Planting Trees with Good Habits and Bad Code

My brain, as anyone who knows me well can attest, is prone to inspiration and, consequently, distraction. This means that, in order to get things done, I rely on external aides to assist me in breaking tasks down, following through on each step, and delivering the final thing. This is not unusual among STEAMy folks, therefore systems like Kanban boards have become popular in the tech industry (and would probably be helpful if adopted by other STEM).

Lucid Dreaming - Worth Practicing Even for the Partial Successes

We spend a third or so of our lives in a mysterious torpid state, an understudied thing called ‘sleep’ which appears essential to good health and wellbeing. And we spend a sizeable portion of that time in a vivid delerium we call ‘dreaming’. Yet, for most of us, this time is forgotten and unplumbed except as remembered nightmares or indistinct impressions throughout the following day. I always wished that I could do better and remember my dreams more clearly, and it's a short hop from there to learning about the phenomenon of Lucid Dreaming.

Deadlock: Dead simple encryption

Update: In addition to implementing miniLock in Python (below), I have since also implemented it in Go, the library and tool for which can be found in the go-minilock repository. It's been over a year! I have written the occasional blogpost on in that time, but even that blog suffers. If I'm honest, and to provide flavour for the rest of this article, every time I was sitting at my keyboard and might otherwise have been motivated to write a post on something, I wrote programs instead.

Cork USB Dead Drops - Coming Soon from Nexus Cork

(This post is cross-posted from the Nexus Cork blog, where I just posted it) Update: Changed Bitcoin address to a modern one I haven't lost! Hey all, Cathal here. I've got a project in the pipeline that I'd like to shout about while it brews. You may have heard about Dead Drops: Worldwide, governments and corporations are warring against the freedom and enlightenment that universal net access is bringing us. If they have their way, then scarcely a decade after the first net-native generation emerged, the internet will be crippled and controlled by the people who stand to lose the most from true, informed democracy.