Twitter Spambots #FAIL

Doesn't it annoy you when you get an @user reply from an account that is simply scouring the public twitter feed for key words to then send you their rubbish.  Well over the past few days I've flagged about 23 accounts as being a spammer. So I've changed my account to now be private, this … Continue reading Twitter Spambots #FAIL

What’s With Port 70 ??? (Gopher)

Ok so if you recognise the critter in this image then your half way to understanding what I'm talking about!  Port 70 is traditionally reserved for the Gopher protocol. What is Gopher? Well it's a slim text only layout that pre dates the internet as we know it as (aka HTML) Gopher started life back … Continue reading What’s With Port 70 ??? (Gopher)

What's With Port 70 ??? (Gopher)

Ok so if you recognise the critter in this image then your half way to understanding what I'm talking about!  Port 70 is traditionally reserved for the Gopher protocol. What is Gopher? Well it's a slim text only layout that pre dates the internet as we know it as (aka HTML) Gopher started life back … Continue reading What's With Port 70 ??? (Gopher)

A New Trend (StatusNet)

Since around September last year when Identi.ca was updated to the much-anticipated Status.net 1.0 it has suffered from many outages causing some people to focus on either abandoning identi.ca or hosting their own Status.net instance.  At first I wasn't overly bothered on hosting my instance, but some time back I did setup a test instance … Continue reading A New Trend (StatusNet)

HTC Desire Bootloader

HTC have made available (finally) the official unlocked bootloader via the htcdev.com site. OK so the HTC Desire is a fairly easy phone to hack and replace the locked bootloader using alpharev and to install root access using reflash. The new replacement for these tools is revolutionary, this simply combined the two tools into the … Continue reading HTC Desire Bootloader