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First: IT Security Warfare. A rather interesting read, at least for me.
http://mcwresearch.com/archives/496

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.
http://geeketiquette.com/archives/2007/06/27/dresscodes-geek-vs-non-geek/
(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....
http://community.livejournal.com/metaquotes/6156094.html?thread=113259582

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):
http://blog.2blocksaway.com/2006/12/11/building-a-cheap-secure-wireless-wlan-infrastructure-with-openvpn-and-linux-an-advanced-tutorial-of-openvpn/3/
http://openvpn.net/download_action.php?openvpn-2.0.9.zip
http://wiki.cacert.org/wiki/openVPN

Rails! Ruby! Arrrr?:
http://summerofrails.org/

Security:
http://www.priamos-project.com/
http://www.remote-exploit.org/backtrack.html
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...?)

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

Origami (via... [livejournal.com profile] kimoi):
http://www.geocities.com/foldingca/butterflyball.html
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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...

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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..

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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.

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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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Videos:
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)

Products:
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>)
ibneko: (Default)
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5393904704265757054

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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