To reset your password timeout in Windows

It’s particularly irritating when security people who have a limited grasp of security set password rules in your domain that force you to change your password way too frequently. It’s even worse when it remembers a history of passwords that you cannot reuse. I am not condoning never changing your password, but a very complex/long … Read more

Setting up Blink SSH on iOS for vt220

I recently discovered the Blink SSH client for iOS, and am loving it. It finally makes the iPad actually useful as a mobile ssh workstation in an understated elegant way. However, I really don’t care for most of the popular fonts that are used by newer terminal applications. I am proudly old school, and decided … Read more

Converting MKV/BluRay Subtitles

Subtitles come in a myriad of formats, and not all of them work in every container format, and not all containers are as easy to work with. Converting Matroska (mkv) files to MP4s cause issues when the mkv has PGS (Blu-Ray) subtitles. PGS subtitles can be embedded in Matroska video files, but not MP4s. But … Read more

Encoding Video with ffmpeg using NVENC

In playing with values for ffmpeg to try to get a similar output to my “standard” settings in HandBrake, this is what I came up with: ffmpeg -i “$1” -c:v hevc_nvenc -preset slow -profile:v main10 -rc-lookahead:v 32 -spatial_aq 1 -cq 29 -tag:v hvc1 -c:a libfdk_aac -profile:a aac_he -b:a 80k “$( basename “$1″ .avi ).mp4” This … Read more