Hello, due to an itinerary clash, I'll be on a bus all day Friday
travelling to another conference. I understand the conference will be
streamed. Will it also be available post-conference? Any details so
far (perhaps this should go onto the Wiki?
Cameron Kerr <ckerr(a)cs.otago.ac.nz>
Telecommunications Teaching Fellow & SysAdmin
Cell: 027 7175 244
>The main point is that soaking the aforementioned hackers (yes I
>know!) with a high pressure hose won't really make them sober up in
>pharmacological sense, but it would be great fun.
>Cheers - N
Pharmocologically sober them up: no, psychologically sober them up:
yes. And I think it's the behaviour of said student hackers we care
about, so aside from the enjoyment factor it may prove effective as
Just out of interest, was anyone able to watch the funeral on tvnz's
I tried it on a host of different browsers and settings and the best I
got was an "error in page" in IE, and a flash app in firefox etc that
wouldn't display any video at all (but I could change the bitrate settings)
Just wondering if it was just me / my connection ?
NZNOG 2008 - Call for Lightning Talks
The NZNOG 2008 call for lightning talks is now open!
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>>> Ian Batterbee <ibatterb(a)gmail.com> 22/01/2008 19:42 >>>
> Just wondering if it was just me / my connection ?
Based on the numbers in this press release:
and combined with our own figures and info from the non publically
owned stations, I'd estimate that NZ broadcasters were doing in excess
of 1 gigabit/s.
There might have been a few bottlenecks around the place.
1) Connect Laptop1 sound-card audio-in and audio-out to appropriate
small speaker(s)/mic (1) ; add your favourite *nix; 'cat <pre-made
signal file> > /dev/dsp'
2) Same setup Laptop2 is listening for xxx signal level on mic input -
writes a 1 to a file in RAM tempfile when above predefined level, then a
0 when below - insert appropriate programming magic to monitor tempfile
and interface to something useable...
3) Profit!!! (Or IP-over-Audio)
(1) Would the laptop built-in ones be sensitive/powerful enough?!?
1) Maybe different frequencies for each units send/receive so Duplex can
2) Sorry Michael!
Michael Fincham wrote:
> How about a couple of old analog modems with 9v batteries to simulate
being connected to a line, along with a little audio amplifier /
receiver? I see duplex being a problem in that situation, but it's a
> As an aside, we had briefly discussed the possibility of establishing
an RFC 1149 IPoAC link for VPN back to the office for our man on the
ground at NZNOG but the link quality was deemed unsuitable.
> >From TVNZ's press release:
>"In addition to TVNZ's own live broadcast on TV ONE, live streaming
>on tvnz.co.nz and replay on TVNZ ondemand, TVNZ has offered the
>broadcast free of charge to domestic and international radio and
>television broadcasters and agencies.
>"So far the following news organisations have requested access to
>the TVNZ feed:
>ABC Australia, Al Jazeera, APTN, BBC, Channel 9 Australia, Channel 10
>Australia, CNN, EBU (European Broadcasting Union), Reuters Australia,
>SBS Australia, Sky News Australia, Prime/Sky, Radio Works, TV Works,
>and Newstalk ZB."
>One would assume that this is a clean feed, since it will be used
>(domestically) by the competing networks too.
in theory. Practise is different. Often we have to switch out the ad
breaks, so we mix our cameras, with the feed. It doesn't matter now.
The plan was that we would have started at 9am this morning and gone
on non-stop "as required". We were to cover inside the Cathedral
where Sir Ed is lying in state. Its a good application of robotic
cameras and webcasting - sort of fly on the wall stuff. I don't
think TVNZ are covering that and DIA didn't want cameras in there.
I suspect DIA's decision was based on respecting people's privacy
when paying their respects. No one wants a camera in their face or a
close up shot, when they're grieving. As robot operator, theres no
way I'd have gone close up, but you'd have to trust my judgement. It
was probably just all too new for DIA.
Our client was TV3 and it may have been seen as a competitve move.
The word I got was that clean feed or iso feeds off host broadcaster
cameras were not available and we had to do it ourselves. That would
have been easy in the Catherdral and then when the casket moved to
the funeral we would have just switched to the host feed. The OB is
probably rigging today so no feeds would be available until tomorrow.
Its all too late now......
At 09:09 a.m. 20/01/2008, David Robb wrote:
>On Sat, 19 Jan 2008, Richard Naylor wrote:
>>Sadly DIA has advised our client (a broadcaster) that we're not
>>allowed to place our cameras on site and so the job has been canned.
>>Its really sad as it was a great application for webcasting. But the
>>powers that be have decided "no cameras". <sigh>
>"No Cameras", yet they're having cameras to feed out to TV screens
>in the neighbouring cathedral and in the Domain..?
>You can't just get a feed from those perhaps?
No - the plan was for us to webcast a different part of the 2 days,
not the "main event", so it would have been our cameras. Often we
take an "international" or "clean" feed and mix that with our
cameras. There is some discussion as to whether an international
grade clean feed is available. RNZ are unable to make a clean feed
available. There have been some space issues. The bottom line is we
were turned down. DIA don't want cameras in the bit we were asked to
cover. Sorry I'll explain later over beer - a bit of broadcaster
competition was occuring.
On the bright side - its 20hours driving less to do, and Jeremy
doesn't have to fly to NZNOG in/out of AKL. He gets to fly out of
DNN to WLG - then drive to AKL.