How To Wolf Whistle

Whistling is useless but being able to whistle loudly (for a taxi, to call your friend across the street, for help even) is very useful. In trying to learn this skill I’ve scoured the web. I found only one site that was helpful and that seems to have disappeared now so I have put its text up here for anyone else like me who was trying to find out how to do it without buying a book

Ignore Compulsory Logins!

I don’t know why I didn’t think of this earlier or hear about but you know those sites like The New York Times that force you to login but you gain no benefit by doing so? Well people have registered generic/generic or username/password so you can just tap that in and off you go.

I heard about this on slashdot or metafilter I can’t remember which.

This is the results of a quick survey I’ve done of some major websites to see how far this has gone. My suggestion is to register username/password as username and password if you ever have to register anywhere again (obviously excluding those sites which take credit card details or where registering brings an actual benefit).

Site generic/generic? username/password? No Yes Yes No No Yes

UK Online Activism

I was at Extreme Computing 2002 (Need to Know‘s 5th birthday party) the other day where was launched. It seems that its already had (or helped with) a major success – the indefinite postponement of the RIP s22 Order that would have given access to traffic data to dozens of government departments. Their front page right now (June 19, 2002 story) has a very interesting piece on how its not so hard to influence your MP as you might think. Very heartening. If you’re American you can trundle off to who do similar good things for you guys (actually all over – they had a speaker at the ntk gig who was very good and I’ve sent them some money).


England have beaten Argentina 1 – 0 in the World Cup. I have nothing insightful or interesting to add I just wanted to celebrate the fact publicly. COME ON ENGLAND!

One2One WAP Settings

I’ve just spent about an hour trying to set up WAP on my Nokia 6210. I eventually found the right settings (no thanks to the One2One website) and I include them below for fellow searchers:

Connection type: continuous
Connection Security: Off
Bearer: Data
Dial-up number: +447953968999
IP address:
Authentication type: Normal
Data Call type: ISDN
Data call speed: 9600
Username: user
Password: wap
Port: 9201
Idle time out: 120