This post describes a simple way to record system audio via pulseaudio and ffmpeg. Additionally you can use ffmpeg to extract part of an audio file.
This blog details my process for setting up an ArchLinux LXC base image for all of my local network services. This saves time and replaces my old failing Ansible scripts.
Using NodeRED and tmux you can build your own custom API for any device that supports alternative communication mechanisms. No longer is it game over when a device doesn't support an API.
All the makers/creators/hackers and alike, please ensure RSS functionality is enabled.
A common theme emerges among people born in the 70s and 80s, who grew up when the world wide web (internet) was still young. They miss the "good old days", the pre-2010 internet when things weren't as commercialised....
A few years ago I came across a brilliant presentation by John Cleese around getting yourself into a creative mindset.
Setting up GPU (nvidia) passthrough inside an Arch Linux container, running on Proxmox...
I witnessed the transition from VHS to DVD then Blu-Ray, learnt how to splice VHS tape and mastered the art of carrying twenty VHS tapes in one arm...
With thousands of notes stuck in OneNote 2013/2016 format I whipped up a quick PowerShell script to bulk export everything including attachments to HTML...
Recently presented on the challenges facing the blue team whilst investigating red team activity and the disconnect in the time effort required...
A sometimes odd but fascinating read around fandoms/fanfiction and how the communities use various services.
A story around exploiting the economics inside Minecraft for profit.
One of the founders of Stackoverflow talks about the perils of rewriting a codebase with examples from Netscape Navigator.
A fascinating website with classes devoted to the Halt and Catch Fire TV series. If you haven’t watched it do yourself a favour.
A fascinating story around DirecTV pirates in the early 2000’s and the lengths DirecTV went to brick pirate cards a week before the superbowl. A few more interesting articles can be found here and here.
Some controversy developed in 1999 concerning the Instant Messaging service provided by America Online (AOL), which had at that time become very popular only recently.
Interesting story around a forgotten employee still on the payroll but with no direction.
Moscow University students built an illegal network to meet their needs. Everything from shoddy cabling to network wars.
A very interesting system to identify military radar via satellite imagery.