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Admin Console for Flash Media Server

August 8, 2011

Posting a link here to helpful documentation on accessing the Admin Console for Flash Media Server running on Amazon EC2. It definitely shouldn’t take as long as it did to find this info. Next time I need it, it will be right here 🙂

Also, here is the info for doing live HTTP dynamic streaming, instead of RTMP flv streaming.

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

March 6, 2011

Dana and I both read this book, and LOVED it. It’s now being released in paperback, check it out!

[vimeo 20593341]

You can get it (cheap!) here.

American Time Use Survey (2009) in MySQL format

January 26, 2011

Well, I’m on a quest to find interesting statistical data about the world outside my door. The interwebz are positively brimming with all sorts of info, but one particular survey stood out to me. It’s called the American Time Use Survey and is conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They make the full data sets available for download from their site, but other than the CSVs they only provide scripts to import into SPSS. A quick googling revealed that no one seems to have created a MySQL version of it, so I took it upon myself to do so.

Now, I didn’t even begin to try to optomize this DB, pretty much every column is an INT unless it required a BIGINT, TIME, or DOUBLE. Downloading this means you realize I may have made some mistake and you don’t hold me liable for anything and everything blah blah blah. Here it is: the 2009 American Time Use Survey in MySQL format.

Migrate SVN Repositories

November 29, 2010

I recently had the need to migrate an SVN repository from one account to another. Their FAQ said that to import a repository you need to email customer service. I did and they quickly replied with this awesome info. I suppose that this would work with any SVN repo that supports svnsync.

All you need to do is run the following two commands:

  1. svnsync init –username USERNAME
  2. svnsync sync –username USERNAME

I’m watching the new repository sync with the old repository, full revision information and all, as I type this. Pretty cool. Thanks Unfuddle!

Must-Have Windows Programs

April 29, 2010

I’m midway through my semi-annual wipe-the-computers-clean-and-start-fresh season, and I thought just for funsies I’d detail the list of programs that go on immediately after Windows.

  1. Office (2010 in this case)
  2. Antivirus (Sophos since these are work computers)
  3. Firefox
  4. Dropbox (synchronizes all my important files between all my computers)
  5. FileZilla (I move a lot of files around)
  6. Synergy (two computers, one keyboard, one mouse)
  7. Putty (can’t live without SSH access)
  8. Pidgin or Digsby (IM programs, depending on my mood and beefiness of the computer)
  9. HeidiSQL (best free MySQL front-end GUI, period.)
  10. MySQL ODBC Connector (so Excel can become even more useful)
  11. Notepad++ (for syntax-highlightiness while hacking)

So there ya have it. What’s on your list of must-haves?

Chillin with a sleeping g-dawg while cora flits in and out of the dressing room

February 6, 2010

Kroger fail

February 4, 2010
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