HAMEATS: Ham, egg, and cheeses burrito

On this installment of HAMEATS, we discuss a home-made ham, egg, and cheese burrito. tl;dr This thing takes ~10 mins to make and costs next to nothing ($2.76). Compare this to a similar meal at Dunks that’ll cost $10+ and that’s savings of ~70%. Do it. ingredients 1 tortilla -> $7.78 / 8 => $0.97 3 eggs -> ($1.99 / 12) * 3 => $0.51 1 serving ham -> $3. [Read More]

Release notes: May 2019

HoWdY y’AlL, it’s time for another monthly update from the depths of the Hamniverse. work The biggest update this month isn’t really an update at all. I’m still going through the interview process but I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. My hope is to make a decision on what my next step will be at the end of next week and start in that direction sometime in June. [Read More]

HAMEATS: Dorm-style HamBoard

goal The goal of a HAMEATS is to be “a unit of creation that are a) consumable, b) cheap, and c) easy to create” - HAMEATS TL;DR The dorm-style HamBoard is a twist on the traditional charcuterie board that comes with crackers, 4 different types of cheeses, two types of meat, and a red wine all for less than $20 and with less than 5 mins prep time. Per serving, this comes down to somewhere between $5-7 depending on individual hunger / how many alcoholics you invited over. [Read More]

An analysis of Ad revenue vs browser-based crypto mining revenue

Last week I released a project (Mine for Good) that provides a landing page for users to turn their browser into a crypto miner with the proceeds going to organizations supporting their chosen cause. Because the primary goal of the site is to create revenue to be passed through to these orgs, it got me thinking about how effective it is compared to other common website revenue paradigms. What follows is that analysis. [Read More]

Release notes: April 2019

It’s been awhile since my last update but not because I’ve been lazy, moreso because I’ve been so busy getting shit done. As such, this update will be terse so I can go back to focusing on higher priority items. But I knew y’all were wondering what I was up to so didn’t want to leave you entirely in the dark. work Currently my focus is on the next step in my career. [Read More]

Headspace in computer terms

This year, I’ve made it a habit to meditate each morning (well, most mornings). I’ve been using Headspace to assist me in this process and I’ve noted several positive changes, some that were expected and some that weren’t. Naturally, I wanted to share this experience with those around me but I noticed that I kept describing the major benefit of regular meditation as increased “headspace” but was having a hard time describing what exactly that was and why it was beneficial (and, further, why it wasn’t just the product of great marketing but a pragmatic descriptor of the underlying phenomenon). [Read More]

Imagining personal DOS attacks (or how to ransomware your friends in 17 lines of JavaScript or less)

DOS, or denial of service, attacks are a type of cyber attack that result in, well, denial of service. Traditionally this was accomplishable with a few machines spinning up tons of pseudo-genuine requests against public endpoints. This forces a service to allocate its resources to serving this fake traffic leaving less available for legitimate traffic, resulting in a denial of service to that legitimate traffic. Nowadays modern DOS attacks often involve large botnets of connected machines at different IPs to help circumvent these rules (see Mirai) As these kinds of attacks became easier to pull off/more known and thus more prevalent, platform builders have had to evolve their defences with things like ip-based rate limiting and AI powered behavioral traffic rules to identify and respond to bad actors in real-time. [Read More]

Release notes: February 2019

February highlights from The Hamniverse Alongside the typical foci, I’m trying to be a little bit better at sharing my progress towards my goals. My hope is that this keeps my internal process a bit more transparent (people usually flip their shit when I show them how I organize things which, to me, means that I didn’t do a good enough job publicizing it) and that it’ll log this progress for posterity/provide motivation to actually finish shit. [Read More]

Hamventures NYC: Week of 2019.02.18

Monday (2019.02.18) Nothing =( Tuesday (2019.02.19) Intelligent Design: Fashion + AI (Free, 1930-2230) A discussion on the intersection of fashion and AI, with a focus on current trends into the near future. Run by NYC Salon ‘a speaker series that aims to be “TED with friends”’. Location: Williamsburg Hotel Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intelligent-design-fashion-ai-nyc-salon-90-tickets-56287688993 Reposted from https://joylist.nyc/ No lights, no lycra ($5, 2030-2130) “A weekly dance jam in the dark, for the pure joy of dancing! [Read More]

One month of daily meditation: more balance, more accomplishments, and more arguments

Today(ish) (as of time of writing, I #schedule posts) marks one month since the beginning of 2019 and, for me, one month of daily meditation. At the beginning of every unitOfTime, I sit down to set goals for myself (I follow a loose OKR methodology). This year, one of my goals was to “be your best ham”, which to me meant an increased focus on what was important to me and following through on those values. [Read More]