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About

The content here is written by myself, Teran McKinney, unless otherwise stated. It is released into the public domain (CC0/Unlicense, whichever is applicable).

About me

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 am based out of Van Horn, Texas at an off-the-grid property.

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.

The site itself is generated with Hugo. You can find the content, theme, and rendered content on Github. I use a pre-commit hook to push it to Github.

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. 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 is also available over a Tor Hidden Service (a .onion, only accessible if you are using Tor). The V3 Hidden Service is the default, the old V2 (potatooezyf2aql6.onion) is likely not as secure and will 301 redirect you to the V3 service. In case you're connecting on Tor, this is also available as a clearnet service. Lastly, it may be available from Github Pages.

More from me:

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):

  • onetimechat.org
  • foureightysix.go-beyond.org (486 with dynamic content that was up on Digg.com twice, back when Digg was cool (2008~))
  • icadyptes.org
  • answer.market
  • darkfireforums.net
  • 24.211.211.96 (Same as darkfireforums.net)
  • askteran.com
  • alotofkeywords.com
  • coinfee.net
  • savebtc.org
  • builtabroad.com
  • A few Freewebs sites.
  • I know I'm forgetting a bunch...

Contact

  • Email: sega01@go-beyond.org
  • Bitmessage: BM-2cUbcEfGKbVN16aVusiYDeBAtb1gj3q98M
  • Amateur radio callsign: KI5EEV

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