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Various things hacked together for some purpose or nothing!

Compliment Printer!
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Compliment Printer!

Many years ago someone told me this interesting fact about how people receive compliments and it went something like this: “If a person receives a compliment, even if they know it is disingenuous, they still feel better about themselves.” What? This made no sense to me, how would that even be possible. If I was…

Halloween: How to over engineer a mask
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Halloween: How to over engineer a mask

Over the years, halloween has always been fun for me, I basically wish I was American so that I could dress up excessively every year! This year I decided that I would like to build my own costume. Naturally I wanted all the blinken lights, but without all the hard work of having to build…

How to train wreck a POV fan
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How to train wreck a POV fan

Usually I have a blog post about building/breaking something with the intention of actually building or breaking it. This one however is not like the others. It started about 2 years ago, I got a POV fan from the Lockheed Martin booth at Blackhat, it looked as follows: This is how I destroyed that fan….

BSides CPT Badge 2016
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BSides CPT Badge 2016

After the fairly successful ZACon badges I did in 2014, the BSides team in Cape Town (where I now live) asked if I’d like to be involved in building another one. Naturally my response was abso-fscking-lutely not. However with a combination of alcohol, begging and offers of whatever we wanted ( mostly from our marvelous…