Just wanted to take a second to let you guys know that the LoadingReadyRun twitter account WHICH CAN BE FOUND HERE is going to see more activity than it has in the past year.
Over the past couple weeks Myself, Matt, Jeremy and Graham have all been getting more and more into this twitter thing. Matt just realized LRR had twitter account so we might as well be using it (especially because we can all update it from our phones)
So expect to see that thing updated with every new video, podcast, and blog post (minus this one, that would just be kinda silly) As well we will do our best to twitter during Saturdays while we are doing all that is LRR.
Also a reminder that Grahams Life (Yes he knows about it, but doesn’t mean we can’t make it funny) is back!!!
As some of you may have noticed, LRR went offline for a couple of hours last month because we exceeded our bandwidth limit. At the time, that limit was 700GB. Now, granted, about 300GB* of that went to Desert Bus, but considering that we no longer host most of our videos, I was perplexed as to where the rest was going. Are we serving over 400GB worth of images and text files a month? After doing a little bit of digging through the server stats, it became apparent that the problem is that you guys really like to hear us talk. About a half of our monthly bandwidth goes into serving the LRRcast mp3 files.
Since our new video host also works with audio files, we have decided to move the LRRcasts over to Blip.tv. The LRRcasts should work just the same as before since the actual files are the same, but they will probably load a little faster, what with Blip’s CDN and whatnot. I also took this opportunity to spruce up the LRRcast player window a little to bring it in line with the new site layout (the popup LRRcast window hasn’t been updated since we started podcasting 2006)
As always, please let me know if there are any problems or glitches.
*Of that 300GB, >100GB was used by 5 stupid bmp imges that were submitted as milestone pics. Turns out WordPress doesn’t scale bmp properly, so everytime the front page of the site loaded, it had to load ~3MB worth of full size MS Paint drawings. Grrrrr. Live and learn.
In the post for cHUSTLE 04, I mentioned that the Friday was a busy shooting day. A large part of that was that we were also shooting this video that night. We only had a couple days before Kathleen went home to Vancouver, and Alex to Toronto, so it was a small window of opportunity.
We spent about 20 minutes (as we usually do) wandering around buildings at UVic looking for an appropriate location for the video, and I’m pretty happy with the one we found. Some day we’ll be able to afford actual sets… someday.
It was late in the day before we even started, luckily the video was planned to be a quick shoot, so it was. Everything went smoothly, and we were done in just over two hours. And now, some pictures:
This is a fantastic photo of Kathleen. Forget the upcoming video it’s from, just check out how awesome it is!
Kathleen could totally kick my ass with those pipes.
Oh yeah, related: Try and figure out the video. You won’t.
Which way to the gun show?
As of around 1:00pm today, Revver seems to have gone offline. Revver.com, their blog and forums are all unaccessible and, worst of all, all Revver video embeds seem to be broken. We don’t have any information about the cause or duration of this outage, but for the moment, a lot of our old videos are offline. Videos from the last couple of months are hosted on Blip.tv, and should still be working fine. In case this is more then a small glitch on their end, we have move up our migration schedule to move more videos over to Blip.tv in the next couple of days.
I will update this post if the situation gets resolved or if we get any new information.
UPDATE – 5:30PM PST: Revver seems to be back up now. Still don’t know what the problem was, though.