April 14, 2008
Hack the System
Here's something Truly Awesome. I came across doing some random China googling. Go read. Its the (translated) story of a attempt to slip pass the Chinese state security system. The wife and baby of Hu Jia, a Chinese AIDS activist now in prison, is under house arrest in a housing complex with the perfectly Orwellian name of BOBO Freedom City. What follows is a commando-style attempt to deliver milk powder for the baby. Now, clearly the author has played way too many computer games, and narrates his story like its an action movie that plays only in his own head. I totally approve. A certain detachment from reality is necessary if you're going to poke your finger in the eye of the Chinese Secret police and not piss yourself. So go read the story and read Rebecca MacKinnon for more information.