GDPR / Privacy

30 June, 2018 — Platschi

Platschis Blog ( has been set up with "data protection by design and by default". In short:

  • Confidentiality: This blog offers SSL encryption by default.
  • Data minimization: This blog does not collect any data from the website visitor. The webserver logs are turned off.
  • Data avoidance: No cookies, no trackers, no collection of personal data. This blog might occasionally contain links to third-party websites that might track you around the web and bypass or simply ignore the GDPR. Click on outgoing links at your own risk.
  • Server Location: The server on which this blog is hosted is located in Germany. There might be a realistic chance that a third-party (secret services, ISPs, etc. etc.) are tracking and recording the traffic to and from this server, and hence this blog.

If you have any further questions regarding the privcacy policy and GDPR appliance of this blog, or just want to say "hello", be welcome to contact me. You can find my email address and PGP Key here on the Contact page.

Tags: english, datenschutz, internet

Transition to new PGP Key

04 February, 2017 — Platschi

In conjunction with changed circumstances, I am transitioning to a new PGP key. Below you can find a key transition statement signed with the new key. You can also download a copy of the statement here. The new key has been cross-signed with the old key. The old key has been set to expire in two month from today. Please use the new key for any future communication.

Weiterlesen... available via Hidden Service

13 January, 2017 — Platschi

In an attempt to learn more about the Tor Project, I've set up a hidden service for this website of mine. Readers (if any) that surf the web with the Tor Browser are welcome to connect to this page from now on with the *.onion link below.

If you have issues verifying the document below, try it with this file.

Hash: SHA256    4gdkzxy2ompqus2hd2xbqtvyy7ikozwlio673bzqyf3g7rqebxse6aqd.onion (port 80)



How to verify

When on a Linux machine, open the Terminal. Download the file and my PGP Key with:

$ wget
$ wget

You might need to download wget beforehand. Alternatively, you could use curl.

After downloading the files, import my PGP Key to your keyring, then attempt to verify the file:

$ gpg --import platschi.asc
$ gpg --verify hidden.txt.asc

Now, if all went fine, you should either see that I signed the document above with my PGP Key, giving you some little extra confidence that it might have been (probably) indeed me putting that link up there. That is, if you trust my PGP Key for what it's worth.

gpg: Signature made Fri 29 Jun 2018 07:08:25 PM -03
gpg:                using RSA key A7433BD99150AE38408D4547D76D9EB36B20DB71
gpg: Good signature from "Ralf Platschkowski " [unknown]
gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!
gpg:          There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner.
Primary key fingerprint: A743 3BD9 9150 AE38 408D  4547 D76D 9EB3 6B20 DB71

Feel free to contact me if you have questions. More to come in the not-so-far future!

Tags: english, datenschutz, internet

The road to immigration in Uruguay

07 September, 2013 — Platschi

"Uruguay is one of the few countries in the world, where it is still easily possible to immigrate."

Phrases like these, or similar, one can find plentyful all over the internet. Indeed, it seems easy to get a residency or working permit for Uruguay, but unfortunately, bureaucracy is always just a stone's throw away. At least, we have to admit, there's barely any physical fighting included, unlike in Moldovan offices.