Securing Video Streams – Teaming Techniques

Content protection has been a major issue since the beginning of the digital era and its importance is only growing. Services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, Spotify, Apple Music etc base their entire business model on the delivery of digital media to end users. The more securely these services can protect their streams, the more… Continue Reading Securing Video Streams – Teaming Techniques

Kubernetes?

Kubernetes?

The funny thing about the massive crater created by the explosion of container management systems emerging lately is that it’s forcing people working in the systems administration field to come to terms with the container paradigm… or perhaps it’s more like sysadmins have been pushing business towards automating infrastructure which is part of the package… Continue Reading Kubernetes?

2018 State of The Things and Context

2018 State of The Things and Context

Hi Friends! I’ve revived this site as an alternative to social media since being lost in the din of noise only leaves me feeling empty. I have things to share! Currently here I am working on some low-level software projects here to keep fresh in knowledge/practice, and formulating some ideas around my next big thing.… Continue Reading 2018 State of The Things and Context

FFmpeg and Libx264 – wrong ways to approach it

I’ve seen a lot of regarding both FFmpeg and libx264 and want to share something in regards to what does and does not work. Streaming media, at it’s core, requires three basic things;1) Constant frame rate.2) An even keyframe interval3) A bitrate based encode. Things that are really nice to have;4) Finding a better bitrate… Continue Reading FFmpeg and Libx264 – wrong ways to approach it

A list of coding exercises to help get you from “Beginner” to “OK”

A list of coding exercises to help get you from “Beginner” to “OK”

Hello World: Create a program that outputs “Hello World”. Loop: Create a program that loops 10 times and output the current loop (ex. “I’m on loop 6”, then “I’m on loop 7”). First Class: Create a class called “Car” that has 1 variable called “licensePlate”. Within the class, create a default constructor that sets “licensePlate”… Continue Reading A list of coding exercises to help get you from “Beginner” to “OK”