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Hello and welcome to my journal! Here I write about my own ideas and promote others' ideas. I mostly talk about computing, philosophy, spirituality, privacy, and society but this journal is not limited to those topics.


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Journal Update 017

Date: 02 December 2021

Read time: 2 minutes

Summary: Find out what's new in my journal.


I Wish I Could Endorse the Waking Up App

Date: 02 December 2021

Read time: 2 minutes

Summary: Transform your experience.


Breaking My Promise

Date: 02 December 2021

Read time: 1 minute

Summary: I booked a flight.


"If You Don't Like It Then Just Leave"

Date: 26 November 2021

Read time: 5 minutes

Summary: My response to being told to leave my country.


Turn Off Surveillance Devices

Date: 25 November 2021

Read time: 1 minute

Summary: Asking people to turn off surveillance devices in their homes.


A Nation of Temporarily Embarrassed Millionaires

Date: 19 November 2021

Read time: 6 minutes

Summary: The odds are overwhelmingly against you ever being rich.


Future-Proof Digital Timestamping

Date: 13 November 2021

Read time: 7 minutes

Summary: I timestamped this journal so future readers can verify it's not synthetic media. In the process, I also thought up a scheme for future-proof digital timestamping.


The Privacy Implications of Weak AI

Date: 10 November 2021

Read time: 10 minutes

Summary: Exploring the privacy implications of weak AI.


Leak All the Data

Date: 04 November 2021

Read time: 3 minutes

Summary: Leaking corporate and government data.


On Compassion

Date: 19 October 2021

Read time: 15 minutes

Summary: How I think about compassion.


Why I Don't Trust Police and Neither Should You

Date: 11 October 2021

Read time: 5 minutes

Summary: Reasons not to trust cops.


Journal Update 016

Date: 09 October 2021

Read time: 1 minute

Summary: Find out what's new in my journal.


Don't Let Cannabis Dispensaries Scan Your ID

Date: 06 October 2021

Read time: 2 minutes

Summary: Consumer surveillance at cannabis dispensaries is an injustice. Protect yourself and boycott dispensaries that scan your ID.


Struggle to Graduate Without Nonfree Software

Date: 02 October 2021

Read time: 19 minutes

Summary: Wojciech Kosior's narrative: How he successfully graduated without nonfree software.


Oxen Security Fail

Date: 28 September 2021

Read time: 2 minutes

Summary: The Oxen Privacy Tech Foundation has failed to secure their projects' websites.



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