verzweiflung – A story about how I hacked the internet

TL;DR verzweiflung (GitHub) is a highly pragmatic solution to packet loss in China (and other places) as well as sharing bandwidth with other users altogether – though at a cost. A class based system About three years ago my employer started sending me to China, a magical place where the internet is strangely different. Besides …

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Pidgin and some addons

Since Debians Pidgin has broken protocols and there was a severe security risk I had to rebuild my local Pidgin. This time I made some nice DEBs so you can use them as well. As always my purple plugin pack contains switchspell. 😉 Oh and they’re all 64bit. pidgin_2.6.5-1_amd64.deb purple-plugin-pack_2.6.2-1_amd64.deb bot-sentry_1.3.0-1_amd64.deb pidgin-gfire_0.8.3-1_amd64.deb pidgin-otr_3.2.0-1_amd64.deb

How to play HD Flash videos lag free on Debian/Ubuntu

After searching ages for the reason why Youtube HD Flash videos run fine on my laptop (Even two at the same time!) but not on a friends laptop with mostly identical hardware we found out that it’s depending in the installed architecture. Debian Lenny 32bit has major problems playing flash videos (doesn’t matter whether you …

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Pidgin add-on pack for linux

I wasted hours trying to compile the switchspell plugin for pidgin. Since I am social and want to prevent others from doing the same, I share my .deb with you. (includes all the other plugins from the purple/pidgin plugin pack that worked with the latest pidgin. Download (Install just as normal: “sudo dpkg -i purple-plugin-pack_240-1_i386.deb”)

Enable Fast-Path for free… at least for some AVM routers.

English: AVM recently released an update for one of their popular (at least in Germany) Fritz!Box router. This beta firmware update allows you to force Fast-Path on, without paying for it! Fast-Path is a technique to boost your pings, that’s why it was sold as an add on for pc gamers in the past. If …

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