Welcome ⑃⑂ Hack Cabin

Protect your digital identity. Hack your way to better privacy online.

I’m no Steve Wozniak but, like many others, I carry a healthy distrust of computers. After the massive Equifax breach affecting the privacy of 145.5M Americans and following by the “hugely problematic” Edgar data hack affecting major stock exchanges p@raNoiA levels globally have hit a new plateau—we’re talking Machu Picchu levels.

Don't buy Bitcoin, Volcano Boy! Make it spew out with these 11 easy hacks.

Jamie Dimon may believe Bitcoin’s ‘a fraud’ but I know a few CoinSheet enthusiasts who would beg to disagree. If you’re like me you might not be able to afford to buy Bitcoin. And no Bitcoin, no LaMbO… Not to worry though! I’m going to lay down 11 simple hacks to earn free bitcoin without breaking open the piggy bank.

Bitcoin's next hard fork is right around the corner, and value is increasing rapidly. Do these things right now to achieve death-defying performance. Don't miss out!

Anyone who invested in Bitcoin right before the Segwit fork and held it for three months has almost tripled their money by now—even with the interim correction.

UPDATE: New 99bitcoins.com article titled Bitcoin Gold Hard Fork Explained.

As the #BitcoinGold hard fork and Segwit2x hard fork approach the value of Bitcoin is lifting fast. Here’s how you can take advantage of the coming forks.

Vanish into the Night. And take Jamie's lunch with you.

Next week is my 1-year cryptoversary. I made my entrance into ₿ almost one year ago to the day. This time last year BTC was floating levitating just a hair below US$640 with no help whatsoever from Jamie Dimon. queue sarcasm

How to bootstrap a new blog and land marketing partners along the way.

In Initial Commit I explain why I created Hack Cabin. And though I’ve been blogging for over 8 years I’ve never been serious about monetizing any of my blogs—until I left my six-figure job to Become a Digital Nomad in Bali. Rather than cramming ads into this site I’ve chosen to keep Hack Cabin ad-free, focusing on monetize using affiliate marketing instead.

With little content to show for itself at the outset. As a result of being new and not having much content, some initial challenges have arisen attempting to monetize it:

  • Gaining organic traffic requires good content
  • Affiliate marketing partners can really suck

Let’s briefly discuss each of these challenges and how to deal with them. At the end I’ll summarize what this all means to new publishers trying to land affiliate marketing partners early in a website’s life.

Everything you need to know to become a Digital Nomad in Bali.

If you live in a First World country chances are you’ve become a wage slave like I was before quitting a six-figure job to gain my independence. Or maybe you’ve already started freelancing and want to become a better freelancer. Whatever your reasons, becoming a Digital Nomad in Bali is not as difficult as you may think. But it takes preparation.

In this guide I will share valuable information and resources to help you decide if Bali is right for you, describe various move considerations, explain how to actually make the move and show you what’s necessary to get settled in.

Connecting devices like the RPi or Apple TV to public networks requiring browser-based auth can be a drag. But that shouldn't stop you from hacking your way in. Find out how.

Imagine your sitting at a coworking cafe in Bali after your last gadget run to Sim Lim Square—where you picked up a Wi-Fi camera to protect your cryptocurrency mining rig.

You unbox your new toy only to realize you can’t connect it because the cafe you’re sitting at is using a web-based login form and your device doesn’t have a browser.

Gah! What to do… Shell into the device and use wget or curl? Fuggetaboutit.

You reach into your Tortuga carry-on bag, pull out your laptop and do the only sensible thing you can think of—spoof the device’s MAC address.

Here’s how to easily spoof the MAC address of an IoT device using macOS.

Turn the tables. Use guile and cunning to attract beautiful women online.

A friend once told me dating is a numbers game. Like myself, he was divorced. And we had both signed up for dating services several years ago.

We took different approaches to dating. My friend took a more conventional approach and joined a paid service, whereas I started using OKCupid.

Over the last few years I’ve used OKC to read hundreds-upon-hundreds of online dating profiles, surrendered dozens of hours chatting and seized the opportunity to go on some thrilling dates (and some chilling ones too).

To improve my chances I read research articles about exactly what to say in a first message – how words like “zombie” and “pretty” improve response rates from women. But what follows is nothing like that.

Dimon trash-talks cryptos again. Only this time he's in for a big surprise…

Now I don’t know about you, but when Jamie Dimon came out earlier this month and said “[Bitcoin] is worse than tulip bulbs”—an unequivocal reference to Tulpenwindhandel of the seventeenth century—I didn’t think much of it. Why? Because he also validated Chris Dixon’s belief bitcoin will lift to as much as US$100,000 during the interview.

When Jamie doubled down on trashing bitcoin the very next day with the same rhetoric I gleefully submitted him to the Bitcoin Obituaries with the rest of the naysayers. And let’s be honest, there are plenty of people smarter than Jamie that’ve been wrong about the world’s first successful private currency. So why would anyone listen to a dotard like Dimon?

Did you know mining Bitcoin isn't nearly as lucrative as altcoins? True story. Learn how to mine altcoins using nothing but spare computer resources.

I’m no Pliny the Elder but I’m here to tell you there’s a gold rush occurring in the cryptocurrency mining space. Whether you’ve just overcome your Bitcoin investing fears or already hold tokens in some wild new Initial Coin Offering you too can mine cryptocurrency for fun and profit. Here’s how…

Instant transactions. Zero fees. Spend your coins anywhere VISA is accepted.

Bitcoin saw a 355% return during the first 8 months of 2017. And some believe it may be worth as much as 500,000 per coin by 2030. But hanging onto your bitcoin doesn’t do you much good if you HODL it forever.

So what’s the best way to convert bitcoin into cash? Well, you could transfer it between wallets in exchange for cash on the spot. Or you could spend time trying to find a bitcoin ATM. But why go through the hassle?

If you need an easy way to spend some of your bitcoin without paying any fees what are you going to do? Well, the answer is pretty easy—get yourself a BitPay VISA card and spend without paying fees.