Apr 272008

4.27.08 by jewels

If you’re new to Firefox, you probably aren’t aware of how easy it is to search quickly and easily from within your browser’s address bar. No, you don’t have to go to a new tab and type in google’s web address, or any other search engine’s address…

Firefox comes with a few built in “quick searches” depending on your version. So we’ll start by taking a look at those, and then delving into how easily you can add your own.
You can perform a google search “out of the box” with Firefox just by typing your search term into the address bar and hitting enter. The only caveat to this is, it defaults to the “I’m feeling lucky” search. Well I don’t know about you, but lady luck doesn’t smile on me very often. So let’s change that to a regular google search. Begin by typing about:config in your address bar and hitting enter.

firefox search google about config

Now scroll down to keyword.URL in the preferences column on the left. Once there, right click and select “modify” from the list. Then adjust the URL as seen here:

firefox search google keyword.url

Now, just typing in your address bar will produce a regular google search. Next let’s look at the other searches built into Firefox using the quick search bookmarks. Go up to your menu bar and click “bookmarks” then “organize bookmarks” to open the Bookmarks Manager. Scroll down the left side and double click on “Quick Searches”. Here’s a pic of what is in my quick searches by default. If you want to change something, just right click a quick search and select “properties” to make your changes.

firefox bookmark manager

I’m editing the dictionary quick search so that it will load with a “d” instead of “dict”.

firefox quick search properties

Now I just have to go to my address bar (ctrl + L) and type the letter d followed by a space, and then my search term, to do a quick dictionary search of a word.
You can tweak quick searches by adding your own for the sites you use the most. Go to any search engine, or any site with a search feature built in and you can add a quick keyword search of your own. Just right click anywhere in the search box and select “add a keyword for this search”. I’m adding one for urban dictionary, since I sometimes need to decode some people’s language.

firefox bookmark keyword

Just repeat that procedure to add as many quick searches you want for the sites you use regularly. If you go back into your Bookmark Manager they will appear in your “quick searches” bookmarks. If you want to add in the keyword you used into the description column that appears in the Bookmark Manager, just right click your quick search, select the properties, and in the description box type in your reminder.

firefox bookmark manager

Happy searching :)

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Apr 092008

04.09.08 by justy

When you see the word “phishing”, many of you think, what the heck is phishing? Well, it obviously comes from the word “fishing”. It’s simply using a lure to reel victims into giving you their login & password info. It could be for your bank info, myspace or any email service that you use. A couple years ago, i figured out how to phish myspace passwords. I only tested myself to see if i could actually do it & if it would work. Sure enough, it did. Its simple really. After about 6 hours of poking around, googling & figuring out how to read the source code….voila. However, since myspace started with the captcha feature, its more difficult. But, i have found if you send the fake login link through an email to the victim & they click on it, myspace doesnt warn them, because its not coming from their site. I’ll tell you a “few” ways about how i did it. I set up an account with a website that has an HTML editor, so i chose freewebs.com. They make you wait 7days to validate your account, but its worth it. I tried geocities, but they werent as good. I went to the myspace home login page, & made sure it said “you must be logged in to do that”…it looks more believable, well, thats what i think :) Then right click & hit view page source.

view source

Select all & hit copy. I logged into my freewebs account then-> go to build & edit, which is the site manager. Click on add a page -> then label the page name (i used loginmyspace, so that when people happen to look at the URL, it has some term related to myspace), then i made sure that on the right dropbox, it was marked html, not htm. At the bottom, it shows that the file was created.

filemanager

Hit edit & a blank screen will come up. This is the HTML editor. Paste the copied source code from the myspace login page into the editor & hit save. There’s a whole bunch of coding, but the important part is to find the “form action post” where the login info is! Below is a sceenshot where i highlighted that info. This is the only part of the code that needs to be changed:

form action post highlighted

Then go to site add-ons & click webforms. THis is the info you put into the form action post in the HTML editor. The blurred info below will not be blurry, once you open it with your account info.

webforms info

The rest of the info, i cant give. But if you poke around the site, you’ll figure it out. Please keep in mind, this is for educational purposes, its not meant to do or cause malicious deeds :) ~ & please do not email me for the rest of the instructions, bc i will not give them out. If you want to avoid phishers, make sure your URL (web address) says: http://www.myspace.com & make sure nothing is before or after it in the address bar. There is an addon that you can get that will alert you if your page is being phished. It also gives information on each site you visit, meaning if its malicious or not, they alert you. This is great if you log into your bank account daily. I use it!

