Deep Linking in a YouTube Video

Want to jump to a specific point in a movies timeline on YouTube? Now you can. Just add #t=3m40 to the URL. So for instance, if you were to link to a YouTube video, you could do something like this:

The video will now start 20 seconds into the video. This only works when linking to a YouTube video, this does not work when embedding a video.

CenturyTel DSL + LinkSys WRT54G Router

So I just switched ISPs and am now with CenturyTel. When they came to install the filters on my lines the technician noticed my router and said that they did not support it so I would have to configure that myself. A quick search online proved that others were having a hard time setting up their existing router to their new DSL connection as well. Here is basically how I did mine.

The problem was that the router’s default IP address was The new DSL modem also uses this same IP address by default. So there’s the conflict. Two different appliances using the same IP address.

You need to change the router’s default IP address to something else ( so there is no conflict for both devices. I kept the router’s Internet connection type as “Automatic Configuration – DHCP” and gave “” as the domain name. I kept the DSL modem set as a “PPPoE” connection. Went back to the router and did a “DHCP Release” and then a “DHCP Renew” and viola – I connecting to the Internet via the router.

You can also follow LinkSys instructions here – that are slightly different than what I did. I’m guessing with their instruction, you will need to tell your modem to be a “Bridge” instead of a “PPPoE”

Make Life Miserable for Cell Phone Theives

In one sense, this is awesome. The victim gets revenge. In another sense, this is exactly the type of technology that allows providers to remotely eavesdrop on you. Though now days, it seems to be legal for the government to do in any fashion so that almost makes the point moot.

Anyway, here is a nice little read on an emerging product that I’m certain some will take advantage of.

Your mobile phone is stolen. Don’t get mad, get even.

Maverick Secure Mobile has a new product that will make life miserable for the crook. When the bad guy tries to use your phone or changes the SIM (Subscriber Identify Module) card, there are a number of steps you can take to pester him. You can disable the stolen phone remotely, track the phone’s use and retrieve your data.

How? When you install the Maverick Mobile application, you provide the phone number of a second device (called a “receiving device”) on which to receive any information from the stolen phone. When you remotely retrieve your address book contacts or other data, it goes to the receiving device via SMS or text message.

Now here’s where it gets even more interesting. If you call the stolen phone with the “receiving device” it turns on a speaker and microphone on the stolen phone remotely so you can spy on any calls being made. (The thief usually cannot detect this.) And this may be the best part: you can remotely send a piercing alarm to the stolen phone that the crook can only turn off by removing battery. The alarm goes back on when he puts the battery back in. The program, now in beta, is coming soon.

By Ed Baig

[via: USA Today]


In case you’re not familiar, this is one of many latest trends in the “web 2.0” world.
For example, Lightbox JS is a rather simple script that produces an effect when clicking a specified link on a page. It makes that page appear to be in the background (un-usable) while highlighting an image or some other content.

Many “up-beat” commercial sites are using this technique.