november, 23, 2002 archives


a new server has been ordered. with luck, it will be colocated by the first of december, but i assume the turkey holiday will interfere with that. i'm still mulling over whether i want to try to eliminate my home server completely. i'll probably wait to see how reliable the colocated server is.

this will hopefully mean the end of the intermittent problems with, and push me over the hill in getting motivated to work on it (and various other little projects) some more.

it does mean i'll be leaving pair networks, which is a shame because they've been great. the desire to have my own server to abuse is just too strong. the question now is whether i'll steal more customers by offering to host some of the friends i've referred to them, since i'll have bandwidth to spare.

here is a three part article about setting up ipsec on mac os x (jaguar). since jaguar just uses the networking stack from the kame project, the documentation there is probably also nearly directly applicable.

(here's some thoughts from john gilmore on why you might care.)

this salon premium article about the threat of shoulder-mounted missile attacks on commercial airliners covers a subject that i've mulled in my head while out walking, since i live under one of the flight paths into burbank airport. i'm pretty shocked this hasn't become a common type of terrorist attack, since it seems like it would be nearly impossible to defend against.

anyway, it's worth clicking through the four-part mercedes ad to get the free day of salon premium access to check the article out.

the lessig challenge

lawrence lessig, in his keynote at the o'reilly open source conference, challenged the audience to give more money to organizations fighting on the side of good in the copyright wars. luke francl is documenting his contributions. my monthly vig to the media/telecommunications goons is higher (about $100 for between my phone, dsl connection, and cable, but i think i'm doing pretty good in rising to the challenge. i've given about $800 to the eff this year (most of that a chunk of the money i got for speaking at oscon), and while that's less than what i'll have spent on phone+dsl+cable+music+movies, that's pure money to fuel the fight (minus some stickers).

in the new year, i'll probably kick some money to as well. epic, the cryptorights foundation, and cpsr also look like worthy causes in the same vein. any other suggestions?

(link to luke via boing boing.)

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