As part of my consulting work, I collect a lot of broadcast TV streams. A lot of them. At present there’s about 70 terabytes worth representing more than 400 days (that’s right, more than 9600 hours) of broadcast TV. Storing all that data’s not straightforward, since I want to ensure that it doesn’t get lost or damaged. Continue reading “Rotting in storage”
There’s been a lot of chatter about interlaced vs. progressive video and how progressive video is inherently superior. Interlaced video, in comparison is said to be Just Plain Evil. Perhaps it’s my analog video background, but I have a far more favorable view of interlaced video. Continue reading “In defense of interlaced video”
After looking at my electric bill recently, I wondered where all that power was going. One of the prime suspects was Koherence’s server rack, which runs 24 hours a day. A few years ago all servers inthe rack got an overhaul with a goal to minimizing power consumption.
Continue reading “Where have all the watts gone?”