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First: IT Security Warfare. A rather interesting read, at least for me.

Second: a presentation at the AAAS. Someday, I'll have the self-esteem and guys to stand up in front of a crowd and do that.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL_-1d9OSdk (via [livejournal.com profile] porsupah)

Third, from the interesting Geeketiquette blog, comes the Dresscodes: Geek vs. Non-Geek. Some of it is true, I suppose.
(but potentially worth noting, if you're a geek like I am, and fail to pick up on normal social cues...)

Lastly, via metaquotes (and [livejournal.com profile] porsupah): the interaction between Christianity and Islam, if they're both kids....

And an odd mishmash of links that I need to visit/do/screw/whatnot:
OpenVPN, when on public, unsecured Wifi (project temporarily on hold; uiuc provides vpn that covers everything I need):

Rails! Ruby! Arrrr?:

http://garrett.reid.org/backtrack/ (and why I need a MacBook /Pro)
http://insecurewebapp.sourceforge.net/main/index.html (download and try)

Wifi cracking:
http://kismac.de/_trac/wiki/DWL-G122 (need to locate and buy...?)

http://lrnj.com/ (learning japanese with RPG... something?)

Origami (via... [livejournal.com profile] kimoi):
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Probably of interest to [livejournal.com profile] evrdream33.

I did manage to save a copy of the Tiny Ninja Theater Shakespeare things that played on the Millennium Theatre at the Kennedy Center. But unfortunately, I couldn't find proper software to rip rm streams, and saved the first one using VLC as RAW and the second one using both mplayer and vlc - the former using the -dumpstream option, and the latter using the RAW option.

Unfortunately, I discovered that I have no idea how to convert the raw streams into something I can view, and RealPlayer refuses to play the raw streams. When I find time, I'll try to compare the output from mplayer with the output from vlc - I know mplayer's dumpstream adds the data information to the head of the file, and as a result, RealPlayer will actually agree to read the file... but it refuses to play the files that were streamed live, while files that were recorded and then streamed-on-request play perfectly fine. XP

Stupid RealPlayer...

I didn't think it was that interesting though. Yay, little figures. Yay shakespeare? :\ The Reduced Shakespeare Company (I think that was the name...) was much more interesting to watch.
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RENT was very, VERY good. I only wish I had picked up tickets earlier, so I could have gotten a better seat. But I procrastinated, so I ended up relatively far away from the stage. Not too bad, but I couldn't see nice details (I think I might need new glasses...)

The lighting was nice. Sound... they had the orchestra/'pit' people onstage, under a platform-ish thing. A tad bit odd, since you reduce the available stage space that way... but eh, not too bad.

It was relatively amusing - when we hit the sadder songs (notably Life Support, I'll Cover You-Reprise, Your Eyes), there was a significant increase in shuffling and coughing. I will admit to shedding tears at points - especially at the I'll Cover You-Reprise. It wasn't done with as much emotion as I think could be possible, but it still had it's desired effect.

What I'd give to see it again, with a better seat. Was surprised they didn't actually set fire to the barrel (at the beginning).

There were some parts that aren't included in the soundtrack, annoyingly enough - I thought the soundtrack was complete. Not like it matters too much - the story's still mostly there, but still..

After RENT, I rushed back, got changed, and headed out to Denise's halloween party / her roommate's birthday. Saw Lily/Christine there and ended up not saying hello to them again. Was kinda afraid it'd stir up unnecessary drama. Or that they'd kill me or something. ::sighs:: Other J-net people were there too... mmm... pictures were taken, and eventually, I lent out the catears to other people to try on. Possibly a bad idea, one drunk girl (hmm, never caught her name..) kept taking them from me. And tried to take my tail, which is near impossible, as it's worn on a belt... anyhow, the clips for one of the ears have come loose - I need to fix it later. ::sighs:: That's going to be... interesting, I think, since I think they were sown on before the rest of the ear was sown together.

I wasn't unsocial the entire time. =^^=v I was tired though, so much of the time was spent watching people and leaning against the wall.

Alright, bed now, keep nodding off.

Remember that video about dragon training? And silly burning knights and a princess? I found the original video (we think it's original), so no more youtube link. Instead, here's a megaupload link. File is 50 MB, approx.
Ritterschlag video: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GZHDQ0IH
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Got my cat ears and tail in the mail today from bunnywarez. Good stuff. And they've got good customer service. Also got a cute bunny pin too.

Also, remember this google video ("Ritterschlag")? There was a request for a higher quality version, so I went, and eventually found a 50 MB avi. Quality's not _that_ much better, but hey, avi, standalone, nice stuff. Remind me to upload it.

And it appears that I will be collecting the Fruits Basket manga. So here's this link, for later use: http://www.stoptazmo.com/fruit_basket/
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http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=8689588039109500601 (err, dragon training. Watch it. Anyone remember the Dealing with Dragons/Searching for Dragons/etc. series? Via [livejournal.com profile] porsupah)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJiNEU7gTN0 (time more headroom advert. Via [livejournal.com profile] dduane)

http://www.voltagehairgel.com/ (Glowing hairgel, doesn't require blacklight, via mmm, [livejournal.com profile] porsupah I believe.)
The Big Ass Swiss Knives... err, toolkit. (via [livejournal.com profile] dduane
http://community.livejournal.com/bunnywarez/7570.html (Kitten Mittens, also via lj user=porsupah>)
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That is why you don't want to remove the heatsink WHILE the computer is still running.

::cracked up so much::

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