Privacy, Counterstrike, Gnut, and More...

I just read this story over on Kuro5hin. The thing that bothers me is that it sounds strikingly similar to something that happened to me (although the FBI didn't get involved, and I didn't lose any hardware). Well, there are ways of protecting yourself; always use SSH, use PGP (or, even better, GnuPG), and Anonymizer. Here is a good overview of security- and privacy-related information. I also have a Cryptography, Security, and Privacy section on my Links page.

I finally got a chance to play Counter-Strike. For those of you who don't know, CS is technically a MOD for Half-Life, which I haven't really seen yet. Anyway, CS is really damn cool. You play as either a SWAT team member or a terrorist, and the weapons are modeled after real-life ones. The control is kind of screwy, but I think that's just me getting used to it.

Gnut 0.4.15 is out, but it's not what you think. Apparently they forgot a header in the 0.4.14 build, so they fixed that and rereleased as 0.4.15. This means all my nifty patches for Gnut 0.4.14 still work on 0.4.15.

I've been doing a lot of work on EWL again lately. Tom Gilbert fixed a really nasty bug that I was having trouble tracking down. This week I've been trying to get the layout and size-request code working. Feel free to contribute if you've got suggestions. The Enlightenment CVS server has moved to cvs.enlightenment.sourceforge.net; see the Enlightenment CVS Page for anonymous CVS instructions.

I added ACTIONKEY modifiers to each of the main sections on the sidebar. The meta key + first letter of Main through Links will take you to the respective section. Apparently this HTML 4.0 feature isn't supported in Netscape 4.x, but it is supported in Internet Explorer and Mozilla. The Meta key for MacOS is Command, and it's Alt For Windows. It's redefinable in X11, but usually Alt.