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In which we talk about CCTV systems, and software that lets you roll your own.

Just the Tip

  • Multiple weeks after QNAP’s compromise, they finally make a statement – and try to blame it on something that wasn’t the cause.
  • He talks about AIDE. Again.


Starts at 18m20s.

I was drinking Troeg Breweries’ Troegenator. Paden was drinking New Amsterdam vodka. Jthan was drinking Red Stripe.

  • CCTV monitoring/physical security monitoring
    • The most well-known is ZoneMinder.
      • It’s intuitive… but very dated in its presentation. Very clunky.
      • It’s also only really good up to about 6 cameras before it starts hitting some brick walls.
    • I also tried Shinobi.
      • Which seems to be the best option for features and responsiveness/performance, but it’s a pain in the ass to install. It’s also written in Node.js…
    • The solution I ended up going with for now is motion and motionEye.
      • motionEye is still on Python 2. Lame.
      • I got a HikVision DS-2DE3304W-DE camera. I also have a Logitech c920 connected to a Raspberry Pi 4. I then collate both RTSP streams into a central motionEye instance for simultaneous viewing.
    • You can end up saving a lot of money if you focus your camera purchases on their specific purpose. If you try to get a camera that can do it all, expect the price to increase tenfold.
    • Camera monitoring/CCTV is invaluable for “looking into the past”, and can offer an indispensable source of evidence/proof if litigation is required.
    • I failed to mention it during the show, but DO NOT MAKE YOUR NVR INTERNET-ACCESSIBLE. Things like this and this exist.
    • CCTV tech in general lags about 10-15 years behind. It’s a bit painful.

15 Clams

In this segment, Jthan shares with you a little slice of life. The title is a reference to this video. (2m16s in)

Starts at 1h11m26s.

Don’t use Gitter.

Also, make it easy for people to contribute to your F/OSS project.


  • Paden has switched to a Blue Yeti Nano.
  • Jthan has indeed said: “[2:53 PM] jthan: maybe I’m a pregnant teen”.
  • I’ve shown Jthan photos of the new ferrets. If you’re in our Discord, you can see them too! They are Pickles and Kora.
  • I referred to my central motionEye instance as an “NRV” multiple times. It’s actually NVR. Whoops!
  • Regarding submerged datacenters, Jthan was talking about this, but I was talking about this (It gets interesting around 3m11s).
  • Webcam covers are a good idea, but you should still always wear pants.
  • Guys. Cream of Mushroom soup is definitely in clam chowder.


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Intro Exhalation Information Ghetto click CC-BY-ND 4.0
Outro Emotional Abyss Noi2er click CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0
(All music is royalty-free, properly licensed for use, used under fair use, or public domain.)



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