Seth Wisely said

April 26, 2010

oh noes

Filed under: interweb — Seth Wisely @ 17:41

not racist

not violent

no longer silent

^ but really never have been silent

April 22, 2010

more power in Iron than in Firefox

Filed under: interweb, overview — Seth Wisely @ 05:04

While logged in as admin of user with deletion rights one can drag a selection box around files (thumbnails, links, etc), right click and delete.  This power is missing in firefox (3.5.1 — I’ll “upgrade” when my extensions will not be terminally borked).  Iron, however, lightweight as it is, thanks largely in part to nearly zero useful extension capability, is the much preferred post-creation manager.

Time to test a fresh profile…. [edit point]

The extension would be much improved to control ALL guest permissions not merely three.  There is a vexing bug with set default password.  Changing the desired default password requires, options, remove all text from default password field, save, options, set new password, save.  Tedious!

It was a JOY tinkering with portable jabber clients to interact with chat.. under XP I toyed with both Miranda portable and Pidgin portable.  I have tired of developer sloth/arrogance polluting my registry.  Apple has it down pat with application ‘portability’.  I prefer my utilities to write preference files to a file within the structure of the installation directory, and write exactly ZERO files outside ONE installation directory.


April 20, 2010

why not not-iron? not using iron but only chromium not having adblock!

Filed under: adblock, interweb, Less Insecure — Seth Wisely @ 02:05

haha no

“I don’t know how good that ad-blocker works.”

“[adblocking] might be the only real upside of the project”

Without evaluating the efficacy of the central benefit of the project you denounce it entirely?  How wise is that?  (hint: not at all).  Fanboy now provides an ablock ini for iron!

I assume that you did not get, that Chromium is basically Chrome without all the tracking features

wrong!  chrome is a fork of chromium.

ChromePlus is a new chromium fork with similar to Iron privacy claims, though unsubstantiated, with adblocking.

Iron phobia? There’s ChromePlus who like google claims to be “not evil”, no RLZ or behavior tracking, but CANNOT be confirmed as their sourcecode “is not opened”.

The ChomePlus Adblock, PlusAdblock, wiki entry leaves much to be desired.

ChromePlus adds all the useless bloatware features you could (not) want.  It has many of the features of IE7pro I always disable.

ChromePlus does not offer sourcecode as they claim to be “not opensource” [2 LGPL]

Iron continues to be THE ONLY trustworthy chromium fork.

Seth Wisely said: Iron needs an adblock upgrade

April 18, 2010 firefox extension up to no good: evil intent inside

Filed under: CIO, interweb — Seth Wisely @ 19:21

Worse than malware?  It’s about the same.

both these files in the extension:

xpi: chrome\illimitux.jar\content\hoster.js
xpi: chrome\illimitux.jar\content\illimitux.js

employ JavaScript obfuscation.  Smells like malware.

eval((function(x){var d=””;var p=0;while(p<x.length){if(x.charAt(p)!=”`”)d+=x.charAt(p++);else{var l=x.charCodeAt(p+3)-28;if(l>4)d+=d.substr(d.length-x.charCodeAt(p+1)*96-x.charCodeAt(p+2)+3104-l,l);else d+=”`”;p+=4}}return d})

utf8_encode(argString`!^\”s` ‘!=` -&+\”\”).replace(/\\r\\n/g,\”\\n` (*` ,$`%S!utftext`%_$start,end` ‘#ringl=0;` 3!=end` ‘!` 0\”` \”\”`\”s$for(var n=0;n<` =#;n++`!f\”c1` H$charCodeAt(n`!>\”enc=null;if(c1<128){end++`#F&c1>127&&c1<204` ;!c=`\”O\”.fromC` n#(c1>>6|192)+` )2&63|128)` v\”` K912|224` Q4>>6` d$` j=if(enc!=`\”B!){` *!d>`#P!){`#|#+`\”y$sub` $\”(`$%%);}` =%enc`$$’n+1;}` z\”` HE`$L));`&z$` P#`&Q+convert(data`$e\”b64=\”ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789+/=`&J\”o1,o2,o3,h1,h2,h3,h4,bits,i=0,ac=0,enc=\”\”,tmp_arr=[];if(!`!I\”`!s#data;}data=`(C,data+\”\”);do{o1=data`&V(i++);o2=` \”23` \”2bits=o1<<16|o2<<8|o3;h1=bits>>18&63;h2` ‘$2` *!3` (#6` )!4` )!&63;`\”0#[ac++]=b64`!)!At(h1)+` #(2)` \”)3` 0*4);}while(i<`!o!`$u$enc=` }#.join(\”\”);switch`\”w!` B#%3)


I cannot be bothered to de-obfuscate now.  That they employ such nefarious tactics to what ought be a benign product is reason enough to NOT USE IT.  Their ‘contact us’ form is unusable.. big surprise.

extension lifts code from various userscript developers without attribution. tsk tsk

privacy? where?

