Update: e(RINGLE) has incorporated my algorithm into his P3 for Empire Avenue Chrome extension. Use his extension instead of mine, because it includes what I built and much more! If you already installed mine, be sure to uninstall it before installing P3, or some weird things can happen.
Recently, I started playing in a fantasy social media stock exchange, called Empire Avenue. It took me a while to get a handle on what moves the prices, and I’m still learning. With some help from Chris Pirillo, I think I’ve finally got a good handle on it and he’s helped me start a tool that can help you build a sound Empire Avenue portfolio too.
Some time ago, a friend got me into an online card game called Urban Rivals. It is similar to other card games such as Magic the Gathering, but played online either via iPhone/iPad app or in your browser. One aspect of the game that quickly got my attention (other than the game itself), was the card marketplace where you can buy and sell playing cards.
It didn’t take long for me to realize that it was an inefficient market. Profitable trades presented themselves quite regularly, and with a bit of automation it would be easy to take advantage of the market. I proceeded with developing a Google Chrome extension that would allow me to do so, and it worked quite well.
I almost bought an XBox 360 at Walmart this weekend, but a friend convinced me not to. The reason being is that Dell sells them and they often have coupons. I scoured the ‘Net yesterday for the best XBox 360 deal and finally found it. Indeed it was with Dell.
The good folks at HackMii are working on a new project they call BootMii. BootMii provides a hook into the Wii system very early in the booting process (at boot2). Being able to execute code early in the boot process will allow homebrew developers to essentially do anything they want.
Back in July of this year, bushing over at Hackmii announced that he had identified a potential security issue that would allow pirated games Wii games to be played on an unmodified Wii console. It appears that Nintendo did respond to his post and he has since begun a dialogue with them to explain his findings. It seems that now bushing is not the only one to have identify an exploit for playing DVD backups on an unmodded Wii. WiiGator at Tehskeen not only found an exploit, but he took it a step further and released a backup launcher complete with source code. (more…)