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  1. How To Buy A Replacement Laptop Battery

    Thu 30 November 2023

    When I first started using my current laptop, the battery would last forever - six to eight hours on a single charge; now I'm lucky if I get two hours of YouTube if I turn my screen brightness all the way down. At some point last week the power of capitalism …

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  2. Living With Calyx Internet: 60(ish) Days In

    Sat 21 October 2023

    Prologue

    I discovered Calyx while stumbling about in the DEF CON vendor village probably around 2018 - as someone rocking a phone plan with no data at the time, somehow I thought it made more sense to get an unlimited data hotspot instead of a slightly more expensive phone plan with …

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  3. Restoring My Headlights...Again

    Wed 27 September 2023

    One of my low beams burned out around the start of the month; since I am incapable of doing anything without spiraling I decided to replace all my high beam and low beam bulbs at the same time (major thanks to Rock Auto, I bought four new bulbs for what …

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  4. Microcorruption: Lagos

    Wed 19 July 2023

    The Scenario

    Once again I found myself somewhere far too hot, facing off against a product I'm sure the Lockitall devs put a lot of effort into even though it never seems to come through in the finished product. This time my opponent was revision c.04 of the Lockitall …

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  5. Microcorruption: Bangalore

    Thu 13 July 2023

    The Scenario

    I got to relax and celebrate escaping Putin's clutches once again while on my way to India, but once I touched down in India it was time for business. I found myself staring down revision e.01 of the Lockitall LockIT Pro, equipped with a LockIT Pro HSM-2 …

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  6. Microcorruption: Vladivostok

    Wed 12 July 2023

    The Scenario

    On the plane from Algeria, I thought I'd have to do some Mission Impossible secret squirrel shit to reenter Russia after my last visit but it was surprisingly uneventful; I suppose Putin had more important matters to focus on. Nevertheless, after preparing myself I confronted my next opponent …

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  7. runZero Coin Challenge

    Sat 01 July 2023

    I had this challenge in my browser tabs for months while I kept deluding myself about starting it; since it wrapped up at the end of June I forced myself to sit down and knock it out. I finished a lot faster than I expected; since I'm always lacking for …

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