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Epson Printer adventures – Part 2

So I’m a little tired, but here is my first progress.

[~] python library (it really is just the smallest proof of concept without logic)
[~] wireshark filter dissector (it has basic logic, is not clean, but kind of works)
[ ] linux open-source firmware update

So I have yet to understand how the firmware upgrade progress works over network. I will later on probably take a look at the usb protocol as well, but for now it’s probably easier to understand the inner workings of the snmp/enpc firmware upgrader. Since a firmware update is not possible right now (probably because of the error message) I can’t be sure if it works and how it works.
Since I got time and the internet this will probably solve itself over … time.

Oh and my work in progress shit is under https://github.com/BlackLotus/epson-stuff

Fuck the world – Really!

NOTE:
At first this was one big post, which later got split into two, the second of which became the first of ftw.
I actually didn’t want to publish the article in this state, but since it seems like I wouldn’t publish it at this rate … here it is.
It has still quite a few notes and is the most unpolished piece of shit as of yet, but hey. No one will read this anyway.

So I started to write a blog.Actually I did so quite a few times,
I tried to write about the projects I do in my spare time and I wanted to keep it informative and professional.
I wanted to keep it technical, but most times when I wasn’t writing about interesting stuff I began to ramble, which led to me not publishing what I wrote.
I mostly write when I’m agitated about stuff, when I’m angry or simply invested. So the second article in my brainfuck blag started out to be a ramble why the www sucks, what it’s weaknesses are and how the hell so many big projects can make so many mistakes. The last one was a blag entry where I wanted to make blow off some steam about a game I played and I wanted it to be good, but hell it wasn’t. Such a waste of time.
Edit:
At this point in time I read the ables, which opened up my eyes! I decided to split this blog into a technical part and one only for rants. You can find the first one right here

I hope this doesn’t become a livejournal

So originally this site should only be a braindump for me: Ideas, projects, hotfixes, hacks and so on, things I used once and didn’t want to forget. I wanted to write them down and maybe share them.

Now I’m working on a search engine because everything needs indexing
and I find myself lying awake in bed at night thinking of ways to program it and in the end think about what’s wrong with the web and the world.

And I find myself wanting to write about it…
So I hope this doesn’t become something stupid. I want to write about games,code and life. I hope nobody reads it, but in reality I hope somebody does (and maybe likes it)

This site needs much work:
favicon,project index, layout,design,optimization
Those are only a few things that come to mind.

Anyway I think I will start with what I think is wrong with the web (and I don’t mean the people on it)