Showing logs for date: 2014-09-22
19:23:19 <ynpvisitor13> hi
23:23:31 <ynpvisitor93> This is getting ridiculous
23:24:08 <Dave from B> How long has the cam been down?
23:57:42 <ynpvisitor38> Too long.
00:05:29 <lc> morning
00:05:36 <Dave from B> Morning lc
00:05:49 <lc> down all day yesterday
00:06:24 <Dave from B> Not looking good for winter viewing this year. I envision weeks where cam is down
00:07:01 <lc> is it the cam or power or what?
00:07:41 <Dave from B> I'm not sure
00:13:08 <Dave from B> I'm wondering if major repairs need to be done to keep this from happening every other day.
00:14:55 <lc> I'm thinking it something other than the camera.
00:17:08 <Dave from B> lc, I agree. I have a feeling it is the cable leading from camera to photo shop
00:17:42 <Dave from B> But that is only a guess. Eric, kc would probably have better educated guesses.
00:21:56 <ynpvisitor47> hopefully all will be well when people start showing up for work.
00:35:09 <Dave from B> Summer is returning to the Northern Rockies...Billings 90F for Wed, Thurs, Fri
00:41:29 <ynpvisitor47> I'm certain winter will return by next Monday:(
00:43:14 <Dave from B> You must be returning to YNP then?
00:43:27 <Kent> Three nights
00:44:20 <Dave from B> Sounds about right
01:06:05 <Kent> OK, it's eight o'clock, turn the cam on
01:07:08 <lc> got to get coffee first.
01:07:22 <Dave from B> haha
01:10:01 <Kevin L> Gee, do I get a day off on my first day back?
01:10:06 <Dave from B> Morning Kevin
01:10:16 <Kevin L> Hi.
01:10:20 <Dave from B> Maybe you broke it to extend your vacation?
01:10:23 <lc> morning Kevin
01:15:24 <Kevin L> Not sure I want to extend that one. Morning lc
01:17:42 <Dave from B> KJevin, you're used to paying repair bills...can you pay the cam reapir bill?:)
01:18:09 <ynpvisitor100> What would it take to get another IP address at OF? It would be great if they could give us back at least a wide screen static cam of the UGB. Better than a picture of the "Officer Row aka Construction Trailers at Mammoth."
01:19:26 <Kevin L> I already left my first born male child with the tow company.
01:30:34 <Dave from B> Grand 0639ie per GT
01:31:05 <Dave from B> Wow....535 interval early Sunday morning
02:25:41 <Betty> :-(
02:26:00 <Betty> I don´t like it to be blind
02:27:27 <Kent> Now we are in the dark on two continents :) Morning Betty
02:27:48 <Kent> Afternoon. Sorry
02:28:15 <Betty> Hi Kent, still bright sunlight here :-)
02:28:51 <ynpvisitor50> The cam is down correct?
02:28:58 <Kent> Yes
02:29:01 <Betty> yep
02:30:48 <Eric> Morning all :-)
02:31:07 <Betty> Hey Eric
02:31:28 <Dave from B> Morning Betty, Eric
02:31:40 <Dave from B> Morning Paul L
02:31:48 <Paul L.> Morning
02:31:51 <Eric> Bummer about the webcam.
02:31:52 <Dave from B> Welcome to the streaming spelunking cam!
02:32:04 <Betty> Hi Dave from B and Paul L
02:32:11 <Eric> I am waiting to see a nice stream :-P
02:33:03 <Paul L.> Any one know what happen?
02:33:05 <Betty> my hair will turn into grey in waiting for the streaming :-(
02:45:33 <Eric> Anybody know if admin view is working?
02:46:17 <Eric> Nevermind...the camera is unreachable
02:46:45 <Eric> Either network issue or the camera is turn off/frozen/broken?
02:58:20 <Dave from B> Not accessible on Apple NPS app either
02:58:32 <Dave from B> BH 0718
02:59:30 <Eric> Makes sense...I have a feeling the T1 line is having issues.
