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From the 2017 titsbare vault, fotos de Melisa

October 19, 2020 — shinohai

These are some of the extra pics I had taken of Melissa circa 2017 when castle titsbare/tmsr was still a thing. I found the entire set of 60 pictures on a sd card tucked away in the pogoplug. At Ms. Titsbare's insistence, I repost a sample of them here for your viewing pleasure.

Ms. Titsbare still likes Bitcoin, and welcomes tips to 1tits2qwPKWRVwAtR7EbsUyvZmLwmJ3yF

Tags: New, Bitcoin, Photos

A mirror of

October 16, 2020 — shinohai

A recent outage of the Bitcoin foundation website made me think it might be a good idea to mirror the contents in the event another outage occurs due to unforeseen circumstances or cosmic rays". The complete site mirror will reside at and every effort will be made to keep it regularly updated. Enjoy!

Tags: News, Bitcoin

More than sixty Coinbase employees exit after apolitics rule takes effect

October 11, 2020 — shinohai

Conbase CEO Brian Armstrong (WoT:nonperson) has said that more than 60 employees (~5%) accepted the "company's" severance package that was proffered in a recent announcement the exchange made to remain neutral regarding political affairs in the USSA. The controversial move by Coinbase produced the usual SJW outrage across their preferred platforms of Reddit and "Hacker News", with much weeping and gnashing of teeth occurring over their lost ability to spread Marxism further in the workplace. The disenfranchised employees will likely seek employment in more SJW friendly environs like Shithub, where they are free to focus on "things that excite them" like removing racially charged language from computer programs and embedding more equality into silicon. (archived)

Tags: News, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Lulz

Don't call me

October 02, 2020 — shinohai

When I left tmsr early in 2018, I had the idea that I would poke about in the sewers and hang out my plaque as a freelance "core" cryptocurrency developer. I thought it would at least be a fun way to sharpen my skills and understanding of the "ecosystem" in general, but two years on into the fray I'm not certain I really like what I see.

The above-mentioned ecosystem is full of people who want you to spend hours of your time polishing turds for little or no money. Lane Rettig, a mETHereum dev, hit the nail on the head about what one should expect as a "core" dev for any cryptocurrency:

You’re building extremely low-level infrastructure that the average person will never notice nor understand .... The pay kinda sucks, other people will get rich and famous on the back of your work, you likely won’t receive any credit, and you kind of have to be okay with that.

I'm decidedly not ok with that. I'm tired of watching retards throw insane amounts of Bitcoin at "exchange listings" and javascript developers who write webshit and get paid 10x the amount a "core developer" is expected to accept. I'm tired of building toolchains for obscure machines - which can take hours on it's own - then spend days afterwards getting shitty code I inherited to build in a halfway sane manner. I'm tired of being available 100% of the time to answer questions and walk people through technical things, most of the time without even a simple thank you or a courtesy bitcent for my trouble. I'm also tired of watching myself give people microscopes to hammer nails with. The list could go on all night.

In short, I've had about enough of the "cryptocurrency community" and am seriously considering just sitting back and watching the whole thing burn. And make no mistake - fires will break out and when they do perhaps there is a monkey out there willing to work for peanuts or nothing at all.

Whatever the case, don't call me. </rant>

Tags: News, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Lulz

The caek is a lie

August 22, 2020 — shinohai

IRC log review

A few interesting and not-so-interesting things in freenode irc.

Still nothing of substance out of #o, low signal.

#o alumni whaack (WoT:whaack) is still working on his trb node however, and according to watchglass is at block height 448752.

btcinfobot caused me to walk away in disgust this past week and instead spend the day fishing. After a refreshing day at the river it is now back online and, freenode weather permitting, will remain there for testing. ircbot and logbot are stable, but quest for lispbot command interpreter vpatch continues.

Meanwhile, in #asciilifeform mats (WoT:mats) proffers original fg units for the low price of $100 in Bitcoin.

ave1 (WoT:ave1) officially goes mia as goes dark.

trinque (WoT:trinque) continues quest to get vgenesis of linux before it becomes too cancerous.

Otherwise, it's a rainy afternoon in castle shinohai and the caek is a lie.

Tags: News, Bitcoin

Deedbot Web of Trust updates - Summer 2020

June 26, 2020 — shinohai

I finally got around to tidying up my WOT on deedbot, so this page will serve as any easy reference of persons I have rated in my WoT. It is an exact mirror of the ratings table found on deedbot here.

