Showing logs for date: 2017-05-31
00:20:16 <ynpvisitor3> COUCOU VA BIEN
04:09:46 <ynpvisitor73> hey
04:18:23 <ynpvisitor101> anyone get the start of OF?
04:54:38 <Dave from B> BH really shortened interval last night
05:35:03 <Dave from B> Good morning Kevin
05:36:31 <Kevin L™> Morning.
05:36:54 <Kevin L™> Going to be a fun day for me today.
05:37:14 <Dave from B> Going training?
05:41:30 <ynpvisitor86> 13h inteval with no indy was a surprise for sure
05:42:35 <Dave from B> I hadn't checked for indy...I had wondered. Thanks
05:43:08 <Kevin L™> The thing that really was bad is it went just barely after Daisy so we got to see Daisy and the end steam from BH. :(
05:44:04 <Dave from B> Blips from Close to Cone this morning at 717
05:44:23 <Kevin L™> No training today Dave. The manifold on my sprinkles split. I get to dig the old one out and build a new one. :P
05:44:51 <Dave from B> yuck
05:46:35 <Kevin L™> I think I am going to raise it so it doesn't get buried and will be easier to work on.
05:47:54 <Kevin L™> BTW I didn't see any sign of activity from BH before it went yesterday. Good thing Andrew caught it.
06:00:06 <Dave from B> So, I'm thinking BH interval between 1530 and 1700.....guessing BH 1020-1150.
06:33:03 <ynpvisitor111> Depression
06:43:21 <ynpvisitor111> choppy stream this morning
06:50:29 <ynpvisitor111> lots of people on Beehive watch maybe 8 or 9?
06:57:04 <Dave from B> Close to Cone erupting 0843 per GT
06:57:28 <Dave from B> That might be enough to keep people hanging around
07:02:11 <ynpvisitor86> Just watched cam from yesterday
07:02:18 <ynpvisitor86> Missed BH to watch Daisy :(
07:02:40 <Dave from B> 86, welcome home
07:02:48 <Kevin L™> Camop needs to be shot.
07:04:26 <ynpvisitor86> That's harsh, who would have known
07:04:28 <ynpvisitor86> No indy either
07:06:26 <Kevin L™> Yep. If BH would have gone about 30s sooner we probably would have had it. I sure miss the UGB static.
07:15:53 <Eric> Morning
07:16:09 <Dave from B> Morning Eric
07:17:37 <Eric> Hi Dave
07:19:37 <ynpvisitor32> I agree Kevin, I think all cam ops that focus on OF instead of good geysers should be hung by their little toes on the cam tree.
07:20:43 <Kevin L™> The bummer on that one is I moved it from the basin view seconds before BH. I really hate it when that happens.
07:35:15 <ynpvisitor86> Are there requirements for the cam ops to capture all Fluffy eruptions over other features?
07:35:54 <ynpvisitor32> Can o worms opening
07:36:38 <ynpvisitor86> I've just noticed, no matter what else is going on OF is always in frame
07:36:52 <ynpvisitor86> Was just curious of the NPS has a set of rules the cam ops have to stick to
07:38:22 <ynpvisitor86> Sorry didn't mean to open a can of worms
07:38:31 <Dave from B> 86, OF has to be the focus when it is in its window no matter what
07:39:34 <Dave from B> If cam op goes away from controls, they normally keep it on a preset that includes OF
07:39:46 <Eric> So is that a foundation thing, park thing, canon thing or just tradition and nobody knows why?
07:40:12 <Dave from B> A high percentage of the visitors to webcam are interested in OF and nothing else.
07:40:21 <Eric> I assume the foundation makes the rules.
07:40:23 <Dave from B> NPS thing
07:40:41 <Dave from B> wait...only guessing there. Maybe camop would know more
07:40:44 <ynpvisitor86> Thanks Dave
07:40:57 <Eric> That is an interesting assumption Dave...that most come to watch OF here.
07:41:32 <Mike J> Don't forget that many (most) visitors are only getting the feed, so they don't know all the other things that are/can be going on.
