Showing logs for date: 2012-02-16
00:29:31 <Karen> I get to geyser gaze this morning!
00:31:04 <Dave from B> ..
00:34:49 <Dave from B> OF 835
00:35:08 <CC> OF start was 7:34
00:35:23 <CC> morning Dave
00:35:28 <Dave from B> Sorry, CC. Not quite awake this morning
00:35:36 <CC> no problem
00:37:01 <ynpvisitor51> Very nice on vec
00:37:12 <ynpvisitor57> .
00:38:00 <Janet> Boy that was pretty to open the screen to!
01:11:52 <karen> grand several hrs post eruption
01:24:11 <ynpvisitor57> .
01:24:22 <ynpvisitor57> .
01:26:42 <ynpvisitor82> -->
01:30:27 <ynpvisitor51> 0=
01:52:10 <Dave from B> GH activity?
01:52:19 <Dave from B> Lion?
01:53:32 <Dave from B> Seems too far right for Lion
01:59:15 <Dave from B> Low last night 15 below...now 5 below at OF
02:03:40 <Dave from B> OF 903 ie
02:06:57 <karen> cccccold!
02:13:43 <Dave from B> ...
02:25:50 <ynpvisitor82> ..
02:32:19 <ynpvisitor84> Morning!
02:36:51 <Dave from B> ..
02:36:56 <Dave from B> Morning, 84
02:37:13 <ynpvisitor84> I'm guessing I haven't missed much :)
02:38:05 <ynpvisitor84> I just stopped by briefly before I head off to work.
02:38:56 <ynpvisitor84> It looks gorgeous out in the basin this morning. I wish I was there instead of here :(
02:39:20 <Dave from B> Nice blue sky...just need morning geyser for to clear
02:39:41 <ynpvisitor84> Yeah. Well, I've gotta go. Later
02:39:51 <Dave from B> Bye
03:00:52 <Dave from B> Wow. Really fogged in. Can't be OF only 59 minutes from last eruption
03:02:37 <Dave from B> VEC update: Castle 1915, Grand 1320, Daisy 1045, Riverside 945 (15 minutes ago)
03:18:29 <Af> This is going to be a boring day, that's some impressivef og
03:24:15 <CC> I
03:24:16 <CC> REP
03:24:30 <Af> Hi CC
03:24:55 <CC> I REPORTED the freezing of the live stream for those of you having a problem with the public stream
03:25:07 <CC> hi
03:25:24 <Af> I'm not on streaming when I'm at school.
03:25:56 <Dave from B> FYI, CC. I'm having no issues with streaming
03:26:12 <Af> He's gone
03:30:19 <Af> OF 1029
03:36:05 <kc (working)> u mean 'bored' or are u planking? :)
03:36:43 <Af (Bored)> Thank yo u KC I must have been planking in my mind.
03:37:01 <kc (working)> g
03:37:26 <kc (working)> had some freezing issues this morning, seem to have been resolved w simple refresh
03:38:05 <Af (Bored)> I can't run streaming here at school
03:38:25 <kc (working)> ya i know, bummer
03:39:06 <Af (Bored)> clering up a little
03:39:13 <Dave from B> Morning, kc. View is improving quickly
03:40:09 <Af (Bored)> Hi Dave
03:40:27 <kc (working)> hi Dave hopefully got a nice viewing day ahead of us
03:40:38 <Dave from B> Hi, Af
03:41:11 <Dave from B> Can't wait to see what happens in Lion area. Did you see Graham saw NG late yesterday?
03:41:43 <Af (Bored)> No I actually wasn't on yesterday at all
03:42:00 <Af (Bored)> Fussing with skyrim
03:46:13 <Af (Bored)> I going on NH double
03:46:19 <Af (Bored)> bh not nh
03:50:06 <Af (Bored)> something in groblong
03:52:25 <Dave from B> Af, regarding your note on GT regarding Lion.
03:52:38 <Af (Bored)> go ons
03:52:47 <Dave from B> NG may have effected Lion...we'll just have to wait and see
03:53:35 <Af (Bored)> If its wrong and excessive ok. But I think anything will help so if its wrong its wrong
03:53:59 <Dave from B> Thought I saw a big steam cloud in that area earlier this morning. It was so steamy not sure what it was. Could have just been a big Lion steam roar since it was so cold this morning.
