Still here

Posted Posted in Hobbying, Home Automation, Kodi, News, Work

I changed job around 6 months ago – stepping down from running the department back to being a hands-on engineer. This time they called me an Azure Specialist, imposter syndrome is GO! And that’s the last you’ll hear about the new job 🙂 As the UK has gone to hell in a handbasket in the […]

The Portable Kodi Endpoint

Posted Posted in Hobbying, Kodi, Work

As yet another side project at work, i started looking into re-using a portion of our soon to be replaced laptop fleet. Many of the laptops will be recycled but it’s looking likely that i’ll get 10 or so 15.6″ LCD panels to re-use and turn into physical, portable kodi screens to be placed in […]

Let’s Encrypt Untangle!

Posted Posted in Networking, Work

Also known as “I want a free SSL Cert on my Firewall” Untangle is a great firewall whether in use at home or at work (or at school) but to protect the web-gui with an SSL certificate you always had to buy a certificate in order for it to be automatically trusted. Untangle offers a […]

Kodi Kontroller Update

Posted Posted in Kodi, Work

The time has arrived when we almost have data to display. Two separate projects have somehow, without any planning, announced their intention to deliver content for our Kodi endpoints in the next few days. The two strands marry-up brilliantly but come from different sources and systems, our anonymized web statistics and KPIs from various online […]

Analyzing a phishing attack

Posted Posted in News, Work

Two of our users sent out emails that looked like the below this week. The subject was “Dropbox Important” The e-mails came from trusted e-mail accounts within the organization, and a few more people opened the email. Once they opened the e-mail, they went ahead and opened the attachment, finding a “Dropbox Business” logon screen […]

Controlling Kodi from Slack

Posted Posted in Kodi, Work

As part of the work putting all the pieces of Kodi Kontroller together i’ve finally got Slack talking to Kodi. Back in January last year a user called DavidA posted a PHP script to the Kodi Forums that used Slack slash-commands as a bridge between Kodi & Slack. At this point we had one dashboards […]