[occupyaustin-it] Protip: spare batteries for livestream gear
gfoster at entersection.org
Thu Nov 3 03:41:28 CST 2011
Tonight, @OakFoSho <http://twitter.com/OakFoSho> has done a pretty
remarkable job running the #OccupyOakland livestream
<http://www.ustream.tv/channel/occupy-oakland-live> camera, rebroadcast
all night on the Global Revolution livestream
<http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution>. Around midnight PST, as
riot police from all around the Bay Area converged on the remaining
#GeneralStrike crowd, @OakFoSho (Spencer) ran several blocks around the
police cordon to his vehicle to retrieve a backup battery as events
escalated. That battery lasted until around 2:30am PST, so he began to
hunt around the crowd for another DroidX battery. He was forced to
acquire a micro-USB cable and identify an accessible power main to
recharge while sitting still. Some folks in the chat room began to say:
"When the battery dies, the gas flies" suggesting law enforcement
agencies were exercising restraint until the livestream went offline.
@AnonMedics <http://twitter.com/AnonMedics> stepped up with a secondary
livestream <http://www.ustream.tv/channel/anonmedics> around 2:15am.
Protip: acquire multiple backup batteries for our livestream gear.
Gregory Foster || gfoster at entersection.org
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