Analysis of Reddit’s /r/popular

This post was adapted from the original Reddit post. In light of Reddit’sĀ release of /r/popular, I wanted to get a sense for exactly which subreddits were being filtered out. The admins apparently decided to not release a list of those filtered subreddits just yet. Approach 9,000 posts worth of metadata (mainly subreddit, domain, and author) […]

Battling WordPress Malware with Git & Logstash

For years, this site and several others hosted on its server fell victim to a series of malware attacks. This is the post-mortem of how I discoveredĀ and recovered from the infections. Background started in 2009 as my first WordPress site. It was originally on a shared host, so naturally my only interactions with it […]

Test-Driven, Angular Slot Game for Fish

Casual slot-style gambling games are great distractions while working out because they’re addictive and take little to no mental effort to play and enjoy – a perfect fit for the [adult-swim] show FishCenter Live. Tropical Treasures is such a game, and I succeeded in taking it from concept to production in less than a week. […]

Weeknight Project: Headon Reddit Bot

The Front Page of the Internet has an untold number of bots accessing and posting content every second. Some contribute valuable context, like autowikibot, which replies to WikiPedia links with an article summary and other links. Then there’s headonbot. This is exactly what headonbot aspires to do – what it only aspires to do. Headonbot […]

EDM Looking Glass – Complete

This project really stretched my editing muscle and patience. Forget basic projects where a timeline had a few bits of audio and video with maybe a few titles and transitions. The vision I had when I first recorded the mixset in July sealed in an editing destiny of heavy use of cuts, speed adjustments, and frame-by-frame alignments, not to mention gathering and capturing hours of footage from VHS tapes

EDM Looking Glass – Previews

In the year plus since leaving the west and starting work at CNN, I’ve been focusing intently on my career in professional video production so much that I have neglected personal projects. This fact began to trouble me recently, and after helping a good friend find his way around Premiere Pro, I became inspired to […]

New Mixset – djSquared

A new half hour mix named after the first song in the set and the caring nature through which I made this set, WTFuck starts in electro house and ends in dubstep and is the cumulation of several weekends of work – picking tracks, mixing, and creating the album art. WTFuck is available for listening […]