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November 20th, 2007 at 6:54 pm
Posted By: Jay
Posted in: Pearls of Wisdom

In a new series, I’ll be giving you tips on how to take advantage of ridiculous company policies to screw with people!

Know someone who runs a Cafepress store? Want to f**k them over? Maybe you’re a Cafepress store owner jealous of another store’s content? Maybe you don’t know them at all, are in a shitty mood and just feel like screwing badly with someone? No problem!

All you have to do is tell Cafepress they’re infringing on your trademark. It doesn’t have to be true. All you have to say is that, I dunno, you own the word ‘banana’ or something. Quote some random number as the trademark reference for authenticity. Don’t worry, they won’t check, but they WILL take down the store owners content, thus hurting their business, ruining a product line and labelling them an IP thief! Simple!

Tune in next time for more fun ways to ruin someone’s business!

Also, this tip can be used another way, to screw with Cafepress themselves, albeit at the expense of a lot of innocents. But don’t worry, Cafepress have only contempt for their customers too! The only downside is that you have to do a quick bit of research, because they’ll want the offending products listed. Sticking with our previous example, find, say, a thousand products on their stores that infringe on your fictional ‘banana’ trademark, and send them a take down list of all of them.

Tip: if you use Firefox there are plugins that can harvest the link addresses for you – run your search on all of Cafepress, compile an instant list of links to offenders, and hey presto!

That should keep them amused for hours! Maybe days!

Bitter? Moi?

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September 17th, 2007 at 9:57 pm
Posted By: Jay
Posted in: Pearls of Wisdom

Did you know that Google Earth has a built in flight simulator? It’s great fun to play with!

Keyboard controls and how to access it from within Google Earth are here:

Google Earth Flight Simulator

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September 17th, 2007 at 9:17 pm
Posted By: Jay
Posted in: Pearls of Wisdom

You know all those annoying websites that want you to sign in just so that you can read one bloody article you’re interested in? Well, bugmenot.com provide generic user logins that you can use to save yourself the bother. Definitely a handy one to remember!

They also provide throwaway email addresses that you can use if you find yourself having to give email addresses to receive verification links or the like at email.bugmenot.com

It might also be worth mentioning that if you came by an article that refuses to let you read it from a Google search, very often there is a cached version indexed that IS fully readable! Instead of clicking the main hyperlinked title from your Google results, just click the link that says Cached just beneath the link description.

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September 17th, 2007 at 8:05 pm
Posted By: Jay
Posted in: Pearls of Wisdom

I thought I’d write this up, because it always surprises me how few people I talk to know about it!

You can download any Youtube video to keep and watch at your leisure from your hard drive simply by going to kissyoutube.com

Even better, if you’re already on youtube watching a video, just add ‘kiss’ before youtube.com in the URL and it will immediately take you to the kissyoutube link for that video.

Videos are saved in .flv (Flash Video) format, and links to a free player are included on the video download page, but there are plenty of free .flv converters out there if you prefer another format

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