Sagacious Himself — brevity in circumlocution: never blague — suffering genius

March 10, 2014

no moral crime protecting privacy or Effecting free claims

Filed under: BULLSHIT,circumvention,DIY,interweb — Sagacious Himself @ 10:01 pm

BS revocation

http://forum.xda-developers.com/xposed/modules/xposed-minminguard-v1-7-0-cancelled-t2597332

 

there is still a better way, an elegant way, a my privacy is paramount solution [not listed here]

piracy is a moral crime.  removing license checks from duly licensed apps is not.

resume: https://github.com/chiehmin/MinMinGuard/

 

adblock licit extension of privacy right; do be sure to understand that privacy is a right not merely something desirable.  there is no right to contraception for example contrast.

adblocking licit extension of privacy right

 

 

lucky pacher to remove ads

 

adaway

unbelovedhosts

etc

 

 

 

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March 31, 2013

inexpensive cheap BlueTooth adapter roundup

Filed under: DIY,Geeky goodness,HardWare,Ubuntu — Sagacious Himself @ 1:27 am

Ever wonder about the quality of cheap bluetooth dongles on amazon?  I did so I bought a few dozen.

soooo many junky non upgradeable  Cambridge Silicon Radio flavors.  My favorite junk CSR 0a12:0001 causes no problems until trying to pair then system hang — not so great for proximity login.

0a12:0001 [ASIN:B003VWU79I, merchant:A2T2LRVG0LYFAA, $2.5]

https://himself.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/usbvidpid_0a120001-_-asin_b003vwu79i-_-merchant_a2t2lrvg0lyfaa-_-usc_2500/

https://himself.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/0c457000-microdia-receiver-for-ipazzport-commander-bluetooth-kp-810-18br/

Most play well with the powered USB2 hub:

05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB-2.0 4-Port HUB,  Macally TriHub7, ASIN:B001DBF07S

Other fun hardware playing well on the hub

045e:001d Microsoft Corp. Natural Keyboard Pro
1532:000d Razer USA, Ltd

Hardware that does not play well on the Raspberry Pi directly or on the hub:

045e:001d Microsoft Corp. Natural Keyboard Pro — massively repeated letter strings and numerous letter dropouts

0c45:7000 Microdia, receiver for iPazzPort Commander Bluetooth KP-810-18BR [purchased from unisen-usa.com] — dongle doesn’t enjoy being BlueTooth
iPazzport_Commander810-18R__distributor_retail

input: RCMCU iPazzPort as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-5/1-5.4/1-5.4.4/1-5.4.4:1.0/input/input8
generic-usb 0003:0C45:7000.0007: input,hidraw6: USB HID v1.11 Keyboard [RCMCU iPazzPort] on usb-0000:00:1d.7-5.4.4/input0

I don’t often experience commercial breaks but when I do I do something else. For everything else there’s sick beard.

/etc/init.d/bluetooth restart

March 14, 2011

UFD led annoying? turn it off with MPtool

Filed under: DIY,gizmo,Hackery — Sagacious Himself @ 1:24 pm

thanks to the Rally2 bait and switch I’ve had the opportunity to fiddle with the MPtool settings LED busy and LED ready

really hate the ultra bright LED on your UFD?  set LED ready to 82 instead of 80 to turn it off.

ADHD blinking LED?  tinker with the speed! set LED busy 0 (new adhd) to 48 (mellow blinky)

 

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Or adjust up the speed on the blinking for that special person who insists the blinking isn’t annoying..

I have have changed the product string from “RALLY2” to “FAKE_RALLY2”.

