Flashing CyanogenMod onto Galaxy SII via Ubuntu

Pre-Requsites Install Heimdall Visit the Heimdall home page, select “Linux”, and download the package for your distribution.  On Ubuntu variants you want the latest ‘.deb’ package.  e.g.: ubuntu13.04-heimdall_1.4.0-0_amd64.deb Note that the “Frontend” packages are not required.  Everything can be done easily from the command line. Install Heimdall using dpkg: sudo dpkg -i ubuntu13.04-heimdall_1.4.0-0_amd64.deb Install adb… Continue reading Flashing CyanogenMod onto Galaxy SII via Ubuntu

Tasker: Disable Pin Lock Near Home

Tasker

Introduction If you’re away from home it’s very important to have a pin or password lock on your phone, just in case you misplace it or it is stolen.  Typically the modern mobile phone is a gateway to a multitude of private services and data, such as personal photos and videos, cloud based data, social… Continue reading Tasker: Disable Pin Lock Near Home

rarcrack review

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rarcrack I stumbled across a little program called rarcrack yesterday, which provides brute-force cracking of password protected archives.  I decided to give it a try and make some general observations about it. An example To set up an example, I created a .rar with a 5 character password.  The password consists of upper-case letters, lower-case… Continue reading rarcrack review

Hosting a Calibre Library with Linux, COPS & Google Drive

Calibre

Introduction Free your Ebook collection!!! Are you tired of being locked in to commercial Ebook software such as Apple iTunes (shudder), Google Books or Amazon Kindle? Would you like to take complete control of your Ebook collection and host it yourself, giving you the ability to serve whatever Ebooks you want at any time and… Continue reading Hosting a Calibre Library with Linux, COPS & Google Drive

Amiga 1200D Indivision-AGA MKII Installation

Connecting the Indivision

Introduction This post is a step-by-step tutorial for installation of the IndivisionAGA MKII hardware into an Amiga 1200 Desktop machine.  The target Amiga already has a FastATA fitted and there are some extra (easy) steps that will be necessary in order to allow these two peripherals to be fitted together in the machine at the… Continue reading Amiga 1200D Indivision-AGA MKII Installation

Hardware Hacking the IOMEGA StorCenter ix2-200

Introduction The StorCenter ix2-200 is a RAID network drive supplied by iomega.  I have used the 2TB version for about two years now to keep secure (backed up) copies of my precious data.  Any data I write to the device is mirrored on its paired 2TB drive inside the unit, so one drive can fail… Continue reading Hardware Hacking the IOMEGA StorCenter ix2-200

Sinclair ZX Spectrum Composite Video Modification

The Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K

Introduction The Sinclair ZX range of computers were among the first affordable computers and kick-started the UK’s home computer revolution in the 1980s.  These machines relied on consumer television equipment for their display output and, as such, they featured an RF modulated output so that users could simply “tune-in” to them on their television sets.… Continue reading Sinclair ZX Spectrum Composite Video Modification