The web interface on the Aprica CCTV DVR is terrible, it requires a proprietary plugin to view video and doesn’t have many of the features I would like.
In the past I’ve played with MotionEye for recording and managing IP network cameras, MotionEye uses motion in the background to get the video streams from the cameras. Unfortunately motion does not support the RTSP protocol or H264 codec used by the CCTV DVR’s web interface.
Sprites mods – CP/M on an AVR – Intro Awesome project to emulate a Z80 CPU on a AVR microcontroller, this could be very interesting as the Z80 was used in quiet a number of early computing devices.
DPAC Awesome alarm clock – The clock has a wifi connection and connects and looks up events on your Google Calendar. It also has an FM radio and built in amplifier and switch system that allows you to play music from iPods etc.
I was reading this article from Slate about user generated content and the cost of running “social” sites or other sites that contain user generated content. I’ve always wondered about the costs of running something like YouTube or Facebook and how exactly do they pay the costs of running the site.
A fun exercise is to take the content that you generate and cost it out, obviously we’re buying bandwidth in small quantities so its going to be expensive, but think about the costs.