Monday, November 30, 2009

Ebay Scam - seller shaosan08

Sometimes the scams are easy to spot - it is in the BOLD print.
Read the questions at the bottom of this page.
Don't think he realises the Q&A's are public
- Hilarious

Click Here to see original Page On Ebay

Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Voynich Manuscript - Solved

Here is a copy of my 2003 (widely misreported as 2007) solution to the Voynich Manuscript - formerly the most mysterious book in the world.
As its home on
will soon no longer exist, along with its number one spot on google, I've moved it over here.  I've left it completely unedited and as it was. Written in some early hour of the morning as the effects of too much caffeine were starting to wear off, and just after the whirring of hard drives ceased, signalling the final analysis was completed and my results confirmed.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Naracoorte Fossil Expedition

Geared up for caving - Sorting bones in the Lab - Luxurious accommodation

I spent a few days fossil hunting with a team of Palaeontologists from Flinders University. The fossils being down the bottom of deep holes in the ground meant a crash course in caving - my perspective on the size of gap I can fit through has been completely revised.
Then some time was also spent in the Laboratory sorting 12,000 year old bones.
Sleep deprived, repeatedly frozen, battered, bruised and carnivorous plants - haven't had this much fun in a long time - my idea of a holiday!

Box of fossils - Team of intrepid cavers

Friday, July 10, 2009

Build Your Own Proxy Server in 5 Minutes

Need to get vital information at work but the website has been blocked by nannyware because some nong wrote a rude word in the comments section.
Why not build your own Proxy Server to give you the access you need?

You'll need some webspace that does php - google for free stuff if you don't already have it.

Open notepad and paste in the following five lines.

<form action="p.php" method="post">
<input type="text" name="t" value="http://www.">
<input type=submit name=submit value=submit >

Now save this file as "myproxy.html"

Open another notepad and paste in the following five lines.

$thefile = $_POST['t'];
$thepage = file_get_contents($thefile);
echo $thepage;

Save this file as "p.php"

Next, upload these two new files to your webspace.

That's it - type "" into your
browser,then type the address of the page you want to visit in the box
that appears on the page and hit the 'submit' button.

- this is the most basic, quick & dirty method I could come up with that mostly works most of the time. The more technically gifted amongst my readers will have noticed there are one or two security issues approximately the size of Greenland that could SERIOUSLY compromise the server if they are left lying around on there. So really, I mean it -

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

West Beach Eco Tours

Another WebSite by CHRIS - Software Development & Design

West Beach Eco Tours
You are invited on an interesting and informative walking tour of West Beach, the beautiful River Torrens and its surroundings - where you will discover its rich treasures and be surprised by all it has to offer. Be introduced to the diverse plant, animal and bird life that inhabit the area.
Learn about its Aboriginal history and stories and also the history and impact of the European settlement of South Australia.

West Beach Eco Tours