Tara Vancil

Hi. I'm Tara.

I'm co-founder of Blue Link Labs, the team behind Beaker, a peer-to-peer Web browser, and Hashbase, a cloud peer service for files hosted with the Dat protocol.

Recent posts

  • Building a peer-to-peer Photos app with Beaker and Dat

    Inside of the Beaker browser, we’ve implemented a set of new Web APIs for connecting apps to the peer-to-peer network. This is part 1 of a series about how to build peer-to-peer Web apps.

    I recently published a peer-to-peer Photos app using the Beaker browser. Today we’ll step through how the app was built, and how you can make other peer-to-peer Web apps like it.

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My work

  • Beaker

    Beaker is an experimental peer-to-peer browser built with Electron. Beaker implements Dat, a BitTorrent-style protocol for syncing and sharing files on a peer-to-peer network.

    With tools for staging and reviewing a project’s changes, viewing a websites at any point in its version history, and secretly sharing files without using a third-party service, Beaker aims to be a powerful toolset for publishing files and websites on the peer-to-peer Web.

    An experimental peer-to-peer browser built with Electron.

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  • beakerbrowser.com

    The website and documentation for the Beaker browser.

    With@pfrazee, I designed and built the website for Beaker.

    The website and documentation for the Beaker browser.

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  • Hashbase

    Hashbase is a service for rehosting files published with Dat, a peer-to-peer data syncing protocol.

    Hashbase is the counterpart to Beaker and Dat — because Dat archives are hosted directly from the user’s device and by peers on the network, files are not download-able if no peers are actively hosting them. Hashbase acts as a “super peer” guaranteeing uptime and availability.

    A service for rehosting files on the peer-to-peer Web.

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  • Nippler

    A satirical tool for replacing female nipples in photos.
    A satirical tool for replacing female nipples in photos.

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  • Shroud

    Shroud is a Node module for encrypting and decrypting secrets with a master password, and managing those secrets on the filesystem.

  • Shroud CLI

    Shroud CLI is a command line interface for managing passwords and other, secrets like recovery codes and password reset questions.

  • Twitter API Utilities

    A collection of scripts for working with the Twitter API

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