• Tutorials

    Using a Amcrest IP3M-941B IP Security Camera Under Linux

    I’ve desired to purchase additional security cameras to monitor the exterior areas of my home for quite some time after purchasing a Sharx SCNC2606 IP security camera in 2011. Although the Sharx IP security camera has been useful, the video quality and resolution of the camera (640×480), the limited field of view, and the lack of some additional desirable features left me longing for something better. I did a bit of research on Amazon’s offerings in the summer of 2018 and finally narrowed down my choice to the Amcrest IP3M-941B IP security camera. One of my big concerns with the Amcrest IP security camera was whether I could use and…

  • Reviews

    TreePad: A Free-Form Database Program

    Years ago, at the nudging of a former co-worker and friend, I decided to try working in the IT field as a Lotus Notes developer. About 2 years into my IT career, I determined that I needed a way to store code snippets and tips so that I could have a handy reference that allowed easy and quick retrieval of information for use on any project on which I was working. After quite a bit of Internet research, I narrowed my choices down to two candidates: Info Select and TreePad. I eventually decided on TreePad after spending a bit of time using each program. I preferred the look, feel, and…

  • Tutorials

    Onis 2.5 Free Edition Under Linux

    Onis is a DICOM image viewer for the Windows OS. DICOM images are normally generated and provided on a CD when you have MRIs or CT scans performed and sometimes for X-rays. What makes Onis so special? Well, if you have an MRI of your spine, axial (horizontal) and sagittal (vertical) slices (images) will be taken. With Onis viewer, you can open a set of sagittal images in one window and a set of axial images in another window. When you do that, a slice line appears enabling you to know what you’re specifically looking at. Dr. Doug Gillard did a video about using Onis 2.5 Free Edition to read…