Making the connection

The Day One weigh in has concluded, and we saw some giant bass come across the stage. The problem? You may not have. We are very well aware that we experienced connectivity issues during the weigh in that prevented a lot of the live stream from working. Let me briefly tell you what's going on and how we're going to do better tomorrow.



The first thing working against us is location. Falcon is in a pretty remote part of the world, and despite having decent internet in downtown Zapata, once you go down to the boat ramp there's not much cellular connectivity. Your phone may work, sure, but sending a livestream of a weigh in over it? That requires more bandwidth.



We've run into this before, though. We have a backup plan- a satellite dish that can send the weigh in and photo galleries up to space, and back down to your computer. Unfortunately, today that piece of technology also had issues- it couldn't find the satellite!



So we were 0 for 2 today. Tomorrow, we hope to get that satellite working and also provide a recorded version of the weigh in, something that today's technical hiccups prevented. Speaking as one of the people involved in making sure you get to see the weigh in, I can promise you that having connection issues makes us sick to our stomachs, and we hope that you'll come back and see us do better tomorrow.

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