Archive for category: Tips and Tricks

The Broadcaster Project, revisited

May 18, 2011 | Tips and Tricks, Video, Web Development, Web Programming | By: Mark VandeWettering

One year ago today, I first published a link to The Broadcaster Project, a site which had several tips on using command line tools such as ffmpeg to assemble videos. I use a similar technique to do my more recent videos: I take the raw footage from the camera and resize it, denoise it, and […]

HOWTO make a simple HTTP server…

August 12, 2010 | Tips and Tricks, Web Development, Web Programming | By: Mark VandeWettering

It’s occasionally useful to have a basic HTTP running to serve the files in a directory. You might want to fetch some MP3 or movie files from one machine, or in my case, a PDF document that I’m hacking on my Linux box while ssh’ed in from my Windows laptop. In the past, I have […]


April 8, 2005 | Tips and Tricks | By: Mark VandeWettering

I just had the urge to see what my website looked like a couple of years ago, and used the Internet Wayback machine to find out. Kick ass.

Drive cloning software…

April 5, 2005 | Tips and Tricks, Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

I recently began to have difficulties with my Windows XP box. For reasons which were not clear (and given XP’s “weld the hood shut” architecture, impossible to diagnose) I could not install Visual C++ on the machine. I realized that over the last couple of years, I had acquired a lot of cruft in my […]

Useful Firefox Extensions

December 12, 2004 | Tips and Tricks | By: Mark VandeWettering

I love Firefox. It’s a great browser all by its lonesome. But it also has some nicely done extensions which have proven to be really useful and now which I find it hard to live without. Some of the better extensions are: Gmail Notifier — Keep track of your gmail account Bloglines Toolkit — I […]