The Blog

  • Gamedev, music, art and being creative

    I am not a creative person, and I’d quite like to change this. There’s a bunch of creative skills I’ve never put the effort into improving and I think I might have some ways to overcome this. Let’s have a look… When I say I’m not creative, what I mean is coming up with ideas…

  • Chat GPT pretending to be a BBC Micro

    I have a go at making ChatGPT pretend to be a BBC Micro. It goes … not entirely wrong!

  • Samsung SDP-860 Document Camera Thing

    I go eBay shopping and buy something that might be useful in future videos.

  • How to disable Chrome’s ssl and hsts warnings

    tldr; type in ‘thisisunsafe’ into the browser window to switch the warning off. Use with care.

  • When did Linux get so complicated?

    Today on “weird crap that seems undocumented on the Internet” we have DNS that doesn’t want to resolve and DHCP that is acting weird. My home DNS server decided it didn’t want to resolve things any more, and it took far too long to figure out why. It was all working fine, then it wasn’t.…

  • Hacking Smart Home Devices – Literally

    This week I have literally been hacking smart home devices. With a Dremel and a knife… To see why you’ll have to wait for a video coming out sometime this month or next month depending on the post. The short version is I want these to run Tasmota instead of the Tuya firmware they come…