Hack to Spy: Building a Raspberry Spy Pi

Introduction After encountering OTW’s SpyPi tutorial, former hacker for the NSA and various military branches, I couldn’t help but attempting my own rendition. According to wikipedia, the Special Collection Service (SCS), codenamed F6,[1] is a highly classified joint U.S. Central Intelligence Agency–National Security Agency program charged with inserting eavesdropping equipment in difficult-to-reach places, such as foreign embassies, communications centers, and… Read more →

Ethereum 2.0 Staking Guide with Prysm and Digital Ocean

Introduction How to Stake Ethereum on Goerli Test-Net with Prysm and Digital Ocean After searching for legit ethereum staking-guides, the best proved to be EatTheBlock’s demonstration via YouTube. Although I attempted several times, I think I finally set-up a test validator as of today (12/22/2020). Please click here for my original github gist if need be- thanks! Create Directory for… Read more →

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: How to Replace a Battery on a 2012 Ducati Monster 696

Alexander J. Singleton, CEO, CTO and Founder Bucephalus Development, LC, demonstrates his technical prowess online and offline by filming himself with a DJI Osmo while hosting a tutorial on how to replace a motorcycle battery on a 2012 Ducati Monster 696. Hacking is as much of a mindset as it is a skill: you can’t be afraid or overwhelmed by… Read more →

Opt out of the Panopticon: Running grapheneOS on a Google Pixel 3

whatchukno about dat burner? Ironically, the first time I ever laid eyes on the word “panopticon,” was on facebook back in college- some French-Canadian pop-tart (who I oddly never met in person) posted a picture of an early schematic; conceptually, it was as foreign to me as the word itself: basically, it was an English philosopher’s creative approach to imprisonment… Read more →

Stereotype Threat Redux: A Random Walk with Thomas Sowell

“I’m truly colorblind; I don’t see race but I do see class.” Stephen Colbert In my opinion, stereotypes are somewhat of a paradox, which may sound completely naive, perhaps even obtuse, coming from a middle-American, white male in Tech.  Thus, it is impossible for me to empathize with stereotypes but I can certainly sympathize.  On one hand, I recognize that… Read more →

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GoldenEye: Running Bitcoin from Space with Blockstream

Briefing: Why is this Blog-Post Entitled “GoldenEye”? Well, without spoiling arguably the best James Bond film ever made, GoldenEye was a remarkably prescient movie at the time of production (1995) (let’s face it, folks- Pierce Brosnan was the best James Bond ever; not only that but the film also launched one of the first wildly successful gaming franchises).  One of the… Read more →

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Running Lightning on a Raspberry Pi with RaspiBlitz

There is a contingent of Bitcoin-rogues (some falsely claiming to be the prophet Himself, Satoshi Nakamoto) who argue that “Satoshi’s Vision” was designed to be a decentralized peer-to-peer cash system and because Bitcoin does not currently scale as quickly at 7 transactions per second as centralized payment systems currently processing 24,000 transactions per second, like Visa and Mastercard as reported… Read more →

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How to Set-up a Tor Bridge with a Raspberry Pi using Ubuntu Server

The United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) developed “The Onion Routing Protocol” (Tor) to securely relay intelligence online via layered encryption. This tutorial demonstrates how to build a Tor-Bridge relay with a Raspberry Pi 2, which is essentially a decentralized node relaying a constituent layer of encrypted-data that is ultimately combined with the entire layer of data processed in part… Read more →