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Updated May 2005

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(Are "links" almost meaningless?)

Well... I am not sure that a site dealing with searching techniques should actually give any link at all (apart, pheraps, the useful searchtools' tools and maybe dmoz and google compilations) since you should be able to find anything you may wish WITHOUT having any link at all. Besides: links are almost meaningless on our web-quicksand since they require constant & boring repairwork. I present this page nevertheless, though, in order to point my readers to some (IMO) useful resources. Note also that many essays and pages scattered inside my site have many ad hoc links that you will NOT find here...

Of course all my links are commented ~

Silly disclaimer about my own links
Some particular stupid and web-ignorant countries have decided that by setting a link on his pages, any author is responsible for the content of the linked page. Yep, it's absurd, I know, but that's what happen when you let lawyers out of the zoo.
The author can only protect himself if he is distancing himself from these contents. I happen to link to other pages in the internet. For all these links, I would like to point out that I don’t have any influence regarding design and contents of the linked pages. I keep the outmost distance from all contents of all pages linked from my sites. I am taking explicite distance from all contents of all linked pages on my sites and I don't call the contents of the linked pages my own. I strongly emphasise that I do not have any influence on the design and contents of the linked pages.
This disclaimer belongs to all links that appear on my sites.

Besides, not every link is really a link :-)

Links related to Searching
(Should a searching site have 'links' to other searching sites?)

Try [
this search] (note that you'r @ page three, ehehe: hic alta, hic salta), or try [this one] or go to [fast] or go to [google], or go to [teoma] (and with teoma, refine, refine and refine), or try out [Wisenut]
or use the [main engines], [regional engines], [local engines], [usenet searches]or [combing resources]
in order to search "searching sites" effectively.

Clever seekers, of course, will use [Our Searching scrolls]

Remember that some links 'related to searching' do not always come to mind, for instance those on usenet: and, where you can practicize in abundantiam the lore of combing, trolling, luring and stalking.

You'll find our most important "searching-related" links among the Other messageboards section.

Links related to heavy censorship
(Should a bunch of rotten lobbyists be allowed to annoy humans to no-end?)

RIAA Radar search

The 100 highest-selling albums on that are RIAA-safe Updated every day

And since we are in this context: How to find music on the web

Useful Messageboards, pouches, scrolls, wands and sceptres
(Never underestimate their importance...)

[Our magical pouches]   [A sceptre]   [Our messageboards]   [Other friendly messageboards]   [Other messageboards]  

Magical pouches:

A sceptre   (of variations)

Of a similar nature is that "Sceptre of variations" script (funny thing is that sceptre can be spelled also scepter - click on the title :). It is intended to substitute 'OR-impaired' search engies, but is also useful for generating filenames and feeding them to a mass-downloader.
Messageboards that mostly work (coz we made them ourselves)
Read and enjoy. But don't tap on the glass as it just annoys the animals

All our boards have been kindly programmed by ~Laurent~
  •    [~S~ Seekers' msgboard]  Board intended for SEARCHING RELATED MATTERS only. Here you will find companions if you want to wander along the most difficult paths when seeking signal among noise
  •    [The Literature Board] The most recent among "our" boards (11 May 2005). Literature of interest for seekers and reversers.
    Founded by ~S~ Ritz and ~S~ Kane.

  •    [Scrolls msgboard]  Our Scrolls board for Scrolls-related matters. Seldom used, but could come handy the day we will restore the scrolls :-)
  •    [PHP msgboard]  Our PHP board for PHP matters. ~DQ~ and ~Laurent~ will teach you wonders you'r not even supposed to understand.
  •    [Poetry and more (Ebenezer)]
    Some good seekers here, where +svd retired. Mostly "poetry / virtual relationships" oriented, though.
 red  How to search our own messageboards :-)


Other friendly messageboards

Other Messageboards/links of interest
SEO: 'Search engines optimizers', that is how 'site spammers' love to call themselves. We do our best to counter them, of course :-) Their job, aim and wicked pleasure is to clog search engines results pages (SERPs) with sites that SHOULD NOT BE RANKED ON THOSE FIRST POSITIONS at all. They study actively all main search engines ranking algos in order to accomplish their dark deeds... Hence there is often enough something to learn from these evil guys :-)

  •    [webmasterworld]
    Here some capable spammers discuss, learn -and teach- how to spam search engines for money... this notwithstanding it is, maybe, the best scattered bunch of free information on search engines algo that you can bump into on the whole web: commercial bastards... but with style and knowledge: they do deserve some respect!