“is accessible via or, for technical reasons” — ‘privacy’ policy

When did ignorance become a technical reason?

“In accordance with this Privacy Policy, we may use or disclose identifiable information other than those described herein without informing you or giving you the opportunity to consent to such amendments on the use and disclosure of your data.”

Why bother having a ‘privacy’ policy at all?

But wait there’s more… totally absurd TOS:

you warrant that:
– You are a physical person
– You will not use any ad blockers

What other kind of persons are there?  Not-use adblock?  Byte me!

We can not control the use of our service by users.

Yes, you can.

Any exemption to above rules will be accompanied by a ban.

Mmmm mighty fine Engrish.


update: illimitux deobfuscated

illimitux.js deobfuscated:
source md5: d91b5553107666ffadbffee16e6a9ffe

hoster.js deobfuscated:
source md5: aa9685d48a14668176823cb887b67260

Seth Wisely said: you bring the hot tar I’ll bring the feathers

April 17, 2010

creative kindling 3g cdma gsm usb VID 1410 PID 8000

Filed under: burning money = pointless pain — Seth Wisely @ 16:08

mod kindle cdma to gsm

Seth Wisely said: freedom without tinkering is not freedom

portable zimbra desktop replacing outlook masochism

Filed under: CIO, interweb — Seth Wisely @ 06:12

portable zimbra desktop 1.0.3

reconstituted parts:

Zimbra Desktop is free for anyone download and use. It works on Windows, Apple and Linux computers.

“I made a portable edition of zimbra desktop 1.0” — nxllpo

“it is not different [from the desktop version] at all it is the exact same exe file as zimbra’s but it does not need a service (instead of as installed service a stub directory is created wich contain the necessary backend i like to call it a pipe exe “Zimbra Desktop Core Service”file that is used as a service in a standrad installation) installed i used thiinstall to create a portable version of this email client because my boss requested from me to find a client that is portable and can be used with zimbra server-services that i installed in our company since there were none i made it i tested the PROTBALE Edition and whe you put it on a USB drive it runs mutch faster than installed on a standard hard drive”

post 23 “The usb drive must be larger then 512 MB since only the .DAT file has 200 mb”  ….. “Zimbra Portable has one more advantage other than portable drives you can also use it on multiple accounts.
When you install Zimbra Desktop you can only use it on one ACCOUNT.
Untill Zimbra Releases the Desktop Edition for AllUsers.”


Seth Wisely said: DEATH to outlook and its fanbois

dreaming dreams that never die?

Filed under: 1 — Seth Wisely @ 04:40

wash that silly grin off with pie

April 16, 2010

gmail as DEA manager

Filed under: Disposable Email Address, Zone Salting — Tags: — Seth Wisely @ 15:15

I have finally gotten around to writing this.  I use gmail to mask my IPA while contacting entities via DEAs.  My plan uses smtp auth accounts as disposable conduits.  I realize using smtp auth for DEA outbound reveals the auth email in headers.  I only check the auth email account for gmail verification emails and couldn’t care less if someone “thought” they’d be sneaky and reply directly to it; there’s an autoresponder on every smtp auth account mocking them for the attempt and informing them how long their email will remain unread.

The nefarious, spammers, SEO, and otherwise employ other tricks but my objective is privacy.  Creating umpteen hundred webmail accounts is tiresome and both gmail and hotmail catch on in a window I won’t reveal.

I use google docs and gmail filters to track each DEA by creation time, expiry, purpose, and underlying smtp auth.  The account itself is coded in the from name so I can easily correlate it to expiry and auth without using notes.

Some DEA I use for outbound communication, most I use for signups with some being able to outbound reply.  When a given domain is blacklisted I apply Zone Salting and create anew by fiat.

For online purchases I do not use public DEA.  Of online sales in the last six months ONLY amazon has not violated my privacy.  Very few can be judged according to their own respective privacy policies as their claim in essence: “we respect your privacy until it’s profitable to not bother”.  Some vendors are especially wicked.  Staples uses the highly spammy forced “opt” in model.  It’s high time ALL online retails adopt at least double opt in!

I am especially fond of but I have noticed SEO scum abusing Zone Salting.  Donating more zones, however, will crush them in quantity.  SB needs some democracy feedback to quash spammy/seos zones without zone donation flooding.  But that would need be reputation (peer trust) based otherwise seo/spammers would abuse that too.  Direct democracy, or untempered democracy, is ALWAYS FOOLISH.  I live in a republic; I shall be thankful when the masses realize this again and vote only for honorable men.

Seth Wisely said: my way or the highway protects my privacy

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