The Tin Hat

Support The Tin Hat on Patreon!

17 January 2017
A 2 Minute Read

Support The Tin Hat on Patreon! Just one dollar makes all the difference in helping me write more content!

After years of running this site with the only income I make being the odd referral on Digital Ocean, I’ve finally sold out (but not really). A few days ago I finally launched a Patreon page in order to better fund my efforts to continue adding content to the site. I’ve also got a few more sources of income opened up, but more on those later.

Why the change? Over the past couple of years my attention to the site has been sporadic at best. The reason for this is that my time has been diverted to academic research and graduate school, both of which constitute nearly all of my income. In choosing where to put my working hours, it is hard to turn away from what’s paying rent and putting food on the table.

Patreon is my attempt to change this, to allow me to spend more of my time on the site. The plan is that through your support you’ll both hold me accountable and enable me to produce regular and valuable content every week. Fortunately, readership has remained quite steady over the last two years, so for that I owe you all a big thank you!

While I hope Patreon to be my main source of income, I’ve tried to add four more ways to support me in case Patreon doesn’t tickle your fancy. To begin, I’ve partnered with NordVPN so that you folks can get a bit of a discount on your VPN service, while I get a bit of income from your purchase. Additionally, Protonmail has agreed to partner with me, so that whenever you purchase Protonmail Plus using this referral link I’ll get a portion of your purchase. I’ve also signed up as an Amazon affiliate, so that if you switch your bookmark to my affiliate link I’ll get a small percentage of all your Amazon purchases. Finally, of course, Bitcoin donations and Digital Ocean referrals will stay as well, and every share on social media is highly appreciated.

At the end of the day, however, if you don’t have the money or if you don’t feel the need to help out, don’t worry, I get it. The site will remain free, and I’ll keep producing articles and tutorials that everyone can read. But for those who can help and think I deserve it, every dollar put on Patreon, every purchase made through an affiliate link, and every share on social media helps immensely, and for those you’ll have my eternal gratitude.


For a VPN and cloud hosting, try NordVPN and Digital Ocean.
Show some love by signing up using my affiliate links:
Or support me directly on Patreon

Help Me Out: Share, Follow, & Comment

Latest Posts

What is Device Fingerprinting?

Learn what browser fingerprinting is and how it canb e used to track you online.

How To Torrent Privately & Anonymously For Free

Learn the pros and cons of using a VPN to torrent, as well as how to use I2P to anonymously torrent for free!

VPN Drop Protection Using Simple Linux Firewall Rules

Learn how to protect against your VPN dropping using these simply Linux firewall rules

Ledger Nano S Review | Why You Need a Bitcoin Hardware Wallet

A review of the Ledger Nano S, and an explanation of why hardware wallets just make life better when using Bitcoin

What is Two Factor Authentication (2FA) And Why Use It?

What 2FA is, why you should use it, and why we need FIDO U2F.

Support The Tin Hat on Patreon!

The Tin Hat now has a few more ways to support the site.

What is a hash?

A simple explanation of what hashing is, and how hashes are used.

Trump's Toolbox | Future Attribute Screening Technology

FAST is a program that attempts to wirelessly detect whether youre a terrorist, and its in Trump's back pocket.

uBlock Origin, The Best AdBlock Alternative

For AdBlock (Plus) alternatives, look no further than uBlock Origin. This tutorial explains why, and how, you should use it.

I2P Browser Setup Tutorial | Using The Tor Browser For I2P

Learn how to browse I2P using the Tor Browser with this short guide

Privacy On Android | 2017 Android Privacy Guide

A tutorial on how to build privacy on your Android device. Learn what you need to do to stay safe and secure.

New I2P Portal For TheTinHat

TheTinHat has moved to a new server, with a new I2P hidden service to accompany it.

Rebranding 'The Dark Net'

Disassociating decentralized networks with the term 'darknets'.

In Defense of Browser-Based Email Encryption

Why I've reversed my opinion on Protonmail and Tutanota

Privacy Focused Blog Platform

A rundown of the tools I use to power my blog, hidden services.

A Lighter-weight Firefox

How I've set up a lightweight, yet still private browser.