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Thursday, September 22, 2005

Miniaturising the sale of adspace

Wanna buy ad space at $1 per pixel?

Yeah... me neither... but at this page, it's apparently working..


Hotmail sux big blue whales....
Theyre Micro$oft, fer kraisakes...
yet, they only offer 2MB

Google are cool..
They have Gmail... also free, but with
2630MB of free mail space, I have to repeat myself, and say that they are cool..

OK... so How does a 1TB mailbox strike you?
Yup, 1000GB of free mailspace, SMTP, and free Telephone support..

Checkit out...

Expensive Domains

All Reported Domain Sales of
$10,000 or More in the First
Half of 2005:

Google does the Blogosphere???


they're everywhere...

Windows XP Hidden Apps

1) Character Map = charmap.exe (very useful for finding unusual characters)
2) Disk Cleanup = cleanmgr.exe
3) Clipboard Viewer = clipbrd.exe (views contents of Windows clipboard)
4) Dr Watson = drwtsn32.exe (Troubleshooting tool)
5) DirectX diagnosis = dxdiag.exe (Diagnose & test DirectX, video & sound cards)
6) Private character editor = eudcedit.exe (allows creation or modification of characters)
7) IExpress Wizard = iexpress.exe (Create self-extracting / self-installing package)
8) Microsoft Synchronization Manager = mobsync.exe (appears to allow synchronization of files on the network for when working offline. Apparently undocumented).
9) Windows Media Player 5.1 = mplay32.exe (Retro version of Media Player, very basic).
10) ODBC Data Source Administrator = odbcad32.exe (something to do with databases)
11) Object Packager = packager.exe (to do with packaging objects for insertion in files, appears to have comprehensive help files).
12) System Monitor = perfmon.exe (very useful, highly configurable tool, tells you everything you ever wanted to know about any aspect of PC performance, for uber-geeks only )
13) Program Manager = progman.exe (Legacy Windows 3.x desktop shell).
14) Remote Access phone book = rasphone.exe (documentation is virtually non-existant).
15) Registry Editor = regedt32.exe [also regedit.exe] (for hacking the Windows Registry).
16) Network shared folder wizard = shrpubw.exe (creates shared folders on network).
17) File signature verification tool = sigverif.exe
18) Volume Contro = sndvol32.exe (I’ve included this for those people that lose it from the System Notification area).
19) System Configuration Editor = sysedit.exe (modify System.ini & Win.ini just like in Win98! ).
20) Syskey = syskey.exe (Secures XP Account database – use with care, it’s virtually undocumented but it appears to encrypt all passwords, I’m not sure of the full implications).
21) Microsoft Telnet Client = telnet.exe
22) Driver Verifier Manager = verifier.exe (seems to be a utility for monitoring the actions of drivers, might be useful for people having driver problems. Undocumented).
23) Windows for Workgroups Chat = winchat.exe (appears to be an old NT utility to allow chat sessions over a LAN, help files available).

Do me a favour

Hey, Schteve? Erm... could you just pop in behind
the server, and give the yellow wire a jiggle?

thanks, mate...

Micro$oft just plain give up...

Remember a previous post, where i mentioned how you can easily bypass Micro$ofts "Windows Genuine Advantage"?

Well... they decided to give up....

(Well, the system did get cracked in under 24 hours...)

Off, ye scoundrels... to the INQUIRER

Simple free proxy

Yes, another one...

IIS 5.0 Still lives

Yup... theres a whole bunch of webservers based on Micro$ofts aged Webserver application platform IIS5.0.

How long does it take to hack an IIS 5.0 box?

erm... under ten minutes..

For a real-time video of an actual hack (again...done in KNoppix)

click this link:


Find out how many of your pages are in Google plus how many backlinks you have!
(Update: Checks Yahoo too...)

Friday, September 16, 2005

DIY Sushi

US Navy investing...lots

The Navy Awards Contract Option for
"First Littoral Combat Ship "

Seems like a pretty sleek piece of hardware

Interestingly enough, this is almost identical to
a project that I have recently been involved in...

Get the full story

Has Harry had it?

This blog has a lot of different viewpoints on BOOKS...
Check out Swashbookler while you still can.

Terminal Blog

This is one sweet Blog hack...

