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ya know thats an ood expression, and I've only know porkchop to say it as well.
you have only heard Porkchop say "woot"? you don't venture very far when you get online do you? "w00t" has been going around for years now.
Yes woot. And like I said the only other person I ever saw write that was PC
Wow. Most of my friends say w00t or some equivalent of it (wewp or woot being popular ones) and we have for like 5 years now. People used to say it all the time on TFC (Team Fortress Classic = a HalfLife mod).
Maybe thats where he got it from. I've only heard it in the military.
a normal chat room, has alot more garbage in it. well also much more w00ting.
*points to exhibit B* http://talk.hope.net/viewtopic.php?id=3 (first post made by me and the link in it. "Real Life vs Internet Life")
no no exhibit B was pointing out how this forum isn't like a chatroom. hopefully it doesn't turn into a chatroom(ish) thing either.
Here are my pictures from the 5th Hope. At Hope #4 CDC tried to do a simulcast from the 2nd floor "stage" area to the 18th floor. It didn't work. At that point I was thinking, "JFC, this place is like all the kids who ran the AV equipment in jr. high... how come no one has stepped up to the plate to get this sh!t nailed down." So I emailed and ended up working up a system. At first it was just me, and I was trying to do some other things... but then my friend misfit jumped in and helped a ton. Then another local Patrick did as well.
Here are the pics:
http://users.757.org/~ethan/pics/trips/ … July-2004/
The system that we brought had a few functions. It captured the video on the 18th floors and sent it down to file servers on 2nd. It also served up about 200GB of related material. There were like 2 or 3 PCs sitting on the edge of the terminal cluster that each had 3 terminals attached. The dumb terminal allowed selection of what to watch, and when selected the video came out of a television that was hooked to the same computer. This was done by using hardware decoder cards that show up as a device in linux, and you just cat the video file to it and the video comes out of a svideo/composite video output on the card. So 1 PC could easily run 3 televisions.
This was the same year we did the Wozniak simulcast. Most people don't know it, but the computer that was handling the *DVD QUALITY* video was actually something like a Pentium 90 that we gave away. The card did it all, and I had bought them all on eBay (Optibase Videoplex if I recall).
I encoded a bunch of rare stuff, like the 1994 Hack Attack documentary that was on Discovery. I collect this kind of stuff. News clips, whatever else. Also some people gave me a few new things at the con as well. Emanuel hooked me up with all the content for H2K2 which was on the system for instant playback as well.
We did the LED sign to show was was playing in the movie room. The goal was to fully automate it, but upon arrival it turned out that there was a huge stack of videos from other people so the automation for the video room wasn't really used. I think we made an interface to update the LED sign though (it was originally setup in that the sign followed what was playing, and what was playing could be driven by a list).
I made custom boxes that were deep enough to handle 23" rackmount servers. I also brought some other equipment I had which people asked for but I don't think it was used (feedback eliminators and compressor limiters). We had issues with the encoders that year, as the Linux support for the units was a little iffy. Ended up using Windows 2000, then netcatting the data to the FreeBSD machines on 2nd.
Box building is pre con, when I made my little flight cases for the event.
Prep at home was encoding VHS and Beta tapes, and trying to get everything working in terms of catalogging the data.
Wed night hotel prep... Stuff wasn't exactly ready, so once we got to NYC we continued to hammed stuff out.
Thursday we got up and started to deploy... but the network wasn't ready IIRC, and perhaps cat5 shortage ment we didn't really start to hammer stuff out until like 8pm... which ment we never actually went to bed Thursday night. Friday morning though things were working a bit better.
The long cable run to the LED signboard prooved problematic as well. When it was time for the 6th hope, those signboards had ethernet to serial adaptors on them so no long RS232 hauls were used.