MacOS Finder URL extension overflow bug

Here’s a fun one. Load this page in Firefox, on a Mac. Drag the red square below to your Desktop. Finder will crash and restart.   Yes, I have reported this to apple. This is a file URL overflow bug. Here the URL is converted to a filename, without proper checking of the extension length. … [Read more…]

Hacking YN360 Light Wand – Bluetooth Low Energy Commands

So one of my recent new toys professional purchases was a lightsaber photography light wand. More specifically, the Yongnuo YN360. This is a icelight clone, that in my opinion is significantly more flexible, offering white light with variable temperature control, as well as providing arbitary RGB lighting as well. Frankly, the light was a great help at adding … [Read more…]

Supercharging Logitech R700 Presenter Remote

So, if like me, you were crazy enough to wonder… Can I buy a R700 Logitech laser pointer remote, a cheap green laser from eBay, and get myself a R800 for cheap? The answer is sadly no. The green laser pointers on eBay are great, BUT, the laser module inside is significantly (and fatally) too … [Read more…]