TeleFinder Chat from Tuesday, January 5, 1999 11 AM PST.
From Spider Island: Rusty
Sysops: Donald McHose,
Donald McHose: Hey Bob did ya
catch the Jobs key note?
Bob Nunn: nope been working.
Rusty Tucker: hey hey
Bob Nunn: Just u and me. Woke me
Rusty Tucker: video is back
Bob Nunn: Is that you?
Rusty Tucker: finally figured out
a good way to get a snapshot from a QuickCam
Rusty Tucker: Yes its me!
Bob Nunn: I have the same thing
done with mine, but lost my port with the iMac. Not used to your
profile I guess.
Rusty Tucker: there's a better
angle with more light
Bob Nunn: Yep better. You need to
add the little auto refresh with a good delay.
Rusty Tucker: yep, I can just put
that into the SPML
Rusty Tucker: the Pict is just
11K, so its not too bad
Bob Nunn: Or put a button in
anyway. I forgot the program I was using to do that. Must have lost
it when I moved files to the iMac.
Rusty Tucker: There was a program
from a while back that used the QuickCam application to take a copy
of the window and so on, it was AppleScript I think
Rusty Tucker: it was very slow
and a mess!
Rusty Tucker: This will cache a
copy of the picture for some time to speed things up a lot
Rusty Tucker: DM - check out
Donald McHose: O.K.
Donald McHose: Nice picture!
Rusty Tucker: Yeah, its LIVE from
Rusty Tucker: Might pave the way
to video chats again
Bob Nunn: I was looking for the
code I used for mine. Can't find it anymore, really had just played
with it a bit. Thought about using it to look at my monitor at home
from the office.
Donald McHose: I hear ya. I did a
refresh to see the changes.
Rusty Tucker: There's another
program you can use to view the monitor: serverscreencapture.acgi
Rusty Tucker: It takes a screen
shot of the monitor and sends it.
Bob Nunn: Not a bad thought.
Would allow me to check what's up with 3 machines on my home network
and two camera's available.
Bob Nunn: I have always hesitated
to install QC on a server since it slugs down a bit but wouldn't
bother me to use another remote system.
Rusty Tucker: the resolution of
QuickCam would make it hard to see a screen
Rusty Tucker: The "sluggishness"
comes from the QC App that shows real time video
Bob Nunn: Yep... The screenshot
thing sounds like a better solution but with things fairly solid now
I probably won't do much to anything.
Rusty Tucker: You really want
Timbuktu, then you can see and control.
Bob Nunn: I have it and used it
for a long while when the Wang's server resided in our "secure room".
I know have it down in my area since nobody in MIS will touch it.
Only thing outside the firewall now.
Bob Nunn: If I ever had to run a
machine completely remote I would use Timbuktu.
Rusty Tucker: I just put the
screen capture CGI into the Web Master tools are in sysop files
Bob Nunn: I would like to have
the video style chats again really enjoyed them. I see the auto
refresh is now in.
Rusty Tucker: try it at
Donald McHose: Does it capture on
command? Is this how you are pub. your QC?
Rusty Tucker: I'll finish up the
QuickCam plug-in and post it
Rusty Tucker: Yes, the QuickCam
plug-in will capture on command.
Bob Nunn: Yep that would do it.
Not a bad way to look in on things.
Rusty Tucker: I'm going to add a
caching option to it so that it doesn't need to capture and compress
the image for each request.
Rusty Tucker: The
serverscreencapture.acgi is something completely separate.
Rusty Tucker: Should be a way to
send a static photo too.
Bob Nunn: Would enable non QC
owners to participate.
Rusty Tucker: Then we could just
make a web page that would capture all the Picts of the
Donald McHose: That " server
screen capture " is very nice. The green chat text on black is out
though . Very terminal 70's ;-)
Rusty Tucker: Exactly the effect
I was aiming for :)
Rusty Tucker: I updated my
Counter Java Applet yesterday.
Rusty Tucker: The new version
uses the "Odometer" style numbers and is easily configurable for
different number sizes now.
Bob Nunn: I saw it. Prefer the
new digits but it appears a bit sluggish. Does work well though.
Donald McHose: I got to tell you
, the clock is the best I have seen. The counter is nice also. Boy is
the Netwire here loaded ( slow for everything.
Donald McHose: Must be the
weather..or a special show.
Bob Nunn: Donald where are you
Rusty Tucker: Jobs keynote is
coming up soon
Donald McHose: I am on a
Charlotte NC feed.
Donald McHose: I saw a part of
the 1200 keynote ...very garbled here could not make half the
Donald McHose: RT do you have a
68k ISDN link?
Rusty Tucker: 128K
Rusty Tucker: Guess, that was 12
est, I though it was 12 pst :( darn
Bob Nunn: Is there an url I can
go to to try and watch?
Rusty Tucker: I see AAPL is
getting the usual Expo bump!
Rusty Tucker: I really need to
figure out a way to profit from that :)
Bob Nunn: Think I should sell
Rusty Tucker: Not sure about the
timing, but there always seems to be significant bump in price during
Bob Nunn: I agree have been
watching that a while. Expectations of what others will do after the
announcements. If there was enough diff you could stand to
Donald McHose: I think it has
gone up $2.00 since 0900
Donald McHose: I saw the keynote
on Znet I think. 1200-1400 east
Rusty Tucker: might be worth
getting some on margin for a couple days
Rusty Tucker: as long as the news
is good :)
Bob Nunn: Yep could kill ya if
they came out and said chapter 11 or something.
Rusty Tucker: see that Hayes is
down for the count?
Rusty Tucker: there gonna
Rusty Tucker: Can't see how Supra
can make money, but not Hayes!
Bob Nunn: Hadn't heard. Kinda sad
since they really glued together modem telecom.
Rusty Tucker: yep, would have
been nowhere without them
Donald McHose: I thought that
Cisco and Hayes had tied a Knot years ago.
Donald McHose: The new server is
a pretty blue and an odd shape and SMALL looking. Even has a carry
Rusty Tucker: what server?
Donald McHose: New maxed out G3
Donald McHose: The Macintosh and
the ...Hmmm I think a-share and some thing else but couldn't make out
Rusty Tucker: Yosemite?
Donald McHose: That must have
been it. The video/audio was getting crappy at that announcement.
Donald McHose: There was some
mentioning of multitasking so it must have been it.
Rusty Tucker: that's OS X server
-- the Rhapsody software
Rusty Tucker: Yosemite is
supposed to be the new server box
Donald McHose: I suspect your
right there. No word yet on Adobe buying GoLive though that may be
Donald McHose: The new prices
kill me! To think what I paid for for the ole WGS -8150 USED ! Not to
add the additional ram we bought...egh!
Rusty Tucker: "Virtual Game
Station" sounds pretty hot --
Rusty Tucker: no kidding! Time to
dump this 9500 and get me a G3!
Rusty Tucker: $1599 for that new
Donald McHose: I finally caved in
to the kids this xmas. I had fought off the station since it came
out. Now its pay back time. Give me that disk kid! Dad wants to
Rusty Tucker: :)
Donald McHose: With Virtual that
Bob Nunn: What's the url you guys
are getting this from.
Rusty Tucker: and time for lunch
Rusty Tucker: do you have a log
Bob Nunn: Yep gotta go too. I
think I have the chat captured. Will have to do some work to reorg it
for the new year may be tomorrow
Rusty Tucker: OK, see ya!
Donald McHose: MacInTouch,macnn
& macosrumors me too...ya'll have a good one and thanx for the
January 5, 1999 -- ©Copyright 1999, Spider Island