The Revolution Archive

Are you also reading Toiletpaper?


When buying a newspaper, for what exactly are you paying? For the paper or the content within the paper?
Well, if it would be for the paper, you could probably read last years newspaper much cheaper. Or perhaps you could save yourself the hassle and simply read the toilet paper in the morning instead, it wouldn’t […]

Faster, Longer, Better and…Cheaper


All those superlatives reflect really what the StartCom Certificate Authority really tries to present and deliver to its subscribers. Considering that StartCom provides legitimate, renewable digital SSL certificates with a validity period of one year free of charge, it’s hard to argue that it can get any cheaper. We don’t have to argue - they […]

Who am I?


I just recently answered one of those trending quizzes via Twitter during one of my shifts. Yeah, I know, I should have been working instead, but hey, it was a few minutes relaxing and just doing something else. Even though I know that the final results are prepared and compiled according to the questions and […]

Securing a Revolution


It’s my own and StartCom’s company policy to refrain from voicing personal opinions regarding political matters. Otherwise however StartCom takes a clear stance when proclaiming:
We believe in the right to protect and secure information between two entities without discrimination of race, origin and financial capabilities.

The Geek Factor


I don’t need any stinkin’ CA issued certificates for my web sites, for this I do -  openssl 123 …
So goes the usual rant by geeks, hackers and open source enthusiasts against the certification authorities and their accomplices Internet Explorer, Firefox and Co.. Why is that and did anything change?

My Own Street


I’m one of the lucky guys having my own street! My friend Wes just sent this image over to me after he discovered the street sign in his hometown. And having my own street has many advantages, believe me! I’m also one of the lucky ones who has his own street in the online virtual […]

The Revolution - History - Part 2


During my youth and early adult life I happened to produce lots of music. Having played here and there in local bands and gigs, there was nothing like fulfilling my own ideas up to the last detail. By the age of 20 I had written already a bunch of songs and performed at some smaller […]

The Revolution - History - Part 1


At the age of about 14 I enjoyed hacking my first programs together on a Comodore 64, which belonged to a friend of mine. Sharing his bedroom for the night - and more important his computer - I tried to copy some example games I found in computer magazines into the C-64 and from there […]