Welcome to ~ Project BlackHole2020 ~
A project of ❤️ and ☕️.
“I’m just a guy who codes for fun…”
My desire to combine all the things I love about design, programming, music, and creating things culminated into this ceremonial letting-go project.
It all started as an idea in my sketchbook, a joke about how bad 2020 was… everything felt like it was “just a blackhole…“
If you’d like to read the full creation story, check it out on Medium!
We live in the era of solid state drives with firmware that makes multi-pass erasing mostly pointless. In fact many SSDs will outright prevent it. Gone are the days of using “DoD 5220.x” methods. Forget Guttman papers on erasure methods. Single pass, crypto-randomized overwriting is sufficient for 99.9% of personal data erasure needs.
The SSD Method:
Using a cryptographically randomized number generator, write pseudo-randomized patterns of bytes across each file.
Each file’s creation/modification dates are erased.
These two steps defeat the majority of file recovery tools and give you some more peace of mind than simply the recycling bin does.
Note: If you’ve got uber-serious-security-needs, this ain’t the software for you! I am certain these methods can be defeated by enough will power to do so.
A Project of Love
I hope this project helps leave the Internet a lil’ bit better than yesterday.
If you feel so inclinded, please consider donating ❤️ and ☕️ funds to the project. They go a long way towards creating more of this on the Internet!