In this modern world, there are many technologies about which I know little and understand virtually nothing of their workings. (As long as they work, I'm glad that they do; I don't need to know the finer details.) This is despite the fact that I have over ten years' worth of experience as a software/Web developer. At least I know, to some extent, how much I don't know. Cryptography, in general, is one of these mysteries (but Mathematics has long been something that breaks my brain). Syncthing, remote assistance tools and Honeygain are three others. (That's assuming Honeygain works as advertised, which it seems to.)
As far as I can tell, the caveats seem to be that it's quite a slow form of earning passive income (but then I have yet to find one that isn't), it requires aan always-on Internet connection since it consumes (and presumably shares) Internet data (not ideal on a capped data plan) and it uses Google and Facebook APIs (which is definitely not cool). On the plus side, it pays out in either USD or BTC (although only after reaching a minimum of $20 USD, which takes ages to reach) and runs on .net. Putting it through DotPeek might solve some of the mystery (and maybe a fork when I get up to speed with C#).
I've been running it for a few days after following a referral link. So far, I've made about $5.80 off it, in total. It's definitely one for running while connected to free Wi-Fi. I need to conserve my Wi-Fi connection for work-related use only. There are some advantages to moving back home.
For now, though, I must have some breakfast before filling out a job-related questionnaire from an employment agency and hunting for freelance gigs that pay crypto.
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