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[22:26] If you want to make sure that web pages are saved for the future and prevent them from disappearing when their respective server is taken offline, you might be interested in these ways to save pages in the Wayback Machine.
On a related note: I watched The Only Thing We Know About Cyberspace Is That Its 640x480 by Olia Lialina, a talk about the GeoCities pages that have been saved. See their blog and their tumblr as well.
[16:53] Since the web browser is not the only software I use to access the internet, maybe I should have different wardrobes at hand. An old, sturdy one as the icon for my terminal, for example. (I love to have a laptop to toy around with as I see fit and that I do not really depend on.) By the way, talking about wardrobes: do NOT dump your trash in there. You might startle the cat.
Update:The numbers are taken from GitHub repos, so the WWW might differ. (about the project)
[01:41] Simone Giertz is awesome. That being said, I read this interview and became fond of the idea that the Internet is like Narnia. So I saved this icon (I know, I know -- not exactly a wardrobe) to
/usr/lib/firefox/browser/icons/mozicon128.png and now have the Internet/Narnia just there, when I click on the sort-of-wardrobe. (By the way, I'm feeling the urge to point out that not only Narnia, but also this awesome world was reached by wardrobe. If you get the chance - play the first two games.)
Update: I also altered
/usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop and set a new name and comment there.
[20:25] If you don't have nginx, apache or any other full blown web server installed on your machine but want to serve some content via http, you might try one of these server one-liners. (Because file transfer can be quite a challenge.)
[22:41] This ransomware forces those affected to read two articles about ransomware and how to stay safe online. After the articles have been read, it will provide a decryption key. Kind of a brute force approach to teaching.
Reminds me of this case, in which some guy cracked into a server and -- updated the kernel so this exploit could not be used again, then informed the admin before he left. Or Linux.Wifatch, technically a malware, that infected devices and disabled telnet, warning the users about it.