DTNS for Roku

DTNSForRoku is a streaming video channel for Roku® streaming players as well as Roku TVs that bring you the Daily Tech News Show. DTNSForRoku is designed to be light, simple and keeps the focus on the shows own content. DTNSForRoku is available at no cost.

Sort SMS


Sort SMS combines AngularJS, Bootstrap, and Font Awesome to become a sort and filter user interface for SMS messages.

Credit to cipsum.com, nietzsche-ipsum.com, officeipsum.com, and metaphorpsum.com for message text.

Deviled Lobster Tail

This dish is as impressive on the palate as it is on the plate.
Didn't know well oiled apps includes appetizers? It does.

The subtle herb and smoked spice add a layer sophistication to this citrusy sweet tail. Once you try it, this dish will fast become a favorite.

  • 2 small lobster tails
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chili pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

In a bowl combined mayonnaise, dill, lemon juice, sriracha, paprika, chili pepper, and salt. Set mayonnaise mixture aside. Devein and wash lobster tails. Split each tail in half lengthwise. Separate lobster flesh from the shell, leaving it attached at the tip of the tail. Place tails on a baking sheet lined with foil. Add a portion of the mayonnaise mixture beneath the lobster meat, in the shell. Spreading the remaining mayonnaise mixture, covering the lobster.

Broil in the preheated oven until lobster meat turns opaque and shell turns red; 4 to 6 minutes.

Serve and enjoy promptly.

Former desings

This site was established in late 2012. Over the years, its has had many designs and been used for many purposes. Here are just a few samples, spanning the last several years.

This site has been hosted at various virtual private servers from at many hosts over the years. Almost all have been debian apache2; this site included. Many smaller projects here are hosted on no cost mega-corp single app container CDNs.

XKCD Ipsum

An XKCD themed lorem ipsum generator
2,100 inputs and counting!
XKCD Ipsum Screen Shot

XKCD is web comic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language by Randall Munroe.

On XKCD comics there is an alternative (alt) text that normally adds something tangentially relevant to the topic of the comic.

Lorem ipsum, in publishing and graphic design, is a placeholder text commonly used to demonstrate the visual form of a document without relying on meaningful content.

XKCD ipsum is a placeholder text generator that composed of XKCD web comic alt text.

Daily Tech News Show on DTNSForRoku

Tom Merritt and Sarah Lane read the mailbag about DTNSForRoku.

"Be nice to Brad."

Tom Merritt DTNS 3486 12 Mar 2019

~Ambient Sound Sliders

Successfully Ported
Very simple and highly styled slider inputs for mixing ambient noises; now right here!
Featuring audio for the original!

~Ambient Sound Sliders

more rain
even more rain
ng guitar
tetris remix
clueless reunited
clean keyboard

Very simple and highly styled ~Ambient Sound Sliders is an earlier iteration of an ambient noise single page application that focused intensely on simple control and style on the slider input element. This features a minimalist and yet highly styled slider inputs to mix ambient audio tracks. The audio tracks were selected from the public domain. Thanks, the public domain! slider inputs for mixing ambient noises; now right here!

The original

~Ambient Sound Sliders was ported from a previous version of this site. It has been recolored. Then, adapted to be part of this card. As little else as possible was changed.


Space themed ambient audio
See the Cygnus Loop Nebula Today!
Atmosphere SPA Screenshot

Atmosphere was made using the Angular CLI and Bootstrap; then paired with imagery from NASA. Half the audio tracks were engineered solely for this project.


Raspberry Pi and Raspbian based camera system

Including four raspberry pi model zero w and a model 3b+. The zero w models are each equipped with raspberry pi camera modules(two with and two without inferred filters) and stream video upon request to the Pi 3b+. The Pi 3b+ then serves the multi-view user interfaces on the home intranet; viewable in any browser. Most of the cameras are in place with Joby camera mounts. These mounts add versatility to both place the pi zero ws in a much larger range of placements and are also very easy to relocate for any reason. Plant cam? Watch the sky; storms and stars? Lest we forget pet cams and watching for food delivery!

Impress Corporate

Why be silent when you can say nothing for hours!

Impress Corporate is a demonstration implamentation of impress.js filled with Corporate Ipsum corporate themed jargin.

impress.js is a presentation framework based on the power of CSS3 transforms and transitions in modern browsers and inspired by the idea behind prezi.com

Impress Corporate was rapidly outdated by the progress of modern browsers. This demo has lost functionality as a result. Apologies.

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