Downloads – a few freebie souvenirs to take home with you.
Time Teller Screensaver – an old skool classic: Screensaver
By old-skool I mean late last century. It was 1998 when I first built the Time Teller screensaver. Updated in 2009 & 2010 (minor cosmetic changes), it’s still a favourite screensaver on my desktop and is used as my calling card – quietly installed on every PC I work on. If you see the Time Teller on a PC, chances are that I’ve been there (or they’ve been here).
Time Teller screensaver was built in Adobe Flash, which is now deprecated for web & will not display on iDevices and most other portables, but is still the standard for Windows screensavers. The .swf format was replaced by HTML5 animation for universal online use. & it goes a little something like this:
Ad-free Androids –
Hosts file: hosts Free your ‘Droid from Advertisements with this heavily modified Hosts file which disallows traffic from thousands of advertising networks and addresses.
By default blank, this special hosts file contains thousands of web addresses of known advertising sites and networks – blocking them all. No system resource drain, it’s all win!
Now Superceded By:
Lucky Patcher, an awesomely handy little app for rooted ‘droids. Just one of many functions is the ability to block ads from your device. That function alone is worth the effort of learning how to root. You’ll learn all about that over at XDA.
HP Elite/ProBook UEFI hack by Mazzif – here
Mazzif released this over at mydigitallife in 2012, then updated it in 2016. Unfortunately HP have now patched the vulnerability, so your Probook / Elitebook must be older than v50. Essentially, this utility rewrites your existing UEFI binary without a password then reloads it. Ka-ching!
Contains full instructions to blitz lost/forgotten UEFI passwords from vulnerable HP Pro/EliteBooks.