My site was hacked. Sort of.

April 14, 2021 Matt Thornton 0

A story of when abandoned tech gets assimilated for undesirable purposes. AKA when I inadvertently created a massive open spam proxy. (Although in fairness I can also now say that I have created a site that was creating literally thousands of hits per minute… which is pretty huge.) Excuses (Warning: […]

GoPro still has an issue with some SanDisk SD cards

January 23, 2021 Matt Thornton 0

In true form for this blog of documenting obscure things that will be inconsequential to 99.999999% of normal people, here’s (yet) another. My — well-documented on Twitter, but as yet undocumented here — fallout with Drift Innovation’s Ghost cameras led me to emergency buy three GoPro Hero Session cameras – […]

Installing Disney+ app on a Sony Bravia 4k television

January 3, 2021 Matt Thornton 0

Well this was a “fun” little technology frustration. We wanted to get the Disney+ app on our Sony Bravia 4K HDR television – specifically – the Sony KD-55XD8005. By all accounts, Disney+ is supported on all Android-based televisions and ours is Android. Have heard from plenty of other people who […]

VMWare Fusion / Big Sur / Ubuntu / Black screen

December 5, 2020 Matt Thornton 0

Recently updated to macOS Big Sur. I’m not sure why I do this sort of thing quite so freely… I always naively assume everything will be OK. And so far, Big Sur vs Catalina is just a bit nightmare. I’m sure there’s a huge amount of “don’t like change” in […]

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Obscure SharePoint errors #13653: DavWWWRoot is not accessible

November 26, 2020 Matt Thornton 1

The scenario is: SharePoint… open in Windows Explorer is working great and then mysteriously, BOOM, it no worky no mo. \\server\DavWWWRoot\etc is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. A device […]

Converting a Bosch GKS 18V-57 to a GKS-18V-57 G

August 18, 2020 Matt Thornton 10

The G… is important. Very important, in fact. Why might you want to do this? Well, the ‘G’ indicates that the saw is compatible with the Bosch FSN guide rail system. G for ‘guide’… maybe. Let’s back up. Over the last 2-3 years I’ve been steadily replacing my corded power […]