Projects & work.
A Flask and SQLAlchemy (not Flask-SQLAlchemy!) powered forum API I've been working on for
quite a long time, designed to be very customizable and extensible,
while remaining reasonably fast. While metadata like approximate length
and timestamps remains visible, basic E2EE messaging is supported. There
have been at least 3 attempts at making a frontend so far, but I've
never been truly happy with their result. The next, hopefully final
iteration will look very personal and fun, instead of being "universal" in order to appease everyone.
Right now, it looks just like this website!
Mapping mass surveillance.
So far, I've recorded and described over a thousand security cameras and
other types of surveillance around my area. Aware of their constant
presence, the streets I've walked across thousands of times before now
feel like large-scale panopticons.
The thousand camera milestone was achieved on 2022-05-07!
In 2021, I translated and helped spread a petition against the mass scanning
of unencrypted digital communication for CSAM - a new EU regulation dubbed
ChatControl. The first temporary regulation passed, and in early 2022, a new
permanent one which would also affect encrypted communication, cloud services
and such was introduced.
So far, I've organized 5 demonstrations, sometimes varying in their success
and amount of attendees, but I was happy with all of them. The petition got
around 600 signatures over the course of a few months, and I presented it to
the parliament around the end of September. Around that time, I also met up
with some key parliamentarians to discuss the proposal and explain why I
believe it to be a seriously bad idea. And, on the 31st, the European affair
commitee put out a statement highlighting the major issues with communication
privacy and explicitly asking for encryption rights to be upheld. This isn't
the result I was hoping for, but it's certainly better than one in a universe
where I hadn't done anything at all.
Of course, that isn't the end of things and the battle is now moving to
the entirety of the EU, instead of just national parliaments. I'm currently
perparing an ECI, consulting alternative options with child safety experts
and doing some other stuff. I'll eventually compile everything into a blog
Currently only in Czech. I'll be happy for any volunteer translations,
but will get around to making an English one myself eventually.
Czech Julian Assange petition.
In collaboration with Helena Svatošová, Linda Sokačová and Dalibor Záhora, I
made an online version of the local Julian Assange freedom petition.
Tor and I2P relays.
I run 2 Tor relays, one of them with exit traffic allowed, with a total maximum
throughput of about 6MiB/s. I plan to run more in the future as well, outside
any major datacenters and with providers like njal.la.
Tor relay 1
Tor relay 2
I2P relay temporarily out of order.