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2005 October 15

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128K Line in the bathroom

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PSINet Japan's POP in Joi Ito's bathroom circa 1994

I lent them my bathroom to be their first POP in Japan. (People wouldn’t rent space to an unknown US company.) I was probably one of the first people in Japan to have a 128K leased line in their toilet.

Joi Ito about PSINets expansion to Japan (via his bathroom). Nowadays, among other things, he’s on the board of directors of creative commons.

I probably shouldn’t be admitting this, but the truth is: I like geeky people.

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CNN special: Online Evolution

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uh, i LOVE it: a CNN special called “Online Evolution“. nice intro to idea, timeline and key players of the internet; nice & acessible user statistics; and the whole content structured quite smartly into three categories:

  1. how has the internet changed?
  2. who changed the internet?
  3. how has the internet changed you?

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online travel tools

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note to self: check out [travelpod]

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DNS Blocking

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Wo wir gerade bei geblockten IP-Adressen sind:

Hier gibt’s eine kurze Anleitung, wie man die Blockade umgehen kann. Falls man zum Beispiel gerade in Südkorea ist, und eine nordkoreanische Website ansehen möchte.


Nochmal die Links:
Von datenreise.de alternative (ungefilterte) DNS-Server,

und vom CCC die Browser-Einstellungen.

15 Oct

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fashion victim

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fashion victim

oh, and this dude even has a website, which turns out to be kind of funny. (what is it with me, that i tend to find websites of military dictatorships so amusing?)

Note that to enter the website, you get tunneled through a “leader” website, where both the great leader and the dear leader wave at you.

also, i just heard that from someone in south korea that access to all north korean websites is blocked. that was new to me: does south korea filter a lot of stuff?

[file under: funny dictators; web 0.9]

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free culture

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… the whole Dick Hardt keynote thing reminded me of another classic: Lawrence Lessig’s presentation about free culture.

In case you haven’t seen it yet, go watch it. Right now. Hm?

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Identity 2.0

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Dick Hardt (Sxip.com) speaks at OSCOM, the O’Reilly Open Source Conference.

Excellent stuff on identity 2.0. I.e.: How do you identify yourself on the web 2.0, who to trust and how to establish a trust network, and how to prove that you are actually you?

Really, really good stuff.

[via die romantische komödie]