Blog entries tagged with "mrlan"

Oh, the CRTs

Sunday, October 9th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Part of the MR LAN site that I made available yesterday was timelapse videos of three events. These three videos are now up on YouTube so a greater audience can bask in a room full of CRT monitors:

Our first big event

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MR LAN – Evento Cinque

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MR LAN – Evento Quattro

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These videos were made by having a computer control a digital camera to take a photo every minute. To make the videos suitable for the internet of ten years ago I reduced it down to 240 pixels, but I am going to see if I can find the original images as I could then regenerate it in high def.

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The chronicle of Monash Region LAN

Sunday, October 9th, 2011 at 12:39 am

I what seems like a lifetime ago some friends and I would have LAN parties (how you played multiplayer games before fast internet) that grew from being held at people’s homes to large events. While it petered away eight years ago, I did keep a backup of the site, a backup that I have cleaned up and made available:

Of course we were plenty of other groups, most of them bigger, that doesn’t mean we didn’t have fun for a time.

Now I have been meaning to put this up for a while (because these days hosting is cheap and it might as well be out there) and it was moving the camera club site to new hosting that triggered me into action.

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