The Flexomizer

Dave Whitney's Random Thoughts


Extended Downtime

Good golly gracious. Down for nearly two weeks. That really sucks. Sorry about that. I made the BIG mistake of attempting an in-place upgrade of my Windows 2008 R2 server to Windows 2012 R2. Boy howdy, don't ever do that. I just about wrecked everything. Fortunately, I was able to piece everything b... [More]

Just how does the password authorization and encryption work in the Remote Guide app/server?

As promised, here's a breakdown of the security system I implemented for my Remote Guide server. The basics are this: you enter your password on both the client (phone) and the server (PC). When the client connects, it requests a session token. The server generates a large random number and returns ... [More]

Remote Guide Server for Windows 7/Windows 8.1 Media Center

This is the server component for my Remote Guide app for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 10. The app lets you browse the TV guide on your Media Center machine, schedule recordings, set up series recordings, see what’s been recorded, what will be recorded and so on. The app does not feature streami... [More]

New Product from Apple

Apple has a new product for sale. It should appeal to the older generation. [More]

Loopable Chaos - Volumes!

In a previous tutorial, I discussed a method of using combinations of 3D textures to create a sequence of 2D images which could be looped, yet still appear to be ongoing chaotic change. However, that technique won't work if what you want to create is a 3D volume. [More]