...stuff I do and things I like...

Sunday, February 25 2007

Fun with the Zenega

I recently bought a T-Online S100 for about 45 Euros on eBay. The S100 is the name for T-Online's version of the Zenega VOD (Video One Demand) box. Actually I bought the thing to build a FAT wireless access point but I discovered that some guy had build a real nice video player distribution for it called zenslack (obviously based on slackware). The distribution is made to be run from a harddisk/usb-stick/usb-disk attached to the box but since I already had a Debian based system running it via NFS I wanted to go this way. This way I can just switch the box off with out worrying about filesystem corruption and such.

By the way the NFS server is my MythBox, so I really only use the Zenega as a viewing client in another room.

Setting up this thing is quite easy once you can get over your self and read the Zenega User Forum (I hate forums!). Also you need to get a user account since you need to request a download password for zenslack, which is kind of stupid since it is all free/open source software.

So far I'm pretty happy with the whole thing. The IR remote works, the S-VHS and SCART connectors both work. I was able to play all of my test content (mplayer really really rulez).

Saturday, February 17 2007

Me @ Fnordfunk

Fnordfunk is the radio program from the Chaos Computer Club Mainz. Since today's show was about security of mobile phones they invited me for a quick call-in to talk about my experience with MMS security issues. The show was quite nice and I had a good time.

For those who missed the show no worries they have a archive, a download able version of this particular show should be available soon here.

Tuesday, February 13 2007

So was wie Blinkenlights in Darmstadt...

Das hier (3gp Video) habe ich gestern Nacht (ca. 2:10) in Darmstadt auf der Neckerstrasse (Google Maps Link) gesehen. Das ganze sieht ein bisschen aus wie Blinkenlights nur in Farbe und Bunt. Echt ganz nett. Wuerde gerne wissen wer das macht - hab aber auf die schnelle nix im Netz gefunden.

Sunday, February 11 2007

Using the N800 Video Phone

Today I tried out the video call feature of my N800 together with Martin (of trifinite) and I must say it works quite nice. Especially the use of jabber (XMPP) makes it really easy to use (both Martin and I already had and setup a gtalk account). The funny thing we found is that video seems to work better then audio. This means the video stream was nice and stable while the audio sometimes was jerky and totally un-usable. But all in all I think with the video phone feature Nokia did it again and made a real awesome Internet device.

Sunday, February 04 2007

IpHome 0.3

I just uploaded a new version of IpHome my network interface status home-applet. The update is really really small, I just added theming support. This means the applet now uses the theme color for it's border.

Yesterday I also added One Click Installation support for my bora/Mameo3.0 and my mistral/Maemo2.x repositories.