Quick post for people plagued with Incredibar in their firefox browser.
An annoying piece of malware that embeds itself as your default browser page, even though you choose otherwise.
Here’s how to be rid of it!
The correct way to get Incredimail Mystart out of Firefox is:
1. At Firefox address bar, enter about:config and press ENTER.
2. At Filter: field, type keyword.url
3. You should see a Preference name of keyword.URL in the list. Double click it, a “Enter String Value” input box will appear.
4. Replace the string with: http://www.google.com.my/search?q= Click “OK” button
Quick post for people plagued with Incredibar in their firefox browser.
I’ve been reading a bit about the Pirate Box project that’s slowly gaining popularity around the world as a method of sharing files through a rather novel approach. Sneaker-nets and dead drops have always been around with people transferring files and such using borrowed (or community) usb keys. This however has always been a cumbersome, albeit portable way of sharing data “off the grid”. So I became a little infatuated with the Pirate Box idea of being able to share data amongst absolute strangers completely anonymously. Until recently the Pirate Box project involved grabbing an actual wifi AP or router and flashing it with the OPENWRT firmware. This also involved using a mini-NAS device to share a usb drive and then some kind of battery pack to power it all. Early versions of the Pirate Box needed a decent size project box or a cute kiddies pirate lunchbox to fit this all into.
Then along came two cool products from TP-Link. The TL-MR3020 and the TL-WR703N. These little atheros chipset based “mini-routers” are 5v powered, wifi access points with built in usb and LAN ports. Just the ideal device for a file sharing Pirate Box. I did some research and these two devices share the same innards, just in different packaging, cool huh? The TL-WR703N is sold predominately in China and is the cheaper option. I picked my up from eBay for only $20au, shipped from Hong Kong free of charge, not bad.
To give you an idea of how big the device is, I’ve placed a AAA battery next to it. Pretty small, isn’t it? Exactly what we need.
Next I decided that I’d need an external power source to run the device. Sure, I could just power it from my netbook but I passed on that idea. After all this device is supposed to be inconspicuous and discreet. I went back to eBay and found what I needed. A nice 7000mAh lithium-ion battery pack made for on the fly recharging of iPads, phones and the like. It puts out 5v at 1.5A so this thing will run the TL-WR703N for hours. At the cost of only $25au from Hong Kong, this turned out to be a relatively cheap little project.
After unpacking the TL-WR703N, I downloaded the customer OPENWRT firmware and followed the excellent guide to flash the device and install Pirate Box and the required USB drivers for the device to function. I did the entire install from my net-book running Windows 7 and the Putty program. The whole installation process took about 15mins or so and went through very easily.
Here’s a quick slideshow of the device and the charger that make up the Pirate Box.
After completing the installation of Pirate Box onto the device I power cycled the device and connected it to the external battery to try things out. I’m happy to say that everything works really well. The WiFi AP appears under an SSID of “Pirate Box – Share Freely”. With no encryption present, you join the network and open a browser. Any URL entered is captured and then redirected to the built in webgui. The Pirate Box webgui features a cool anonymous chat window that allows you to communicate with others that are sharing files. You can also browse the files available to download and you may also upload any files you wish to share. Truly awesome.
Be sure to let me know what you think.
Tags: daemon tools, universal file format
UIF – Universal File Format.
Irony with this stupid file format is that it’s not so universal.
PowerIso hasn’t got a fucking clue and neither does Daemon Tools; these two programs can open just about anything.
So I had to wander off and find yet ANOTHER piece of fucking software just to open the contents of this backward fucking file format.
Whoever came up with this idea?….you’re a fucking wanker plain and simple.
In recent news a Judge found Terry Martin a former Tasmanian MP guilty of instigating an act of sexual intercourse with a 12 year old girl. A week later at sentencing, he was given 10 months gaol which surprise, surprise was wholly suspended due to evidence provided that poor Terry just wasn’t himself due to the effects of medication he was taking to treat Parkinson’s Disease.
Try using that excuse when you’re up in front of a judge and jury facing a triple murder charge because you were smacked off your tits on methyl amphetamines at the time. “Sorry everyone I fucked up, oh and the drugs made me do it….honest!”. How far do you think that story will wash if you don’t have MP after your name.
The arguement here of course is that Dopamine Agonists are a legal, prescribed, tested and approved drug. A drug with a seemingly endless array of really fucked up side effects, one of which is pathological addidctions to gambling, porn, sex and other weird shit. Yet still they’re prescribing this crap to all kinds of people with Parkinsons.
