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”)

Radioactive Tritium powered Keyring


(Pic is taken from Wikipedia.)

My tritium powered Nite glowring just arrived. It’s green and I really like it! 😀 The one on the pic above glows a bit stronger than mine, but I think that’s caused by the camera. (Probably made with an extra long exposure time) The package says it’ll glow for at least 10 years and since the half-life of tritium is around 12.32 years, it actually sounds plausible. Naturally there are only around 3,5 kilograms of tritium on our whole planet so mine is probably waste from a nuclear power plant. 😉

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


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 you got a Fritz!Box Fon WLAN 7170 router you may try this firmware on your own risk: Download


AVM hat vor kurzem ein Update für einen ihrer beliebten Fritz!Box Router herausgegeben. Diese Beta Firmware erlaubt es Fast-Path zu erzwingen ohne dafür extra zahlen zu müssen. Fast-Path ist eine Technik welche die Pings drastisch verbessert und wurde daher bis her an PC-Spieler verkauft.

Besitzer einer Fritz!Box Fon WLAN 7170 können dieses Update auf eigene Verantwortung hier bekommen: Download

Perfect Dark

Perfect Dark is an anonymous peer to peer network which aims to become the #1 in Japan. You have to share at least 40 Gigabyte of your hard drive which is used for the networks exceptional storage system which works like a global RAID. Everything a user uploads will be stored in tiny encrypted parts over the space of thousands of users. But it’s more than just anonymous file sharing, you can also create boards and post on the ones of other users. Since 100MBit/s is widely the normal way to surf the net in Japan, Perfect Dark demands at least 100KByte/s.

Perfect Dark main screen

Download link: Perfect Dark 1.10 (latest)

Older versions:
Perfect Dark Binary
Perfect Dark 1.02
Perfect Dark 1.06

After running the binary it installs itself to the current directory and asks you for a few settings. You have to open a port and fill in an encoded address of another node in order to get it working.

You may use one of those Perfect Dark node lists to bootstrap: