To lie or keep in hiding, as for some evil reason.  To move or go in a mean, stealthy manner.
ISSN: 1527-814X Thursday January 27, 2000

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Skulking more anonymously

This page lists user-contributed and publicly-accessible proxy servers, Wingate's, and SMTP servers, as well as "unused" shell and mail accounts.  These can all help you use the Internet more anonymously.  For an explanation, see the FAQ's for the first two and the comments at the top of the list pages for the others:

Proxy servers:


All of you jr. skulkers who are blind or know people who don't speak English should especially note this text near the bottom of the proxy server FAQ:

"A very small number of proxies can be used to allow easier internet access for the visually impaired, for example . Others translate webpages into languages more accessible for potential users, especially those with limited English skills, such as, which translates webpages into Spanish, and zip-, which translates webpages into Japanese."

For documentation on the  proxy for the visually impaired, see:

Skulking around antique computers

These two sites are virtual museums of the history of personal computing, with pictures and descriptions of many of the home machines that were being sold long before the IBM PC, and then on to the PC and Mac era.

WebSkulker thinks this is weird

This site is a set of weird pages, each having one or more weird hidden links or puzzles leading to some weird next page.  Play with everything you see.  WebSkulker got bored after a while, so he has no idea if there is any point or any ending to all of this.  Thanks to Jr. Skulker Tristan Tom for submitting it.

This made WebSkulker laugh

Submitted by Jr. Skulker Ms. 1133

The Van Gogh Family Tree

After much careful research it has been discovered that the artist Vincent Van Gogh had many relatives.  Among them were:

His obnoxious brother...
...Please Gogh

His dizzy aunt...
...Verti Gogh

The brother who ate prunes...
...Gotta Gogh

The brother who worked at a convenience store...
...Stopn Gogh

The grandfather from Yugoslavia...
...U Gogh

The brother who bleached his clothes white...
...Hue Gogh

The cousin from Illinois...
....Chica Gogh

His magician uncle...
...Wherediddy Gogh

His Mexican cousin...
...Amee Gogh

The Mexican cousin's American half brother...
...Grin Gogh

The nephew who drove a stage coach...
...Wellsfar Gogh

The constipated uncle...
...Can't Gogh

The ballroom dancing aunt...
...Tan Gogh

The bird loving uncle...
...Flamin Go

His nephew psychoanalyst...
...E Gogh

The fruit loving cousin...
...Man Gogh

An aunt who taught positive thinking...
...Wayto Gogh

The little bouncy nephew...
...Poe Gogh

A sister who loved disco...
...Go Gogh

His Italian uncle...
...Day Gogh

A brother who was a Beatle...
...Rin Gogh

And his niece who travels the country in a van...
...Winnie Bay Gogh


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