We need to talk about homelessness

Posted Posted in News

There are many crises hitting the UK at the moment, one you may not realise the full impact of is homelessness. We’ve just gone through some of the coldest weather the UK has seen, in some parts, for over 20 years. It was -8c in London on Tuesday of last week as the snow started […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]