Here’s link to add it: netcraft anti-phishing bar

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Apr 042008

04.04.08 by jewels

There are a lot of software programs that allow you remote access to your pc, but now there’s one that lets you access it from your internet connected mobile phone as well. And it’s free! Now you have constant access to your files from anywhere, another pc, mac, or mobile phone. Here’s a shot from my mobile screen when I’m connected to one of my pcs.

avvenu mobile connect to pc

You can download files, upload files, and search your pc with google desktop. You can also set up sharing with your friends. Want to send your latest project to someone but it’s on your pc? Log in from your phone and email a share invitation to your buddy, you can even specify how long access to the file is available. You can set up access to 10 pcs from a free account, so nothing is out of reach. Mine is connected to 2 pcs right now:

avvenu mobile pc

Be aware though, with the free version, the pcs must be on and connected to the internet for access. If you want a higher level of access (read paid) you can sign up for a premium account which will allow you to upload your files for access when your computer is off. The premium accounts also allow access to your itunes, and allows you to store music on their server as well. Check it out at avvenu.

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Apr 042008

04.04.08 by jewels

Ever wanted your phone to tell your Ex to go to hell when he or she calls? Well now it’s possible! Set up your voicemail to deliver a nasty message for them, and then disconnect their call! How would you like to have customized voicemail messages for each of your friends? A special message for private or unavailable numbers, followed by a disconnect? Want a certain someone to get a message saying your number has been disconnected?

voicemail number disconnected

How about getting your voicemail sent to your email account?

voicemail email

Want to have your voicemail transcribed into text and then sent to your phone in a text message? All these amazing features are available, along with a slew of customized messages you can use, in addition to making your own if that’s your preference. But here’s the kicker feature that makes this service really stand out. Got a voicemail from a nutjob, liar, or crazy ex? Well you can share it with the world by embedding it on your myspace or facebook page!! Now that’s hot sheeiiit!

myspace facebook embed voicemail

And yes, if you prefer to get your voicemail via a phone call, you can still do that too. Hop on over to youmail to check out all the fantastic features that will revolutionize your voicemail.
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Apr 022008

04.02.08 by justy

I love this browser magic trick. Go to google images here & enter any search you want (i would do a basic search for cooler results -i used “swirls” as an example). then use the drop box on the top left, for the size you want the images to appear (i used small sizing for my images).
Step 2: then on the same page add this java in the address bar (this java can be found at majiconline.com :
javascript:R=0; x1=.1; y1=.05; x2=.25; y2=.24; x3=1.6; y3=.24; x4=300; y4=200; x5=300; y5=200;DI=document.images; DIL=DI.length; function A(){for(i=0; i-DIL; i++){DIS=DI[ i ].style;DIS.position=’absolute’; DIS.left=Math.sin (R*x1+i*x2+x3)*x4+x5;DIS.top=Math.cos(R*y1+i*y2+y3)*y4+y5}R++}setInterval(‘A()’,5); void(0);

Then hit go & your magic will begin. Below is a screen shot of my swirls moving around. Oh! i played around with a bit & if you click your mouse on the pictures, it will increase the speed!

swirls

p.s. you may have to disable your popup blocker in order for this to work.

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Apr 022008

04.02.08 by jewels

I admit it, I’m an addon whore. I love the ability to customize my browser to my liking, and often try new addons to make firefox more useful. Unfortunately, the more addons I use, the slower my browser becomes, so I often find myself disabling some addons to keep Firefox running more smoothly. Below is the list of my “must have” extensions that are required for my daily browsing habits.

