What started out as a small joke by its developer going by the handle Duiker101, quickly developed into a toy used by millions. Hacker Typer still fun to waste some time with. You can upload your on text and customize the background and text colors, so if you reduce the typing speed a bit it will look fully legit.
You can also create your own version of this joke – the source code is available at GitHub
- A new type of spam
- Spell ransom notes with Flickr
- Time Waster: FactoryBalls2
- Turn E-Mail Spam into Flowers
Everybody who runs a web site or blog knows what I’m talking about – SPAM
To us it is a continuous phenomenon that people are clogging the web with nonsense like this.
Pharmaceuticals, enhancements of your body parts, people doing things in front of cams you name it…
But luckily there is help around and I’m sure almost anybody is using spam filters today. We for example receive an average of about 1,000 smd (spam messages per day) these days – our “record day” was beyond 10,000 – but hey it takes one click and they are gone.
But now there are some new types of messages coming around of which we would like to highlight two:
The first one (pictured below) uses a cop/paste legitimate text from documents or books to look like a normal comment. Well two things: First the text normally is not related to the post – bye-bye. Second, if you have a closer look you might realize that its just cut out from a document…
The second one is potentially more dangerous…
Erik Kastner has created an online application that uses random Flickr images to spell ransom notes. While there are other services online to do such a thing the results from this are definitely the best so far. Intended for developers (source code available) but you can still use it to create yourself some great images [...]
Another great Flash game from Bart Bonte games. This time waster – the second version of FactoryBalls – is more complicated than it might look at first sight.
excerpt of test01 entry