TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:25 am

eitje wrote:I'm driving in from Chicago on the morning of the 11th, and then flying back from Grand Rapids on the 12th. So, I could give people one-way rides...?


Dang! Don't stick around too long or you might wear out your welcome XP

And broFish, I think the largest diameter circles being towards the center would be nice, seeing as we made ourselves a mini lake in the middle last time... Maybe such a design would help prevent that from happening again lol I love the idea of more than one diameter being used :D
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:21 am

agreed. i think that is the best design.
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:33 am

I hadn't thought about that helping to drain the middle, that will be a very nice feature. Sounds like a plan, now to scale it down by about 1/3rd. :wink:
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:45 pm

For the people that are not able to come to the BBQ, Check out this link http://www.livestream.com/sheldomaus

During the BBQ drfish will have a camera up for you guys :)
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:22 pm

Thanks Sheldon, I'll update the first post.

Also, I just ordered the [four] Cornhole trophies for this year, hope you guys like the alt-text I chose. :D
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:08 pm

Indeed
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:18 am

BTW, are there many people interested in watching the Livestream? It really didn't seem to get a lot of attention last year - no doubt do in part to the fact that I have so little bandwidth there to begin with that I could barely send a decent image out. Do you guys value resolution or framerate more if I have to choose? Last year I aimed for 3fps @ 720p but this year my laptop is more powerful so it should manage the compression better and be an improvement over all... I think the audio was at least decent but since the camera was inside due to the weather there wasn't much to hear - hopefully that changes this year as well...
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:22 am

Instead of a live stream, how a video chat station set up, where people can just walk by and chat with someone from TR or even say hi to family?
Let some TR members who cant make it call in and say hi?
(just tossing it out)
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:22 pm

Alright, now this is starting to look good. :D The welds themselves are about 1/2" wide so add an extra foot or so to the length and we end up past the 25' mark! That's 10' longer than last year with 6 additional sections. I think it looks pretty alright.

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Dp,
Maybe I can setup LiveSteam to use both cameras like I could if I was sharing my screen and using a camera - sort of a PIP thing... Then there would be the scene of the BBQ and the option for some kind of BBQ confessional... :lol:
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:07 am

Sounds good Fish..........also, I just posted a sticky in the BB announcing the TR BBQ ~IX~ Hardware swap/request/inquiry thread.

TR BBQ ~IX~ Hardware swap/request/inquiry thread

Can you put this in the first post for us, and also drop a post in the thread, Fish, since you always have good stuff on hand.
Lets generate some interest.
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:30 pm

First post updated, will add a list of my items to the thread soon. Thanks! :D
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:29 pm

Bam!

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Sadly the place messed up my order or just didn't have greater than/less than symbols in their engraving font so I ended up with underscores on either side of "/WINNING" on the 1st place model. I've asked them to send me a replacement plaque.

Also there's this thing:

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I'm not sure what to do with it yet (that's why I left the caption open ended), but I like it. ;)
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:06 pm

too much time on your hands......lol Nicely done.

Now, if only we could find out if any TR reps are confirmed; like maybe some from the great white north perhaps?
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:18 pm

Dposcorp wrote:too much time on your hands......lol Nicely done.

Now, if only we could find out if any TR reps are confirmed; like maybe some from the great white north perhaps?

I've got a 1000 mile one-way or so from VT and coming from Vancouver must double that.
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:19 pm

I don't get the toilet thing... :o

I like the cornhole logo!
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:10 am

Flying Fox wrote:I don't get the toilet thing...!


LOL, I'm not sure I do either! :oops: I liked the name The Wasson Cup and really wanted to use it. The toilet is supposed to be the award for the loser of a tournament but it is the largest, heaviest and most expensive of the ones I bought by far so I'm not planning to strictly adhere to that concept (BTW, by expensive I mean $15 vs $6 - no banks were broken obtaining these things). "the most worthy" aspect of it allows it to be open ended and because its an awesome huge toilet trophy we can freely give it to either the biggest win or the biggest fail of the BBQ. :wink: If we have another walker incident, runaway tent or any other random thing I wanted to be prepared - cornhorn related or not. :lol: My guess is that it will be obvious who should take it home but if not we can do a show of hands. :D
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:40 am

Captain Ned wrote:
Dposcorp wrote:too much time on your hands......lol Nicely done.

Now, if only we could find out if any TR reps are confirmed; like maybe some from the great white north perhaps?

I've got a 1000 mile one-way or so from VT and coming from Vancouver must double that.


Grab Cyril and Geoff if you can; that is who I was talking about. :)
What the hell, grab hoser too......he has been trying to make it for a while. New blood every year is really cool for us old timers.


drfish wrote:
Flying Fox wrote:I don't get the toilet thing...!


