This is a narrative post. If you want to see my python program that calculates out the diode matrix, skip to the end or click here,
Finally connected my DVR to the network. It's an LaView lv-d0404bs (4-ch dvr). I searched all over and couldn't find an rtsp url for this model. Finally, I did what I should have done, and opened the source of the web page.
Recently the internet noticed the Raspberry Pi could drive LCD panels using DPI. This allows very inexpensive displays to be used with basically no additional hardware.
I used to be a big proponent of xmpp. However, over the years my enthusiasm has waned for it. I'm not the only one. Essentially, these days if your chat service is not done over HTTP(s), and if it doesn't have persistence, your chat service is now legacy. Yes, I still enjoy IRC, and I think it's great for ephemeral communications. But in this multi-device, mobile world, it's hard to use IRC as a daily driver for my friends and coworkers.
Every morning I wake up bleary eyed
Another victim of aggressive deadlines
I don't think this is supportable
It's not good at all