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I'm Terin Stock, otherwise known as terinjokes, a Software Developer. I'm located in-between the canals of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Controlling the XM PCR receiver from Linux

8 May, 2023 - 3 minutes
The XM PCR in question, complete with mysterious screw holes. The XM PCR was a satellite radio receiver sold to consumers in 2003 that was controllable by a PC running Windows over USB. Other than satellite, audio and USB connectivity, the receiver does not have any form of user interactivity, everything is done over USB. XM Radio discontinued it in 2004 due to software to easily rip songs, which was discussed on The Tech Guy #71.

HPSS-Disassembly Progress Report (May 2022)

31 May, 2022 - 8 minutes
Introduction Title screen of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone for the Game Boy Color A little over 20 years ago the first movie in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the United States, was released by Warner Bros. I had been caught up in the Harry Potter mania and received the movie tie-in Game Boy Color game as a Christmas gift. I recall playing it for a while, before my attention returned to the other hype machine of 2001: the Pokémon series.

Systemd's clock-epoch for RTC-less systems

26 Dec, 2021 - 2 minutes
Earlier today I restarted a Raspberry Pi I use on my home network. When the system came up after reboot, many services failed to resume, which I quickly noticed due to the lack of DNS resolution on my network. Upon checking the system logs, the culprit became clear: CoreDNS was failing to verify the certificates of my DNS-over-TLS provider. According to my Raspberry Pi, we were partying like it was 1999.