The Sony PlayStation 3 was a big deal when it came out in 2006, though I didn’t get one until late 2009. It still serves a purpose as a Netflix and Amazon device nowadays, and has had a long and interesting life. Oh, and it’s been “jailbreak-able” for more people recently with the last exploit. And that’s led to some interesting things that one can do with it. One of those things is text hacking (or even translation) for games not in your language.
Deatomization: Apple II Micro Mansion
A few years ago I started scanning all sorts of retro computing magazines and books. After the success of the MacAddict scans, I dropped off for a while. Part of my original goal was to get, read, scan, OCR, edit (in cases of a badly scanned page), review, and have witty commentary for everything. That was pretty easy when rereading magazines from my youth- not so much for books! So let me dust off a scan and get it to the world to read – David B. Bonynge’s “Apple II/IIe/IIc Micro Mansion Using your computer to have a safer more convenient home”
Forcing YouTube Strict Mode on your network
YouTube is filled with content that covers a wide range of topics- some more mature or inappropriate for kids than others. One of the challenges families and schools face is how to keep some control over YouTube without always hovering over a child.
YouTube offers the functionality in what they call “Restricted Mode”.
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Making a simple Chrome Extension
Programming is scary and difficult. I don’t argue with that. But if you know what you want, and can boil it down to the bare minimum, you can sometimes create something that you and others may find useful. Today’s example is going to be a Google Chrome extension I created in a few lines of code.
Scraping MAC Addresses from HP ProCurves
I’ve recently come off a long-term role of getting thousands of machines set up and imaged, all day, everyday, all untouched until they reach the facility. In fact, one of this blog’s first posts was about adding in a Synology to the environment. Today I’d like to discuss my technological workflow I deployed in this environment.