Personal computing discussed

Moderators: Captain Ned, emkubed

 
drfish
Gold subscriber
Gerbil Elder
Topic Author
Posts: 5126
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2003 7:53 pm
Location: Zeeland, MI

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Tue May 17, 2016 12:09 pm

Our shirt supplier changed the original deal so I've refunded those of you that donated for a shirt. Don't worry, once I have a new shirt plan sorted out you can get the same number you already picked. The plan is still to go with a jersey style shirt with the same gerbil graphics - but until I firm up that plan and show the new shirt I didn't want to hang on to anyone's cash. More to come...
TR BBQ XIV is over.
 
drfish
Gold subscriber
Gerbil Elder
Topic Author
Posts: 5126
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2003 7:53 pm
Location: Zeeland, MI

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Wed May 18, 2016 8:18 am

Hmmm...
Image
TR BBQ XIV is over.
 
FroBozz_Inc
Darth Gerbil
Posts: 7327
Joined: Mon Apr 21, 2003 9:35 am
Location: Hockeytown, MI

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Wed May 18, 2016 9:59 am

Just need a really long cable, a wifi AP, and some tree climbing skills! :D
 
Captain Ned
Gold subscriber
Global Moderator
Posts: 26469
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: Vermont, USA

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Wed May 18, 2016 10:03 am

ISTR advocating sliding an ethernet cable inside a long run of garden hose as an exterior "armor".
If the Earth were flat, cats would have pushed everything off of it by now.
 
drfish
Gold subscriber
Gerbil Elder
Topic Author
Posts: 5126
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2003 7:53 pm
Location: Zeeland, MI

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Wed May 18, 2016 11:02 am

You guys are good at reading minds.

I can't spoil it yet, but some semi-epic stuff is happening. :)
TR BBQ XIV is over.
 
drfish
Gold subscriber
Gerbil Elder
Topic Author
Posts: 5126
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2003 7:53 pm
Location: Zeeland, MI

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Thu May 19, 2016 9:45 am

Added a poll to the thread about what sort of kid specific activities we should add/have for the BBQ this year. Input appreciated.

Speaking of kids, please help the BBQ avoid drama by staying aware of where your kids are and what they are doing throughout the day. We've only ever had extremely minor issues previously but, generally speaking, as the scale of the fun increases so does the need for supervision. For something like a giant slip'n'slide or bounce house to be totally awesome instead of potentially dangerous we need watchful eyes and responsible minds safeguarding against too much youthful enthusiasm. :wink:
TR BBQ XIV is over.
 
SHOES
Silver subscriber
Gerbil Team Leader
Posts: 231
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:50 am
Location: West Michigan

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Thu May 19, 2016 9:52 am

Once again I would like to ask for donations to the legendary fireworks show. :lol: Please pm me for Paypal info and feel free to make requests. We might do something a little more planned out this year but more to come on that. Its helpful to plan early and receive any donations in advance so we can allocate our finances accordingly. Thanks
 
DragonDaddyBear
Gerbil Elite
Posts: 652
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:01 am

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Thu May 19, 2016 10:06 am

About that poll: why is it just for kids and where's the "all of the above" option?

I wish my daughter was old enough to ride on the back of my bike for my trek out there.
 
Captain Ned
Gold subscriber
Global Moderator
Posts: 26469
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: Vermont, USA

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Thu May 19, 2016 10:20 am

SHOES wrote:
Once again I would like to ask for donations to the legendary fireworks show. :lol: Please pm me for Paypal info and feel free to make requests. We might do something a little more planned out this year but more to come on that. Its helpful to plan early and receive any donations in advance so we can allocate our finances accordingly. Thanks

YGPP
If the Earth were flat, cats would have pushed everything off of it by now.
 
drfish
Gold subscriber
Gerbil Elder
Topic Author
Posts: 5126
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2003 7:53 pm
Location: Zeeland, MI

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Thu May 19, 2016 10:32 am

Well, mostly for kids anyway. Some of those things don't work well when adults and kids are both in the mix at the same time. :o

I'd love to do everything, but I just can't fund it all (some for money reasons, some for time reasons) so I want to make sure I get my priorities straight. Over multiple BBQs the formula is refined, we try new things, we bring back classics, experimentation and iteration are huge parts of the event. What we can't do this year I'll reevaluate next year. We'll never get to it all unless I run out of ideas - and that's not likely. Remember, this is a completely selfish event, I only try so hard to win everyone's praise and adoration - so if people like an idea, I'll probably get to it eventually. ;)
TR BBQ XIV is over.
 
Captain Ned
Gold subscriber
Global Moderator
Posts: 26469
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: Vermont, USA

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Thu May 19, 2016 10:35 am

drfish wrote:
Well, mostly for kids anyway. Some of those things don't work well when adults and kids are both in the mix at the same time. :o

He's just a kid in an adult's body anyways. Call him the living example of "Big".
If the Earth were flat, cats would have pushed everything off of it by now.
 
drfish
Gold subscriber
Gerbil Elder
Topic Author
Posts: 5126
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2003 7:53 pm
Location: Zeeland, MI

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Thu May 19, 2016 10:39 am

Hey now, I wasn't calling out any-gleek in particular. :P
TR BBQ XIV is over.
 
