Logitech BCC950 Conference Cam – Defective Speakers

Since the internet has become overrun by a gaggle of free speech hating corporations, I thought I would take a brief moment to display my discontent for what I feel are some sort of manufacturing defects of the Logitech BCC950 conference cam.

Don’t get me wrong, for the price, this thing kicks major ass in comparison to many of the alternatives out there. The video is amazing quality for 1080@30fps with PTZ and honestly I do love the camera for all it’s strong points.

Butt, and I say that with an improperly formed sentence and a huge ASS in mind, I just wanted to make the general public aware to the fact that in the last two years, the company I work for has purchased thirty-one of these units and four out of those have had prematurely failing speakers that just start crackling out of nowhere. Continue reading “Logitech BCC950 Conference Cam – Defective Speakers”

Startup Script for OpenMeetings Open-Source Video Conferencing Server

/etc/init.d/openmeetings startup script for Ubuntu Server 12.04.2
OpenMeetings Version 2.0-INCUBATING

A few notes:
– Make sure to change path for RED5_HOME variable
– Make sure to chmod +x the init script
– This assumes openmeetings is running under a user/group with the same name
– This assumes you are using libreoffice (not openoffice) for the whiteboard file import service

#!/bin/bash
#
# Author: Nathan Thomas
#
### BEGIN INIT INFO
# Provides:          red5
# Required-Start:    $local_fs $remote_fs $network $syslog $named $time
# Required-Stop:     $local_fs $remote_fs $network $syslog $named $time
# Default-Start:     2 3 4 5
# Default-Stop:      0 1 6
# X-Interactive:     true
# Short-Description: Start/stop OpenMeetings java based conferencing webapp
### END INIT INFO
PROG=red5
DESC="Red5 flash streaming server"
RED5_HOME=/usr/local/openmeetings
DAEMON=$RED5_HOME/$PROG.sh
PIDFILE=/var/run/$PROG.pid
# Plugin Variables
#OO_HOME=/usr/lib/openoffice/program
OO_HOME=/usr/lib/libreoffice/program
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