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Unlimited Free International Calls to the United States

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How to get Google Voice and make free phone calls to the US from anywhere.
Back in 2011 I explained how I was able to make unlimited free international calls to the USA while traveling abroad. That was back when Android was on version 2.2. Since then a lot has changed. But one thing that has remained constant is the use of Google Voice to get free stuff. In this post I will explain how anyone, anywhere in the world, can use Google Voice to make unlimited free international calls to the United States of America.

Install Extensions Ungoogled Chromium

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Bypassing Google to install Chrome Extensions ripped from the Web Store.

I recently started using Ungoogled Chromium on Invisible Arch Linux after looking for alternatives to Firefox. After a couple weeks of use I can say Ungoogled Chromium is a great browser and it’s become my goto alternative to GNU IceCat on Linux when not using Tor Browser. The only downside I found is that you need to jump through a few hoops to install Chrome Extensions.

But it’s not that much work to get extensions running in Ungoogled Chromium. And you don’t even need a Google account. Let me show you how.

Play Ultima Underworld on Arch Linux

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Everything you need to play Ultima Underworld II on Arch Linux or Manjaro.

The last time I played my favorite computer game was almost 5 years ago now back in 2015. After recenty creating textfiles.bit I went abandonia.com and was saddened to see they started charging to download Ultima Underworld.

That’s okay though as I found a different site which still had a free copy. In case I don’t find the site again I’ve enclosed the game archive with this post. And the following are instructions on how to play it on Linux.

textfiles.bit

Neoclassic port of the well-regarded textfile archive site textfiles.com. Now with 57,000+ never-before-seen textfile preview pages.

:: Hugo / Shell / HTML / CSS / JavaScript

The textfiles.bit website is an ambitious port of Jason Scott’s textfiles.com website to After Dark. The dot-bit site includes a number of unique features not available on any existing mirror.

textfiles.bit

Securely Access 08chan on ZeroNet

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How to use Tor and WireGuard to access ZeroNet without revealing your IP.

Daily Beast reports 8Chan refugees are leaving DARPANet, commonly known as “the Web”, for a new home on ZeroNet and doxxing their IPs in the process.

Getting on the ZeroNet can be done more discretely, however, and it’s not hard if you’re running Linux – even if running Linux on a MacBook Pro:

Burying Firefox's White Tab of Death

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How to change the Firefox New Tab page for suitable display in low-light.

I don’t know about you but I really like dark interfaces. Dark interfaces use less battery on AMOLED screens, reduce eye strain at night, and help protect you from shoulder surfers and nosy bar flies. Plus they just look good.

Which is why I was a bit miffed after installing ghacks-user.js to lock-down security in Firefox Quantum. I finished setup right before bed, opened the browser and – WHAM – my entire room illuminated with New Tab page:

Surfing the Uncensorable Web

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Testing the waters of ZeroNet to enjoy a Web without information gatekeepers.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you already know the guy behind WikiLeaks, who was living at an Ecuadorian embassy in London, was recently arrested and now facing extradition to the United States – the country I’m originally from – and the country which forces tax payers to fund the second-largest stockpile of nuclear weaponry ever created.

But perhaps you didn’t know that WikiLeaks was at one point hosted by Amazon. Yep, right up until political pressure caused them to take it down. Afterall, nothing says freedom like a fear of misbehavior in a country with the highest incarceration rate in the entire world. I suppose Julian Assange’s situation could be worse… Maybe, had he also been practicing Falun Gong in China. But I digress. And there’s no telling what’s going to happen.

Blocking MinerBlock

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How to cloak your Webminer from the MinerBlock browser extension.

MinerBlock is a browser extension which alters the content of a webpage in an attempt to prevent a handful of crypto miners from running.

To function MinerBlock must be installed and left running in the browser while a user surfs and it must be trusted even though extensions can get you hacked.

Lovarindo Rentals

Jekyll website, Ruby plug-in development, admin dashboard, version control.

User friendly website and administrative portal for small rentals and tour company. Origin of the Jekyll Money gem. Allows staff to add and edit products, services, prices and promotions from an intuitive online dashboard.

React Native Webpack Starter Kit

Build your React Native app with Webpack and Babel.

:: Docker / Webpack / React Native / ES6 / Xcode

Starter Kit developed to add a Webpack asset pipeline to early versions of React Native gaining more than 888 stargazers before I decided to self-host my source.

Streamlines the development workflow of early versions of React Native, making it possible to develop applications cross-platform (unsupported at the time).