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Sony PSP finally HACKED

How can you play over 30.000 games on your brand new Sony PSP?

Go to this page, and find out how you can install and use Emulators, and UMD ISO's

great stuff... almost makes me want to buy one....

Hacking printers

This is a great way to learn about how printers work in a networking environment.

Once again, Irongeek has a great How-to, this time describing the ins and outs of hacking network printers and print servers.

More here

(I just hope no-one on my network reads my blog...) ;)

Miniature UAV's

UAV's (Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles) are all the rage now. You have probably heard of the Predator which has been used in the Iraq war.
It's pretty small, huh?

Not any more...

Imagine a vehicle that can float around in a controlled manner, has an onboard Intel CPU, and can transmit video and sound up to 2000 meters away. Ok... now imagine it being the size of a dandelion seed... roughly 1000 micrometres.

Want something smaller?

Imagine a microphone that is so small, it can be implanted into a mosquitoe's proboscis, and when it bites a host, the microphone is mbedded into it. It uses the bodie's natural electrical impulses to transmit sound...

Pretty creepy...

And considering these details were recently released to the public, you can expect that the classified devices are roughly 25 times smaller...

For a full review of these and other UAV's visit this SITE
(In German...)

Unisol a reality?

I'm sure you guys have watched the movie "Universal Soldier" (Unisol), with Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren. Basicaly about creating super-soldiers.

Well... it's not actually that far-fetched.

Govexec are running a story about projects that are currently under way.

What with bio-augmentation, and direct brainwave to computer interfaces, is this a thing of the future? or a thing of the past....

More here...

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Text POst

So, I'm testing out a text based browser, for something I'm doing at work, and I decided to test it out on my blog...
Pretty nifty, no?

Thursday, September 08, 2005

The Daily Show: September 7, 2005

Tonight's episode starts off with coverage on crisis management in a new segment called "Meet the F**kers" (go ahead and guess what that word is supposed to be).

The first F**ker is Michael Brown, director of FEMA. He was elected for this position in 2003 and is expected to start his job any day now... any day now.

Wish we didnt get these episodes like, 1 month late...

More info at TV Squad

Pixar's "Cars"


Finally... something new from PIXAR.

I first saw this advert when I went to see "The Incredibles"


Entire PC on a 512MB USB Pen

This is something that I have been playing around with...
And it seems quite a complete project.

Get more details right HERE

Bio-friendly Arcade cabinet

While I'm on the subject... here's a bio-friendly way to make use of your MAME hardware... and make your own arcade cabinet.

These guys are cool

Hack your Netgear

This site is dedicated to the Netgear DG834(G) switch/firewall/modem/router series and its hacking.
PlatinumHomeLogoAlthough the DG834(G) seems to be a great product, the quality and stability as well as the options and functions provided by the official Netgear firmwares appear to be insufficient for a good part of its users.

Therefore, these guys decided to have a look into the box, trying to put enough information together to be able to correct some of those issues. (Cheaply...)

More Here

Bio-friendly "Ventilador" for laptops

OK, I dont do many posts about
spanish sites, but this is pretty cool...

Check out the full How-to here...

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

My favourite sections out of Hack-a-day

For those of you who have an I-Pod, check out some hacks here:

Xbox Hacks:

and some home entertainment hacks:

Beefed up Internet

The National Science Foundation is backing a major initiative that could lead to a completely new internet architecture, with built-in security measures and support for ubiquitous sensors and wireless communications devices, among other things.

Check out more, at WIRED,1377,68667,00.html

Thursday, September 01, 2005

What music do I like?

People always ask me this...

And my answer is always the same:

I like anything but RAP.

It's one C away from being CRAP:

Da Arijinal Vershin: "Befo’ I came up in the game these hoes didn’t show no loveThey see me in the club and used to treat me like a scrubThey wouldn’t holla cause my dollars wasn’t swoll enoughI bet they change they mind when them 80 4’s come rollin up"

The Translated version: "Before I became a star in the music industry women weren’t really that interested in me. They would see me in nightclubs and treat me like a loser. They wouldn’t talk to me because I didn’t make enough money. I bet they’ll change their minds when they see me driving around town in my car with expensive, fancy rims."

There Arno cartoonists like Arno anymore

Peter Arno (1904-1968) was a single panel cartoonist. Some of these cartoons are... not of this era..