Wednesday 5 June 2013

performance co-pilot nmap discovery script

Knocked up a little nmap nse script to detect and grab the version of the SGI Performance Co-Pilot service. If you see this come back with something, use the pcp client to grab more stuff.

you can download a copy here -

example output here....

nmap -A -p 44321

Starting Nmap 6.00 ( ) at 2013-06-05 21:39 BST
Nmap scan report for
Host is up (0.0028s latency).
44321/tcp open  pcp     SGI Performance Co-Pilot
|_pcp-version: 3.6.4

Service detection performed. Please report any incorrect results at .
Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 42.64 seconds

HeaderCheck updated

cant get to our labs site atm for some reason, so just a quick update on this tool -

CliTrack2 - exiFC (exif see)

So, after someone I knew whated to extract some exif data, I decided to give away the first trickles of the latest version of CliTrack2.

You can grab the exif tool from here
it only works on single images at a time (clitrack2 will do a whole hdd if you let it) but it does use the newer exif python tags that I made to replace the PIL one that sucked. (its included in the tgz file)


Sunday 5 May 2013

Giant Choc-dip for the lols

So today was a boring day, I decided to go and hunt for some lunch, ended up making this insted for lols.

that lot became this epic choc-dip :D


Thursday 25 April 2013

Updated guide to installing Yaptest

So I am rebuilding again, this time under Linux Mint 14 Debian Edition.

here is the upto date guide to installing Yaptest.

svn co yaptest
cd yaptest

sudo apt-get install postgresql
sudo apt-get install libdbd-pg-perl
sudo apt-get install libparallel-forkmanager-perl
sudo apt-get install libdigest-md4-perl
sudo apt-get install libxml-simple-perl
sudo apt-get install libio-pty-perl
sudo ./
sudo make database
sudo make install
sudo apt-get install pgadmin3

now login to localhost with pgadmin and give permissions to yaptest user.

Friday 22 March 2013

LaptoPi Video

So I made a quick video on a shitty phone last night at the surrey and hants hackspace meeting to show that it does truely work, you can see in the video the screen and keyboard the cables and converters and the pi itself running from the battery on the docking station.

Also I decided to run a battery life test, i quickly chucked together a bit of python to max the cpu out at 100% and then turned the screen on full brightness. The battery lasted way beyond what everyone predicted, infact at 3 and a half hours it still had not even used half the battery life!! that means at least 6-8 hours for a full charge and then its very very unlikely you would run it at full chat on full brightness for 6 hours so probably many many more out of it.

More experiments to come so watch this space!

Sunday 17 March 2013

Raspberry Pi Laptop!

So I have two raspberry pi's I love them but its a pain to hook it upto the telly when i want to use it, or a monitor its just not very portable...unless you buy a tiny 3 or 5 inch screen which is just not practical/cheap and you still need to lug a keyboard and mouse around too.

So what we need is a laptop thats powered by a Pi

so after a week of finding the bits and peices and taking a few bits to get it all running i present to you, the raspberry pi-lappy.

The above shows the FULL HD 13" screen with full sized keyboard and touchpad (with the pi to the left, powered over usb!)

This shows the odd and worryingly bastardised connector at the back, i need to tidy this up but its too late at night to get the dremel out. But it nicely shows that only two cables are needed in the end, USB to connect keyboard/trackpad and provide power and the HDMI connection for the screen.

Once I sort out the connector to be a little more robust/tidy I shall work on some other aesthetics and life should be good.