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09 July 2008 @ 08:50 pm
Thats right, idiots. I'm moving all my crap to my own place. I'm currently building up stevediraddo.com, so expect stuff to start disappearing here, and appearing there.

Not that I have anything against livejournal (i actually love livejournal) but I want to expand beyond LJ's ability to provide. Without getting charged for it. So sad.

I will likely leave this stuff up, because of various links from hackaday.com that I don't want to break.
 
 
steveshacks
15 May 2008 @ 10:28 am
This is my work log for turning my Ford Windstar into a geekmobile. If anyone stumbles into this page from google or something looking for info on how to solve electrical problems with their vans, email me and I can help you out.

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Coming soon: Suicide camera / extreme harvesting of older camcorders



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Stay tuned!
 
 
steveshacks
04 April 2008 @ 04:43 pm
BONUS - Why I don't have many pictures

Simple answer - I don't own a decent camera.

I do own three vga webcams, a vga cellphone cam, and two camcorders, but these prove to be a pain in the ass (as well as low low quality) for taking pictures with.

I've ordered a new Zire 72 anyway, so when it arrives (hopefully friday) I'll be able to take some higher-resolution pictures much more quickly than before. Then I will update my previous blogs with new photos explaining everything I've done to date, in more detail.

[UPDATE]
My Zire 72 has arrived and is in tip-top shape. Thanks to ebay seller asia_techdirect for the awesome deal! Over the next while you'll see pictures popping into various entries.
 
 
steveshacks
03 April 2008 @ 01:05 pm
BONUS: I've done a lot of fucked up shit in my life...
Pranks of the annoying variety

During my high-school years I've been somewhat of a rascal. Doing all kinds of crazy things for no reason. Supergluing dollars to the floor, putting picnic tables atop jungle-gyms etc.

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More coming soon
 
 
steveshacks
31 March 2008 @ 01:21 pm
I recently came across a laptop with a smashed screen, dead battery, and no power supply. Here's how I made it into a franken-laptop.

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(pics to be added soon)
 
 
steveshacks
05 March 2008 @ 05:23 pm
Page moved.. click here:
http://stevediraddo.com/roofframe.htm

Comments will remain here until I can move them
 
 
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Well, I was walking around one day, and I came across a totally destroyed coke machine. I poked around the innards and decided not to harvest it. I did however find the display unit (the thing that scrolls 'Ice Cold Coca Cola' and the price) and so pocketed it.



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steveshacks
20 November 2007 @ 01:24 am
How to accomplish this:
http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/ptech/11/19/rogue.cell.phone.ap/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

Single-phone-multiple-attack method:
1) Acquire an old cellphone and remove the SIM card if it uses one.
2) Attach it to a computer with appropriate cables
3) Perform a Restore Factory Default
4) Change every code you can find (IMEI, Serial, etc)
5) Dial 911 at will. It will work because all phones are required to be able to dial 911 whether its registered or not

Hints:
-On some non-flip nokia phones, such as the 3595, you can lock the keys (Menu *) and then type 0 8 DIAL to call 911 without unlocking the buttons.

-Older analog phones still work on many networks, and you can often change their serials on-phone.
 
 
steveshacks
29 October 2007 @ 12:47 pm
Overview
The idea is to embed the innards of a Griffin iTrip Dock (info here) into the innards of my laptop.

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