December 2007


Bad for business, bad for publicity, bad for google and bad for users, webmasters and bloggers, what can i say thats just such a pain…

–Security researchers have identified a Trojan that hijacks Google text advertisements, replacing them with “ads” from a different provider that are likely to be laced with spyware. The Qhost-WU modifies an infected computer’s hosts file, thereby poisoning systems with bogus DNS lookup records. The hosts file matches domain names of websites with corresponding IP addresses. By corrupting the file hackers can redirect surfers to domains controlled by hackers even when users visit a trusted location. — The Register.

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Just for fun! For those Lord of the Rings fans, if you’ve ever fancied yourself with an elf and/or hobbit name, you can visit these 2 websites, that generate the equivalent of your current or chosen name into a hobbit or elvish name…

1.) Online Elvish Name Generator

(example: input John Smith in the elvish male name generator has an equivalent in elvish tongue as Findecáno Helyanwë)

(example: input Anne Smith in the elvish female name generator has an equivalent in elvish tongue as Idril Helyanwë)

2.) Online Hobbit Name Generator

(example: input John Smith in the hobbit male name generator has an equivalent in hobbit lingo as Olo Foxburr of Loamsdown)

(example: input Anne Smith in the hobbit female name generator has an equivalent in hobbit lingo as Daisy Foxburr of Loamsdown)

I’ll be trying to simplify so everyone can pull this off this short little HOW TO…

Ok, this ain’t all too new and theres been lots of videos in youtube and such websites showing screencasts of some image trick that makes pictures go swirling around the browser, such as in this youTube Link , so I’m gonna explain how to do it here for some people who want to do it and have no clue or idea how to do it like some people I know :P, lol!

In any case you can just copy and paste the javascript code i’ll post here on your NAVIGATION TOOLBAR in your webbrowser which is the one where you put/see your URL. And I wouldnt really call this little trick/s a hack just some novel trick maybe, but it does look pretty cool.

Your gonna have to have your Javascript ENABLED in your webbrowser of choice(preferably fully enabled). Now I’ve tried it on several browsers(such as – FireFox(version 2.0.0.11), Mozilla Seamonkey(version 1.1.7), Flock(version 1.0), Netscape Navigator(version 9.0.0.4), IE7(version 7.0.5730.11) , OPERA(version 9.24) which works on all, but like i said the javascript has to be enabled and then it will depend on what your javascript settings would be even if it was enabled, like if you tried using javascript code that would resize your windows, but your browser javascript setting didnt allow it even if javascript was enabled then you wouldnt have the resizing of the windows happening.

* Oh yes, and one more thing Java and javascript are 2 different things. Despite some screencasts in youTube saying its Java sometimes, this little trick uses “javascript and not Java”.

* Other than javascript being enabled and its settings fully configured to use the said little tricks, you still get varying results at different webpages, like try comparing the swirling effects of it in flickr(flickr.com) and using Microsofts LIVE search(live.com) on images.

1.) Swirling IMAGES in the browser (script): (just copy and paste code to your browser navigation toolbar, and pls. omit the lines.)
Best to try this on a page with lots of images, try flickr.com or something. Example: javascript_image_trick
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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);
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2.) Jittering Webbrowser UI (script): (just copy and paste code to your browser navigation toolbar, and pls omit. the lines.) _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
javascript:function flood(n) {if (self.moveBy) {for (i = 15; i > 0;i--){for (j = n; j > 0; j--) {self.moveBy(1,i); self.moveBy(i,0);self.moveBy(0,-i); self.moveBy(-i,0); } } }}flood(6);{ var inp = "D-X ?!?tahw ro emosewa siht sI"; var outp = ""; for (i = 0; i <= inp.length; i++) {outp =inp.charAt (i) + outp ; } alert(outp) ;}; reverse
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3.) Browser Edit Current Website (Edit the current website in your browser, script): (just copy and paste code to your browser navigation toolbar, and pls omit. the lines.) *This trick just temporarily lets you edit and play around the current website in your browser, it doesn’t truly do anything to the website, so once you refresh or something all changes will not stay as you changed it.

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javascript:document.body.contentEditable='true'; document.designMode='on'; void 0
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*If the scripts do not work try checking your Javascript Settings in your web-browsers.

Enjoy!

** Java and javascript are not the same.

**for quick summarized reference to Javascript – Javascript @ WikiPedia
**for quick summarized reference to Java – JAVA @ Wikipedia