Name: Justin Cheung
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I am currently working part-time on a security website for GNU/Linux users interested in free network tools and privacy software. The site will launch as soon as possible (no promises this time).

Interests:I am fascinated with Freedom, a product developed by Zero Knowledge, and am interested in providing a banner-free hassle-free app for Linux users. I'm rather mediocre in terms of applications programming, so if you have groovy app-dev skills and are interested in working on security and privacy tools to be released under the GPL, get in touch with me and let's work together!

Here's my new contact information: If you need to call me about anything, dial 415-344- 2398 during San Francisco (US/Pacific) business hours. Thanks!

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Today I figured out what I'm doing at work, and it looks like I'll be busy BUT that won't keep me from working on the firecracker website at It would be great if someone could help me do some testing or bugfixing before I release the beta. Let me know if you are interested. I should be decided about a license pretty soon. It's looking more and more like GNU GPL is the way to go. E-mail and phone are best ways to get in touch with me. Thanks for the suggestions so far, and please keep continue with any feedback, good or bad.

10 May 2001 (updated 20 Jun 2001 at 10:16 UTC) »

Back on track now to do the projects I want to do. Sorry bout the delay folks. firecracker is now off the drawing board and will be up at my non-updated personal website soon enough. I am planning a complete site redesign since is basically hosting files I made at UCSC two or three years ago. I have 100 MB total disk space at my hosting facility but I think that will be enough for some source files, binaries, and documentation, as well as the official web site. If anyone is artistic and wants to contribute artwork for firecracker (it's a penetration testing tool for Linux that I'm probably going to release under the GPL), please contact me as soon as possible. I will keep you updated on developments as well as a launch date when I am finished with QA. Thanks for being patient :)


Whew. Nice to be home after being "on tour" for the last 2 months. H2K to Defcon to IS2K (Seoul) to Linuxworld. Next summer I plan to spend more time not travelling... except maybe for NYC or Las Vegas. Okay, back to work. I'm going to finish up some writing work I've been putting off and then I'll have more time to write code and/or manage the software projects I've already initiated. I'm trying not to stretch myself too thin, so I need to keep it simple. Writing, Francesca, skateboarding will probably end up turning into Day Job, Francesca, skateboarding, writing... when I finish writing it will become Day Job, Francesca (if she puts up with me), skateboarding, and project management.

I think I can I think I can =)

I just received e-mail confirmation from Emmanuel Goldstein about being a speaker at HOPE2K. I am so stoked I think I'm going to take the day off and go skateboarding, lay out on the beach, and drink some beer at Kennedy's. This has really made my day and I'll get to do a few shameless plugs in front of a crowd that's estimated to be 25% Script Kiddies and 30% Legit. If I was cool, I could post my first draft of my "Linux Security and Internet Privacy" talk, but I suck :)

Linus, non sum dignus.

The product "Freedom" at Zero Knowledge is quite intriguing. I am hoping that someone else wants to work on a competing product licensed under the GNU GPL. GFreedom?... GNUsurf?

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