-gry Puzzle

Think of words ending in -gry. Angry and hungry are two of them. There are only
three words in the English language. What is the third word? The word is something
that everybody uses everyday. If you have listened carefully , I’ve already told you
what it is.

Okay, the really clever ones would know what the answer is for the rest of us let’s
ask Google god for the answer.

-gry Puzzle

Spam Mail Trick

I come across so many web sites that ask for an email address just to do a download
or to access some site and then spam that address.

Mailinator does a neat trick for me, I just think of any name @mailinator.com and
enter it to the site and then go over to mailinator.com and
type in the address that I gave and login to the site!

I know you can do it anyway by creating a dummy mail account at hotmail and then provide
that but the past part here is that you don’t need to remember any passwords to check
the mail, just the address would do.

Spam Mail Trick

Researchers Crack Windows Passwords in Seconds


‘Swiss researchers have developed a password-cracking scheme, based on a method first
developed in 1980, that lets them crack most Windows passwords in about 13 seconds
(the original method takes more than a minute and a half longer).’ WinInfo

But what the article doesn’t say is that this is only true for the older encryption
methods which use LanManager but does not apply to the new encryption techniques in
Win2K, Win2K3.


Researchers Crack Windows Passwords in Seconds

NotifyWebLogsDotCom in BlogX


The day before an ex-coworker friend (Nimalan) posted a comment to to one of
my blogs but I only noticed it when I was browsing through the site. Most of the other
blogging tools supported some type of notification server when comments were posted
for a blog.

I browsed through the BlogX code but the addComment procedure doesn’t seem to do any
email notification.

But I did notice a NotifyWebLogsDotCom tag in SiteConfig, this does a very
interesting thing, it calls a weblogUpdates web service on the weblogs.com site.

The weblogs.com site seems to keep an log of the most recently posted articles. I
set this flag to true now, hope this brings some Google Juice my way 😉


NotifyWebLogsDotCom in BlogX

Designing Without Tables Using CSS


This book ‘HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS’ describes how to create
a semantically correct web site where absolutely all presentation information is in
the css.

Check out the wesite

http://www.sitepoint.com/books/css1/
it’s completely structured using CSS only, there is
not a single <table> tag in the site.

They even give a freely downloadable pdf with first four chapter of
the book.

I’m going to promise myself to use more of CSS for every new site that
I work on.

Designing Without Tables Using CSS

Microsoft to the rescue?


Microsoft to the rescue? A marketing weasel came by and asked me to fix a dead notebook,
as if I’m his personal geek slave.

I said his machine was probably compromised by the Internet Explorer HTML converter
flaw Microsoft announced last week, which lets malicious Web code take over your PC.
Was he, by chance, visiting sites he shouldn’t have been? “Lemme just check the log
files for your IP address,” I said. He looked like he’d swallowed an Ethernet dongle.
“That’s OK,” he squeaked, “I’ll fix it myself.”


Microsoft to the rescue?