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Paolo Iannelli

Big Daddy at Mega Labs

Amsterdam Area, Netherlands
Information Technology and Services
C, Python, Big Data, Scalability, High Availability, Performance
Expert Software Engineer with more than 12 years of experience.
Strong in critical thinking, problem solving and high performance architectures.
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Change status of Whatsapp via command line

Posted on : 13-01-2012 | By : Paolo Iannelli | In : Bugs, Security, System Administration

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It is couple of days that whatsappstatus.net released a small app to update your status, proving the lack of security in the action.

RVDM claims in his post a way to do it via .NET and via CURL.

Since I am a command line lover, I recommend you to take a read of such post and, for very lazy people, this is the *nix command you have to issue to accomplish the task (thanks @bluesky_nl) :


Skype bug that posts an emoticon on everyline you type

Posted on : 22-12-2011 | By : Paolo Iannelli | In : Bugs

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Hey hey,

here there is a nice Xmas bug for you.

If you, like me, are running the version here there is a small How To that allows you to send each message with an emoticon post-pended to it.

The issue can be reproduced any time in any chat window, until is closed.

Here there is how it works :

  1. Open a friend’s chat window
  2. Type a message to your friend containing an emoticon
  3. Press the UP arrow to edit the message
  4. Copy paste the emoticon bazillion of times (I actually make a row of around 15 emoticons, copy it and then paste it keeping pressed CTRL+V for around ten seconds)
  5. Press enter
  6. Now type your messages to your friend: each line should have an emoticon !

If it doesn’t work for you, try to put more emoticons while editing the message.