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October 23, 2018

Dimocrats vs Republicans

The U.S. Senate has 51 Republicans, 47 Democrats, and 2 independents. There are 35 seats up in 2018 - including special elections in Minnesota and Mississippi - of which 26 are held by Democrats. Dimocrats will need to gain 2 seats to take control.

The U.S. House of Representatives has 235 Republicans, 193 Democrats, 0 Independents, 7 Vacancies.

So, it looks like the Republicans currently control the House, the Senate, and the Presidency. I'm not clear that that will change with the next election, unless the Dimocrats steal the elections.


Posted by Rob Kiser on October 23, 2018 at 5:52 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

October 22, 2018


This weekend, Jen and Sarah and I all met up in Boulder to go to the pumpkin patch at Munson Farm at 7355 Valmont St. ( Valmont and 75th.)

Continue reading "Memories"

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So, it looks like I used to use IRFanView to rename my files. But, at some point, they fixed it so that IRFanView isn't free any more. Now, it says my trial has expired. Probably when I got this new laptop as my home server - whenever that was.


I tried to rdp into my servers downstairs. No luck.

ok. but I did confirm that IRfanview does work on the downstairs PC. It's just not hooked into my network for whatever reason. dunno why that is.

Posted by Rob Kiser on October 22, 2018 at 11:22 AM : Comments (0) | Permalink

Boulder Pumpkin Patch

The pumpkin patch that Jennifer, Sarah, and I went to on Saturday was Munson Farm at 7355 Valmont St. ( Valmont and 75th.)


Posted by Rob Kiser on October 22, 2018 at 9:08 AM : Comments (0) | Permalink

October 19, 2018

Date/Time Stamps on Video Files Created by SV3C WiFi IP Camera

Video Files Created by SV3C WiFi IP Camera

I'm trying to figure out what the date/time stamps mean on the videos created by the SV3C WiFi IP Camera.

It creates a folder on the MicroSD card in a YYYYMMDD format as follows:


Here, we see a file that starts on 10/19/2018 at 06:25:02 a.m. and records until 06:25:16. So, it records for 14 seconds. Also, if we watch the video, you can verify that the date/time stamps are correct, as they match the date/time stamp that is recorded/encoded in the video.

The thing that is confusing, however, is when we look at the Date Modified column in Windows Explorer, we see that the Date Modified does not match the date time specified in the Name column. For instance:

Name Date Modified
------------ -----------------------
A181019_210001_210015.264 10/19/2018 1:00 p.m.

So, the file name seems to indicate that the 14 second recording started on 2018/10/19 at 21:00:01 (9:00:01 PM) and recorded until 21:00:15 (9:00:15 PM), so it recorded for 14 seconds. And, if we look at the date time stamp on the video as it plays, that is exactly what we see. Those times appear to be correct and match the date time stamp on the video when viewed. However, the Date Modified field does not appear to match. For some reason, the Date Modified field shows 8 hours earlier. I'm not clear why this is. But, the solution seems to be just to ignore the Date Modified (and Date Created) fields in Windows Explorer when we're looking at the files that were created by the SV3C WiFi IP Camera, as both of these values are clearly incorrect.

OK. Trying to get the Time Setting set correctly for the iPhone App named CamHi.
Click on CamHi to launch the app.
Click on the little gear to the right to enter setup.
Click on Time Setting down at the bottom of the screen.

It says: Time Setting
Device TIme:
2018-10-19 17:30:29

Sync with Phone TIme

Device Time Zone
GMT - 7:00
Daylight Savings Time
(Switch to the right = On)

Phone Time Zone

Saving Time Zone For Device

Posted by Rob Kiser on October 19, 2018 at 10:50 AM : Comments (0) | Permalink

Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 with Built-In Multi-Touch Touchpad

So today, my wireless keyboard died on me. It's just not working right. The space bar wouldn't work. So, I took it apart. Now, it's not really working right, it seems. So, I ordered another one off of Amazon. Of course, it's discontinued, so I ordered a used one for $20. Like...no way in hell I'm learning a new keyboard at this point.

Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 with Built-In Multi-Touch Touchpad

Posted by Rob Kiser on October 19, 2018 at 10:29 AM : Comments (0) | Permalink

October 18, 2018

Playing Video Files Created by SV3C WiFi IP Camera

So, I haven't been able to get my FTP server working. Figured I'd skip that step, rip the MicroSD memory card out of the camera, copy the video files over, and see what we recorded. Uh. uh. uh! Not so fast! For some reason, these fucking idiots are creating files that pretty much can't be played by any video player on the surface of the earth at this point. Nice. Thanks for that, cocksuckers.

The video files all have a .264 extension. So, pretty much nothing will touch them. You have a few options:
1) Spend your days trying to get VLC to play them.
2) download the player from SV3C website. Go here: http://www.sv3c.com/Instruction-and-Software-For-960P-1080P-WiFi-IP-Camera-H-series-.html, Under Software, click 4. Player for H.264 Videos(For HX Series) to download.

So, this downloads a file called HiPlayer.zip

I created a folder and extracted the files to C:\Program Files\HiPlayer

OK. Fair enough.

Created a shortcut to it on my desktop. OK.
Now, let's try to play one of the files...
Christ. It does, in fact, play the .264 files, but the HiPlayer isn't associated with the type of file extension .264. So, let's try to get it so that it knows that the .264 files should be played with the HiPlayer. Christ. OK. Done. I associated the .264 file extension with the HiPlayer. Lord. Seriously people.

Now, I'm copying all of the files off of the MicroSD card which i unceremoniously ripped out of the camera (after removing the 4 screws that hold the front on). Like, in theory, you can copy these files off of the camera using FTP, but I've not got that part working yet, thanks for asking.


