As we all know, UG has censors in place to make it a PG-13 site, or something like that. They're usually fine, and solved with a simple tag injection if you want to post a word. But what about when you want to post an image? The censors replace a couple characters with ****, and you can't put in size tags to bypass the censors as it would break the url. (Such as f[size=2]uc[/size]k.)
Nevertheless, there is a way around it. There's usually only two situations in which this is a problem:
> A censored word in the domain name If you are trying to post a link to a site with a censored word, like www.whatthefuckhasobamadone.com or something like that, then the censors will block out "fuck" with "****" breaking the url.
Open up the command line, and type in "ping (whatever your intended domain name is)", without the paranthesis of course.
and it replaces "fuck" with "****". This is also easily bypassed through a method known as hex injection. If you've ever seen a url that was something like "www.site.com/%20a%20palm%69%45%32" or something like that, the weird numbers and letters were hex. To get around the filters, you simply take the text from the url you want to replace, in our case "fuck", and convert it to hex. I tend to use http://www.snarkles.net/scripts/sneak/sneak.php to convert it.
Simple change "ASCII to binary" to "ASCII to hex" and type in whatever you want to be hexified. Fuck would return 66 75 63 6b. This, however, wouldn't be parsed right away, you must put a % in front of each hex value, like %66%75%63%6b. Then you just replace "fuck" in the url with %66%75%63%6b.
^Eeyup. Try it, copy the location of that image and post it on the forums, and it should work.
If you want a copy/paste list of hex to replace censored words, here you go:
So, recently, I done fucked up. I had an active warning, (for spam,) and posted in a very flagrant spam thread, right at the beginning of summer. For 45 days. That means I get out on august 10th. :\
I'm not stupid enough to contend with the mods or make another account, however, and have decided to make the best of this. The FOTB, really, is just a fucking boring place. But there are occasional jewels of stupidity, and I'm going to try to post the best couple I see while during my time in here. This will include a screencap, and an zipped collection of html files of all of them at the end of my ban.
This is reminiscent of carmel's acclaimed yet rarely updated fotb blogs, only from a user.
This will be updated any time I find something funny, so there may be even weeks in between updates. :\
Also, hi to the Friendship Is Magic thread, miss you guiz.
Without further ado; here's the first pic of the blog:
Too lazy, was working on stuff, not like a lot got done anywho.
=============Status update: Day 3===========
Wrote a near-complete speed metal song today, it uses a lot of interesting elements. It has all your shredding parts, but I feel the parts are unique, not cliche speed metal licks. So epic win. I'm thinking I'll keep this one until the end, to give people something to anticipate. :
Also began writing/recording an up-beat blues-rock song, should be interesting. Will probably release a demo of it.
Also began 2 other songs, one a metal, fast-paced harmonic-minor based song, and the other a song of harmonies. :
I'm also going to revisit 'Chillin'' on my profile, as I want to get the tone right, and add a bit to it. This one may end up as just filler.
The one cover will be a medley of Legend of Zelda OoT songs, that should be cool, as they'll need no drums or other instruments other then guitar.
Speaking of drums, I'll have to use GuitarPro/PowerTab MIDI drums, unless I can get someone to record for me. No biggie, just have to figure out the numbers to use for the drums on the tab. And I'll have to write out all my music, but that might not be bad.
I also want to throw in my ukulele somewhere. I'll just have to rig up a ghetto piezo.
On one song, you may actually end up hearing my voice singing. :
All in all, I have maybe 7-8 songs planned for the album, and 8? minutes of material at most atm.
========And that's it========
After typing all that, I guess I did make a good amount of progress. Cool.
So, I'm in le February album composition challenge. Apparently people are making blogs about it, figured I might as well too, to keep from spamming the thread about my petty progress. Will be updated errday, for your enjoyment (I guess.)
=====Le Day 1: February 1=====
I've been working on a couple songs, one an A2C/Eric Johnson-ish song, and another a song of only open harmonics. (Which I've been working on for a while but just so happened to finish yesterday.) You'd be surprised at all the things you can do with 6 notes on 3-4 octaves. It's maybe 2 mins long, will record a demo.
The other one is maybe a minute 30 seconds long so far, with a pretty much set lead and a not-yet final rhythm. No demo yet, this is one you'll have to wait until the end for.
And that's it so far. As I said, I will update every day, so check back every now and again to see whatever progress I've made.
*I posted this in the pit earlier today, and thought I'd post it as a blog, since I think it's blog-worthy.*
I'm absolutely tired of these elitists here. Just to lay this out
there: I play and listen to a fairly wide variety of music, so you
can't call me out for being 'an emotionless shredder.'
The whole point of music is similar to art or poetry, it's to invoke a
certain emotion or mood in the listener. If you can think of a
different reason why people listen to it, tell me.
So what do you use to create the emotion in the music? The notes, and
the order, timing, and speed of them. So just because it's technical
doesn't mean it lacks anything, it just uses different elements of
music in different ways to create the emotion of the music. Much the
same way, slow, non-complex music is not lacking anything either. It's
just how it's utilized in different ways.
There are two paintings, done by the same artist, side by side, hanging
on a wall. The one on the left side, is a simplistic, comforting
picture, and uses more basic techniques, but in a creative and new way.
On the right, on the other hand, is a complex, interesting picture,
that utilizes very difficult elements to master, also in a new and
interesting way. Both pictures are of the same quality, and are
effective at getting the intended emotion across.
I've been on UG for a little over a year now, and have gotten more mature and crap. I've learned a lot from this site, and realized I've grown a lot as a musician.
For example, I looked back almost exactly a year, to my first recording ever, Dated February 15, 09. Not when I started using the site, and not when I started playing, just one year ago. Listened to it all the way through. I noticed just how much better you can get in a relatively short amount of time. It has absolutely horrible timing, probably hit about 50% of the notes right, and, well, you get the picture.
But one thing that I noticed has stayed the same throughout my entire time playing, is my playing style, as in, the order of the notes I play to achieve a certain mood. It's stayed the same, no matter if the songs have gotten more complex, or I've improved my technique, my style has stayed exactly the same. Which makes me wonder... In, maybe, 10 years from now, when I'm (hopefully) in a band, doing gigs and such, will it still be the same? Or will I write completely different music?