Tag: promiscuous pipelines

Architectures over Frameworks

Today via Hacker News… Do Not Learn Frameworks, Learn the architecure Remember the old principle that each module should perform just one function? In case it performs two…

Bringing the commandline to the browser: Toward network-natured web workflows

In a moment when the dominancy of PHP is being challenged by hip upstart platforms like node.js, it seems worth revisiting the commandline and the inherent richness and…

Publishing Pipelines with make

Working on a python pipeline that transforms media annotations from the Active Archives video wiki (a simplified derivative of the sub-rip “SRT” text format) into HTML with embedded…

From files to streams: Promiscuous Pipelines

This week I found myself thinking about media “streams” (versus “files”) and a possible parallel to pipelines and their possible “promiscuity”. A stream is essentially a stream by…

Happy accidents & the promiscious pipeline

I often use the mplayer program from the commandline to play music when I’m working. Mplayer is in fact a full featured media player, useful for playing videos…

Plumbers of the world unite! (Unhooking the pipe)

Today, I was paid a visit by my friendly neighborhood plumber (and a trainee) who restored my bathroom water heater (goodbye electric kettle bucket showers!). When he’d finished,…