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A view from webmaster’s desk

Europe 12 May 2008 at 10:48 | Published by: JJM | Views: 3218 | News search

A view  from webmaster’s desk “Server not responding. Please call our helpdesk on weekdays at 8–16 o’clock, or on Saturdays between 10–12 o’clock.”

The first round of Nations Cup was played with traditional paper scorekeeping, because of problems in third-party computer systems. The database crashed again on Sunday for some 15 minutes... enough to inspire us to search some other company to work with, and to use a second server as backup.

Fighting technical problems in the scorekeeping system, we had less time and energy for webcams and website maintenance. Nevertheless, we managed to get 3 webcams for most of Saturday, and 6 webcams for the cup rounds of Sunday. Some video clips recorded from the webcams will be published later.

Cheap USB webcams are not perfect for outdoor use, of course. In cloudy weather they worked just fine, but in sunny weather the automatic light control made the picture too bright to see anything. We had to adjust the light manually for each webcam... but some of the cameras had a funny habit of losing the manual setting after 10 or 15 minutes, returning to automatic settings. In future we try to avoid such camera models, whose software has this bug with manual settings.

The complex playing system of Nations Cup is not easy to follow. Even less easy when using a new scorekeeping system with live results hole after hole. There is much need for improvement in the Internet version of the scorekeeping system — no automatic scrolling, and links to different scores and statistics must be more easily available, all the time. Also the question, how to sort the results live when players and teams have played a different number of lanes, is something new that needs to be studied further.

We organizers of the competition looked for new and exciting challenges. We also found them — many more than were expected. This is one of the reasons why Nations Cup is arranged every year... to learn how not to do things.

Yes, we did get the “bluescreen” in some of our computers during the competition.




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Squirrel visits camp Switzerland

Europe 11 May 2008 at 17:46 | views: 3245 | Comments: 0

During the cup match between team Finland 1 and team Switzerland 2, a patriotic local squirrel visited the Swiss camp, and taxed their food supplies with a good appetite. Referees tried to chase the squirrel away from the area, but the creature soon returned ...
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Squirrel visits camp Switzerland

Germany & Sweden lead Nations Cup after day 1

Germany & Sweden lead Nations Cup after day 1

Europe 10 May 2008 at 19:43 | views: 3182 | Comments: 0

Germany leads group A and Sweden leads group B after day 1 of Nations Cup 2008 in Tampere, Finland. The competition continues on Sunday with a double round (eternite + beton), after which the two best teams of group A and group B play semi-final and final ...
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Russia beats Finland 2–1

Europe 10 May 2008 at 19:38 | views: 2943 | Comments: 0

Home field advantage was not enough to save Finland from a 2–1 defeat to Russia in the second eternite round of Nations Cup 2008. In group B, team Finland 2 lost to Russia 2 114 – 113, and in group A team Finland 3 lost to Russia ...
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Russia beats Finland 2–1

Nations Cup 2008 player photos

Nations Cup 2008 player photos

Europe 09 May 2008 at 16:25 | views: 3270 | Comments: 0

Player photos taken at the opening ceremony of Nations Cup 2008 are now available for viewing. Thanks to the big man and his big camera. » Nations Cup 2008 player photos » unedited original photos
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