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ZNet, informationclearinghouse.info, antiwar.com, and Common Dreams have some news and thoughtful commentrary on the root causes and the effects of terrorism, the war, and the enormous suffering that has been inflicted on thousands of people in the U.S. and abroad.

"Since everybody is blindly convinced that he is nothing more than his own extremely unassuming and insignificant conscious self, which performs its duties decently and earns a moderate living, nobody is aware that this whole rationalistically organized conglomeration we call a state or a nation is driven on by seemingly impersonal, invisible but terrifying power which nobody and nothing can check. This ghastly power is mostly explained as fear of the neighbouring nation, which is supposed to be possessed by a malevolent fiend. Since nobody is capable of recognizing just where and how much he himself is possessed and unconscious, he simply projects his own condition upon his neighbour, and thus it becomes a sacred duty to have the biggest guns and the most poisonous gases. The worst of it is that he is quite right. All one's neighbours are in the grip of some uncontrolled and uncontrollable fear, just like oneself. In lunatic asylums it is a well-known fact that patients are far more dangerous when suffering from fear than when moved by rage or hatred." -- Jung (Collected Works 11:85)

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another squirrel pictureWelcome to the squirrel.com home page. We hope that you'll find some of the links here useful. This page is maintained by Mark Henderson (weblog, PGP keys). N.B. I discard HTML-only email automatically. This page was designed to be viewed with Netscape. You might have problems if you are using MSIE. this site is not MSIE friendly

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If you are looking for Squirrel Software Technologies or Squirrel Systems you are at the wrong page.

Useful tools for Sun workstations and Solaris includes software, FAQs, and other documents pertaining to Sun workstations and Solaris, including: The Sun hostid/NVRAM FAQ, change-sun-hostid, unstrip for Solaris 2.[45]. I've also included a selection of useful Sun and UNIX related links.

You'll also find my collection of links relating to Ásatrú as well as a list of English translations of the Old Norse Sagas and Eddas

Available as of July 1997: some unsupported notes on changing the system ID on IRIX machines.

valknútr The MIND LINK cryptography archive is a collection of software, papers, and other files relating the cryptography. Access to cryptographic software is limited by Canadian and U.S. government regulations, but the papers, other documents, and software for large interger arithmetic are available to all.

I also maintain an archive of versions of the TECO editor at MIND LINK. TECO was a popular text editor on the DEC-10/PDP-11/PDP-8. Follow this link to find source code for old versions of TECO and versions of TECO that can be run under many flavours of UNIX and some other operating systems. The great virtue of TECO is that it is not only a text editor, but also a powerful and cryptic programming language. EMACS is a direct descendant of ITS TECO.

FGMP is source code in C for a very simple public domain object for large integer computation with an interface much like that of GNU MP. It is considerably slower than the GNU library, but it is in the public domain.

squirrel on a mailbox holding an envelopeIf you use xbiff on a UNIX system to let you know when you have new mail, you'll want to grab the mail squirrel pixmaps. After you make the appropriate modifications to your .Xdefaults file, xbiff will refer to these pixmaps. When you receive new mail, a squirrel will pop out of the mailbox with an envelope in hand.

red.c allows one to generate ICMP host redirects from arbitrary source addresses. This is useful for testing whether your network is vunerable to disruption by ICMP redirects and to demonstrate to folks why it is essential to either block these at routers or configure hosts so that ICMP redirects are ignored. It should work on Solaris 2.5 and 4.4BSD based systems.

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Golden Key Campaign "Let me give you a word of the philosophy of reforms. The whole history of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of struggle ... If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." --Frederick Douglass 1849

"Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don't want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." -- Hermann Goering at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II.

Ure æghwylc sceal ende gebidan
worolde lifes; wyrce se þe mote
domes ær deaþe
-- Beowulf

"The challenge of our times is that we will adapt ourselves to a world that ignores soul, draining our natural resources and exhausting our human energies. The question of caring for the soul is not 'What is the solution?' but 'Where do I start to heal the wounds around me and that are in me?' In each of the roles we play-employee, employer, father, wife, volunteer, activist-there are myriad opportunities for service, for caring with attention to the soul. We are transformed not by caring for our own soul in isolation but by entering into a dialogue with something outside ourselves." -- Alan Briskin


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