How to record Youtube live streams on a Linux server

Coachella streams a load of their sets every year on Youtube and nobody seems to record them all. So I had to volunteer starting in 2015. Some rips you find are one-off screen recordings using some software like Camtasia, which nearly always drop frames and are kinda shit. You have to record directly from the […]

Ticketmaster Ticketfast Barcode Format

If you’ve ever bought tickets to a big sporting or music event, you’ve probably had to deal with TicketMaster and their extortionate handling fees. They charge it even if you’re using the print-at-home eTicket format called TicketFast. These tickets have a 16 digit number and barcode that is scanned at the gate against a database […]

Ross Ulbricht, alleged Silk Road founder, StoryCorps Interview with Rene? Pinnell

Just got a copyright strike on my Youtube account from the ‘Ross Ulbricht Legal Defense Fund LLC’ for an interview he did with a friend that I reuploaded to my account. Now I’ve a copyright strike and all my videos are limited to 15 minutes. Pretty fucking pissed because if they just sent me a […]

Forbes announce Ireland as best country for business – But it didn’t make the print magazine

There’s nothing Irish people like more than being told how great they are by outsiders and sure aren’t we the greatest little country on Earth to be sure. So the press release yesterday that Ireland topped the Forbes list of best countries to do business with was reprinted by nearly all of the national media […]

How to serve files with a simple and quick PHP BitTorrent tracker

I needed to share some raw video files with a friend lately so I uploaded 17GB of data to my webserver and sent them the HTTP link. Problem was the video files were scattered over several directories and the directory structure was important so the end user would have had to download each one individually […]

How to disable Clickberry appearing on your Youtube videos

Like me, have you suddenly started seeing a ‘tag’ feature on your Youtube videos, that when clicked show a ‘Share moment’ and ‘Share object’ option and a little icon of a berry appears on your Youtube play bar? And when you click this berry icon, it brings you to clickberry.tv? Looks like this: I thought […]

How to use Overplay and other VPNs as a cURL proxy

UPDATE May 2015 When I posted this tutorial two years ago, I gradually got comments that the OpenVPN interface was setup successfully but curl traffic through the interface timed out. I tried to help but responded with the cliched ‘works on my machine’, with my machine being Debian Squeeze and kernel version 2.6. Recently I […]

Inserting keylogger code in Android SwiftKey using apktool

Piracy on Android is a very big problem but I wonder do users realise how easy it is to inadvertently¬†download apps with malware. Cracked copies of PC and iPhone apps can have malware as well of course but on both those platforms most software is compiled to machine code. Android apps are coded in Java […]

iMessage is a handy way to show people you’ve the money for an iPhone

When someone text me & my bubble don’t turn blue I instantly pity them lol — Ju$t (@justcobain) November 30, 2012 I get soo excited when I text someone and see my messages turn blue!!! Such an upgrade on life!!! — Cherish Williams (@Cherish_this) December 3, 2012 I judge people when I text them for […]