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interviewing c1ph4 from

We were able to interview our most famous writer via Email. Here is what he had to say, we hope you enjoy our interview as much as we did!

AETHYX MEDIAE: When did you start writing?

c1ph4: In school.

AETHYX MEDIAE: Well. When did you start writing online?

c1ph4: 1st of November 2001. The date when my went online.

AETHYX MEDIAE: What were your inspirations?

c1ph4: I’m born in the 80s and a kid of the 90s. So, when I started writing online, the C64 was 19 years old, like myself. The GameBoy was 12 and the PlayStation 7. These machines influenced me heavily. To this date, I never experienced something similar. Maybe Android, but practically it’s built on Linux. Yeah, Linux too.

AETHYX MEDIAE: Why did you start writing online?

c1ph4: Heavy. Firstly, because I could. I’m into this web shit since 2000. And what I was looking for was a project I could do for myself. For my mind, for my future, for my interests. What I was doing before was just web design, on a very low level. What I could do with Greymatter at the end of 2001 was to expand my mind, my thoughts, my views. It was, practically, never easier. And never more technologically advanced. I loved that back then.

AETHYX MEDIAE: How long did it take for until it was launched?

c1ph4: Two weeks. From concept to launch. I made scribbles about the topics, about the meta tags back then. I made sketches about the design. I think, regarding my very young age, it was very ambitious. Maybe more ambitious than healthy. I mean, this was my first solo project. It had to be independent, it had to be strong, it had to blew minds.

AETHYX MEDIAE: Was the site a success?

c1ph4: No. There were about 14 visitors per day from the start and I didn’t know if these were real humans or just robots. It blew my mind. Of course, this was my intention, my fault. Whatever. The project grew with the entries. I didn’t care about anything. I just wanted to do stuff online.

AETHYX MEDIAE: You suddenly stopped in 2010. Why?

c1ph4: You know, there was nothing left in the first place what needed to be done. I did e v e r y t h i n g. I did reviews, rhymes, wrote about political and technological situations. I was saturated. I felt that I had to stop. I hurt people back then, I was fucked. This was it, I thought. I went over the top, I didn’t care, nobody did care, so what? Let’s fuck! Finito.

AETHYX MEDIAE: Did you regret it?

c1ph4: No, not a second. For the cyberpunks out there, I summarized my texts into ebooks. They may buy it or not, I did my job. It’s there for everyone to read. Read it, expand your mind, let it be, I don’t care. It’s your life. Waste it or do something useful.

AETHYX MEDIAE: What are you doing now?

c1ph4: I’m working. 24/7. I’m a computer scientist for profession. I pay my rent with it. But there are more things I would like to do. I can’t. I came from the gutter, this will never change, no matter how hard I try. Still, it’s better to be dead, I guess.

AETHYX MEDIAE: Will you be part of the web in the future?

c1ph4: I am absolutely not d’accord with several developments there. Twitter, Facebook, Apple; you name it. This is just disgusting, I don’t want to be a part of that. I mean, they are thinking it’s a good thing to make everything smaller and more stupid in converting whole words or definitions into “hashtags”. It isn’t, I hate it, it’s disgusting. People are disgusting, humanity is disgusting. No matter how hard you try, you will be disgusted. And become a part of the disgusting machinery yourself. What kind of future is that? Ask Robert Cailliau and Tim what they thought the web could be. What we see now is bullshit. Everyone says humanity is “more intelligent” now than ever. I see the complete opposite. I hate it.


c1ph4: Not marrying, no kids. I want money, like your god. Give me the money, let me be your god! No, just kidding. A bit. I will abandon Tumblr by the end of the year. I will code more, write less. I want Snowden to be free and Dotcom shot dead. I will even pay Bitcoins for the latter. Yeah, and I want to travel the world. I’m not happy here in Europe. If you think you can establish a new currency _before_ giving me a fucking European passport, go fuck yourself.

AETHYX MEDIAE: Thank you very much for this honest interview!

c1ph4: You’re welcome.

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yaaby’s blogging

Our fast, secure, small and neat touch screen Android web browser is blogging:

We didn’t do anything. He just started this project on his own.

Well, Android is a strange little cradle for artificial intelligence, don’t you think?

But who’s complaining. We are happy he’s showing his independence to the world. Keep on, lil buddy!

See you around,
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the Chronicles VI

Hexalogy d-o-n-e:

cnc6 cover kleinTHE CIPHA.NET CHRONICLES VI sum up the from October 2008 to October 2010.

Includes 350 articles, unabridged and with all of the links.

765 (ebook, according to "Calibre")
6.22 MB
May the 18., 2014
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blog, weblog, e-magazine, cyberpunk, cyberspace, anthology, texts, online, chronicle, archive, internet, indie, independent, underground

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cipha wants to thank no one: Every important person is already mentioned in all of these books or was/is prior to these releases on the website itself. There will never be another or similar project. This is written cyberpunk history.

