RockMelt Beta Invite Giveaway!

I just installed RockMelt (using it right now, actually) and I have a few beta keys to give away. Three, to be precise.

What is RockMelt?

It’s a new browser, built off Chromium, with tons of social networking features. It allows you to update your facebook and twitter statuses, share any page you’re on seamlessly, keep up to date with your various RSS feeds, chat with friends… there is a lot of stuff. It’s kinda cool, actually.

More importantly, beta giveaway!

I’m giving away three beta invites. Just share this page somehow and post a comment with a link to where you shared it. StumbleUpon, Twitter, Facebook… they all work just fine (if you share it on facebook, make sure you set the visibility of the post to “Everyone” so we can see it). I’m cutting off submissions on February 15th (or sooner if there isn’t a whole lot of interest (psh, like that will happen)).

Surfing any website, on any computer

Don’t you hate it when those computers at the library block you from viewing your email? Ever get stuck working on a computer that has important sites blocked by a bad firewall? Worried that other potentially dangerous websites might log your IP? Well, I have the answer, finally; Peacefire.org.

Peacefire.org has a newsletter service that produces a new proxy website, or a website that allows you to browse other websites via a third party server. I use it whenever I want to visit a website that is suspicious, as a proxy hides your IP address (the third party server’s ip is used in place). It also allows browsing of websites that would normally be blocked, for whatever reason. A popular website to visit via proxys is facebook, seeing as it is blocked in public places due to the risk of people accidentally staying logged in. Myspace is also rather popular, as are most email websites.

Want to know how to set up your own proxy to run off your computer? The benefit of this is that you don’t have to deal with ads, and you don’t have to worry about the 3rd party server logging your private information. Read on to find out how to set one up.

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