Diagnosis and Repair of a Commodore CDTV unit which has a strange ‘3FFF’ problem. In the first part, below, I diagnose. In the next part (coming soon, will be added here) I repair. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtxYHoK8vFg
Introduction Sometimes you’ll end up having to deal with a DVD which has video recorded on it but the author neglected to finalize the disc. This can be a bit troublesome, because until the disc is finalized it doesn’t contain the necessary data to make it compatible with the DVD standard. Most consumer DVD players… Continue reading Recover Data From Unfinalized DVD RW
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
Adding USB Devices in a Windows Virtual Machine with VirtualBox One of the most confusing things for me when I first experimented with VirtualBox was the question of how to add USB devices. I run Linux (Ubuntu) as my main OS now, but sometimes I need to dig around in Windows (e.g. work related stuff)… Continue reading Adding USB devices in a Virtual Machine
I’m having some fun messing around with a few of my old retro computers at the moment and, inspired by EEV Blog’s recent teardown and successful boot of a 25 year old Amiga 500 I decided to get my old girl down from the attic and give her a go. Unfortunately my attempts were rather… Continue reading Amiga 500 eaten alive!