03:54:43 <Af (Bored)> wouldn't you think we'd see something else over there?
03:54:45 <Dave from B> Wasn't criticzing your posting. Like you, I'm anxious to see what transpires in that area today
03:55:25 <Dave from B> Being a new gazer, I'm not sure how often Lion takes long naps. That's a q for someone else.
03:55:57 <Af (Bored)> Being a new gazer I don't know either
03:57:42 <Af (Bored)> I always think of me gazing as being new to a karate place
03:58:31 <Af (Bored)> I think I know lots and am slightly arrogant but then I realize how much I don't and just sit and listen to the masters like Gramham
03:58:33 <Dave from B> :)
04:00:47 <Dave from B> We know more than tourists who visit...less than most gazers. I enjoy educating tourists who have many questions.
04:01:02 <Dave from B> Never want them to be satisfied with just seeing OF.
04:01:41 <Af (Bored)> I have studied my gesyers of yellowstone left and right so I know a little less than most gazers.
04:02:19 <Af (Bored)> I can tell you basics on most major geysers and geyser slike plume but when it comes to plate geyser and tilt's baby I blank
04:04:19 <Dave from B> ...
04:09:36 <Af (Hungry)> I have like 4 minutes so in hal voice *Bye Dave*
04:10:13 <Af (Hungry)> BBL
04:11:21 <Dave from B> Bye, Af.
04:12:42 <Dave from B> Plume 1111 ie
04:29:47 <vw> Good morning/afternoon all.
04:30:58 <Dave from B> Morning, vw
04:33:40 <Dave from B> WHAT is that bright white behind Aurum area? Snow tree?
04:34:34 <vw> Kind of wondering same. I am guessing iced up tree.
04:34:41 <vw> Too constant to be a geyser
04:34:53 <Dave from B> Aurum frozen in time
04:34:53 <vw> Or a very big Snowman?
04:35:19 <Dave from B> Could be a snowman
04:35:50 <Dave from B> Now, that's a frosty tree. Thanks, vw
04:35:58 <vw> I would guess the breeze last night drove Pump steam over that way. Extreme cold did the rest.
04:40:10 <vw> VEC prediction on OF 1157, but the gathering of people leaves me suspect.
04:43:12 <Dave from B> Temp up to 19.
04:43:52 <Dave from B> Was that a NG puff I saw a few minutes ago?
04:45:07 <vw> Af was expressing some frustration over Lion. If you go to GT.org data analysis tab, you can see we have had some intervals Close to 3 days since early December.
04:45:14 <vw> Sorry Dave, missed it.
04:45:31 <vw> I had noted some steam from one of the pools over in that area earlier though.
04:47:29 <Dave from B> That was the time I was speaking about. You did move the camera that direction. Did you see Graham had a report yesterday of 1 NG?
04:47:50 <vw> No, didn't see that. Thanks Dave.
04:48:08 <vw> Definitely worth keeping our eye on that section of GH.
04:49:31 <vw> I do see some minor bumps earlier today on the seismo. Checking area and world earthquakes now.
04:50:52 <vw> Could correspond to a shake in Utah earlier today.
04:51:30 <vw> Hi Kevin.
04:52:23 <Dave from B> Morning, Kevin
04:53:10 <Kevin L> Hi. Just getting the computer on to see what is going on. Looks like you saved BH for me.
04:53:21 <vw> yeap!
04:54:21 <vw> Quake map shows only minor activity around the globe the last 24 hours. Maybe those two big ones in CA and off the coast of OR relieved some stress?
04:55:18 <vw> Used to seeing much more blue and red on that map.
05:00:09 <vw> OF 1159
05:00:13 <ynpvisitor58> fluffy
05:00:23 <Dave from B> Nice against the blue sky
05:00:30 <ynpvisitor58> nice
05:00:37 <Dave from B> Nice timing Kitt
05:00:56 <ynpvisitor58> hello, lunch time
05:02:26 <vw> Hi Kitt. School vaca here in Blgs. You get one this spring?
05:03:00 <ynpvisitor58> we get next Monday off and then the first week of March
05:03:27 <vw> Nice.
05:05:08 <Dave from B> ...
05:06:03 <Dave from B> Lion trying hard
05:07:18 <vw> Picture really dark down basin.
