A Homemade Webex Teams Status Light

The world has changed a lot in the last few months. Personally I've been very lucky that my job can be carried out entirely remotely and so I've been working from home full time since early March. I don't expect we'll be going back to the office for quite a…

Response to the ICCL concerns about Irelands Covid App

Today the HSE launched their long awaited Covid-19 tracking app built on the Google and Apple exposure notification framework. I'm not going to spend time going over how this works here, because other people have done a much better job at this than I possibly could. If you want to…

Controlling an Original Xbox with an Arduino

A few years ago, I used to use an original Xbox as an XBMC box, it recently occurred to me that there was a perfectly good 500GB hard drive sitting in there doing nothing, so I bought a hard drive caddy and decided to salvage it. It’s not…

Using Sky Go in Linux

It’s been a good few months for me and Linux. One by one, all the reasons that I’ve kept a Windows partition around have disappeared. Football Manager now runs on Linux, the Zune HD can be synced in Linux, and now Sky Go can be used…

Using the Zune HD in Linux

Contrary to a lot of advice on the Internet, the Zune HD can be used in Linux. Support has been integrated into libmtp for the mtpz protocol thanks to some awesome work by Sajid Anwar. libmtp however, does not and will not contain the encryption keys required, so it will…

PTC Grand Finals - Day 2

So on to day two of the PTC Grand Finals. Tonight’s post won’t be as long as last nights one because I didn’t get to go to as many games, silly everyday commitments getting in the way. In the morning session, the upset of…

PTC Grand Finals - Day 1

This morning saw the start of the PTC Snooker Championships Grand Final take place in Galway. I’m covering the competition for FlirtFM along with Dave Finn and Aisling Crowe. Covering the competition for an actual radio station instead of just going to it as a spectator has its…