Victorious Secret
Gerbil
Posts: 10
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:39 pm

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Thu May 19, 2016 11:04 am

Just an FYI - I'm thinking of bringing Amber this year. :D
Last edited by Victorious Secret on Thu May 19, 2016 12:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
 
drfish
Gold subscriber
Gerbil Elder
Topic Author
Posts: 5126
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2003 7:53 pm
Location: Zeeland, MI

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Thu May 19, 2016 11:25 am

We're pretty excited about that. :)
TR BBQ XIV is over.
 
drfish
Gold subscriber
Gerbil Elder
Topic Author
Posts: 5126
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2003 7:53 pm
Location: Zeeland, MI

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Thu May 19, 2016 8:59 pm

I think we've decided on a new plan for the shirts, details coming soon, I hope everyone likes neon! :D :o
TR BBQ XIV is over.
 
thegleek
Darth Gerbil
Posts: 7420
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2003 11:06 am
Location: Detroit, MI
Contact:

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Thu May 19, 2016 10:31 pm

drfish wrote:
Hey now, I wasn't calling out any-gleek in particular. :P


wait a second! what did i do??? i never act like a kid. i'm always well-behaved! :P
 
just brew it!
Gold subscriber
Administrator
Posts: 49708
Joined: Tue Aug 20, 2002 10:51 pm
Location: Somewhere, having a beer

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Thu May 19, 2016 10:57 pm

thegleek wrote:
drfish wrote:
Hey now, I wasn't calling out any-gleek in particular. :P

wait a second! what did i do??? i never act like a kid. i'm always well-behaved! :P

:lol:

Speaking of well-behaved (not!), are you going to Baltimore for the AHA conference this year?
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
 
Cuhulin
Gold subscriber
Gerbil First Class
Posts: 145
Joined: Sun Mar 02, 2003 12:52 pm
Location: Meridian, Idaho

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Fri May 20, 2016 3:24 am

Captain Ned wrote:
Actually looked at my July schedule and things might change for me. The training gig in Arlington, VA actually starts the Monday after BBQ (I had thought it was the week before). Google Maps tells me it's 680 miles and 10 hours from Holland, MI to Arlington, VA and, if that's close to right, I could do it assuming an early rise on Sunday. The only sticky part is that I wouldn't be able to bring the potato gun. The Arlington facility is Federal property and just to get into the garage you get a full car search including the wheeled mirrors to look underneath the car. There's no way in hell I'm trying to get into that garage with the cannon in the back, as I simply can't do life in Gitmo. I do not do well in humid climates.

Ponderance commences.


Have you considered a roof mount for it - making your car a technical? Could fit right in....
Ryzen 5, MSI B350M, 8GB, Radeon 580 and building....
 
drfish
Gold subscriber
Gerbil Elder
Topic Author
Posts: 5126
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2003 7:53 pm
Location: Zeeland, MI

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Fri May 20, 2016 7:33 am

Hmmm...
Image
TR BBQ XIV is over.
 
thegleek
Darth Gerbil
Posts: 7420
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2003 11:06 am
Location: Detroit, MI
Contact:

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Fri May 20, 2016 8:43 am

just brew it! wrote:
thegleek wrote:
drfish wrote:
Hey now, I wasn't calling out any-gleek in particular. :P

wait a second! what did i do??? i never act like a kid. i'm always well-behaved! :P


Speaking of well-behaved (not!), are you going to Baltimore for the AHA conference this year?


nopes. couldn't fit it in the budget. already driving out to connecticut/mass/new hamp/vermont/maine area soon...
 
drfish
Gold subscriber
Gerbil Elder
Topic Author
Posts: 5126
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2003 7:53 pm
Location: Zeeland, MI

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Fri May 20, 2016 1:42 pm

I'm having too much fun with this... :D
Image
TR BBQ XIV is over.
 
drfish
Gold subscriber
Gerbil Elder
Topic Author
Posts: 5126
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2003 7:53 pm
Location: Zeeland, MI

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Sat May 21, 2016 1:26 pm

Nerf seemed like a popular choice:
Image
TR BBQ XIV is over.
 
just brew it!
Gold subscriber
Administrator
Posts: 49708
Joined: Tue Aug 20, 2002 10:51 pm
Location: Somewhere, having a beer

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Sat May 21, 2016 1:46 pm

thegleek wrote:
nopes. couldn't fit it in the budget. already driving out to connecticut/mass/new hamp/vermont/maine area soon...

Bummer.

