Monthly Archives: August 2015

dynamic dns providers for webcams

if your ipcam web cam doesnt have a builtin dynamic dns you may be able to use one of these providers

if you are lucky you wont need to install a client on a pc on your home network and you might able to update via a openwrt style url such as

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it shouldn’t take over 2 hrs to setup a #whitelabel #webcam

it shouldn’t take over 2 hrs to setup a whitelabel webcam but it did because

  • it only worked with WiFi WPA2 AES passwords
  • it only allows admin passwords of a specific length despite letting you enter more characters
  • it only allows admin passwords of alphanumeric characters despite letting you enter any character
  • technicolor adsl modem cached firewall rules so you have to delete and recreate instead of simply editing

next time i should read the small print and pay more than $1 wholesale (£40 retail)

Foscam £51

Caution: There are many cheap Foscam clones on the market, with poor quality and either without the Foscam logo or with other unauthorised logos. Foscam does not provide support for these fake cameras. Please buy original Foscam cameras for superior quality and service.

LeFun £60

Super Easy Install and Setup This Wireless Surveillance WiFi Camera in minutes with the Plug and Play (WPS) function.

white label ipcam webcam firmware update howto

do you have a white label ipcam webcam (ie a “L Series IP Camera”) that you cant find a firmware update for ? you can try and lookup manufacturer by first 6 characters of the MAC address for example if your ipcam webcam mac address is 78-A5-DD-12-34-56 then goto

if you are lucky that will have a link to manuf name such as

there then might be an imexbb site for them such as

and even an actual page such as

you may then find a site with actual software and firmware downloads such as

data #virtualisation for dbas and webdevs and @pfizer replaces #etl with data virtualistion

Data virtualization is the ability to extract the data from different sources and virtually be able to look at the data, analyze the data, combine the data with other sources.

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owncloud is a diy #hostityourself #cloud

ownCloud is a self-hosted file sync and share server. It provides access to your data through a web interface, sync clients or WebDAV while providing a platform to view, sync and share across devices easily—all under your control. ownCloud’s open architecture is extensible via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins and it works with any storage.