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Volume 4 Issue 5
March 6,1999
East Timor

The island nation of East Timor was invaded by Indonesia in 1975, nine days after winning indepdence from Portugal. Because the news media in the US suppressed the story, the US military was able to provide material assistance in the genocide of over 250,000 Timorese without public outcry. Facing murderous repression, the Timorese have continued to resist the occupation. Last year, to stand up for the sovereignity of East Timor, an Irish ISP established a top level domain for the nation. The government of Indonesia first protested to the authorities and then, last month, only days after the first indications that Indonesia might end the occupation, attacked their domain server electronically from three continents, shutting it down. East Timor's domain is back up, and the struggle continues.

Kernel Traffic

Although E-mail lists can carry valuable information, managing the flood of messages is difficult and time-consuming. Linux Torvalds manages the development of the Linux kernel on such a list, where wizards squash bugs and plan the future of Linux. A Linux user who wants to learn the latest about the kernel would have to wade through hundreds of technical messages a week, until now. Kernel Traffic is a weekly digest of the kernel list. Individual discussion threads are separated and simply explained. Complex issues are explained in supplementary essays. Statistics keep track of who posts the most; Kernel Traffic is just as concerned with the people who make Linux as with the code. It looks like a lot of work to us, but it's worth it. We hope its creators decide to keep it up.

Linux got me kicked out of Wal*Mart

Two summers ago, we bought a quickcam and wrote software to shoot MPEG videos under Linux. Worried about the proliferation of surveillance cameras, and thinking of a civillian effort to shoot back, we shot a series of videos in commerical spaces with our laptop. These experiments culminated in a road trip on which we took our laptop into a Wal*Mart and got kicked out. I was finishing my thesis at the time, so the movies sat on a recordable CD until a few weeks ago, when we put together Linux got me kicked out of Wal*Mart which combines our videos, an essay about our adventures, and some nice art.

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