Category Archives: Software

PiPurr – The Remote Cat Interaction Server

All the best hacks and open-source projects come about by scratching personal itches. In fact when asked by friends and acquaintances “How do I start with coding – what should I write?“, that is my usual answer – “Find something … Continue reading

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hgdc-x 0.5.3

I know it’s been quite a while since the 0.5.3 release of the hgd server, but I finally got around to completing the latest version of hgdc-x, the cross-platform GUI hgd client. It is compatible with any of the 0.5.x … Continue reading

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A brief history of my Zipit Z2

For a while now I have been playing with the idea of building my version of the perfect alarm clock. My original ideas involved the Arduino and the Arduino Ethernet Shield. This all changed when I was introduced to the … Continue reading

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W^X

Today I was reading about self-modifying code. I knew some things already – for example it is used sometimes as ‘camouflage’ by malicious programs to cover their intent, by JIT compilers, and for optimising loop evaluation functions. Suppose you have … 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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Adventures with Radare2 #1: A Simple Shellcode Analysis

Radare2 is an open-source reverse engineering toolkit, consisting of a disassembler, debugger and hex editor. In this article I will show you the basics by reversing some shellcode I found on Project Shellcode Shellcode To put this into context let’s … Continue reading

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phphgdc – A PHP client for HGD

HGD is Edd and Mex‘s awesome network playlist daemon that we use at our hacknights. It lets us queue songs from our machines to a single set of speakers, which is infinitely easier than swapping an audio cable around every … 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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