Capturing A/V Multimedia Streams From the Browser

Background I’ve recently been working on finishing up an application to help gather presentation feedback when demo’ing a talk for the first time in front of a live audience. The app will play back a video stream and overlay the audiences comments on top of the video in real time. However I haven’t open sourced it yet because there was a dependency on launching an external video application to do the recording, and have the user upload that to the server. [Read More]

Using the New “load_recipe” Chef Function with Shef

If you are developing chef recipes it really helps to use the command line tool called shef. Shef is just a REPL to run chef in an interactive ruby session. If you haven’t ever tried it, you can find some nice instructions over here to get you going. Shef gives an easy way to iterate on your recipes so that you can make small changes and see the effects. However, I found the _includerecipe function would only load the recipe one time, and complain that its seen the recipe before on subsequent tries. [Read More]

iOS Development with Vim and the Command Line

Intro I’ve recently been playing around with some iOS code, and while I find Xcode an excellent editor with a lot of great built-ins, I’m a vim user at heart. It’s the editor I’ve been using on a daily basis for years, so its tough to switch when I want to do iPhone development. Of course there are some things you just have to use Xcode for, but I’ve been able to tailor vim to do most of my dev work, as well as build and run the simulator on the command line. [Read More]