January 17, 2014 archive

Watch Live This Weekend – Some Of The Best Curling Teams In The World At Continental Cup 2014

Continental CupWe have an amazing opportunity this weekend (Jan 17-19) to watch some of the best curling teams in the world competing against each other in the “Continental Cup” in Las Vegas.  All of it will be streamed LIVE across the Internet at:


The Continental Cup is a unique format that pits 6 US and Canadian teams in “Team North America” against 6 teams in “Team World” from Scotland, Sweden, Japan and Norway.  In contrast to most other curling events that are a series of regular team games, the Continental Cup has team games, singles games, mixed doubles games and ‘skins’ games.  The scoring is explained on the event web site.

The remaining games that will be live streamed are (all times US Eastern):

Friday 10 PM – Team
Saturday 12 PM – Mixed Doubles
Saturday 4:30 PM – Team
Saturday 9:30 PM – Team
Sunday 4 PM – Skins
Sunday 9 PM – Skins

According to the US Curling Association web site, NBC Sports Network will also televise two of the Saturday games… although they will be broadcast on Sunday.   

The World Curling TV stream on YouTube will be streaming live, of course, and will probably be the best place to see all the action.  It should be some outstanding curling so do check it out!

TDYR #072 – Phenomenal Curling Streaming Live From Las Vegas This Weekend

We have a chance to watch some *amazing* curling this weekend streaming live across the Internet as some of the best teams in the world compete in the "Continental Cup 2014" in Las Vegas. The live stream can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/worldcurlingtv More info can be found at: http://monadnockcurling.org/2014/01/17/watch-live-this-weekend-some-of-the-best-curling-teams-in-the-world-at-continental-cup-2014/ http://www.worldcurling.org/world-financial-group-continental-cup-2014 http://www.curling.ca/2014continentalcup-en http://www.curling.ca/2014continentalcup-en/how-does-the-scoring-work-for-the-continental-cup/

New IETF “openv6″ Mailing List For IPv6 Application Developers

IETF LogoDo we need an “open interface and a programmable platform to support various IPv6 applications? That is the question posed for a new “openv6″ IETF discussion mailing list announced yesterday. The openv6 list, which is open to anyone to subscribe to, has this description:

This list is to discuss a open interface and a programmable platform to support various IPv6 applications, which may include IPv6 transition technologies, SAVI (Source Address Validation and Traceback), security, data center and etc. This discussion will focus on the problem space, use case and possible protocol extensions. The following questions are listed to be solved via this discussion:

(1) What are the problems and use cases existing in various IPv6 applications,  e.g., multiple IPv6 transition technologies co-exist?

(2) How to enable the applications to program the equipment to tunnel IPv6 traffic across an IPv4 data plane?

(3) How this work can be done through a general interface, e.g., to incorporate  the transition policies, simplifying the different stages through the transition  and guaranteeing that current decisions do not imply a complicated legacy in
the future?

(4) How to make the end-to-end configuration of devices: concentrator/CGN, CPE and the provisioning system?

(5) How to extend the existing IETF protocols, e.g., netconf, to support this open interface?

The list is not for forming a new IETF working group (WG). It is at this point purely for discussing this topic. The mailing list archive seems to be empty at the moment (or the link is not correct), but given that the list was just announced yesterday the list owners may be waiting for people to join the list before kicking off discussion. In searching IETF archives I found this recent draft from October 2013, “Problem Statement for Openv6 Scheme,” that may be part of the discussion.  I expect we should see more information soon as the discussion begins.

Anyway, if you are an application developer looking to look at how you help your applications work over IPv6 this may be an interesting mailing list to join, if for no other reason than to monitor it and see what work is happening.

I’m looking forward to seeing the discussion begin!