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Friday, September 23, 2011

Getting around UG forum censors

Updated 2/06/12 to fix a bit of noobishness.

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.

code:
bash ~ $ ping www.whatthefuckhasobamadone.com
PING www.whatthefuckhasobamadone.com (64.20.60.99) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 64.20.60.99: icmp_req=1 ttl=49 time=20.1 ms


This will give you the IP address of the server, in this case, 64.20.60.99. You can then link to the site using the IP adress instead of the url, like http://64.20.60.99.

There is also a utility that is usually on unix/unix-like systems (that means you, linux and osx users) called "host", which may be preferable.

code:
bash ~ $ host ultimate-guitar.com
ultimate-guitar.com has address 178.18.22.151


For the second situation:

> A censored word in a url, such as a filename, $_GET value, directory, etc.
This seems to be more common situation: You want to link to an image, such as

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9BbEfHFLEB0/TcqJY7l8O-I/ AAAAAAAAAQs/-3oFPZPjWuQ/s1600/look-at-all-the-fuck s-i-dont-give-theyre-just-falling-from-the-sky.jpg


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.

> End notes
While you can combine the two methods, ( http://*ipaddress*/*hex* ), you can't use hex in a domain name. Hex injection typically works due to PHP/javascript/whatnot filters only usually only have regexs for characters, and do not take into account hex values, which are parsed on the client side. However, it is entirely plausible that an anal retentative, fascist dev could add a filter that takes into account hex values, so it may not work in all cases.

If you want a copy/paste list of hex to replace censored words, here you go:


fuck = %66%75%63%6b
bitch = %62%69%74%63%68
whore = %77%68%6f%72%65
cunt = %63%75%6e%74
fag = %66%61%67


I'll add to/edit the list as needed. Also keep in mind that uppercase/lowercase letters have different hex values, so you'll have to change it accordingly.

Well, that concludes my blog, hopefully you find this useful. :cheers:
6:48 pm - 1 comments - 4 Kudos
Tuesday, August 09, 2011

FOTB threads (html files)

Yep, so my ban's up today. As promised, I've kept track of my favorite threads from the FOTB for the average not-banned person to see. Enjoy!


I think you'll find my means of distrobution interesting:








10:09 pm - 2 comments - 2 Kudos
Monday, June 27, 2011

Hello, from the pit of hell! (FOTB day 1)

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. :\

Dammit, me.

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:


2:28 am - 4 comments - 3 Kudos
Friday, February 04, 2011

Album challange, day tres, amigo

So, I said I'd update this every day. I lied. :p

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. :p:

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. :p:

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. :p:

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.

:cheers:
6:10 am - 1 comments - 0 Kudos
Tuesday, February 01, 2011

February Album Challange, yo

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.

:cheers:
9:14 pm - 2 comments - 3 Kudos
Saturday, March 06, 2010

My thoughts on an ongoing debate...

*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.

To compare:

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.

So which one is better?

4:18 am - 1 comments - 2 Kudos
Friday, February 26, 2010

A year...

Current mood: thoughtful

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?

I guess we'll see then...

Anyway, just a blog.
9:50 pm - 0 comments - 0 Kudos
Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Epic omegle chat.

Current mood: amused

You're now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi!

Stranger
:
Female role player looking for an experienced, intelligent role player with good grammar and spelling, who would be interested in role playing about pregnancy preferably over aim.
You: Oh, sweet. Sounds like fun, let me get the towels!
Stranger: Towels?
You: Well, aren't we going to practice where it starts?
Stranger: No, even if we were why would you need towels?
You: ;)
Stranger: Anyway do you role play and are you interested in pregnancy?
You: Depends...
You: As long as it's not mah kid.
Stranger: Sounds good
Stranger: Do you have aim?
You: Nah.
Stranger: Well here is fine as well.
Stranger: What do you like?
Stranger: Dom/Sub?
Stranger: Something different?
You: Men.
Stranger: You like men?
You: Yes, very much so.
Stranger: Are you male or female?
You: Both.
Stranger: In real life.
You: Got the top of a chick, bottom of a dude.
You: Known as a shemale.
Stranger: Don't FUCKING waste my time asshole.

Your conversational partner has disconnected.


6:52 pm - 1 comments - 2 Kudos
Saturday, January 16, 2010

I'm officially a penguin now.

As I apparently live in Antarctica, I realized I must be a penguin.

I plan on enjoying my new life as a skating, guitar-playing penguin.

:cheers:
5:37 am - 2 comments - 0 Kudos
Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mah Jackson-style project!

Current mood: accomplished

I'm going to start this project as soon as I get my money for raking leaves around here. I'm getting the parts from guitarfetish.com, here's the exact parts:



Of coarse I'll get the electronics and stuff like that when I order it, and I might get the hardware in silver instead of black, or just get the body in red.

Will post pics when it;s finished!

:cheers:
6:52 pm - 6 comments - 2 Kudos
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