03:02:39 <Dave from B> Eric, do you feel it is a capacity issue, connection issue or damage to the T1 line issue?
03:03:59 <Eric> Hard to say...could be the connection at either end of the T1 or the copper cable itself, without being there it's impossible to say.
03:04:58 <Dave from B> There was some difficulty getting T1 line installed from camera to photo shop. I wonder if there is some damage underground somewhere.
03:07:08 <Eric> Well, that is not a T1 going from camera to photoshop, that would just be plain old ethernet cable.
03:07:54 <Eric> The T1 goes from the photoshop to probably a Qwest facility.
03:08:46 <Dave from B> Thanks for the clarification Eric...I'm a novice when it comes to these things!:)
03:10:36 <Eric> No problem Dave. Hopefully my techno babble was somewhat useful.
03:14:24 <Paul L.> Your babble is always useful Eric. :)
03:15:28 <Kevin L> I have no access to controls either. All I can say is powers to be have been notified.
03:33:29 <ynpvisitor100> No updates on FB, Twitter or Webcam page.
03:33:32 <ynpvisitor100> This is so sad.
03:51:00 <Dave from B> I promise an alert will be sent out if cam comes back on....so you can wonder off if you need to.
03:52:01 <Kevin L> And we will wander if it will come back too.
04:08:13 <Eric> ok...I have re-setup my alert to let me know the minute the camera comes back alive.
04:28:45 <ynpvisitor69> .
04:28:55 <Eric> ..
04:33:37 <Dave from B> I was hoping we would be up for the next Grand:(
04:34:30 <Kevin L> Or the next Giantess.
04:35:19 <Eric> haha
04:36:28 <Eric> To bad they cannot use some of the bandwidth that the hotel/facilities use...
04:36:39 <Eric> Xanterra should be paying for this webcam!
04:37:17 <Dave from B> Intriguing idea Eric
04:38:19 <Eric> A lot of big resorts pay for a live webcam these days
04:55:43 <ynpvisitor100> Paying for the webcams isn't an issue I don't think. What IS an issue is nobody at OF to fix the cams. THAT would be where Xanterra could be a real contributor. They have somebody in maintenance there 24/7.
05:01:07 <Dave from B> Good idea, 100.
05:01:22 <Dave from B> Is NPS too proud to ask for help?
05:01:38 <Dave from B> Maybe I should have said independent instead.
05:03:47 <ynpvisitor100> It might be something to do with their contract with Canon? No way for us common folk to know. Maybe a "freedom of information" request should be in the offing? Nah... Too much work.
05:09:52 <Eric> I don't think this is a camera issue, but it could be
05:10:19 <Eric> It's the T1 line between the OF area and Qwest
05:10:32 <Eric> copper sucks
05:13:37 <Dave from B> You must not like Moscow Mules then!:)
05:17:01 <lt> haha
05:17:19 <Dave from B> Hi lt! When did sneak in here?
05:17:25 <Dave from B> did you
05:17:49 <Dave from B> Afternoon, Jake
05:17:56 <lt> I'm just sneaky. I snuck out of bed about 40 minutes ago.
05:18:03 <Jake> STREAM LOADING...
05:18:27 <Dave from B> and loading and loading and loading...
05:18:35 <Eric> still Loading...
05:18:58 <Jake> loading loading loading, get that stream a loading
05:19:27 <Eric> BTW Jake, I was adding attachments to a note, since there was no way to add a comment associated with the note. Bad hack :-(
05:20:04 <Jake> yeah, I noticed that
05:20:36 <Jake> apparently there is code written to add a comment to a note ,but it's not live -- got Will all fired up
05:20:45 <Eric> WISH: notes were tied to geysers, not to the date and that you could comment on the note :-)
05:21:03 <Eric> cool
05:21:24 <Eric> Is he acting on his fired upidness?
05:21:29 <Eric> ;-)
05:21:32 <Jake> you mean that notes show up on the geyser page?