LOL, I'm not sure I do either! :oops: I liked the name The Wasson Cup and really wanted to use it. The toilet is supposed to be the award for the loser of a tournament but it is the largest, heaviest and most expensive of the ones I bought by far so I'm not planning to strictly adhere to that concept (BTW, by expensive I mean $15 vs $6 - no banks were broken obtaining these things). "the most worthy" aspect of it allows it to be open ended and because its an awesome huge toilet trophy we can freely give it to either the biggest win or the biggest fail of the BBQ. :wink: If we have another walker incident, runaway tent or any other random thing I wanted to be prepared - cornhorn related or not. :lol: My guess is that it will be obvious who should take it home but if not we can do a show of hands. :D



I wanna lose just because I really like the look of that trophy and the ambiguous plaque wording :)
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:35 am

Dposcorp wrote:I wanna lose just because I really like the look of that trophy and the ambiguous plaque wording :)


Sweet, then it is already a success! :D
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:04 am

Less than two weeks! Went to beach on Saturday - water was amazing!

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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:53 am

Note to self: must not forget swim trunks, or little yellow ball.
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:09 am

eitje wrote:Note to self: must not forget swim trunks, or little yellow ball.

or spiked collar
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:49 pm

First step of building a 25' long raft, lay out 40' of 12' wide plastic tubing...

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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:02 pm

drfish wrote:First step of building a 25' long raft, lay out 40' of 12' wide plastic tubing...



I was wondering where my last condom went. :wink:
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:20 pm

My wife and I are in offically :) Will try to stay longer this time to catch the fireworks before the long drive home.
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:47 pm

Since PRIME1 is still unjustly banned and cannot post, he asked me to post and say he is 80% and that he's bringing a trunkload of computer parts.
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:49 pm

Sweet!

Also, in case no one noticed, Damage and Inkling are coming again this year. :D
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:59 pm

long time, no post...

drfish wrote:
drfish wrote:I made a couple updates to the first post... ;)

It must be that no one is checking the first post or at least not checking it very closely... Who will notice first? :)

yes... I may not be the first, but CONGRATZ!!!! ---> drfish & pregnant wife & family & friends <------

FroBozz_Inc wrote:What a bummer loosing the AMD contact :(
At least this way the beanbag tourney won't be quite as stressful for me haha 8)

I agree, that was crazy intense last year... Everyone was sweatin' balls. Literally.

idchafee wrote:You can move us to the confirmed list.

Excellent! Will be good to see ya'll again! See if you can get some craft beer from JBI since he won't be able to make it this year...

idchafee wrote:Since PRIME1 is still unjustly banned and cannot post, he asked me to post and say he is 80% and that he's bringing a trunkload of computer parts.

ZOMG AWESOME!!!

Dposcorp wrote:Also, dont you or gleek or someone still have my old wooden folding table from like four years ago?

I had your table and brought it with me to last year's bbq and you took it, unless u forgot it again? and maybe it still remains at dr fish's house? but it's off of my hands finally.

drfish wrote:Also, in case no one noticed, Damage and Inkling are coming again this year. :D

I noticed.. Along with Cap' NED - HOLY CRAP MY PANTZ!

Captain Ned wrote:Just made the requisite hotel reservations. Yes, I'm coming, and the potato gun will be in the trunk. Keep your eyes open for a fat pasty white guy in tye-dye and driving a Subaru.

Rare. I bet if we had one of those water dunk tanks, there'd be a line either for myself or cap'n ned! lol will be good to finally meet ya, we'll see if it's mutual! :P

drfish wrote:I'm not sure what to do with it yet (that's why I left the caption open ended), but I like it. ;)

My idea for the toilet bowl trophy is the FIRST person who gets ALL 4 bean bags in the HOLE wins it, what do u think?
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:18 pm

Thanks for the congrats, Gleek. Its kind of a big deal. :D

Regarding the tourney not being stressful this year - keep an eye on the front page, heh. ;)

Regarding the toilet trophy, that's as good a reason as any - we'll see what happens. I'm really looking forward to it being awarded. I would still like to work out a list of TR BBQ achievements - "accumulate X number of miles traveled to the BBQ", "attend X number of years", "attend X number of years in a row", "win cornhole tourney", "2nd place in tourney", "spend >1 hour in the sun", etc, etc...
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:50 pm

Got the replacement plaque:

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Much better. :)
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Re: TR BBQ ~IX~ Official Thread - August 11, 2012

Postposted on Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:01 pm

drfish wrote:Also, in case no one noticed, Damage and Inkling are coming again this year. :D

Two guys I've wanted to meet for a long time now. I'm really looking forward to this event.
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