Talk:Flashforward 2006 Seattle - 28 Feb 2006

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Ding! Flashforward 2006 Seattle - 28 Feb 2006 is a featured article, which means it showcases an important part of the Homestar Runner body of work and/or highlights the fine work of this wiki. We also might just think it's cool. If you see a way this page can be updated or improved without compromising previous work, feel free to contribute.



If you wish to play a mock-up of the sample level that The Brothers Chaps designed in the 2006 Flashforward converence, use the following code in a Stinkoman 20X6 level XML file. This Custom Levels Player (by Ed 'Lim' Smilde) will do that job for you with no download required.


(Mock-up designed by Joshua with Thunderbird's description.)

[edit] Might Visit

Hey, now here's something I might try and work around. I'm actually already going to be in Seattle on that day. It does look kinda pricey, but I'll see what I can do. Thunderbird 00:52, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

When we transcribe that interview, should we leave it here or make a new page for it in the Interviews section of Interviews and Public Appearances? Thunderbird 22:03, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
New page, I think this page will be full enough without the interview. Grats, by the way. - KookykmanImage:kookysig.gif(t)(c)(r)
I agree. Heimstern Läufer 22:10, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
Try to bring a camera! I'd pay a dollar, maybe even two to see that. DBK! 15:58, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
Yes! please do bring a camera, i cant be thwere that day cause i have a family reunion tyo go to. Yes, there coming to my city! — (Talk | contribs) 21:19, February 23, 2006 (UTC) (left unsigned)
Lucky... Why can;t they come to freakin' Tampa? --אוקאלייליי (Ookelaylay)

[edit] A small taste

A little bit to whet your appetite:

MATT: That's another thing, is that when we're animating, um, we have another resource that we have absolutely nothing to do with, something that's totally fan driven, it's awesome, the Homestar Runner Wiki, uh, appeared, one day, and it's so exhaustive, it's wonderful. Mike and I, like we don't—we never figured out what the hell a shared library is or how to use it and so we will go, uh, "this one has Strong Bad sitting on a couch," so we have be like, "all right, which one has him on a couch," and we'd have to go back and figure it out, but now we have the Homestar Wiki and we just go on and write "couch" or "orange couch" and it brings up like five emails that have Strong Bad on the couch. {audience laughter} And so, it's pretty great. It's very, very, uh, it's extremly all inclusive and sometimes scary. There are pictures of friends that we had never seen on there and, {imitates wiki user voice} "Oh, this is their best friend!" {slight pause, now with a questioning tone} How, did you—are these people in our house taking pictures of our friends?

TBird, you are indeed cool. Thanks. -- Tom 04:40, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

(After the conference, as best I can remember)
MATT: You're from the wiki? {Looks at my press pass for} oh awsome! Mike, this guy's from the wiki! Oh I'm glad we plugged it then. Oh, and you've got the polo shirt too!
That's not exactly how it went down, but something like that. Guess I don't have as good a memory as Tom.  ;) Thunderbird 04:44, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
You got a press pass for! That's fantastic! — InterruptorJones 04:53, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
Yes I did. I asked if it would be possible to pay to attend just one speaking, and they replied by offering me a press pass, which I am eternally in debted to the Flashforward people for. Thunderbird 04:55, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
That's pretty awesome. Bonus points for them. You should take a photo of your press pass and post it.. somewhere. — InterruptorJones 05:04, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
I'll second that. Would totally love to see a scan of it in the article. =) —THE PAPER PREEEOW 05:28, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
This is a really late reply, but I gotta clarify what the press pass was. It's not a snazzy little card or something, it's really hard to describe, but it's not scannable. It's sort of a wallet type thing, with a clear pocket on it, and your name and the news place you're fron printed on plain paper, and stuck inside. It's also got a string for you to wear it around your neck. I will try and take a picture with the webcam and upload it sometime later though. Thunderbird 01:28, 10 March 2006 (UTC)
Tom, that ought to be "exhaustive," not "adoptive." :) — InterruptorJones 05:04, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
Fixed, thanks. -- Tom 06:59, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] come on hurry up with making the article!

im not trying to rush you guys but can you predict when you think the flashforward page will be finished?

