Hackers

What do you understand when you hear the word hack? Scary people? Nerds in hoodies who live in shady places? Mashing fancy green text into terminals? Thanks to movies, the attention economy & large scale coverage by the media - hacking in the modern sense means security breaking. Often heard in catchy phrases like. ‘Keep your data safe from hackers’ ‘Hackers breach confidential - Government documents’ ‘Hacking? Isn’t that illegal?...

How I Got my Username

It all started from Scratch. Pun intended! The humble beginnings of scratch.mit.edu my first social network! 2016 - 5 years ago I decided to sign up for a scratch account to share the programs I made locally using ‘Scratch 2.0’ iirc - an Adobe AIR app built in flash in those days. I recall the easy - drag and drop interface to build programs with jittery animations and SVG sprites. Sometimes lengthy codeblocks would crash my computer and the JavaScript engine in Chrome (while working with cloud variables) on a 2 Megabytes/s internet plan....

How I do my computing on GNU/Linux

Whaat? you use Linux? aRe yOu sOme hAcKeR? No, that’s not how I perceive it. People & the media - have confused us with the term hacker. I mean hacking as in a hacksmith someone who is playfully clever. Tinkering stuff, not just computers, hacking as in life-hacks, not breaching security as such, they too are hackers but not the only ones :0 A musician has total control over their guitar, an artist over the paintbrush 🖌 me & (hopefully) you over our computers The flexible/tinker-able nature of GNU+Linux is one of the reasons I use this over Windows, iOS or MacOS....