    Webmasterworld is a good and interesting messageboard cluster, yet, as you will realise visiting it, it is smothered down by the fact that they continuously speak of *money*, since they see the web as a possibility for making money instead as a possibility for spreading information. Which is very stupid, because they do not realize that their own very (relative) value is due to the fact that they spread (unfortunately only in part and recently, alas, less and less) information and that actually (almost) noone in his right mind (bar commercial idiots) could care for their boring and redundant "SEO obsession" threads. A lot of little tiny gems buried among their pityful commercial SEO crap.

    Alas! Since they have chosen a pay/membership access scheme, they may now disappear :-(

  • [Search engines optimisation]
    Cloaking and spider identification tricks (part of the above)

  • []
    Russian webmasterworld (you need to know the language)

  • []
    Researchbuzz: "Search Engine News and More Since 1998"

  • []
    Search Engine Marketing Forums: The Internet's Weapon of Mass Instruction
    (SEO spammers)

  • []
    Another bunch of SERP spammers, visit these clowns during a google dance and they will be all on hysterical mode.

  • []
    Another bunch of (russian) "commercial oriented rankers". A few snippets of search engines related discussions, but very low traffic.
  • []
    Searchutilities list of engines (part of the above)

  • [rankwrite's archives]
    Some interesting threads among showers of commercial crapness
  • []
    "Recherche d'information et référencement" ~ French commercial site

  • Anti-spyware, anti-banners and anti-popup links

    remobann.htm: My own removing banners section

    malware.htm: My own 'Spywares' section Counterexploitation: fight back against advertising (this has something in common with my own antiadvertisement section...) Gorilla Design Studio: "What is the Hosts file?" (Faq) Andrew Clover's "find Unsolicited Commercial Software", adware, spyware & scumware galore.             
    Sponge's Anti-Spyware Page For Novices and Experts Alike. A very good set of advices by Sponge: "If you want to learn how to easily protect yourself from hackers and spyware, get updates on the latest spyware and spyware blockers, or just want to learn about more about online dangers, you've come to the right place!"

    Privacy? What privacy? If you are using Microsoft explorer, which you should not, you can check your own "supercookie" right now.
    Proxomitron (& proxies) stuff

    Proxomitron can filter cookies, popups, advertisements, onload events and dynamic refreshes. You can adjust headers, change your user agent, and block referral information. Proxomitron is not really designed to filter anything specific, it just provide a means to filter both inbound and outbound browser data. Moreover its "Status/Log window" can be used for a variety of reasons :-)

    Proxomitron is available from and is Freeware. (Last version: Naoko 4.4: July 2002, you can download it also in my tools section.). Paul Rupe's filters page
    (Paul is a Opera afecionado who will show you how to configure Proxomitron's filters :-)

    Oncle Faf goes inside proxomitron (June 2004), a very useful introduction by ~S~ Faf Sponge's deafult.cfg for the proxomitron. Check your header right now!
    Antispam links

    [] Spambots beware... a great and very interesting site :-)
    Cleaning your register and your windozian start up routine ~ 251475 bytes
    RegCleaner, by Jouni Vuorio, a GREAT tool. Freeware. Does MUCH MORE than those expensive 'automatic' registry cleaners. See my tools page for more info.

    Reversing Links
    (The lore of reversing)

    Being a Bulgarian in Australia is probably as much unlikely as being a great programmer of old and a clever philosoph of to-day!
    It is interesting to check this link BOTH with Opera + proxomitron and with MSIE-explorer :-)

    More knowledge and sound information that you could have ever dreamed of! There are not many like him on the whole web. If you never visited Mammon, you'r in for a refreshing (and enlightening) surprise.
    (Added in 2004:) He grew older, alas! (something you should always avoid, if possible) and seems now to be somehow grudging his younger times!

