Hacks, Phreaks, Exploits
allows an attacker to spoof a domain name through the use of extended character sets.
classic phreaking/hacking zine
Virus code combat
Adrian Ward (AutoShop, AutoIllustrator)
office building -> raster pixel display
The SWIPE Toolkit
barcode decoder software
Game Controller Theory
how console controllers work, how to modify them, use them for other purposes, and make your own.
Dali's Lobster Telephone
Semi truck chopper, from Monster Garage
Case Mods, from Wired
Portable Atari 2600
Mac+ to Athlon 64
Traffic Light to Information Visualizer
Optical Mouse to Turntable interface
RFID Tag to MP3 Player
Aibo hacks Palm display to computer LCD
Pringles Can WiFi Antenna | nocat.net
Lawrence Lessig's Blog
Lawrence Lessig is a professor at stanfard law school who writes extensively on digital culture, particularly in intellectual property. He's the originator of the Creative Commons License, an alternative to the existing copyright/patent structure.
Stanford Law School Center for the Internet and Society
Stanford law professors and students taking on internet law cases.
Pamela Jones' blog, particularly dedicated to following issues in open-source and open-standards software, as well as Google Print and related projects.
The Economist 10/20/05: Patents
legaltorrents.com, Creative-Commons Licensed Music, Video, Games, Writing, etc.
Washington Post 10/24/05: FBI Papers Indicate Intelligence Violations
Open Source / Free Software
The Free Software Foundation, one of the longest-standing advocacy groups for the free software movement.
Reverse-engineering, free speech, and thought-crimes
DeCSS is homebrewed code to allow DVD's to be played on Linux. This innocuous hobbyist project ignited a firestorm of litigation, legislation and continuing controversy. The implications of these court battles and the DMCA are broad, from small throught-crimes to the outcome of the 2004 presidential election.