Sorry, Iīm too late to reply. Anyway...
Donīt you feel something is missing? You say: "is a
mistake to lean too much on their
petty, selfish interest.", man, canīt you see that
pirates and bootleggers arenīt
interested in learn nothing at all?! They seeks for
I bind up myself to read carefully all the letters
you have received up to date,
(including your reply to Benzedrin) and then apply
reversing them: a) many people
who state "OK, +Fravia, you are right, kick off all
the beginnersī garbage" seems
+crackers (see for instance frogīs print: "I think
the +HCU has reached a point where
there's no real way to make it more interesting or
even to improve it." . b) many ones
who are a bit dissapointed with your decision, seems
to be beginners. c) all the people
agree with the holy statement: "info wants to be
free" but add their selfish rules
(either to limitate or to superenhance the freedom).
d) You feel yourself a bit void.
You give a lot but donīt crop nothing at all. We (the
readers-only) are a bunch of
bloody wolves, vampires sucking blood from your
The exception (donīt fit into the reversed scheme):
DaVinci. He is very clear when
state: "I guess my greatest concern is that you don't
do anything that would discourage
the beginners." and "we were all beginners at one
point" . (Goth, please, read carefully).
I quote just a few but agree his whole letter and
sincerely envy his sharpness and
See, Fravia: you cannot ask an elementary school
pupil to write a study about
molecular biology. Inevitably must result in a crap,
no matter how so hard he works.
Iīm just a beginner, I draw a lot of information from
your site. ThankU+. I read a lot
from your an other sites. But, damn!, Iīm so moron
(It wonīt be long, I hope :-) that
cannot write a single line without to appear a
ridiculous one. And then, should I pay
you for the information? Give me the invoice, I īll
try to help you as long as I can,
but please, donīt ask me today for a silly essay
(that you donīt need, anyway).
Look, the problem -as you wrote- is: "grow or die".
But "grow" does not imply to get
rid of all the "crap" of to-day, that was
diamonds just last
week... this iamounts more or less to the similar
"upgrade and die" paradigma (like your PC, if you "upgrade"
it from W95 to W98 ;-) Can't you find the
Zen way? Let the Ying and Yang stay together in your
Watch, we (the newbies) can understand that an essay
like "cracking windows calculator"
will be very boring for all +masters (see the pitty words
from Goth). Can't you, and Goth, and all +masters,
keep in mind that itīs nevertheless essential for
newbies? A gigabyte is now cheap.
All your readers would be happy -I'm sure- to give you a little
contribution for the sake of
knowledge. Let your site unchanged for the beginners
and make a new one for those who
deserve the honor to access all higher levels. If you do
so, we (beginners) can learn some
basics and Frogīs Print will not get bored to death.
And give access to the new site
only to the people you want (anyway it would not make much sense
for newbies... figure you a
beginner dealing with ring-0 privileges,
virtual memory handlers and segmentation, LRU
Briefly, IMHO you should give to all +masters that who
belongs to +masters and the remainder should be given
to the beginners. Perhaps reducing all redundancies... If
you wish, I can help you checking
out the essays, although Iīm not sure to be the right
one. (Test me!).
A word about me (should not matter at all)
Iīm neither Red nor Cracker (I hope to become ;-).
Just a newbie, but +Old. Protection schemes in software
programs are my hobby (just like other people collects
post stamps or build little
ships into bottles). It does not matter to me if
the targets are
commercial or not. Although the money
is a very rare stuff in my life, I don't do it for money: I just
crack and reverse for pleasure.
I also read for the sake of knowledge (I guess you
teach us all for the same reason)
See, I (like other million people) got access to the
Net some time ago -you should
consider Iīm living in a far, poor, LatinAmerica
Finally, facing the risk to getting you mortaly bored
here is my personal excuse for non contributing: I never sent
any essay coz I cannot give you a very nice one,
though I have improved a little. Some time
ago (say 4 years ago, when I was fascinated by the
computer virus subculture), I fancied
to get a "mastership" by "discovering" the PIQ trick for
the 386 and I wrote a protection
scheme for my own polymorph encrypter / decrypter
procedure -to be attached in the
begining of a program (right, I read about it in
your pages, I noticed also that the Pentium
chip definitively shut down the PIQ trick :-(
Oh!, yes, I wrote my own tools too. For example, a
DOS TSR that intercepts file activity
via INT21h, logging it in a text file... useful but
quite out of date, wouldn't you think?
And, of course, I normally speak spanish, so my readers
should forgive my syntax.
I sincerely appreciate your huge effort in support
reversing and cracking and protecting.
Have a grat new year, and be happy. All that what
people do, should be done for the sake