05:07:44 <vw> May have just missed Daisy. Steam was very heavy when I panned over, but almost gone now.
05:09:13 <vw> Looks like it is going to get dark everywhere. :(
05:13:55 <ynpvisitor82> ..
05:17:12 <Kevin L> Got 2 more eggs today Dave.
05:18:39 <Dave from B> That's great, Kevin. Who gets to eat the eggs?
05:18:45 <ynpvisitor58> listening for dings while I eat lunch
05:19:50 <vw> Pretty quiet at BH now. Sorry.
05:19:51 <Kevin L> Mostly me. Daughter hates eggs and wife is leary of what she calls "farm eggs". These are nice brown ones with really hard shells.
05:21:15 <vw> Another push from Lion.
05:21:29 <Dave from B> How often is a chicken supposed to lay an egg?
05:22:58 <ynpvisitor80> ..
05:23:11 <Kevin L> Once every 1 to 3 days. Less during Winter. The more daylight and heat the more eggs you get.
05:34:49 <vw> Fairly small group of bison on the move here.
05:35:37 <vw> Would it be seeking greener pastures or just plain green pastures?
05:35:57 <vw> Not too much nutrition in that brown stuff this time of year.
05:36:18 <Dave from B> Can't be choosy this time of year
05:36:57 <Dave from B> Where is Plume?
05:38:20 <vw> Nice big puff from BH, but nothing from Plume yet.
05:38:48 <vw> Chat is really lagging today. Might get double posts from me. :P
05:39:08 <vw> Nice big puff from BH, but nothing from Plume yet.
05:40:36 <ynpvisitor58> Pluyme
05:40:41 <ynpvisitor58> Plume
05:40:43 <vw> Plume 1240
05:41:22 <Dave from B> 89 minute interval
05:42:40 <vw> Anybody count the number of bursts? Didn't seem to last.
05:43:13 <ynpvisitor58> Grand
05:43:17 <vw> Grand 1243 ie
05:43:54 <ynpvisitor2> 5 bursts on that last Plume
05:44:11 <vw> Thx 2! normal than.
05:46:08 <vw> Not a great viewing day down basin.
05:47:29 <ynpvisitor58> At least it is visible. The snow looks like flying bugs.
05:51:12 <vw> Water at BH on 1248 UGB static
05:51:20 <vw> Not sustained though
05:52:02 <ynpvisitor58> You mean a splash?
05:52:12 <vw> 2nd at Grand
05:52:24 <ynpvisitor58> Yippee
05:52:27 <vw> From static, all I saw was a burst of water.
05:52:43 <vw> That was why I zoomed over, cuz you can't tell what it is from still shot.
05:53:25 <ynpvisitor58> I had just typed in a plea for a 2nd at Grand when you posted H20 at Bee
05:53:50 <vw> I was hoping we could get you a lunchtime BH.
05:54:14 <vw> It showed as a fairly tall burst of water.
05:54:15 <ynpvisitor58> Me too, but I don't think it is going to cooperate
05:55:21 <vw> Sorry about that. I think it tried.
05:55:46 <ynpvisitor58> No, it was just looking at Grand
05:55:58 <vw> :D
05:56:07 <vw> jumping for a better view?
05:57:41 <ynpvisitor58> Indicator should be 10 minutes from now, cause I'll be a work
05:57:50 <ynpvisitor58> Enjoy!
05:57:52 <vw> :(
05:58:06 <ynpvisitor58> I'll get my fix another day
05:58:11 <ynpvisitor58> bbl
05:58:20 <Kevin L> Was that Aurum?
05:59:08 <vw> I missed it if it was. Pump still doing its thing over there
06:00:04 <Dave from B> Nice eye
06:00:26 <Dave from B> Not a wolfoyote this time
06:00:57 <vw> Nope. 'Just' our friendly neighborhood coyote.
06:01:03 <Kevin L> Still looking for that roadrunner.
06:01:37 <Dave from B> Too fast to catch on camera
06:01:53 <vw> Very hard to see, hard to follow.
06:02:10 <vw> They blend in well this time of year.
06:02:40 <Kevin L> I wonder what he eats this time of year.
06:03:43 <Kevin L> Thinking what I saw was Pump.
06:04:12 <vw> Yeah, probably Kevin. It has been very active the last couple of days.
06:13:16 <ynpvisitor27> pump or aurm 8 sec ago?
