My Personal Notes on Trying to Build TheBookOfShaders

Update: Don’t bother! There is really nothing to gain. This “book” simply isn’t finished and has apparently been in this state for years. There is very little extra in the source than there is on the site, and it’s not complete. I’m trying to build https://github.com/patriciogonzalezvivo/thebookofshaders because https://thebookofshaders.com/ is incomplete. I tried building it in…

WordPress Multisite Oops

I’m using Multisite WordPress for most of my WordPress sites. I’m also using Nginx, so the .htaccess files don’t do me any good. My sitemap.xml files seem to be overwriting each other in the host site folder, so the sitemap.xml for this site may show as one of the others, I presume based on which…

Syntax Highlighting Notes

I just changed the Jekyll Rouge syntax highlighting theme on my new site, Practical Code Use. Jekyll’s default is oddly pinkish, and I like the dark themes. First I tried monokai, but some of the colors look odd, especially with PowerShell. So I switched to Dracula which looks better for my purposes. Pygments themes work…

DVR saga part 7

From part 6 No codec for live playback : This is an annoying concept, but it’s as much Microsoft’s fault as NextPVRs, maybe moreso. I can install a 3rd-party codec (need to vet them to ensure I don’t get one with malware) and get live playback working Oh…I already have at least two MPEG2 decoders…

DVR saga part 6

From part 2 Well I’m not thrilled with NextPVR so far. Not that I’ve tried to mess with it much, but it doesn’t just keep working. I’m not sure if the fault is with Win10 or NextPVR, but it will get stuck in some sort of sleep mode and stop recording. Also it doesn’t seem…

DVR saga part 5

I’ve toyed around some today and read quite a bit. I think my dreams might be crushed, or at least they aren’t worth the hassle. What I really liked about WMC was that I didn’t have to mess with it. I could record stuff, watch and pause live TV, and watch recordings with very little…

DVR saga part 4

My thoughts on this topic rapidly evolve. Now that I’ve gone through a bunch of hard drives and files I’m confident I could lose any of the three Win10 PCs without losing anything important, I realize I could use them to test out various DVR / media server software. More and more I think I…

DVR saga part 3

So far in my homebuilt DVR adventures, WMC was the least problematic / most reliable, but MS has killed it off, and it wasn’t problem-free or spouse/kid/visitor friendly to use because you had to have all the inputs set up right and sometimes had to fix the resolution. Since my last post I’m toying with…

DVR saga part 2

Well I’m not thrilled with NextPVR so far. Not that I’ve tried to mess with it much, but it doesn’t just keep working. I’m not sure if the fault is with Win10 or NextPVR, but it will get stuck in some sort of sleep mode and stop recording. Also it doesn’t seem to auto-free recording…