To lie or keep in hiding, as for some evil reason. To move or go in a mean, stealthy manner.
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Many jr. skulkers would like to run a web server or other type of server on their home machine, but can't because they dial into the Internet on a modem, or they have one of the new type of DSL lines with pseudo-dialing (see WebSkulker for 1/26/00). The problem is that each time they dial or pseudo-dial in, they get a different IP address so there is no way for other machines to find their ever-moving server. Jr. Skulker Joseph Norton suggests these three sites that can do redirection services for your home servers. The first two are free, the third charges.
You register for one of these services and choose a name that you can give out to users of your server. You then download and run their client program which watches for an Internet connection, figures out what your current IP address is, and automatically communicates that to the service's server. They then redirect traffic to your chosen name over to your current IP address.
The 2/14/00 issue of WebSkulker talked about a $595 portable box that plugs in between a telephone and its handset to provide encrypted communication with other people who own the same box. You can do the same thing for free with PGPphone, a PC to PC voice call system that includes encryption. They even have a Mac version that is compatible with the Windows version, which is quite a rarity.
WebSkulker received a notice today of this new Internet search engine and catalog that is based on the input of ordinary people who browse the web:
"Quiver is a new way to find the best sites on the web - sites chosen by Quiver users and rated on how many users have the site bookmarked. Using our browser companion, the Qbar, members anonymously donate their bookmarks to the Quiver human-powered directory and help it grow, quickly find sites that interest them from their browser, better manage their bookmarks, share bookmarks with friends easily, and access bookmarks from a personal Quiver page on the web."
WebSkulker noticed this item in the Ultimate OS Newsletter and was excited because he has always been worried about what he would do if Ms. Cat died or became disabled. Where would WebSkulker ever find another cat who could dictate newsletters? We now have hope: SavingsAndClone will store a sample of your pet's DNA in a secure bank, and they are working on techniques for producing clones of dogs and cats. The second link give details of their project to clone the first dog, Missy. They are working on cats also:
"Cat ownersówe haven't forgotten you. The Missyplicity team recently began a parallel cat cloning project, which we call Operation CopyCat. After all, Missy's clones will need something to chase... (A small jokeóbut the project is real.)"
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