06:13:41 <Kevin L> Caught that Aurum yesterday and didn't even realize it. KC called it - and I was zoomed in on Giantess.
06:13:42 <vw> Likely Pump. It's steam keeps drifting over and looking like Aurum.
06:13:43 <vw> brb
06:13:57 <Inez Austin> can't spell neither! It lasted longer than I thought it would.....
06:17:24 <Inez Austin> nice steam from lion
06:18:54 <Inez Austin> anemone
06:19:29 <Dave from B> ...
06:19:48 <vw> not sure Ines. Could be, but with OF it is so hard to see.
06:19:55 <vw> *Inez*
06:20:13 <vw> I came. Does that count?
06:20:17 <Inez Austin> I think i must have a bigger screen
06:21:53 <vw> OF 1321
06:21:54 <Inez Austin> of
06:22:55 <Inez Austin> my goodness my network has a lag time today I said of and then suddenly you had said it before, even though it wan't there when i typed.
06:22:58 <Dave from B> wb, Af
06:23:13 <Af> hi dave
06:23:51 <Af> *in hal voice*
06:28:40 <vw> Glad we got to see Grand when we did.
06:29:11 <vw> Visibility is going to take a hit.
06:29:11 <Af> yEAH ITS FOGGING BACK UP
06:29:32 <Af> stupid caps lock
06:30:17 <Kevin L> Don't think that is fog.
06:30:42 <Af> geyser fog, the good kind of fog.
06:31:34 <vw> More like low clouds and snow Af. Been spitting off and on since I got on.
06:31:37 <Kevin L> I think that fog may end up a few inches deep.
06:32:25 <Af> ok, yeah your right geysers really can't create that much.
06:38:53 <Dave from B> Af, I know you like to read about geysers. Do you have any of the GOSA Transaction Publications?
06:39:28 <Kevin L> bhi?
06:39:45 <vw> Nope. Sorry K.
06:40:05 <Af (Bored)> I have the sput. both of TSB's books, some like it hot. YNP trivia adn windows into the earth
06:40:10 <Kevin L> Just big splash. Darn. But that is good.
06:40:45 <vw> Seen a couple of splashes.
06:41:06 <Kevin L> Did you see the link to the pictures Paul S posted on the listserve the other day af?
06:41:15 <vw> Good to have lots of eyes on it. I am so bored I am falling asleep!
06:41:22 <Af (Bored)> haven't checked email in a few
06:41:32 <Kevin L> I can relate.
06:41:54 <Kevin L> This one came in on Feb 14.
06:42:54 <Af (Bored)> and on PDF format. iventory of the termal features of the firehole river geyser basins and other selected area of yellowsteon
06:45:34 <Af (Bored)> 7 minutes for me
06:47:53 <vw> Wiley moving around a bit
06:48:12 <Af (Bored)> quien es wiley
06:50:56 <Af (Bored)> BBL see you all later
06:51:04 <vw> Looking for something.
06:51:08 <Dave from B> Kevin, if you get any extra eggs, I think our coyote friend could use some lunch.
06:51:42 <Dave from B> Our maybe I can send some smelly fish his way
06:51:54 <Kevin L> Roadrunner & chicken egg sandwich? I know the coyotes here like chickens - and cats!
06:56:25 <vw> BH definitely heating up.
06:58:06 <vw> I think that coyote buried a bone somewhere in the area of OF
07:09:13 <vw> Plume 1409 ie
07:19:11 <Dave from B> I see Carolyn caught Daisy at 1404ie
07:19:44 <vw> Good! No way we could see it. Visibility really poor when I checked a few minutes ago.
07:23:15 <ynpvisitor86> hi
07:23:34 <vw> Hi 86.
07:24:16 <Kevin L> Thought we had it that time
07:24:59 <Dave from B> Haven't had a no indicator BH for awhile
07:29:47 <Dave from B> Fooled me that time
07:32:09 <Dave from B> ..
07:37:09 <ynpvisitor59> Has BH been doing any spashing?
07:37:30 <vw> Yes.
07:37:44 <ynpvisitor59> nice, ty
07:37:47 <vw> But not steadily.
07:37:53 <vw> big now.
