Author Archives: Mex

About Mex

Computer science PHD student from Canterbury. Interested in concurrency, mostly CSP and Occam-pi.

CantHack presents at Digibury.

Thanks to everybody who came to Digibury this week, we had a great time and we hope the people who came enjoyed the session. The slides are available below, as well as the light painting pictures you made! I am … Continue reading

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I would like to introduce WolfBot, a new IRC bot that moderates a game of Werewolf. Werewolf is a social game in the ilk of Mafia and has become very popular at un-conferences such as BarCamps. There are many rule … Continue reading

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BarCamp Canterbury recap.

Updates on the blog have been a bit thin and far between recently, but that’s because a lot of us have been busy organising BarCamp Canterbury. The event was run a couple of weekends ago (Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th … Continue reading

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RickRolling The Trolls

This post is inspired by a video a friend (Reashlin) sent to me (embedded below). In their company it is policy to lock computers when users are away from them, and if a machine is left unlocked it is customary … Continue reading

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HGD 0.4.1 out now!

Less than a month since our last release and we are at it again! This is just a maintenance release really but we have snuck in a couple of new features for you to play with. Whats new. HUP support … Continue reading

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HGD 0.4.0 Released

Version 0.4.0 is all rolled up, so come on people grab a copy! See the change log for full details but the biggest new feature is scripting support. You can now add your own functionality to HGD via Python! This … Continue reading

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HGD 0.3.0 Released

We are still alive! We are pleased to announce the latest and greatest version of HGD. This is a maintenance release, and though we have new features there has been no API changes so you can continue using your old … Continue reading

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HGD 0.2.0 Released

Our first public release of HGD is now available! There are lots of bug fixes and feature tweaks added since the last time we talked about HGD for full details see our changelog. The most important changes are: SSL encryption … Continue reading

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The Video (part 3)

This is the third post in the series, the first and second are elsewhere. In preparation for the next hack night I have been playing around with multiple angle videos. I created short set of images using motion with three … Continue reading

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The Video (part2)

So the plan for this weeks hack session was to get an all new video of the hacking this time with multiple points of view! Unfortunately I was not able to get this to work during the actual event. However … Continue reading

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