15 Sep 2001 tef   » (Apprentice)

and so it starts..
Was originally going to host this on nitric (see above) but advogato is quicker easier and I dont have to worry about fixing The bugs.
so what follows is a few developmental ideas that have been running aorund in my head for a while...
the irc client i migth just finish (or start..)
The irc client i'm 'developing' is still a blotchy picture in my mind, i'm still not sure what language to start it in as I know perl, but would like to do a little more than 'hello world' in c...
the irc client. i't would probably most resemble a instant messager client pager containign all the current iwndows and status, and then mirc-alike windows for channels and queries and crap like that.
paranoid file systems..
I was rethinking about stenographic file systems e.g (stegfs) and i've been playing around with an implementation based on ron rivest's chaffing system of hiding data in plaintext, the idea being having all inodes on a system being valid and you'd have to check a md5 sum (included) or some such. this would also be true for indirect inodes.. (so even if a inode is correct , it might only be 10 blocks big and the indirect inodes might be false)... The hardest bit is the maintaing of the filesystem. then again there could always be a copy hiding on the ext2 partition...
although security bigots would crucify me for this, i wouldnt mind a /proc entry showing the last 10 or 20 deleted files... (especially as i've regretting rm'ing a file or two..)
more unmade code
another idea i've yet to implement (you /will/ see this a lot on these pages) was a news whore script. basically i'm pissed off with the news sites with the bloated designs (if it doesnt work in lynx, its bloated). like *cough* slashdot */cough*. So i was then thinking abour parsing the front page of a couple of sites. sf pointed me at rss (but it doesnt have everything). indymedia would probably get treated too. (even if it is fast, well written, and informative)
anyhow, less wishful thinking and more code should sort me out :)
(and one day i'll do that linux from scratch I was always going to do)

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