Tag Archives: Internet

Filtering StupidFilter

The guys behind StupidFilter hope to somehow clean up the Internet and do away with poorly made user content (like this site but without the quality found here). Sounds like the Nazis are back.

Seriously, the whole point of this grand Internet is so that we can put whatever the Hell we want to on it. No, its not always great content. Often it is terrible but its sometimes funny or thought provoking or heart wrenching. The quality content makes it to the top through a rather democratic process. People often give high fives to what they like and then more people see it, pushing it higher. Of course you don’t always find the best work at the top of the list but I frequently have.

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Verify Your E-mail Addresses

Not so sure this is a good idea to plop your own e-mail address in but this script contacts the mail server, verifies the e-mail, and shoots back an “Ok” or “bad.”  Why not?  I worry about feeding a spammer but you can take your chances.

Check it out at the easy URL to remember: Verify-Email.org.


Firefox Middle Click

Perhaps I’m just plain dumb but I never knew this: Middle Clicking (or clicking with your scroll wheel) on a tab in Firefox closes it. Real handy I guess. But I usually use Ctrl + W. Hmm…could be handy.


E-mail Link Encryption

If you’re like me, you probably don’t like putting your e-mail address out on the Internet due to spam. I have a good spam blocker but it still slips occasionally. Dynamic Drive has a web based encryption tool to lock down the identity of your e-mail so that spammers don’t get it. Of course, this only works when you’re posting your address on a website like this one.

Your code looks something like what’s below.

/*<![CDATA[*/

/***********************************************
* Encrypt Email script- Please keep notice intact
* Tool URL: http://www.dynamicdrive.com/emailriddler/
* **********************************************/

var emailriddlerarray=[99,104,114,105,115,116,111,112,104,101,114,46,109,97,114,116,115,64,103,109,97,105,108,46,99,111,109]
var encryptedemail_id12=” //variable to contain encrypted email
for (var i=0; i<iailriddlerarray.length; i++)
encryptedemail_id12+=String.fromCharCode(emailriddlerarray[i])

document.write(‘Here’s Your Text‘)

/*]]>*/


Speeding up Firefox – Part 1 of ?

Firefox has been my browser of choice before it was really Firefox (anyone remember those Phoenix and Firebird days?). Its been great. But I like to tweak stuff a lot. A whole lot. So here’s the first in a many for Firefox.

Money Saving Articles actually reports speeding up Firefox by using the about:config command. Its certainly worth a shot and does work.


Google + Ubuntu = gOs?

Wow, another Ubuntu derivative. gOS just showed up out of the blue on a $200 Everex Wal-Mart special. The only attention getter there was Wal-Mart selling Linux again. No matter. gOS is pretty using Enlightenment with Google enhancements all based on Ubuntu. I’m giving it a try shortly.

gOS

UPDATE 11/14/07: I’ve been playing with gOS and slowly figuring it out. Since its still Ubuntu I was able to enable default repositories and download all my regular packages plus some healthy updates. I’ve noticed they have a different repo included for the Google toolbar and I’m searching through it for me info. In the next day or two, I should have a How To up for making your Ubuntu system all slick and shiny.