Sunday, February 08, 2009

Brag Time

FH just accomplished something they said was impossible: He and his team simulcast Stake Conference at two different buildings. (Translation for the non-LDS: a stake is a group of "wards" or congregations.)

Our stake is getting too large (and will probably be split into two stakes), so the decision was made to have our semiannual Stake Conference in two sessions. But rather than record it at one session and play it back at the other, the decision was made, with just three weeks to go, to attempt simulcasting it live at two locations. FH and his team of dedicated volunteers, including a friend with broadcast TV experience, spent hours jury-rigging a system of computers they borrowed and FH's video equipment, and they simulcast the entire two-hour conference via the internet.

I just wanted to take this moment to assure that everyone knew I was married to the world's greatest computer networking genius, even though it's so not fair to the rest of you women (and gay men) who don't get to sleep next to such a handsome and studly person and will now be totally jealous of me.