I’ve been experimenting with publishing audio versions of some of my posts in the last few days using Artificial Intelligence (AI) generated voices. The results are pretty cool even though there’s still lots of room for improvement. If you’d like to check it out, you can visit my YouTube channel for convenience, or check out my channel/profile on LBRY.tv and Archive.org for the videos. You can download them and listen to them like any other podcast. I’ll probably be releasing audio-only versions of them sometime in the future. Remember to download and save a local copy because they might disappear in the future when those fuckwads in big tech decide to censor me.
I published a new tutorial showing how to build a simple chat application on top of QuantumGate. You can read the full tutorial over at the CodeProject website. I’ve also given this sample application its own repo on GitHub where the full source code is available along with instructions, and pre-built releases that people can try out without having to build the project themselves. Read more ⟶
I just fixed an issue on my blog where comments and notes disappeared after upgrading to the latest WordPress release 2 days ago. After the upgrade the site appeared to work well after a quick glance but I didn’t notice that comments weren’t shown below posts by my custom theme. So it’s now fixed. Hopefully no more surprises.
I’ve just published the first alpha release for QuantumGate on GitHub. You can head on over to the releases page to download and try it. This version (v0.2.3-alpha) includes pre-built binaries to make it easier for interested developers to try out the library without having to set up a build environment (including all dependencies) to build the library from source code themselves. Read more ⟶
I took a short break of a few months working on QuantumGate when the COVID-19 ‘pandemic’ began and the sheep in my area of the world also started to panic. It was also time for the elections on the plantation where I’m held hostage, so I took the time to try and spread some awareness about the evils of voting. I briefly got back on Facebook in order to reach more people through ads and wrote several articles which were published in the local media — all of which I also translated and published here on my blog. I also took the time to play some games after a long while, specifically Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 and Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA5). Even after 7 years, GTA5 is still a very impressive game and it’s easy to see why Rockstar is making millions of dollars with it even after such a long time.
With regard to QuantumGate, I’m preparing to finally release some pre-built binaries so that people can more easily try it out without having to set up a whole development environment to build the binaries themselves. I’ll have more details in a few days.
Medium has taken an article offline that exposes the unnecessary global hysteria surrounding the COVID-19 virus. The contents of the article wasn’t in line with the current Big Pharma agenda of promoting mass hysteria around the world as much as possible in order to cash in on it later in the future. Read more ⟶
Yesterday I posted about the fact that censorship on the Internet is getting worse and that the criminal governments around the world are increasingly more often trying to censor parts or all of the Internet to stifle dissent. Read more ⟶
Reading the article “Customs officials detained for theft, extortion and accepting gifts” published on Starnieuws (January 18th 2020), I immediately thought that these customs officials were detained for exactly the same things that the criminal government does every day on a large scale, namely theft and extortion under the name “taxation”. Read more ⟶
During the last few weeks I’ve done a lot of work on QuantumGate. It’s still in experimental stages right now, but very usable. A lot of the time I spent on working on it went into optimizations. I’ve been using it in the last few days together with the SOCKS 5 test extender (Socks5 Extender) for browsing the Internet and it’s been working quite well. Read more ⟶
I’ve been busy working on various projects including QuantumGate. I just pushed version 0.2 to the master branch on GitHub, and this includes the new AVExtender example and many updates to the API. The projects have also been upgraded to Visual Studio 2019 and will now require C++20 to compile. The documentation on GitHub has also been updated. In the coming weeks I’ll be working on more API updates eventually leading to an alpha release with pre-compiled binaries to make it easy for people who want to try it out quickly. Still lots of work to do, and I’m also thinking of taking a break sometime soon and relaxing a little; probably do some more photography. All this time behind my computer caused me to develop dark circles around my eyes.
On the early morning of October 16th 2019 at around 4:00am I woke up in my bedroom at home to find that the light in the bathroom was on. It was not supposed to be on since, as far as I could remember, I had turned it off before going to sleep earlier that night. I never leave it on. My initial thoughts, as I lied in bed looking over my shoulder, was that perhaps someone had gotten into my house and had turned on the light. Read more ⟶
For some reason it happens more frequently these days that people comment on the fact that I choose to live alone. I figured I should probably start writing about the reasons for that so that I won’t have to keep repeating myself in the future. There are many reasons for why I choose to be alone, basically all having to do with one of the most important things to me in life: freedom. Read more ⟶
This is a last note to let everyone know that I am now no longer on WhatsApp. It can’t be trusted, and every week there’s more in the news confirming that if you care about privacy and security, you shouldn’t be using WhatsApp. Nor Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I wrote before about why exactly WhatsApp can’t be trusted and have recently also updated that post with additional notes. Click here to read it. If you want to reach me via instant messaging you can use Signal.
For a while now I’ve noticed Facebook’s internal review website appearing in the traffic statistics for my blog. It appears that people are sharing my post “Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story NEVER Told” on Facebook, and that other people are reporting the link to Facebook for it to get taken down. Read more ⟶
I’m very busy these days with various projects but wanted to mention that I’m also still working on QuantumGate. While clients have priority (gotta keep the lights on), it’s QuantumGate that I think about before falling asleep every night. There’s some very, very cool things coming to QuantumGate in the future that haven’t been done before, as far as I know. At least one very interesting problem that I’m trying to solve.
I’m also trying to eliminate the backlog of important topics that I’ve been meaning to blog about. For years I’ve had them waiting for me in my “drafts” folder, and I’ve been urged to get back to work on them. I’m sure you’ve noticed the recent steady stream of long-form posts on the blog; there’s more coming soon.
This is the audio version of the essay “No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority” (1867) by Lysander Spooner. I listened to it last night and can highly recommend it. Murray N. Rothbard considered this essay “the greatest case for anarchist political philosophy ever written.” Will be worth the 2 hours of your time. If you’d rather read it, you can download a PDF on Archive.org. Read more ⟶
Hello slaves. I’m leaving most social media platforms today, including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Twitter. For now, I’ll still be on LinkedIn and GitHub. Back in 2017 I had already decided that I was going to leave the major social media platforms because of all the censorship going on. Things have only gotten worse when it comes to censorship, and in addition we have all the privacy violations, tracking and security issues.
I’m leaving most platforms effective immediately; I’ll leave the accounts online for now but will not be monitoring, posting or commenting. Do not contact me there and do not expect a response. I’m using a longer grace period for WhatsApp of a month or two, but have already moved to using Signal for instant messaging; WhatsApp cannot be trusted anymore.
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Censorship, shadow banning, deboosting and deplatforming are hot topics these days on the Internet, especially when it concerns the major social media platforms. I’ve blogged about this often in the last few months, and this time I want to detail one of my recent experiences on Reddit so that others can learn from it. Read more ⟶
One of the things that I’ve realized and have been thinking about often in the last few weeks is how rich and successful I am. And I don’t mean this in the way that most people understand these terms, which is usually in the financial sense, because I don’t care about being rich and successful in that way. In fact, I’ve written before about the fact that I never want to get rich in that sense. Read more ⟶
Right now I’m working on an extender for QuantumGate that demonstrates how to do video and audio communications, comparable to video and audio calls via WhatsApp and Skype. With this extender I want to test QuantumGate’s performance with real-time communications as well as provide other programmers with another example of how to build an extender for QuantumGate. Currently there’s already an example extender included in the project’s source code that demonstrates chat- and file transfer functionality. Once this new extender is finished, it should be relatively easy for someone to learn from these examples and use them to build a WhatsApp- or Skype like application running on top of QuantumGate. There are still many things on my to-do list for QuantumGate, but currently, having some more examples demonstrating how to use it has high priority.