07:38:14 <ynpvisitor59> well, that's BH
07:38:22 <vw> and it goes quiet. :P
07:38:37 <ynpvisitor59> G
07:38:45 <Dave from B> magical dings should be coming soon
07:39:04 <steve> Hi vw
07:39:15 <vw> Hi steve!
07:39:38 <vw> You missed the Little Cub activity a couple of days ago? It was really going! Thought of you.
07:41:08 <steve> II saw a few, but the last couple of days have been work heavy I'm only where I can log on for a few minites, then back to work
07:41:39 <vw> Bummer. We really could see BH soon. Hate to have you miss the show, and for something like... work???
07:42:30 <steve> maybe a more interesting qustion is has Lion been steaming much?
07:42:56 <vw> Lion has sent out occasional puffs today, but nothing sustained and no water.
07:42:57 <steve> I gotta work to pay for my park visits Sigh...
07:43:05 <vw> A very long interval.
07:43:54 <steve> I just hope the Lion group doesn't decide to take the summer off
07:44:56 <vw> See steam at Lion now. Much like what we have seen all day.
07:46:09 <steve> Well,, that's pretty much what is usually looks like beteen cycles Maybe its been partying at night
07:46:45 <vw> That is the question. Too bad we don't have an answer. I would find it odd though to not have any daylight eruptions.
07:49:40 <steve> Well, back to work for me Good luck with BH
07:50:04 <vw> Thanks steve. Take care
07:57:05 <ynpvisitor21> is bhi going
07:58:40 <vw> no
07:58:56 <ynpvisitor21> thank you
07:59:02 <vw> OF 1458
07:59:11 <vw> Sorry, had to keep my eye on OF
08:09:05 <cb> hello all, just getting set up vw
08:09:11 <vw> Hi cb!
08:09:16 <vw> BH waiting for you.
08:09:22 <Kevin L> hi cb.
08:09:49 <Dave from B> Hi, cb
08:09:53 <cb> reminisant of last week
08:10:03 <cb> I got it vw
08:10:13 <vw> Thanks cb!
08:10:29 <vw> I am heading out for the evening. Hope everyone has a great one!
08:10:32 <cb> w. just ran in the door, take me a minute to catch up w GT
08:10:32 <vw> G' night!
08:10:41 <cb> night vw
08:16:44 <cb> ok. aside from a llittle lunch i am caught up. belated greetings Kevin and Dave!
08:17:09 <Kevin L> hi
08:17:54 <Kevin L> Had some big BH splashes. Pump is fooling us all day.
08:19:17 <cb> ya..i guess
08:19:59 <cb> looks like this page is still tossing people out
08:21:22 <Dave from B> ..
08:22:00 <Kevin L> I got all excited about bhi the otherday and it said the a guy named noflood kicked me out - and he did!
08:22:25 <cb> Ya! i read that!!
08:24:56 <Kevin L> How rude!
08:25:13 <cb> so rude!
08:25:25 <Dave from B> Your were flagged for excessive dinging:)
08:25:36 <cb> last plume was 1409?
08:25:51 <Dave from B> last 2 intervals were 89 each
08:25:54 <Kevin L> I got dingbatted.
08:25:57 <cb> G! excessive pinging!
08:26:31 <ynpvisitor22> I thought it was BHI!
08:26:54 <Dave from B> Sorry, we'll be quiet now
08:27:48 <cb> just being chatty 22
08:29:06 <cb> i have that song red solo cup stuck in my head toda
08:29:13 <cb> Plume 1528
08:29:25 <Dave from B> Time for me to go. Have a good night Kevin and cb! Hope we keep the BH daylight streak intact.
08:29:42 <Dave from B> Thanks a lot cb! Now its stuck in my head!
08:29:49 <ynpvisitor22> I know. Much better than nothing..... Would be good to see BH. Missed it yesterday but not by much..
08:30:12 <cb> sorry dave
08:33:31 <cb> person was either waving at the cam or indicating for BH to do something
08:34:41 <cb> BHI 1534
08:34:44 <Kevin L> Bingo
08:35:10 <ynpvisitor22> Wonderful
08:35:43 <kc (working)> ding
08:36:57 <cb> ..
08:42:28 <cb> .
08:45:45 <cb> BH 1545
08:52:25 <Kevin L> On that note I am headed to the shop
08:52:29 <ynpvisitor81> Nice to see someone excited enough to run :)
08:52:49 <cb> OK. bye Kevin
08:53:03 <ynpvisitor22> It was very good indeed. Bye now.
