Daily Archives: December 20, 2013

“Dead” laptop battery? Better remove it!

This is going to be another one of those “random” out-of-the-blue posts. This week, a friend’s Apple Model A1181 (late 2006) white Macbook arrived for some upgrades. Namely, it was due to have a RAM upgrade and to have its … Continue reading

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RTL-SDR: 433.92Mhz ASK/OOK Decoding of Various Devices with rtl_433

Since I got into the rtl-sdr craze, one thing I’ve always been interested in doing is decoding various sensors and remote controls which operate using RF. In order to do this, you must first acquire the signal, understand its modulation … Continue reading

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Obituary: Nullsoft Winamp (21 Apr 1997 – 20 Dec 2013, 16 y.o.)

Around a month ago, the news stories already started making the rounds. I first saw it on Slashdot, proclaiming that Winamp was to be shut down on the 20th December 2013. The banner on Winamp’s website definitely said that it … Continue reading

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