Posted by Dickey on Feb 12th, 08 | Filed under Firefox
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Autocomplete Manager is a Firefox plugin which provide advance features for your Firefox address bar.
The original Firefox address bar will try search from the history when we type. For example, when i type ‘tech’, it may shows me a list of URL which start from ‘tech’. But, it can’t provide me the URL that contains ‘tech’ in the middle of the string. With Autocomplete Manager extension, you can do so.
As shown in the screenshot above, when i type ’snack’, the address bar will get a list of URL that contains ’snack’, when the ’snack’ is in the middle of URL. Beside this feature, Autocomplete Manager allow users to search from bookmark, change the sort criterion, and also how the pop up list look like. You can access the settings through Tools -> Autocomplete Manager, and then choose Enhanced Component Options.
This extension is very useful especially for those websites which don’t have an easy-to-remember URL. But i personally feel that the better way to remember such URL is put them in the “Bookmarks Toolbar Folder” so that you can access them in just one-click.
Autocomplete Manager extension page
Posted by Dickey on Feb 6th, 08 | Filed under Tips
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This tutorial will discuss about how to hide a text file in a jpeg/bitmap image file. It can be done without any other application.
Sometimes, we save our email-account and password inside a text file, but we scare other people get the file and then access our email. So, we always thinking method to protect our own password. We may use some password manager to save all the password with a master password. But, what happen is we lost the master password or other people manage to hack the master password? So, why not we hide the important information inside an image file?
How it work?
- First of all, you need to save your informations in a text file and then prepare an image (either jpeg or bitmap format). In this example, i will user secret.txt as my text file and photo.jpg as my image file.
- Put the text document and image together. Here, i put them in my C: drive.
- Go to Run, the type cmd. This will bring you to the command prompt.
- Now, type cd\ to go to the root. In this case, the root is C:. You can proceed to the next step if you save your image and text file in C: drive. But, if you save them in other folder, such as c:\testing, you need to type cd\testing to go into the folder.
- Now, you reach the most important part. Type copy photo.jpg/B+secret.txt/B output.jpg. The image file need to come first. If you put your text file before image file, the output image file maybe cannot open properly. Beside this, the input image and output image must be same format (either both in jpeg or both in bitmap).
- Now, try to open the output.jpg using any image viewer. Looks no different with photo.jpg right?
- Now, try to open output.jpg using notepad, you will found the secret.txt contents inside.
Now, your informations are safe enough, because you are the only person which know which image contains the informations. Even they can access the file, they won’t open an image with notepad, right?
Advice: It is better to choose smaller size image, else you need longer time to open it using notepad.
Posted by Dickey on Jan 31st, 08 | Filed under Internet
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SpyPig is a free email tracking system which can send you a notification when your friends read your email. This special tracking system works with any web-based email program.
If you are using email client such as Microsoft Outlook with Microsoft Exchange Server, You can easily get notfied when your recipients read your email, but it is impossible for web-based email application such as Yahoo Mail, Gmail, or Live Mail to implement this feature.
SpyPig provide users a special image which include a tracking code. Users can then insert this tracking image in their email message, and they will get notified when others read the email.
To use SpyPig, simply provide them your email address, then type your message title (this is for better tracking so that you can know which email has been read). You can then choose your SpyPig image (if you don’t want your recipients know you are tracking the email, choose a blank image). After that, you can paste the tracking image on your email message and then send out the email. Currently, they limit the number of notification emails to 5 for each tracking code, which means you will only get 5 notifications even there are 10 people read your email.
SpyPig works fine with all email applications, both desktop clients and web-based email. But, you need to change some settings on your Microsoft Outlook in order for SpyPig to work. You can check it out here.
Note: Both you and your recipients must use HTML-format email so that they will download the tracking image when they open the email.