08:53:13 <cb> Yes i am glad they came back to see it!
08:53:24 <cb> bye 22
08:55:24 <cb> with that, i will be right back. lunch time...
09:03:47 <Af> Afternono
09:04:59 <Graham> hum so BH didn't wait for me to get home
09:04:59 <Af> Hi Graham
09:05:05 <Graham> hello
09:05:08 <Af> same here
09:05:16 <Af> nice hill
09:05:18 <Graham> thought I was going to see it today as it had not gone when I left work
09:05:29 <cb> Hi AF and Graham...missed it by THAT much!
09:06:56 <cb> Castle, Daisy, Plumes and Old Faithful yet to come
09:07:00 <cb> hopefully
09:07:31 <Af> I don't have too much time now
09:07:46 <cb> fingers crossed and Lion also
09:08:21 <Graham> fingers crossed for Lioness and Big Cub :)
09:08:50 <cb> G1
09:13:16 <Graham> their limited active phases have been when Lion has been dormant
09:13:45 <Af> and how long has lion been dormant
09:14:06 <Af> i nteh past
09:15:22 <Graham> 4 days maybe if it has not been going overnight
09:18:53 <inez> nice little puff from NG
09:19:26 <inez> I had wondered away, it was just after the white steam from Lion
09:21:29 <Graham> Dep?
09:21:38 <Kitt> Thanks for trying cb
09:21:45 <Graham> ty .. looks like Dwarf
09:21:51 <cb> I gave it a go!
09:22:07 <Kitt> I checked my phone at 1550 and did mental math
09:22:18 <Kitt> resisted the urge to hurry home
09:22:32 <cb> glad your better at mental math than i am!! LOL
09:22:44 <inez> Lion steam is certain becoming more persistant
09:22:51 <Kitt> I could have seen it, but no I felt the need to pay bills
09:22:52 <Graham> prepare for winter - 1" of snow in the forecast on SUnday
09:23:00 <cb> I was hoping you were on the phone w someone who had thought of calling you before i got to that thoght
09:23:03 <cb> thought
09:23:54 <Af> Just went to fix my corrupted skyrim files.
09:24:29 <Af> To me it would be like the logs on GOSA that you logged 100 hours into and then poof there gone.
09:24:41 <Kitt> maybe tomorrow
09:24:45 <Af> start from the beginning
09:26:02 <Graham> Riverside 1625ie ?
09:26:06 <inez> oblong?
09:26:15 <cb> just what i was thinkin Graham
09:26:39 <Graham> about right for a short
09:26:40 <Af> look like riverside. I saw one on static this mornig that pat put in
09:28:41 <Af> 'looked really similer
09:29:06 <Af> OF 1628
09:29:52 <Af> gonna go for a walk BBL
09:35:32 <Graham> looks like a nice day
09:42:35 <Kitt> so was that Daisy earlier or just lots of steam?
09:43:11 <cb> I think just lots of steam
09:45:20 <Kitt> Enjoy the snowy basin, nice chatting
09:45:37 <Kitt> Bye
09:45:51 <cb> Bye Kitt
09:48:20 <cb> faked me out
09:52:48 <cb> outta practice...drat. coyotes was quick today
09:56:06 <Kevin L> There was a fast bison yesterday.
09:56:29 <cb> Pllume 1656
10:01:37 <cb> i saw that silly bison yesterday....he was zoomin all over the place!
10:01:45 <Graham> go go go
10:04:13 <cb> Daisy 1703
10:14:20 <cb> Does anyone else read the Ynet forum page. Interesting "conversation" (and wonderful pic) called Us or Them!!
10:15:10 <cb> http://forums.yellowstone.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=12707
10:15:45 <Graham> have not read it but an reading now
10:15:53 <cb> 2 pages
10:29:39 <Graham> interesting thread...always a concern about harassing wildlife. good think the geysers are not like that
10:30:10 <Graham> they seem to be imune to the behavior of geysers
10:30:11 <cb> Ya...theres another thread that has to do w the GGer's
10:30:17 <Graham> of gazers
10:30:20 <cb> HAHAHA
10:30:38 <Graham> yeah i am sure there are some bad comments about us
10:31:42 <cb> ohhh that was a nice lion puff
10:32:05 <Graham> zzzzzz
10:32:56 <Graham> any threads about cam operators? haha
10:34:00 <Kevin L> I KNOW they have said a few things about us! :p
10:34:17 <cb> Not yet...but might be soon!! LOL
10:45:39 <Af> hello
10:46:06 <cb> Hi AF
10:48:27 <Af> The gazers I met there seemed almost arrogant towards me.