07:41:34 <Dave from B> How many hits does this page get a day?
07:42:00 <Eric> Seems like the right one, but I have never seen a survey popup asking why are you here.
07:42:00 <Mike J> I wander how many visitors have seen an eruption of beehive on this site and wondered why Old Faithful looked so strange
07:42:32 <Dave from B> Mike, I'm sure there are a few
07:42:35 <ynpvisitor32> From park page "Live-streaming Webcam Located near Old Faithful Geyser, this webcam provides a streaming view of this geyser, as well as other happenings around the Upper Geyser Basin. "
07:42:57 <ynpvisitor32> So it is for OF and not other geysers. Only other happenings.
07:43:36 <ynpvisitor86> Yeah let's not forget the chat page is more of a gazer page, most folks watch the cam stream from the NPS page
07:43:48 <Eric> I actually am not running any kind of analytics on this page to track traffic or other usage.
07:44:10 <Dave from B> Sorry, Eric...I meant webcam hits
07:44:58 <Eric> I would have no idea of the traffic here versus there...I could submit a FOIA to NPS for the analytics on the webcam page as they are using google to track visitors.
07:45:15 <ynpvisitor32> Look at at the BH suckers.
07:45:35 <ynpvisitor32> That dog can not read.
07:45:36 <Dave from B> I know Kevin has mentioned hits per day here and it is a high number
07:46:54 <Eric> I probably should track analytics here for load capacity.
07:46:56 <Dave from B> Where's Borah Peak?
07:47:01 <ynpvisitor111> it was 10k webcam visitors per day a year or two ago
07:48:00 <Eric> Curious what it would be if you excluded visitors that stayed less than 15 seconds.
07:56:44 <Dave from B> I would imagine most people don't stay long on this page. They may toggle through all YNP cams before visiting
07:59:04 <Kevin L™> Big doggie
08:00:24 <ynpvisitor111> this could get interesting
08:00:47 <Kevin L™> Like playing chicken with a bulldozer!
08:01:57 <Dave from B> Hopefully NPS gets out there soon
08:02:07 <Mike J> Get a ranger out there....quick
08:02:09 <ynpvisitor107> Terrifying.
08:02:09 <Dave from B> 1 brave person leaves to many
08:02:27 <ynpvisitor111> safety in numbers
08:02:28 <Dave from B> leaves = leads
08:03:08 <Dave from B> wow
08:03:27 <Dave from B> Someone may be going for a ride
08:03:36 <ynpvisitor98> ofvec called
08:03:43 <Dave from B> Thanks 98
08:03:56 <Kevin L™> Good job 98
08:04:12 <Kevin L™> That was scary
08:04:14 <Mike J> Waiting for one of them to follow it out there
08:04:39 <Dave from B> At least people are staying on the trail
08:04:48 <Mike J> Not a single one of them knows how lucky they were
08:05:18 <Dave from B> Where are the parents
08:05:24 <ynpvisitor111> wow, thought he might do something as that was quite the crowd
08:06:23 <Kevin L™> They were taking the pictures Dave.
08:06:42 <ynpvisitor32> Relax, it is just one of the animatronic Bison the park has.
08:07:20 <ynpvisitor32> See they made it mad
08:07:52 <ynpvisitor111> no gorings yet this year or are they not being reported?
08:07:57 <ynpvisitor32> It is going to bash the door in on Dave's cabin
08:08:40 <ynpvisitor32> It is early for Bison Rodeos.
08:09:39 <ynpvisitor111> maybe this crowd will make Beehive angry enough to attack
08:10:45 <ynpvisitor32> Kevin must be playing with his pet rattler
08:11:03 <Dave from B> 32, that is my pet bison...he's waiting for my arrival. How else can I get to BH so fast!:D
08:11:17 <Kevin L™> Mostly doing battle with my backyard geysers.
08:11:30 <Kevin L™> And I am angry!
