Tag Archives: internet

Craziest Internet Explorer Bug Ever?


Dan discovers a crazy little bug in Internet Explorer 8 and below, and complains loudly about it. Bloody IE. Continue reading

Domain Name Hacks of 2013


With a plethora of new top-level domains planned to hit the Internet in 2013, Dan proposes a handful of new domain names, then feels sad that this new era might spell the end of “domain hacks”, by making them too easy. Continue reading

Cardless Cashpoints

My mobile banking app, showing me a special six digit code.

RBS Group banks now offer the ability to withdraw cash from ATMs without using a bank card, by making the withdrawal request from their mobile app. Dan gives it a go, and shares his thoughts on the process. Continue reading


In Internetland, everybody has prosopagnosia. That’s why it’s so important that the people who live there treat their passwords with care. Dan tells a story about Alice, Bob, Eve, and an antiques store. Continue reading

Visitor Tracking Without Cookies (or How To Abuse HTTP 301s)

British Telecom's implementation of the new cookie laws. Curiously, if you visit their site using the Opera web browser, it assumes that you've given consent, even if you click the button to not do so.

A technique for abusing HTTP 301 redirects and random numbers to uniquely track users; even those who have cookies disabled in their web browsers. Continue reading

A New Look


Dan redesigns the theme for scatmania.org, returning to sans-serif fonts and shades of blue… plus a few modern CSS features that he’d wanted to play with… Continue reading

Looking for Wikipedia?

Dan explains how to get around the Wikipedia anti-SOPA/PIPA blackout, should you need to. Continue reading

My Name Is Me

Dan goes by his full name online, and has a few issues (mostly related to the length and uncommonness of his name). But these are nothing compared to the issued faced by whistleblowers, political activists, transgendered people, teachers and those who work with children, survivors of abuse, authors with pen names, and more, as the world’s social networking sites start to implement “real name” policies. Continue reading

Hash Abnib

Abnib Chat didn’t catch on this time around. Dan is unsurprised, but tries to understand the reasons anyway. Continue reading

Every Full Moon

How would you like to be billed? Every calendar month, every 30 days, every 4 weeks, or… every full moon. Seriously: this is an option? Continue reading