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Friday, July 18, 2008

Wuala is the new P2P, long live the warez!

I was recently invited to try out Wuala by AJ, it poses as a file backup, sharing and social network service but upon further inspection its basically a P2P application. The great thing about it is that files are distributed on the cloud and users can 'sell' their idle hard disks space to other users.

You can find a step by step installation guide for Wuala at AJ's blog.

First thing I did after installing and sign-up is find warez; and without fail... I found ThePirateBay!


Wuala, thank you. Long live the warez!

If you need invites, please leave a comment.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Musicovery: Rediscovery music

I've recently stumbled on the site which is an online flash based music player.

Unlike other music streaming sites like Dizzler. Musicovery allows the user to set the Year range, popularity, genre, mood and beat filters only; it then searches all the related music randomly and plays it. The nice thing about it is it shows the generated play list in visual mode and shows the relation from one to the other as lines similar to Yahoo pipes.


An added advantage for me is that it only eats up 10-20kbps of my bandwidth which is low enough so I can just freejack on open Wifi APs without being noticed! 

Note: As you can see in the attached screen shot, I'm rediscovering the 80's!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

VIP pass to FHM's 100 Sexiest Women In The World 2008

I got a VIP pass! Does this include back rubs? ^_^


July 17, 2008 @ the Hall A World Trade Center Metro Manila.

Monday, July 07, 2008


I have received a MMS blast from Smart announcing its new service Uzzap -- although I have opted out already many times to these alerts!

It's time to teach these folks some lesson.

I downloaded the app and registered then my firewall alerted me that its trying to connect to an IP at port 5222.


Bingo it must be a Jabber server. I finished the registration and waited for the confirmation SMS and keyed in the PIN, at first the SMS didn't arrive so I have to click Resend PIN.

The UI is very mediocre so I fired up WireShark and started to sniff the Jabber packets. I need to do this to find out my JID -- WireShark didn't fail me and confirmed that its a Jabber server; it also found my complete JID.

It seems Smart bought another toy, this time from Kolipri. Why? Maybe because they wanted to kick out Chikka for the longest time already or they got envy because Globe has such an epic failure with IMEVRYWHR before that they had to top that too.

Anyway, whatever their reason is I don't really care but its time for some experiments.

I then added my JID to Trillian (you can use any other Jabber client) as a Jabber account and used the same password during registration and it works flawlessly.

Here is the settings for use with any Jabber client:

Jabber ID (JID):
Port: 5222

After login in using Trillian, Uzzap automatically gets disconnected. It seems there is an enforced single login rule in placed. That's Ok since I don't need the ugly Uzzap client anymore!

Lesson learned? Don't spam me with ads. Haha.

Here is a screen shot of my Trillian Preferences showing that this hack works!

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