World Wide Wednesdays – Hackertyper


You have all seen it before. The scrolling, quickly typed lines of code that appear in all manor of Hollywood blockbusters, where the hero or villain uses a computer to gain access to a fully secure network and foils the other’s plan. Want to be that hero without having to use MS Command Prompt? Or be the villain without having to learn all the programming? Well now you can be (sort of)! With Hacker Typer!


It’s the quintessential way to make it look like you are running your own hack, right inside your browser! ‘Hacker Typer’ is a simple code generator that works by selecting a few preferences on the home screen and clicking ‘HACK.’ On this home screen you can choose how you want the screen to react, so set up what colour you want the screen to be and the text (default is green text on a black screen); change the title of the page to whatever you want to hack; the length of the amount of characters to appear on screen and away you go! It’s just that easy. I know what you’re thinking, this is a bit of a novelty, and admittedly it is, but once you have found the perfect setting, you’ll be reveling in you’re own genius. Here’s what to do:

First grab a memory stick or old USB attachment and find yourself a computer in any public place, be a library or even take your own laptop with a wifi connection to a coffee shop, etc where you are in eyeshot of a lot of people. Load up Hacker Typer and set up your parameters and type as quickly as you can, looking dead serious. Then hit ‘Caps Lock’ three times and look disheartened by the result. It should bring up ‘Access Denied.’ Press ‘ESC’ and carry on typing. Do this a few times and when you’re ready, hit ‘ALT’ three times and…


…Success! Look pleased with your result by quietly cheering to yourself, making sure someone sees you. Turn the PC off and slink slowly away

Gimmicky, I know, but it’s a cool little tool to keep you busy in a crowded area that’ll surely raise concerns amongst a fair amount of people or to use as prop in a budget film or play that looks fairly decent. Its clean layout doesn’t look too intimidating. There are a few options in your initial menu but if you just want it for a simple fun, then there’s not a lot you need to worry about. Try it out and see for yourself!


Follow Hacker Typer on Twitter: @HackerTyper


Introducing World Wide Wednesdays

The internet is a vast place, I’m sure you’ll agree. There’s a lot of great stuff hiding out there that needs to be highlighted for you right here. Every other Wednesday (via the very clever name World Wide Wednesday), we will bring to you a selection of the best websites I have come across and give them our traditional down-to-Earth analysis. There is a plethora of choice! From flash games, cool tools, funky gadgets and fountains of knowledge and inspiration, we aim to show you what you are potentially missing out on. Watch this space and as ever, if you have any suggestions, don’t forget to hit us up on Twitter or Facebook and we can try and bring them up and show the world too!


Kathy’s Dreamworld #2

Today, I visit Rawrvil and immediately I don’t really know what to expect. Rawrvil? Maybe this is like a dinosaur town. Who knows what this has in store? So after finding my lost stylus (which turned out to be still in the 3DS) I got ready to go on a dream visit to Rawrvil.


First impressions show that it seems to be quite a new town, in my opinion as this place isn’t very cluttered or bustling. It’s simple which keeps it tidy. Mind you the mayor here has planted lots of fruit trees and they have commissioned a café to be built.


Wandering around I discover that they have a clock and that Peanut the squirrel lives here. I had Peanut in my town; way back in Wild World on the original DS so it’s good to see a familiar face. This place is residence to a fair amount of interesting villagers whereas I tend to only attract squirrels and crazy rabbits (I’m looking at you Bunnie!) Bam the deer lives here in Rawrvil, as does Savannah; a zebra and Pietro; the trippiest sheep to ever grace (graze?) anyone’s town. Stand still trippy sheep; I want to take a picture of you.


There are a lot of tree stumps around Rawrvil though. Maybe they don’t own a shovel yet or maybe they a bizarre fascination with stumps. I will never know. Venturing on, I find that they have a classic style police station and a tasteful fountain.


Eventually, I find the Mayor of Rawrvil, Mandee who gives me a kind greeting.


And I come across what looks like their house. Let’s go and be nosey and have a look inside.


Well, it is pretty cool in here as you can see.In the main room, there is quite a lot of fascinating items including a hula-doll, a nice big television and an even classier couch, a flamingo and a nice, cosy looking fireplace.


The left room is even classier as it has three pieces of gold furniture. Someone has been busy remaking this into their ideal home. The right room is decorated like a bathroom with its shower, bath but no toilet. I’m not going to ask the obvious here… Upstairs is quite suave with its white piano. Unfortunately I couldn’t tinkle the ivories because there is a table in the way, for design purposes I can imagine. So, I’ll skip that and go straight to the basement.


As you can see the basement is layed out to be a chilled and casual boudoir with its purple bed, a claw machine, the front cover of Coldplays Viva La Vida adorns the wall and a Jukebox that plays KK Sliders ‘KK Moody’.

Overall a fun town to visit, though I feel it could be more developed. It has some cool villagers (especially funky Pietro) and with a little time and effort could be a truly awesome town!!!

– Kat