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I've reenabled account creation, so if you'd like to comment here, make a wiki account, should have that folded into the dominion service this quarter.

The stuff behind this is all proven software, development discussion below is about derived/integrated/newly created IP based on today's baseline of what's on this page ("Whiteboard") now. Use as much or as little of this as you like. The bell gets my attention best because in addition to making the same sound you hear if you press the doorbell, it causes a KDE pop-up on my main desktop. Get's my attention even if I have headphones on as long as I'm looking at a screen the KDE alert reaches. Adding SMS notification by end of this month. Root 18:09, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

Latency of connection

Any video stream should appear in a few seconds but lags of up to 10 have been observed. The live video stream should not be off by more than a couple seconds from the real-time of a phone call, but this is an ongoing area of development.

Desktop Sharing

Current resolution should show under the tl:dr. The main linux desktop, Windows Ultimate N, etc, are accessed from a VNC session on the Mac but it's the priced version which scales everything to the size of the Mac. I'm using the free version of, the session will be in the chat or communicated in an email so just go to where nnn-nnn-nnn is the session id, ideally in a separate screen/monitor.


The server name may be set to loopback (localhost/oflademo) if I've been working on the app, but can be changed back in the UI:

  • server URL should always be: rtmp://<service> where <service> is either live or SOSample.
  • (my/view) video stream name: rrjStream.
  • (your/publish) video stream name: youStream where "you" can be replaced by your initials if you are not the first/only caller.
  • follow instructions to the left of the publisher app, optionally connect audio if you dont want to use a phone call for voice.

Any North American biz hours fine and and I'll usually respond within an hour or less, immediately if I'm at my desk and can take an interrupt.

Other Flash from red5 here

If we are not conferencing see my flash and streaming media practice page, red5 is always up so see the oflademo there for canned video.

"Facetime Whiteboard"

A practice FB and Twitter app developed from core functionality on the obverse in October, 2011.

  1. Add chat, setup basic UI driven design
  2. Build out from IOC of UI design of 2011-10-06
    • set username to you and use whatever's there at connect as chat user name
    • increase chat width
    • make the stream name youStream on the video Stream tab
    • send bell on first connect, initials to conferees
    • clear security issues with bell on Safari/Mac
    • modify ruby server, chat so as to use wall/bell apropos current attention, use connecting party's initials
  3. stub FB canvas, use
    Escher image as default background, here on Stream only.
    • Publisher to listen for chat connects populate stream dd as conferee initials received
  4. merge chat, video into WB, single UI/UX as a FB app.
  5. mobile, (in 2011-10) establish SMS traffic to Android and iPhone, (just) look at vid streaming with the G1 and 3G, but close delivery/notification mechanism so no call/guest can be missed.
  6. with Twitter + FB (α by 10-22)
    • Facetime Whiteboard™
    • as a Cliubook (by 11-05).
  7. get lag to 2s or less in general case

Stuff in place now as whiteboard is enough for practical use. Submission to App Store, early Nov. for GA of iOS part by 1 December. Root 01:39, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

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