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    1/1/11 - A great day for the Dawg

    By StankDawg

    So yesterday was a pretty cool day for geeks worldwide since it was January 1, 2011 which is almost a perfect default date. 1/1/11 (1111) is pretty interesting in and of itself. It only happens once in a millennium (at least in this format) so being the geek that I am, I had to seize the day and make a big change in my life. A little while ago, I made a post about how I have never proposed to anyone before (despite what one delusional person thinks). Well, that is no longer the case. Yesterday, on 1/1/2011 right after midnight, I proposed to my girlfriend. She said yes! She doesn't really get the significance of the date so much, but she knows that it is important to me and is happy that I am happy (having someone care whether or not I am happy is a foreign concept to me). She also agreed to try to have the wedding on the ULTIMATE default day which will be this November 11. That right, we are going to get married on 11/11/2011 unless something stops us (Veterans day might close some offices down). I did not plan for this to work out this way, but it seems fitting that I get married on 11/11/11. Not only does it have the hacker significance, but truthfully it is pretty HUGE when you think of the scope of that possible date. We are in the middle of a sequence of dates (starting in 2001) where we can have these dates lineup up once per year. For example, we had 01/01/01 in 2001 and then 02/02/02 in 2002 and so on. Next year will be the last year of this cycle at 12/12/12. But this year is the magical one for hackers and for me personally. It will not happen again for an entire millennium on 11/11/3011. Yes, you can argue that it sort of happens on 11/11/2111 (or any 100 year cycle from there) but that is an odd number of "1"s and just isn't the same. Besides, I will be long dead by then. This perfect alignment of dates has only happen 2 times in all of history. 11/11/0011 was the true default date and then again on 11/11/1011. There was also a magical 11/11/1111 which will never happen again as well. Sometimes things just happen the way that they are supposed to. This is the kind of story that not many people can claim and hopefully a great story for our children (no, not yet). Call it fate, call it faith, call it luck. I don't care what it is, but it feels right and I am as happy as I have ever been in my life. I love my fiancee (it will be tough to get used to that word) very much and I am glad I waited for her to appear in my life. Happy new year everyone! I hope yours goes as well as mine! Oh yeah and every...and I mean EVERYTHING...including my wedding day...is always on default!
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  1. Well, I am not sure if hosting is the best wording there, but now that we are on a nice stable new server, we are able to offer any sites or hacking groups who want their own IRC channel or channels a place to live.

    IRC.BINREV.NET is our official IRC network and home of a very active #binrev community. Beyond that, it also houses channels for the assorted BR groups (not many left these days), the HPR channel, and many more. If you have a small community and want to have a reliable server where you can have your own registered channels and nicks, run bots (not botnets, lets be clear about that), and join a server that is already active with members that may cross over into your channels or channels that you may also join, then binrev.net is the place for you.

    Contact me if you are interested. I'm pretty easy to find. Post a reply to this entry if all else fails.

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    I am working on some services that will only be available over Tor's hidden services. I've documented on my Onionland article on what hidden services are and how to access these sites. Here are some of the projects I'm working on:

    • Onionland mirror of Area51 Archives
    • Onionland search engine based off of Yacy
    • Mutli-lingual starter kits for onionland browsing

    If you are interested in my progress or would like to help, feel free to contact me.

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    Using a netbook for work has become a great convenience for me. Only two big problems with netbooks at the moment (yeah, sure there are more, but these are the most annoying for me): the Atom is not an ideal CPU for daily needs, being moderately to extremely under-powered for a lot of daily use and the screen resolution is way too low. After reading about the dual-core AMD Neo X2 I immediately ebayed my old netbook for a Toshiba Satellite T110/T130.

    The biggest downside with this Toshiba, for me, was the only available o/s was Windows 7. Unfortunately, I use a lot of apps that require Windows XP, so an XP downgrade was necessary. Looking around the net there were really no guides to performing the downgrade, just a lot of people looking for assistance. After a few hiccups, and a lot of searching for drivers, XP is now installed with 99% of the hardware working.

    The first step was to get an SSD installed. The Toshiba came from the factory with a 5400RPM hdd. Put simply, the SSD option was just way overpriced, so an SSD was purchased separately. The install, though voiding the warranty, was fairly straight forward besides the fact some new tools were needed: a small torx wrench and some needle nose vice-grips. The need for vice-grips was because I managed to strip one of the screws attaching the HDD.

    The first thing to get XP installed is to get SATA drivers working in XP. While most OEM versions of XP (from Dell, Asus, etc..) have sata support they're sketchy at best with the direct to consumer xp releases. I choose to slipstrean the drivers into a custom XP install using nLite. Details on this are another how-to unto itself; google is your friend here.

    Now that XP is sata aware there is one other adjustment must be made before XP can see the ssd. In the BIOS of the Toshiba sata support must be set to compatibility mode. After that is done the WinXP Installer should recognize all sata disks.

    Getting all the hardware working was just a matter of combing the net for compatible drivers. Below is a synopsis of each piece of hardware followed by a link to download them all in a rar file.

    Video: working

    this was the easiest, just went to ATI's site and downloaded xp drivers for the Radeon HD 3200.

