I have been working with Mr E in planning to have limited live internet coverage of DSCF and we thought we would see if there was much interest in this from those who can not attend. If nobody is interested then there is no sense in someone spending time putting it all together. From the two tests we have done it appears there is a little interest so far.
Currently the plan is to have the camera up and running by 10:00 Florida time. If all goes well we will have someone available to host this from 10:00 am to 11:00 am and again each day on Friday and Saturday. The times will be announced sometime Thursday as a reminder.
Here is the idea. We want to bring DSCF to you. During the time a video host is available we hope to have a “Meet and Greet” where you will have the opportunity to meet some of the members in attendance and ask them questions via a chat room type arrangement. The person you see on the screen will be able to answer your questions live via a camera link. In other words, you will see him/her but they can’t see you. If a demonstration is going on during the hosting hours, the camera will be there for you to see it along with those who are there. You will also be able to ask questions during these demonstrations. With good weather and a good wireless connection on the video end you should be able to see this in real time. Depending on conditions it may be a bit slow.
During the times there is no host, the camera will be set in an area of the shop so you can see what is going on. You can still ask questions but they can only be answered if some one there actually looks at the monitor on the laptop to see the question.
How do you see this? You will need to go to http://www.justin.tv
and sign up for an account. There is no charge for this, but you may have to watch some silly commercial about a guy bobbing for apples or an upcoming sci-fi thriller movie. Once you have your account you will go to http://www.justin.tv/barnyard
. That will take you to my broadcast channel where the live streaming video is broadcast. If you are asked for an access code, type in Farmall. Make sure the F is upper case. You may be able to access with out the code so you may get in by leaving it blank. That’s about all there is to it. The important thing is to get your account set up ahead of time.
Anyone in attendance who would like to lend a hand for a bit is invited to do so. If enough volunteers help out we could have a live host most of the day.
Hopefully you will get a feel for what goes on at a CubFest
Roy, Billy Ray and Raymond are looking forward to you all being there either physically or through the video.
If you have not attended one of our test sessions we will try to have one more in the next couple weeks. If all works out I might do a test run on Thursday at DSCF (I will post the time in advance if I can). If you have never done this before, it would be a good idea for you to attend one of the test runs to make sure it works for you.