Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mediatomb -- Making it work

After I dual-booted my laptop with Linux Mint, there was just one thing that kept me booting back into Windows on a fairly regular basis. That is, I really enjoy watching Asian dramas. But, rather than watching them on my little laptop screen, I would much prefer to stream them to my PS3 so I can watch on my TV. In Windows, in combination with my SeriesTracker program, I would accomplish this using TVersity. In Linux, however, I just couldn't get anything to work right. I tried FUPPES with no luck whatsoever, and MediaTomb would stream, but wouldn't put the subtitles on for me like TVersity would.

Fortunately, after several tries, I discovered a solution. To save anyone in a similar situation to myself, I thought I would post my full settings, so nobody will have to surf Google for hours and mess around a lot like I did. Check it out after the break

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Series Tracker shows images!

Well, I just put it up today and I've already made an update. The SeriesTracker server software now sends images properly, so if you want to play with the .css file to change the appearance, you can now have images in the background if you like!

Series Tracker -- Now on Google Code

Now that I'm finally done with finals, I got around to making a Google Code project page for my SeriesTracker. On there you can find more info about the project history, and I'll try to post up a download sometime soon.

Check it out here: http://code.google.com/p/seriestrackerv5/

Friday, May 8, 2009

Latte art 23 & 24

Both poured on 7 May 09.


It's a bit crooked, but otherwise looking good :)

Part 2 after the break.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Latte art 22 -- Rosetta

Things are starting a bit slow around here because it's Finals time at my college, but I randomly decided to go ahead and start things off with a piece of latte art. While obviously this is the first piece of latte art on here, I've decided to stick with the actual name of the file for the title here -- this is the 22nd bit of latte art that I have a picture saved of on my computer.

Anyway, enjoy!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Series Tracker

This is the first post about my Series Tracker project, one of my oldest and most updated/redone programming projects.

I watch a lot of Asian shows (http://www.daddicts.com). And, I have a tendency not to pick one series and watch it all the way through before moving on to the next. Therefore, instead of trying to write down what episode I'm on for each series I'm watching, and then have to go through the folders to find it and load it, I decided to write a program to take care of all that for me.

I won't go into the history of this project just now, but I will mention that the Series Tracker is currently in its 5th iteration. More information (and possibly downloads) to come later.


Well, this is my first post here at daAPL. Here you can expect to see me talk about some of my more interesting programming projects, such as my series tracker, a web-based mmorpg I'm working on, wii homebrew projects, etc. Also, you can look forward to me posting pictures of some latte art that I make as I progress in the learning process. Maybe I'll even talk about random stuff, but I suspect that may be a bit more rare.

I'll try to tag each post with the appropriate project name, so if you're interested in any particular project, you should be able to just click on the link under "Tags" over there on the sidebar.