This page is dedicated to all hackers

You won't find too much usefull information here;
       as a hacker you do know where to find what you're looking for.

A note to you script-kiddies, l33t haX0rs, and crackers:

I primarily use this address for e-mail purposes. Do not expect to find crackz, warez, filez, IDz or even r00t-kits on this page. From the flame-mails[1] I usually receive from you, I conclude that that must be what you were looking for. I'm sorry!
If you wan't to know what a hacker really is, read on:
     	 :hacker: n.  [originally, someone who makes furniture with an
     axe] 1. A person who enjoys exploring the details of programmable
     systems and how to stretch their capabilities, as opposed to most
     users, who prefer to learn only the minimum necessary.  2. One who
     programs enthusiastically (even obsessively) or who enjoys programming
     rather than just theorizing about programming.  3. A person capable
     of appreciating {hack value}.  4. A person who is good at programming
     quickly.  5. An expert at a particular program, or one who frequently does
     work using it or on it; as in `a Unix hacker'.  (Definitions 1 through
     5 are correlated, and people who fit them congregate.)  6. An expert or
     enthusiast of any kind.  One might be an astronomy hacker, for example.
     7. One who enjoys the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming
     or circumventing limitations.  8. [deprecated] A malicious meddler who
     tries to discover sensitive information by poking around.  Hence `password
     hacker', `network hacker'.  The correct term for this sense is {cracker}.
     	 The term `hacker' also tends to connote membership in the global
     community defined by the net (see {the network} and {Internet address}).
     For discussion of some of the basics of this culture, see the How To
     Become A Hacker (
     FAQ. It also implies that the person described is seen to subscribe to
     some version of the hacker ethic (see {hacker ethic}).
     	 It is better to be described as a hacker by others than to describe
     oneself that way.  Hackers consider themselves something of an
     elite (a meritocracy based on ability), though one to which new members
     are gladly welcome.  There is thus a certain ego satisfaction to be had
     in identifying yourself as a hacker (but if you claim to be one and are
     not, you'll quickly be labeled {bogus}).  See also {wannabee}.
     	 This term seems to have been first adopted as a badge in the 1960s
     by the hacker culture surrounding TMRC and the MIT AI Lab.  We have
     a report that it was used in a sense close to this entry's by teenage
     radio hams and electronics tinkerers in the mid-1950s.
(cited from The Jargon File 4.2.3, which is definitely worth reading.)


[1] If you do not even know how to turn off that obnoxious HTML-encoding of your e-mail, I won't bother answering...

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