Thursday, April 16, 2009

XRumer 5.0 Palladium

Ha, came across someone using this spambot on a forum. There are going to be so many people annoyed by it since it's apparently a very smart spambot that can get around captchas and email validation. It even uses proxies. I'm very determined to download the trial and fuck around with it. The full version is over $500 bucks, and you only get to use the service for 3 months before you have to pay $100 a year! Haha whoever made this might rake in some serious cash, because this will catch the interests of a lot of e-business owners in no time.

I'm most curious about how the hacking community will treat/mod this tool. We could be seeing an assortment of spambots like this in the future, which would cry for harsher security measures. I predict that in a few years some organizations will be merging advanced AI technologies into these bots and make them virtually impossible to tell apart from real accounts. Oh ho, porn spammers will be pollutting every public chat sites by the dozens. This is just the beginning, I hope someone comes up with a method of dealing with such a castrophe if it ever happens. Turning off account registrations everywhere would suck. :\

Friday, April 10, 2009

Gotta love the JLU

Monday, April 06, 2009

I am so happy you decided to try out Aviary! Aviary represents the future of creation: a place where you can collaborate with other artists of all different skill levels to create incredible works. If only Michaelangelo and Picasso had Internet access as well...- avi

I discovered a link to this website today and found it pretty cool. For anyone interested in graphics design, it's like an online Adobe suite you can use right inside of your browser! It's Flash and JavaScript and maybe Ajax combined, so it can do some amazing things for a browser application. Once you register an account, you can save all of the files you create to a profile that other users can view. Also, if you want to, you can let other people import your work and make deviations of it, which can be pretty fun. Or you could have multiple people doing different parts of an image, like one draws, someone else colors, etc. From the description, you're probably thinking it's low quality stuff, but noooooooo. This was well made, check out for yourself.

Aviary has:
Raven - a vector editor
Phoenix - an image editor (it's like Photoshop without the plugins and price tag)
Peacock - an add-on for creating filters and mind blowing effects
Toucan - It even has a color scheme generator!

Total cost: Free.

Yeah, you read that right. This service and all of its professional quality web suite is free for you to use without even running an installer (unless you're back in the 56k age and you don't have the Flash plug-in...)

Now I've experienced drawing and vector applications in Flash before, and I can tell you that it can get laggy FAST. BUT I did not experience any lag with these tools. They ran just as they would in a win32 application. The only downside I could see was that it doesn't quite work right in Opera due to layout problems(?). It works fine in Firefox and I imagine IE though. Oh and editing pixel by pixel doesn't seem possible, unless there is some work around I am unaware of. Anyway, I don't mean to be an advert-whore but this stuff is just too cool! Never would I have imagined Flash being capable of emulating Photoshop without lacking... almost everything.

There are a couple of restrictions that require an upgraded account, but that's mostly just for privacy settings.

I imported and made this with Phoenix lawl.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

I just got an invite to register an account for this beta site, Haven't spent much time with it yet, but so far it looks really nifty and flexible. You can create various different kinds of charts by selecting from a massive array of symbols and decent quality clipart. You can save, share, and even chat with others. Not only that but it runs inside of your browser without any downloads or plug-ins! From what I can tell it's all JavaScript intertwined with Ajax. Amazing what they have accomplished here, and I think this could be the next big thing for the open source community and online development teams. I may even replace XMind with it for my flowcharting needs. :D

With my registration came 20 invites. So if anyone is interested, just leave a comment with your e-mail address and I'll try to get around to it.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

The time is now...

I can feel all of that energy and inspiration that I had possessed within these past few weeks fading away from me. So before that happens completely, I'm ditching any small projects I had in mind and going full force into the path of the storm. The website, the backend, the LSL Interpreter... those are my main concerns right now, so it's time to eat flow charts and shit code. After a week I'll be looking like the Happy Mask Guy...


That's all for now.