Jan 18 2012

Easy way to bypass Wikipedia’s Blackout

As most of you know, Wikipedia is protesting against SOPA and PIPA today, so they blocked the English Wikipedia. Which can be kind of annoying.

I’ve found a quick workaround that allows you to use Wikipedia like every normal day. And I’ve build a small software to apply the workaround. All it does is patching the host file, and changing one server (It has an unpatch button as well, in order to remove the patch and getting back to the old settings).

Just download it and click patch!

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Jan 6 2012

Downloading automatically from sites with CAPTCHA

Have you ever wanted to download something from Megaupload, Wupload or any other Rapidshare like services but got annoyed because there are too many files you need to download, and of course you can’t download them simultaneously because the server blocks it, and even worse, there is a CAPTCHA before every download!

Last night, I had the same problem. I had to download few files from Wupload (around 10 files). I knew about JDownloader, which is pretty cool, open-source, cross-platform, download manager that knows how to handle most sites. JDownloader, even knows how to handle some of the simple CAPTCHA automatically, but it has no chance vs. strong ones such as reCAPTCHA.

So I’ve started searching the web, and then I’ve found CaptchaTrader. CaptchaTrader is a service that sends your CAPTCHA to other users in exchange of credit points. Each CAPTCHA cost the user 10 credits. In order to earn credits, you can buy them or you can just solve others CAPTCHAs and earn 7 point for every good solution.

And last but not least, CaptchaTrader has a JDownloader plugin that will solve all the “unsolvable” CAPTCHA automatically when needed. Just go to the download section.

Needless to say, I woke up this morning, and all the files were there, just waiting for me.

PS:┬áIf you want, you can even CASH-OUT the credits, every 100 credits equals 2 cents. I don’t think it’s the best way to earn money… but if you are bored…

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Dec 30 2011

A cool feature in Windows 7 – Minimizing other windows

I’ve found it by mistake, but it seems to be pretty useful (especially if you don’t like to close windows like me). Open a few windows, don’t minimize any of them! Click and hold the title of one of the windows and shake the mouse left and right (Just drag the window to the left, back to the right and to the left again).
And… All the other windows have been minimized!

In order to get them back, all you have to do is shake the same window again and here they are.