Monday, July 18, 2011

How to hack WebAssign for eBooks

If you use WebAssign, sometimes they give you the button to the "Read It" which shows the section of the book. However, you might be able to read the any part of the book..

If the URL looks like:

Change the URL, "serpse8.32.02"
The "32" is the "chapter" and then the "02" is the "section number".

Monday, July 4, 2011

How to get Free Mobile 3G/4G Tethering

Using Operating System(No Software, No Root)

Ubuntu (Tested on Droid X)
Disclaimer - must have Bluetooth on your computer
1. Turn Bluetooth on both devices
2. On Ubuntu, select use device as "network device (NAP/PAN)"
3. Click on the "wifi/internet" icon and now your using your 3G/4G.

Using Windows 7(Tested on Droid X)
Disclaimer - must have Bluetooth on your computer
1. Go to start, search "Bluetooth", click on "Change Bluetooth Settings".
2. Turn on Bluetooth on the computer and allow other devices to connect to it in "Options".
3. Use your phone to Scan Bluetooth Devices and attempt to pair with the computer.
4. Accept both connections on the computer and the phone.
5. Go to Control Panel, Hardware and Sound and then Device and Printers.
There you should see your phone, right click and click on Connect Using Access Point.

PDA Net(No Root)


1. Go the main page, download the app to your phone.
2. Install the application to your computer.
3. Turn the app on your phone and connect to the net.

Easy Tether Lite(No Root)

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Wireless Tether(Requires Root- Tested on Froyo)


Saturday, July 2, 2011

How to change your Hostname in Linux

When first starting on the linux operating system such as Ubuntu, you may be prompted to create a hostname(computer name). Here is how you can change your hostname:

When opening up a terminal, you will see (your username)@(hostname). This is also the name that shows up in DHCP when connected to a network.

Run these commands to change the host name:

sudo sysctl kernel.hostname (new hostname)
or hostname (new hostname)

 For Android (You can ssh into your phone using an app or simply run root adb):
getprop net.hostname (shows you your current name)

 setprop net.hostname (new name)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

HelloWorld in Bash Scripting

echo Hello World!
Create a Document > Empty File > Copy and Paste > File > Save As or rename > (file).sh


HelloWorld with Batch Scripting


@echo off
echo HelloWorld!
Create a Text Document > Copy and Paste > File > Save As > (name).bat

Double Click on the .bat to run it.

or go to Command Prompt, cd (folder that file is in) then (file).bat

Friday, June 17, 2011

How to use Old Addons in Mozilla FireFox

DISCLAIMER: This does not work for all addons!

When going to a Mozilla FireFox add-on download page (eg., the extension does not work on my 4.0.1 browser. Check your FireFox version by clicking Help > About FireFox.

We must change its compatibility by downloading the add-on. Dont click download directly because it tries to install the addon and will say the version is too old, so Right Click and Save Link As.. and save the ".xpi" file. (eg.

The downloaded ".xpi" file is simply a ".zip" file. Double-click on the file and open it up and edit the "install.rdf" file. Change the "*.*.*" to the version of your browser. (eg. 4.0.*), leave the *(wildcard) at the end for further updates.

Source List

Thursday, June 16, 2011

How to add the Force Quit Button in Ubuntu 11.04+

If you use Ubuntu 11.04+ Unity(app panel to the left), you cannot add application shortcuts to the top panel any more. In order to add a Force Quit Button in the apps panel:

Open the "Terminal" and Copy and Paste, hit enter:

gedit ~/.local/share/applications/quit.desktop

Copy and Paste in the Text Document and hit enter:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Force Quit

Save the Text Document, then open home folder (view > show hidden files), browse to


And drag the quit.desktop onto the launcher

If you are using Gnome (Classic), here is what it would look like:

Saturday, June 4, 2011

How to Hack WebAssign's Watch It

If you use WebAssign, sometimes they give you the button to the "Watch It" which are very helpful. However, you might be able to find the watch it to more than just the problems they give you..

If the URL looks like:


Change the URL "SerPSE8_21_033.html"
The "21" is the "chapter" and then the "33" is the "problem number".