Hi,

Sorry for the lack of posts this week. I have been very busy at work and been playing the role of hacker in my spare time.

I have learnt Python and made my first Kodi (XBMC) add-on this week and I’m also making my first Mac App. Both of these are custom video streaming apps. Thanks to my new found bandwidth streaming works very well. I doubt my reverse engineering of what I am trying to stream is legal, even though I have a paid subscription so neither the Mac App nor the Kodi add-on will ever be released. I may however decide to publicly document them at some point.

I have also been investigating ways of becoming my own mini ISP to share my internet with neighbours. The simple fact is that FTTH is very expensive and most people won’t pay for it. I want to upgrade my line to 100mbps and then split the cost with a few neighbours. If you followed my FTTH posts, you’ll know that running cables in my building is almost impossible. I am now investigating how to create a secure data network with PPPoE passthrough across my entire building with minimal effort or cost. So far power line network adapters have been working very well. I will keep you guys posted and also do a review of those cool little adapters.

If you have any questions or suggestion, please feel free to contact me here.