This year is finally come to a close. After pretty much not blogging ever this year, I considered not even doing a top list. Unlike 2015, I didn’t even write anything for at least half of this year, probably more. 2015 wasn’t much better after April, to be honest.
Either way, I thought I’d go through the list of what I did write this year and come up with a Top 5 list.
Continue reading “Top Posts of 2016”
Getting ready for the New Year looks like a couple different things in my world:
- What am I doing now that I should stop doing?
- What am I not doing now that I should start doing?
I think I have an idea for #2.
Continue reading “The 2017 Book Club”
I’ve never been a fan of New Year’s Resolutions. There’s something about creating a todo list that for some reason can’t start until January 1st nor was it even thought of until someone asked do you have any resolutions for the new year?
Continue reading “Resolutions”
What better time to take a look back at what’s happened the last year than with a glass of scotch on Christmas night? All the festivities are over and tomorrow the lights come down to be stored away until next year.
I haven’t written anything substantial in quite a long time. My last journalistic blog post was longer ago than I’m willing to admit and my last post of any kind of substance was in July. I’m not sure lists count for much in the substance category, either.
I wish there was a good reason for it. I could run off a few excuses, but in reality I don’t have much that’s both good and not something I could have worked around.
With my scotch, I sit. When I blogged daily, I killed it. I’m pretty sure I used it as an outlet and a sweet mental release. I don’t really know what I mean by that or where I’m going with that. I tried keeping the train running on schedule when I moved to California, but that wasn’t a huge success.
Let’s give this a try: looking back on all that’s happened over the last calendar year, in hopes of finding solace in all I’ve seen, done, felt, and fought through. Those are some pretty choice words I just used… it’s almost like some stuff actually happened. Stuff… worth writing about.
Continue reading “My Year in Review”
Way too long. I haven’t posted anything to the site since July. I feel like I’ve neglected a child.
Many things have happened in the last year, some good, some not so much, and I want to talk about all of them over the next month.
Get ready for some deep dives, some reflections, and some life stories.
I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while and kept getting distracted. This evening I sat down and finally hammered it out. The goal is to share some of my favorite Ruby on Rails learning resources with the community. Let’s get started!
Continue reading “My Learn Ruby on Rails List”
I’m super excited to write this blog post. I’m always interested in new mail clients (I miss Mailbox). When I found out Polymail dropped for both iOS and Mac, I jumped on it. Apparently so did everyone else, which lead to some problems.
Continue reading “Polymail”
If you’ve been following my blog post series on the development of my ever so useful cat cam, powered by a Raspberry Pi, you’ll know I’ve made several attempts at a more stable and scalable streaming solution for my Cat Cam. As it stands today, I’ve been using Motion. While it’s a decent tool, Bandwidth has been my primary concern and I’d like to be able to stream real-time without sucking up what measly bits my ISP gives me if more than a few folks decide to show interest.
Continue reading “Live Streaming with Hardware Acceleration using a Raspberry Pi and RTMP/HLS”
It takes a lot for a movie to convince me to write a blog post about it. I generally don’t do movie reviews, and this isn’t one. What this is, is a reflection; a documentation of experiences and feelings. For the next few minutes, I want to pour myself out just a bit.
Continue reading “Revenant”
In the process of trying to figure out the best streaming solution for my cat cam, I had to deviate a bit. I combined my RTMP server for my cat cam and Web server for john.ly into one and the latter didn’t have the RTMP module installed. This module is required for my attempts to push H.264 video and have Nginx relay it to whomever is watching, cutting down on the bandwidth of my one-to-one reverse proxy setup I have, now.
Continue reading “Add RTMP Support to Nginx Installed From Apt”