Friday, August 17, 2007

Frustrating 3wplayers and Pr0n

Last night, I finished downloading Rush Hour 3. When I played it using mplayer, it prompted me to download 3wplayer. So I googled for W3player and found Perl source (look below for the link) for decrypting 3wplayer encrypted files into AVI files. I decrypted Rush Hour 3 file and it happened to be pr0n!!!

3wplayer is a rogue media player software application bundled with trojans that can infect computers running Microsoft Windows. It is designed to exploit users who download video files, instructing them to download and install the program in order to view the video.

Perl code to decode 3wplayer encoded video files:

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Why are programmers lucky?

#bioinformatics @
(05:07:23 PM) _dan: my dad is an electronics enginerer, he has a room stacked full of stuff, always made me quite jealous, I mean I can hardly have an electron microscope at home..

Monday, August 06, 2007

The sarcastic subconscious

Many times I code in the dream only to wake up and realize that I haven't saved my code!!! Maybe technology will grow up soon to tap productive work from our subconscious minds. Maybe someday biologists will create a VIM plugin to save the code we dream of.