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  1. I don't remember exactly how to do it since its been a while, but I think you have to move the advanced scene switcher file that you downloaded into the plug-ins folder of the OBS folder. Something like that. Also I remember it saying something about needing to remove the original scene switcher that comes with OBS, but i couldn't find that file so I never did and it worked fine. Maybe newer updates got rid of that file? EDIT: Here's the instructions on the download page. Like I said, mine didn't have the other scene swithcer file that it says to remove, but other than that these are the instructions that I basically followed. Installation Windows: Extract the folder Open the Windows folder Copy the advanced-scene-switcher.dll in the OBS Stdio plugin folder. (For example C:\Program Files (x86)\obs-studio\obs-plugins\32bit or C:\Program Files\obs-studio\bin\64bit - this path can be different for you!) Install the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017 x86: vc_redist.x86.exe x64: vc_redist.x64.exe (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2977003/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads) Make sure to remove any previous versions of the plugin (called SceneSwitcher.dll) Configure the settings (see later section) Installation MacOS: Extract the folder Open the MacOS folder Rigth click the OBS application and choose "Show Package Contents". Copy the advanced-scene-switcher.so file to Contents/Resources/obs-plugins. Make sure to remove any previous versions of the plugin (called SceneSwitcher.so) Configure the settings (see next section) Installation Linux: Extract the folder Open the Linux folder Copy the advanced-scene-switcher.so file into the OBS Studio plugin folder (usually /usr/lib/obs-plugins/). Configure the settings (see next section) Spoiler: Settings (outdated) Additional Information and Notes: Don't run both, the built in scene switcher and the advanced scene switcher. Otherwise both will try to switch based on their settings and cause many unnecessary scene switches.
  2. Think I'm gonna skip the Trade Ideas event this year, but I'm down for a meetup after, or whenever that weekend.
  3. What up Lee!! Yeah the Avidemux is about as basic as it comes. You literally hit the A button where you want the video to start and the B button where you want it to end and then hit save. That's it haha. The only tricky part that I found, and its not really tricky, is then when you want to do the next trade you have to hit the A button twice where you want the next video to start. Not sure how to explain it, but it basically brings the box that forms on the timeline all the way up to that point when you click it twice. You'll see what I mean. Oh and you may have to mess with the View tab to be able to see the video better. It kind of defaults to this smaller view so I then go into the View tab and change it to Zoom 1:1. For some reason that then zooms it in kind of too much, but I can see my 1 minute chart fine on that zoom and I just use that to then see where to edit the video. Again, you'll see what I mean when you use it. There's probably a way to adjust it, but I haven't really spent the time to figure it out because I can get done what I need to get done with it haha.
  4. I read One Good Trade by Mike Bellafiore and in it he mentions that they record their trades so that they can go back and review them after. That sounded like a cool idea so I started looking into how I could do that myself. I found a way to do it for free which was a plus and thought I'd share it with the community to hopefully helps others as well if they want to do it. Basically what I do now is I record my screens while I'm trading and then I go back after and watch what happened during my trade when I'm doing my journal and/or also on the weekends for review. This lets me see what I did right/wrong, see stuff I might have missed, see where I could've added to my position, or scaled out better, etc. Essentially I'm able to go back and review my trade and see exactly what happened in real time. Kind of like a like a professional athlete watching game film haha. Like I said, everything I'm using is free so it won't cost you anything if you want to do it as well. The software I use to record the screen is OBS (free), which I'm sure most of the people that have been in this group for a while have heard of by now. The problem that I then had though was that I have 6 screens, but I could only get OBS to record my main screen. The solution that I found was that you then need to download a plugin for it called Advanced Scene Switcher (also free). I'll include a link for it below. Once you get that setup it records whichever screen that your mouse is in. I only take one trade at a time so for me I just keep my mouse in that screen while I'm in a trade. If I then go to trade from a montage/setup in a different screen it automatically switches the recording to that screen as long as my mouse is in that screen. Obviously wouldn't be ideal if you were trading multiple positions on different screens, but for me with my one trade at a time it works. I found a video that helps explain how to set up each screen for the Advanced Scene Switcher that I'll also include below. So I start the recording at the open and then stop the recording when I'm done for the day which makes it one long video. I then use Avidemux for the video editing (again, free). Its a pretty basic video editing software so I'm sure there's better stuff out there, but I just use it to edit the video down to each individual trade and save each trade as a separate video so I don't need anything special. That way when I'm doing my journal, or on the weekends, etc, I can find/review a particular trade as opposed to going through a long video of all my trades for the day. Anyways, I hope this helps some people if they were curious about doing something like this. If you have any questions or need any help feel free to ask. OBS: https://obsproject.com/ OBS Advanced Scene Switcher plugin: https://obsproject.com/forum/resources/advanced-scene-switcher.395/ Video to setup Advanced Scene Switcher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg2bdjs6LdA Avidemux: http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/
  5. Been playing around with this today. This is great. Thank you again. I have a follow up question I guess just to make sure I'm not doing anything wrong. I was testing out the Stop - set to break even hotkeys and noticed some things that look weird, but don't seem to be an actual problem. First off, it seems like they worked so I guess that's all that matters haha. But I noticed two weird things. On the chart the hollow arrow that shows up for the stop order would be pretty far away from my actual break even point. Also, in the trade log the stop would get shown as sent at breakeven, but then what looks like a second order would also get sent when it gets executed that would be around 20-30 cents lower (if long), but the stop would actually execute at break even. Like I said, it seems to work right, but those things just looked odd to me so I thought I'd point them out to make sure I'm not missing anything. I'll attach pictures of some examples (FYI those are different trades). And just for reference I'm using DAS version with IB and using the $ calculated risk. These trades were all in sim. I appreciate the help.
