vrypan — Panayotis Vryonis
My blog is a digital scrapbook of ideas, thoughts and personal events. My digital home is www.vrypan.net.
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November

10
The Ultimatum Game #en #politics
A social experiment that may offer an explanation about the recent political developments in the world. 

October

10
How to create a simple ASN.1 parser #en #howto
Step by step instructions to create a ASN.1 parser using asn1c. 

September

23
Blog posts without titles. #en #blogging
I find blog post titles restrictive. Here is how I got rid of them. 
02
Making GitHub part of my publishing workflow #en #howto #github
How I'm using a github repo as a notebook, and the first steps towards hosting my blog on github. 

August

12
Dear Qatar Airways, you know nothing about customer care. #en #rant #qatar airways
How Qatar Airways gave my seat to someone else after I had checked in, turned a 17h itinerary to a 30h one, and acted as if this is a normal thing to happen. 

June

29
Facebook instant articles first thoughts #en #facebook #instant articles
Facebook opened up Instant Articles to everyone a couple of months ago. I just had some time to give it a try. To be honest, I like it. 

May

11
UX tip: Users need your feedback too. #en
Give your users feedback for their actions. Especially if you are the one who asked them to do something.  

March

31
Simple bash script for encrypted chat over keybase fs (kbfs) #en #howto #keybase
First impressions of the keybase.io filesystem, and a small bash script to implement a secure, encrypted chat service over it. 
19
Not just what you know, but who you are too. #en #privacy #encryption
Privacy and identity are hard to separate. 

February

21
How to bypass the Netflix VPN ban #en #netflix #vpn
So, after all, it seems like the recent Netflix VPN ban can be bypassed —at least for now. 
19
A big Fuck Off by the content industry and Netflix to users worldwide. #en #netflix #piracy
How Netflix and the content industry is blocking users who are paying 60% more than the rest to access content legitimately. 

January

26
POSE with IFTTT #en #howto #indieweb
Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere with ifttt.com 
26
Comparing my Facebook to my Instagram feed #en #facebook #instagram
It seems that the people I follow can express more interesting things using photos than words. 
20
The annoying state of Internet subscriptions #en #rant #ideas #internet #web #medium.com
I’d like to see something that would make “subscribe” a verb of the Internet, like "go” and “contact”. 
18
(Re: Audible) DRM is a defect #en #audible #drm
Follow up to a reply I got for recommending Audible in my last Letter. 

December

24
How to archive your tweets #en #howto #twitter #archiving
Why not take a backup of all your tweets every now and then? 
24
How to archive your Gmail #en #howto
Why not make a tradition out of archiving your Gmail at the end of the year? See how easy it is. 
06
My post is a required reading for Yale's MGT656 #en #diary
I'm proud and I had to share. :-) 
06
Testing Twitter ads #en #howto #twitter #mailchimp
The results of a small experiment at getting new subscribers to my newsletter using Twitter lead generation ads and MailChimp form integrations. 

November

14
Support Matthew Ebel on patreon #en
Matthew Ebel is an American musician, voice actor, and author whose sci-fi performances have made him Guest of Honor at geek conventions nationwide. —matthewebel.com 

October

17
Your startup’s blog should be on Medium. #en #blogging #howto #medium.com
Why your startup's blog (at least the first one) should be on Medium. 
02
A newsletter that turned into something more personal. #en #newsletter #thoughts
Overtime, The Letter has turned from a newsletter to a medium of sharing parts of my life I wouldn't share on my blog any more. 

September

23
Τι χρειάζεται να κάνει κάποιος για να πουλήσει υπηρεσίες μέσω Internet από την Ελλάδα; #gr
Ας πούμε ότι έχω μία εταιρεία με βάση την Ελλάδα που παρέχει ψηφιακές υπηρεσίες μέσω Internet σε ιδιώτες από όλο τον κόσμο. Π.χ. ένα blogging platform επί πληρωμή. Τι ακριβώς χρειάζεται να κάνω για να κόβω νόμιμα αποδείξεις στους χρήστες μου;  
20
How I keep my twitter feed healthy #en #social media #twitter
If you sometimes check your twitter feed and think there's nothing interesting going on, you are probably doing something wrong: Somewhere, something interesting IS going on for sure, you are just not following the right people.  

August

01
Using Bitcoin to buy anything #bitcoin #en
The first experience of using my prepaid VISA card from e-coin.io. 

July

22
Bitcoin ATM at The Cube Athens #en #bitcoin
Using the Bitcoin ATM at The Cube Athens to buy Bitcoin with cash.