[Coco] Kudos to Roger!
jimcox at miba51.com
Mon Apr 18 00:19:55 EDT 2005
Great job on the video!
Regarding Johns comment about sound, one suggestion would
be to use the confernece feature on Yahoo's IM. You can
run audio through that, as a matter of fact when Mary
first recieved her drives, we had an online tech
conference and both her and Bob Devries were talking. I
know many people hate Yahoo, and I understand their
reasons, so this may not be a practical solution for all.
One work around with having to using Yahoo, is you do not
have to give your real contact information, and if the
account was only for the duration of the Fest, then you
have really nothing to lose.
Also this is only a Windows only option.
Once again, though, I want to thank Roger for hosting
those of us who couldn't make it, and also thank Dave
Kelley for his running the system at the Fest.
On Sun, 17 Apr 2005 22:27:15 -0500
John Donaldson <johnadonaldson at comcast.net> wrote:
> The vedio was great. Glad I could help out when I did.
>As for next
> year, I think
> leaving the vedio as it is would do. I would love to see
>sound as then one could follow
> the seminars, such as the one David Kreil did right in
>front of the camera. LOL.Not sure
> how much more it would take to add sound, but I think
>that is all that would be needed
> and maby a terminal there at the webcam for Fest-goers
>to type msg on.
> Next year Dave Kelly needs to also put a sign at the
> people would know
> to stop and wave at the camera. LOL
> Never did see Boisy or Allen stop by and wave...
> John Donaldson
> Roger Taylor wrote:
>> At 06:46 PM 4/17/2005, you wrote:
>>> I, as a "virtual attendee" to the CoCoFest, would like
>>> kudos to
>>> Roger Taylor for all his efforts over the past year
>>> page. It has turned out to be an extremely useful
>>> tool for the current Global CoCo community as was found
>>> application as the Live chat and web cam access to the
>>> Also kudos must go to Dave Kelly for supplying the Linux
>>>PC and web
>>> cam at
>>> the fest end.
>>> You 2 alone helped extend the CoCo experience to other
>>> attend the
>>> fest (I'm in Australia).
>>> Well done!
>> Thank you, Nick!
>> Considering the circumstances, I am surprised we got
>>this working on
>> time. It was really a group effort because I was on the
>> from 6:45am to 10am and all I had was my cel phone. I
>> incorrect FTP login info to Dave Kelly on Thursday and I
>> to speak with him on Saturday morning to correct this,
>>after which the
>> video came in fine. Thanks for your time and efforts,
>> turned what seemed like a spontaneous idea into
>>something real in a
>> Very short time and it was nice to see a past dream
>> Dave is the real person behind the video feed. I added
>> right-aligned picture to the chat room template called
>> sized at 320x240. The effect was that the picture
>>floated in the
>> message area just like a static web page layout. The
>>job of Dave was
>> to FTP the image in as often as he liked, overwriting
>>the old image.
>> Since the CoCo Cafe has an auto refresh, plus it
>>refreshes when you
>> send a message or a blank message, and since the page
>>uses a fade-in
>> effect, the new video images appeared in a nice manner
>> talked. Simple enough and 100% HTML to the web browser
>> used. Ofcourse, the CoCo Cafe uses a script written in
>> assembly by yours truly so after a year+ of testing and
>> felt like it was perfect for merging with the fest cam
>>-- so much that
>> I chose to go ahead with my plans to go out of town
>>instead of sitting
>> nervously at my PC during the entire fest. When I got
>>back in town,
>> Borden called me in to work, so I was NOT able to attend
>> fest in the chatroom at any time to confirm how smooth
>> Maybe others can post more feedback.
>> We could take this to another level if people would post
>> ideas of what should be for next year or a next fest of
>> keeping in mind that an idea of streaming video/audio
>>requires a lot
>> more than what CoCo3.com is setup for. Someone said
>>audio would have
>> been nice, and I agree. However, the video alone and
>> messages made for a nice virtual fest for those who
>>could not go or
>> have never been.
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