Better BetterSearch

August 17, 2006

Better BetterSearch RoadMap

Filed under: Better BetterSearch, firefox, firefox extension, Genius, Hacking, Stuff — Better BetterSearch @ 1:27 pm

The next version of Better BetterSearch will elimate URL injection of affiliate information Entirely! Next on the RoadMap: adding the ability to OPT-back-in so people can CHOOSE to support Carlo's awesome little extension.

June 8, 2006

better bettersearch in action on MSN

Filed under: Better BetterSearch, firefox extension, hacked bettersearch — Better BetterSearch @ 2:21 pm

thumbnail previews on MSN with Better BetterSearch 

Limit the number of fetched thumbnails to speed rendering time:

 http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/358/betterbettersearchthumbs9nu.png

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June 7, 2006

better bettersearch in action on google

Filed under: Better BetterSearch, firefox extension, hacked bettersearch — Better BetterSearch @ 10:14 pm

//img379.imageshack.us/img379/5972/betterbettersearchinaction4co.png” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

Preview thumbnails are generated from the search results.

Here's how it looks in Firefox extensions manager:

http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/2715/bettersearchinextensionmanager.png

options: Acknowledgements: Better BetterSearch

 http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/4070/aboutbetterbettersearch0qu.png

June 5, 2006

words to ponder

Filed under: Wisdom — Better BetterSearch @ 8:03 pm

Desiderium iustorum omne bonum est praestolatio impiorum furor
The desire of the just is all good, the expectation of the wicked is indignation.

wordpress really needs a CAPTCHA

Filed under: Genius, Stuff — Better BetterSearch @ 7:00 pm

… and less busybodies on their forums.

*Lame* captchas are easily worked around.

sam.zoy.org/pwntcha/
puremango.co.uk/cm_breaking_captcha_115.php
puremango.co.uk/acdc_breakcaptcha.php

I think a workable solution is to provide at least a dozen characters and then prompt for something like "the first four charaters, but not the one before the last, that are blue and red, and even where appropriate". Naturally mixing up which characters are requested. This requires *comprehension*

The whinny ADA would have CAPTCHAS verboten. Disallowing CAPTCHA on an internet protocol designed to share COMPLEX VISUAL content at the behest of a tiny minority of visually-challenged individuals is a bit vexing if not right out inane. Its right up there with making the SAT easier because low scoring students feel bad.

"Thank you for telling me that I'm not invited to your website"

That's exactly the response I got last time. That didn't stop them from complaining… so with the right motivation they can cope just fine. So it really boils down to controlling other people.

"A simple call to an attorney"

Hey I'll do that right now. Please hold.

My attorney says personal sites do not fall under the pervue of that act. The ADA requires "REASONABLE ACCOMODATION where it can be done without undue hardship".

It applies ONLY to businesses, primarily employers. Personal WP sites are neither. So unless I'm a commercial operation employing five or MORE employees it doesn't apply.

When wordpress provides service to those who similarly do not fall within the pervue of ADA (like me) then there's no law-violation in implementing visually challenging catcha — AND there's no case law preventing that.

Speaking of ignorance… you're glowing. MY SAT reference had ZILCH to do with equal access.

Title IV applies to employment and public access BUSINESSES. Your 'argument' is horrifically unsubstantial. Show me the apellet court decisions that require a private website to make such accomodations.

THERE IS NO SUCH REQUIREMENT

thanks for playing

:D

download Better BetterSearch 1.10 English

Filed under: Better BetterSearch, firefox, firefox extension, Genius, Hacking, Stuff — Better BetterSearch @ 2:42 pm

http://rapidshare.de/files/22273116/Better-BetterSearch_1.10_English.rar.html

Non-English locals have been deleted.

Use your favorite, non-google search engine to check for updates.  Our blog may suddenly become existentially challenged.

BetterSearch hacking for fun, but not profit

Filed under: Better BetterSearch, firefox, firefox extension, Hacking, Stuff — Better BetterSearch @ 1:29 pm

AS THIS IS ONLY SOFTWARE, AND AS IT WILL BE RUNNING ON YOUR MULTI-THOUSAND DOLLAR HARDWARE, FEEL FREE TO MODIFY IT TO SUIT. DISTRIBUTION OF A MODIFIED EXTENSION IS IN VIOLATION OF THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR'S LICENSE.

WHEN HE ADDS AN ***OPT-IN**** OPTION TO HIS URL HIJACKING THIS HACKED EXTENSION GAME WILL NO LONGER BE NECESSARY

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