vrypan — Panayotis Vryonis
My blog is a digital scrapbook of ideas, thoughts and personal events.
My digital home is vrypan.net.
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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. 
22
A geek, capital controls in Greece and bitcoin. #en #bitcoin
How capital controls in Greece affected my on-line presence and why I'm giving bitcoin a serious try. 
16
Shutting down longaccess #en #longaccess
Longaccess is shutting down. This is not where I planned to be when I started Longaccess, 2.5 years ago. The plan was world domination, yet here I am, having to say goodbye to everything I've worked for in the last 2.5 years. Do I regret it? No! The destination is crappy, but the journey was totally worth it. 
05
Τι φοβάμαι και τι ελπίζω. #gr
Ελπίζω, αύριο, όποιο κι αν είναι το αποτέλεσμα του δημοψηφίσματος, να έχουμε υπόψη μας ότι ο συγγενής, ο γείτονας, ο συνάδελφος που ψήφισε το αντίθετο από εμάς, το έκανε γιατί θεωρούσε ότι αυτό θα είναι καλύτερο για όλους μας. Και με δεδομένο ότι οι επόμενοι μήνες και τα επόμενα χρόνια θα είναι ακόμη πιο δύσκολα, πολύ πιο δύσκολα, από τα προηγούμενα πέντε, να δείξουμε ο καθένας μας την μεγαλύτερη δυνατή ευαισθησία σε θέματα δημοκρατίας. 
04
Ψήφισε ΝΑΙ για να πετύχουμε μία καλύτερη συμφωνία. #gr
Το ξέρω ότι ο τίτλος θα φανεί στους περισσότερους παράλογος, αλλά αν έχετε πέντε λεπτά, ακολουθήστε την σκέψη μου. 

June

22
Social networking services have failed me. I'm going back to my web 2.0 roots. #en #howto #blogging
For the last couple of years, I've been increasingly relying on social networking services to curate, share, discover and even publish content. Looking back, it think they have failed me and that's why I'm looking for ways to reconnect with my web 2.0 "roots". 
17
I like this little guy #en #diary
A little mantis on the lemon tree in the back yard of our house. 
04
A super-minimal, almost "plain-text" email template for Mailchimp. #en #howto
How I created a very simple email template for Mailchimp that resembles a lot plain text emails, to send my daily digest. 

May

29
Post to your GitHub-hosted blog using a simple bookmarklet. #en #howto #jekyll #github
jekyll-post-via-web is a simple HTML page that lets you update your GitHub-hosted Jekyll blog using your browser. 

April

16
A major tlbx.io update #en #tlbx.io
Automatically organise your Camera Uploads, get notified about changes in your Dropbox via email or Slack, and many bug fixes. 

March

12
Will heartbeat sharing be the new social gesture? #en #ideas #social
Aggregating heartbeats can be an interesting social gesture. And subscribing to the aggregate heartbeat of a group can be an interesting new way of connecting with it. 

February

January

11
testing my webmentions server #en #howto #indieweb
This is a test post to try my own webmentions endpoint at www.listnr.net. 
08
I'm so excited about our BigStash launch! #en #longaccess #bigstash
I used to love the few extra days of staying at home, when it snows in Athens, but this year, it's different :-) 

December

20
ALIVE INSIDE #en
An amazing documentary about music's capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. 
02
Είμαι με το Taxibeat #gr
Uber ή Taxibeat; Από την οπτική ενός Ελληνικού startup.  

November

October

28
Stream 2014 was amazing #en #diary #wppstream
This was probably the best event I've ever been to. 
13
I enabled SSL for my S3-hosted static blog #en #howto #cloudflare #encryption
How I used CloudFlare's (free) Universal SSL to enable HTTPS for my S3-hosted static-HTML blog, and a few extra notes. 
02
My little daughter’s first secret. #en #diary #privacy
Secrets are part of human nature. 

September

16
Apple Pay and the heartbeat sensor on Apple Watch. #en #ideas #apple
My theory behind the heart rate sensor built in Apple Watch