and we used to love the BoM.   Leave a comment

Android, used to work on base Go and no GSF dad-phones.

Trackers and the other stuff buried and silently doing whatever from within that little apk written by foreign and private organizations and stuffed inside a Federal Gubmint taxpayer-funded, taxpayer-servicing app.. and without without batting an eyelash… ahh yeh um ignoring that whole situation:

they didn’t see us (users) as users anymore – so. They made us the ‘non-users’ we apparently are now correctly identified as.

Recently, that was done by ceasing data being served to the app.

Only users who use the app will be served, the app that non-users use will not.

These two cases are determined through the apk build (version code / release)

…. and …


Which we sorted by making users ‘non-users’. Who by ceasing to provide a forecast, no longer actually need it anymore.

apk version, version code, release date,

stuff you use when scrapyard salvaging builds and apks for releases prior to this one (this being the only one that exists aside from a changelog that mentions something that happened.. well, when there was something other than the released app that is different to the released app.)

If only the entire ecosystem had all its human assets spontaneously transition to a reality that operates this way.

There’s now, and there’s.. other things that happened.

They deserve the justice of living their nightmare of near amnesia

Android platforms support Aurora store apk, which can retrieve app apks from G Store directly. Outside of the mandatory DNA and mostest sekretest secrets papers-please thing.

Find the manual download feature, enter the Version Code that was used by the desired historical release (it’s usually in the apk’s manifest) and all chances are you’ll start pulling down the APK for it.

So just open up the desired release version APK and grab the code from the androidmanifest xml punch that in and the APK you need will be retrieved #@#%$#% uh what is god you paint no mum nobody superpositioning casaulity-sniff ARSE WHOOOOOO)))11

this cheat sheet might save something somewhere when it comes to the day you find your life’s entire purpose awaited when you tried to wake up and be able to check if your work crew’s jobsite was going to be a swamp when they turn up an hour from then

china can have the whole frigging bunch of tools we are the fools that asked and received: The Bureau.

4.4.14 (3000268), 3000268 , 2021-04-29

4.1.0 (3000256), 3000256 , 2021-01-08

3.12.0 (3000252), 3000252 , 2020-12-21 // tested no good c2d

3.8.0 (3000238), 3000238 , 2020-11-27

3.1.4 (3000202), 3000202 , 2020-10-07, SDK: 21. // tested no good c2d

3.1.3 (3000172), 3000172 , 2020-08-25, SDK: 19.

3.1.2 (3000150), 3000150 , 2020-07-27, SDK: 19

3.0.1 (3000140), 3000140 , 2020-06-25, SDK: 19.

  • 2020-06-25 – some big change.

2.2.0 (2020012), 2020012 , 2019-03-05 (last known working till app ceased to receive new content etc)

2.1.3 (2010302), 20100302 , 2019-01-15

Posted July 10, 2021 by benryanau in Uncategorized

LCD Info   Leave a comment

Hisense 24F33   ahh stuff it

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The Apex of Apexing. It’s, apex. Great apexes. Great.   Leave a comment


I never understood wind.
I know windmills very much, I have studied it better than anybody.
I know it is very expensive.
They are made in China and Germany mostly, very few made here, almost none,
but they are manufactured, tremendous — if you are into this — tremendous fumes
and gases are spewing into the atmosphere.
You know we have a world, right? So the world is tiny compared to the universe.
So tremendous, tremendous amount of fumes and everything.
You talk about the carbon footprint, fumes are spewing into the air, right spewing,
whether it is China or Germany, is going into the air.
A windmill will kill many bald eagles.
After a certain number, they make you turn the windmill off, that is true.
By the way, they make you turn it off. And yet, if you killed one, they put you in jail.
That is OK.
But why is it OK for windmills to destroy the bird population?
Donald TrumpTurning Point USA speech – 2019-12-22

Bluetooth Audio – Article Artistry.

Audio over Bluetooth: most detailed information about profiles, codecs, and devices
Kickarse TLDR infoload on BT audio-everything. Technical, not typical.

Posted February 8, 2020 by benryanau in Electronics, Radio, Radio, Sensors, Uncategorized

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Amateur Radio -Entrypoint..   Leave a comment

The $50 Ham: Entry-Level Transceivers For Technicians

Getting Back into Ham Radio (aka UV5R Basics)

Measuring Spurious Emissions Of Cheap Handheld Transceivers

CHIRP – The Baofeng Tool

RF Biscuit Is A Versatile Filter Prototyping Board
The RF Biscuit is a good base to build the filtering needed when running yum cha cheap TX radios..
Similar stuff COTS kits -eg Lowpass 450 mhz for AU$25.

Posted February 8, 2020 by benryanau in Radio, Radio, Uncategorized

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Running list of CookieDepositors I don’t like   Leave a comment

Posted December 26, 2018 by benryanau in ICT, Uncategorized, Web

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Cable Confusions   Leave a comment

I never trusted cables that don’t have the specs on the side, or no spec/std markings. USB cables always warrant a casual check before use in anything worthwhile. And I’ve seen some horrors, and shoddy cables are rife. We’re just talking the cable itself, the terminations are another matter again but I’ll stick to the actual cable. Just cause it’s thick-ish black and makes the USB Desk Fan spin doesn’t tell you a lot about what matters, when it matters. There’s actually a brand or web retailer I think called Cable Matters.

The concern prompting this post was the use of UL/AWM spec codes on the jacket. Those specs are practically meaningless to the end-user trying to assess what is under the jacket. Look for yourself but it’s pretty much a safety spec. Nothing about screens, shields, wire or wire composition – just multicore 40G/40AWG or lower. And what we need is, screening, shielding and importantly – conductor spec.

