Cellphones Appearing in Windows Network

Recently, a friend asked me why he keeps seeing strange cellphones in Windows file explorer under, ‘Network’. I checked his router and it had WPS enabled by default. I disabled it and we changed the WiFi password to something a little longer (>12 characters.) Now his network is free of strange devices.

WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) is an easy way to enable device access to a router using an 8-digit PIN. I can not stress this enough, it is insecure by design and you should disable WPS on your router now! Continue reading Cellphones Appearing in Windows Network

Installing a LAMP stack on the Raspberry Pi

Parallel PiI have been doing more with MySQL and I wanted to have a stable environment to test with. I have a working (virtualized) LAMP stack on my Dell 3050, but I don’t want to play around on the live server environment… The obvious solution? Add a LAMP stack to my Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian). I already SSH into that box all the time and it’s always on. Continue reading Installing a LAMP stack on the Raspberry Pi

fwatch.py – A Python File Watcher

pythonI needed a program to watch a file for changes and then execute a command when the watched file changes. I’ve been messing around with Python 3.6 lately so I decided I would write the program that I needed.

A quick visit to Stack Overflow got me pointed in the right direction and the result is fwatch.py, a simple script that does exactly what I mentioned above. I wrote it on my Windows box and I have not had a chance to run it under another OS. it should work, however… Continue reading fwatch.py – A Python File Watcher

ODROID-C2

Odroid-C2I received my ODROID-C2 from AmeriDroid, a couple of weeks ago and have gotten some time to play with it a little. It’s a fun, capable microcomputer. The specs are pretty impressive for such a small footprint:
* Amlogic ARM® Cortex®-A53(ARMv8) 1.5Ghz quad core CPU
* Mali™-450 GPU (3 Pixel-processors + 2 Vertex shader processors)
* 2Gbyte DDR3 SDRAM
* Gigabit Ethernet
* HDMI 2.0 4K/60Hz display
* H.265 4K/60FPS and H.264 4K/30FPS capable VPU
* 40pin GPIOs + 7pin I2S
* eMMC5.0 HS400 Flash Storage slot / UHS-1 SDR50 MicroSD Card slot
* USB 2.0 Host x 4, USB OTG x 1 (power + data capable)
* Infrared(IR) Receiver
* Ubuntu 16.04 or Android 5.1

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