I’ve been upset that Netflix canceled some of my favorite shows recently: The Get Down and Sense8. I made a list of all their original TV shows to get some perspective. There are 133 with 103 they have not canceled:
13 Reasons Why (Ongoing)
3% (Ongoing)
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Ongoing)
Abstract: The Art of Design (Ongoing)
All Hail King Julien
All Hail King Julien: Exiled (Ongoing)
Anne with an E (Ongoing)
Arrested Development (Ongoing)
Ask the StoryBots (Ongoing)
Atelier
Beat Bugs (Ongoing)
Between (Ongoing)
Bill Nye Saves the World (Ongoing)
Black Mirror (Ongoing)
Bloodline
BoJack Horseman (Ongoing)
Bottersnikes and Gumbles (Ongoing)
Buddy Thunderstruck (Ongoing)
Captive (Ongoing)
Care Bears & Cousins
Castlevania (Ongoing)
Chasing Cameron (Ongoing)
Chef’s Table (Ongoing)
Chef’s Table: France (Ongoing)
Chelsea (Ongoing)
Chelsea Does
Club de Cuervos (Ongoing)
Cooked
Crazyhead (Ongoing)
Dawn of the Croods (Ongoing)
Dear White People (Ongoing)
Degrassi: Next Class (Ongoing)
Dinotrux (Ongoing)
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (Ongoing)
Disjointed (Upcoming)
DreamWorks Dragons (Ongoing)
Easy (Ongoing)
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan and Jane (Ongoing)
El Chapo (Upcoming)
Ever After High (Ongoing)
F Is for Family (Ongoing)
Fearless (Ongoing)
Five Came Back (Ongoing)
Flaked (Ongoing)
Free Rein (Upcoming)
Friends from College (Upcoming)
Frontiers (Ongoing)
Fuller House (Ongoing)
GLOW (Upcoming)
Girlboss (Ongoing)
Good Morning Call (Ongoing)
Grace and Frankie (Ongoing)
Gypsy (Upcoming)
Haters Back Off (Ongoing)
Hemlock Grove
Hibana (Ongoing)
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh (Ongoing)
Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On (Ongoing)
House of Cards (Ongoing)
Ingobernable (Ongoing)
Jimmy (Upcoming)
Julie’s Greenroom (Ongoing)
Justin Time GO! (Ongoing)
Kazoops (Ongoing)
Kong: King of the Apes (Ongoing)
Kulipari: An Army of Frogs (Ongoing)
Lady Dynamite (Ongoing)
Las Chicas del Cable (Ongoing)
Last Chance U (Ongoing)
Legend Quest (Ongoing)
Lego Bionicle: The Journey to One (Ongoing)
Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship (Ongoing)
Lilyhammer
Longmire (Ongoing)
Lost & Found Music Studios (Ongoing)
Love (Ongoing)
Lovesick (Ongoing)
Luna Petunia (Ongoing)
Making a Murderer (Ongoing)
Marco Polo
Marseille (Ongoing)
Marvel’s Daredevil (Ongoing)
Marvel’s Iron Fist (Ongoing)
Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Ongoing)
Marvel’s Luke Cage (Ongoing)
Marvel’s The Defenders (Upcoming)
Master of None (Ongoing)
Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (Ongoing)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (Ongoing)
Netflix Presents: The Characters
One Day at a Time (Ongoing)
Orange Is the New Black (Ongoing)
Ozark (Upcoming)
Paranoid (Ongoing)
Popples (Ongoing)
Project Mc^2 (Ongoing)
Richie Rich
Roman Empire: Reign of Blood (Ongoing)
Russell Peters vs. the World
Samurai Gourmet (Ongoing)
Santa Clarita Diet (Ongoing)
Sense8
Skylanders Academy (Ongoing)
Spirit Riding Free (Ongoing)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
StoryBots Super Songs (Ongoing)
Stranger Things (Ongoing)
Terrace House: Aloha State (Ongoing)
Terrace House: Boys & Girls in the City
The Adventures of Puss in Boots (Ongoing)
The Crown (Ongoing)
The Get Down
The Keepers (Ongoing)
The Killing
The Last Kingdom (Ongoing)
The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show (Ongoing)
The OA (Ongoing)
The Ranch (Ongoing)
The Standups (Upcoming)
Trailer Park Boys (Ongoing)
Travelers (Ongoing)
Trollhunters (Ongoing)
Turbo FAST
Ultimate Beastmaster (Ongoing)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Ongoing)
VeggieTales in the City (Ongoing)
VeggieTales in the House
Voltron: Legendary Defender (Ongoing)
W/ Bob & David
We’re Lalaloopsy (Ongoing)
White Rabbit Project (Ongoing)
Word Party (Ongoing)
World of Winx (Ongoing)

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DEFCON Biohacker Village

Somehow I was lucky enough to get involved in the group planning a biohacker villege for next year’s Defcon. I’d like to be able to present something but feel way out of my league so I might just help with all the projects already going on. Some of the ideas proposed so far are:

  • DNA transformation, such as making E coli red
  • make your own liposomes
  • self-hypnosis
  • bio engeneered beer

LA Makerspace

In addition the LA Makerspace recently started a citizen science program.

The main projects there are:

A list of other Civic open hardware projects by Public Lab.

It is a new semester of school. I’ve been experimenting with different ways to synchronize my school files. This solution needs to be cross platform (OSX, Win & Debian/Ubuntu), it should also not require root so I can grab my files from any workstation. I started years ago with Dropbox. Then moved to Bittorrent Sync when I got an alpha invite to it because I loved how they provide servers to break through firewalls but the sync system is still decentralized, instead of centralized server my data was replicated on many computers when I got home.

A problem with Bittorrent Sync is I lost the ability to go back in time and recover deleted or overwritten files. Also I had been hoping Bittorrent Sync would be open sourced but it never was which caused me to look for a more open source solution. Last semester I used a private Github repository (Github gives students free private repositories) by way of Sparkleshare to sync files. This worked very well but it got me wondering why I was using a “private” repository when I really should we encrypting my data and just using the server as dumb file storage.

This semester I aimed to find a solution that combined all these requirements: cross platform, doesn’t require superuser, open source & pre-internet encryption. My school provides us with 50 gigabytes on Box.com, that would be my preferred way to store data. Box.com has a Mac, Windows and Web client as well as access via FTPS and WebDAV. I decided to use the WebDAV interface to access it via Linux. This has a 50 meg individual file size limit so that might run into in future.

For pre-internet encryption I settled on alpha (beware!) software called Syncany. This software provides the layer of encryption to translate unencrypted files on your computer to encrypted files on the server and keeps them both in sync. It has different modules, on Windows I used the “local” plugin and Box.com sync software to locally decrypt the Box.com sync folder. On linux I use the WebDAV plugin so it can directly connect to Box.com instead of having an encrypted copy locally.

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