Author Archives: Chris Kobayashi

About Chris Kobayashi

I'm a security systems engineer, specializing in UNIX, network, and physical security. I'm in Tokyo, and I'm mostly retired now. I'm well-versed in both electrical and software engineering, with a particular interest in old computers and game consoles. You can contact me here.

Public Service Announcement: Do not use ReShip

eBay’s global shipping program is a disaster. Folks outside the US that buy things from eBay have learned to use US-based reshipping services to receive their stuff in a timely and cost-effective manner. I’d been using Shipito for well over … Continue reading

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Franklin ACE 1000 keyboard EPROM dump

A fellow on the Vintage Computer Federation forum needed the EPROM image for a Franklin ACE 1000 keyboard. It doesn’t look like anyone has dumped it before, so I desoldered the EPROM from the keyboard and dumped the image. It’s … Continue reading

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Franklin ACE 1000 emulation added to MAME

Over the past few months, I’ve been refurbishing a pair of Franklin ACE 1000s. I plan to write a series of articles documenting the things I’ve learned along the way; despite the popularity of these Apple ][+ clones in the … Continue reading

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Notice: LineageOS build repository discontinued.

Awhile back, I mentioned that my bandwidth was being consumed by a few bad actors out there who are scraping the entire LineageOS build repository. This is still happening. It’s been especially bad over the past week. I’ve been null-routing … Continue reading

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LineageOS sustaining build repository moved to lineageos.rezrov.net

Multiple people have pinged me regarding lineageos.disavowed.jp having issues. lineageos.disavowed.jp was deprecated several months ago in favor of lineageos.rezrov.net and the SSL certificate for the old domain finally expired. I’ve therefore removed the HTTPS redirect to lineageos.rezrov.net with a simple … Continue reading

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A sane Octoprint (octopi) USB camera daemon

Octoprint is neat. However, the USB/webcamera support is a bit obtuse — especially when you throw haproxy into the mix. The Octoprint documentation recommends using mjpg-streamer as a standalone daemon to convert a v4l video stream into a HTTP stream … Continue reading

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LineageOS builds for Asus Zenfone 2 (1080p) (Z00A) … and site updates

While cleaning up my work room a few months ago, I found an old Asus Zenfone 2 tucked away in a desk drawer. The Zenfone 2 is a neat idea executed poorly. It’s dual-SIM (which is why I bought it … Continue reading

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netatalk-classic-20200921 released

I’ve been repairing old 68030- and 68040-class Macintoshes for the past few years. It’s a fun hobby, and allows me to reconnect to an Apple era that was long-gone by the time I joined Apple. At this point, we have … Continue reading

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LineageOS 15.1 builds for Sony Xperia Tablet Z LTE (pollux)

The LineageOS team is shutting down builds for 15.1. Ari Opari has asked for Sony Xperia Tablet Z LTE (pollux) builds. They’ve been added to the rooster and are at https://lineageos.disavowed.jp/pollux

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LineageOS 15.1 builds for Huawei Honor 5X (kiwi)

At the request of Sachin Saini, I’ve added the Huawei Honor 5X (kiwi) to the weekly 15.1 build rooster. Share and enjoy.

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