Blaine's World

Scrap Pieces

These things aren’t quite full projects, but lesser efforts that are still worth posting. Here are the scripts, hacks, modifications, explorations, and other miscellany.

Android Boot Animations from GIFs

A simple shell script that converts animated GIF files into files that are compatible with Android. I wrote this to convert GIFs from GifCities into boot animations for my phone.

RetroFlag Pi Case Safe Shutdown Script

A replacement shutdown script for Retroflag’s Raspberry Pi cases. The original scripts by Retroflag have a messy installer and lack customization options so I wrote my own version.

WLN KD-C1 Teardown

I tried to find a teardown of the KD-C1 before I purchased it. I managed to find a video of a partial teardown, but this video stops short of removing the PCB from the plastic case (for good reason as seen below). I decided to go deep and completely disassemble the radio as far as I could.

J-Card Template

A printable in-browser template for creating cassette tape J-Cards. I created the template for a personal project, but ended up releasing it after finding several thriving online cassette communities.


A command line utility for uploading static site files to an S3 bucket. I created this simple utility after encountering issues with mimetype detection and costly ($) API calls in the official AWS tools.