The content here is written by myself, Teran McKinney, unless otherwise stated. It is released into the public domain (CC0/Unlicense, whichever is applicable).
I was born in Canada but fled the country at about four years of age. I'm now a US citizen. I work on my startup, SporeStack. I've published my first book, called Fifty-two. I started New Country Project and Goat's Gulch. I've been around Bitcoin for a long time, was likely the first person to buy a motorcycle with Bitcoin. With SporeStack I introduced payments in API calls. This is without any account or credit system, payment is handled with Bitcoin. I think that was probably a first. I now have go-beyond.org renewing itself automatically, so servers are now buying other servers -- I also believe this to also be a first.
I generally identify as an engineer. I love writing. I can enjoy cooking. I like riding motorcycles and working on them. I'm quite fond of Ayn Rand and Austrian Economics. For better or worse, I have opinions on a number of subjects and am happy to talk about most anything. I try to understand all that I can. I hope to make myself a better man tomorrow than I was today.
I identify with most of the tenets of anarcho-capitalism and objectivism. I lean a little to the anarcho-capitalist side of the two, with a dash of agorism and crypto-anarchist.
I live in San Antonio, Texas. I have property out near Van Horn, Texas.
About the site
You'll see some things that look like question/answers. That's from back when I was running AskTeran.com (registered by a former coworker). More or less defunct, but I'd probably answer a question if you asked me to. There's also some posts that were on Craigslist, generally a bit older. Through my numerous Craigslist ads I've formed wonderful friendships, flown to Ohio to meet a stranger, (very) indirectly caused a marriage and two pregnancies, and likely bought the first half of a motorcycle for Bitcoin.
If you keep reading, you'll also see some very old stuff with a bit of change in time.
Two servers replace themselves every week and fetch the rendered content from Github. They pay for the new server from a Bitcoin Cash wallet. It's using my "Poor Man's Failover" DNS trick I talked about before, so it's georedundant. Replication has a single point of failure for now. It's kind of overkill for what this is, but it's also a testbed for new ideas. I'm a firm believer in dogfooding and am doing just that, for better and for worse.
This site as a Tor Hidden Service (a .onion, only accessible if you are using Tor).
More from me:
- SporeStack: Infrastructure made simple. API driven server creation with Bitcoin.
- Fifty Two: My first published novel, released into the public domain.
- https://voat.co/user/TeranNotTerran (If you thought my blog was offensive, just wait till you read this!)
Not mine, but I recommend these:
And a few non-websites:
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
- Calvin and Hobbes
- Becoming a Barbarian
- The Martian (The book, not the movie)
- Captain Fantastic
Formerly mine in no particular order (mostly expired domains):
- foureightysix.go-beyond.org (486 with dynamic content that was up on Digg.com twice, back when Digg was cool (2008~))
- 220.127.116.11 (Same as darkfireforums.net)
- A few Freewebs sites.
- I know I'm forgetting a bunch...
- Email: email@example.com
-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- Version: GnuPG v2 mQENBFXaXA4BCADMUh5donaFeVmJL/Ql0K+BtfGvLE+3Zv5D5TjTT8SP7BWfRilE cG0hy0qp7UaaxszqSPYMJClJgbPoLifQGAaUDJyFMW7SOpcUFfj1L6RQOZ/JH2Sv 3+n4d+RoUY1VBHVWFsD80LouqqWt2HIZL1ekPLbz8mmIeVGdut4zKvyYGASuUtnd otLPk/sAp0lCUT1BSPpmFPVbxTztiJJBe8XjxtrmZmDGANgdG/3IZVEFzU1SIm9h GktFoR1kyMDzaXloUILD/B/O839OyWNVPbZ31OWk89zsEVqbGI5TEo0Q9021QSdk Odsd+6BhmUMEFWb/YU/iUZAlZB8M95QEG2vdABEBAAG0JVRlcmFuIE1jS2lubmV5 IDxzZWdhMDFAZ28tYmV5b25kLm9yZz6JATcEEwEIACEFAlXaXA4CGwMFCwkIBwIG FQgJCgsCBBYCAwECHgECF4AACgkQZJuSnALvLPLqWggAsc8QM83rn00BCblmJndE nxVwO09xhMxPrgfiV+7OaB8fZ8sSl6qeT+pIRkNUEuP/+HbxELUsej5+g2RbK8ft IYrQB4yMqQjSG+k3X0a+NfbW99P0IHPYclePePgg3lwQmEio09WCiZl/0fZnvw9h YJfRs4mc0EiVAEXVvIKsp7ykdgYSPR21D3hMZK7tEZ4GjZB1pAcuWYdhCn1rlbsi wDlqaA55b3zQXs9I6I+VOjNIrKk1J3xjT93iRvcUTN65rhU3PoaAH5qM84eklVbD E+H4JpwlZ2HqsrgXaa4zpxd2LKMMelFekZD1GJbPY6wnwZwEDFMgr9Eal/9upOLI 4bkBDQRV2lwOAQgAkoXxwkVNt5GA45UOLmlW+281OHuGtsl0Vr2P7jPVeYa43z+A vzDP+yvSd9Y1PFio1ufgCTadxJv+N88AWgBfL0E+6XRTG+iuKO0ZdaO05UiUbgai vDqKPcP8rjDI7Fjo8ApsPIimLgiSUDt+02nwOmJr7zaBR/JS+e6x+KBGdO1aE0kU WZYzu1zRTe0puy/aVL9KIRpX5+0Y6k145CbY2olSeKzgnkc9GczkEbqk8Y4qtyVh b1QBUSe8JntevsIG2YZ0h2yHpaGqFQAO06s47jcGVUpv6RnkQIJIxT4YekYSmJ1W ZGAVJqKMuv9+XR4ytakWoYYxLII0iK6H4cZCpwARAQABiQEfBBgBCAAJBQJV2lwO AhsMAAoJEGSbkpwC7yzyOfMH/R2ivjvYHwxmG/qMcwu7ca8LZkkzlPzoLx62ICx6 9UltdUnYfpEForsdE3cF/hZdH2LSTkA3l0O763Ie4AlMhmT0PwqoAsOK9bHpZBcx sG1Bb8T+ek2jr8aGutpRpwEh90y4CqBOlmYSwt6ph3jjWCXkr5UhSyDOeRVfWwMo /TpxOwfKnNxInR7zhEVEyCvtXxqW+pZTKvFgMPWR2UWuuCdWf3hsKERBFtAleXnS sh9U2EyNSSXPlkLXmSpPhkOhsJ2Q8wLUUyTX4uNSZsGHU6+EYwfxEwu/6iHMR2S3 KJ/Ln1hz1/joH+D9MFroac+nPOwKbj6TY2gREW9MyHNw2QQ= =JZL6 -----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
Seeking a good woman
I am looking for an intelligent, caring, consistent, and reasonably attractive woman to marry and spend the rest of my life with. I am very honest, thoughtful, affectionate, and ambitious. I am not one for consumerism or social status. I am not politically correct. I am not a "nice" guy. I try to be decent to strangers but only truly kind to a few whom I care about. I care very much about becoming and being a better person.
If you are interested please send me an email. It's not likely that I will relocate from Texas, however I am open to meeting half way.