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Anonymity

I’ve setup IIP, the Invisble IRC Project. Just as the name suggests, it’s anonymous IRC. It doesn’t work as a bouncer and connect you to normal IRC servers such as dalnet or 2600net, but rather functions as it’s own irc server. Here’s a better description. You can find me hanging out in #anonymous and #freenet.

Speaking of Freenet, I hadn’t really messed with it since my last experiment in March but just yesterday I got it back up and running. After leaving my node up for 24 hours and messing with the config a bit, it seems to operate quite nicely. I recommend anybody (with a broadband connection) to check it out. You can find many interesting files in it.

Has anybody heard of JAP? I think it stands for Java Anonymity and Privacy. Anyway, it’s small java application (meaning that it is extremely portable: nix, windows, and mac versions available) that makes your web surfing anonymous. The way it works is sorta difficult to explain, check out their website. All you have to do is set your browser to proxy through 127.0.0.1:4001. Because it’s based in Germany, you don’t have to worry about the shifty American government tracing you (well, you do, but laws and such make it harder).
I’ve only been using it for an hour or so, but so far it appears to work quite nicely. It is without a doubt easier than my previous method (daily visits to stayinvisible.com and pinging each foreign server labeled as ‘high anonymity’ for the best response times).

I’ve also just discovered CryptoMail. Haven’t had a chance to check it out yet. Does anybody else have any expierence with them?

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New Design

In celebration of summer vacation, I’ve redone the design a bit. Pretty much all the sections have been updated with the new style sheet (which has actually been online for a while now) and have had their code cleaned.
My stylesheet is now W3C valid and my code is all valid XHTML Transitional. It’s actually valid XHTML Strict, with the exception of the iframes.

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1111

AT&T Wireless is in the progress of updating their voicemail system. This means all passwords get reset back to the default 1111#. Have fun.

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Somebody try this

Try installing Windows XP (home or pro, I don’t think it matters which) and don’t register it but say you’re on a docked laptop. I’ve heard this somehow voids the registration requirement. Do this before you update anything, of course. Contact me if it works.

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Xine

I decided I’d try the “unofficial” version of Xine (unofficial because it comes with DeCSS) today. While I was at it, I went ahead and got a few other packages with it (real codecs, MPEG4, DivX and Windows Media Player etc). After uninstalling the version that comes with Mandrake 9.1, I had my new Xine back-up and running in less than 5 minutes. Now I can watch any kind of movie in the wonderful GUI that is Xine, including my legally purchased but CSS encrypted DVDs. So far, I’ve watched the Half-Life2 video, Doom3 video, The Fellowship of the Ring, and The Matrix.
I’ll post a tut. on getting everything to work in the phorums later.

Oh, and I went a little trigger-happy on the screenshot button during the Matrix. Here you go.

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