4. Regarding FTP settings, please refer to the instruction on SV3C website
ra-H-series-.html click 5、FTP Server- User Manual to learn more. FTP can only
backup motion detection pictures and videos. FTP cannot store 24/7 recordings.
5. The video format is h.264, if you want to play these video files on your FTP
server, please download the player from SV3C website(same as above link), click
4、Player for H.264 Videos(For HX Series) to download.

Posted by Rob Kiser on October 18, 2018 at 12:21 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

October 16, 2018

FTP Server

So, I'm trying to figure out now how to get the new security camera to work my existing FTP server.

This post goes into detail about how I set up the FTP server back in 2005.

1) What O/S am I running?


Windows Edition: Windows 7 Professional
Service Pack 1
Computer Name: AsusLaptop
Workgroup: WORKGROUP
System Type: 64 bit O/S

2) I think that, the first thing I'd like to do is establish/verify that I do currently have a working FTP server.

How do I know if I have IIS on Windows 7?

go to Start->Run type inetmgr and press OK. If you get an IIS configuration screen. It is installed, otherwise it isn't. You can also check ControlPanel->Add Remove Programs , Click Add Remove Windows Components and look for IIS in the list of installed components.

Autoexec.bat is still in the same place, in c:\

But I don't see it there.

You need to go into Folder options and unhide 'protected operating system files', then if you right-click the file you even get an 'edit' option.

I still don't see the c:\Autoexec.bat

Posted by Rob Kiser on October 16, 2018 at 4:23 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

October 15, 2018

SV3C WIFI Camera

So, I ordered this new tricked out camera which supposedly will notify me when the coon is in the house. Trying to get it set up now.

I believe the SV3C camera I purchased is this one:
720P Wireless IP Camera (SV-B06W-720P-HX)

Apparently, they sent me the directions already in an email. I've renamed it and saved a local copy here: CamHi_Instructions_for_SV-B06W_Camera.pdf

Here's a link to the company's site ostensibly with the directions for installing it:

This shows how to put the MicroSD card in it:


OK. Now that I have the MicroSD card in the camera, how do I access the photos in the camera?

I looked at the directions that they emailed me, but they send me to another place. Great.

4. Regarding FTP settings, please refer to the instruction on SV3C website
http://www.sv3c.com/Instruction-and-Software-For-960P-1080P-WiFi-IP-Camera-H-series-.html click 5 - FTP Server- User Manual to learn more. FTP can only backup motion detection pictures and videos. FTP cannot store 24/7 recordings.

OK. I downloaded a local copy and saved it here: 5-FTP_Server_User_Manual.pdf

OK. Now, I go into the iphone CamHi - Setup - FTP Setting.
Server Address:
Server Port: 21
User Name


Use Windows Explorer to access camera SD card file
1. Turn on computer.
Turn on computer and open Windows Explorer for accessing the ftp server.

Windows Explorer
2. Enter the FTP address.
Enter the FTP address ( by default) in the URL field of the explorer.

OK. But this isn't working for me. And, on my iphone, if I go into the CamHi App > Setup > FTP Setting, there's nothing there. So, I'm thinking I've got to set up the FTP configuration on the iPhone first. Hmmmm.

Windows Explorer FTP
3. Login FTP
Then an FTP login window shows up asking for login ID and password, defaults are admin and 1234.

Login FTP - Windows Explorer
4. Access File
After filling in the login ID and password fields, you will see the FTP directory.

FTP Folder - Windows Explorer
Use IE browser to access camera SD card file
Access SD card file with IE browser
Besides, users can also just launch the IE browser to access SD card. In the same way, enter the FTP address ( by default) in the address field. After finishing the login process, you will see the FTP directory.

FTP - Internet Explorer
What's on-board/edge storage?
Edge storage or on-board storage means the video recording at the edge of the Ethernet network as opposed to transmit the data across the network. The edge storage is able to provide three main benefits; decentralized storage, redundancy, and low bandwidth. This is the reason why it's widely used in many IP cameras. Edge storage function enables camera to record video directly to a storage device such as an SD/SDHC card inserted into the camera. Additionally, it can store the snapshot either captured by motion detection or user's operation.

Continue reading "SV3C WIFI Camera"

Posted by Rob Kiser on October 15, 2018 at 5:27 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

October 11, 2018

Camille Paglia Explains Why Feminism Is The Collapse Of Western Civilization


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October 4, 2018

Albert Einstein's views on religion

Albert Einstein's Handwritten 'God Letter' to Go on Sale for $1 Million

"The word God is for me nothing but the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of venerable but still rather primitive legends," writes the physicist.

"No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can (for me) change anything about this."

The son of secular Ashkenazi Jews and forced to flee Germany after Adolf Hitler took power, Einstein did not exclude Judaism from his critique.

"For me the unadulterated Jewish religion is, like all other religions, an incarnation of primitive superstition and the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong, and in whose mentality I feel profoundly anchored, still for me does not have any different kind of dignity from all other peoples. As far as my experience goes, they are in fact no better than other human groups, even if they are protected from the worst excesses by a lack of power. Otherwise I cannot perceive anything 'chosen' about them."

Posted by Rob Kiser on October 4, 2018 at 4:51 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

Canon OES Rebel T3i 600D


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October 1, 2018

NOPD Robs Asian Restaurant, Kills 3

For some reason, I always have a hard time finding this article about when NOPD robbed an Asian restaurant in New Orleans and murdered everyone.


Posted by Rob Kiser on October 1, 2018 at 12:13 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink