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AudioPump, Inc. Projects (internet radio)

Analytics Connector - Connects your SHOUTcast servers to your Google Analytics account, allowing you to monitor your website and streams in one place.

Stream Metadata API - Simple RESTful web service for accessing real-time metadata from internet radio streams.

Consulting - Contact me at brad@audiopump.co for vendor-neutral streaming media advice.

Other Projects

WiiMusic.net - An internet radio player for Nintendo's Wii that utilizes jQuery for the interface and Flash in the background for audio playback.

MindMaster MIDI/DMX - Software that interfaces with consumer EEG hardware to translate brainwave patterns into controls for MIDI and DMX to control synthesizers and intelligent lighting fixtures. Interfaces to USB HID hardware, as well as common MIDI devices and USB-serial controlled DMX interfaces.

Laptop Theft Prevention - Uses the accelerometer in IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad series laptops as an anti-theft alarm. Sends alerts over e-mail/SMS.

Color Filter - Enables people with scotopic sensitivity syndrome to use a computer for longer periods of time by placing a simple color overlay on top of applications. Can be calibrated to the user's specific color needs.

New Chrome Session - Launches a completely blank Google Chrome session with its own cookies, cache, and history. Enables one-click testing of login functions, as well as logging on to multiple accounts on services such as Gmail and Facebook.

Can You Ping Me Now? - Simple website for determining if your Internet connection is working properly. Utilizes Socket.IO... not actual ICMP ping packets.


Oct
19
comment JPEG images are pixelated on browsers (websites)
@Lou New laptop == new monitor. Yes, you could contact your ISP to see if they are compressing things more than normal. If you want to post an actual screen capture of a site you're looking at that looks poorly (in PNG format, not resized or anything), I can compare to what I'm seeing and can rule out any monitor or perception issues.
Oct
13
comment JPEG images are pixelated on browsers (websites)
@Lou Are you sure your other computers look better? Are you sure you didn't just get a new monitor and that now you're noticing the difference? If there is some optimization software, it might be ran by your ISP and you might not know about it.
Oct
13
answered JPEG images are pixelated on browsers (websites)
Oct
9
comment Does streaming use the same amount of bandwidth as downloading?
This is actually the right answer in a lot of cases. Often times in a lot of cases, the exact same resource and protocol is used for streaming and download. If you want to play a resource over HTTP, it's no different than downloading it other than that you are playing it back as it is being downloaded. Sure, there are optimizations for streaming, and different protocols which may change your bitrate as you stream, but I don't think that's the core of the question being asked. (They do deserve mention however.)
Oct
4
comment Can't simulate 64-bit operating systems on VirtualBox
@kinokijuf It does work on VirtualBox, I'm using it right now.
Oct
3
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
26
comment Seeing remote mouse through VNC
I think UltraVNC Server has that option, but I don't have a copy of it handy to check. It's been awhile since I've used it.
Sep
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
13
comment Seeing remote mouse through VNC
It doesn't have anything to do with the client if you want to see the remote cursor. Some VNC servers have settings to add the cursor into the data to be drawn to the screen.
Sep
13
comment Seeing remote mouse through VNC
Some VNC servers allow you see the remote cursor. It's up to the server though to composite that cursor into its screen updates.
Sep
13
answered how to determine the broadcast address for IP of class-A when net mask is of class-B
Sep
13
comment DHCP Reservation vs Static IP address
I am very curious to know what software you run that requires a fixed IP address and is unable to know what that address is if that IP is assigned via DHCP. I've also never seen any application permanently tying a license to a single IP address.
Sep
13
comment DHCP Reservation vs Static IP address
What websites have you been reading, and what points did they make? It's a ridiculous argument really. If you can assign via DHCP, do it. If you can't, you're stuck assigning an manual address on the device.
Sep
11
comment how to connect 2 mics on one laptop and ordres done separately and at the same time
Sure, this is entirely possible. You just need a sound card with multiple inputs, or multiple sound cards. You also need software that supports this. What software are you using?
Sep
6
awarded  Yearling
Aug
12
awarded  Necromancer
Aug
12
comment Secure ffmpeg streaming connection?
You should post that as an answer, and move your question over to SuperUser where it is more on-topic.
Aug
12
comment Lenovo hardware test “local connection test” failed for Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205
@alexandergalkin Good to know, thanks.
Aug
10
comment Secure ffmpeg streaming connection?
What does it have to do with FFmpeg? Nothing really. FFmpeg uses existing protocols and standards, so those protocols and standards would have to support built-in security. I'm not familiar with all of the streaming standards available, but none that I work with have any built-in mechanism for security. VPN is likely overkill if all you need are these video streams, but if you have many of them and are considering other things such as control protocols, VPN might be the simplest way.
Aug
10
comment Secure ffmpeg streaming connection?
SSH is all you need for stuff like this.