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ISSN: 1527-814X Friday February 18, 2000

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Jr. skulkers can be dynamically redirected

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.

Free secure conversations with fellow jr. skulkers

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 quivers with delight over this new site

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 needs Ms. Cat enough to pay for this

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.)"

This made WebSkulker laugh

Submitted by Jr. Skulker Sidney Bernay

Really, Really Bad Headlines

March Planned For Next August 

Blind Bishop Appointed To See 

Lingerie Shipment Hijacked--Thief Gives Police The Slip 

L.A. Voters Approve Urban Renewal By Landslide 

Patient At Death's Door--Doctors Pull Him Through 

Latin Course To Be Canceled--No Interest Among Students, Et Al. 

Diaper Market Bottoms Out 

Croupiers On Strike--Management: "No Big Deal" 

Stadium Air Conditioning Fails--Fans Protest 

Queen Mary Having Bottom Scraped 

Henshaw Offers Rare Opportunity to Goose Hunters 

Women's Movement Called More Broad-Based 

Antique Stripper to Display Wares at Store 

Prostitutes Appeal to Pope 

Teacher Strikes Idle Kids 

Lawyers Give Poor Free Legal Advice 

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant 

Fund Set Up for Beating Victim's Kin 

Killer Sentenced to Die for Second Time in 10 Years 

Nicaragua Sets Goal to Wipe Out Literacy 

Autos Killing 110 a Day--Let's Resolve to Do Better 

20-Year Friendship Ends at Altar 

War Dims Hope For Peace 

If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last A While 

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures 

Half of U.S. High Schools Require Some Study for Graduation 

Blind Woman Gets New Kidney from Dad She Hasn't Seen in Years 


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