About this blog

This page is about the blog, not the author. If you like to read about me, visit the biography page.

So what’s this?

The Oxford dictionary defines blog as a website where an individual person, or people representing an organization, write regularly about recent events or topics that interest them, usually with photos and links to other websites that they find interesting.

So this is a blog. I write about what interests me, what concerns me, what I think about various matters, and I share what I want to share with people, all in one place. This is not a blog about a special matter or topic and it’s wholly controlled an published by me.

I’ve been blogging since about 2009 in Persian and English. I deleted those blogs and I started over again and continued this loop many times until 2020 where I landed here. I changed my domain a few times but the blog remained the same.

I particularly like blogs because they’re much much better than social networks. I don’t like social networks, I find them tiring and manipulating, but I love blogs and bloggers. Blogs give people a sense of home, a sense of responsibility, a sense of belonging.

I don’t need to join four different social networks to publish what I want, I got this blog. I publish media, my thoughts, my concerns, or make a statement all in one place and you can actually subscribe to this blog easily, which is just like how you follow people on social networks.

This blog had many more posts but I had to delete some in order to keep it more personal and focused.

Public Service

As a public service and act of civil disobedience, here’s the DeCSS code that will allow you to circumvent the encryption on the DVDs you own. Your DVD, your hardware, your choice!

Also, here is the decryption key used for most HD-DVD movies:

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0

You should publish this because the MPAA is attempting to suppress public knowledge of it.

Here’s also the HDCP master key. These magic bits defeat the HDCP scrambling that attempt to prevent you from viewing high-definition video on the hardware of your choice.


Many years ago, web sites and bloggers used to have badges on them. These badges often were to deliver a message or indicate something. These were first popularized as “Best viewed in…” buttons by Netscape and Microsoft during the browser wars.

Part of the web history and internet culture, many people still use these badges. They bring back so much good and fun memories. So here’s my badges:

I support free software badge
ARH's FSF membership badge