    Very active on the bot, anti-advertisement, javascript obscuring and -leat but not last- anti-banner/popups fronts!

    [David's tools at Byzantium]
    Useful list of useful tools
    [Matt Pietrek]
    A guru, a hero. A clever programmer. He did more for the "windows opensourcing" scene that you would suspect.
    Mark Russinovich & Bryce Cogswell jolly deserve the "reversing Nobel"

    Softwareversing (mighty) links
    (See also my software protecting links...)

    "For the older crackers are less interested in themselves than the younger ones, and better at getting inside other things. They are steadier, and keep their minds on things longer"

    +Greythorne]  ~  ~  [+Greythorne]
    Mighty link for softwareversers... an 'older one' and a friend of +ORC. A site where you could find much more than you can see :-)    +Greythorne is my web-twin: we reversed together under +ORC's guidance between 1995 and 1999 (when I gave up protections' reversing and closed my old site).
    He seems to be sorta retired nowadays :-(

    Mighty link for softwareversers and steganocrackers... an italian master cracker and a very capable bookwriter, famous in the scene for his intersting links, very useful for his perl scripts and cgis. +Malattia is a great soul (a patient and capable helper of the younger ones and a good friend of mine).
    He uses to work with Devine Right's and littlejohn (who wrote "uncc", a ce decompiler).
    A great and good spreader of softwareversing knowledge. No commercial banners, of course.
    Alternative link:, hosted by good Ole Woodmann.

    "Nec scire fas est omnia" links
    (et ab hic et ab hoc)

    Peter Marelas]: Peter Marelas
    A friend, a protector and a greater Web-warrior than many realize.
    [GNU's Not Unix!]:
    And you should call "Linux" ALWAYS with its real name: GNU/LINUX
    This is my friend [Richard Stallman] incredible contribution to a better world
    [Fyodor] Fyodor! (
    This is a link to follow, last but not least for searching purposes. Whatever you'r trying out on the Web, Fyodor's site is a real TREASURE for knowledge seekers!

    [Chaos Computer Club] you don't know what's the ccc? Be ashamed! (I held my workshop "Software reverse engineering: Beyond simple protection cracking" in Berlin @ their last summer camp... quite nice people, believe me)
    [] Great readings for exploit oriented Seekers & Gentlemen

    [The Register] "Biting the hand that feeds IT" Useful, to say the least.
    Because seekers need to know some of these paths
    [DaVinci graphics]
    You will learn how to use Photoshop using his good tutorials, moreover DaVinci, the greatest artist of the reversing scene, made an "award" for me long ago: if you wish you can read [this page]: davinc1.htm
    A wizard of the web: promotes programming Win32 programs using assembly language. His page contains tutorials, forum, links and other resources to help you start with Win32 assembly programming.
    [Encryption and Security-related Resources]:
    Peter Gutmann's worldfamous "security resource link farm", a huge (currently around 410K) collection of links to security and encryption products, companies, papers, conferences, e-commerce and digital cash, security and intelligence agencies, smart cards, digital certificates and CA's, standards and publications, security problems and holes, and anything else vaguely related to encryption and security. If you're looking for anything in this area, there's a fairly good chance you'll find a link to the solution there.
    [Tiny Apps]:
    Against windozian overbloatedness... a guide to 'very small software' for your PC. Most of the programs listed there are free of charge and for use under Windows.

    Software protecting (mighty) links
    (See also my software reversing links...)

    Vitas Ramanchauskas' site: []
    Some interesting techniques and original ideas
    Richard Fellner's "anti-crack tips" []
    (part of these hints and tips have been taken from my site, but gracefully... :-)
    My own "how to protect better" section :-) []
    Well this section is like myself: old aber still of some use after all...
    my links page will be always in fieri, of course... Nil perpetuum, pauca diuturna sunt...
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