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SIGBOVIK 2022: Harder Drive (30 Apr at 21:35)
This month was SIGBOVIK 2022, and I did a project called Harder Drive. There is a paper but as usual the premium experience can be had in the video version:

Harder Drive video thumbnail

Also as usual with these ambitious ones I was quite sick of the project at the end. Video editing is just such a grind. So I was relieved that many people liked the video. The algorithm seemed pleased too, and I got well past the 100,000 subscriber mark. This qualifies me for a free commemorative plaque. It is not guaranteed to grow in value, or even retain its value.

I added a few items after the initial post. There's now a torrent file with all my ping data and a viewer program for windows, which I'll keep up for a bit longer (it's just too big to host permanently; somehow disk space is always so limited on these cloud linux servers??). I also put up MP3s of the title card themes ("ringtones") over on the Tom 7 Entertainment System land of Musical P3s. Completionists may also be able to see a hurried live-recorded version of the talk on the SIGBOVIK Twitch account, which reportedly has a hilariously malfunctioning auto-camera (perhaps due to my face-detection-thwarting over-the-top tyvek body suit and mask). Although I can't seem to find the full video now so maybe it expired; I dunno, I don't understand how Twitch works. Anyway, you're not missing that much; the official video is much better. There were only two live talks this year (from two old guys, one being me) but there was an astonishing amount of content. The proceedings are 350 pages (I'm pretty sure this is the longest ever) apparently without even any funny business like dozens of pages of portmantout, and there were are a lot of well-done videos from around the world. I haven't dug into the papers much yet (I am still waiting for the printed version) but it was heartening to see so much participation. In Feburary it sorta looked like it wasn't even going to happen!

Speaking of CDC, I'm going to bed right now (okay, maybe a touch of Elden Ring first) to wake up early tomorrow for the Pittsburgh Marathon, which is back! I don't have a costume; I'm just going to try to run it like a regular 42-year-old. I have been running basically every day, but it's pretty unpredictable recently whether I'll feel great or medium or bad when I go out to run (probably a combination of overtraining and allergies or allergy medication). So I'm not sure if it's going to be good conditions to try to run it hard. But I haven't run a real race in a few years, so I'm looking forward to this as an opportunity.
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Ecologic (75.69.165.192) – 05.02.22 08:31:34
Hello! I have come from tarzaned from hackaday -> youtube -> here. This is one of the most interesting things I have ever seen/read. Amazing job!
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jonas (176.63.3.240) – 05.02.22 14:04:58
> hilariously malfunctioning auto-camera

The camera correctly panned to show the researcher who gave the presentation. It's just that some viewers on twitch were not interested in them, and instead wanted to see the projected slides. That's a malfunction in the camera. At most it's a bug in the streaming setup for not putting the slides directly on stream without a projector and canvas and camera interposed.
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Nels (174.198.131.97) – 05.08.22 21:34:38
Huh, wonder if you could use tracert instead of ping, and let those routers hold on to your data instead. (Note: I do not remember if tracert includes a payload. Maybe you could encode data in your return address.)

Excellent work as usual.
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