Popcorn Maker - Experimenting with Canvas

When you use Popcorn Maker, you get a suite of events that let you do some really fun things with video and audio on the web. We've got a plugin that lets you type in some text and place it wherever you desire. There's a plugin that lets you create…

JS-Builder

Back in July of 2012 I created a Node.js app that made custom builds of Popcorn-js. This app was called the Popcorn Dynamic Build Tool, and was a great proof of concept. Since then I haven't had a chance to hack on it and improve it. There were several…

Upgrading Popcorn's Build Tool

Last night I made something really cool using Node.js. Node.js is a development platform for building applications using JavaScript. I've never built something before using it, but I decided to give it a shot. At first I had no idea what to create, but I eventually realized I…

Upgrading Popcorn.js Test Runners

Late last week I began working on something that we'd needed on Popcorn since even before I started at CDOT last May. For the longest time, when testing for a release, we would have to manually click through all of the plug-in, player, parser and module unit tests. This is…

Pyspace.py

I got sidetracked while hacking on a Firefox bug this evening. I decided to create a tool for myself that would easily strip end of line white space from any given file. It's called Pyspace and it's really easy to use. Already has made my life easier. hope it helps…

Hot Hacks Weekend

I had the honour of participating in a great event last weekend. As part of the Hot Docs film festival taking place this week in Toronto, The Mozilla Foundation hosted something called Hot Hacks. The purpose of Hot Hacks was to pair up the best documentary film makers up with…