Well, let's see. The NYC talk was a year and a day ago, and the article about it is almost done, if that gives you an idea. Seriously, give TBird (and others) at least a few days, and keep your pants on, for real. — It's dot com 04:35, 3 March 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, my life has suddenly taken a turn for the busier. Nice to know people are waiting for it though, I'll try to get on it. ;) Thunderbird 06:37, 3 March 2006 (UTC)
There, it's over 1/5th done. (The boring 1/5th). I'll work on it more a bit later. The annoying this is I can't figure out how to get images off of the camera for the time being. I'll work on it a bit later though, This article should have a total of 6 or 7 images by the time I'm finished with it, provided I can get three of them off of the camera. Thunderbird 09:23, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Waitaminnit

They had a conference in Seattle and I didn't know about it?! (Yeah, the significance of that just now hit me.) --Jay (Gobble) 21:47, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

The page has been up for around a month... Thunderbird 21:49, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
Yeah... well... the "Seattle" part of it was what just now hit me. --Jay (Gobble) 21:50, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
(continued) The reason that's so significant to me is that I live within half an hour of Seattle - and that's in heavy traffic! I do have this tendency to overlook stupidly obvious things sitting right in front of my face, though. Next time TBC come to Seattle, someone tell me! :p --Jay (Gobble) 22:09, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
(more continued) Although, looking at it, the day you said you'd be there (the second), I didn't live here yet (and was in the midst of getting here, actually, so I was seriously AFK.) Oh well. But next time... --Jay (Gobble) 22:12, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
That's really sad. Sorry that happened. — Seriously (Talk) 22:13, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
It was my fault for overlooking the stupidly obvious - again - but oh well. --Jay (Gobble)
Well don't feel like to missed too big of an oppourtunity, tickets were something like $200 (you had to buy a pass for the whole 3 days). The only reason I went was because I got the media pass, and I don't think they would have given two to the same site... ;) Thunderbird 03:52, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
Well, if I'd seen it sooner, maybe it would've been me going and not you (I'm severely kidding, BTW.) --Jay (Gobble) 04:54, 5 March 2006 (UTC)



Okay okay, I'm writing some more right now. Thunderbird 01:37, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Verb tense

Once the text of the article is mostly complete, we need to standardize the verb tense, using either present or past. I think past tense makes the most sense. — It's dot com 07:00, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Playable Level

Here's the code for the level TBC made:

[Code omitted. See its showcase above.]

Do you think someone could get it set up online so people can just click a link and play it? (hosted on the wiki's server, preferably) - Joshua 05:12, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

I talked to the other guys about adding a link to "play the game", and the general decision is still no fanstuff on the Knowledge Base. But since this is sort of a special case, we decided on giving it a prominent display on the talk page, which you just did. If you want, feel free to move it to the top of the talk page, and add instructions and links to playing it. Thanks again for all your help, without the level editor I wouldn't have added the image of the level. Thunderbird 06:01, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
Okay, I'll do that. (Although as it is a near-exact copy of something TBC made, I doubt the "fanstuff" label is accurate.) - Joshua 14:57, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
I know, that's what makes it a special case. The problem is that it requires Fan made programs to use. The article's still in progress though, we might link it more prominently yet once I finish it. Thunderbird 00:31, 10 March 2006 (UTC)
FYI, it wouldn't need a Fanstuff Wiki program to use. Someone could very well upload a copy of Stinkoman 20X6 onto the wiki's server with that code in the XML of Level 1. (and then leave the XMLs of all the other levels blank so as to not "cross the line".) And then we could just link directly to that. - Joshua 02:28, 10 March 2006 (UTC)
Mhmmm, I didn't think of that. Well in any case, the article is far from finished. You've made a good case, hopefully a play link'll be added when it's done. Thunderbird 02:41, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Facial-Hair Mike

It looks like Mike has grown some new hair. >_> I'm just wondering if Thunderbird happened to get any good pictures of him to update his page's pic. Because it's a pretty big change and his wiki page should probably be up-to-date. - Joshua 03:43, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

The ones you see are the ones you get. They said no photography during the session, plus I was too busy paying attention, so I only got the three pics. The bottom one could be cropped for a decent headshot. Thunderbird 05:33, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Wow!

T-bird, this is shaping up to be a KILLER article! Great job! Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 08:17, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. Hopefully tomorrow it'll be done, and then I'll go over it again cleaning up wording, grammar, and adding Wiki links all over the place. I'll get a few more images, I've got a few other cool ideas for it, and hopefully by Monday it'll be done. Thunderbird 08:52, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

Bravo indeed! Just dropped in to give some props! Trelawney

[edit] Subtitles

Matt mentioned that there is a SWF that somebody made which allows subtitles to easily be added to Flash.

