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 […]

Monitoring our Cisco switch with Hosted Graphite

Posted Posted in Work

Part of our network, the core of our London office is handled by a Cisco Catalyst switch, it quietly gets on with the job, but we don’t have any monitoring in place – we’ve never really needed it, when things goes wrong we can monitor on the commandline to see what’s going on temperature wise […]

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 […]

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 […]