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Practical Coprocesses

Introduction Coprocesses expose a way to run a subshell asychronously, while maintaining full communication through pipes. In a typical script, you can run commands in the background (asychronously) with the & operator. This allows tasks to be worked...

Vimrc

I've read through a lot of vimrc's, borrowing a line here or there over the past 5 years! The best nuggets and my own findings are all distilled here for your perusal. What's the best way to use this? Skim through, find something that sounds...

Hal

Introduction Hal is a artificial intelligence I wrote for the Minecraft server I run. Here I hope to shed some light onto what he does and how he works. I'm going to run with the anthropomorphized 'he' even though Hal is really just a bunch of shell...

Adventures in Anonymity

There are a lot of ways to gain some anonymity on the web, of which proxies and VPNs are quite common. In particular, Squid3, SSH, Tor, and OpenVPN are great free options if you're looking to run your own service. I've used all of these while...

Technology and Free Thought

Many new technologies, such as search engines, have made an incredible variety of information available to more people than ever before. This information includes ideas and data that may have only been available to a select few, and only under...

Elite Proxies

Abstract In computer networks, a proxy server acts as an intermediary for requests between a client and a server. Generally, proxies serve as load reducing agents by caching frequently accessed web materials. Their access to message contents puts them...