Blog posts on current things, interesting ones may become permanent articles, others remain here in the date-ordered listing
- Wireplay calling - hello 1996! 1 min read - Jan 25, 2020 A recently recovered BT Wireplay trial pack from Slash’s loft - let’s open it up :)
- Face Recognition 5 min read - Dec 28, 2019 Phil recently noticed that Google Picasa has been discontinued since 2016 on all platforms, and he’s heavily invested in the facial recognition capability (over 200 people tagged in 20000+ photos over several years), with increasing likelihood that it will stop working at any point. Time to rescue the knowledge and find alternative technology.
- Static sites are cool 1 min read - Jun 1, 2019 Static site are fun ;)
- Blackhole DNS 6 min read - Aug 10, 2017 Over the last couple of months, Phil has been helping Joseph track down a credential leak problem using various network defence techniques.
- HDMI Switch Reversing 4 min read - May 26, 2017 Long time, no blog entry, but Phil has been playing with some toys since Christmas, including an HDMI Switcher that almost worked right.
- Bosch SMS Disassembly 3 min read - Dec 5, 2016 Phil] just experienced a dishwasher failure, it started tripping the house power and thus some disassembly was required.
- Lenovo Battery Hack 3 min read - Jun 3, 2016 Yep, that’s actually a post title. it turns out that Phil’s laptop is fussy about the brand of battery you use, or to put another way: Lenovo like to lock users into their expensive batteries..right..
- Rivendell_Chroot 5 min read - Dec 28, 2015 Phil got down to some Linux voodoo over the Christmas holiday, in order to run a slightly too old application suite (Rivendell Audio 1.7.2) on a supported distribution (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS), and without the aid of a package manager safety net (whoo!), it turns out Chroot is a winner.
- FUNcube_2nd_Birthday 1 min read - Nov 22, 2015 Well blow me down if the ol\’ cubesat is still working on it\’s 2nd Birthday. Cake was required.
- OBiLINE 4 min read - Jun 7, 2015 While looking for a usable cheap FXO port to connect the PSTN to his home server, Phil came across the OBIHAI product line, and bought a couple of toys to play with: an OBIHAI110 voice service bridge, which will do pretty much what\’s required without the server attached, and an ObiLINE USB FXO adapter, which is being reverse engineered for fun :)