Cypherpunk Cogitations
Jameson Lopp's thoughts on Bitcoin, Privacy, and Freedom.

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Feb
04
How to Protect Your Home Network with a Gigabit VPN

How to Protect Your Home Network with a Gigabit VPN

A guide for protecting all devices on your home network with a fast self hosted VPN.
24 min read
Jan
14
Open Source Transcription Software Comparisons

Open Source Transcription Software Comparisons

A comparison of several AI based transcription engines with regard to accuracy and performance.
9 min read
Jan
01
Bitcoin 2022 Annual Review

Bitcoin 2022 Annual Review

Comprehensive coverage of metrics across a number of different verticals in the Bitcoin ecosystem to gauge performance in 2022.
16 min read
Dec
16
2022 Bitcoin Node Performance Tests

2022 Bitcoin Node Performance Tests

Testing full validation syncing performance of 9 Bitcoin node implementations.
9 min read
Dec
10
How to Archive & Transcribe YouTube Videos in Bulk

How to Archive & Transcribe YouTube Videos in Bulk

A step-by-step guide for leveraging tools to download and transcribe videos in bulk with just a few commands.
7 min read
Nov
04
The Death of Decentralized Email

The Death of Decentralized Email

A historical review of the multi-decade centralization and capture of the email protocol.
16 min read
Sep
30
OpenAI Whisper Transcription Testing

OpenAI Whisper Transcription Testing

Accuracy and performance testing of OpenAI's transcription software.
6 min read
Sep
16
Was Satoshi a Greedy Miner?

Was Satoshi a Greedy Miner?

Technical analysis of mining behavior exhibited by an entity that is plausibly Satoshi Nakamoto.
16 min read
Aug
27
Metal Bitcoin Seed Storage Stress Test (round VI)

Metal Bitcoin Seed Storage Stress Test (round VI)

The results of stress testing 22 new metal devices for storing seed phrase backups.
22 min read
Aug
13
A Treatise on Bitcoin Seed Backup Device Design

A Treatise on Bitcoin Seed Backup Device Design

Lessons learned from stress testing dozens of seed phrase backup devices.
11 min read