New Addons

Posted Posted in AddOns, Kodi

I finally have my Kodi Repo running under GitHub, I gave it some much needed love just before Christmas initially planning to just make my old work available again but I ended up writing some new stuff. I’ve added addons for DEF CON, Black Hat and am now working on a fork of Lanik’s Banners […]

Aaron Swartz Day

Posted Posted in Uncategorized

On the evening of January 11, 2013, Swartz was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment by his partner, Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman. A spokeswoman for New York’s Medical Examiner reported that he had hanged himself. No suicide note was found. Each year we celebrate Aaron Swartz Day, this year 4-5th November the weekend before what would be […]

Kodi as Office Dashboards part 2

Posted Posted in Kodi, Work

In almost a year a lot has happened, and not much has happened at the same time.  Annoyingly i've hit a hold-up in getting better screens on the wall, i've been given more budget to get it rolled out across all offices but our facilities team are swamped. It's meant i've been devising plans for […]

LED Tiles continued

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So far, so good! My first tile took a week to light up once I really started working on them, but only the top row of the tile would light up, i suspect it was dead, or i had a loose connection somewhere. Luckily i had a second tile with me, switched over the cabling […]

16×64 LED Tiles

Posted Posted in Hobbying

I've just been given access to a Jumbotron's worth of LED Tiles. They are all 16×64 and stack nicely to form a large format LED Screen. I'll be working to reduce these down to their component part size and use them individually with other projects. Each panel is about 50cm wide by 12.5cm high – […]

Using Kodi for Office Dashboards

Posted Posted in Kodi

Around a year ago my team started making decent use of Grafana – we had just created an integration API and needed to monitor it to ensure things were running smoothly. Simple beginnings. The idea was to get these web-based graphs and metrics in-front of our IT team so issues were anticipated ideally or at least understood […]