Tara Vancil

Hi. I'm Tara.

I'm the 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.

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Recent posts

  • Organizing my kitchen with Airtable

    My kitchen is by no means a shipwreck, but there’s definitely room for improvement. I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about Airtable which proclaims to help you “organize anything”, so I thought “hey some organization can’t hurt” and spent Sunday inventorying my entire kitchen. I've spent the day putting my entire kitchen inventory and my recipes into @airtable and this is one of the best Sundays I've had in a while. Read more »

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Speaking

Selected projects

  • 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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  • PIXEL-EYEZ

    Tool for pixelizing images and converting images to PXON
    Convert images to PXON

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