1. A 500 Startups Model for the Art World

    Thousands of unrecognized artists work late nights and weekends in their studios, basements and dorm rooms pursuing their creative calling. They will burn through their personal finances in this endeavor and tap their friends and family to be patrons or first time buyers. They will network at galleries and other artist events in the hope of getting noticed, getting a group or a solo show (getting their "product launch"). The "grind" of an artist is very similar to that of a startup entrepreneur.

    Few will be successful, and most will ... Read More

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  2. Copyrighting Art into Obscurity

    Some of the world's greatest artists are censored online because of copyright law. The artists and their works are being copyrighted into obscurity.

    I was searching for some images of one of my favorite artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and via Google image search stumbled across wikipaintings.org Yet, when I clicked through to the actual site I was greeted by blocked images ... Read More

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  3. Crack WiFi Passwords with aircrack

    Cracked my first wireless network today. A friend I made at a phone unlocking shop here in Kono district had a NetGear router he "found" and he couldn't reset the password to use it. I wanted to try to see if I could get into it myself before just restoring it to factory defaults. A few hours later with aircrack and its docs, I got as far as starting a brute-force attack on the router with a huge dictionary word list. Having made it far enough to just let it sit for the next 24 hours and crack, I decided to ... Read More

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  4. Crossword Scraper

    While abroad we couldn't find a New York Times anywhere in order to grab the crossword. After a few months we finally caved in to the $7 a month subscription for access to the NYTimes Crossword archive of over 5,000 puzzles. It is ridiculous that this subscription is separate of their other digital subscription pricing, but unfortunately they hold the keys to the puzzles.


    Now that we are back, I don't need this subscription ... Read More

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Started writing one year ago, the day after heading out to travel around the world for a year without a cause.
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