    Wlan: working

    found drivers for the RTL8187se chipset at Realtek's site

    Ethernet: working

    Athereos ar8132 from MSI's site.

    Sound: partially working

    got the contexant chipset drivers from Toshiba's site from a notebook that had xp downgrade options. yet to try and get HDMI audio working; I'd rather the thing had a PC Express card slot instead of an HDMI port.

    SD reader: working

    got really lucky with this and tried some Realtek drivers that worked.

    here is a rar file containing all the drivers mentioned above. Hope some you who were having trouble find this.

    P.S. if you'd like to run Linux, the Ubuntu install works out of the box after the restricted drivers are enabled.

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    dfb: i hate you

    dude number 1: y?

    dfb: you told nicole i liked her

    dude number 1: i did?

    dude number 1: used to

    dfb: yea she told me

    dfb: i did not

    dude number 1: i said you used to

    dude number 1: you did too

    dfb: but that was lies from teh taplecloth

    dude number 1: and you still love her

    dfb: tablecloth

    dfb: fuck up nega

    dude number 1: nicole and deigo sitting in a tree

    dfb: suck my big cock

    dude number 1: k-i-s-s-i-n-g

    dfb: no

    dude number 1: first comes love

    dfb: i have my gf

    dude number 1: then comes marrige

    dfb: than come my dick in your but hole

    dude number 1: then a baby in the baby carage

    dfb: im to young

    dfb: your stupid

    dfb: no

    dude number 1: You love me, and you know it.

    dfb: i guess your a cool dude

    dfb: :-)

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    I've just installed WebGoat and I'm going through it. This looks great, something like HackThisSite, but it runs on your own machine. I can't believe I missed this on OWASP before.

  3. Some time ago, I realized that to be a good little anarchist, there were certain things in my life I'd have to start to do without. After I got out of the proprietary OS trap, and stopped playing the whole "must have a job, must have good credit" financial scam, and stopped voting, and ditched some of those false ethics that capitalistic society needs for us to believe in so that their whole 10%-rich-vs-90%-poor social model to work, I started focusing my attention to entertainment.

    Now, I'm not that difficult to entertain. I read a lot, I mess around with Linux a lot, and I'll make whatever kind of art I'm inspired to make at any given moment. But sometimes one wants to sit back and, say, watch a movie or listen to an album or something. The problem with the latter forms of entertainment is that they support the broken business model that is Time Warner, Vivendi, EMI, and, what, a couple other big companies?

    So, in short, I figured out I had to start really being serious about local and independent art.

    The problem there is, how do we define "independent"? It's always been a problem with art, because sometimes "independent" simply means "not in the same vein as the current competition" (which is why some people will define bands like "Bat For Lashes" as "independent" even though they're signed with Astralwerks >> Virgin/EMI), but sometimes it is a more objective statement meaning that an artist is independent of any "big" established business....and of course then you get into the question of what "big" really means. Is an artist not independent if their records are being sold via K Records? they <em>are</em> on a record label, after all. If a group of three independent artists band together to create a cooperative organization to promote their art, are they no longer independent? And so on.

    This was the eternal question for me until at last I started really getting familiar with Free Software and that most marvelous document, the GPL. If we judge Free Software to be free if it is GPL'd, then I reckon the way to judge Free Art is by way of its Creative Common status.

    This makes a lot of sense, but the problem is that there's actually not all that much art out there that is creative commons.

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    Just a few little things get to me about Christmas......

    I have been searching for a Christmas tree and decided to check my local Home Depot. When i walked in i did see them right away so i asked an employee. He responded, "We don't sell Christmas trees." Completely lost i asked why. He said they sell holiday trees so people don't think home depot is pressuring a specific holiday on people? Whats with that. Next thing you know when you go to buy a menorah it will be called a eight armed candle holder....

    "that really grinds my gears." ~ Peter Griffin

  4. Happy to report that the Linksys WMP11 card works perfectly with FreeBSD (and, thus, the pfSense firewall). I did some additional tinkering with the box, and now have the following interfaces:WAN: My DSL connection.LAN: The "normal" home network; this is the network that my RADIUS-enabled WiFi connects to.WiFi: My new access point with the WMP11 card. Currently have it set up as open access, firewalled so that it is Internet only (no connections permitted to other interfaces, and no access to the firewall GUI). pfSense has a "captive portal" option that allows you to force a username/password sign-on via the web before the Internet can be accessed... I may futz around with something like that. Or whatever.DMZ: Normal DMZ interface. Have a laptop running Slackware here that I'm going to make into a web server.XLAN: My own naming convention, for "eXclusive LAN"... or in other words, a LAN with no outbound connections to the Internet or to other interfaces. Toying with the idea of setting up a wargame server or a spare router here and just opening it up for connections from the Internet (for people to play with). For now, there's not even a cable plugged into it... this was more an issue of "Hey, I have a spare ISA slot and a spare ISA network card. Woo."Hm. That's what everybody's home network looks like... right?

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    Date: Apr 12 2008 07:28:00 PM

    From: Outside Caller (Anonymous)

    Uh Oh!

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