Setting up DDclient for use with Google Domains

This is the config file located at /etc/ddclient.conf: # created by Brandon Smithuse=if, if=enp0s3ssl=yesprotocol=googledomainslogin=$LOGINpassword=$ Of course, replace $LOGIN and $PASSWORD with the credentials provided by Google Domains for the domain or subdomain that you’re setting up. Also, make sure that the last line is your FQDN. You’re probably going to want to set this up as a daemon in Linux.… Read more →

ffmpeg: Convert DCP to consumer-watchable format

In order to watch a video packaged as DCP, the video generally must be converted to a format that can be read by consumer media players, such as H.265 (HEVC). This post will use Creative Commons-licensed Tears of Steel 4K DCP package as an example. ffmpeg -i tos_version_05/tos_picture.mxf -i tos_version_05/tos_sound.mxf -map 0:0 -c:v libx265 -pix_fmt yuv420p -crf 22 -map 1:0… Read more →

Adding USB 3.0 Drivers to a Windows 7 Installation ISO File

Copy install.wim and boot.wim from the sources directory in the iso to a temporary place accessible from a Windows machine, as you will need to use DISM, a built-in command-line tool in Windows. From inside Windows, create a directory called mount in the same location as the .wim files. Create a folder called USB3 in the same location. Inside the… Read more →

Installing Windows to external drive from Windows

This has been tested to work with Windows 10. Insert or mount Windows installation disc/iso. Note the drive letter. For the sake of this post, I’m using D: as the iso mount point, and E: as the usb drive letter. From an administrator-level command prompt or powershell, use diskpart to prepare the external drive (replacing the drive letter with something… Read more →