Short tags: privacy && crypto || os || firefox || {internet,web} standards || gfx || friends

privacy && crypto
GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication, features a versatile key managment system as well as access modules for all kind of public key directories.
Enigmail is a security extension to Mozilla Thunderbird and Seamonkey. It integrates the renowned OpenPGP standard provided by GnuPG.
Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It also enables software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features. Tor provides the foundation for a range of applications that allow organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy.
Google? Who needs google? Ixquick is a really powerful metasearch engine and what is even more important, Ixquick does not record your IP address. You also can add Ixquick to your list of Firefox search engines.


A Comparison of Solaris, Linux, and FreeBSD Kernels
A very interesting technical article about the difference between Linux, FreeBSD and OpenSolaris.

Rosetta Stone for Unix
A Sysadmin's Unixersal Translator (ROSETTA STONE) or What do they call that in this world? Really helpful sometimes.

For the two or three people out there who don't know this extension. The NoScript Firefox extension provides extra protection for Firefox, Flock, Seamonkey and other mozilla-based browsers: this free, open source add-on allows JavaScript, Java and Flash and other plugins to be executed only by trusted web sites of your choice (e.g. your online bank), and provides the most powerful Anti-XSS protection available in a browser.
Ever been annoyed by all those ads and banners on the internet that often take longer to download than everything else on the page? Install Adblock Plus now and get rid of them.

SwitchProxy Tool
SwitchProxy lets you manage and switch between multiple proxy configurations quickly and easily.

Ghostery sees the "invisible" web, detecting trackers, web bugs, pixels, and beacons placed on web pages by ad networks, behavioral data providers, web publishers, and other companies interested in your activity.

Torbutton provides a button to easily enable or disable the browser's use of Tor. Since the 1.1 series onward, Torbutton provides enhanced privacy and browser state isolation features that make it more private and secure for Tor usage than any other general purpose proxy switching addon.

{internet,web} standards
The RFC Editor is the publisher of the RFCs and is responsible for the final editorial review of the documents. The RFC Editor also maintains a master file of RFCs called the "RFC Index", which can be searched online.
The Web Standards Project (WaSP) fights for standards that reduce the cost and complexity of development while increasing the accessibility and long-term viability of any site published on the Web.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential.

The «Mass» of Pixels or the «Mess» of Pixels?

CHDK is a firmware enhancement that operates on a number of Canon Cameras. CHDK gets loaded into your camera's memory upon bootup (either manually or automatically). It provides additional functionality beyond that currently provided by the native camera firmware.

GIMP Plugin Registry
A repository of optional extensions for the GIMP.
With hugin you can assemble a mosaic of photographs into a complete immersive panorama, stitch any series of overlapping pictures and much more.
Qtpfsgui is an open source graphical user interface application that aims to provide a workflow for HDR imaging.

friends (No, I don't have more friends... at least no one with a home page.)
The really nice website of my beloved wife.
Consulting and other services regarding FOSS.
You certainly wonder who the fuck is uew? uew is a wimp with only a few friends and he is boring as hell. But I nevertheless like him. And I like his blog.

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