  6. First off this is pretty awesome that you put in all this time and effort on this. Thank you very very much. Awesome. I have a quick question. If I want to use the dollar risk to go long at the Bid +.05 instead of the ask, do I change both "Ask" in the equation or just where it says Price=Ask+0.05? Here's the original formula: DefShare=BP*0.97;Price=Ask-Price+0.01;SShare=150/Price;Share=DefShare-SShare;DefShare=DefShare+SShare;SShare=Share;Sshare=DefShare-SShare;Share=0.5*SShare;TogSShare;ROUTE=SMRTL;Price= Ask+0.05;TIF=DAY+;BUY=Send;DefShare=100; To have it go long at the bid instead should it be like this instead? DefShare=BP*0.97;Price=Bid-Price+0.01;SShare=150/Price;Share=DefShare-SShare;DefShare=DefShare+SShare;SShare=Share;Sshare=DefShare-SShare;Share=0.5*SShare;TogSShare;ROUTE=SMRTL;Price= Bid+0.05;TIF=DAY+;BUY=Send;DefShare=100; Or should I just change the ask to bid where it says Price=Ask+0.05 like this: DefShare=BP*0.97;Price=Ask-Price+0.01;SShare=150/Price;Share=DefShare-SShare;DefShare=DefShare+SShare;SShare=Share;Sshare=DefShare-SShare;Share=0.5*SShare;TogSShare;ROUTE=SMRTL;Price= Bid+0.05;TIF=DAY+;BUY=Send;DefShare=100; Thank you for your help. Again, awesome stuff.
  7. I'm assuming that the 3 month lock feature must be some sort of formula written in a cell somewhere, is that correct? Would you please be able to tell us where that cell is so that we can delete it if we want to? Journal looks pretty cool and I appreciate you putting it out there for people to use. Thank you for your help.
  8. To clarify the parking thing for anyone driving. There's a tourist trap right behind it called Seaport Village with a bunch of parking. Some of its free, some of its pay, but I think you can get your pay parking validated at the restaurant. Its a busy area, but I've never had a problem getting a spot. I'm taking an uber though so good luck haha.
  9. Some suggestions for places: Puesto at the Headquarters: The downtown location is pretty big and can do groups if you call ahead. Really good mexican food. The filet mignon tacos are killer. Good margaritas too haha! There's parking too which can be a challenge downtown. Nolita Hall in Little Italy. Basically a big sports bar/restaurant. Has big oversized booths and/or also picnic table type benches that are long and can fit a lot of people. Menu isn't huge, basically woodfired pizzas, but the food is good. Its a pretty good sized place so there should be room (although I was there on a Sunday, not a Friday night).
  10. That time frame works for me. I was thinking something in the Gaslamp area or Little Italy since that's right near there. I'm going to a new place in Little Italy called Nolita Hill on Sunday so I can report back how it was. Think its a big sports bar/restaurant sort of place that might work. I'll try and think of some other options this weekend as well and add to this thread with what I come up with.
  11. About how many people is it gonna be total? I'm happy to throw some suggestions out there. There's tons of restaurants/bars in the Little Italy or Downtown areas that would work.
  12. I'm trying to make sure that my DAS is running fast enough. When I look at the Network Delay in DAS for the OrderServer and QuoteServer1 they bounce between roughly 90 to 500 ms range or so. I've tried the suggestions above (Shut down cloud sync type programs, have the computer hardwired, don't have anything else hooked up, etc) and it seems to improved it a bit so that it's generally in the 100-200 range in the first hour or two of trading, but every now and then it spikes into the 300-400+ range for maybe 30 seconds. It'll then come right back down to the low 100's so honestly I have no idea if that's just normal or something I need to worry about. The OrderServer is the one that seems to do more of the spiking and have a larger range of times. The QuoteServer1 stays much more consistent in the low to mid 100's range. Basically I guess I'm just wondering if there's anything else I can do to make it faster, or if those times are just normal for DAS Pro. I'm in San Diego, CA, have a Mac Pro (late 2013 style) w/ 64GB RAM and 1TB SSD running Bootcamp, a Netgear R6400 router, Motorola SURFboard SB6141 Modem, and my internet is through my cable company (Cox) with 150mbps download and 10mbps upload. I'm happy to upgrade router/modem/internet package if you think that would help. Thank you for your help/suggestions. Also tried the tests suggested above. Here's what I got from the tests: Pinging bearbulltraders.com [] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from bytes=32 time=33ms TTL=252 Reply from bytes=32 time=33ms TTL=252 Reply from bytes=32 time=34ms TTL=252 Reply from bytes=32 time=37ms TTL=252 Ping statistics for Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 33ms, Maximum = 37ms, Average = 34ms speedtest.net PING ms 8 DOWNLOAD Mbps 180.73 UPLOAD Mbps 10.90 My Trade Ideas Pro scanner usually has a reading in the 7-9ms range
  13. I'm in. I live in SD and am going to the Trade Ideas Summit as well. I usually get out of work around 5 so anytime after that is good for me. Once we get an idea of how many people there's gonna be I'm happy to make some suggestions for places too.
  14. If I'm using DAS with IB do I need to add any of these extra market data options to my IB account? Sorry if thats a dumb question. Just going through the sign up process to get set up with DAS/IB and figure this is the place to ask. Thanks for the help.
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