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On this site you can find some of my projects and posts about random stuff I find interesting. Many of these posts are derived from conversations I had with friends on Discord, but given a more permanent home here. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to reach out.

How Pirate Sites Use Legal Sites as Their CDN

A significant cost of delivering video online is the storage, bandwidth, and compute. This also applies to pirate sites, which is why the video quality on many of them is so low. However some sites have found a way to get around this by piggybacking off of legal sites. In this post we will take a closer look at GoPlay and see how they manage to host a pirate streaming site without paying for bandwidth....

August 4, 2023 路 6 min 路 1079 words 路 sepro

Breaking Subtitle Encryption on Pirate Streaming Site

At first glance HiTV might look like a regular legal streaming site. They have a slick website, an iOS and Android app, and various social media accounts. But looking deeper you find shows such as Squid Game, which Netflix surely didn鈥檛 license to them. So just a regular pirate streaming site, they download videos and subtitles from legal sites and illegally redistribute them, what gives? Well, here is the thing: they have subtitles for shows in languages that are not officially available....

September 8, 2022 路 6 min 路 1269 words 路 sepro

Hosting and Recording an Online Game Show

I was recently involved in producing a live online game show called Gambit Game. The series was inspired by the Korean TV Series The Genius and was hosted online with 10 participants. The basic concept is that the contestants compete in various challenges which test their strategic thinking and social skills. In the real world contestants can move between different rooms to talk to each other, but since this was online, we had to find a way to replicate that....

August 16, 2021 路 11 min 路 2154 words 路 sepro