Wednesday, April 27, 2011

HackWarez Caught Being Shady

Over at the Hackwarez community, some shady things were taking place and now leaked. The appearance of the golden ratio again 1337. 

I have got to know this community of of the hackerwarez (they like to go under the alias of slackware). Always approach with caution. If you site one, you are advised to do the following steps.

  1.   Run emergency synchronisation of source to backup location. Sync all buffers, remount everything as Read-Only.
  2.   Find a bomb shelter. These can be found often in disguise because they are now being used as everyday facilities, schools, etc., that had been built long ago during war times. Do not expect that you will be able to transmit or receive any RF Signals from you Linux Handheld mobile unless equipped with aircrack-ng and a double bi-quad extremely high-gain amplifier.
  3.   This belongs as 1. IMMEDIATELY take any computers running windoze and microslaft products off the network by yanking the cords from routers, switches, steal rolling windows mobile phones, flashing the firmware. At all cost and for the safety of all people, do this one with most importance.

    Saturday, April 23, 2011

    Blackhats Re-Vamped the Linux Desktop

    Click below to see the img in full view. I recently gave Gnome3 a test run, and couldn't decide if I liked it or not. There are certainly things I both like and dislike about it, so I will check back on it when another major revision is done. It made me think of a mix between KDE and Ubuntu's Unity, so in case I was not happy with their final product, I had to find an escape. I played around with awesome tiling manager, xmonad (I didn't want to learn Haskell just to write a config file for it...but it's very good), and enlightenment v17 aka e17. I seddled with XFCE, not because it's the most light weight (it isn't really), but because I have a sexy Linux desktop that keeps me informed, and it's written with GTK+ (so it plays nicer with gtk apps).

    In the image below, you can see I am using WeeChat+Tor helping one of the regular visitors to our IRC channel. He's also been very helpful, a good Linux using community is here. You can find me here, but I may not always be at my computer.

    Now notice that the icon for wifi (wicd-gtk) wasn't displaying at it's best. Since I have themed my XFCE4 to look like KDE and wanted BIG icons, I took some icons from KDE's Oxygen theme and replaced all the ones wicd-gtk was using with it. See below for the difference. So if you'd like to use it them, I have tar'd them up and linked below. Just overwrite all existing icons in /usr/share/piximaps/wicd (path on most systems) with the ones provided.

    Since our channel, ##blackhats on FreeNope, is having a Bot Coding competition, I included this image =) We have many participating from low range of skills to a higher range of skills. If you're interested in participating, just join the channel, introduce yourself and let us know.