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Where Have all the T-Shirts Gone?

My T-Shirts mostly came from Regattas, then free from South Darwin Rabbitohs.

I got some custom boat shirts made a few years back they're glorious but I had to get 10+

I just tried some on line ones - $66 AUD for 3 shirts, two embroidered polos, A Shaw Thing Polo, a Shaw 650 Polo and T-Shirt with a i14 back print and my old sailnumber.

see how we go - price is ridiculous for 3 Shirts and Postage

 

 

 

Position: 12° 28.3' S, 130° 50.9' E | Posted: Thu 25th February 2021

 

Free as in Beer

To quote americas's cup .com

"Every Match and race of the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA will be streamed live on Youtube, Facebook and americascup.com in almost every country around the world." which is true - for a given value of true. They did it in a way that prevents chrome casting or watching on a smart tv. 

What they have actually done is an embed an unlisted youtube video then added an overlay to block any clicks reaching the youtube features like watchi on youtube or share or open in the youtube app. 

The only way to put it on a TV is to use laptop plugged in and then the overlay breaks fullscreen in 2 of my browsers - the fix:

  • Use uBlock origin to hide the custom overlay layer.
  • Use the share button to get the youtube link
  • Add it to a playlist
  • Open the play list in your mobile app
  • Flick it to the chromecast.

Simple! Here's today's link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=TLGGBVFsl8SNqyMxNDAyMjAyMQ&v=ofnUbyJE2VY&feature=youtu.be

and here it is all queued up in the android app...

Hmmm better charge my phone..

 

Position: 12° 28.3' S, 130° 50.9' E | Posted: Sun 14th February 2021

 

The Lost Results of Darwin Sailing Club

                The Darwin Sailing Club has a new website – its quite impressive actually. The video in the background should horrify me – the bandwidth! If I was traveling or on satellite or whatever I would probably rant.

                I actually quite like it mostly cos the sailing portal background video does include Shaw Thing flying home and I’m a vain bastard.

                Anyway I assume its as technically as good as it is pretty and like most charges of website it must have had a change of hosting and there for a change of DNS. Someone didn’t record where the subdomain results.dwnsail.com.au went to. This happens a lot. When web designers try and do networking.

                I can’t find it either. Even using DNS history sites and the like – I expect somewhere out there is a server happily listening for connections – if only we knew what it was? However one day the owner of that site will turn it off, or workout they’re not being paid for it and the results will be lost to history. Unless they’re on the Wayback machine. Oh they are….

                Well now I have them too, lots of things die on the internet – or are forgotten. But the Darwin Sailing Club Results from 2015-2019 is preserved here – well till I get hit by a ferry and my stuff falls into darkness.

http://results.dwnsail.com.au no also available on https://www.oceanhippie.org/content/results/

Position: 12° 27.6' S, 130° 48.1' E | Posted: Thu 11th February 2021

 

Well F*&% me....

IT worked. The "Portable Audio Video Capture Cards HDMI to USB 2.0 1080P 4K Record Via DSLR Camcorder Action Cam for High Definition Acquisition, Live Broadcasting (USB 2.0)‚Äč" off amazon for $20 bucks actually worked, and quite well too.

I have a couple of Elgarto Game Captures, and have used a Avermedia LiveGamer portable too. One of the them can do 60fps or should be able too, it won't on my hardware. The other two are 30 Frames Per Second Max anyway - like this. All thee named brand captures will not run if the laptop is on batteries. The "Portable Audio Video Capture Cards HDMI to USB 2.0 1080P 4K Record Via DSLR Camcorder Action Cam for High Definition Acquisition, Live Broadcasting (USB 2.0)"  does. Colour is ok, I htink this might be the the the BEST of my usb capture devices. Set up on this laptop in the café at lunch no problem. 

I doubt it will do 4k (or maybe down sampled) but for $20 its fantastic!

WIN! More tea? I Think so... Also it wasn't $20 it was $14.98 

 

 

 

Position: 12° 27.6' S, 130° 48.1' E | Posted: Tue 2nd February 2021

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