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Warning: strtotime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /var/www/html/sites/andrefredette.com/blog/wp-includes/functions.php on line 35

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /var/www/html/sites/andrefredette.com/blog/wp-includes/functions.php on line 43


Warning: strtotime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /var/www/html/sites/andrefredette.com/blog/wp-includes/functions.php on line 35

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /var/www/html/sites/andrefredette.com/blog/wp-includes/functions.php on line 107

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /var/www/html/sites/andrefredette.com/blog/wp-includes/functions.php on line 109

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /var/www/html/sites/andrefredette.com/blog/wp-includes/functions.php on line 111

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /var/www/html/sites/andrefredette.com/blog/wp-includes/functions.php on line 112
16 Dec 08 “Fixing” experts-exchange.com for free

If you have ever searched Google for almost anything script or programming related, you probably have found results from the “help” site www.experts-exchange.com. This site contains a huge number of tech-related threads and is very well indexed in Google. Unfortunately, this storehouse (not necessarily the best source, but usually fairly good info) is locked behind a $13/mo subscription fee.

Never fear, however, because you have just found the solution!

Step 1: Bypass Logon
The site uses cookies to see if you are an authorized user (making visible the solutions). For some reason, a complete lack of cookie means you have access to the solutions. So first go to your cookies and either delete all of them or find any from experts-exchange.com and remove them. Then in your privacy/security settings ban cookies from experts-exchange.com. You can test that this has worked by searching something on Google and then clicking on a result from experts-exchange. You will still see all the “Get a 7 day trial” stuff but way way down at the bottom (after all the links) you will see the solutions visible!

Step 2: Negate the Scrolling
Now that the solutions are visible, lets bring them to the top of the page so we can see them without scrolling down a hundred feet of links. To do this, you can either use this link (bookmark it) to fix the experts-exchange page once its loaded or you can download the script directly and implement it yourself (with something like greasemonkey).

The script works with Safari 3.2 and FireFox 3.1. If you are using IE you probably wont ever be on experts-exchange. If you are, you need to use a different browser. I also noticed that the solutions only appear the first time you visit the page from google. Apparently refreshing the page removes the solutions.

Thats about all there is to it. Let me know what you think.

-Andre

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