Basic Stamp tokenizing and flashing from the Linux CLI

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Basic Stamp, its a small microcontroller available from Parallax. It runs at a whopping 20Mhz and has a full 2K of storage on board for instructions. Although it may not sound like much, its more than enough to program the stamp to do some interesting things. … Continue reading “Basic Stamp tokenizing and flashing from the Linux CLI”

Using a packet sniffer to track games/applications phoning home, and how to block them via the routing table or the hosts file

The other day I was trying to play an old game I bought some time ago on my LAN. I was just trying to enjoy a little cooperative bot killing fun with my buddy, but for some reason, the game kept telling me my ‘master key’ or something along those lines didn’t check out. Needless … Continue reading “Using a packet sniffer to track games/applications phoning home, and how to block them via the routing table or the hosts file”