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Author: micah

Put it in a box!

After buying the budget RTL-SDR I decided that I needed to go lower. The Nooelect upconvertor was just a bare board though, and the adapters and cables started to piss me off almost immediately. USB->RTL->upconvertor->antenna, plus another USB to power the upconvertor. Just didn’t seem right. Also it was obvious running the…

Scanners

Recently I ran across a neat hack. If you buy one of the low priced HDTV tuners that plug into your USB port, there are drivers that can use the internal sampler which runs at above 2.4Ghz to sample RF. Boom, software controlled radio. The best part is that these…

FTC tournament

On the 8th, I volunteered at a robotics competition put on by FTC out in Palm Springs.. was pretty neat. The kids were great, and the robots were really creative. Here’s some video: I think it’s awesome that people spend as much time that they do helping our youth become…

Email Deluge…

The other day I recieved about 250,000 emails from a script I wrote.. I was in a hurry and didn’t properly log the output like I should of, or limit by quantity, or use any one of the 1000 better methods in my app. I simply sent out an email…

Easy LDAP

After spending hours wrapping my head around OpenLDAP and creating a single instance of it, getting 5 test servers to authenticate against it, and seeing it work I had to stop and think to myself, “Why the hell is this so hard?” LDAP or Lightweight Directory Access Protocol is a…