Is 2% really enough reserved space to reallocate for bad blocks?  crank it up!  Not too far though or it might write-protect itself.  No you cannot steal space from reservation.  Minimums 20:SLC, 44:MLC

Some settings do not play well with button mashing ;P

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March 6, 2011

port OUT google voice number : google lies and revisionist history

Filed under: AYBABTG,DARPA,DIY,overview — Sagacious Himself @ 8:51 am

[update, possible now after this article published, see edit3 below]

have an awesome google voice number?  I do.  But I’m not to keen on having google be a silent third party [call bridging] on all my calls.  😦   Yes, that would be call bridging, the technology google uses to connect two OTHER parties to a phone call.   A company who profits from context “would never ever” transcribe all bridged calls to better target market you.. nooo.  Would you like to buy a phone-bridge?

http://googlevoiceblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/port-your-existing-mobile-number-to.html

The above ‘new’ article covers porting IN a number to google for a mere $20 vs the ZERO cost of most other providers but ‘conveniently’ ignores porting OUT a google voice number to another provider.. one who won’t monitor all your calls to datamine  your life — as with EVERY google “free” service

http://google.com/search?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=”port+out”+google+voice+number&ie=utf-8

Best of luck with that.  Some have claimed success.  419 anyone?  I now only use google voice for 419 scambaiting games

revisionist history: once upon a time there was a google help article on porting-out.  It has since become existentially challenged.  Dig around archive.org if you please.  OT: It is there you will also find my ownership/creation of the vast majority of uber popular stumbleupon groups.

of the many ITSP/voip providers I use here are a few you-people might like to replace google voice for personal/business use:

voip.ms : enjoy a bit of Engrish with a lower cost [less awesome route] service

les : lean, mean [kind], soooper reliable.  strongly resistant to offering other-than 5060 ports (a must have for those suffering fios cpe or gear raped by other cretinous fops)

vitelity : kind to pbx in a flash community

viatalk : self described as targeting the “average” user.  power users and the greater powers will be displeased with responses to feature/functionality suggestions.   The only ITSP in this subset.  Soon to sport an android application — already feature an iphone applicaiton.  really really need to offer vpn connections like ooma.

voicepulse : _NO_ they suffer from feature-coma and suggestion blackholing.  They did finally listen to someone’s adamant suggestion to integrate youmail.

future nine: hands on admin, not so web savvy, if only VZW had this kind of customer service

combine les/voipms/vitelity with a (hosted) PBX for best results.  Tinker with IVR tarpitting.. voicexml is fun.  Be sure to patronize Aaron’s SipSorcery.

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google not evil, you say?  Violating federal law is good??

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edit1: it is more probable if porting-to an industry heavy hitter.  names withheld to protect the overworked.

edit2: expanded GoogleVoice refugee options.  Ask for the “googlevoice refugee discount”

edit3: WIN!  google has been shamed/pressured into posting a help article describing how to “unlock”, pay, and port OUT a google voice number.  mwahahaha!

This help article was EXISTENTIALLY CHALLENGED prior to my blog post:

http://www.google.com/support/voice/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1316844

Be sure to select a payment method that does NOT volunteer identification information to the identity sucking, behavioral modeling, advertising entity that is hypocritically-evil google:

https://www.google.com/voice/unlock

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February 19, 2008

How to create a Painter Image Hose nozzle

Filed under: DIY,How To,Knowledge,SoftWare — Sagacious Himself @ 6:23 pm

http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=95131

1. In the Canvas menu, choose Grid > Grid Options and set the grid spacing to the width and height that will hold the largest element in your Nozzle.

2. Open a new white Canvas large enough to contain two or three rows of Nozzle elements, depending on how many you plan to include.

3. Create a new Layer containing one of your Nozzle elements and using the Layer Adjuster tool, move that element into the first grid square on the left end of the top row.

4. Create another new Layer containing another of your Nozzle elements and using the Layer Adjuster tool, move that element into the second grid square from the left, on the top row.

5. Continue until you have your Nozzle elements each on a different Layer and placed in different grid squares. If you have, for instance, eight Nozzle elements, you’d have two grid rows each containing four Nozzle elements.

6. Hold down the Shift key, and in the Layers palette, highlight all of the Nozzle element Layers, then use Ctrl/Command+G to Group them.

7. In the Nozzle Selector menu, choose Make Nozzle from Group.

8. Save the resulting image in RIFF format.

To use the Nozzle:

1. In the Nozzle Selector menu, choose Load Nozzle, navigate to the folder where you saved the RIFF file and click the Open button.