Ratings Received
Rating From Timestamp Note
5 spyked 2020-05-26 02:05:28 botworks; qntra; shitcoins
3 BingoBoingo 2016-12-11 03:12:34 Regular Qntra Contributor and TRB-ist
3 asciilifeform 2018-01-24 11:01:20 heathendom newsdesk; pogotronics, trb, FG experimenter
2 billymg 2020-04-26 10:04:36 longstanding #trilema member from before my time. former qntra contributor with a good sense of humor. writes at
2 danielpbarron 2017-01-23 10:01:50 Puts in the work
2 hanbot 2016-12-24 11:12:23 Avid task tackler.
2 mod6 2015-07-03 03:07:00 Very responsive and helpful testing of TRB & V.
2 pete_dushenski 2016-06-29 10:06:34 trb tester+navigator
1 ag3nt_zer0 2015-07-10 10:07:25 great assist to newb
1 diana_coman 2016-09-03 10:09:37 Held many euloran noob hands.
1 mats 2016-02-14 05:02:09 The Real Bitcoin tester, #b-a regular
1 mircea_popescu 2018-07-18 12:07:20 he used to be a bigshot.
1 whaack 2017-07-19 07:07:11 qntra writer, helped me a bit with my spanish pronunciation
Ratings Sent
Rating To Timestamp Note
5 asciilifeform 2020-06-19 08:06:38 #asciilifeform Writes at: ffa, fg, too much to mention
5 spyked 2020-06-19 08:06:55 #spyked Lisp,botworks, writes at
4 BingoBoingo 2020-06-19 08:06:42 #agriculturalsupremacy Writes at: and Former Qntra editor.
2 billymg 2020-06-19 08:06:27 Writes at:
2 jurov 2020-06-19 08:06:43 #therealbitcoin Boldly continuing work of trb/thebitcoinfoundation. Writes at
2 trinque 2020-06-19 08:06:30 #trinque deedbot Writes at: operates
2 whaack 2020-06-19 09:06:50 Common Lisp, Guitarrista Writes at:
1 adlai 2020-06-19 08:06:37 Can be found in #asciilifeform. Lisper that has published useful items.
1 danielpbarron 2018-04-05 08:04:11
1 diana_coman 2020-06-19 08:06:54 Reichsführer of The Most Cvasi Republic of #ossasepia, S.MG.
1 mats 2018-04-05 08:04:10
1 verisimilitude 2020-06-19 08:06:48 Writes at:
-1 mircea_popescu 2020-06-19 08:06:37 Ozymandias, Scammed MPEX users despite his rationalizations to the contrary.

Tags: News, Bitcoin, WoT

Botworks - ircbot and logbot genesis

June 21, 2020 — shinohai

Alf has reminded me several times that it might be helpful to publish the sauce for my ircbot setup so this post is an attempt to do just that, and generally make it easier to install the bot components using V. My botworks tree uses trinque's lisp ircbot and logbot combo as the starting point.

A lot of good patches are scattered about on former republican blogs, though it seems I could get none of them to play nice with esthlos-v so a regrind was in order. For ircbot these are:

trinque's ircbot-genesis-kv.vpatch.

ben_vulpes' ircbot-multiple-channels-kv.vpatch.

whaack's ircbot-no-suicide-on-reconnect-kv.vpatch.

Assuming you already have SBCL and quicklisp, you can then use `V` to press ircbot and move the output to your local-projects directory:

v press ircbot-no-suicide-on-reconnect-kv out

mv out/ircbot ~/quicklisp/local-projects

The process is repeated to add the logbot system. While testing the regrinds I came upon a curious problem where adding ben_vulpes "logbot-multiple-channels" patch caused an error when trying to start logbot. Simply pressing the logbot genesis and running the bot is working, so I will continue to debug the issue and post results in a future botworks piece. The logbot requires that postgres be installed on your system, whaack has a good piece on how to do this on his blog, if you aren't familiar with setting that part up.

v press logbot-genesis-kv.vpatch

mv out/logbot ~/quicklisp/local-projects

With both of these components installed where ASDF can find them running the bot is as simple as firing up a REPL, adding your parameters and connecting to it according to the instructions in the "logbot/USAGE" file.


Put together a better prefixed command system, the system I am currently using works but needs quite a bit of polish before being worthy of turning into a vpatch.

Cobble together a www log reader for use with the logbot system.

Links to useful lisp botworks resources:

trinque's sources:

ben_vulpes' post on multiple channels:

spyked's botworks vpatches:

whaack's post on setting up trinque's logbot:

Tags: News, Lisp, UNIX

USSA Report: Github gets blacked and pics from inside Veganzuela

June 15, 2020 — shinohai

Here are a few interesting items occurring in the United Socialist States of America this week.

Shithub announced they will be replacing the word "Master" as the name of the default branch name which they hope will help by "removing racially-charged language"1 from the open-sores platform. Github/Microshit "developer" Johannes Schindelin was quoted in the issue comments saying he was prepared to bow to his BLMasters:

"At this point, I don't think it matters what the intention behind the word is. It incites emotional distress. So we should move away from it."

Other useless "software developers" following suit include OpenSSL, Curl, and Powershell. (archived)

The Supreme Court ruled Monday afternoon that if you have employees that cosplay furries or someone of the opposite gender that you are stuck with them for the foreseeable future, so expect offense from the masses.

The Republic of Veganzuela inside Seattle is entering it's second week, even as US President Donald Trump threatened to restore "law and order" by dismantling the area surrendered by Seattle police. A white flag was not used in the surrender so as not to incite racial tensions.

Persons armed with AR-15's helpfully collect the $10 for black people tax upon entry.

Once inside, visitors are treated to sights such as lush gardens and the luxury accommodations that dot the landscape of this idyllic socialist paradise.

A separate piece will document any further activity in and around the Veganzuelan border.