Friday, October 9, 2009

a few for the bin

I want fast regex in pdf viewers

the NAC on campus relies on the user-agent string, apparently. If you attempt a DNS resolution while passing a legal non-windows user agent from your browser, you get redirected to the linux/mac login and are granted access.

This suggests that the process can be fully scripted - you should be able to send some custom packets, fill in the username and password (if the user wishes), and then access one further page, to auto-enable access.

I think you could write a simple script and then either get it to run whenever uog-wifi is connected to, or you could get it to run firefox as well, and just have an alternate icon to use when you first open firefox after connecting, while on campus.

a quick program that will create minimalist raw text documents perceiving much of the style of .doc, .docx, .odf, etc. I bet this exists... I should find it