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FAAC compiles into ffmpeg on OpenBSD

June 11th, 2013

I wanted to do this. So I patched ffmpeg in the ports on OpenBSD like so after installing /usr/ports/audio/faac...

begin 644 ffmpeg.patch

Now I can finally convert my AVI's on my Mac too. See if this one works for you on a Mac...


Success! I ran an app on my iPod

June 11th, 2013

I have been creating apps since last year. All of these were from examples found on youtube. So then I finally got around my provisioning problems at Apple and ran one app on my ipod. Now I know that it works I'm going to be switching to one of my books for creating IOS apps. There is a steep learning curve to master. But it'll be fun as I can run the code on my ipod now and play with it. I have also ordered 3 more books in a discounted deal from amazon.com. When I get them I'll released their names. But they deal with IOS 6. I know, I know IOS 7 will be out soon but when it does come out I'll be buying IOS 7 books too.

So what sort of app do I want to build for download in the app store? Hmm. Well I had thought about building an app that doubles as a mouse pointer for a computer. Basically you connect to the computer with wifi, network or bluetooth and enter a password, then whatever you move over the ipod's glass surface gets translated on the computers X11 display. It will need a custom X11 mouse driver as well, which shouldn't be too hard I believe as sourcecode for other mouse drivers exists. Once this project is finished I want to start building the interface for a virtual ipod (in virtual reality). So that you can have goggles on and have an ipod which you see in VR space. You also see Apps on this Ipod that don't exists in reality but moving your finger along the surface causes movement in the virtual reality and you can tap it and it will respond and such. That's phase two, but I'm only focusing on phase one right now.


A second arctic route...

June 8th, 2013

On Greg's cable map there is a second route going through the arctic and it's said to happen in 2014. Remember I had a story about Arctic Fibre here a while ago. While arctic fibre goes along the north-west passage the Polarnet Project goes along the north-east passage and is said to be 190 ms from London-Tokyo. Remember the soundings I took with ping and traceroute and I expect that my route will alternate between arctic fibre and polarnet when I go to hong kong after 2014. I totally envision 280-290ms round-trip latency, it'll be awesome! My Hong Kong VPS rocks yesterday I renewed it for another year until September 2014, which will be just shy of seeing this fibre go into production, if I renew again though it'll rock.


Donation time again

June 7th, 2013

Since I was already doing a few errands, I donated 50 euros to OpenBSD. I also renewed my VPS in Panama for another year (78 euros), and attempted to renew my VPS in Hong Kong, however I had to submit a ticket to them first.

I'm looking forward to using all my VPS setup another year.


OpenBSD Arrived! VLOG entry #3

June 4th, 2013

Finally after ordering it on April 6th, it's here!


Changed the Main Page

June 2nd, 2013

Now that I have a mobile device I noticed how my site sucked on a mobile device. So I made a redirect based on User-Agent string. This was easy to do because the main page is served with PHP. It now redirects to a white page. If you are on a computer and not a mobile device and it redirects you to /mobile.php then this is an error and I'd appreciate it if you would let me know this. Thanks.


Purchased an ipod touch

May 29th, 2013

Yesterday, I purchased an ipod touch. I have several books on IOS programming and intend to write my own apps for it. Also I may be using it for my video blog entries as the camera is about the same quality as my webcam, we'll see.


Goldflipper.net expires today

May 25th, 2013

Goodbye goldy. It was a good 3 years. I do hope I have everything set so that its expiration will not cause problems on my operation. And I have one less domain to worry about.


Panama getting more bandwidth in 2014

May 24th, 2013

This article talks about a new 6000 kilometer cable with landing stations in Panama. As you may or may not know, my host americas.centroid.eu is located in Panama and it's going to be interesting whether I will profit from this or not. The profit would be in stability and reachability.


Added squid proxy to mars

May 24th, 2013

I have added a squid proxy to mars. It is transparent (used with divert-to) rules. Because of the nature of asymmetric routing going on it took me around 45 minutes to isolate where a route was going, and it was getting stuck on my AVM Fritzbox router. I can't really blame them, but laying a static route from mars to Gaia fixed it up. Here is the new network again:

Because the tunnels are MTU 1280 there was some sort of mismatch between mss and fragmenting (which I don't know how well openbsd does it). It turned out to be that Videos being loaded by Gaia would get stuck 10 minutes into the video. I don't even try to figure that out, I placed the squid in the network and it has a more direct route to the AVM Fritzbox which rewrites mss and mtu anyhow becuase it uses PPPoE. The squid fixes all these things and I'm pretty happy.


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