The Tesla Testament
Amazon best-seller December 2007!

Non-stop action. A vulnerable hero. A quest to save the world. The Tesla Testament is the most exciting novel of the decade.

Developing With Google App Engine

This book introduces development with Google App Engine, a platform that provides developers and users with infrastructure that Google itself uses for deploying their massively scalable applications.

Member of The Internet Defense League

IPREDator and Internet Privacy HOWTO

IPREDator is a public VPN service that helps you mask your IP address (the unique address assigned to your computer by your service provider, such as Comcast or BT). This allows you to transfer data without the immediate worry of having someone tracing those transfers back to you. Without this masking, your on-line address poses a risk to your safety or freedom if you engage in any of these activities:

Whatever your reasons, IPREDator by itself isn't enough to cover your tracks. Internet surfing leaves plenty of traces of your activities on your hard disk drives: virtual memory swap files, cookies, web browser history, documents, etc. all can be traced back to you if the computer were confiscated or lost. This HOWTO helps you to harden your computer, IPREDator connection, and activities to minimize the ability of a hostile attacker or organization to tie your Internet activities to you.

IPREDator From Your Own System

IPREDator From Someone Else's System

Odds and Ends


IPREDator is not enough to fully protect your privacy and personal safety since there are other traceable data besides your IP address that can tie you to specific on-line activity. There are more precautions that you can take, but this is a good basis for peace of mind. It creates more work for you but following these steps minimizes or eliminates the risk of associating your on-line surfing activities with the data on your disk. You may still need to worry about key loggers and other intrusions, but those are subjects for a different article.

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