I keep hearing smart watches, wearables, internet of things etc. which got me thinking about the hardware and embedded systems used to create them. As much as I love soldering and reading resister codes I’m ashamed to say the most complicated thing I’ve made was an FM transmitter.
Since I had an Arduino lying around I decided to build a watch to learn more about the hardware side of things. The plan was to build a POC clock using the Arduino and then shrink it to a watch using an ATtiny .
Tor is used by millions around the wold to access information without censorship, government or snooping.
While Tor makes it possible to access censored websites anonymously it is just as easy to host your own anonymous Tor website.
Clone the Vagrant project: https://github.com/chris-gunawardena/tor-hiddenservice-webhost and run
vagrant up for your own Tor hidden/darknet website.
After getting everything to work locally using virtualbox, the next step is usually to deploy to the cloud. The example vagrant file below is for creating a Amazon EC2 instance using the vagrant-aws plugin.
Web development has long been an ad hoc process and the trend has been to clone or download various libraries/frameworks into folders depending on your programming background and never touch them again. Most don’t minify, lint or combine js/css file for the sake of readability and maintainability. Thanks to new developments in web technologies this doesn’t have to be a Friday night argument at the pub along with where to place the opening brackets and how many spaces/tabs should be used for indenting.