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[If you want to help]
[Who I am]
[Some workshops of mine]
[Where to write]
[Disclaimer & legal mumbo-jumbo]
[Hostile environments for email address gathering spiders]

Please try to excuse my patronising tone, here and elsewhere.
I know that it can be - together with the latin snippets - irritating and pompous.
Unfortunately I do not seem able to correct this defect of mine.

If you want to, you can help. You don't need to

[Ab amicis honesta petamus]

My previous experiences on the web have sadly convinced me that feedback is almost always useless. The immense quantity of zombies annoying you with selfish requests is in no relation whatsoever with the very few interesting contribution crumbs one can hope to receive.
There are exceptions, though, and for that reason I'll still give it a try: Like all sites offering knowledge for free, my site needs your contributions to develop and ameliorate. Building on each other's shoulders we will eventually be able to reach higher levels and to send a couple of interesting "snowballs of ours" down the webhill. That's the reason I would like those of you that have enjoyed the knowledge found on my site to (try to) contribute with your own experiences, lists of querystrings or simple observations... if you reckon you found something valuable on my site, that is. If you do contribute, then others will be able to use your knowledge to progress even further: some other readers will contribute as well, thus helping others - as always - we'll all help ourselves.
Of course you don't need to help nor to contribute in order to enjoy this site. You may just leech everything you'll find here at leisure!
Should you prefer to do so, just go back to the [basic page], browse along and enjoy. Farewell

On the other hand, if you wish to help me, read further.

You may help me if you:
Special help: Donors & university teachers

Donors (i.e. people with money a-plenty, not sponsors, I hate sponsors) may any time send me enough money to allow me to leave my real life job for a couple of years in order to dedicate all my time to this endeavour. I would love it, but I have three kids and there's no way I could do it without very sound financial support.
See: there is no advertisement, no sponsoring, no 'banner to click' on my site: since I have chosen -purposely- NOT to prostitute it and notwithstanding the help of the many friends that are hosting my main site, my PHP Lab and my mirrors for free, I'm actually losing money with all this, just for the sake of it. So, by all means, if you have half a million spare euros, send them over, I can guarantee you that they will be used correctly -certainly not wasted- and that I will create workplaces and beautiful and useful projects for many young talented reversers :-)

Should you wish to send me small amounts of money (as many readers have signalled), please note that I do NOT need nor want that. Send money to the [free software foundation] of my [friend] Richard Stallman instead, you will thus be thanking me and doing something useful at the same time :-)

If you are a University teacher or director and are able to influence and/or organize workshops and/or conferences in your university, consider the possibility of inviting me.

My workshops and seminars are free for universities and public educational institutes (yet I do request reimbursement for my travel and accomodation costs).
European Union Universities will always have scheduling priority.
I can conduct courses and/or answer questions in English, German, French, Spanish, Finnish or Italian.

Here you'll be able to peruse some examples of some recent and/or important searching-related workshops I have held.  To obtain additional information concerning content and level of my workshops and seminars, just [contact me]. Yet, as a rule of thumb, contents are related to the web-savvyness of the partecipants: if people don't seem to understand a zilch we delve on the main search engines specifities and examine simple combing techniques, if the partecipants are web-savvy enough we examine bot-writing (and [scrolls] writing) and some powerful approaches for 'algos and tools' reversing...

Who I am

From software reversing to advanced web-searching: Old lore for a new science!

Quite a boring history actually, click on the link below only if you really want to read it. The reason for this "biography" (sort of) is that, as all searchers know, evaluating what you find on the web depends also from the "value" of the source you have found. And the value of a source depends a lot from its Author and his real qualifications.

[Fravia_Who]    [Fravia_Where]

Where to write (and what subject to use)
Please read the ad hoc faq before emailing me...
(and please do make yourself a favour: read the mother of all faqs as well)

Should you need to contact me, email me @ my protected address:
fravia(_at_)searchlores(_point_)gro (gro should be written the other way round, dear human)
Alternatively you may also contact my searchlorean mates instead:
laurent(_at_)searchlores(_point_)gro   ~   dq(_at_)searchlores(_point_)gro

Use personalized subjects! My filters will throw away emails with generic subjects like "I thought you were interested in..." or "Re: Why did you not answer..." or "Hi, this is from Bert", since such tricks are frequently used by the beasty spammers. Always put 'personalized' terms like "searching matters" or "advanced searching" or something on that path in your subjects (use for instance the french proverb of the day) that a bot would not be able to paste...

Hey, the following is *not only* for truly sensitive matters, let's PGP a lot of emails, in order to learn it, just for fun and maybe also to annoy a little the sniffing powers that be...
Version: PGP 8.1


Disclaimer of liability
and further legal mumbo-jumbo

I do disclaim thee, oh Liability!

All information provided on my pages must not be duplicated or reproduced without express written permission by the operator of this web site (that's me, duh).
All trademarks and copyrights belong to the respective holders, so be it.
The information provided on my pages should only be used for academic purposes and must not be used to infringe the copyrights (or any other legal rights) of any company, organisation, government or legal entity.
Please note that I keep the outmost distance from all contents of all pages linked from my sites.
The information provided on my pages must in particular not be used to engage in any illegal activity
On the other hand you may use the information provided on my pages to FIGHT any illegal activity, be it performed by private parties or by one of the aforementioned legal entities :-)
All instructions, hints and tips are provided as-they-are and are not supported, neither by third parties, nor by any software producer I know of, nor by the owners or operators of this web site, nor by anyone else for that matter. 

Finally, I am of course aware of the limits and incompleteness of all solutions, techniques, hints and advice proposed here. For crying out loud, this is all fairly new stuff, we don't even have an established terminology for this field, what the hell d'you pretend?

Read the fine print ~ Hear the fine print (or also in .ra format use media player classic)
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Omnibus es vitae: sed famam extendere factis,
Hoc virtutis opus.
web searching techniques

Hostile environments for email address gathering spiders

[hostile environment] for email address gathering spiders :-)
[feast here, bug!] (furfur corduroyed cubangle stertor germanely semidestructive Angraecum byssine marshlocks capful tenrec Sillery insulize)
[harvesters honeypot] (To make the addresses look a little less random they are composed from letters chosen so they approximate their frequency in English text.)

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