Why I Share my Music Online – for Free

I am not only an artist, but also a nerd – and at some point in my life I stumbled into programming & Open Source culture.

Open Source has deeply influenced das_synthikat – our music is truly cyberpunk, talking about life and power relations in the digital age. And it is for free, released under a Creative Commons license, just as my solo album. This means it belongs to you, you can legally listen to it, share it, and even remix it. For free. Continue reading “Why I Share my Music Online – for Free”

How to Fix Inconsistencies in Encrypted Xubuntu Partitions – or Rescue Data

Every few weeks, the file system of Phant’s laptop gets corrupted. How do you fix a corrupt file system?

Every few weeks, the file system of Phant’s laptop gets corrupted. Maybe at some point it won’t be fixable anymore, but these steps always worked (for now).

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Autocrypt: How to Allow Automated Encryption in Thunderbird Enigmail

Many Enigmail users have turned off automated email encryption by default. What does this mean and how can you change it?

Enigmail is a Thunderbird-Add-On for mail encryption with OpenPGP – if you read this article, you probably already use it. Enigmail supports the Autocrypt standard since version 2.0.

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How to Host ownCloud – While Staying Anonymous Through Tor

Imagine you could download civil rights, when the state doesn’t guarantee them. In some states, you risk your life when you don’t stay anonymous. This blogpost shows how you can host ownCloud with Tor and Tails.

The struggle for democracy and civil rights is not always easy – and it certainly needs technology to succeed. Open Source software like Tor is an important tool for activists all over the world; if you can’t trust your government, you need at least software which you can trust.

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Delicious Vegan Wraps Recipe

The great thing about this recipe: you can leave out any of the ingredients and it will still taste great. Even the wraps.

The meal I just cooked seems to me like one of the best things I ever ate. So I will write it down, for later reference or if some of you love wraps, too. The great thing about this recipe: you can leave out any of the ingredients and it will still taste great. Even the wraps.

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