Friday, 30 September 2005

Using wikipedia as a technical referance guide

Wikipedia is probably one of the most popular and accurate wikis about anything and everything out there - sort of like the 'hitchhikers guide to the galaxy' but it's also got some good technical definitions in there, often including links to other sites where you can get related software and tools. For example, here's a page on internet proxies. Quite a nice summary of all the different types/uses of internet proxies, I thought.

This included a link to this handy page which tells you what proxy you're behind. This is useful if you're at work and you want to know your external IP address and whether your proxy is an anonymous proxy or not.

The reason I went there, is I'm thinking of setting up my own anonmyous proxy at home, that I can connect to to hide my browsing traffic because I'm not sure I trust the squares at work and I disslike the idea of them being able to see my personal stuff going over their network (so what if it's your network? It's my data!). If I get my backside in gear and get it done, I'll do a quick how-to post about it later.

Radio shows about hacking

DDP HackRadio

Lots of shows about hacking and hacking-related topics. Well worth a look!

Saturday, 10 September 2005

F***ing with telemarketers

For a while now, I've been mulling over the idea of using my spare old 56k modem for somthing -maybe a voicemail or recorded message to anoy telemarketers on my lan-line- but then I found the mother of all telemarketer-anoying projects...

The telecrapper 2000!

Share and enjoy!

found via hack a day

Monday, 5 September 2005

Webcams on default

This is so cool:

The register: web cams open to all

hackaday article

Read, try, have fun but please, don't be an a$$-hat with this.

Sadly my searches for nudist beaches have come up empty handed :(

Friday, 2 September 2005

Scientology is as evil as it is stupid

Saun Kenedy often goes off on a rant on rant radio about this but here's another good summary I found:

YAFM!

The Time article here: "Ruined lives. Lost fortunes. Federal crimes. Scientology poses as a religion but really is a ruthless global scam -- and aiming for the mainstream"

So... why is this still legal, exactly?

Yet, speaking out against it might soon be illegal in Britain. The new act they're working on would make it an offence to 'incite religious hatred' (interpret that how you will). So for instance, when I saw one of these idiots on the street giving out 'free personality tests' and I yelled over 'killed anyone recently?', that probably counted. So sue me. I think people should hate scientology - it's an EVIL CULT.

In this day and age we're just too damn PC to fight back. Pathetic really.