Category Archives: Hacking

Car Hacking

With our trip to the Baltics just around the corner, I was contemplating the many kilometres of driving ahead and this soon had me recalling our trip across central Europe in 2006. In particular, I clearly remember how our sat-nav … Continue reading

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Hacking The ReadyNAS

As you may know, I use a Netgear ReadyNAS RND4410 for my internal network’s mass storage. I’m very happy with the device, but it is a bit inflexible when it comes to back-ups. The problem is that most forms of … Continue reading

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Please Rescue My Stagnant Software

In the 2.5 years since I left Google, stopped working and moved away from Silicon Valley, my motivation to write code has waned and reached an all-time low ebb. There are many reasons for this. For example, I’m father to … Continue reading

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Recording Good Films

I found out at the weekend that we’re soon to be offered ten days of free viewing of the Film1 film and sport channels as a promotional stunt. Now, I have no interest in the sport channels, but there could … Continue reading

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Christmas specials

I noticed today that our MythTV box was going to fail to record the Christmas special of The Real Hustle. Why? Because the programme’s name was The Real Hustle Christmas and we had instructed the machine to record only The … Continue reading

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