2. In the Brush Selector menu, choose the Image Hose brush category.

3. Paint on the Canvas to see how your Nozzle works and if you don’t like the result, choose another Image Hose variant and try again.

more: http://conceptart.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=23

see also: http://kurtz-fernhout.com/PlantStudio/help/plantstudioMaking_a_Painter_Image_Hose_Nozz.html

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February 18, 2008

vixy.net alternatives

Filed under: bookmarkified,DARPA,DIY — Sagacious Himself @ 9:57 am
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2012 updates: 

I do NOT endorse the downloadable binaries from the ‘new’ vixy.net site or any other site Applian has hijacked to promote schlock.

 

AVOID “freecorder”!!  Applian “free”corder is MALWARE (adware).

 

Instead all Open Source, all currently trustworthy:

combine acquisition:
http://xviservicethief.sourceforge.net/

with sensible cross-platform conversion:
http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/

realtime transcoding [dlna] more cross platform joy:
http://code.google.com/p/ps3mediaserver/

cross-platform playback of almost any format/container (without screwing over DirectShow filters for those still using windows)
http://videolan.org/
or
http://mplayerhq.hu/
w
indows suggestion:  MPlayer [Mulder] MPUI full package

else:
http://xbmc.org

xbmc on the inexpensive side
http://raspberrypi.org  ($35)
http://xbian.org  (xbmc sd image)

XBMC painless streaming of The Blaze [TV]

some/many of the below links are existentially challenged

# end 2012 updates

OLD vixy alternatives:
http://www.mediaconverter.org/ (fastest)
http://www.zamzar.com — 100 filesize limit, feed it disposable email
http://media-convert.com/ [defunct now 2011]
http://www.all2convert.com/ — now running “vixy clone script”
defunct: convert.vx2.com
defunct: beta.mux.am — domain hijacked

old/kludge/not-free: real time transcoding [internets streaming] alternatives
MediaPortal
TVersity

edit: I wish I had harnessed my passion for alternatives categorization into a profitable site.  Who knew alternativeto would prosper

I wish I had rolled my “whereamI” domain use into a public service in the 90s; I would be receiving the vast twit*r income

edit2: If you have been coerced into purchasing an unlimited bandwidth data plan for your mobile phone be sure it has not been limited with *needless* throttling or voip destructive nat.  Both are harmful to accessing [home] real-time-transcoding media streaming to mobile phone.

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January 19, 2008

the other geeky way to get and install the firefox 2 DOM Inspector extension after installing firefox

first version: http://Himself.wordpress.com/2007/11/10/installing-firefox-dom-inspector-without-having-to-custom-install-firefox/

new fun version:

Repackage this debian binary into an XPI to install to firefox 2

(instructions assume Windows XP, but will work for any OS essentially)

download this debian binary: http://packages.ubuntu.com/edgy/web/firefox-dom-inspector

don’t have debian? don’t worry. you’ll need 7zip
open firefox-dom-inspector_2.0.0.11+0nobinonly-0ubuntu0.6.10_all.deb (or whatever is current) in 7zip

or right-click-drag firefox-dom-inspector_2.0.0.11+0nobinonly-0ubuntu0.6.10_all.deb to 7zFM.exe

drag firefox-dom-inspector_2.0.0.11+0nobinonly-0ubuntu0.6.10_all.deb to 7zip

extract: data.tar.gz

open data.tar.gz to extract the DOM Inspector extension folder

open: data.tar.gz

browse to: .\usr\share\firefox\extensions\

extract the folder: inspector@mozilla.org

(for santiy sake check the RDF)

DOM Inspector RDF

yup… that’ll do nicely

using your zip capable archive tool zip the newly extracted inspector@mozilla.org folder

(correction: zip contents of the folder)

change the zip extension to xpi

drag the newly created xpi into firefox to install the DOM Inspector extension

or download DOM Inspector for firefox2: inspector@mozilla.org.xpi

http://www.zshare.net/download/66631420154ad3/

or

http://rapidshare.com/files/84948437/DOM-inspector-for-firefox2.xpi.html

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for a slightly less complicated unpack the zip in this directory

http://ftp-mozilla.netscape.com/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/latest/contrib/

unpack: inspector@mozilla.orgzip contents to xpi

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