TES V1 – Traveling Entertainment System

Overview Since I travel a bunch for work, and spend a lot of time in hotels I decided to build this setup. It has a router/access point, a phone in tethered mode, USB Charger, and a PI that can be connected to any TV.                   The Plan At the start, I wanted something that did the following: 1. Stream Read More…

FTP Is 50 Today…

April 16th, 1971 RFC959 (you may know it as FTP) was born, making it 50 years old today. Even though it is that old and there are serious security concerns, there are still numerous FTP servers running. For example (Pulled from Shodan): United States 736,721 Japan 285,691 China 284,550 Germany 280,699 Russian Federation 151,815 Let’s look just into the United States numbers on Read More…

The Process Of Making Things.

What do you want to build? Anyone and everyone can build something. The first step though is to decide what you want to make. It could be as simple or complex as needed to achieve what you want. It could be mechanical, cosplay, baking: anything your mind can make up! Once you have an idea, start jotting down what you want to do and figure out your process. I’m going to talk through what I doRead More…

Why I Started Using “Poop” As Variable

Not very many are going to understand this unless they’ve worked at a startup or at a company that pushes their workers to get code working with very little testing. The “poop” variable in coding is very funny and very real. I personally started using this out of anger and i know other programmers have done the same. Several companies ago I was pushed to build something per customer expectatRead More…

Project Pi-Up

Intro The idea here is to run a Rasberry Pi for as long as possible. I got the idea after finding a couple of different Reddit posts where people were comparing the up-times of their Raspberry Pis. This is a fun, silly little project, and so far, it’s been showing me some engineering challenges that I didn’t expect. A long time ago, I had purchased a specific module that allowed for dRead More…

Why The Empire Will Always Lose At Data Security

***MANDALORIAN SEASON 2 SPOILERS AHEAD*** For those of you familiar with season 2, episode 7’s Mandalorian face reveal, the internet and data nerds are having a field day with it. People are saying this is a “captcha” in order to detect if a droid is accessing Imperial data. I would fully believe this if it didn’t also scan for New Republic agents/associates and listed criminals. No ties to Read More…

Com64 Part2

Why a Commodore Rebuild? I’m not even really sure why I wanted to do this project to begin with. One day, I get this random idea that I want to turn an old Commodore into a current working Hardware. Seemed like a fun challenge and I needed a silly project to get me through COVID-19 Quarantine so I started planning it out. I think I should note and say that when I got this Commodore 64, it diRead More…

Commodore 64 Rebuild – Part 1

This is part one of my Commodore 64 rebuild. I really didn’t know what I was getting into with this project, but I wanted to rebuild a Commodore into a RetroPi machine. I wanted this cleaned up, remade, and have a new look. I also wanted the keyboard to work and not replaced. Part one is me getting started on the project, part 2 will be paint and electronics. Read More…

Smoke Master 9000

So for a while, I really wanted a smoker. But I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on one, especially if I didn’t know if I would actually like doing it. So when one of my buddies gave me a really crappy smoker that he found on the side of the road, I decided I was going to make my own to try smoking out for myself. The grill (s) Here are the initial pictures of the smoker I was given. As yRead More…