Okay, I’m not really much of a ‘hacker’ in the sense that most people think of. I don’t break into things, crack passwords, etc. However, I do like to tinker. […]
Audacity on a Mac running Catalina
Well, we haven’t seen an Apple product on this website in a long time. I think the last time I wrote about an Apple product, I was trying to emulate […]
Home photo server, part 1: Server Setup, SCP and FTP
While there are many, many options out there for photo storage, if you are looking for a home storage solution that does NOT involve just plugging in your phone and […]
RWE: Ejabberd failed to start in Debian Wheezy
I had an old laptop that I decided would make a good toy for playing around with some lightweight server applications. It was a great candidate for several reasons. For […]
RWE: Step by step instructions for building AOKP 6.0 for the T-Mobile variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4
I have noticed that the build instructions on the AOKP website are a bit outdated. They date back to JellyBean. I would like to encourage other users to build more […]
Real World Example: Setting up a dynamic IP for remote ssh sessions – for free!
Yet another Real World Example (RWE)! I know it has been a while since I have posted one of these, but it is better late than never, right? The situation: […]
How to make XRDP look better
One of the things I do on a regular basis is use rdesktop to log into another computer (or cell phone) through xrdp. It is simple and works very well, […]
Real World Example: Why can’t I talk to my blackbox?
You are probably getting tired of hearing about TCPdump, but I just can’t get over how handy it is. After a recent upgrade to one of our simulator systems, we […]
Real World Example: Turning an Access point into a wireless repeater
Recently at my work we realized that we needed to extend our wireless internet without wired connections. They do, of course, sell wifi extenders. We actually bought one, and had […]
Real World Example: Why you can’t add a swap file to an older Android device.
Recently, while utilizing Linux on my Android phone, I ran into an interesting problem. Android uses memory differently than Linux usually does. In the Android world, programs that you open […]