Sunday, February 27, 2011
It does not take a computer whiz or a hacker to go into your email or social network sites. Like everybody else, who is wary of internet security, I tried searching the net for a list of the most common passwords online and why you should not be using it or if you are, to change it as soon as you see it on this list.
To quote the website "Wired"- Forty-two percent of the passwords used lowercase letters from "a to z"; only 6 percent mixed alpha-numeric and other characters.
Many of the top 20 passwords used were Spanish names, such as Alejandra and Alberto, suggesting that the victims were in Spanish-speaking communities. Nearly 2,000 of the passwords were only six characters long. The longest password was 30 characters -- lafaroleratropezoooooooooooooo.
Now, an internet security company, Imperva was able to analyze 32 million passwords from Rockyou and came up with the following results.
If you have seen your password on the list you just might want to consider changing it as soon as possible into something that you alone would know. Using dates and even your own name or something that you are always talking about could also post a huge risk.
Here's another one from whatsmypass.com who compiled 500 commonly used passwords of 1 out of 10 people worldwide. I hope yours is not in it. :)
1 123456 porsche firebird prince rosebud
2 password guitar butter beach jaguar
3 12345678 chelsea united amateur great
4 1234 black turtle 7777777 cool
5 pussy diamond steelers muffin cooper
6 12345 nascar tiffany redsox 1313
7 dragon jackson zxcvbn star scorpio
8 qwerty cameron tomcat testing mountain
9 696969 654321 golf shannon madison
10 mustang computer bond007 murphy 987654
11 letmein amanda bear frank brazil
12 baseball wizard tiger hannah lauren
13 master xxxxxxxx doctor dave japan
14 michael money gateway eagle1 naked
15 football phoenix gators 11111 squirt
16 shadow mickey angel mother stars
17 monkey bailey junior nathan apple
18 abc123 knight thx1138 raiders alexis
19 pass iceman porno steve aaaa
20 fuckme tigers badboy forever bonnie
21 6969 purple debbie angela peaches
22 jordan andrea spider viper jasmine
23 harley horny melissa ou812 kevin
24 ranger dakota booger jake matt
25 iwantu aaaaaa 1212 lovers qwertyui
26 jennifer player flyers suckit danielle
27 hunter sunshine fish gregory beaver
28 fuck morgan porn buddy 4321
29 2000 starwars matrix whatever 4128
30 test boomer teens young runner
31 batman cowboys scooby nicholas swimming
32 trustno1 edward jason lucky dolphin
33 thomas charles walter helpme gordon
34 tigger girls cumshot jackie casper
35 robert booboo boston monica stupid
36 access coffee braves midnight shit
37 love xxxxxx yankee college saturn
38 buster bulldog lover baby gemini
39 1234567 ncc1701 barney cunt apples
40 soccer rabbit victor brian august
41 hockey peanut tucker mark 3333
42 killer john princess startrek canada
43 george johnny mercedes sierra blazer
44 sexy gandalf 5150 leather cumming
45 andrew spanky doggie 232323 hunting
46 charlie winter zzzzzz 4444 kitty
47 superman brandy gunner beavis rainbow
48 asshole compaq horney bigcock 112233
49 fuckyou carlos bubba happy arthur
50 dallas tennis 2112 sophie cream
51 jessica james fred ladies calvin
52 panties mike johnson naughty shaved
53 pepper brandon xxxxx giants surfer
54 1111 fender tits booty samson
55 austin anthony member blonde kelly
56 william blowme boobs fucked paul
57 daniel ferrari donald golden mine
58 golfer cookie bigdaddy 0 king
59 summer chicken bronco fire racing
60 heather maverick penis sandra 5555
61 hammer chicago voyager pookie eagle
62 yankees joseph rangers packers hentai
63 joshua diablo birdie einstein newyork
64 maggie sexsex trouble dolphins little
65 biteme hardcore white 0 redwings
66 enter 666666 topgun chevy smith
67 ashley willie bigtits winston sticky
68 thunder welcome bitches warrior cocacola
69 cowboy chris green sammy animal
70 silver panther super slut broncos
71 richard yamaha qazwsx 8675309 private
72 fucker justin magic zxcvbnm skippy
73 orange banana lakers nipples marvin
74 merlin driver rachel power blondes
75 michelle marine slayer victoria enjoy
76 corvette angels scott asdfgh girl
77 bigdog fishing 2222 vagina apollo
78 cheese david asdf toyota parker
79 matthew maddog video travis qwert
80 121212 hooters london hotdog time
81 patrick wilson 7777 paris sydney
82 martin butthead marlboro rock women
83 freedom dennis srinivas xxxx voodoo
84 ginger fucking internet extreme magnum
85 blowjob captain action redskins juice
86 nicole bigdick carter erotic abgrtyu
87 sparky chester jasper dirty 777777
88 yellow smokey monster ford dreams
89 camaro xavier teresa freddy maxwell
90 secret steven jeremy arsenal music
91 dick viking 11111111 access14 rush2112
92 falcon snoopy bill wolf russia
93 taylor blue crystal nipple scorpion
94 111111 eagles peter iloveyou rebecca
95 131313 winner pussies alex tester
96 123123 samantha cock florida mistress
97 bitch house beer eric phantom
98 hello miller rocket legend billy
99 scooter flower theman movie 6666
100 please jack oliver success albert
:) i hope this has helped you in some way. as for me, since my pass is not on the list, I guess I should just continue on mixing both uppercase and lowercase letters from now on.
