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Hakology Day 2 : Blog Entry

Time for caffeine.
Plans for today … Try to complete operation tidy up and start operation garage floor space verification lol, make notes for a video later, decided on content for up coming videos and get busy.

Just catching up on news and events, messaged a few people last week who I know are still using yahoo and got them to change their passwords. This week it looks like its dropbox users that need to update their passwords. Seems like more reputable sites are being hit with big hacks. DDOS attacks are getting bigger due to IOT vulns. might have a look at that if I get chance to waffle off a VLOG and its wikileaks 10th birthday apparently they are going to post some documents to celebrate, will keep my eyes on that too.

Doing well so far things are looking tidy. Just posted a quick question on reddit regarding steam controllers and tonights video. Enjoying a well earned coffee break.

Coffee time again, last one for a while I think, research is going well, encountered an issue configuring the steam controller on the raspberry pi, going to just try and work with the keyboard see how it goes. Much progress, I can see I’m going to have to start editing early today otherwise its going to be another late night … not that I object to it that much, but if I do it too often people start calling me anti-social lol.

Jumped on mumble with an old friend lost an hour chatting and catching up,  now finalised the details for the hakology private mumble message me for access. (@hakology)
Talking HAM, networking and IOT. Just about to start collating media for tonight.

Success! Everything is running like clockwork, sometimes when I do videos I end up setting ridiculous time limits and today was a smooth operation. I’ve had times where I’ve planned to do something and about 90% of the way through realised it’s going to take way longer than I initially though or I was missing a critical piece of kit … well not today 🙂 Taking a little breather need to sort the garage before my friend arrives. BBL *having a brew and a quick reddit 1st though :P* PS. Don’t forget to add the hakology twitter account … http://twitter.com/hakology

Back from a couple of hours climbing at the local climbing gym, had a cup of tea with an old buddy. Didn’t do anything too challenging because its the first time I’ve been for a few weeks after almost slicing my finger off but that’s another story. Back to work, kettle on, time to get editing, recording audio and sequencing stuff.

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Audio recorded, media collated, just catching up with a friend back off holiday then on with the late night editing session. LEEROY JENKINS!!!

Coffee break editing is going well. Still nowhere near finished. Will report back later.

Video done, I could have spent way more time working on polishing it up but the data is there, might do a follow up video on configuring it to work with the steam controller. Very tired starting research on SDR and some other TOP SECRET VIDEO IDEA STUFF 😛


I’m none the wiser to what I’m doing tomorrow but I’m sure ill work it out, sleep time.

Hakology Day 1 : Blog Entry

[17.30] Rather than spam twitter I thought I’d write a blog instead, will be doing daily posts on here from now on, excuse any typos as I’m using a corsair strafe RGB brown mx gaming keyboard and these mx browns have a mind of there own when it comes to double keystrokes great for gaming slowly driving me insane otherwise.

That aside I had a nice sleep and woke up late, my mission for today is to get everything organised and ready for doing some podcasts and potential live hangouts.

There’s lots of projects I’ve been considering will post some videos soon.

So I’ve just sent the first test footage to render, that’s going to take a while. So much stuff I need to remember again … already I can see I need to work on the camera positions and lights. But need to test render settings and outputfile-youtube-compatiblity, as I’ve just upgraded to Vegas 13.
Signing off for an hour of gaming.
Will report back later when I start researching / taking notes.

Had a quick blast on insurgency with an old work friend, then spent the last hour playing doom4, purchased this last week, still undecided if I like the game style but the enemies are awesome and they’ve done an epic job creating diverse exciting first person shooting experience. However I can see how this game wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but ill save that for a later post.

Need to prep some food and get back to work.

PS. First test render failed, incorrect format. lol … so the struggle begins.

Got milk! Fed and watered.
Today has taken an interesting turn after posting an image on reddit today ..

Current setup

Current setup

I mentioned the key repeat issues I’ve been having and was immediately contacted by someone who works for corsair I’m going to dig the ticket out later and see if I can finally get this issue sorted.

Right so after reviewing the original test render I’ve repositioned the lights and cameras almost ready for test render / recording number two. I’ve got some recent security related youtubes on in the background and sitting idle on IRC. Time to start the real work and decide on video number ones content.

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
Searching for a VGA lead ….

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Just hopped back on mumble with advancednewbie, catching up on old times and discussing projects, have recorded test number two, just need to edit and upload.

Video editing done sent to render, fingers crossed, kettle on … brew time.

Video uploading … waiting to embed. Research started for next video.



Last update for today I’m knackered, need sleep. Will throw another post up tomorrow have most of the research done and a few notes taken. Peace. ZZZ.