[Rack] To whoever put up the webcam in the server closet.

Jonathan Lassoff jof at thejof.com
Sat Nov 13 14:06:14 PST 2010


On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 7:05 PM, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 6:26 PM, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
>> I took it down. It makes me feel naked like those xray machines at the airport. Mike Kankan was kind enough to let me know that he also didn't feel ok with it. Please don't put it back up again. Thanks.
>
> Not my doing, but I think it was part of a project to create a chat
> roulette-style random video interconnection with other hackerspaces.
>
> I believe it was put into the closet specifically so there wouldn't be
> a camera out in the open, but instead inside of a closet people could
> opt into.
>
> I'm not sure if anything came of that, but it really ought to have a
> shutter or some sort of obvious boolean on/off switch.

I tried plugging this back in and streaming a little video from it. It
pumps out RTP pretty well, and VLC plays it nicely. Cool setup!

Cheers,
jof


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