MPV + youtube-dl

Watching online videos can be annoying most of the time. Ads, annotations, not to mention cookies and history that you leave behind.

So here’s a quick and easy way to improve not only your visual experience, but also improve your privacy and ( if you’re using a laptop ) some battery life: mpv player + youtube-dl.

Don’t be fooled by the “youtube” in “youtube-dl”. This nifty little program, or plugin or add-on however you want to call it, supports a shitload of websites.

So let’s get started with this short and sweet tutorial….

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Passphraseme: A Quick and Simple Way to Generate High Entropy Passphrases

Passphraseme is a quick and simple cryptographically secure script to generate high entropy passphrases using the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s wordlists, including their fandom-inspired wordlists.

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Whonix: The Beginner’s Guide

So what the hell is Whonix?

Whonix is a desktop operating system designed for advanced security and privacy. Whonix mitigates the threat of common attack vectors while maintaining usability. Online anonymity is realized via fail-safe, automatic, and desktop-wide use of the Tor network. A heavily reconfigured Debian base is run inside multiple virtual machines, providing a substantial layer of protection from malware and IP address leaks. Commonly used applications are pre-installed and safely pre-configured for immediate use. The user is not jeopardized by installing additional applications or personalizing the desktop. Whonix is under active development and is the only operating system designed to be run inside a VM and paired with Tor.

Jump over the break to learn how to get whonix up and running….

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Latest: Easy Way to Keep Your Apps Updated

latest keeps your mac apps updated

Here’s a quick and painless way to keep your macOS apps updated. ‘Latest’ is a free and open source app that checks if your apps are up to date and offers a quick changelog overview.

It supports both Mac App Store app and 3rd party apps that use Sparkle for pushing updates.

Latest also comes with TouchBar support allowing you to browse through the list of updates, see whats new and update all apps at once.

You can download and install ‘Latest’ from the github page or install it via Homebrew with: brew cask install latest