i woke up this morning and had this kinky idea… >>>
okeee…one can use it on a phone but not on a 2.4Ghz Macbook Pro running Leopard…whuuut?
after my number one procrastination gadet is gone, it’s time to continue reclaiming my braintime instead of wasting it on totally useless things. time to stop following the luring cybernetic commodity fetishism lurking beneath the spectacle of so-called “social networks.”
let’s face it! what started out as a useful means of keeping in touch with old friends and co-workers or tracking one’s favorite venues, tools for online promotion and communication – social networking has become much more than that! the social network begins to feel like a social cobweb keeping us attached 24/7.
facebook, twitter, google+, foursquare, you name them: their services are omnipresent and constantly open in several tabs of our browsers – with notifications popping up every minute, keeping us updated and – much more important – very occupied!
the constant occupation of our consiousness does not only keep us from being productive instead – it transforms us from being customers of convenient services to us being faithful resources that can be drained and loyal products to be sold.
yeah whatever! we all know that already! >>>
step one accomplished. i did it. the number one hub that unifies all my digital life in one plastic body: my emails, contact information of everyone i know, my photos, my facebook, my twitter, my foursquare. digital traces of who and where i am. my second brain and my interface to the digital world i have always with me: my smartphone.
i ditched it.
in mid 2009 i bought a HTC Hero (GSM) smartfone and i was amazed by the endless possibilites. but soon the first glitches happened, it crashed, froze, wifi stopped working, i wasn’t able to charge it anymore, and i had it sent in for repair and maintenance twice.
i started to be annoyed by this fone i spent so much money on because it seemed that most flaws it had resulted from operating system and software bugs.
eventually i flashed a custom ROM on it (VillainROM 12.0.0) which took days of research, including having an unusable fone for two days, but i managed to get it to work. it was definetly an improvement. the interface was not as slow as before and everything worked flawlessly. but over time i got more and more frustrated by the lack of speed of my gadget. seeing other newer HTC smartfones and the iPhone and how much snappier they ran i started considering to sell my HTC Hero because i was tired of waiting for the user interface all the time because it hung itself up.
i finally had time to make myself new websites. one for my art related portfolio, one for my work related stuff. i cleaned up this blog too – only the posts related to my work and art are still here, all the political rants, allday-life shenanigans, and all that jazz moved over to mutanten.org/blog/flux where it blends in nicely.
If you have a server at hand and wish to set up a proxy in order to help the Iranian people bypass censorship and net filters, I recommend squid.
For Windows, use the instructions here.
For Mac, use the instructions here.
For a Debian based Linux system use the following commands:
sudo apt-get install squid
sudo nano -w /etc/squid/squid.conf
(if nano is not installed, try the vi editor or install nano with
sudo apt-get install nano)
in the nano editor, search (ctrl+w) for “http_access deny all” and replace the line with the following lines:
acl TRUSTED src 188.8.131.52/17 184.108.40.206/19 220.127.116.11/19 18.104.22.168/17 22.214.171.124/18 126.96.36.199/18 188.8.131.52/19 184.108.40.206/19 220.127.116.11/20 18.104.22.168/15 22.214.171.124/20 126.96.36.199/20 188.8.131.52/20 184.108.40.206/19 220.127.116.11/19 18.104.22.168/19 22.214.171.124/17 126.96.36.199/19 188.8.131.52/21 184.108.40.206/18 220.127.116.11/20 18.104.22.168/20 22.214.171.124/20 126.96.36.199/20 188.8.131.52/16 184.108.40.206/20 220.127.116.11/20 18.104.22.168/20 22.214.171.124/17 126.96.36.199/20 188.8.131.52/20 184.108.40.206/20 220.127.116.11/20 18.104.22.168/20 22.214.171.124/20 126.96.36.199/20 188.8.131.52/18 184.108.40.206/19 220.127.116.11/18 18.104.22.168/18 22.214.171.124/18 126.96.36.199/18 188.8.131.52/18 184.108.40.206/17 220.127.116.11/16 18.104.22.168/18 22.214.171.124/19 126.96.36.199/16 188.8.131.52/19 184.108.40.206/19 220.127.116.11/18 18.104.22.168/17 22.214.171.124/20 126.96.36.199/18 188.8.131.52/15 184.108.40.206/19 220.127.116.11/19 18.104.22.168/23 22.214.171.124/24 126.96.36.199/24 188.8.131.52/24 184.108.40.206/24 220.127.116.11/24 18.104.22.168/21 22.214.171.124/18 126.96.36.199/20 188.8.131.52/20 184.108.40.206/19 220.127.116.11/16 18.104.22.168/21 22.214.171.124/18 126.96.36.199/20 188.8.131.52/20 184.108.40.206/20 220.127.116.11/19 18.104.22.168/15 22.214.171.124/17 126.96.36.199/21 188.8.131.52/18 184.108.40.206/16 220.127.116.11/18 18.104.22.168/18 22.214.171.124/18 126.96.36.199/18 188.8.131.52/21 184.108.40.206/21 220.127.116.11/16 18.104.22.168/21 22.214.171.124/19 126.96.36.199/19 188.8.131.52/17 184.108.40.206/15 220.127.116.11/23 18.104.22.168/16 22.214.171.124/19 126.96.36.199/19 188.8.131.52/19 184.108.40.206/19 220.127.116.11/19 18.104.22.168/19 22.214.171.124/19 126.96.36.199/19 188.8.131.52/19 184.108.40.206/18 220.127.116.11/18 18.104.22.168/18 22.214.171.124/19 126.96.36.199/19 188.8.131.52/20 184.108.40.206/20 220.127.116.11/20 18.104.22.168/20 22.214.171.124/20 126.96.36.199/20 188.8.131.52/20 184.108.40.206/19 220.127.116.11/20 18.104.22.168/15
http_access allow TRUSTED
and save the file. then restart the proxy with
sudo /etc/init.d/squid restart
the proxy will now allow people within an iranian IP range to use your server as a proxy to freely access the web and other HTTP based services. the last two lines prevent your server from logging users of your proxy. this saves resources and privacy.
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Upgrading PHP4 to PHP5 on a vanilla Debian Etch / Plesk 8.6.0 system with apt-get eventually renders Plesk unusable. I had to learn this the hard way. DO NOT UPGRADE TO PHP5 BEFORE DOING THE FOLLOWING STEPS:
BEFORE upgrading anything with apt-get, add the following apt source to /etc/sources.list:
deb http://autoinstall.plesk.com/debian/PSA_8.6.0 etch all
save it and do
Now you may upgrade the system with
If everything works fine, now you HAVE TO install the PHP5 support package for Plesk by hand:
apt-get install psa-php5-configurator
As a final step, restart Plesk with
…and log into Plesk.
Tadaaa! Plesk runs with full PHP5 support now.
solution found at this site