Makes you wonder though if the physicians and so called experts who are prescribing Dopamine to patients for treatment should also be referring the same for evaluation to determine any predisposed likely hood of addictive personality traits, such as a sick fetish for wanting to screw a 12 year old kid?
I mean at some stage, surely this “educated” upstanding role model would have taken a step back and thought…hang on a tick, something aint right, I’ve never been into that kinda stuff before.
What dickhead with at least half a brain doesn’t ask their doctor about the drugs that they’re being prescribed. Why am I taking them? What are they supposed to do? What are the side effects?
You can’t walk into a chemist nowadays even for over the counter drugs (not prescription) without getting an anal probe and a full communist indoctrination about the whys and wherefores of the drug you’re about to take. Terry claims that he was never told that Dopmine caused that kind of reaction. I think Terry is lying.
What about Terry’s doctor? Now I dunno about you, but If I was prescribing such a drug as Dopamine to someone, where these kinds of side effects are common place, I’d be watching them like a bloody hawk. Evidently Terry didn’t warrant that kind of close monitoring and consultation concerning the drug he was taking.
Maybe the only real skill I posess that’s worth mentioning here is common bloody sense. There’s something seriously wrong with our justice system that lets a sick prick like Terry the fiddler get off scott free for such a repulsive crime. I don’t really give a colloquial fat rats arse if he was medicated at the time or not. At the very least he should be sent to prison pending a psychiatric evaluation, have a criminal conviction recorded against him and be registered as a known kiddy fiddler. If I had my way he’d be thrown into general population for 6 months.
If you don’t agree with me, that’s fine. Just consider my early points. Would a lower class unemployed man with parkinson’s, being treated with dopamine be afforded the same understanding? We’d like to think so wouldn’t we.
Just wanted to quickly post this after hunting about for a copy of backtrack 4 which is of course no longer available on its native site.
This is due to the release of BT5.
I’ve read in a few places, that ppl thought the release of BT5 was a little rushed.
My own experience is that I had nothing but trouble installing BT5 and opted to try Blackbuntu instead.
I’ve decided to dual boot my netbook with win7 and BT4-final to see how that goes.
Here’s the link: http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/backtrack/
SO yeah, it’s been a while since I’ve offered any pearls of wisdom to the world. What can I say, things have been very busy at work and well, life in general. I recently turned the ripe old age of 40. Turning forty makes a man think of his mortality, his achievements or lack thereof, (depending on what applies to you). You still feel like you’re 20 years of age and you tend to still think like an 18 year old but you also start to come to terms with the fact that all the aches and pains that you’ve hoping will eventually go away…won’t. Your opinions are outdated too, on music (wtf is this shit I’m listening to?), politics become more important and you seem to grumble a lot more more about how things were when you were a lot younger. At some point you also have a reality moment when you say to yourself….fuck I’m old.
Yeah it sounds miserable doesn’t it?
There’s a few upsides though…people tend to ask your advice a lot more and funnily enough, take it without argument. You get taken a lot more seriously by your peers and your opinion isn’t questioned. Women tend to forgive you a little more for staring at their boobs (when they catch you)….heh!
I’m going to try a blog a little more as I’ve got a few techy projects I’m working on and I’ve forgotten how much relief there is is the out pouring of one heart in a blog in dealing with the everyday fuckin’ morons that I come across regularly. I hope you stay tuned. If not, I don’t give a shit either way…it’s my opinion, whether you want it or not.
Oh and one last thing…my blog is available by using my domain.. fastwitch-rhetoric.org
With the onset of the festival of the boot you’re going to witness more and more instances of these overpaid witless morons making absolute fools of themselves in public. Too much money and too much time on their hands. Bring back the days …where playing representative football was an opportunity to supplement your weekly income from your everyday job. When getting drugged, pissed and carrying on like a clueless miscreant can cause you to lose your job on Monday morning and seriously jeopardize your families financial security, you tend to stop, think and bloody behave yourself. Stay tuned to the media and see who the next dickhead is that steps out of line. The media plays to these dumb shits and Joe Public is wooed into feeling sorry for them. Not me. I couldn’t give a fat rats arse if their season is in jeopardy pending a review of a pointless in-house judicial oversight committee who are as corrupt as the players themselves. I’d rather change channel and watch an episode of the wiggles. If any normal working bloke or gal behaved like a complete wanker and brought their employers name into disrepute, they’d be shitcanned and shown the servants exit on the spot. Instead these individuals get coddled and shielded and spend some time in front of the cameras apologizing and all is forgiven. Meh. If I was running things they very impolitely be told to GTFO and be given my size 12 straight up the clacker. Anyway, that’s my rant. I’m off ….wiggles is about to start.