Archive for October 2020

Friday Fun: CSS DMCA Song

CSS DMCA Song – Joe Wrecker This song came out in 1999 when somebody learned how to decrypt and DVD’s on Linux. The DMCA came out in 1998 making such things illegal. The DMCA makes it illegal to circumvent encryption, for any reason, without the encryptor’s permission. Many people viewed this as a violation of

Halloween effects videos

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Know how to decode a data breach notice

Data breach notifications have become an all-too-regular exercise in crisis communications that increasingly try to deflect blame, obfuscate important details and omit important facts. The next time you get a data breach notification, read between the lines. For instructions how to do that read How to decode a data breach notice article at https://tcrn.ch/2WMqUjm. Know

ESR meter DIY

One way to test electrolytic capacitors is to measure their capacitance. It does not tell the whole story of capacitor condition. Another usually more useful way to measure electrolytic capacitor condition is to use an ESR meter. Here is ESR meter I built years ago based on instructions from http://ludens.cl/Electron/esr/esr.html but I built the transformer

Halloween light show examples

Halloween is coming soon and you might think you need some scary/funny decoration for it. Here are some ideas. The following examples seem to be built with idea “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.” Enter Sandman (Metallica) 2020 Halloween Light Show “Chop Suey” – System of a Down 2019 Halloween Light Show This is

Vastaamo breach is horrible

Bombshell data breach ransom incident exploded in Finland. Psychotherapy center Vastaamo patient records were breached and ransom demands for not publishing data was sent to both company and patients. Patient data of 300 were already published on-line. Vastaamo, which has branches throughout the Nordic country of 5.5 million and operates as a sub-contractor for Finland’s

Friday Fun: Floppotron Music

The House of the Rising Sun cover by The Floppotron, computer hardware orchestra (arrangemant of The Animals). John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads cover by The Floppotron, computer hardware orchestra

S-A-A-2 NanoVNA V2

A Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) is an extremely useful tool for radio hobbyists as it allows you to measure and tune antennas and filters, as well as measure cables. The most affordable such instrument for some time has been NanoVNA. NanoVNA V2 Vector Network Analyzer can be viewed as next updated version of NanoVNA. The

Old Usenet posts on-line again

Decades before Twitter threads, Reddit forums, or Facebook groups, there was Usenet: an early-internet, pre-Web discussion system where one could start and join conversations much like today’s message boards. It was launched in 1980. On Usenet, people talked about everything. And there were many interesting discussions and technical details posted. Old 80s Usenet content published