05:21:42 <Eric> yes
05:21:51 <Eric> if they are specific to a geyser
05:22:11 <Jake> this is GT's most requested change. you are number [31] in line
05:22:13 <Eric> Siince almost all notes are about strange activity at a geyser
05:23:00 <Eric> ok...I will shut up then. Everyone appreciates all you guys do!
05:23:34 <Jake> I'm working through re-writing a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff so it can adapt better and that will be part of it. So now I'm going through the phase of seeing old code/ways of doing things when I didn't know what the hell I was doing
05:23:51 <Eric> Do you have a github page or anything for managing those feature requests?
05:23:55 <Jake> RECODE ALL THE THINGS
05:23:57 <Jake> yes
05:24:18 <lt> oh github
05:24:23 <Eric> I might even be able to contribute at some point.
05:24:32 <Jake> there are 79 open issues
05:24:42 <Jake> 134 closed issues
05:24:47 <Eric> Nice
05:25:05 <Eric> That happens on every project :-)
05:25:24 <Eric> Refactoring is always necessary, do it often.
05:25:25 <Jake> it was a big milestone when we passed 50%+ closed issues
05:26:09 <Eric> Find a good IDE that can help you refactor efficiently is the key to being a software engineer.
05:37:58 <lt> well since our cam isn't working you can watch video of this new mud geyser in Iceland: http://www.mbl.is/frettir/english/2014/09/17/mud_geysers_heating_up_in_iceland/
05:56:21 <Dave from B> Stll no Grand posted...wonder if it has gone yet.
06:53:21 <ynpvisitor72> At least we are being kept up to date from time to time on these outages. I greatly appreciate this.
07:08:04 <Dave from B> 72, what is the latest update?
07:40:28 <Betty> OF ie
07:46:02 <Eric> Good question Dave...here is the NPS webcam updates page: http://www.nps.gov/yell/photosmultimedia/webcam-updates.htm
07:46:10 <Eric> Super informative!
07:53:59 <Dave from B> Thanks, Eric. I've been looking at that page many times today for answers.
08:01:24 <Betty> hope the cam will show up for you today. I´ll check tomorrow again. Night all
08:01:48 <Eric> night betty
08:13:33 <Eric> I pinged the YNP & YPF via facebook to ask for any kind of update on the cam.
08:28:27 <alex (at work)> ahh, grey.....like the skies in the Northwest for 8 months out of the year
08:29:45 <Dave from B> alex, I can find you a place in Montana if you would like.
08:30:19 <Eric> haha, alex shhhhh....no grey yet!
08:41:30 <Dave from B> Stll no afternoon Grand report
08:43:22 <Eric> webcam up!!!!
08:43:32 <Eric> go
08:43:33 <Eric> go
08:43:34 <Eric> go
08:43:40 <Eric> :-D
08:43:59 <Dave from B> Thanks
08:44:22 <ynpvisitor66> hurry! nothing is erupting!
08:44:43 <Eric> exactly 66, run, do not wait
08:44:58 <Eric> Lion
08:44:59 <ynpvisitor66> Lion
08:45:02 <Eric> 1544
08:45:03 <ynpvisitor66> wants to
08:45:06 <Dave from B> What happened to my rained out link?
08:45:09 <Eric> no it's going
08:45:12 <ynpvisitor66> looks initially
08:45:19 <Eric> I agree
08:45:28 <Eric> the ini build
08:45:48 <alex (at work)> there is a little grey in my hair!
08:46:48 <Eric> Looks pretty weak for an ini
08:47:10 <ynpvisitor66> let's see how long it lasts
08:47:50 <Eric> k
08:48:30 <Eric> done
08:48:50 <Eric> 3 - 3.5 minutes
08:49:12 <Eric> looked more like an end of series to me
08:49:23 <Dave from B> NPS app predictions: Grand 1930 (90), Castle 0315 (60), Greaf Ftn (2130 (120), Daisy 1420 (30), Riverside 1700 (30)
08:49:43 <Eric> no lion? ;-)
08:49:55 <Dave from B> haha
08:50:34 <Eric> So we probably had a Grand around 1400?
