Category: Free Software

Trusted Third Party Hardware

From the point of view of the Bitcoin white paper, trusted platform modules, programmable secure elements, and secure enclaves are all examples of the presence of trusted third parties. They are “Treacherous Computing” hardware that someone other than you ultimately

Neterarti – Net Art Social Networking Freedom

(Image via Marc Garrett) Neterarti is Furtherfield‘s new social network for net artists based on the GNU social Free Software social network system. If you’re familiar with Twitter it’s very similar, and it’s easy to access via the web

Minara 0.4.0

I’ve been making the regular (accidentally) six-yearly update to Minara, my vector graphics program. The new version switches from GLUT to Gtk for the windowing system, from GLU to Cairo for the renderer, and from C to pure Scheme for

“Art Is” Wordcloud (Streaming Aesthetics)

Words used after the phrase “art is” on Twitter (minus some stopwords). Processing code in the streaming-aesthetics repository.


We can use NLTK’s support for WordNet to help generate and classify text. from nltk.corpus import wordnet as wn from nltk.corpus import sentiwordnet as swn def make_synset(word, category=’n’, number=’01’): “””Conveniently make a synset””” number = int(number) return wn.synset(‘%s.%s.%02i’ % (word,

The People’s Platform

“The People’s Platform” (TPP) is a frustrating read. An anti-techno-utopian critique of the economics and politics of culture on the Internet, it contains much interesting research and some useful ideas but is hamstrung by a year zero activism approach to


ace is a command-line development environment for Ethereum contracts. It’s designed to simplify writing and testing contracts. The initial (alpha!) version supports Serpent contracts and local testing using pyethereum. You can get it here: For an Emacs mode for

serpent-mode for Emacs

serpent-mode is a GNU Emacs major mode for editing and compiling Serpent code. Serpent is a Python-inspired language for writing smart contracts that compile to Ethereum Virtual Machine bytecode. It adds syntax highlighting and indentation for Serpent code, and allows files to be

Ethereum Contract Free Software Licensing

Here’s a simple example of a contract that is licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License: LICENSE = [“Copyright 2014 Rob Myers”, “Licensed GNU AGPL V3+”] SOURCE = [“https:\/\/\/robmyers\/”, “artworld-ethereum/”] // Make sure we have enough gas to run

Surgical Strike – A Glitch And A Result

F-117 Nighthawk Model by TheVNPrinter (CC-BY-SA).