Monthly Archives: August 2015

try the @o2 #o2priority 24hr #poundie challenge

if you found the o2 o2priority “three freebies in 15 mins” challenge too hard why not try the o2 o2priority “24hr freebie and poundie” challenge ie how many free, £1 or 50% off items can you buy in 24hrs

for example you could try and get volvic, pizza & milkshake

o2 o2priority freebie

o2 o2priority £1 pizza

o2 o2priority bogof

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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

see also

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 http://astore.amazon.co.uk/gadgets21-21/detail/B006ZP8UOW

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 http://astore.amazon.co.uk/gadgets21-21/detail/B013G0V3Z6

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