Hacker Culture

Linux System Administration 001

An episode of Hacker Culture

By J. R. Swab
If you love open source, decentralization, and Linux. This podcast is for you. 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.
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December 11, 2018
3 Free Apps To Kill Evernote
Evernote is the dominant powerhouse in the digital note-taking ecosystem and is the standard against all others are measured. The system of notebooks, notes, and tags make organization a breeze. However, the closed source code troubles many of our privacy-focused peers.
December 3, 2018
Don't Miss Out on Grav: the Open Source CMS!
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.
November 26, 2018
I'm Rethinking RSS
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 went to the past and gave us the answer to subscribing to creators without giving our away every detail about our lives.
November 19, 2018
All about BitShares - The Original Decentralized Exchange
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?!
November 12, 2018
From Google Free To OnePlus 6T
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.
November 5, 2018
Programmer Dvorak
October 9, 2018
Secure Scuttlebutt
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.
July 5, 2018
The Official XMPP Server Is Live!
Join us over at hc-general@hackerculture.us! Need an XMPP account? No problem, just us Pidgin or Finch to sign up and start chatting with us today!
June 12, 2018
Learning To Master RegEx
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}`
June 8, 2018
IPFS To The Resue!
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. This process takes time and resources at a much higher rate than using a peer-to-peer service like IPFS. When we want to download a copy of a file hosted on the IPFS network we get bits and pieces from many computers, not just one.
May 31, 2018
Linux System Administration 001
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.
May 25, 2018
Let's Learn Bash! Tutorial 003
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 Bash, go back and listen over those posts.
April 17, 2018
Let's Learn Bash! Tutorial 002
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 to follow.
April 12, 2018
Let's Learn Bash! Tutorial 001
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.
March 9, 2018
How To Get Healthy As A Technology Enthusiast
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, code a project, or create content for the web. All this time adds up and we find ourselves over-weight or out of shape. This is what happened to me over the years.
March 6, 2018
Powerful Effects Of Ergonomic Technology
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 now. It is best to keep ergonomics in mind when updating our work space.
March 1, 2018
YaCy: How To Search The Internet In Freedom and Privacy
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 information and privacy?
February 27, 2018
VPNs Are Awesome And You Should Be Using One
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 VPN the data is jumbled and unreadable to any onlooker.
February 23, 2018
Peer-To-Peer: Our Only Hope.
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 decentralized in nature.
December 8, 2017
Git And Utopian.io
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 paid for the work someone labored over within the open-source community.
November 28, 2017
Demonsaw: Share Files And Chat
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."
November 20, 2017
Nextcloud Privacy In The Cloud
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. 
November 16, 2017
Mesh Networks: End Of Your ISP
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.
November 14, 2017
Decentralized Websites & Apps!
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.
November 11, 2017
The Powerful Future Of Social
In this episode we discuss some alternatives to site like Facebook and Twitter. Some are decentralized and others should be.
November 9, 2017
T-UI: Hacker Android launcher
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!
November 7, 2017
Video Hosting For Free Speech!
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!
November 5, 2017
Decentralize Save The Internet
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.
November 2, 2017
i3wm & Tiling Window Managers
Types of window managers - what is i3wm - tiling windows for max productivity
October 31, 2017
Mythical Keyboard Of Dvorak
Dvorak Simplified Keyboard • My hands hurt on QWERTY • Should you switch to Dvorak?
October 26, 2017
Tmux: Desktop In The Terminal!
What is tmux • Using tmux • Tmux windows and panes
October 24, 2017
Open Source: Don't Be Suckers!
Open Source! • Eric Raymond, VLC, and Gimp • Kdenlive and Microsoft Office Alternatives
October 23, 2017
Terminal: The Only Application
What is the Linux terminal? • Is it fast or really fast? • Customize and learn
October 18, 2017
Top Security Tips For Android!
Encryption on Android • Securely Unlock Your Android Device • Apps and their permissions • The creepy camera
October 16, 2017
PGP & Keybase: Secure The Data
PGP, OpenPGP, and GPG: Waht Is The Difference? • Breaking down Keybase.io • Using Keybase.io Web App • Keybase Apps and the Command Line
October 12, 2017
Bitcoin Gold, Should You Worry
Bitcoin Gold: What is it? • Bitcoin Gold: Should you sell right away? • Bitcoin Gold: Should holders worry? • Bitcoin Gold: My thoughts...
October 9, 2017
Internet Security & Privacy
Passwords, extensions, VPNs, web browsers, email, and search.
October 3, 2017
I De-Googled My phone!
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
September 26, 2017
All About Cryptocurrency!
Cryptocurrency: What is it? • Cryptocurrency: The Blockchain • Cryptocurrency: Mining • Cryptocurrency: Wallets
September 21, 2017
Civic: Identity For The Future
What is it, the ecosystem and token, the secure identity platform, and better identity theft protection.
September 19, 2017
Hash Algorithms & Cryptography
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September 18, 2017
Passphrases: What To Know
All about why passphrases are better than passwords, why its important, how to make them great, and when to use them.
September 14, 2017
Encryption & Quantum Computers
What is encryption, why does it matter, will quantum computers kill all our encrypted data, and should we worry?
September 13, 2017
What Is Linux? (A Brief Intro)
Linux is the future, free as in freedom, massive customization, and the challenge.
September 12, 2017
Hackers, Nerds, & Style Points
We talk about the hacker/nerd connection, what it takes to gain extra hacker style points, and things not to do!
September 12, 2017
Intro To Hackers
What is a hacker and what are the basic skills of a true hacker?
September 10, 2017
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