YouTranscript - video transcription

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Over at is a site, which is a bit special, named YouTranscript.

The folks there have developed a streamlined system for making transcripts of any YouTube video having good quality audio, uses the English language and is less than 10 minutes in length.  In fact YouTranscript … more

Copernic Desktop Search - Blue Tray Icon

Thursday, 16 October 2008

On Windows, I've noticed that the copernic desktop search system tray icon, which is usually yellow and orange Image showing the icon as it usually appears, sometimes turns blue Image showing the icon as it appears blue.  It will remain this colour until an update to the index begins, but I haven't been able to determine what causes the change in colour.

Google came up with … more

Nmap New Features

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Nmap 4.75 was released on Sunday 7 September 2008 and, since it includes some great new features, I thought I'd mention a few of them here.  The currently available version of Nmap is actually 4.76 which was released on Saturday 13 September 2008 and which fixed some bugs … more

Kaminsky's exploit?

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

So let's say we want to poison the cache of so that customers of a big ISP trying to find will be directed to a machine with an IP address of instead of the real webserver at 83.97.102 … more

Hydraflux Service Networks

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Fast-flux Service Networks commonly are compromised hosts and part of a malicious botnet. They provide a layer of protection around a central "Mothership" to which they provide client access by blind proxy. The DNS records for the domain used to access the Mothership is a rapidly changing subset of the … more

Vulnerability in the Domain Name System

Friday, 11 July 2008

On Tuesday, 8th July 2008, multiple vendors published patches for Domain Name System (DNS) software after a coordinated effort to mitigate a widespread vulnerability arising from deficiencies in the DNS protocol and common DNS implementations which would allow DNS cache poisoning attacks. Earlier this year Dan Kaminsky, a security researcher … more


Friday, 20 June 2008

At about 2015hrs UTC, I clicked a link in an email from one of my subscriptions to view a video sent to me and from there I tried to login. Strangely, rather than being directed back to the video I wanted to watch, I instead found myself looking at a … more

Importing Bookmarks, including tags, into Firefox 3

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

UPDATE: 2008-06-29T23:08 +0100 UTC

There's now an easier way to import your bookmarks and tags into firefox 3. In a forum post at, watanabe described a process using a ruby script (written by the same) to combine a firefox bookmark backup file (in .json … more

Low Moor Tunnel in a Fog

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

"He's got a mouth like Low Moor Tunnel in a Fog" is a phrase I've often heard my parents say. My Mother said she first heard it from Mildred who was born and bred in Derby. We think it means something like "He's Loud" or "He says too much" (I … more

How to build Amap from source, for Windows XP, using Cygwin

Monday, 26 May 2008

Here's a rough guide to building Amap 5.2 from source code for windows users. I've been playing with this rather old tool recently and noticed that the web update functionality is broken due to a change of location for the update files. I decided to patch the source and … more