Monthly Archives: October 2007


Don’t want to think about how to vote at the next Australian Federal Election, use the Vote-a-matic to make your choice. Simply select your choice from the multiple choice question provided and the Vote-a-matic will tell you who you should vote for based on your answers.

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Spammers Abusing Verisign Site Search

It appears as though those wonderful spammers who brought use the Google “I’m feeling lucky” url abuse, have now found a new site to abuse, Verisign. Basically what the spammers are now doing is using the site search feature on Verisign‘s website to mask their urls. All they have to do is place their address at the end of “” and it is enough to mask their site. I don’t think it will be long before the phishers pick up on this one.

I’ve also noticed that some casino site is now using the Google “I’m feeling lucky” abuse with the search phrase “"million megabet from casino online" Magic Jackpot!

My previous post about the Google abuse has been updated to reflect the new phrase.

Verisign have now blocked this re-direct, anyone trying to use it will now be redirected to a Verisign site search. Thank You Versign for taking positive action.


Just for fun I’ve added emoticons to my site, for both user comments & articles. The following table lists each emoticon and the text that triggers it:

😀 :D :!:
:?: 8) 8)
😕 :? 💡 :idea:
😆 :lol: 😳 :oops:
😥 :cry: 😈 :twisted:
:arrow: 😯 80
👿 :evil: 🙁 :-(
😡 :x 😉 :wink:
😐 :| 😛 :P
🙄 :roll: 😮 :o

Micorosoft Excel 2007 Doesn't Excel

Apparently Microsoft Excel 2007 can’t do it’s times tables. Microsoft employee David Gainer, has posted on the Excel Blog that when computer users try to get Excel 2007 to multiply some numbers, and the result was 65535, Excel would incorrectly display 100000. Gainer said Excel makes mistakes multiplying 77.1 by 850, 10.2 by 6425 and 20.4 by 3212.5. Gainer said the bug is limited to six numbers from 65534.99999999995 to 65535, and six numbers from 65535.99999999995 to 65536.

Microsoft is currently trying to address this problem.

Microsoft has now addressed this problem with a patch
See the Blog entry Here