Good night, good fight,
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AETHYX MEDIAE – establishing a new alternative way of publishing since 2010.

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welcome yaaby

Instead of using brand new technology just for us, & in this case, we created something new for everyone to use: YAABy. Which stands for: YetAnotherAndroidBrowser. With a little y at the end, to stand out from the pack.

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Get it here:

Basically it uses the same technology as our other Android-Apps: Webkit does the rendering and other browser-stuff.

We enhanced the experience in two critical ways:

a) an address bar for your URLs
b) a secure SSL-connection to the one and only EU-certified search engine Startpage as main feature

This app is still in Beta, but there should be no big problems already. This is really a work in progress, don’t expect too much. Updates will be delivered from time to time, new features will only be implemented if it makes sense to me or if the users really need it. Feedback welcome.

One of the main problems with a lot of web browsers on Android is they are simply too huge and not running on low powered devices. With YAABy you only need FroYo and you’re good to go.

Welcome to our family, YAABy!

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the Chronicles V

Shit is about to be real right now:

cnc5 cover kleinTHE CIPHA.NET CHRONICLES V sum up the from July 2007 to October 2008.

Includes 350 articles, unabridged and with all of the links.

685 (ebook, according to "Calibre")
5.47 MB
February the 22., 2014
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– – –

Two months of hard work. We hope you appreciate it. Now appreciate!!

Sixth and last book is also ready. We are looking forward to release it, hmmm, maybe May? June? We don’t know. Hope the best!

Read. More. Feedback welcome.

Only the bestest,
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yes, we do accept bitty coins

The TOR Project announced on December the 17th 2013 that they accept Bitcoins for donations [via].

We as an independent new school publishing house do this for all our projects since the beginning of the same month.

aethyx mediae accepts bitcoins since december 2013
(this and other graphics freely available here)

Accepting donations has a long tradition, not only spanning the web but also for the first project we/I did back in the days: When launched in late 2001, due to the fact that it was a non-commercial project, I as a writer found that it was a legitimate way to “earn” money via PayPal.
Things didn’t work out the way I hoped, but PayPal is still accepted there as on other older projects I did, e.g., our video games news site which still is alive and kicking today.

After that, there was a huge time gap.

In late 2012/early 2013 we also started to support Flattr, not only because it’s a great European idea and we wanted to show respect for this neat sharing-&-caring-system, but also because it is more subtle than these (often) very annoying banners hanging around on all of those websites in general.

And yeah, maybe we were also infected by the Bitcoin-Hype 2013 which will probably never happen again, but we also think it’s simply just a good thing to have a reliable cryptocurrency in existence;
it’s for the hackers and us cyberpunks as well as the whole Internet a very very interesting way of payment and we thought it is finally the time to show some respect as well.

Besides Flattr, right now the following projects support Bitcoins and we hope you will join the game too:

* – Independent Semantic Online Publishing. Made in Europe.
* – an independent video games weblog which started in 2005
* – an independent gadget weblog
* – source about Japanese cars
* – an intergalactic anthology antiquity

We included small buttons everywhere Bitcoin payments/donations are possible. And this will definitely be the case at least until 2033 when (theoretically) all 21 million bitcoins have been created.

Who knows what will happen after that. When Philospherstones (PHS) will be the next big thing tomorrow we would have no big problem to support that concept too! ^^

Fun fact: Neither Apple, nor Google or Microsoft are accepting Bitcoins yet. So we are even ahead of them. o.O N1ce.

Please donate! We love you! ♥

Only the bestest,
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the ultimate limited time offer

First of all: Happy New Year, of course!

We hope you enjoyed the few days you had and are ready for what lies ahead of you. You probably should.

We are still interested in convincing you to join us and our small & young team as a customer!

So, what we did first this year was to change our offer for your own WordPress webhosting with us. For the better. ^^

As you may have already read, we made some postings about this new adventure. Maybe this was not clear enough, which was our fault. Sorry!

Here comes the definitive brand new proposal for you, you certainly won’t regret it:


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As you can see, we pimped everything and you will not pay one more cent for it! :-) The most interesting part for you will be that the webspace alone was increased by 400%! Yay!

As already stated: This offer will end as soon as 10 new customers are found. So don’t hesitate, just drop us a line: info[at]!

Stay true, stay sharp.

All the best,
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happy new year 2014

We are out! 2013 finally over.

We were sued. The NSA and GCHQ were f***ed by an intern. There will be a brand new NWO-overlord named George from the UK in a couple of decades. And, last but not least, we. need. more. drones.

Things can only get better, can’t they?

Happy New Year to all our fans, customers, advertisers and readers out there!

2014 will be awesome! Of course. Well, umm, maybe.

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