Shoutcast Administration Panel
Shoutcast is one of the most popular options for internet radio broadcasting. Developed years ago by Nullsoft, the project still lives on as a standard in Internet Radio Broadcasting. I developed this administration panel in a few days using PHP. It runs on the CodeIgniter Framework and also utilizes phpseclib. It works with the transcoder and each individual server regardless of it's a relay or broadcast point.
- Shows the status of each server
- Start/Stop Relay and Transcoders in any browser.
- Responsive design for mobile support.
- Listener map to show each listeners location.
- Extremely lightweight.
- Automated restarts for any servers that lose connection.
SHRTN was developed while taking a PHP development class at FSU. It was designed to be a very easy-to-use and simple URL Shortener developed completely in PHP. It made use of the CodeIgniter Framework and utilized Bootstrap Styling. The project is no longer active as of January 2014, but it was a great learning experience.
pfSense Home Network
pfSense is a popular and free option for networking for a home and/or small business. It runs on a customized version of FreeBSD and can operate with bare minimum resources. Due to the constant issues I was faced with on routers, I decided to take a more proactive approach and implement pfSense on my home network. It runs inside a VM on my ESXi server using two of the dedicated ethernet ports on my the node. It uses one port for the internet connection and the other goes to the switch and the 2 wireless access points (WAP) inside my home. The whole setup is actually quite simple and runs on a /24 internally with x.x.x.0-x.x.x.99 being static addresses, while x.x.x.100-x.x.x.255 are used for DHCP.
Raspberry Pi Video Series
In August 2014, I started my DIS (Directed Independent Study) on Raspberry Pi's. The primary purpose of this DIS was to show the uses of Raspberry Pi's and how they can be used for a ton of different projects/solutions. The project focuses on short videos that give an in-depth tutorial to doing certain projects.Video Topics:
- Installing Raspbian
- Installing RaspBMC
- Setting up Motion (Live Camera Monitoring)
- Creating a Samba Share on the Raspberry Pi
- Setting up a LAMP stack (Web server for hosting a site)
In January 2012, I started my web hosting company, HostHoarders. The intended plan originally was to provide affordable and maintained web hosting in the Tampa and Tallahassee area. Eventually I started to realize the demand for budget shared hosting across the world. I quickly joined the market and started offering extremely affordable shared hosting. These plans quickly sold and I saw a positive impact from my efforts. I was the only employee and I was managing 300+ clients. There were automated systems in place, but there was still some manual labor required. In August 2014, I decided to sell HostHoarders to make time for school and future employment and career options. It was a great experience and I learned so much throughout the whole process. Skills such as systems administration, customer service, and advertising were all used throughout my time running HostHoarders.Our Systems in (Atlanta):
- Dual L5639 (12 cores/24 threads)
- 32GB of RAM
- CentOS 6 (64-Bit)
- 2TB RAID Protected Storage
- 1Gbps connection