Hey thinstack users, Jst letting you all know that around about 10PM EST today (Jan 14) to about 10AM EST tomorrow (Jan 15), the servers will likely be down due to our host moving them to a new datacenter. Do not panic. Things will be back as soon as humanely possible. Thanks for flying Thinstack
Speed, Rolling, TSTV!
If you have been attentive lately, you might realize that the Thinstack TV page is tuned to a dead channel. Don't fret though, you might not see the monkeys in the back room working on it but that doesn't mean they don't exist. Though the stream is under construction, the Thinstack TV project is in the works to a full internet television network. That's right, a 24/7 stream. We aim to combine the 24/7 stream with a healthy amount of original content, no re-runs of old shows here. The TSTV page is currently a placeholder for the TSTV network. Heavy development is already underway and slated for release in the next two weeks to make this dream a reality. So what does that mean for you? Thinstack needs video shows, and is looking to you and your content for help. I myself have been working on a video show to put under the Thinstack TV header, but one show isn't enough to keep a network going. If you have ever thought about putting together a video show, now might be a good time. Thinstack is looking for shows by the community, for the community. It could be just you, or you and your friends, and cover just about any subject. Want to rant about technology? How about showing off your cooking skills? Maybe you are passionate about computer case modding, or motorcycling, or gaming, or gymnastics. Don't have top of the line tech to pull off a show? No problem! While Thinstack prefers flashy, high quality content, anything is welcome, so you can contribute even if you don't think your video's up to scratch. While the most common tool for the job is one of the many flavors of miniDV cameras, you can still get away with other recording devices. Maybe you have a webcam or can dust off the old Hi8 or VHS-C camcorder your dad packed away in the closet. Experimenting with video is the easiest way to see what you can pull off, and you might be surprised at the quality you can get from yesterday's tech. If you decide to develop a show or even just an idea for one, pop in to #thinstacktv and chat with some of the TSTV staff and community members there. You might get some input from like-minded people, and figure out how to use what you have to get a show running smoothly, from pre-production, to filming, to editing and developing an internet presence. So toss up some lights, fire up your camera and have the editing software at hand. Action!
Ok. It's not our fault. No really.. It's not. And there is nothing that can be done about it for now either. Steadfast is having issues today and there is currently no ETA for a fix. Link to current status. I've been in touch with our provider who is very much pissed off at Steadfast about this and they are trying to get a solid ETA.