a pit-pat on the screen
with eyes blinking
to the white
on some notes
a mobile phone
to be way past 10pm
while the road
by the minute
a man with his
on the table
and spilled coffee
of a phone
the shrill sound
of a siren
on the background
by the words
of a woman
met an accident
as the screen
showed a pit-pat
with eyes blinking
and a realization
that its now
Saturday, February 19, 2011
There have been a proliferation of online photo editing sites lately. From the simple ones where you can adjust contrast, size and brightness to the quirky ones where you can insert your photo on pre-existing pictures, here's my own list of the funny, the weird and definitely the most fun sites on the net. Just a word of caution though, click one of the sites and you'd find yourself hooked. Just make sure your chair offers some good back support and your pc or laptop is not overheating yet. :)
1. Photo Face Fun
More than a hundred pre-existing photos where you can insert your own face or someone else's. If you want to be a star but just don't have their acting skills nor their faces, just insert your picture here and voila, an instant movie poster alongside hollywood's brightest. The site is divided into categories such as advertisement, art, cars, celebrities, drawings, faces, fashion, frames, galleries, holidays, posters, media, vintage and a whole lot more. You can choose your own facebook avatar.
Here's one sample with my niece on a quentin tarantino film.
And my sister and her beau drawn on colored pencil
Oh, and I do hope my brother loves being Wolverine too...hehe
Now this one is a photographer's and an amateur's photo editing site and when they say its a picnic, it really is. Here you can edit contrast, turn a picture into lomo, even adjust the focus and the blur all with just a click of your mouse and a few tweaks. You can even add your own copyright seal to make sure no one steals that picture perfect shot you've got. Some features are premium though with a corresponding fee. Nonetheless, the free ones are worth your time too.
Here's an example of a picture of me and my friends shyrell, anjie and russiel goofing around with the before and after shot. I edited it using lomo, duo-tone, and added some text and a dropback shadow.
3. Photo Funia
The site is somewhat similar to photofacefun.com but what makes this site different is that there are other options aside from just inserting your face on the picture. You can turn your picture into that which is similar to the pictures used at currencies. The site is divided into effects and lab. The effects part is similar to photofacefun, whereas the lab part is a whole new world of its own where you can create your own diploma, create your own lego portrait and even swap faces. Curious? check my examples below to get started.
For example, you can graduate even though you haven't even stepped on that stage.
or command a ship and replace Johnny Depp as a Pirate
4. Big Huge Labs
As per their tagline, Helping you do cool stuff with your photos since 2005, you do not need to be an expert to try photoediting at this site. Make your own poster, jigsaw puzzle, hockneyizer, movie poster, calendar, motivator, and even your own trading card for free. If you want your pictures to be in high resolution though, you'd have to pay them a premium price. But what is usually charged at picnik.com, such as frames and jigsaw puzzled pictures are free to use on this site. I love the jigsaw and the Andy Warhol technique used in pop-art poster.
Jigsaw billboard at China?
Or Polaroid Overload?
5. Funny Photo Zh
Now, this one is what I call an all in one site. You can touch up, smart fix, edit filters, cartoonize yourself, make your own avatar, and even do everything else at photofunface and photofunia. The only catch is that some of the page is in japanese and you'd have to do the trial and error thing to get it right. Nonetheless, if you're looking for some great avatar for your forums, this one is definitely worth the language translation. :)
here's an example of my beau's brother, Mark Cayago as a blinking Navi
I have been using this since 2000 when I was still in highschool. Now, ten years later, this continues to be one of my top picks for logos and text banners whether it be for email signatures or for powerpoint presentations, this site lets you customize text in a professional way.
