Software I Like
I like open-source software where available, especially in areas where you get an alternative to ad-choked, privacy-intruding commercial software.
- Mattermost – open source alternative to Slack.
- Let’s Chat – similar idea to Mattermost.
- Youtube-dl – extremely powerful, command line Youtube downloader. Never use dodgy software again. I wrote a guide to using youtube-dl.
- Telegram – soon to be fully open source (further details) chat messenger, alternative to Whatsapp, Viber and so on.
- Livestreamer – command line utility for streaming live events. Streams some of the biggest video platforms that host live events.
- Setup a custom, free VPN. For protecting your privacy online.
- Acestream – P2P live streaming video, great for watching sport. Here is an Acestream guide for Macs. I recommend using Cyberghost below if you do this, as your privacy may be compromised using P2P services.
- Cyberghost VPN – I use this VPN to protect my privacy online
- Autohotkey – open source automation for Windows. I wrote a blog post with some useful scripts that I use to automate common windows tasks.
- Tweetleads – auto-generate actionable sales leads from Twitter.
- DSVR (Domain-Specific VPN Router) – use your Raspberry pi as a domain specific VPN router. If you access Netflix or Comedy Central (or other geo-locked services) from outside the US for example, this is a great option.
- Paperwork – open-source alternative to Microsoft OneNote and Evernote.
- uBlock Origin – open-source alternative to the main uBlock plugins. More trustworthy, and easier on your computer’s resources.
Articles I Like
- How to make a lot of money in a short time frame. Brilliant Hacker News comment, some great nuggets of wisdom.
- How to make $12,000 in 6 months. Some great Quora answers.
- How I made $24,000 in 4 weeks freelancing. Inspirational for freelancers.
- Elon Musk reading list.