Earlier today while working on a client’s server, which happens to be Microsoft Server 2003, I was unable to extract a .exe file from a zip file I had downloaded. After a moment of thinking I remembered that on Windows 2003 Server there is a default security setting that will simply not extract the .exe file. Below there are brief instructions on how to enable extracting a executable or .EXE file from a compressed zip file.
Backtrack includes a bunch of items that are not in the menu system such as the list-urls.py Python script. This script which has been enhanced by Muts simply queries a specific URL and extracts all of the URL’s from the page. These types of scripts really are handy and knowing your way around Backtrack can save you a ridiculous amount of time.
Yesterday when extracting a ZIP file created with WinRAR I received dozens of errors during the process. The file I was extracting was generated from the entire Documents and Settings folder on a Windows XP computer and I was extracting it to the Desktop of another user on another computer. The issue is the fact that the path and/or filename exceeded the 260 characters which is set by WinRAR. Below I show some output from the errors received as well as two tips that should help resolve the problem.
Obtain iTunes Linkshare Affiliate ID By Using The Linkshare Web Site To Generate Affiliate Product Links
I have seen the question many times about how to obtain your iTunes Linkshare affiliate ID using the Linkshare web interface. Part of the problem appears to be that there is some confusion about generating the iTunes product links using the LinkShare web interface. Below is a quick step by step guide about how to generate iTunes products affiliate links using the LinkShare web interface. Also once you have generated one link automatically using the LinkShare web interface I will explain how to extract your iTunes affiliate ID so you could manually build the links in the future.
Tracking the online status off your Xbox Live friends is easy on your iPhone or iPod Touch using 1337pwn. This application will allow you to not only see the online status of your Xbox Live friends but you can also view their avatars, games played, gamer points broken down by game, and easily send messages to your friends (opens a Safari browser window). Below are a couple images of the application in action to give you an idea of how user friendly it is.