be Using One
Feb 22, 2018 • 9 min
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It is virtual since the computer acts like it is on another network when on your normal connection. The private part is where this matters to you. The VPN has end-to-end encryption so while you are connected to the…
Peer-To-Peer: Our Only Hope.
Dec 7, 2017 • 11 min
We have mentioned peer-to-peer a lot over the past few podcasts but we have not taken the time to dive into the concept. I should have brought this up before all those podcasts but we’ll do it now. Peer-to-peer has been around a long time and is…
Git And Utopian.io
Nov 28, 2017 • 13 min
Utopian.io is taking the open-source community that exists around Github and adding rewards. The rewards get distributed in Steem for quality contributions to an open-source project. This is interesting since until now there was never a good way to get…
Demonsaw: Share Files And Chat
Nov 20, 2017 • 17 min
Demonsaw “is an encrypted communications platform that allows you to chat, message, and transfer files without fear of data collection or surveillance from governments or corporations.” —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
Nextcloud Privacy In The Cloud
Nov 15, 2017 • 14 min
Nextcloud is the solution to the major players in the cloud storage space. It is an open-source project that aims to give you back the control of your data while bringing the same functionality you get with services from Google, Dropbox, or Apple iCloud.…
Mesh Networks: End Of Your ISP
Nov 13, 2017 • 15 min
In this episode we talk about what mesh networks are and why they are important. We also get into a nonprofit that is working to make mesh networking easier to deploy. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
Decentralized Websites & Apps!
Nov 10, 2017 • 16 min
In this episode we talk about the DAT protocol and the beaker browser! Both are working together to provide a better peer-to-peer internet for the future. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
The Powerful Future Of Social
Nov 8, 2017 • 14 min
In this episode we discuss some alternatives to site like Facebook and Twitter. Some are decentralized and others should be. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
T-UI: Hacker Android launcher
Nov 6, 2017 • 16 min
In this episode we talk about the Android launcher called T-UI by Francesco Andreizzi. This is a terminal to replace your native GUI based launcher and it is freaking amazing! —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
Video Hosting For Free Speech!
Nov 4, 2017 • 15 min
In this episode we talk about alternatives to YouTube. Including VidMe, dTube, LBRY, and BitChute! One of them is my favorite right now and all but one are decentralized! —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
Decentralize Save The Internet
Nov 1, 2017 • 14 min
Decentralization is how we save the internet and move into one based on free speech. We talk about why it is important and where it is being used already. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
i3wm & Tiling Window Managers
Oct 30, 2017 • 14 min
Types of window managers - what is i3wm - tiling windows for max productivity —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
Mythical Keyboard Of Dvorak
Oct 26, 2017 • 14 min
Dvorak Simplified Keyboard • My hands hurt on QWERTY • Should you switch to Dvorak? —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
Tmux: Desktop In The Terminal!
Oct 24, 2017 • 14 min
What is tmux • Using tmux • Tmux windows and panes —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
Open Source: Don’t Be Suckers!
Oct 23, 2017 • 14 min
Open Source! • Eric Raymond, VLC, and Gimp • Kdenlive and Microsoft Office Alternatives —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
Terminal: The Only Application
Oct 18, 2017 • 14 min
What is the Linux terminal? • Is it fast or really fast? • Customize and learn —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
Top Security Tips For Android!
Oct 16, 2017 • 19 min
Encryption on Android • Securely Unlock Your Android Device • Apps and their permissions • The creepy camera —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
PGP & Keybase: Secure The Data
Oct 11, 2017 • 17 min
PGP, OpenPGP, and GPG: Waht Is The Difference? • Breaking down Keybase.io • Using Keybase.io Web App • Keybase Apps and the Command Line —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
Bitcoin Gold, Should You Worry
Oct 9, 2017 • 19 min
Bitcoin Gold: What is it? • Bitcoin Gold: Should you sell right away? • Bitcoin Gold: Should holders worry? • Bitcoin Gold: My thoughts… —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
Internet Security & Privacy
Oct 3, 2017 • 18 min
Passwords, extensions, VPNs, web browsers, email, and search. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
I De-Googled My phone!
Sep 26, 2017 • 23 min
I ‘de-googled’ My Phone ~ The Experiment • De-Googled: LineageOS • De-Googled: App Stores • De-Googled: Apps Work & Apps Don’t • De-Googled: One Month In ~ A Recap —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
All About Cryptocurrency!
Sep 21, 2017 • 20 min
Cryptocurrency: What is it? • Cryptocurrency: The Blockchain • Cryptocurrency: Mining • Cryptocurrency: Wallets —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
Civic: Identity For The Future
Sep 19, 2017 • 20 min
What is it, the ecosystem and token, the secure identity platform, and better identity theft protection. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
Hash Algorithms & Cryptography
Sep 18, 2017 • 25 min
Cryptography & Hash Algorithms: The basics • Cryptography & Hash Algorithms: Intro to Crypto • Cryptography & Hash Algorithms: Degree of Difficulty • Cryptography & Hash Algorithms: Application • C… —- Support this podcast:…
Passphrases: What To Know
Sep 14, 2017 • 23 min
All about why passphrases are better than passwords, why its important, how to make them great, and when to use them. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
Encryption & Quantum Computers
Sep 13, 2017 • 18 min
What is encryption, why does it matter, will quantum computers kill all our encrypted data, and should we worry? —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
What Is Linux? (A Brief Intro)
Sep 12, 2017 • 19 min
Linux is the future, free as in freedom, massive customization, and the challenge. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
Hackers, Nerds, & Style Points
Sep 11, 2017 • 14 min
We talk about the hacker/nerd connection, what it takes to gain extra hacker style points, and things not to do! —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
Intro To Hackers
Sep 10, 2017 • 9 min
What is a hacker and what are the basic skills of a true hacker? —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hackerculture/support
Hacker Culture (Trailer)
Sep 9, 2017 • 0 min
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