Fun Facts about OnLive*
Our day-to-day technology dictionary soup: web site, web API, big data, real-time, kernel, firmware, message queues, CMake, DirectX, OpenGL, MySQL, Cassandra, Java, Ruby, REST, C, C++, Python, Perl, PHP, C#, high performance networking, code optimization, hardware virtualization, application virtualization, sandboxing, RAILS.
Facts: Service Stats Snapshot
The OnLive Hosting Platform is a 24/7 service that delivers multiple products through one network that spans both Northern America and Europe.
|Latency added by the OnLive Encoder
|Latency added by an average LCD display
|Network Performance Data Collected
|Issue Tracking/Source Control/Wiki/Build/Review
|OnLive SVN Repository
|Speedtest.net result using OnLive Desktop Plus on the iPad
|Time it takes to derive your network quality
|Time it takes to adapt to your network
|Playing Saints Row 3 on your Android tablet over LTE on the 280
|gigaFLOPs of computing power in the OnLive Cloud
Facts: Inside Jokes
You gotta have a little fun. You may not get all of these. Feel free to ask us “what's a puppycorn?”
|Number of Quips
|Most popular quip author by votes
||What's the maximum value of one bit? Ian and Roger reply "Signed or unsigned?"
|Most popular quip
||It works fine in the powerpoint version of the architecture. -- Arnold
|Getting your status report in on time
||+100 DKP (Dragon Kill Points)
|Best Component Name
||OLIVES (OnLive Integrated Virtualization and Encryption System)
|Worst Component Name
||GLU (General Logistical Units)
|Date of 100,000th SVN commit
||Jan 4th, 2012
|Amount of food BBQ'd per week
||50 lbs of meat and veggies
|Percent of Eng/Ops who use standing desks
|Mythical Creature Created at OnLive
|Most Popular "Game Night" Games
||Cosmic Encounter, Forbidden Island, Transamerica
|Chance of an OnLive team winning trivia at your local bar
Facts: Donut Wars
Since 2008, OnLive has had the policy of bad build breaks requiring the delivery of donuts for affected teams the following morning. This policy split the engineering team in to three camps:
- The Software Purists
- Credo: Having a remediation as easily attainable as donuts for build breaks means people won't care about breaking the builds.
- The Donut Eaters
- Credo: Donuts taste good.
- The Alternatives aka "Why does it have to be donuts?"
- Credo: Sugar is a toxin!
Much discussion around this topic has happened, but people still bring in donuts.
* For entertainment purposes only. Do not try at home. Fun facts not to be used as a flotation device.