I am an engineer. I feel like I’ve been an engineer for as long as I can remember. It’s been a foundational part of my identity since the very beginning. I am also very forgetful. I’ve been forgetful for as long as I cannot remember, and when you combine these two things, you get a glimpse at an odd…
It’s a tale as old as time. You’ve discovered the joys of self-hosting. You’ve fallen in love with open source. You’ve stumbled across the self-hosted community and can’t stop installing random software that you’ll barely use yourself. You’re not sure how what started out as “just a hobby”, ended up…
Passwords are just one of the many things we give to companies when we sign up for a service, and with watching these companies repeatedly fail to secure our data despite their promises, comes a new realization of just how much of our own data and privacy exists outside of our control. Any system…
Childhood is quite a diverse thing. As a kid, we all had our unique ‘go-to’ for when we were bored. It could’ve been reading books, building a treasure map with your friend, playing with trading cards or watching your parents argue. Mine was video games. A hobby I still carry with me today, but…
The way DNS works right now is pretty bad. It can (and probably already does) single handedly compromise the security of your web traffic. Use of TLS and HTTPS to encrypt and protect digital traffic is more or less ubiquitous now. In contrast, traditional DNS today remains woefully un-encrypted…