10:48:54 <cb> Interesting AF. sorry to hear that
10:49:05 <Af> I can see why they would be and how that might be perceived wrongly
10:50:13 <Graham> its tough sometimes when you get asked the same questions over and over
10:50:42 <Af> I think they perceived me as "just another tourist.
10:50:55 <cb> think thats some of the same issues that wolfers have
10:51:18 <Kevin L> Gertain gazers just want to watch by themselves. Most will interact. There are some that come out and are working while they are gazing.
10:51:36 <Kevin L> It just depends on who you run across.
10:51:54 <Graham> and if they are having a good day
10:52:16 <cb> Good point Kevin. some like to openly share info and some like to enjoy them quietly
10:52:40 <Af> F&M were having an impressivee ruption ccyle and knowing at the time that I knew nothing about them I aksed the guy questions and and I got really exasperated answer
10:52:59 <cb> honestly...is there a bad day in the park?...
10:53:17 <Af> I think he was just focusing.
10:53:22 <Kevin L> I can think of a few.
10:53:30 <cb> and we're all human
10:53:34 <Graham> hehe you got exasperated answers from me too
10:53:37 <cb> bad days kevin?
10:53:48 <cb> lol
10:54:09 <Af> Yes I did Graham. I thought I knew everything but after listening to you I realized what I know is very little.
10:54:43 <Af> What I read and memorize is useless info until I apply it by being there
10:54:55 <cb> OF 1754
10:54:56 <Af> OF 1754
10:54:56 <Graham> well F&M are one of the most complicated to watch
10:55:18 <Kevin L> It rained HARD for threes days straight once. Never gone back in the Spring since.
10:55:29 <Graham> and if you have been out there all day (and night) sometimes all you want is to watch quietly
10:55:29 <cb> AF wait to post that till we know if it is long or short
10:55:43 <cb> i noticed that you posted the last one
10:56:04 <Af> I have a tenedcy to do that
10:56:14 <Kevin L> Most will take time, but if they are all really looking at something, it is best to stand back and observe.
10:56:38 <Graham> observe the gazers in their native habitat
10:56:53 <cb> just listening to the banter is a great way to learn also
10:56:56 <Graham> ah, theres Jake ......
10:57:10 <Graham> hit an interesting GT thing for you
10:57:13 <Jake> uh oh, what now?
10:57:28 <cb> just many thanks for all you do Jake
10:57:41 <Kevin L> BTW af if you look at page 11 of your December Sput there is a picture of Herb Warren who took time with me when I was a 20 something.
10:58:24 <Af> On F&m I will ask questions, but on things like BH and Grand geyser
10:58:30 <Graham> Jake - take a look at Feb 2nd, the Other geyser - there are two Others at the same time and they associated
10:59:06 <Af> I won't
10:59:13 <Jake> ah, that pesky Other Geyser doesn't know when it wants to erupt
10:59:28 <Graham> they 15th time someone asks "are they going to erupt", sometimes you don't want to go into the 3-5 day interval discussion and have themn laugh at you for waiting there
11:00:17 <Kevin L> One thing you will find is that some of the gazers will end up being the closest friend you have. Some are even closer than family to me.
11:00:35 <Graham> if theres something going on at F&M there are usually enough ppl there to talk to visitors ... unless its 0035
11:00:45 <Graham> and not many ppl show up then
11:00:55 <Af> I got that question ALL THE TIME at grand I wasn't even an avid gazer.
11:00:57 <Graham> but they tend to be the most interesting ...
11:00:59 <Jake> good catch again, Graham, you should be a software test er ;)
11:01:27 <Graham> yeah well I added the extra one today based on an email you have not seen yet
11:01:35 <Af> They were perceptive at noticing me but not at actually reading the board that tells you what to look for.
11:01:46 <Graham> went to make sure it was there ans woahhh it was a different geyser
11:02:48 <Graham> i gave up testing years ago, wasn't any good at it
11:03:01 <Jake> this poses an interesting programming conundrum...
