TagThe Big Net

ReCAPTCHA Stops Spam and Preserves World’s Literature

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You’ve seen all the CAPTCHA images around – you know, those images that have numbers or letters in them that you have to type in correctly before you’re allowed to make a post or submit a form. Well, reCAPTCHA is a free project (reCAPTCHA website) by the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, and it aims to stop spam and preserve literature at...

Small Plastic Travel Bottles Used For Gym, Travel, Shampoo, Etc

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I’m leaving for a trip to taiwan this Monday! To Taipei in particular, and I’ll be away for 7 days 😀 I’m in the midst of packing now, and I realised how useful these bottles are. I got these plastic bottles a few weeks back, but only got to using them now. I’ve transferred my shampoo and body foam into them, and it’s really very handy because they’re so small...

Create Web 2.0 Graphics with Free Photoshop Layer Styles

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Know the Web 2.0 look? The one with reflections, rounded corners and nice gradients? Well if you have Photoshop, you’re in luck, because this guy is giving out free layers (Just pop by his blog and download them — they’re completely free!). This will save you tonnes of time to create your Web 2.0 graphics. Done that? Now to use the layer styles, simply import them into Photoshop...

Use Javascript to Display Random Image and Link

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I was editing a PHP script today when I realised that one of the files did not allow PHP code. Weird. But the annoying thing was that I NEEDED it to run PHP code — or rather, I needed it to randomly display an image with a link. So I had to find other means, which turned out to be good ol’ Javascript. The code below will allow you to use Javascript to randomly output or show an image...

Recursively Download Folders using FTP with wget in UNIX (even SSH)

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Okay, so you don’t have SSH access to your server, but you do have FTP access to it, and you need *all* the files in a folder. Worse, your directory structure is many levels deep, and extremely messy. Normal FTP won’t cut it, because command-line FTP doesn’t do recursive downloading of folders. Turning off interactive mode and using mget doesn’t work too. The easiest...

Checking your website speed

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It’s interesting to know that even though the Internet is all one big connected web of sites, not everyone sees the same thing. For example, based on your location, Google directs you to a Google datacenter nearest to where you are, and the results that you get may be different from someone else living elsewhere in the world. In addition, one other factor that location has is speed. So if a...

HTML Button That’s A Link

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Making your own link button with your own custom text is easy. You might want this because it looks different from a normal HTML link (you know, the blue underlined text). Here’s how the linkable HTML button looks like: Sometimes you might want a linkable HTML button because it fits into your overall design look and feel as well. So here’s the code – it requires Javascript, but...

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