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Welcome to t3h c0d3 pr0j3ktz!!!1

Are you ready to hack the planet?
1. An almost insatiable curiosity.
2. Love to break things.
3. Have a heart of gold.
4. Paranoid af.
*just a guess, I never hacked anything in my life, tbh.

No one rules, if no one obeys.
Love everyone. Trust no one.

holodeck: a text-based game where the world is created by the players.
[ Status: BETA ]

This is an exploration game, where your only interaction with the game is navigating through the world, looking at things, and describing things in the world. It is a world we explore and experience together, while wandering around adding more detail to the world as well as creating new areas to explore and add more detail to...

It's like walking through a storybook written by all the players. It isn't a multi-user dungeon, because the players cannot interact with each other directly, but they are building and inhabiting the same world. During gameplay, however, it's experienced as just you by yourself wandering and exploring a world that was collectively created by the collective imagination of the townies!

The commands are just look to look at the room, or look at things in the room; describe to describe things in the room that haven't been defined, yet; and go to move from one room to another. Anything that has already been described could theoretically be used as a gateway to a new room. And if you're the first one to enter a room, you have to describe the room yourself.

The last, most abstract detail, is that you can drop pin to drop a pin at the location of one of the rooms to refer to later. The only reason to do this is to link back to that room later. For instance, if you know you want to link another room back to this room, use drop pin, then use go to navigate to where you want to link back from, then when you use go to travel to a room that doesn't exist, yet, you can just type pin instead of typing a whole new room description, and then that gateway will link back to the room where you dropped a pin.
(Only one pin at a time).

Think of it as a text-based Myst where the world is co-created on the fly.

Available to play on the server for townies at /home/ne1/bin/holodeck

Download: holodeck

(If you're from out of town, but want to explore the holodeck world our town is creating, you're free to download our database file. The world is never complete, of course, but this links to a snapshot of our holodeck world 'so far', and is updated regularly. Check it out: holodeckdb) [Last updated: unknown]

Git Repo:

For the townies, the git repo is at /home/ne1/code/holodeck/ and for everyone else... I'm still setting up a GitHub account.

Known Issues:

If you try to drop pin in a room, and then try to "go somewhere" from that room and just type pin to redirect back to the same room you're coming from, it won't work. It won't break, or even throw an error, but that gateway will remain undefined and will still ask the next person who tries to "go" there what the room description should be.

notecrypt: a command line tool for searching through encrypted notes.
notecrypt interprets the password to your encrypted file without printing even one "*" to your terminal. It then decrypts the file to memory to allow you to search through it using search terms. This allows you to navigate your file quickly, and hides everything that isn't relevant, so that you don't get overwhelmed.

This tool is especially useful for navigating your encrypted notes file if you use hashtags or some similar labeling system to organize your notes. The search results are separated by two newline characters in a row, so each chunk of notes can be a full paragraph as long as it is contiguous.

Remember, notecrypt DOES NOT allow you to edit your file. It is only for searching through and navigating the file. It is made to work with vim -x as a method of editing the encrypted file, but I think it will work with a whole spectrum of different encrypted file typess because that whole file-decoding part of the code was lifted from some better programmer than myself. ;D Opensource, as it were..

Download: notecrypt

eel: a minimal micro-blog utility, sharing thoughts one line at a time.
eel is a super minimalistic micro-blogging utility inspired by feels, thus the truncated name "eel".

eel records one-line entries listed with the username of whoever posted it, and all posts are recorded in chronological order.

Use eel news to list the global newsfeed of all the eels; use eel add to add an entry; use eel user to browse a certain users eels (including your own); and you can use eel users to list all the usernames of people who have posted eels. Or just start at the beginning with eel --help

Available for use by townies at /home/ne1/bin/eel

To host your own instance, download: eel

If if it doesn't work, townies can tell me what happened at ne1 -at- tilde -dot- town. If you're from out-of-town you can tell me what happened at ne1 -at- tutanota -dot- com.

(there is undocumented functionality for anonymous posts, as well, inspired by bbj. eel psst posts a one-liner without posting the username along with it, and eel anon lists only posts without usernames attached.)

What is #TYLER? Web 3.0?

[ Status: Under construction!!! This is only a rough draft. ]

"TYLER is a massively distributed and decentralized wikipedia-style peer-to-peer cipher-space structure impregnable to censorship."

According to some sources, TYLER was out of beta-testing by November 5th, 2012.

Sources also say:
"TYLER will gather an unprecedented number of the best hackers and coders ever to develop it's structure from scratch, from the lessons learned from the Freenet, TOR, GNU net, e-Mule, Bit Torrent, I2P, Tribler and related projects."

The idea, then, was that people from all over the world could upload all evidence of wrong-doing and corruption to TYLER from the 12th of December 2012 until the 21st of December 2012 to usher in a new age.

Code #TYLER (video)

Unfortunately, all evidence points to this video campaign to code TYLER being created by people who were artists and propagandists first, and knew very little about coding/programming. For such an impenetrable and unprecedented decentralized encrypted cipher-space structure to be created in such a short amount of time - especially if it is supposed to be created from scratch - was simply an impossible task. However, the dream was not lost, and work in that field has continued ever since.

Although TYLER has not yet culminated into it's final form, there are many projects which have been created in the meantime, which could be considered the stepping stones to creating TYLER. Or, interpretted another way, TYLER is the totality of all these things and how we use them. Below I have listed some of the programming projects which have been created in that general spirit of a decentralized internet impregnable to censorship that I would say are created in the spirit of TYLER.

mastadon: a twitter that is decentralized albeit "federated".
This is great work done in the field of decentralizing the Internet. It isn't encrypted and all that, and it includes persistent usernames, but it is a great way of undermining the growing power of mainstream social media platforms.

openbook: a twitter that requires no usernames.

Status: The only p0rtal I'm aware of was openbook.eu5.org which recently went down... I am considering trying to start my own. Maybe a town specific one!?

The idea behind this one was similar to mastadon, except the only persistence across instances is whatever posts the users decide are worth saving and re-posting on other instances. Similar to mastadon, the idea would be that many copies of openbook are running at the same time. People can spend the most time on whichever p0rtal they want, but they are all "united as one, divided by zero" and whoever runs their own instance of openbook would link to all their favorite other openbook p0rtals at the tippy top of their own instance. So they are all connected, but only very loosely.

The biggest feature of openbook is that there are NO usernames. So there are no persistent identities, avoiding much drama. Also, unlike mastadon, although it uses hashtags, there is no automated federation across multiple p0rtals. So each instance of openbook could theoretically have it's own culture, it's own hashtags... (all of which are listed on the search page btw.)


p0rtals: Search "#keepthep0rtalsopen" across all websites.

SecureDrop: a way to anonymously deposit some truth.
This allows anyone to submit a story anonymously and expose corruption without getting caught.