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openssl for netcat use

If you ever have a need for a pipe to netcat, you might want to want to enhance your connection with encryption, here is a short example running the connection with openssl, instead of netcat. openssl s_server -cert /etc/ssl/server.crt -key /etc/ssl/private/server.pem yeah, that’s right, you need a certificate. I reused the one of my webserver. [...]

photoshop for hackers

Had this link sitting in my drafts since 2011/06/09, and since I posted something about photography today, I thought I push this one out as well. Photoshop filters are fine for creative work, but when they are included into a workflow, it gets boring, and prone to errors. So why not run image manipulation in [...]

symfony deployment check list

when you deploy a symfony application, especially if it isn’t yours, I need a check list, otherwise I tend to forget things. This one helped me: http://odino.org/deploying-a-symfony-application/ it is from 2010, but still helps, since apps don’t get younger without a deployment. After deployment, I run further checks, similar to the ones written down here: [...]

desktop streaming

Finally I come around to publish an 3.5y old draft. On 20120130 (iso style date), I was closing a project where I needed streaming a (Linux/X11) desktop to (Digital) TVs. So I wanted to flush out my notes to this blog, but never did, until today. You still need to tell the TV to watch [...]

mpeg-dash with ffmpeg for HbbTV delivery … (UHD included!)

When looking (reading) around for other HbbTV projects, I found this blog which has a quick walk through in content conversion for HbbTV. Since this is a quick write up for complete coverage of their destination formats, including the command lines, I post it here, as a cheat sheet, in case your ffmpeg blows up [...]

error handling in bash

another post I found about bash, and how to write shell code that lives for decades, this time for good (and not the horrible nightmare that hounds you down 15 years later). Before following the link, please note that the code example explained therein created some controversy about writing style, capitalizations, and POSIX sh compliance: [...]