After reading the lack of comments yesterday on the TiT post, I decided to ponder about my journey in search of the next TUG event. Wait, what is a TUG event? I know some of you guys have some sick minds out there, as I’m sure TUG could refer to a lot of things like a boat, tug of war, pulling on something, and etc. 🙂
My usage of TUG here is an acronym for The Under Ground, hence the next The Underground Event for writing here on the blog.
Yesterday I thought more about the “Life of a Pirate” series, and decided that it was too forward. There is a lot of good knowledge out there from honest people who are not pirates, and I did not want to proceed with the image that pirates are evil/good and that I should totally expose the pirate scene apart.
Plus, this blog is not meant as a forum for piracy either and I don’t want to be seen as that too. In efforts to maintain the clean blog image, I have decided to move onto something that I can live with.
Welcome to what could very well be the “STD Stories”, where STD is Versatile1 acronymn for “Savvy Tech Dude” (or Dudette depending on article content). I love puns, what can I say.
Breakdown of STD Stories:
- STD stories will try to be posted once a week, but not guaranteed. Expect it to appear out of nowhere, just like real life STDs. 🙂
- STD stories are real stories about technology and how it is twisted to fit into someone’s life for logical or illogical purposes.
- STD stories may dwell on underground material, but is not meant to be strictly related to it.
- STD stories are meant to be written by The Underground Staff, but the community is highly encouraged to contribute via posts or offline interviews with Versatile1.
- STD stories can either be fictional or truth, and the validity of the story is left up to the writer and for the audience to decide for themselves.
- STD stories are laid-back, and could be a story, but doesn’t have to be. A tutorial could be thought of as a “story” too in some regards.
I’m sure the list could go on and on. Does it sound exciting? It does to me. We’ll see. As time goes on, you will see what the flavor of articles is going to be. Good times!
I could not believe it. As of April 11th, 2008, Demonoid came back and I kid you not, I was excited. I almost had a tear of joy. The best part of the restoration was my ratio and my account was still there, so I didn’t have to sign up for a new account!
However, registration is closed (go figure), so if you haven’t got an account yet, you are out of luck unless I invite you I suppose. 😛
What will this mean? The original admin, Deimos, has given it up and gave it to his closest friend. Only time will tell what will happen to this fantastic site.
Long live Demonoid!
With the recent demise of Demonator, much of The Underground staff are still mourning over it. However, not to fear, another new comer has come to the plate to try to take the spot that Demonator once held.
As you all know, the CRIA (think of it as RIAA or MPAA but for Canada) has requested Demonoid to block all traffic to Canadian users. This is very frustrating, as I am sure there are many Canadians that love Demonoid.com
Demonoid Proxy is a new site on the block, its aim is to help you bypass the CRIA and let you visit Demonoid.com Whether it lets you login and everything, I could not test it. When you try to go to Demonoid.com, you get this blue proxy rectangle that hovers over the login, and you can’t get rid of it so you can type in your user name and password. If there is a way around this, please leave a message in the comments. If I can’t get past this, I wonder how the rest of Canadian torrent users will bypass this also.
Find it at www.demonoidproxy.com
[Update Oct 14th] I retried the site today, and I can verify that it now lets you login to Demonoid.com. If it does not work, then there is something wrong on your PC and I can’t help you. Nuff’ said. 🙂
We at The Underground firmly believe in anything related to the underground. When we heard word that the Demonator proxy existed, we’d be damned if we didn’t talk about it at all. 🙂
The demonator proxy was made to help Canadian users access Demonoid. Right now there appears to be bugs, according to commenter “Justin”. Hey, we understand, its still version 1.0. Good luck with the demonator, and hopefully it will become something that all of us undergrounders can stash in our underground tool belt.
I am a proud user of Demonoid since late 90’s. Invites are hard to get, but I have invites to share if users desire them. Just let me know! Long live Demonoid!
Demonator proxy at http://demonator.jdbeitz.com/