So, here we are, from fail0verflow team‘s announce at 27c3, Playstation 3 security is no more. It’s a good thing for homebrews, the return of otherOS and media center happyness. As from many of you might know, GameOS is exposed since the famous PSGroove thing. But we still were not able to boot on totally hand made code. The thing the team found is a critical error in implementing their random number generator used in signing code : it returns a constant value (those who are not afraid with mathematics can have a look there to understand). To be clear, we got the way to sign arbitrary code, and Sony can’t do anything about this !
The bad thing is it surely will bring a lot more piracy on the PS3, I hope Sony will still be able to detect altered game to keep online entertainment possible !
I am owner of a not so old MacbookPro (3.1 – late 2007), and, as it is my main development machine, I felt a little lack of space and speed mainly because of its hard drive (5400rpm / 160GB).
I wanted speed and so I got a new generation drive with a 120GB SSD, I wanted space so I have dumped the useless SuperDrive from my machine to replace it with a drive caddy (found here) where I have put my old HDD.
The operation is not so easy, but if you are careful and if you take your time, you will not regret what you’ll get !
My machine is now blazing fast and it helped me keeping it more instead of buying a shiny new MBP with an unremoveable battery (I think I don’t have the feeling with laptop batteries…)
I am a big fan of music, and I like to listen to all my music wherever I am and whatever I do (specially when coding).
All my medias are stored on a NAS drive that features a little embedded linux distribution as operating system. One of the service is called iTunes media sharing (mt-daapd is the real name of the daemon).
It is really a cool feature as I can listen media stored on my NAS from whatever device on my LAN. The magic behind is called Bonjour which is a protocol that allows device to register themselves on the network and being discovered by others.
My problem is I want to be able to listen to my home music at work, and Bonjour service does not go out of my LAN. The additional thing is I want to listen to my music using iTunes (I am fond of Bowtie) on my MacBook Pro.
I was lurking on Android based tablets and I’ve found a 50% bargain on an iPad, so I’ve bought an iPad (16Gb / Wifi).
I am really impressed by the device so far, it is really fast, its battery last for hours. It still have the bad things of iOS < 4, no multitasking is really bugging me…
Post updated ! I will update this post as soon as iOS 4.x will be released…