I was an early adopter to the roku Streaming Video Player. The only downside I could find with the device was the inability to stream your own video from within your own home network. Over the years several options have arisen to include: roConnect, Plex, roksbox, and others. After testing all of these over the last year I found the roksbox channel to be the best for my needs. roksbox allows me to stream from a plain old web server which is very powerful. The setup can be daunting but that is only because of the huge amount of options available. As is often the case with technology, the more powerful an application is often the more difficult it is to setup.
Once upon a time I had the unfortunate tasking of trying to track all the computers within my organization. The worst part was trying to manage this using a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet which was a managerial requirement. Querying records, changing records, adding records, etc. in a spreadsheet is simply impossible and impractical. What was clearly needed was a databasing solution. I had just started learning about using Perl/tk to build graphical applications so I decided to reinvent the wheel. Read more
The primary reason I started this site was to have a place to post and easily reference a lot of different projects and snippets that I had in laying around. I know it will take time to put all of this on this site but a little at a time right?
A while ago a friend who I was helping learn Perl was working on his first Perl/tk graphical program. The issue he was having was that he wanted a list-type widget that held both graphics and text. Oddly enough, searching the Internet I found nothing. So I sat down to work out a solution and canvasList.pl was the result. Read more