Rejoice in the hacker wizardry of the new Telepresence Portal
Jake and I wrapped it up today and hackerspace futurism has been achieved
the monitor will turn on if any Sudoers join the jitsi chatroom
and it will shut off if everyone leaves the chat
here is the source for the chat client app powering it
On Sat, Jan 15, 2022 at 11:50 PM Jake <jake(a)spaz.org> wrote:
wow, this has progressed a lot!
tonight, in the jitsi chat, which is here:
matt and me (to the entertainment of everyone passing through sudoroom and
working in there) have been chatting and co-hacking, and i've been learning
npm/node/react web stuff.
basically we installed the jitsi SDK repo and ran it, and then hacked it
to the meeting room we've been using instead of the default setting - and
we're adding a function to it to automatically control the screen power
(screensaver) depending on whether someone is in the "room" or not.
we're also sharing a tmux window in the machine (the one controlling the
TV) and teaching each other lots of stuff. And neither of us are
It's the most exciting saturday night i've had in a long time!
If anyone else is interested in this kind of social hacking, speak up and
ping you if it happens again. Or just join the jitsi room (linked above)
leave it open until someone starts talking to you.
last night (friday night) we had a bunch of people join the chat!!!
a couple of people who randomly hadn't seen each other in almost 5 years!
It was basically a party, including whoever was in sudoroom, and like 6
different people who rolled through the jitsi chat.
On Sat, 15 Jan 2022, Jake wrote:
awesome! I believe this is what Matty is working
that was so much fun with everyone talking to each other tonight!
On Sat, 15 Jan 2022, Marc Juul wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 11:54 PM Marc Juul <marc(a)juul.io> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 1:37 AM Jake wrote:
>>> I've set up a jitsi terminal on the wall in Sudoroom!
>>> It's a big TV made by Hitachi, and it has a feature where it can go
>>> "power saving" mode when
the HDMI signal is lost. That means the
>>> can power down when DPMS puts the
monitor to "sleep". It has a webcam
>>> that's clearly labeled, and on a hinge so it can easily be aimed down
>>> the floor if people are shy, and it
has a Jabra USB speaker/microphone
>>> thing which should hopefully provide good speakerphone
>>> have the computer setup to start
firefox, and i have firefox set to
>>> the jitsi page, where permissions are
already enabled for
>>> The only remaining need is to
automatically wake the monitor from
>>> (using "DISPLAY=:0 xset force
dpms on") whenever there is anyone else
>>> detected in the jitsi "room"
>> I wrote a short program that can trigger a command based on downstream
>> bandwidth usage:
> So it turned out that the library I used doesn't really work for UDP :/
> The correct solution is definitely to have a client that joins with
Information is sparse but I found this code that I believe is for
stress-testing that should be modifiable into what we need:
Relevant code in: