Wednesday, September 30, 2015

RASPI Garage Door opener

This is a mashup of two projects, let me give the project creators credit.

RASPI gtalk Robot

Connecting a garage door remote to the Pi

What I did is use the hardware interface & the code to turn the pin high for one sec & the gtalk robot modified to work on a client.

This can be modified to work with any jabber client. It did not work for me with gtalk. :(

My other code tweak was to change from a single user to a list of users that are able to control the Pi & garage door opener.

Add the Pi User, Pass & list of admin accounts

Set the chat server address

Here is the modified code on github.

And here is the video on how it was done

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Docker for Lucee & ColdFusion on the Mac

I'm a mac user and usually run Linux in a VM or on headless devices.

I have been Docker curious, but Docker requires Linux, you can do it in a VM, but running in Kitematic is sweet!

It makes everything really easy, so let get to the video & explore how to use Docker.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Continuously hacked! HELP!

Hello folks, I am looking for a crowd sourced security solution.

I have a client that has a VPS at a well known ColdFusion hosting company.

Their setup is IIS 7.0, Windows server 2008 R2, HackmyCF & CF9

Capturing a netstat -o during the event shows a connection running conhost.exe

I have FTP turned off.

I appreciate any help & suggestions in this issue.

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Possible solution!

It appears that a file manager written in CF in a single file was placed on the server.

To the best of my understanding it is the same as what Charlie Arehart describes here.

Further reading available here


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Lucee Bitnami VM

Hi Folks get your unofficial Bitnami Lucee VM!

* Special note to Scott Stroz: None of this is original art, everything has been copied from smarter people than me!

In short, I wanted to take Lucee for a test drive, figured I'd see how quickly I could get it up and running, short answer QUICK!

As stated in the Lucee docs, you can easily swap out the jar files and be running Lucee in no time.

Feel free to pull down a copy here

Special thanks to the Bitnami & Lucee folks for making everything so easy!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Create image in CF & write to browser without saving to file ( AJAX POC )

Here is the cool thing! You can copy the code and paste it into and run it!

This is a Proof Of Concept that an AJAX call from a page can create an image in a ColdFusion component, convert the image to base64 send it back to the calling page as JSON data and render the image from the base64 data.

UPDATE! This works in my code. I hope to be submitting more code in the next week.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Updating The 2009 LifeHacker QuadCore Hackintosh to Yosemite

Hi Folks, being house poor, I can not afford to upgrade my desktop hardware. :(

I am still rocking the 2009 GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P freshened up with a USB 3.0 card

I have a prior post on how to upgrade to Mavericks from Snow Leopard.

Do the prep work outlined here by

I am short on some of the boot parameters to get it running & I apologize.

You definitely need:
GraphicsEnabler=Yes, PCIRootUID=1

I have added a ORICO PVU3-5O2U USB3.0 card to my computer, paid $29 at the time

Post install, I was left with no audio & no working USB 3.0 here is the fix:

  • Get the kext Utility from
  • Delete the USB 3.0 kext you may have installed with Multibeast ( post )
  • Install the kext from the above post, but I did it with the kext utility
  • Download & install the two audio Kexts from and install with the kext utility

This will get your Yosemite hackintosh with a GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P motherboard running USB 3.0 & Audio

When you build a hackintosh, you do not get the Apple office suite & iMovie for free, you have to pay for them.