Introducing OpenOB

The next post will be part 3 of my Engineering FM series but it’s time for a quick diversion to introduce a tool I ended up producing, initially as a contingency plan, but later as a serious project, for implementing outside broadcast audio links and studio-transmitter links using the Real Time Protocol. That tool is… Continue reading Introducing OpenOB

Serializing and scoping Mongoid criteria

So, while working on a project, I ran into a snag. I’ve got a partial which renders a list of images, and I want that partial to be auto-updated. That partial is used in multiple controllers and actions and is passed lots of different arbitrary data sets. How do you manage auto-updating that partial, and… Continue reading Serializing and scoping Mongoid criteria

Interfacing SilentJack and Nagios

So, silence detection is a big deal when it comes to monitoring broadcast audio systems. You want to be sure your stuff is making noise. If your sustainer’s not putting anything out, it’s not a lot of good. SilentJack is an awesome little utility from the king of ‘oh, that’s a handy little program for… Continue reading Interfacing SilentJack and Nagios