370 reputation
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bio website synetech.dyndns.org
location Canada
age 35
visits member for 4 years
seen May 11 at 1:48

“Hobby programmer”, though doing it for 20+ years.

Primary languages include

  • Assembler
  • Basic
  • C/C++
  • Pascal
  • PHP

Secondary languages include

  • lots of stuff

Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Apr
26
comment Stopping “shared a video with you” emails/spam from YouTube?
I found a list of so-called YouTube “contacts” at youtube.com/address_book, except I never added any of them (as seen in my contact-notification page at youtube.com/inbox#invites/1). Random strangers added me as contacts (for some reason) and so were automatically granted permission to spam me. That they’re strangers makes me wonder if they’re spam accounts. I could delete them, but that won’t stop new ones. It looks like YouTube allows anyone to spam anyone by simply adding them as a contact even if they don’t reciprocate, so you can add a celeb., ex, etc., then spam the hell out of them.
Apr
26
comment Stopping “shared a video with you” emails/spam from YouTube?
I’ve already done that (I’ve checked all of the keep…private) boxes. I attempted to find a list of my YouTube contacts to see who’s in it, but couldn’t find one, though I did find a list notifications of other people who added me as contacts (I don’t know any of them). It looks like Google/YouTube has a (purposeful‽) bug which allows anyone to send junk to anyone by simply adding them as a contact even if the recipient does not reciprocate. I can’t find a way to remove these people (probably because I never added them). (Also, I want to allow private messages, just not shared videos.)
Apr
26
asked Stopping emails/spam from “Pinterest Partner Team”?
Apr
21
comment Stopping “shared a video with you” emails/spam from YouTube?
Yes, they’re definitely from YouTube/Google. I’ve added the header of the latest message.
Apr
21
revised Stopping “shared a video with you” emails/spam from YouTube?
Added header of latest email.
Apr
21
asked Stopping “shared a video with you” emails/spam from YouTube?
Feb
23
comment Changing “Willing to Move/Relocate” setting in a LinkedIn profile
It’s a pretty standard job-profile field and I’m pretty sure I had seen it on LinkedIn. I certainly get a lot of jobs for other cities which are useless right now, so I need to filter those out in some/any way.
Dec
17
comment Way to get back to unsaved work on Quotev.com?
As it happens, Chrome crashed while I was typing up this very answer. I restarted Chrome and click [Restore] and picked up where I left off. But then, the form I was typing the answer was a standard web form, so Chrome had saved its contents.
Dec
17
answered Way to get back to unsaved work on Quotev.com?
Dec
9
comment How can I prevent Gmail from formatting our order numbers as IP addresses
@Levans, but the tel: part was not in the original post; you added that. Unless she reports back with the exact link that is added, we can only conjecture. The order number doesn’t really look like either an IP address or a phone number, it only looks kind of like both, so Gmail’s heuristic is throwing false-positives. Regardless, the answer would likely apply to all text that Gmail auto-interprets and auto-formats.
Dec
8
comment How can I prevent Gmail from formatting our order numbers as IP addresses
Are you sure it’s thinking they phone numbers and not IP addresses? Are you sure about the content and formatting of the resulting HTML that Gmail auto-adds?
Nov
25
awarded  Caucus
Nov
23
asked Changing “Willing to Move/Relocate” setting in a LinkedIn profile
Nov
22
comment Disable YouTube HTML5 player in Chrome
Even worse, HTML5 elements are not affected by Chrome’s click-to-play function, so there is no way to prevent Youtube videos from automatically loading, buffering, and playing. There are some extensions that can help with this, but they don’t work with Youtube’s Feather mode. ಠ╭╮ಠ
Sep
20
awarded  Tumbleweed
Sep
13
asked Is YouTube throttling video downloads now?
Aug
20
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
6
awarded  Self-Learner
Aug
6
revised Adding colors and styles to a Wikipedia username
Added link to (specifically the color and style anchor to) the page svick mentioned.