As I had noted before, average internet user in Iran faces a good amount of censorship. Some of it comes from internal agencies in Iran who”judge” what is appropriate and what is inappropriate for Iranians. And sometimes it is the websites and companies deciding that Iranians should not have the privilege of accessing certain information of software. […]
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My Experience Buying A New Car
Recently I spent some time shopping for a new car. A dear friend of mine, Ahmad, recommended some good internet resources. These helped me find out how good was each deal that I got. He also helped me with some different issues in financing and mechanical/design things. I will try to briefly explain the steps […]
Google Maps Mobile “My Location” feature, how does it work
Google Maps mobile has been one of my favorite applications from Google. Recently they added one beta feature to it which is a milestone for the Google Maps Mobile (GMM). They have added the ability to find your approximate geographical location solely based on the data that your cell phone receives from base stations. This […]
Internet Privacy: fact or fiction?
Reading a news article on Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) being forced to take down University Toolkit for violation of GPL license, I started to think how deep our privacy is being violated. As Brian Kerb of Washington post describes in his article, the University Toolkit is essentially a monitoring software, just identifying people […]
BoingBoing on Drunk Astronauts
My favorite website, BoingBoing, has made a big mistake by naming Homer Simpson “Drunk Astronaut Pioneer”. That is a big mistake, since the pioneer of them all is nobody except Captain Archibald Haddock. In the Explorers on the Moon (On a marchÃ© sur la Lune) book of series The Adventures of Tintin, Captain Haddock sneaks […]
ip info greasemonkey script
It usually happens that while I am reading an e-mail or viewing a stat report online, I want to quickly check the IP address information of sender. For instance just to see if the IP of sender is actually from the city the claimed person is in. This is not a big deal, I can […]
I can’t resist writing it. Takes 5 minutes of my qualifier exam time, but is worth it. A digg user posted an item about a HD-DVD code, and the fact it was taken down because of a takedown notice. Digg removed that. People noticed that and informed each other of Digg’s removing the dugg story. […]
bug or feature?
I just figured out that our web portal Galaxy, a uPortal in fact, and also our courseware WebCT both only use first eight characters of our passwords! This is interesting, since when choosing a password we are “forced” to use a password between 8 and 20, containing special characters and numbers. Is it only me […]
firefox crashes, too often
Just to quickly say: at this very moment FireFox 126.96.36.199 sucks! It dies when a page has too many elements, like Wikipedia pages. Also, it does not like more than 1 or 2 YouTube videos in one page. It simply crashes, even in safe mode with no plug-in running. Sometimes it does not crash, but […]
what does google suggest about iran?
I just read Philipp Lenssen’s post on “What We Ask Google“. He has typed some generic questions for Google’s suggesting feature, and posted the replies. They are very funny: Does God … … exist? … play dice? … love me? … change his mind? … answer prayers? I just localized the idea and asked for […]