• homepi+ Documentation

    homepi+ is an Arduino based implementation of a home appliance control system. It interfaces and communicates with various hardware devices in order to provide a single point of control for all of them. It is used to control all the electric and electronic equipment in my study room, from light fixtures to computers and laptops. The user interacts with the service using a simple web application which is accessible from any device which has a web browser, so pretty much any modern smart device, and can control it not only from the local network, but also from the larger Internet using a robust and secure security mechanism.
  • Case study: Get dark command windows all the time in Windows 10

    If you use the light system theme in Windows 10, command windows usually have a dark background with a white titlebar, which totally kills your eyes no matter the time of the day. This articles shows you how to determine a binary patch for the system file responsible for this.
  • Fix Task Manager blurriness on different DPI monitors in Windows 10

    In Windows 10, the Task Manager is blurry when show on secondary monitors if they have a different DPI from the primary monitor. This article shows you how to fix that.
  • Convert files to PDF using Puppeteer (Chromium)

    This example shows how to convert various file types to pdf using the built-in 'Save to PDF' feature from Chromium. This is needlessly too complicated because Google decided to crap out the command line of the browser.
  • Example of x64 RunPE

    Shows how to embed the code of another executable in a binary and execute it at runtime directly from memory (without extracting to disk etc). Deinitely a classic, guaranteed to work on amd64.
  • Get browser forward gesture on Android 10 Pixel Experience Plus ROM for Poco F1

    Android 10 includes a new system of gesture navigation that mimicks the iPhone. But contrary to the iPhone, swyping from the right edge of the screen always goes back one screen, whereas in the browser it would be more useful to navigate forward. Read on to find out how to tweak this behavior, by binary patching Android system files.
  • ThinkPad W540 review

    This piece is… well, I don’t remember quite the same sentence again. I have already written the introduction to this review, didn’t save, put the laptop to sleep, went to wash some dishes, then came back, woke it up from sleep, and boom, there you have it [...]
  • Another year of Infoeducatie

    I have got the flu for the past week or so, so that’s the reason I only write about this today. Last week (2-8 of August, 2015) the 21st edition of the InfoEducatie contest took place in the Galaciuc Youth camp, located 60 km away from the county seat of Vrancea, the city of Focsani. [...]