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Hakology Day 29 : Blog Entry

Hello hakologists, sorry the posts have been a little thin on the ground currently in the process of starting a new company and managing my existing customers. I’m having some new tools fitted in my workshop which has taken up a lot of time recently. I’m still working on bits and bobs when I have time as soon as I get chance I’ll get something uploaded.

Started installing debian on my main rig.

Installing SDR# on windows …

How to install SDR# on windows …

You will need …

PC/Laptop (Recommended dual core, 4gb RAM)
RTLSDR dongle
(Optional antenna / adapter. *Recommended*)
.NET Framework 4.6

If you have uninstall the software, driver and unplug the dongle.

Goto airspy.com and download the ‘SDR Software Package’
Unzip the files somewhere
Run install-rtlsdr.bat
Plug in your dongle
Run zadig.exe (as administrator)
Click options
Make sure ‘show all devices’ is selected.
In the device drop down select ‘Bulk Interface 0’
Ensure WINUSB is selected in the other drop down.
Click install
Click OK to any warnings
Run sdrsharp.exe
Select the RTLUSB dongle
Click the play icon to start capture.
Tune to a known frequency (FM station)
Ensure WFM is selected
Open the options menu
Increase RF gain, but don’t let the signal distort.
If you can hear distortion try adjusting the volume control in SDR#

Give yourself a pat on the back and get scanning!

Moving on to gqrx and linux in the next video.

Recommended SDR shopping list for up coming content …
RTLSDR – RTL2832(u) DVB-T+DAB+FM Dongle (£10-£15)
MCX MALE TO BNC FEMALE (for connecting antennas) (Approx £2)
AIR BAND (or similar) antenna (usually with BNC male connector) (£3-£10)

Hakology Day 12 : Blog Entry

Kettle is on. Coffee to be made. So day twelve begins.

Tunes turned to 11 … its Friday!
Operation pre-weekend tidy up has begun.

Slow start, written up all the notes for the SDR# tutorial, might have a go at recording it later, need to clear some space in the garage for some new equipment arriving soon.

Just had a little jam on my drums .. its been way too long. Great warm up for some FPS.

Right time to do something productive.

Uploading SDR# tutorial, writing up notes in to a new post.


Really quick video showing you how to install and setup SDR# under windows.
Moving on to linux and gqrx next.




Hakology – Retropie steam controller setup guide

Notes to accompany the following video showing you how to setup and configure the steam controller for retropie. Tested and verified as working with python 2.7 on the rpi model B and rpi3 model B.

sudo apt-get install python-pip
sudo pip install libusb1
sudo pip install enum34
git clone https://github.com/ynsta/steamcontroller.git
cd steamcontroller
sudo python setup.py install
sudo nano /etc/udev/rules.d/99-steam-controller.rules
Add these lines :
SUBSYSTEM==”usb”, ATTRS{idVendor}==”28de”, GROUP=”games”, MODE=”0660″
KERNEL==”uinput”, MODE=”0660″, GROUP=”games”, OPTIONS+=”static_node=uinput”

sudo udevadm control –reload
sudo crontab -e
@reboot /usr/local/bin/sc-xbox.py start

Hakology Day 5 : Blog Entry

Nothing like a fresh coffee to start the day.

First tech support call to configure a printer, nice and easy start. Still have a DVD drive to repair and another person that wants some security advice but ill get on those next week. Time to start recording some stock footage and get editing.


Background noise.


Recharging cameras and having a brew.

Key-framing, key-framing, key-framing … and listening to a little drum and bass.

Pastebin for the steam controller install script.

Best analytics data to date …

Can you imagine the disappointment when whoever discovered it was a 3D printed leg for a dog.

More stock footage recorded just transferring the files and going to get back to editing and compiling.

Still editing and chopping stock footage, quite boring stuff but im making progress. Need to edit the audio in two locations and add a little more information but everything is coming together quite nicely. Then its Friday … game time and off to see a few friends, whoot. Planning a late night mumble if you want to join message me for the connection details, we’ll be hacking all the things.

LEEROY MOTHER F%$£ING JENKINS Its time to stop for a while and blast the s&%$ out of some evil demons on the computer!!! BOOM HEAD SHOT, BOOM HEAD SHOT, BOOM HEAD SHOT, BOOM HEAD SHOT. BOOM! HEAD! SHOT!

Well after a little gaming and a little sleep, I think its time for a coffee and some work. Then some more games hehe 🙂

So I’ve kind of finished the first edit, doing a quick VBLOG, then some serious gaming till the wee hours.