May 2020 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Migrated KitCAT and Lib-Ray into Eclipse workspace / Git Started a TACTIC project for setup testing Purchased new monitor headphones and 24″ color-check monitor Reviewed sockets IPC programming in Python for KitCAT May 18, 2020 at 4:00 PM S-Type Icons for TACTIC/KitCAT This last week, I started working on setting up a test multimedia […]

April 2020 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: CoViD-19 / SARS-CoV-2 epidemic continues and we are self-quarantined New ADSL modem from Windstream, after old one burned out in storm Using Seafile routinely now Created most of a TACTIC role for Ansible deployment Installed TACTIC experimentally on Giles Lots of construction work. Grim news coming in about the CoViD-19 Pandemic. This is going […]

January 2019 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Mostly IT work: migrated server, started setting up Shut down VPS at Rose Hosting. Using Digital Ocean now. Uploaded music to server (but not yet ingested to DAMS). Extensive documentation of our IT infrastructure and services. Adopted video screencasting/self-monitoring. 2018 P&L Statement, first run of tax returns. Jan 2, 2019 at 2:59 AM […]

August 2018 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Website plan to migrate archives into S3 storage stopped by lack of FUSE support with Rose Hosting. Article commissioned on Zebra barcode reader support with Linux / Open Source software. Query from Maurice Thomas about voice work. Disk and jacket art designs for Open Movie edition of “Lunatics!” episodes 1-3. Experimental animation of flame […]

KitCAT Architecture Concept

KitCAT Architecture Concept

I put together this concept for the architecture of our proposed TACTIC client application, KitCAT: The idea is to make the use of the collaboration features provided by TACTIC as smoothly integrated as possible into the artists’ creative applications, while maintaining one common interface for the KitCAT features, and only having to maintain one GUI […]

TACTIC Replication & Backup

TACTIC Replication & Backup

I’ve been considering how we want to set up our virtual-studio asset-management system. There are a number of problems I’ve wanted to solve to plan for the future: The source archive is already around 15 GB. This is the original art, Blender models, sound effects, and some rendered video. There’s another 47 GB in the […]


Ansible School

After several abortive attempts to write an Ansible script (“playbook”) for installing our server repeatably, and thus it making it possible to maintain properly, I realized that I clearly do not know what I am doing. So today is “Ansible School”. It turns out there are a lot of tutorial videos on YouTube about it […]