Welcome to Omnibits for Monday, 25 September (Day 9)
We (there's a mouse in my pocket) are up, stocking water and boarding windoze for Hurricane 4-Way.
Seventy-three teams! Sheldon will be thrilled. There were so many camera peeps at the videographer briefing last night I had to bring a chair for CO'B to stand on.
Here in the ECR
we've upgraded the transcoder laptop count from two to four. The two
newbies only have core i5s so they'll each be operating with two
transcode threads instead of four. But at least it's a total of 12
instead of 8. Let's see if the judges can keep up with what's about to
AND THEY'RE OFF!!!
And of course there's Always Something.
night I was a good boy and spent the time re-allocating resources
so we'd have five copy stations and four transcoders running for 4-Way,
instead of the normal four and two.
Last night I was a bad boy
and failed to note that adding two more computers to the setup would
make the total 21. That's one more than Windoze allows in a
peer-to-peer network. D'oh! Not the first time that problem has bit me.
So, five copy stations, three transcoders.
And of course there's
Always Something More. Had a heck of a time getting one of my DZTV
servers to recognize both monitors. Eventually had to pull the HDMI
splitters I was using to condition the signals to the streamers. No
clue what was going on there. But what a sucky time to have that
Looking out of the corner of my eye, where I have VLCs
playing each of the three streams, I see all three judging panels
are now busy doing their thing. You should be able to find at least one
of these feeds running at skydive-tv.com.Check out those Round 1
scores in Open -- wow!!! HayaBusa spanked it with a 31 and SDC Rhythm
XP a 29, Arizona Airspeed 27. This is a fast draw ...
... YES YOU!!! ... it is very important that you mark your exit time
properly when you do your thing at the copy stations!!! Not five
seconds early, not five seconds late, but right when your team leaves
the airplane. Plus or minus one or two seconds is fine. Less precision
than that usually results in someone having to repeat the process on
your behalf. Please help us and mark your exit times properly :)
note to competitors on site using the JukeBoxes: please understand that
the JukeBox software does not do a perfect reproduction of the scoring
sequence. It's less accurate for several reasons, but it faifthfully
reproduces what the judges did (in terms of location of the
freeze-frame) 98.6% of the time. If you replay a jump on the JukeBox
and see a last point just in or just out that was different from how it
was officially scored, please don't think there's possibly an issue
with whether it was accurately judged the first time. If you want the
technical details and can stay awake while listening to them, come to
me and I'll share them with you :) (Just one of them: the OSHD scoring
software uses a high-resolution timer; the JukeBox software does not,
and this is so that the JukeBoxes can run on computers other than Core
1100Yes, we are still waiting for team photos, that's why you don't see them on the team number links or on DZTV ...