FtL Feed Troubles

Even after adding a bunch of memory to the feed computer, it is still croaking after a couple of days with the same problem. I thought that Windows was simply running out of resources to wipe its own butt, BUT apparently not.

SimpleCast is what is crashing, but it takes down ScannerCast along with it. I'm going to burn in a new feed computer while I rework the machine that is in trouble.

I apologize for the outages as they are uncharacteristic. I like to run a reliable service and this jes don't cut it. One way or another I will make these feeds reliable once again.

Haiti Earthquake Victims

Broward County is running frequently to FLL (Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport) to transport victims of the earthquake in Haiti to area hospitals.

It is 05:56 on Saturday morning 23 January, 2010 and they just dispatched a bunch of ambulances from Broward County fire stations, Davie, City of Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park, and Hollywood to the airport. This has been ongoing for several days and should probably continue into the coming week.

Operations are usually conducted on one of the fire tactical channels, typically tac A.


FtL Maintenance Outage

Both Bote's Mixer Board and Bote's Wild Feed will be down for maintenance on the feed computer today. The reason the feeds have been dying I believe is due to insufficient main memory in the Dell computer that sends out the feeds. It shouldn't be more than 30 minutes between tearing everything apart, installing the new chip, and hooking it all back together again.

UPDATE: 16:30 - ALL DONE! Now I have to watch the streaming machine over the coming days to see if it still wigs out. If both the Mixer Board and Wild Feed die simultaneously you'll know it's the same problem recurring.


Feeds consolidated

In case you were wondering why all the weirdness on Bote's Mixer Board and Bote's Wild Feed tonight, I was consolidating both streams onto one streaming computer. Until now the Wild Feed had been running on my main desktop machine as proof of concept. But, this proved inconvenient when I had to reboot or make recordings that would interfere with that feed.

You should not notice any change on your end, but if something is amiss please let me know.


Happy New Year!