08:12:30 <ynpvisitor32> I just turned mine on. One plugged up, one will not rotate, and one end plug on the drip cracked. Overall not a bad winter.
08:13:20 <ynpvisitor111> Daisy
08:13:38 <Dave from B> Kevin, just 1 exclamation point angry?
08:14:07 <ynpvisitor32> We are going to miss you know what!
08:14:33 <ynpvisitor111> that would just be cruel and funny
08:15:35 <Kevin L™> I thought I had most of it done, but it just keeps breaking. This time it is the main manifold at the valves. Of course they no longer make the one that cracked so I have to do a whole new setup.
08:16:38 <Kevin L™> With mid 100s in the forecast I can't just ignore it.
08:16:44 <ynpvisitor32> I did not know sand was so hard on pipe.
08:17:26 <ynpvisitor32> They catch you in flip flops with a garden hose and it is jail for you.
08:18:29 <ynpvisitor32> Sounds like a trip to home depot
08:20:58 <Kevin L™> Probably more than one.
08:21:23 <ynpvisitor111> is it possible to go to home depot just once?
08:21:46 <ynpvisitor32> You have till Saturday, not supposed to get over 100 till then for vegas according to the weather service.
08:22:29 <ynpvisitor32> 111, yes it is, they never have what the computer says they have here. So I stopped going for the most part.
08:22:47 <ynpvisitor32> They count it in inventory when the truck hits town.
08:23:16 <ynpvisitor32> plus they have close to 1000 items stuffed away in boxes no one know where.
08:26:07 <ynpvisitor32> Enjoy BH, time to fix a snack.
08:34:26 <Eric> Can we see these borah peak eruptions from cam?
08:37:18 <Eric> Grand Prediction - 1300 +- 22 minutes
08:37:37 <Eric> BH?
08:38:01 <Eric> ohhh castle
08:38:11 <Eric> everyone was turned that direction and taking pictures :-P
08:40:51 <Eric> Great Fountain - 12:13 +- 45 minutes
08:46:05 <Dave from B> Hope BH doesn't hopld everyone hostage all day. I would expect indy for this eruption so why not go somewhere else for a bit?
08:47:13 <Eric> That would be cruel for BH to pull a 20 hour interval :-(
08:47:14 <ynpvisitor32> Sure, don't you need to go to the airport and pick up fish or something? We all would be thankful.
08:47:34 <ynpvisitor98> The answer on Borah Peak is yes but on a day like today, with little steam, you need to know exactly where to look and it helps to have someone one the ground to tell you it erupting.
09:00:28 <ynpvisitor999> Heavy splashes from Beehive a few seconds ago
09:00:35 <Kevin L™> It looks happy
09:00:44 <ynpvisitor86> I'm also curious as to where exactly Borah Peak is exactly
09:00:48 <ynpvisitor999> it does indeed
09:01:18 <ynpvisitor999> OF
09:01:27 <ynpvisitor999> 110110
09:02:18 <ynpvisitor999> INDY!
09:02:26 <ynpvisitor999> .
09:02:28 <ynpvisitor999> .
09:02:29 <ynpvisitor999> .
09:02:29 <Eric> BHI
09:02:30 <ynpvisitor999> .
09:02:31 <ynpvisitor999> .
09:03:18 <ynpvisitor98> text sent
09:04:11 <ynpvisitor999> Aurum!
09:04:17 <ynpvisitor999> nice catch
09:04:19 <Eric> nice
09:04:37 <ynpvisitor32> Kevin is real mad now
09:04:55 <Eric> Great view of Aurum today.
09:05:44 <Kitt> yay my first Bee
09:06:05 <ynpvisitor999> LC
09:06:27 <ynpvisitor999> Duration of Old Faithful was about 4m5s
09:08:44 <ynpvisitor999> so much happened in the last 10 minutes :)
09:09:02 <Eric> It's because you showed up
09:09:09 <ynpvisitor999> <3
09:10:04 <Eric> This should give people plenty of time to get down to Grand...maybe even a geyser grill stop on the way :-)
09:10:50 <Kitt> Hi Larissa and Clara, how is it back east?