Here is what I could find from a short cable that came with a WD 2.5″ USB 3.0 portable HDD

  1. USB 3.0 SS A-Male to SS Micro B-Male 540mm l(total)
    Markings: JEM E229586 AWM 20276 80*C 30V VW-1 USB 3.0 Cable

    I found the following similar (cable) spec from
RAND: China Cable
Cable E229586 AWM STYLE 20276 80°C 30V
Connector A: USB 3.0 Standard Type A male
Connector B: USB 3.0 Type B Male
Colour: Black
Cáp Kết Nối Cable E229586 AWM 20276 USB 3.0 Type A to Type B For AVer  Camera Video Conferencing Systems Printer/Scanner Cable Length 3.5M
Cable Jacket Type - PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride
Cable Shield Type - Aluminum-Mylar Foil with Braid
Type and Rate - USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
Temperature - -20°C to 80°C 
Cable Length - 3.5 M
Color - Black
Weight Product - 320g
Wire Gauge - 24/28 AWG

Posted September 10, 2022 by benryanau in Components, Electronics

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Alcor Micro – Card Reader ICs   Leave a comment

Alcor Micro makes a line of IC’s which act as USB-based storage controllers to interface to common external flash-based media – i.e., USB 2.0 to SD Card (SDHC/SDXC)

I wanted to focus just on their use in laptops and PC cases where OEM’s have used them to provide an SD card slot.Let’s ignore the face that the correct way to do this is by using a proper PCIe-based SD Host Controller for now:)

The one I have in front of me is an Alcor Micro AU6366 solution in an Asus E410MA.

USB Id’s for search engine purposes (under W10x64) are

Driver reports:
07/08/2021 ,
“Alcor Micro, Corp.”
“Alcor Micro USB 2.0 Card Reader”
AmUStorU.sys – – ‎‎Thursday, ‎8 ‎July ‎2021 00:13

The INF *seems* (guessing) to be derived from a multi-chip INF package supporting VID_058F&PID_6339
But I think it’s missing a few strings for those other ID’s and just supports “%U2DeviceDesc%=DriverInstall_6366, USB\VID_058F&PID_6366”
There are spelling errors in the INF and it isn’t that well written IMO.

This came from a driver downloaded from Asus for this model NB, the driver name was CardReader_DCH_Alcor_Z_V2.0.154.10330_24025.exe

It seems an old version by the .sys file, and the concern is I’m getting eventlog entries from disk reporting command timeouts. Before any further serious use of this SD slot we would want to sort these issues, and the driver isn’t a bad place to start. If I get anything further useful I’ll bring it here. And if I manage to link in the actual files for d/l I’ll do that too.



Posted June 28, 2022 by benryanau in Electronics, ICT

Apple Mac – Boot-time key combos (aka magic incantations that hide the PC underneath)   Leave a comment

Quick n nasty c’n’p tbc


Start up your Mac in single-user mode or verbose mode

If you’re an advanced user who is comfortable with UNIX, you can use single-user mode or verbose mode to help isolate issues related to startup.

Single-user mode

  1. Turn on your Mac, then immediately press and hold Command-R to start up from macOS Recovery.
  2. Select Disk Utility from the Utilities window, then click Continue.
  3. From Disk Utility sidebar, select the volume that you’re using, then choose File > Mount from the menu bar. (If the volume is already mounted, this option is dimmed.) Then enter administrator pwd when prompted.
  4. Quit Disk Utility.
  5. Choose Terminal from the Utilities menu in the menu bar.
  6. You can now enter UNIX commands. When done, choose Apple () menu > Restart.
These steps replace the Command-S method, which doesn’t work with the recommended settings on current Mac computers.

Verbose mode

  1. Turn on your Mac, then immediately press and hold Command-V.
  2. Continue holding the keys until you see white text on the screen.
    • If you’re using FileVault, release the keys when you see the login window. Then log in to continue starting up in verbose mode.
    • If you’re using a firmware password, you must turn off the password before you can start up in verbose mode.
  3. You can now enter UNIX commands. To exit this mode and start up normally, type reboot, then press Return.
How to use Apple Hardware Test
  1. Disconnect all external devices except keyboard, mouse, display, Ethernet connection (if applicable), and connection to AC power. AHT might display an error message if you don’t disconnect all other devices.
  2. Make sure that your Mac is on a hard, flat, stable, well-ventilated work surface.
  3. Shut down your Mac.
  4. Turn on your Mac, then immediately press and hold the D key on your keyboard. Keep holding the D key until you see the Apple Hardware Test icon:================
  5. Select your language and click the right arrow. If you aren’t using a mouse, you can use the up and down arrows to select a language, then press the Return key.
  6. To begin testing, click the Test button, press T, or press Return. Optionally select “Perform extended testing” before beginning the test. This performs a more thorough test that takes longer to complete.
  7. When the test is complete, review your test results in the lower-right section of the window.
  8. To quit Apple Hardware Test, click Restart or Shut Down at the bottom of the window.

Posted July 4, 2020 by benryanau in Apple and Mac, Hacking, ICT

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Building A Foam Machine From A Leaf Blower And A Water Pump | Hackaday   Leave a comment

Posted July 5, 2019 by benryanau in Hacking, Mad Shit

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firmware · ǝɹ – Free Online Firmware Unpacker, Scanner, Analyser – Firmware Genomics/Genome Project – Firmware Vulnerability and Backdoor Discovery – Firmware Mounting, Modification, Loading and Emulation – Embedded and Internet-of-Things Security   Leave a comment

Posted July 3, 2019 by benryanau in Hacking, ICT

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