Saturday, July 17, 2010

Notes from The Next HOPE

I've been spending most of my waking hours at The Next HOPE the last two days. Big notes to self (and anyone who reads this) so far:
  • Support Tor. I've got an always-on bastion machine on my little apartment network. Maybe I should run a Tor node?
  • Check out Monkeysphere. Use an OpenPGP web of trust to authenticate SSH and SSL keys! There's no Chromium plugin as yet. Consider helping with that?
  • Firefox plugins: HTTPS Everywhere, Perspectives, Certificate Patrol.
  • Club-Mate is very nice.
  • USB tethering works extremely well with the Nexus One and a Linux laptop (assuming you've got good cell coverage), and tethering over GSM can be a nice alternative to a wifi network you don't really trust.