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Innovative defense of wireless networks
Pete Stevens' neighbors were "stealing" his wireless internet access. So he decided to secure it in an original fashion. First he mapped all their web requests to go to KittenWar (danger! high saccharin levels). Then he decided to hook them up to a proxy server that would turn their internet literally on its head: Here are the technical details :). Via MonkeyBites ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 17, 2007 9:37 AM

Barcopedia - Turn your webcam into a barcode scanner
StreetTech just ran an item about a website called LibraryThing. It lets you populate an online catalog of your books by scanning the barcodes on the covers into your computer. The interesting question is - How do you scan a barcode into a PC and onto the web? Gareth from StreetTech suggests using something called a CueCat. This is an old barcode scanner gadget that was distributed freely to magazine subscribers a few years back (all Wired subscribers received them at some point). These things are ......

Posted On Monday, January 8, 2007 2:48 PM

LineRider – When wasting time on the web becomes art
If you think you don't have a life – working hard hours on code, spending your free time on open source projects – you need to take a look at the LineRider phenomena and rethink that. LineRider (beta!) is flash game, or to follow its inventor more accurately, a flash toy where you draw the two dimensional course for a cute bobsledder. Complete with an amusing implementation gravity and inertia it's a fun way to waste a few minutes online. Unless, of course, you're insane. You're welcome to go to ......

Posted On Thursday, November 23, 2006 3:52 PM

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