Thursday, June 18, 2009

Proxies for the Iranian protestors

I noticed over on planet.ubuntu.com that one user is calling for volunteers to setup anonymous squid proxies to allow the protestors uncensored access to the net. He has nice How-To setup including ACL lists to block access to Iranian government agencies and how to communicate information regarding your proxy. If you have a virtualization setup, this would most likely be an easy and secure way to create the proxy and then take it down later.

If anyone is interested you can find more info on his blog post here...

http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2009/06/18/create-anonymous-squid-proxy-for-iranian-election-protestors/

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Geocaching

From reading other posts here, I know there are geocachers lurking around. I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with the geomatejr, but this is one slick device. It's geocaching right out the box, and for $69.95 you can't go wrong. I picked one up yesterday and immediately tried it out and it worked awesome, leading me directly to the closet geocache.

It's going to be getting an update kit which will be available soon (July) that will let you update the database and allow software updates. If you're into spontaneous geocaching, just pull this out and fire it up.

Read more about it here... http://www.geomatejr.com







Wednesday, June 10, 2009

How's your ISP stack up?










gotta love the .edu pipes!