7. Hollywood Hair Virtual Makeover
Every girl wants some hollywood glam every now and then. Every girl wants a good haircut and some flawlessly shiny locks. Now if you're like me, who's afraid to risk it out before going to the salon, this site allows you to upload your picture and use the model's hairstyle to see if your dream style matches your face or not. This is basically a make-over without regrets. Just a word of note though, the site takes quite awhile to load, but your look afterwards would definitely be worth the wait.
If number 7 was Beauty, now its your time to turn into a Beast or a Moron for that matter....kidding. Oh and did I mention this one is good for some sweet old revenge to that friend who tagged your ugly pic on facebook too?
I just hope this kid grows up to be the next top model :)
9. My Heritage
Do you want to know if you resemble your mom or your dad more without DNA testing?
Or is it possible you have a twin brother or sister who is at Hollywood? This site matches your photo with the closest match, whether it be your dad or your mom, or even Brad Pitt, it's our time to brag about those genes.
After searching about your lineage and trying on hollywood style, how about a game of basketball with the president Barack Obama while Lady Gaga, Eminem and Michael Jackson are singing? Or perhaps you'd want to include Michael Jordan himself playing with Manny Pacquiao? Whatever your whim or craziness, pizap has the clip, the avatar or the picture for you.
oh, and before I forget, you can tweak up other people's pictures too. hmmm...perhaps Doodle would be a much better word for this one.
So there you go. My top ten Online Photo Editing sites that would surely take up a lot of your time. There's more than 50 out there but these are the ones that I use every now and then, they come highly recommended but are highly addictive too.
Keep on smiling and editing everyone! Cheers!
Friday, February 18, 2011
Everyone wants to stop time from showing on their faces. Even those who say "bah humbug" still end up staring at the mirror and wondering how those lines, spots, and everything else that wasn't there when you were three managed to show up now. Yes, you still might have the same size of eyes since you were one, but your skin has began to manifest the years. Why did I choose to write about aging and our obsession to stop it? Blame yahoo and the television screen. :)
And so I have decided to compile what I have seen and remembered from my childhood days about alternative remedies and methods to look younger and feel better.
I am starting with memoir number 1, The Avocado.
I was a kid when I first saw an attempt to stop time from catching up. I opened up the fridge looking for some avocado to mix with some ice and milk when I found out there was none left.
Turns out my aunt, used it all up.
The green mashed up mixture was splattered on her face while she slept at the couch. She looked like Princess Fiona of Shrek minus the ears...kidding.
The naive kid then asked her aunt why her face was eating her snack. She pinched me on my chubby cheeks and told me, she needed the pinkish glow for a date later in the evening.
Confused, I left her alone and decided to rummage the fridge for something else. The search ended up with just ice, some peanut butter and a pack of dried fish.
I figured playing Power Rangers was a much satisfying option. After countless fake battles with the rangers (I was Rita Repulsa: the villainess)
I ran and saw her rinsing the green goo out of her face as if it was the most revolting thing on this planet.
She got her pink glow alright, she got it from a bunch of angry ants which feasted on her face while she overslept.
But for those of you who want to try it out for themselves minus the creepy crawlers, here's
what I remembered from my aunt a couple of eons ago, oh, and don't worry, this one does work.
My Aunt's Recipe
Mix 3 tbsps of mashed or blended avocado with 3 tbsps of honey until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, you can add a little bit of coconut oil or olive oil to smoothen it up. Mix well. Wash your face with warm water (got this from my other aunt who told me it opens up the pores. Pat dry with a soft towel using upward strokes then apply the mixture using a brush or using your hands. Spread evenly and rinse with cold water (to close the pores and lock in moisture) after 20-30 minutes.
But if you still are doubtful of my aunt's mixture, here's one from expertvillage taken from youtube.
do not forget the following:
Use only ripe avocados. my aunt used raw ones which lead to too much green stuff caking and falling off her face leading to a barrage of ants and bite marks afterwards.
Other Beauty and Medicinal Uses of avocado for personal experimentation
Experiment 1: Instead of cucumber thinly slice avocados after removing the seed and place below the eyes. Let stay for 20 minutes
claim:removes puffiness and dark undereye circles
Experiment 2 To lessen irritation and swelling from skin allergies, wipe the skin of the avocado to the affected area. Leave for 5-10 minutes then rinse.
claim: natural cure for allergies and inflammation including dermatitis
Experiment 3: Mix eggwhite, 2 tbsps of oatmeal, 1 tbsp of calamansi or lemon juice and a quarter of an avocado until smooth. Use as scrub for the hands.
claim: smoother and softer hands. removal of dead skin cells
For those with oily skin, substitute the honey from my aunt's mixture with egg white.
For those with dry skin, substitute the egg white with egg yolk.