08:50:51 <Dave from B> more like 1300
08:51:15 <Eric> ya...your right....off by one hour errors...totally common for engineeers ;-)
08:52:45 <Craig> Its ALIIIIIIIIIIIVE!
08:52:59 <Craig> Hi all!
08:53:14 <Eric> hey Craig
08:53:31 <Craig> Everyone having a fantastic day?
08:54:05 <Dave from B> My day just got a whole lot better
08:57:05 <Eric> Ya, I missed the park and was having withdrawl symptons. Wife was getting mad at me for holding up the kitchen sprayer and Saying "Grand 1120"
08:57:30 <Dave from B> :)
08:58:36 <Eric> At least I wasn't declaring giantess and shooting the sprayer all over the kitchen :-P
08:59:46 <lt> you should do that next time, eric
08:59:49 <lt> and record it
09:00:39 <Eric> No way...I would get killed by my wife. No amount of fame is worth that.
09:01:13 <Dave from B> Time to head home. Have a great evening everyone!
09:01:25 <Eric> you 2 dave
09:08:53 <Will B> oops i should check my phone first before i send messages
09:12:29 <Eric> Erupt already Fluffy
09:19:13 <ynpvisitor66> OF 1619
09:28:23 <Eric> Interesting that I posted on YNP facebook page and 1/2 hour later the webcam is fixed...coincidence?
09:30:27 <lt> probably.
09:30:52 <lt> if it happens that way another 5-6 times, then we can start to move into the realm of a potential correlation
09:30:59 <Eric> They actually responded quite promptly there.
09:31:15 <Eric> Ok...will start collecting data ;-P
09:31:36 <lt> let's skip the data collection, because that means the webcam is down.
09:31:58 <Eric> sounds good to me
09:37:46 <lt> it looks nice and cool in the park
09:37:50 <lt> I wonder what that feels like
09:43:31 <lt> Lion ie
09:51:31 <Eric> First lion was definitely not ini
10:09:18 <ynpvisitor66> Daisy ie
10:09:20 <lt> Daisy looks ie
10:10:19 <Eric> everything looks ie :-P
10:15:07 <alex (at work)> looks fantastic, wish I was there!
10:22:15 <lt> Riverside, possibly?
10:28:02 <ynpvisitor36> last lion needs an entry
10:28:13 <ynpvisitor36> and daisy
10:28:56 <Eric> looks like it
10:34:16 <ynpvisitor97> is that ng or just steam
10:37:32 <ynpvisitor79> Could that have been F&M?
10:39:31 <lt> Lion
10:39:34 <ynpvisitor97> So does this one
10:47:42 <lt> I think it was Riverside. timing was right for it
10:49:23 <Eric> K
10:49:26 <Eric> Thanks
10:49:54 <Eric> I know F&M is due as well...so just checking. My network was all hosed up, needed a reboot.
10:50:58 <lt> yeah, the duration didn't seem to match what F&M would be, though, and the timing was just right for Riverside. I'm not comfortable calling it from the wc though
10:52:24 <Eric> Sounds reasonable :-)
11:16:47 <Kevin L> It's alive!
11:28:57 <Kevin L> looks like it may be a tad damp
11:34:56 <Eric> LC/BC looks bigger than lion.
11:35:03 <Eric> and hello Kevin :-)
11:35:24 <Kevin L> Hi
11:46:09 <Eric> I finally figured out how we can get the stream directly on this page instead of via an iframe. Not sure it will make much difference for the end user experience, but it should be easier to maintain this page.
11:46:36 <Eric> Might make this page useable from mobile devices though.
12:21:18 <lt> nice plume over by Grand
12:26:39 <lt> maybe Solitary? nice plume off in the back woods, to the right of OF
12:26:42 <lt> which is also going
12:29:59 <Eric> Huge plume at Grand