D'you think they're talking about my hacked-together subtitles Flash thingy? (Warning: links in that thread no longer work.) That was ages ago, one of the first things I did after joining HRWiki... --phlip TC 09:34, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] DONE!

And in only 11 days. :) Thunderbird 01:14, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

Excellent job. *pat on the back* —THE PAPER PREEEOW 21:53, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Zeggo vs. Sago

According to "Who are the bandwidth providers?" the providers are Zeggonet, but according to the current FAQ the hosts are Sagonet. Which article is right? --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 05:59, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

You win! Ding! For reals, we couldn't figure out what in the world Zeggonet was, but now that you mention the FAQ, ah! I realized that I had the question, "Well, what happened that host that's in the FAQ?" in the back of my head all day. —BazookaJoe 06:05, 12 March 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, it was kind of hard to make out what they were saying sometimes. In the same section, they say something like "Haverdeen". Anybody know what they're talking about? I probably misspelled it. Thunderbird 06:15, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Help

The article is almost done, but there's still one thing left that I need help with. Right here, they say something like "Haverdeen", refering to some kind of building. Anybody know what the right word is, plus a link? Thunderbird 22:05, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Flickr Pics

Noo... The flickr pics don't work!

[edit] Dude, how come I didn't know about this?

One of the biggest meeting of nerds in my hometown?? I would've totally gone if I'd known! Grarrl, I am angry! --Super Martyo Brother 04:36, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Flashforward 2006 Austin

Below is an email I recently sent to the powers that be at Flashforward, and their reply:

In an early draft of speakers for Flashforward 2006 Austin, it was revealed
that Matt and Mike Chapman would again be speaking at the conference, like
at Flashforward 2006 Seattle. They appear to be no longer on the speaker
list. Have they decided against speaking at the conference? If so, would you
happen to know when the change occured, and why?

Thank you very much,

Our Speaker Manager said the Chapman brothers told us the first week of
April that due to prior commitments they were going to have to cancel their
appearance in Austin.

We removed their names from the site the first week of April. We were very
sad to hear they would be unable to join us in Austin.

Thank you for your interest in Flashforward. Please contact me with any
additional questions you may have.

It's a shame, but hopefully they'll be at the next one after. Thunderbird 23:42, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Aw, nah, dawg! I was all set to go to that. :( — It's dot com 00:24, 28 July 2006 (UTC)
Shoot.. —BazookaJoe 00:26, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] The five no-go emails

I think we should put the five email subjects that will never be answered on a separate page considering the amount of time they're referenced to. Linking to the middle of this article is a bit awkward. 23:44, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

I've noticed that too, it's kind of become(ing) an Inside Joke. I'll add it to my to-do list, though I think there's a better chance somebody else will get it done before me, which is totally fine by me. Thunderbird 08:32, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Flash AM - they mention this program's SWF to AVI converter. I have googled for this program but cannot find anything - does anybody know which program they are referring to? does AM stand for something?

[edit] Doos or doos not

Hey Heimstern, I'm just writing real quick to inquire about the rationale for this edit. The edit summary mentions "most likely" which is what drew my attention the most. Was the edit based on a recording of the event or extrapolation? Inquisitive minds would like to inquire. Inquisitively, --Stux 04:27, 5 January 2008 (UTC) :)

This entire article was made by Thunderbird, who attended the session. He most likely transcribed exactly what he heard. Heimstern Läufer 04:31, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
Oh! I'm sorry Heimstern, I owe you a big apology. It didn't dawn on me to look at the previous edit. Back then I thought they were unrelated. You make absolute sense. I apologize for my short sightedness. :S --Stux 04:50, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] "Flashforward 2006" or "Flashforward2006"

I don't want to come across as presumptuous with "hey, did everyone - including the guy who actually went there - get this wrong for the past 15 years?" but I think the title of the conference was actually Flashforward2006 without a space. Various media pages report it either with or without. However, the official website had "Flashforward2006 Seattle" on the home page and uses "Flashforward2006" on the blog; in addition, official press releases for the Austin event later that year use the spaceless "Flashforward2006" (see here and also here). Therefore, should these pages be renamed? -- Bleu Ninja 22:01, 6 August 2021 (UTC)

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