BR-3 OBD2 Scan Tool Software

I have not used my BR-3 scan tool in quite some time. Being that it’s only a reader, and I have my HPTuners scanner/programmer. I was asked to use it at work on a friends’ car and after getting setup realizing that I do not have the software and going to their website, that it is no longer available and the software is not there either.

I have posted the version I have. Version 4.2.

You can download it here. Also available is the DataSheet.

By |September 21st, 2012|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |13 Comments

Automatic Rift Scratch Off

Rift ( is an MMO that is fairly dynamic. I play every now and then, and I have an Android phone. Trion offers a neat mobile application that allows you to talk to your guild, friends, and play some scratch off games. You get a max total of six game credits, and as you use them they regenerate at the rate of one per hour.

It is a little fun while away from the game, and you get some small loot that gets delivered to your mailbox in game.

Playing around I made a small C# client that plays the games for you. It’s not a way to cheat, because you really cannot. But it will make it so you do not miss out when you hit your max of six points and cannot gain anymore like when you are sleeping.

This program plays whichever game you choose for it to play for you, at the rate of one every ten minutes. If none are available, it will just skip. Trion really has already lowered the rate that you can win at, I have noticed a very large drop in winnings after the last patch. This will help you always use your available points.

This program is really just an example project. It was made as a proof of concept as I am doing some C# web data clients for work. It is a console program and NOT all that easy to use as you will need to know some strings that you can only get from HTTP decoding the streams from your phone.

The strings you need are:

Character ID – This is a large string of numbers that identify your character.

Session ID – This is another string of numbers and letters that you are given AFTER you login with the Android client.

This program really just continues the session your phone created with your login credentials. Trion is using (for Android) the google authentication service with Device IDs so I cannot offer a login form with player name and such. Sorry.

Features include:

Playing any of the three games.
Automatically replaying on a replay win.
Automatically replaying on a replay win of a replay win.

Source code is also available, it’s not a secret. I’m sure this has been done. No it’s not easy. No you cannot cheat with this. Yes it will help you use the points you already have more efficiently. No it will not always win for you.

Program: RiftScratch.exe

By |July 23rd, 2012|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Sexy and Useful Android Tablet Apps

Was playing with the tablet and decided to take some screen shots of the best looking, and most useful (to me) apps.

The best looking VLC remote control application for Android. This allows you to control a computer running VLC with it’s http interface enabled. Available on the Market, by Peter Baldwin.

The google music app allows you to store 20,000 songs on the google servers and stream them anytime, as much as you want for free.Available on the Market, by Google.

Although the Android app Plex is not free, the server component is, and is available for Linux, Windows and Mac. Plex allows you to host your own ‘Netflix’ type service from your own media files on your network.

PocketCloud by Wyse Technology, gives you access to Windows RDP Servers, VNC Servers and VMWare View servers from your tablet. Great for admins. Non-Pro is free but limits amount of saved connections.

The Droid MPD Client HD allows you to control your MPD (music player daemon) over the network. I just wish the author would fix the huge white annoying background for your songs list to something that resembles the VLC app above. When that happens, I will gladly purchase the pro version.

By |February 4th, 2012|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

December Arch Desktop

Just screen shots of my current Arch Linux desktop.

By |December 15th, 2011|Categories: General|Tags: |0 Comments