I had bought an Onkyo iPod dock that allowed me to control my iPod through my Onkyo receiver and remote control but found it a frustrating experience. I didn’t like the fact that I couldn’t switch between playlists or artists (very basic functions like next, previous, stop, pause) but I couldn’t see the menu from across the room anyways. I was happy to see two great new products from the literally hundreds of new iPod accessories on the show floors at both CES and Macworld Expo recently. The Griffin TuneCenter and the DLO HomeDock which both let you see the menu on your television. In my opinion the TuneCenter is less expensive and more featureful. There’s even a wifi enabled option.
This quick vibrating lockpick project creates a device that will open most popular padlocks in seconds with little effort needed.
Sploitcast is a podcast about security related topics. I wish the crew of Sploitcast the best of luck, they have some good content already.
The voicemail on my employer provided cell phone was not working so I decided to call the provider, US Cellular. I went through their Interactive Voice Response system which took over 4 minutes, waited on hold a bit, then the phone started ringing (yay, I get to talk to someone!) but then I was disconnected. Argh. At this point I remembered the IVR Cheat Sheet by Paul English that lists numerous businesses, their public phone numbers and the process to bypass their IVRs. US Cellular’s IVR bypass consists of pressing 0 twice after choosing English. After I did that the phone rang and I was talking to a real live human! Thanks Paul English!