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Thomson default WPA key PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andreas Böhler   
Sunday, 04 July 2010 12:37

The "Telekom Austria" / AON, one of the biggest Internet providers in Austria, supply their customers with Modem/Router combinations by Thomson, by design equipped with WiFi and configured for WPA access. The default key is provided by a sticker on the modem. What most of the customers are not aware of is the fact htat this algorithm can easily be brute-forced. In about 30 seconds a recent computer can crack the WPA key.


Launch program via DBus PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andreas Böhler   
Monday, 22 March 2010 15:22

My brand new Tablet-PC features a sensor that detects in which position the screen is and triggers an acpi event upon swivel-up and swivel-down. I found quite some scripts to automatically rotate the screen and adjust the tablet according to the rotation, but most of them failed either immediately or stopped working after the upgrade to xf86-input-wacom. Here is a simple yet effective way to overcome this limitation.


Download this file ([ to be run as normal user]1 Kb
Download this file (dbus-exec.conf)dbus-exec.conf[dbus-exec.conf to be put in /etc/dbus-1/system.d that restricts access to the root user]0 Kb
Download this file ([ is the client to execute programs via DBus (need to be root!)]0 Kb
Last Updated on Monday, 22 March 2010 15:31
Wii OSC bridge in Python PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andreas Böhler   
Sunday, 24 May 2009 08:38

For a project at university we needed a way to communicate with various Nintendo Wii devices through Matlab. We found two projects dealing with Matlab and Nintendo-Devices, fWIIne and WiiLab. Unfortunately, there were some drawbacks: Both work only on Windows XP with Matlab, but not on Linux and MacOS. Therefore, we decided to do our own implementation in Python.

Download this file (osc_protokoll.pdf)osc_protokoll.pdf[Protokollbeschreibung OSC (German only!)]235 Kb
Download this file (wiipy_howto_en.pdf)wiipy_howto_en.pdf[WiiPy HowTo]270 Kb
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2009 13:39
Compile OSC for MATLAB PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andreas Böhler   
Tuesday, 10 March 2009 14:26
For one of our projects we needed an OSC implementation in MATLAB. Fortunately, there is a free version available from Andy Schmeder. However, it is only pre-compiled available for MacOS X and Windows, but not for Linux. This guide shows how you can compile mexosc on Ubuntu Linux.
Download this file (osc_gcc.patch)osc_gcc.patch[Patch for OSC to allow compilation using GCC under Linux]5 Kb
Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2009 10:42
Simple Bluetooth Proxy for PyS60 and Linux PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andreas Böhler   
Saturday, 20 December 2008 12:19

I don't own an S60 device anymore, so development on miniproxy has STOPPED!

I recently got a new Cell Phone: The Samsung SGH-i560, which is a Symbian-based device with HSDPA and Bluetooth, but lacks WiFi-support. I thought it would be possible to surf the web via Bluetooth, using my computer's internet connection. Unfortunately, this is not true. So, what to do?

Last Updated on Monday, 10 May 2010 13:31
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