Mon: Feb 25, 2019

» Devices recently connected to the network. I like the idea of keeping track of what's showing up when.     #

» GPIO Zero, abstraction for Raspberry Pi GPIO pins in Python. I've got an idea in mind for a pi-zero, I'll probably end up using this (hopefully it supports SPI to a display).     #

» Firefox displays wrong colors on image (only Linux). I ran into this when I was fiddling with DisplayCAL and ArgyllCMS. Turns out you have to go to about:config and set gfx.color_management.mode from 2 to 0. After a quick restart everything was good (images to me looked like a weird split-tone with greyscale.)     #

» Road Trip Ideas. They are only in 3 countries and the default is Australia. I just clicked on "Get Trip" which will show you Sydney to Melbourne, and I love the results. Maybe next time I get down there I'll give it a go.     #

» National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators. Click on your state and put your name in, who knows, you might have money due to you.     #

Fri: Feb 15, 2019

» What Is Your Conversational Style: Bowling, Rugby or Basketball?. Interesting.     #

Sat: Feb 09, 2019

» Lock Up Your Untrusted Applications in Firejail. Good to know.     #

» AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Drivers & Support. Bookmarked.     #

» Howard Payne & Deviant Ollam - This Key is Your Key, This Key is My Key. This is well worth a watch, about how much physical key re-use there is (so many locks open with one key!)     #

» Magic SysRq key. For some reason my AMD Vega56 GPU will sometimes just crash, so I end up using "reisub" to cleanly reboot the system (still trying to find a way to restore the GPU but so far no luck.)     #

» Sunwait, what I'm using to control my TPLink wifi lightbulbs. I have a cron job that runs every day at 4pm and says "wait until twilight, then turn on the light". It's been working great for months.     #

» 3rd Party Repository: contrib. Still need my old Win7 desktop to run Lightroom...     #

» tplink-lightbulb and TP-Link A19-LB130 Wifi Bulb Python Library. I picked up a couple of these refurbed and like them. I'm using a sunset algorithm and the tplink-lightbulb Node script to control it (automatically turns on at sunset, turns off at a scheduled time). Of course the first thing I did after installing them was block them at the router because there's no way I'm letting anything like that leak out of my local network...     #

» KDE Common Keyboard Shortcuts     #

Mon: Jan 07, 2019

» Investigating Apps interactions with Facebook on Android. This is ridiculous.     #

» Compiling NodeMCU for the ESP32 With Support for Public-Private Key Encryption     #

» Custom Cables for Solderless Breadboards. Clever.     #

Sat: Dec 22, 2018

» Linux Installers for Linux Gamers, in case you made the switch like me and still want to play some games... Also see Wine - Useful Registry Keys and How to install Unreal Tournament 2004 by Midway on Linux     #

» Top Ten Hardest Woods, if you want to tear up your tools... (And who knew there was a Wood Database?)     #

» Killed by Google, where good projects go to die.     #

» Traveling with Me is a Nightmare. Not true, the people I know who are good at travel (and airports), like me, have their systems and processes to make things simple.     #

Wed: Nov 21, 2018

» A tool to make your own private voice assistant, one that presumably doesn't snoop on you every day (no Alexa or Cortana or any of that crap in my house...)     #

» Jersey City Repair. In spite of how difficult the website is to figure out what's going on their service was fast and did exactly what I needed (which was get a new BIOS chip on a Macbook Pro). I'd bought a Macbook Pro to learn something about OS-X and Apple in general and at one point it booted and decided there was no hard-drive. Naturally the asshole that sold it to me had put on a BIOS password and used a burner phone number to sell me the computer so I thought it was a brick (Apple was extremely un-helpful in resolving this, basically telling me to get fucked.)

I took the laptop apart, sent them the mainboard (could have sent them the whole computer but I didn't want to deal with it) and $155 later (and a couple of days) they sent it back. I rebuilt the Macbook and it's worked flawlessly since.     #

» Pi Zero GPIO expander tutorial. That is slick, basically you plug your Raspi Zero into your existing computer and you can access all of the GPIO pins without having to go through the trouble of plugging the Raspi into a monitor and keyboard and such.     #

» Kali Linux Evil Wireless Access Point. Yikes, set it up as a Comcast wifi point and watch the logins roll in.     #

Mon: Oct 29, 2018

» How to save Lightroom Catalog on Network Drive in Windows. This worked for me (I'm running Lightroom on a Win7 Virtualbox VM and needed to map the catalog out to the hard drive on the host machine...)     #

» OpenRazer Github. I finally got my Nostromo N50 working under Linux, but I'm glad to see this pop up since if I ever need to upgrade it I'll end up with a Razer device...     #

» [TUTORIAL] How to update Open Source graphic driver in Ubuntu. I've gone with the Oibaf, I've been having stability issues with a new Vega 56 card and stable is more important to me right now.     #

Wed: Oct 03, 2018

» JeffCo Retail Food Inspections search. Find out how your favorite local food joint fared in their health inspections...     #

» Print your own grid paper by Gridzzly. I still have a pack of the light green engineering paper I used in college, I still love writing on that stuff.     #

Sat: Sep 29, 2018

» The Authoritarians. Free book on the rise of authoritarianism in America.     #

» An LED You Can Blow Out, With No Added Sensor. That's really clever.     #

» Online SVG tools for Cricut users (Cricut being the vinyl cutter that lets you make your own stickers and such.)     #

» Exodus - Painless relocation of Linux binaries–and all of their dependencies–without containers. Basically you can copy a program from one Linux system to the other (even if they use different package formats.)     #

» Freezing your credit is free in all states under a new law following the Equifax breach. It's about flipping time.     #

Sun: Sep 09, 2018

» Whose Line Is It archive. That's amazing.     #

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