My first must have is febe. The purpose of this extension is to backup your Firefox should it go whacko on you. It handles your extensions, themes, bookmarks, preferences, passwords, cookies and even your entire profile. You can customize which parts to backup and/or reinstall through the febe options found in your tools menu. Backups are automatically stored in your My Documents folder. This addon makes it insanely easy to transfer all your Firefox customization to a new computer. Rather than having to manually install your favorite addons, you need only install febe, then load one of your backups and allow it to do the work of customizing your new Firefox installation to your liking.

Must have number 2 is foxmarks. I’m one of those people who prefer having my bookmarks sitting right within my browser. And foxmarks enables me to have access to my bookmarks from any computer running firefox and keeps everything nicely synchronized.

The next extension justy & I can’t live without is cooliris previews. This helpful little tool allows you a preview of any link just by hovering over it, without having to leave the main page or open a new tab/window. It’s become an indispensable part of my daily browsing, especially when previewing results in google. It also allows you to create stacks, and email cool finds with one click. There are a variety of ways to customize its display and features to your liking.

Linkification is my next must have. It converts text based links into clickable links. I find it invaluable when reading forums where people post websites without providing an actual link. Used in conjunction with Cooliris, i am able to view any website recommendations without having to leave the current page.

My next 2 necessities pertain to google. The first is google previews which places a thumbnail view of each search result on the left side of the window. I find it handy to have a mini-view of the website right within my google search results. The second is customize google which has many customization options available, but the ones most immediately useful are google suggest-which gives you search suggestions as you type in the search bar, and competitor links that perform your search on a variety of other search engines. It also allows you to remove google Ads, filter your search results, and automatically access your gmail, google docs, and google reader accounts through https.

I couldn’t survive myspace without greasemonkey. I use several scripts that make navigating myspace much easier and friendly on the eyes. But it’s not just about myspace. There are scripts available for probably any website you use that will make it more attractive and easier to manipulate for your purposes. Go here to check out the wide variety of goodies available for Greasemonkey.

Another myspace essential is adblock. Couldn’t live without it for blocking myspace trackers. Add justy’s link here. But I must have stylish to make it behave to my liking.

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Apr 012008

04.01.08 by jewels

There are a variety of reasons people may want to keep records of myspace emails. For one thing, when another user cancels their account, poof, their mails are gone. Saving email can be done by copy/paste, but it’s a hassle, and it takes too long. If you want to get in and out quickly, try this method and peruse the emails at your leisure.

To get started you will have to be using Firefox. Now grab this handy addon from: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/201

Once you have installed the DownThemAll extension, remember to restart Firefox, and then follow these simple steps to set it up for downloading Myspace mail.
Select Preferences from the dta tools menu:

Select “add new filter”:

Add the following from the screenshot below. You can name the caption whatever you want, but keep the filtered extensions entry the same. Select the Links Filter as in the example.

Now you are ready to download some mail. This filter will work with all areas of the mailbox: Inbox, Sentbox, Saved, and Trash. Select DownThemAll from the tools menu:

Set up as follows:

1: Be sure you are on the links tab
2: Choose your download directory, you can browse from the folder icon. Or you can type in a directory location, and dta will create it, if it doesn’t exist.
3: Type the name you want to save the files with, as the renaming mask.
4: Make sure the only filter selected is the one you created. In this case, “get myspace mail”.
5: You will notice all the emails are highlighted in a separate color. If there are some you don’t want to save, just click the green check to the left of the url to de-select it.
6: Click the start button.
Your progress window will appear during the download and look like this once complete.

Dta will consecutively number each mail you download until you change the settings. Be aware, it does not grab your entire inbox. It only grabs the 10 mails myspace allows on a page. You will have to visit subsequent pages to grab their content in the same manner, but it’s still a hell of a lot quicker than copy and paste!
When you open the emails, they will open in your browser exactly as they appear on myspace. Here is a sample:

Happy downloading !

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