11:03:42 <Graham> maybe Other is an exception to grouping?
11:04:04 <Graham> how many duplicate "other" reports are you likely to get
11:04:13 <Jake> right, I try to avoid exception programming, but what is programming if not exceptions?
11:04:46 <Jake> well, it would be exactly this case where someone reports a couple of eruptions ie when the went into an unreported area
11:04:47 <Graham> just need to add another exception
11:05:11 <Graham> or add Cauliflower to the pick list :)
11:05:23 <Af> like I before e except after C, weird
11:05:29 <Jake> I don't even know where it is or Mirror Pool
11:05:49 <Graham> I think i reported half of the Cauliflower reports on GT
11:05:56 <Graham> 2/4
11:06:14 <Af> Old road group, just as you cross from BB
11:06:30 <Jake> BTW, I saw your picture of Splendid/Daisy...awesome!
11:06:47 <Jake> the pictures/video I've seen of Splendid were not very impressive, but that one is
11:06:48 <Graham> thanks..that was a good year to be down basin
11:06:53 <Graham> SPlendid, Giant, F&M
11:07:12 <Jake> Daisy looks like a little baby geyser next to it
11:07:31 <Graham> yep..that was a really tall SPlendid eruption
11:07:48 <Af> must have been a splendid year. With Giant expectations
11:07:58 <Graham> 1997 - you remember that year right AF?
11:08:00 <Af> puns FTW
11:08:05 <Jake> LS put it in her Top 5 of impressive geysers
11:08:32 <Af> Of course Graham I was one!
11:08:38 <Graham> most were not that tall but now and then it went way high
11:09:11 <Graham> good time to catch that one from Oblong to get the perspective
11:09:17 <Af> Where is this picture Li'd love to see it
11:09:49 <Graham> geysers of yellowstone page on Facebook
11:10:14 <Af> Oh for some reason that always fails on me
11:11:00 <Graham> 15 year interval - maybe its due again this yera
11:11:21 <Graham> assuming the odd report of an eruption was wrong a few years back
11:12:11 <Graham> also the first year I saw Giant
11:13:06 <Af> would wanyone know why that facebook app always crashes when I try and use it?
11:14:26 <Jake> so we don't have a ton of winter data on GT, but the max time between Lion reports since Mar 11 was 69hrs...and we're at 96hrs now
11:15:00 <Jake> that's since March 2011
11:15:11 <cb> interesting jake!
11:16:03 <Jake> that's looking at the latest 1400 entries for Lion in "Data Analysis"
11:16:15 <Graham> this link? https://www.facebook.com/pages/Geysers-of-Yellowstone/318604091515961?ref=ts#!/pages/Geysers-of-Yellowstone/318604091515961?sk=wall&filter=1
11:16:23 <Graham> uhoh that didnt work
11:16:38 <Graham> well the link part works
11:16:54 <Af> I thought of an app
11:17:00 <Graham> thanks Jake...interesting data point
11:17:58 <Jake> so, Lion behavior is out of the ordinary...just the question of whether or not it's doing something in the dark
11:18:34 <Graham> you need to head up there and check Jake, you are closest
11:18:45 <Jake> visibility has been mostly good the past couple days, right?
11:18:50 <Graham> even in the right state!
11:19:05 <Graham> yeah should have seen an eruption
11:19:20 <Jake> I KNOW people are watching it closely!
11:19:23 <Graham> there was poor visibility the other day but Lion would probably have snown up
11:19:32 <cb> LOL ya think??
11:20:03 <Graham> that end of GH is getting more attention than even Aurum :)
11:20:37 <Af> Go night everyone. Liked the page and looked at the cool photos
11:21:22 <Graham> Plume 1820
11:23:37 <cb> Thanks Graham...the damn cat steps on the switch on the power strip and turned off the wireless and coomputer
11:24:01 <cb> stepped
11:24:11 <Graham> haha
11:24:27 <Graham> variation on the dog ate my homework
11:24:39 <cb> thank goodness he didn't get a the shock of her life
11:24:44 <cb> hahaha
11:25:06 <Jake> good night all!
11:25:18 <cb> night jake
11:25:45 <cb> with that i am calling it a night. have a good evening to all
11:25:57 <Graham> yep night all here too