Now that my wife brews too (and works in the retail homebrew supply industry), and our kids are all grown (and doing their own thing), the AHA conference is one of the things that has basically taken the place of our yearly family vacation. We typically do another short trip somewhere else too (did the Florida Keys this year). So we'll be there, stumbling around downtown Baltimore, and hopefully not getting mugged. :lol:

It helps budget-wise that we get a comped conference registration or two, since my wife and/or I have been on the organizing committee for the Chicago Region of the NHC these past few years. Chicago may be bowing out next year though... we're kind of burned out (and the local club we belong to has their own comp in the same timeframe). Opportunity for someone else in the Midwest to step up to the plate? (Hint, hint...)
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
 
drfish
Gold subscriber
Gerbil Elder
Topic Author
Posts: 5126
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2003 7:53 pm
Location: Zeeland, MI

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Sat May 21, 2016 7:27 pm

Got out to the cottage today for some testing with the Ricoh Theta S. Below are links to a still shot and one video I took with it.

Video of static camera with quadcopter flying around it (pan the video to follow the quad): https://youtu.be/AwgEhiTFqhM

Photo of the main area of the yard at the cottage where the BBQ takes place: https://theta360.com/s/odqGhDkbewbuS4g0YuOMVG568
TR BBQ XIV is over.
 
LoneWolf15
Silver subscriber
Gerbil Elite
Posts: 880
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2004 8:36 am
Location: SW Meecheegan

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Sun May 22, 2016 1:39 pm

drfish wrote:
You guys are good at reading minds.

I can't spoil it yet, but some semi-epic stuff is happening. :)


Now we need a microcell to enhance phone reception. :wink:
i7-4790K @4.2GHz, GIGABYTE Z97X-UD5H-BK, 32GB GSkill RipJaws PC1866
Corsair 650D, Seasonic 1Kw Platinum PSU
Crucial M4 512GB, WD Raptor 600GB, WD Black 1TB, NEC 7200 DVDRW
Gigabyte GTX 1070 Founders Ed., X-Fi Titanium, Dell 2408WFP-HC
 
DragonDaddyBear
Gerbil Elite
Posts: 652
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:01 am

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Sun May 22, 2016 1:49 pm

drfish wrote:
Nerf seemed like a popular choice:
Image


O_O I love Nerf Wars! Oh, wait, this is for the kids ^_^ too bad nice aren't going to be there 8)
 
thegleek
Darth Gerbil
Posts: 7420
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2003 11:06 am
Location: Detroit, MI
Contact:

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Sun May 22, 2016 2:29 pm

drfish wrote:
Got out to the cottage today for some testing with the Ricoh Theta S. Below are links to a still shot and one video I took with it.

Video of static camera with quadcopter flying around it (pan the video to follow the quad): https://youtu.be/AwgEhiTFqhM

Photo of the main area of the yard at the cottage where the BBQ takes place: https://theta360.com/s/odqGhDkbewbuS4g0YuOMVG568


The video of the Husban X4 FPV is meh. Have you tried flying it FPV mode? Watched this guys video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opf7H2MEA34 ) and it didn't look like it was easy. Also, the battery time seems to be real short flight time. I guess all in all, not a bad price point of $100-$130 for one of those mini drones.

Now.. the Ricoh Theta S! I'm impressed! That's some crazy crystal clear 360 HD quality going on there! Is this supposed to be the competitor of the GoPro? Still, I think well worth the $350+ for one of these!
 
drfish
Gold subscriber
Gerbil Elder
Topic Author
Posts: 5126
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2003 7:53 pm
Location: Zeeland, MI

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Mon May 23, 2016 5:12 am

I agree about the "meh" video - but for the $120 bucks I have into it I'm pretty happy with the results. Flight time is only ~6mins but I could get more spare batteries if I wanted so not too much of a problem. Here's a couple videos of a flight test from yesterday.

I wish the Theta S video looked a bit better - but I don't have the bandwidth to stream anything higher res from the cottage anyway so there's no sense wishing for 4K or something (yet). It's good to do this testing to understand the proximity I'll need to have the camera within if I want any sort of details at all. It's going to be great for giving an overview of the event though, I'll just have to give some thought to the positioning of things.

I REALLY like the photos though, a lot more than I was expecting to and so much so that now I'm thinking about scheduling the stream for specific hours during the day so that I can use the Theta S to get some photos of the BBQ as well instead of just streaming the whole time. I just can't imagine not capturing moments like these by only doing video instead. You can get a hard case for the Theta S but it doesn't make it fully waterproof like a GoPro. Even with my limited photography skills I can tell that 360 photos are a while different animal, it's really cool.
TR BBQ XIV is over.
 
Kharnellius
Gerbil
Posts: 70
Joined: Tue May 03, 2005 2:23 pm

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Mon May 23, 2016 5:59 pm

drfish wrote:
Nerf seemed like a popular choice:

They have Jolts on clearance at my local Walgreens (who'da thunk?) for $2.99. You want me to grab some?
http://www.abt.com -- 847-544-2731
 
drfish
Gold subscriber
Gerbil Elder
Topic Author
Posts: 5126
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2003 7:53 pm
Location: Zeeland, MI

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Mon May 23, 2016 8:29 pm

Shoot, I was just in a Walgreens today. Let me check locally tomorrow and see if I want to pick up few extra for the armory. I'll let you know, thanks!

On another note, I'm investigating live streaming 4K video, for, uh, reasons... Yikes! :o
TR BBQ XIV is over.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: NovusBogus and 2 guests