Special thanks to Chakradhar Dhulipalla for feedback and review. Background and motivation Long gone are the good ol’ days when Netflix used to be the only streaming service you subscribed to and sparingly shared with your friends and family providing access to virtually every video content out there. But now if you haven’t noticed there’s a new streaming service rolled out by every other big producer and publisher with their exclusive content as the only selling point to drive adoption. In this new world, for some it’s perfectly reasonable to subscribe to every service exclusively streaming the new TV series. For others it’s the constant juggle between one or two services every month.
The year of 2019 has been a wild ride for the blockchain industry. The looming ban on cryptocurrencies by the Indian government and the leak of a draft bill that proposes a 10 year jail term. The long awaited end of crypto winter with bitcoin reaching a high of $13,000 and hovering around $10,000 as of this writing. The announcement of a “cryptocurrency” by Facebook and their plans to make it a global stable digital coin. These all might seem like unrelated events but they all point to one thing, the blockchain and cryptocurrencies ecosystem has reached a level of maturity that big tech companies and democratic governments around the world are not only taking notice but are taking proactive steps to adopt and regulate the industry.
When I first created this blog I used Jekyll for my blogging needs mostly because that was the first time I had come across the concept of a Static Site Generator (SSG), generating html from markdown posts and Jekyll was and still is the most popular SSG to date. Also because of GitHub’s free hosting for Jekyll sites. Jekyll gained its popularity by being a simple yet powerful framework. It combined the Liquid templating language with a markdown processor to create an engine that spits out a completely static website with no database or any dependencies.
DLNA renderers, mainly TV’s are DLNA certified devices that are able to play any media from the local network and is built upon the UPnP A/V Architecture technology. This allows you to cast any video or audio from any other device to your connected TV.