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Dropping Google

Over the past year, I steadily removed Google from my life. Initially, it was an experiment to see which products I could live without. Turns out, I can live without all of it. I'm not the first person to do this by any means. However, until I actually do it myself, the lessons learned aren't as sticky as reading about it. Here are two other fine writeups on removing Google: Intially, my foray into Google started with a Google…

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Open IRC Server, 2 years on

Over the past 2 years I have run an open IRC server. I purposely set it up to see who would discover it, connect, and chat. So far, only one Mandarin speaking person has done so. When I mentioned this to someone, they freaked out. I shut it down today due to the nothingness of attacks. I restarted it all to grab the screenshots, since I had a backup of the running server image. "Just…

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