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12 Days of GSM Christmas

December 16th, 2014 No comments

On the first day of Christmas,
I cloned OpenBSC
Need an MNC and MCC.

On the second day of Christmas,
compiling Osmocom-BB
Need legit spectrum usage,
And an MNC, MCC.

On the third day of Christmas,
can’t start OpenBSC
Reading 3GPP standards,
Still need some spectrum,
And an MNC, MCC.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
recursive dependencies
BSC controlling,
3GPP hurting,
Haven’t got a license,
Still need an MNC, MCC.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
A radio just for me
BTS Transmitting,
BSC Controlling,
3GPP Headaches,
Dialledback the power,
And an MNC, MCC.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
Runs almost stably
An MSC switched for me!
BTS transmitting,
BSC controlling,
3GPP madness,
Hidden in a cupboard,
And an MNC, MCC.

On the seventh day of Christmas,
Sectets broken me
Seven bit encoding.
MSC for switching,
BTS Transmitting,
BSC Controlling,
Real attenuation,
And an MNC, MCC.

On the eighth day of Christmas,
battling radio frequencies
Eight are the timeslots,
Seven bit encoding,
MSC’s a-switching,
BTS transmitting,
BSC Controlling,
Two AR-FCNs,
And an MNC and MCC.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
No more ISDN for me;
A-BIS over IP,
Eight are the timeslots,
Seven bit encoding,
MSC’s a-switching,
BTS transmitting,
BSC controlling,
Two cells a-serving,
And an MNC & MCC.

On the tenth day of Christmas,
I need some sanity
Logging T-IMSI not the imsi IMSI
Um needs it’s A-BIS,
14 half-rate timeslots,
Seven bit encoding,
MSCs a-switching,
BTS unlocked!
BSC controls,
Handover fails,
And need an MNC & MCC.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
Time for secur-ity
A5/1 encryption is key.
TIMSI not an IMSI,
ABIS over IP,
AMR just fails,
Seven bits for texting,
MSC is switching,
BTS transmitting,
BSC controlling,
30-gig of specs,
PCS is 1900,
And an MNC & MCC.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
Need interoperability
SS7 MAP for me,
A5/3 encryption,
TIMSI not an IMSI,
ABIS over IP,
7 timeslots free,
PDUs encoded,
MSC’s a-switching,
MS won’t you answer?
BSC online,
3GPP – explains it to me,
Two serving cells,
And an MNC & MCC!


I suppose I’m left trying to implement data for lent.

This is what you get for paying

April 1st, 2010 1 comment

Not that I’m advocating piracy at all, but the recent Ubisoft DRM Fails and the not so recent events that saw people who had bought a legitimate version of Spore downloading and installing cracked versions just to get it to work do make me think….

still alive…

April 11th, 2009 No comments

but sadly not eating cake.

Sorry i’ve not posted in a while. Been a little busy with some php stuff and also I got myself a HTC-Dream running Android.

I love the thing, completely and utterly (except for the lack of ram and crappy battery).

I would have posted about it sooner, but 1,000 words into my description of the user experience -written on the G1 whilst in the bath- I managed to hit cancel, and it kinda fucked me off.

But hopefully I should get round to posting something soon.

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Lamb -Little Things

January 17th, 2009 1 comment

A live rendition of Lamb, playing their epic track Little Things from the Fear of Fours album.

Lamb seem to put across all the energy and funk of The Postal Service, but with the musical know-how of, say Mylo. This track in particular is a favourite as about 2:10 it starts feeling like its a Bill Bailey remix.

-Infact, if you’re going to listen to this, you should listen to B-Line next; the order it comes on hte album.

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FireFox & WordPress

January 15th, 2009 No comments

It turns out one of my (many) firefox plugins is causing wordpress to break in strange ways, namely when trying to edit a post, it reloads the main page inside of one of the iframes and then fails.
More info as it comes.

Thu Jan 15 18:25:35 GMT 2009:

I tried to be clever. I re-installed WordPress, Disabled all the plugns on the website and all to no avail.

Then I used my brain and tested it in another browser (seamonkey) and found it all working perfectly -fantastic, not a server issue then, but FireFox.

After switching to a different FF profile1 for a little while, I prove it was due to the plugins I was using.

Having finally switched back to my orogional profile, I’ve found everything working fine again. Which is a PITA.

  1. `firefox –profilemanager` []

The Taste of Cock

December 31st, 2008 No comments
Grace's Cock Flavored Soup

Grace's Cock Flavored Soup

Its apoor choice of name, really. Lucky its so cheep!

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Colourblind Homebase

October 16th, 2008 No comments
the blue pipe marked as red, and the red marked as blue. fantastic ;)

the blue pipe marked as red, and the red marked as blue. fantastic ;)

Yeah, so its only a small thing, but it cracked me up.

And I had to go back twice after flooding my kitchen the first time :)

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Organic Tobacco co.

October 7th, 2008 No comments

Smoking harms you, and those around you  -but doesn’t have to kill the planet.

I’ve decided its high time I jumped on the organic, free range, fair-trade bandwagon, and I think I have my first fantastic product to bring to market.

May I introduce to you; The Organic Tobacco co.

Ethically sourced tobacco, grown in free range fields (the crops are encouraged to move around as much as they like) and left fresh and pure, brought to you in the Organic isle at your local Salisbury’s.

Recycled and none-bleached rolling papers, bio-degradable filters for the tipped variety. All the packaging is 100% recycled.

Buy Fair Trade Fags by Fair Trade Fags :)

Moving House and Celestial Timing

September 2nd, 2008 No comments

Well, after a brief foray of living at my parents, I’ve finally gotten my own place again.

Finally…. Well, that’s a bit of a fallacy. After seeing the Welfare Board and registering for a flat, I was told there was at least a six month waiting list. I was ready for this, I was getting settled in with my folks, and I had 10mb Internet and magical parent cupboards. Apart from not being able to smoke or shag, it was a cushy number*.

Read more…

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Most Fun Snack, ever!?

August 20th, 2008 3 comments

Hula Hoops' unique playful shape and their crunchy texture have made them the most fun snack to eat since they were launched in 1973.

Wow, I really am lost for words.

I was so shocked, I even left the camera in scepia mode I was so supprised.

I suppose the question has to be, What was the most fun snack before Hula Hoops, and Do I give a shit?

Points have to be given for correct appostrophie usage.