I received a great suggestion last week from a reader (shout out to my man Blue) about a blog topic for this week. I meant to get to it earlier, which is something of a mantra of mine, but hopefully it’s not too late in the week for it.
Anyway, Blue’s suggestion was to ask the Tech grads to embrace their inner nerd/geek and show off their computer wizardry by sharing what their setups were for the ESPN3 broadcast of last week’s game, or what they”ll do for Saturday night’s game.
Here’s what Blue said:
“I did it right [Saturday]; ran a VGA cable from my laptop to my TV, and used computer speakers when I discovered the radio broadcast was a half play ahead.”
Extra points to Blue for proper use of a semicolon. Can you top Blue?
This might actually provide a service, as apparently the ESPN3 transmission was on the lame side and perhaps a better setup would help. (A complete guess. My technological expertise begins and ends with the on/off button. I’m a guy who tried to take care of an oversensitive mousepad on my keyboard by taping a piece of paper over half of it. I also don’t know a better word to describe what I’m talking about than “setup,” and I only know that from Blue’s e-mail.)
Before I forget, if ESPN3 goes down the flusher again, Middle Tennessee State streams live video of its in-stadium video board. Link here. It’s$7.95.
Anyway, let’s hear what you did or have planned. And if someone wants to poke fun, go ahead. You don’t have to tell anyone that you’re going to be reading the comments for the best, um, setup.
By Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech beat