For those with dull hair, blend the avocado together with 1 tbsp virgin coconut oil or olive oil, 1 egg yolk, and and spread evenly on your hair, cover with a shower cap for 20 minutes and rinse. Here's a cool vid from bubzbeauty at youtube on how to make the mask.
My nutritionist and vegan aunt also told me last 2005 that there are a lot of nutrients,mainly phosphorus and some B vitamins that could be found on avocados. If you want a cheap facelift, she told me this fruit was the cheaper alternative and at 2-3 times a week, its better than having botox. It increases skin elasticity and at the same time the oil moisturizes and reduces inflammation which later on leads to wrinkles and lines.
With the onslaught of photoshopped and chemical laden creams in the market nowadays, why not give this fruit a try then go out and brag how you did it naturally?
Just don't forget to check the area for ants first. ;)
Sunday, February 13, 2011
dedicated to my grandearico... (",)
through thick and thin
through laptop movie sessions
and even through camels and desert storms
if its love
and we decide that its forever
no one else could do it better.
happy valentines ga!
and to everybody else,
through blood diamond chocolates
through roses of every colors and shapes
through tears and laughter
may you also
that you are loved
and you should
know it better
happy valentines everyone!
Friday, February 04, 2011
saw this at one of the forums at financemanila.net while trading stocks this morning. It was posted by antediluvianist.
It made me laugh, think and at the same time realize more facts about life itself than what I already know.
I just thought this is something worthwhile to share.
First, do not end sentences in a preposition often.
If anything can go wrong, it will – Murphy’s Law
One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory – Brown’s Rule
If you don’t need it and don’t want it, there is always plenty of it – Murphy’s Law of Supply
In America, it’s not how much an item costs, it’s how much you save – Paulg’s Law
Don’t believe everything you hear or anything you say – Murray’s Law
Marriage teaches you loyality, forbearance, selfrestraint, meekness, and a great many other things you wouldn’t need if you had stayed single – Townsend’s Law
It doesn’t matter if you win or lose… until you lose – O.J.’s Law
Assumption is the mother of all screw-ups – Wethern’s Law of Suspended Judgment
There are no answers, only cross-references – Weiner’s Law of Libraries
To err is human, but to really f*ck things up requires a computer – Law of Unreliability
Once you give up integrity, the rest is easy – Evan’s Law
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other – Ameringer’s Axiom
When a politician gets an idea, he usually gets it wrong – the 5th Rule of Politics
No matter what goes wrong, it will probably look right – Scott’s First Law
Murphy’s Law always hits at the worst time – Lanning’s Law
Things get worse under pressure – Murphy’s Law of Thermodynamics
Sometimes it takes several years to recognize the obvious – Sy’s Law of Science
If you are in a hole, stop digging – 1st Rule of Excavation
There is no issue so small that it can’t be blown out of proportion – Ruckert’s Law
The degree to which you overreact to information will be in inverse proportion to its accuracy – Weatherwax’s Postulate
The item you had your eye on the minute you walked in will be taken by the person in front of you – Cafeteria Law
Nothing is as temporary as that which is called permanent – Jose’s Axiom
Nothing is as permanent as that which is called temporary – Corollary
Free time that unexpectedly becomes available will be wasted – Sandiland’s Law
The one who does the least work will get the most credit – Shapiro’s Law of Reward
No matter how often a lie is shown to be false, there will remain a percentage of people who believe it to be true – Law of the Lie
The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you’ve got it made – Glyme’s Formula for Success
Never replicate a successful experiment – Fett’s Law of the Lab
Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes – Wingfield’s Axiom
As soon as you’re doing what you wanted to be doing, you want to be doing something else – Law of Living
There’s no time like the present for postponing what you don’t want to do – Hecht’s Law
Whichever way you turn upon entering an elevator, the buttons will be on the opposite side – Gluck’s Law
If credit can possibly go to someone else, it will – Kovaleski’s Dictum
If you don’t do anything, you can’t do anything wrong – Cameron’s Law
It is impossible for anyone to learn that which he thinks he already knows – Plutarch’s Rule
The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people – Chesterton
A little inaccuracy can save a lot of explanation – Munroe’s Teaching Principle
You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive – Grandpa Charnock’s Law
Man is always ready to die for an idea, provided that the idea is not quite clear to him – Eldridge’s Law of War
If you don’t care where you are, you’re not lost – Rune’s Rule of the Road
The probability of someone’s asking irrelevant questions requiring lengthy responses increases in direct proportion to how tired you are of the meeting. – Bowlby’s Law
:) oh and may i add something else?
Learn the Rules then Break Some. hehe...cheers!