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Hello friend,

My name is megabyteGhost, or just Ghost, or just G66, or even just G (lowercase is also fine).

You should folow this account if you like:

  • Hacking the planet
  • Industrial, electronic, and/or rock music
  • Independent video game development
  • Social Engineering
  • Open Source Intelligence
  • Digital Sovereignity
  • Smol computing
  • Homebrew computing
  • Other types of digital art

As you can see, I am a person of many hobbies and interests.

Pronouns: whatever, but I’m mostly used to he/him. I mostly present as cis male.

I’ve been referred to as a “cyberpunk monk” which I am honored to be called, but I’m certainly not disciplined in ANYTHING to be considered a monk.

By day I work as a copywriter.

At night I goof around in my many hobbies.

I’m working on starting a publishing company called Approaching Utopia.

I make music under various names, published by Approaching Utopia.

I also write under various names, also published by Approaching Utopia.

I was published in the 2600 in Fall of 2016.

I have 2 badges that I’m pretty sure actually mean nothing:

  1. OSINT Investigations: People (
  2. OSINT in the 6ix (

My tutorials have been recommended by both Security Blue Team and The Cyber Mentor.

Hope you follow and say Hi!

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‘Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind,’ - Bertrand Russell

"My summer job as a teenager was taking care of plants at a nursery.

A hot summer day spent pruning roses isn't pleasant—there's a lot of sweat and blood involved. But there's a very real sense of accomplishment when you're done. You turn around and see the hundreds of plants you just cleaned up, and you know without a doubt that you've done something. It's a tangible sense of progress.

Humanity, I believe, is wired to crave that kind of accomplishment. Desk jobs don't deliver it. "

Hey my friend Seamus has been missing for a month now…doing my best to him but haven’t found anything. Any help is appreciated.

I'm the guy on the forum who replies to every vague question with "Can you please give us more specifics so that we can help you better?"

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”

― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

10 + years of trying to figure this bullshit out and I assure you: this is the easiest way for someone to hit the plate running who wants to get building shit fast.

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This take is gonna piss some people off but I’ve been thinking A LOT about it and I’m gonna say if u mad it’s because you’re coming from the curse of knowledge.

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I’m thinking the most accessible web dev stack for a complete beginner is:

HTML, CSS, JS, PHP (and whatever sql thing…mySQL or the MariaDB one probably).

The reason why: all of the standard shared hosts are LAMP stack out the gate + it doesn’t force newbies to have to learn Linux servers.

I’ve spent the last 10 years jumping from language to language trying to learn and I get stuck on EVERYTHING else because anything MEAN/MERN etc etc etc require you to “spin up a Linux server on Heroku or DigitalOcean or Azure or AWS or…”

If you have standard shared hosting on A2 (my preferred) or HostGator or any of those other ones that complete newbs almost always start with…

You can immediately be up and running with the latest HTML, CSS, JS, PHP, and MySQL.

WTF am I supposed to do with this??

Everything says sand down the wood before putting on the finish but the wood our contractor built this with is HEAVILY uneven like this.

HUGE divots and other marks.

Looks like he bought the discounted wood.

Can’t believe how many thousands of dollars I paid for this bullshit. I’m so pissed off and tired.

I also had to rip out a bunch of pointless staples and screws that were halfway in for no apparent reason.

We're at a point that it's easy enough to make money online using free tools and someone else's product, that there's no reason to work a $7.25/hr job in fast food, or retail, or hauling bricks, whatever.

And more people are wising up to this.

“The Digital Declutter Process

Put aside a thirty-day period during which you will take a break from optional technologies in your life.

During this thirty-day break, explore and rediscover activities and behaviors that you find satisfying and meaningful.

At the end of the break, reintroduce optional technologies into your life, starting from a blank slate. For each technology you reintroduce, determine what value it serves in your life and how specifically you will use it so as to maximize this value.”

Excerpt From
Digital Minimalism
Cal Newport


Alive or Just Breathing by Killswitch Engage

Perseverance by Hatebreed.

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I fkn love metalcore bands w/ positive and/or motivating lyrics.

(early) Killswitch Engage (yeah named after the X-Files episode by William Gibson)
Hatebreed (name might catch you by surprise but they are totally motivational)

What tool(s) would you recommend to a non-techie (like my mom) to get her to subscribe to RSS instead of email newsletters?

I'm not a part of the problem.

I am the problem.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.