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Linus announced Linux v2.0 on Usenet

   "Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen a angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had."-- Linus Torvalds

Linux tips

Tips And Tricks.

A huge collection of tips!

Memorabilia and Funny Junk

These are a few things I've collected over the years, please e-mail me if I have violated some laws. I'll be some what immediate in removing the content. Shift click to download.

Windows 95 Sucks.mp3. 2.0MB

Steve from M$ a little excited! 3.0MB

Steve from M$ a little sweaty and excited! 1.6MB

Bill Gates with windows 98 Crash On Live TV. 2.4MB

Vista fails. 3MB

Linus's e-mail introducing linux to a community.

Blue Screen Of Death.

Penguin Poe.

How To Write Unmaintainable Code.

Few computer going pictures.

Wallpapers, screensavers, and such.

A really sad sight!

Remote shoe exploit.

Look what Big Brother keeps track of.

We're all in it together.

Compete with Linux.

Linux Links

Get Counted

Script I've Written

Please read before execution! Shift click to download.

WMA2MP3 - A simple rough script I use for encoding large amounts of WMAs to MP3s.

wma2mp3 - bash.


Tux B-day cake.

Linux |;P)  Oh, where do I start. I use to be a full-time rock and ice climber, then I bought a computer at Walmart. I had played with computers when I was 11-13 years old. So computers weren't entirely a new passion for me, just a GIANT LEAP FORWARD IN TIME from the Apple IIc and the Atari 400.

   Toast to all those who remember the applecat modem, blue boxing, dial up text only bbss, the first mouse, box hacking and phreaking, the famous crack pages of the infamous Capt Crunch, the video game Captain Goodnight, and the good old 5.25" disk. There seems to be only a few of you folks left. And dear heavens, I would love to chat with you if ya live in my state and remember such things as The Frozen Wizard, The Freeze, The Farm, and The Pirates Guild. For it's been a long time.

    So I was plagued with windows ME for about five months on that HP walmart special. Then one day a linux cd arrived in the snail mail, which was then quickly installed. I, the armchair scientist at heart, have stuck to linux ever since. So now these days I enjoy making a living as a network engineer. Linux being my workstation and server platform of choice. I really enjoy the science of routing, switching, and network security within the Sonicwall, Cisco, and Dell platforms. I maintain a fairly large honeynet as well, so intrusion forensics is a passion of mine too. I know a few programming languages at the administrator level, I'm certainly not a programmer. I also enjoy water cooling and overclocking my personal computers.

   What really pulled me into linux from the very start was the ruthless free spirited user community. Some of the most knowledgeable linux folks I have ever come across are nearly always willing to passionately help another user understand something, the forums and LUGs are a testament to this. Some have compared it to certain feverish Eastern religions. THANK YOU Linus Torvalds.

Why I don't use Microsoft Windows as my primary platform

I see Windows as a disposable OS. Which leads to quickly disposed computers. Which leads to more pollution.
I see that life is about experiencing it, with windows my creative faculty hits a wall.
Users are forced to use a GUI, thus a heavy weight is placed on the user's feet.
Feels like a sinking ship as the days go by. Because it's so darn disposable.
I have issues with authority, I see to many holes in it.
The desktop is to close to the kernel for my likes.
They prey upon consumers, that's scary folks!
Security and common runtime issues.

Why I use Microsoft Windows

I have issues with authority, I see to many holes in it.
I like to study exploits and vulnerabilities.
Others do.

BAT Cave   Linux

Abit iC7G P4I875P (old school overclock)

Pentium 4 2.8C 800fsb OC@3.2 2.5,5,3,2 [1.55v CPU][2.6RAM][66:33 AGP/PCI]
8 usb 2.0, intel Gigbit lan, Onboard Realtek 6-channel audio, firewire
Patriot PDC2G3200LLK 3200 1000x4 DDR400
Radeon X1650 PRO 512M
Water cooled CPU and northbridge with custom cooling duct, and window mod
Northbridge block: Danger Den MPC (Intel 865/875) chipset block
CPU block: Swiftech APOGEE universal CPU block
Pump: 1/2" ID Swiftech MCP 655
Reservoir: Danger Den 5.25 bay
Radiator: Swiftech MCR220

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Shuttle ST20G5

AMD Anthon XP 64 dual core Manchester 2.2
XFX Geforce 6800GS 256MB GDDR3 PCIE
USB 2.0, Gigbit lan, 8 ch audio, Firewire
GSkill 3200 1000x2 DDR400


Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9550 (12M Cache, 2.83 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
12 usb 2.0, two intel Gigbit lan, Onboard Realtek ALC 883 7.1 HDA
6 sata and 1 ide - 640GB Raid 1, 1TB Raid 1, 300GB Raid 0, 500GB
1 PCIEx16, 1 PCIEx8, 5PCI, 4 serial ports
GSkill 2000x4 8G of ram
Nvidia GeForce FX 5200

Zaurus SL5500 (still got mine!)

OpenZaurus 3.5.3
Opie 1.2.0

Linksys WCF12 Compact Flash Wireless Antenna Card Hack for the Zaurus

  These cards are fairly cheap on ebay. Open up the antenna end to expose the board, solder remove the antenna that's in place; small yellow brick looking thing. Purchase or build a RP-TNC pigtail (got mine off of a bricked Cisco Aironet 350) and solder this in place. The big pad I used for the sheath and the small pad I used for the core of the coax (it works (shrug)). The results in Kismet are very noticeable, I pick up APs a Kilometer or more away with my Zaurus. Now the continued health of my Zaurus I know not, but those are kinda cheap on ebay too. At the end I use cardboard with electrical tape to support the pigtail weight.

WCF12 picture 1
WCF12 picture 2
WCF12 picture 3

A Fun WRT54G Hack

  Install firmware on to a Linksys wrt54g access point, then connect a 12 db omni on to a tripod. Connect the omni to the access point with lmr400 coax, fire up kismet on the access point and keep track of the neighborhood wireless networks. Sorta like a wireless IDS.

Antenna picture 1
Antenna picture 2

Few good books/manuals

Mastering Regular Expressions by Jeffrey, E. F. Friedl
Learning Perl by Randal L. Schwartz & Tom Phoenix
LPI Linux Certification In A Nutshell by Jeffrey Dean
Hack Proofing Your Network by Ryan Russell
Hack Proofing Linux by James Stanger
Linux Server Hacks by Rob Flickenger
Linux Command Instant Reference
The Linux Documentation Project
Counter Hack by Ed Skoudis

Favorite Languages

Bash, I love bash...85% of my work is done in bash.
Perl, next to bash, I bang away at perl code.
I use to play with C.

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