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SSF2T: The quest for the perfect training mode

Since I started playing ST a few months ago I wanted to have a training mode on MAME like the one available on the Sega Dreamcast port. I collected all the available training mode cheats but none of them convinced … Continue reading

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Hacking Super Street Fighter II Turbo (Part 2)

In today’s post I will try to illustrate the difference between a RAM cheat and a ROM cheat. RAM cheats usually change the data the game has in RAM, for example the previous post showed how to change the value … Continue reading

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Hacking Super Street Fighter II Turbo (Part 1)

In this post I will show how to debug the Super Street Fighter II Turbo ROM in MAME, to create a simple cheat. This will (hopefully) be the first post of a series that will show more advanced use of … Continue reading

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ZTE Open FirefoxOS Phone, root and first impressions

ZTE Open is the first non-developer FirefoxOS phone, sold commercially in Spain by Movistar. It can be rooted using CVE-2012-4220 aka Qualcomm DIAG root discovered by Giantpune. This security advisory was released by Qualcomm on November 15, 2012. The ZTE … Continue reading

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SSD alignment on linux with ext4 and LVM

First make sure to create partitions aligned to your SSD erase block size (in my case 512k): sudo fdisk -H32 -S32 /dev/sdb You can check with fdisk -lu /dev/sdb that the start of each partition is divisible by 512. Then … Continue reading

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Fortifying a Galaxy Nexus with stock-ish image and root access

In this post I will describe my recipe to have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus (codename “maguro”) using a rooted factory image, capable of getting OTA updates without loosing root access and with a locked bootloader, keeping the user data safe … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 12.04 on ONKYO BX407A4

Two years ago I wrote about installing Ubuntu 10.04 on ONKYO BX407A4, now I have upgraded it to 12.04 LTS, and here’s a reviewed procedure in case anyone still uses this UMPC. Basically everything works so well out of the … Continue reading

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Why Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA driver sucks, and how to fix it

TL;DR – the broadcom sta linux driver always fails in the first scan request after the interface is brought up, this produces a long delay when connecting to a wireless network. There’s an open source driver which does not have … Continue reading

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How to have your patch included in Ubuntu

Today I submitted a patch to wpa-supplicant package in Ubuntu (LP: #994739) and I learnt the process of pushing your changes to Launchpad and ask for them to be reviewed and merged. Ubuntu has a great documentation on how to … Continue reading

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Getting started on Android Development from Command Line

As a quick reference, here’s a list of useful and most commonly used commands if you want to do Android development from command line (for example, without using eclipse or any other bloated IDE). You must have installed the Android … Continue reading

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