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Welcome to my little corner of the Internet. I’ve been writing this blog since the early 2000’s and is mainly full of nerdy tutorials on Asterisk, VOIP, Ubuntu, Android Phones and lately RTL-SDR. I’ve just recently migrated from Wordpress to Hugo so you might notice some formatting errors, if so please email me matt@mattgibson.ca. Want to work together? Visit https://matthewgibson.ca

Plex Client on RPi w/ Flirc IR & Composite for CRT in 2023

Recently I decided to get a Plex client going on my CRT Sony television for the full retro experience using the original remote control, which meant I had to do some research and figure out exactly how all this would work in 2023, 20 years after it wasn’t very common. You’ll need a few things to get started, below are some affiliate links to Amazon Canada, and Amazon USA to source some products should you need them....

October 19, 2023 · 7 min · 1396 words · Matt G

My poor mans pork bulgogi recipe

If you’re like me, you love korean food. The flavours, the spice, and usually pretty healthy. The other night I decided to try and make a quasi-beef-bulgogi using pork chops with the ingredients I happened to have on hand and it turned out pretty great. I’ve never actually had pork bulgogi, but the Internet tells me it’s a thing so I ran with it. I thought I’d document it for others that want to make a quick, easy dish that tastes great....

March 27, 2023 · 2 min · 391 words · Matt G

Setting up yt_dlp w/ Qnap & Plex for Youtube Download

I’ve been wanting to get some youtube series onto my plex server for a while for archival purposes, and, cause, fuck ads amirite? I pieced together some various scripts I found to mostly automate the process on my QNAP nas, that also houses my Plex server. Most of everything I found was for youtube-dl which doesn’t appear to work as well as the fork yt-dl so I opted to use that for this....

March 23, 2023 · 4 min · 831 words · Matt G

Pwnagotchi 1.6.2 with Waveshare V3 + MacOS Macbook Host

If you saw the other article I posted today you’ll see I got Pwnagotchi working on my Raspberry Pi 3. This is how to set it up properly on a PiZero WH using a Waveshare V3 e-ink screen. How to Get’r running get the image from here extract $ 7z e pwnagotchi-raspios-lite- burn o microsd where /dev/sdd is your microsd card. $ sudo dd if=pwnagotchi-raspios-lite-1.6.2.img of=/dev/sdd bs=1M now you wanna edit your config file before unmounting...

March 23, 2023 · 6 min · 1201 words · Matt G

Pwnagotchi on a Raspberry Pi 3 with Adafruit 3.5 LCD

The other day I stumbled across Pwnagotchi and had to give it a try. I didn’t have a Pi Zero WH but, I did have a Pi3 with 3.5" LCD, so I wanted to see if I could get it all working as a test platform before trying to find the PIZero. This isn’t really supported, but it does seem to work for testing purposes anyway so I thought I’d put this up for anyone else who wants to try....

March 22, 2023 · 3 min · 434 words · Matt G