Erie Looking Productions

0.8 Special Projects

0.8.1 RSS

Work may take place on using feed2exec to watch my RSS feeds.66I am having trouble figuring out how to get feed2exec to create any output currently.📌 This may be utilized in conjunction with Offline IMAP as well as NOAA FTPMail due to how inconsistent network access is becoming locally. Even the Emergency Manager Weather Information Network, or EMWIN, could prove useful as things deteriorate locally to where I’ll be reading UUCP Mail Interchange Format Standard (1986) as I also have Using & Managing UUCP on the shelf.

0.8.2 Television

Currently various television reception antennae are aloft. A rushed rapid prototyping using MythTV on Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi 2 was operated backend-only with an HDHomeRun CONNECT Duo attached to a TV antenna. A second HDHomeRun CONNECT Duo has been purchased to provide a bit of diversity reception off a second antenna. As Ashtabula is located somewhat equidistant between Cleveland and Erie, it gets interesting trying to snag signals from both directions which is why I’m shooting for diversity reception.77WVIZ to my west is a particular target for PBS shows via ideastream in Cleveland while to my east in Erie I can pick up WJET, WFXP, and WQLN mostly.

Unfortunately the antennae are mounted on and in the garage. The Raspberry Pi 2 was located inside the garage as well in addition to the HDHomeRun CONNECT Duo. The HDHomeRun CONNECT Duo operated just fine. The Raspberry Pi 2 didn’t like the very high temperatures recently and fried.

Eventually I will be building a proper MythTV system on something sturdier than a Raspberry Pi. I will need to build a proper cooling system for it. Deployment will likely prove tricky.

Figure 0.1: An example of local received channels from the Cleveland area.

0.8.3 Other Ops

There are half-formed plans involving GNU SIP Witch.