Keep a running backup of your Tumblr reblogs with Tumblr Crosspostr

I’ve just released a new major feature for Tumblr Crosspostr: “Sync posts from Tumblr.” Version 0.7 Feature: “Sync posts from Tumblr” will import posts you create on your Tumblr blog(s) into your WordPress blog, along with their metadata such as tags, post types/formats, and content sources. This is useful for creating an automatic backup of …

On the bullshit illegality of digital archiving

If you see strict DRM and copy protection that threatens the preservation of history, fight it: copy the work, keep it safe, and eventually share it so it never disappears. Some people may think ill of your archival efforts now, but they’re on the wrong side of history: no one living 500 years from now …

If you miss Tumblrize, Tumblr Crosspostr is for you.

Remember Tumblrize? If you’re looking for a WordPress to Tumblr crossposter, the new Tumblr Crosspostr WordPress plugin is for you: Tumblr Crosspostr posts to Tumblr whenever you hit the “Publish” (or “Save Draft”) button. It uses Tumblr’s simple API to keep posts in sync; when you edit your WordPress post, it updates your Tumblr post. …

WP-SeedBank plugin: a mini user’s guide

With the recent release of version 0.3 of the WordPress SeedBank plugin, and following PermacultureNews’s feature article about the WP-SeedBank plugin, I’ve been getting a lot of the same questions from people who describe themselves as not very savvy with technology but who would nonetheless like to use the plugin on their WordPress-powered websites. Rather …

One Minute Mac Tip: Open multiple Tor circuits in the new TorBrowserBundle 3.5 for Mac OS X

Earlier this month, the Tor Project released a new version of the Tor Browser Bundle, an easy-to-use anonymity-enhancing Web browser. In a previous post, I discussed how to use the Tor Browser Bundle (TBB) for other applications on your computer, such as Safari and even Mail.app. This post has updated instructions for doing some of …

This July 4th, I spent the day on the steps of the Old Courthouse in downtown Saint Louis, Missouri, participating in one of the day’s “Restore The Fourth Amendment” rallies that happened in over 50 cities across the United States. The most striking thing about this event was the sheer diversity of political persuasions the …

Never see Tumblr’s new “Web in-stream” ads on your dash ever again, in 3 easy steps

(This post was originally published on my Tumblr blog. If you’re on Tumblr, please reblog it to let people know AdBlock Plus exists and works.) So, Yahoo bought Tumblr and the reason they spent $1.1 billion on it was because they think they can buy our time and attention. Tumblr sold us to Yahoo using …

Twitter blocked my account today for no specific reason.

Grrr. Twitter suspended my @maymaym account today for no specific reason. Assuming good faith, I can guess that my much-more recent heavy use of TOR: The Onion Router may have triggered an auto-block, but regardless, this shit is exactly why I fuckin’ hate centralized, corporate-controlled systems. If you want to keep following me, subscribe to …

HowTo: Use Tor for all network traffic by default on Mac OS X

Recently, I had the gratifying experience of doing some political work that earned me a bunch of hate mail and some threats of physical violence. It had already gotten to the point where I was being harassed by a self-described “Internet stalker” who would call up venues I went to and get the employees to …