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Open source app to detect bluetooth gas pump credit card skimmers – Skimmer Scanner – Android Apps on Google Play

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/09/15

Before you fill up your car, check if you potentially can be skimmed: Skimmer Scanner – Android Apps on Google Play

The app is open source at sparkfunX/Skimmer_Scanner: A mobile app for detecting bluetooth gas pump credit card skimmers.

A long article about reverse engineering these skimmers is at [WayBack] Gas Pump Skimmers – learn.sparkfun.com including tools to get the data out: [WayBackMPLAB PICkit 3 – PGM-09973 – SparkFun Electronics

All via: [WayBack] Gas pump skimmers – what you need to knowIf you’re on android, there’s an app that essentially finds and pairs with the skimmer to see if it’s active… – Lars Fosdal – Google+

–jeroen

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W123 – Tacho-Reparatur – works for W116 odometer (kilometerteller) as well

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/09/11

Since the odometer of our W116 would stall every now and then, we had to repair it.  Luckily the instructions at W123 – Tacho-Reparatur [WayBack] work fine for a W116 as too.

It’s different between 450SEL and 450SEL 6.9 and contains a bunch of lightbulbs so for completeness some links that help fixing lighting issues:

–jeroen

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One day I will find back my Casio 79QGS-39 Universal Calendar watch from the 1980s

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/09/08

I think it’s Jan Wildeboer that referred me to the vongestern Blog: Smartwatch 1986: Casio DBX-100 [WayBack] entry.

It’s about database watches (and also shows the DB-520 and DBC-610) which were of the first smart watch generations and reminded me I’ve misplaced my Casio 79QGS-39 Universal Calendar digital LCD watch from the same era (mine was chrome unlike some of the Casio 79QGS-39 images  around).

Back then smart watches were focusing on very few things, but did them well, unlike today where they try to be jack of all trades: Niemand braucht Computer in Uhren. Der Artikel fängt langsam an, aber macht gute Punkte zum Ende hin. – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+ [WayBack]

Hopefully one day I’ll find my smart watch back, get it working and can post some pictures. The battery should be easy to replace though:

–jeroen

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Updated: some stream URLs of Dutch radio stations

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/08/25

Online Dutch Radio streams: some direct URLs « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff:

#3FM LIVE niet zo heel live… Even geen Giel. Iemand die een HTTP live stream URL van de audio weet? « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff:

Radio 3:

Radio 10:

–jeroen

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Repurposing Old Smartphones for Home Automation | Linux.com | The source for Linux information

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/08/23

At the recent Embedded Linux Conference and OpenIoT Summit, Mozilla Technical Evangelist Dietrich Ayala proposed a simple and affordable solution to home automation: A discarded smartphone can handle some of the most useful home automation tasks without requiring expensive hubs and sensors — or risking data security in the cloud.

I’ve been awaiting talks like this for years basically because I didn’t take the time to try myself.

Source: Repurposing Old Smartphones for Home Automation | Linux.com | The source for Linux information [WayBack]

–jeroen

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