09:11:31 <Larissa+Clara> Hi Kitt! Not as fun as it is at Yellowstone :) We'll be there next week!!!!
09:11:39 <Kitt> I haven't seen Beehive in a month
09:12:14 <Dave from B> Welcome home Kitt
09:12:16 <Kitt> We just got back from Europe
09:12:20 <ynpvisitor32> Think the orange vest walks by?
09:12:58 <Kitt> Boom Beehive
09:12:59 <ynpvisitor999> boom!
09:13:05 <ynpvisitor32> Weeee
09:13:54 <ynpvisitor32> Unusual view today
09:14:12 <ynpvisitor999> that's a nice and tall Beehive
09:16:24 <ynpvisitor32> Short indy, it is off
09:17:21 <Kitt> It usually lasts about 2 1/2 minutes after Beehive starts
09:18:25 <ynpvisitor32> Well enjoy, Kevin will sound like a mad Donald
09:18:37 <ynpvisitor32> Duck when he gets back from the store.
09:19:54 <Kevin L™> I am here. This one I got. Much better camop than yesterday!
09:20:13 <Eric> Nice show with 16h 22m interval
09:21:36 <ynpvisitor999> decreasing intervals after a 23h20m interval
09:21:45 <Eric> So next BH around 04:00 tomorrow morning.
09:22:08 <Kevin L™> Let's see your figures for that!
09:22:43 <Eric> 2 + 2 = 4:00 :-)
09:33:17 <Dave from B> C'mon, Grand...let's do an under 6 hour int
09:33:53 <ynpvisitor999> we should get some Turban times in about 40 to 50 minutes
09:34:16 <ynpvisitor999> 20 to 30*
09:38:52 <ynpvisitor999> Turban 1134, looks like my prediction was wrong
09:39:20 <ynpvisitor999> SC
09:40:17 <Kitt> the gazers walked straight over to Grand after Bee
09:44:59 <Dave from B> Everyone's having lunch at Grand and sharing stories
09:45:22 <Dave from B> If Greg's there, probably a crossword involved
09:45:38 <Dave from B> Or Jim telling a story about aborted wave calls
09:46:17 <Kitt> why didn't you go in Dave?
09:46:49 <Kitt> store keeping you too busy?
09:52:29 <Dave from B> Becca graduated last weekend
09:52:36 <Dave from B> I'll be in on June 25-30
09:54:08 <Dave from B> So, good story for you.....
09:54:29 <Dave from B> Becca helped in a classroom all semester for 2 hours everyday...4th grade
09:54:55 <Dave from B> School is now out and she is spending the whole week with her class. She is even teaching them about geysers today.
09:57:12 <Kitt> see you then
09:57:22 <Kitt> time to get back to laundry
10:01:22 <Dave from B> I'm anxious to talk to you about Europe...I'll save it for the bw!
10:24:28 <ynpvisitor999> No under 6h interval for Grand it seems
10:35:54 <ynpvisitor999> Grand 1234 D0/---
10:38:06 <Dave from B> 3rd Grand today. I was hoping for a couple under 6's to get to 5 today
10:43:41 <Kevin L™> Late OF too.
10:45:15 <ynpvisitor999> Daisy
10:45:27 <Kevin L™> Daisy too!
10:46:16 <Betty> a last Grand burst and Daisy :-)
10:46:22 <Betty> hi all
10:46:36 <ynpvisitor999> good evening Betty
10:46:42 <Eric> Hi Betty
10:46:49 <Betty> and of Course in superstar´s window :-p
10:47:16 <Betty> hey DGInc and Eric
10:47:52 <Eric> started 4 minutes outside my window :-(
10:48:17 <ynpvisitor999> D0/G1C
10:48:41 <Eric> I expected it on the next turban.
10:56:15 <ynpvisitor999> OF might go for a 2h interval
10:56:18 <Eric> @ 99 minutes for OF
10:56:36 <Eric> OF pool already in overflow
10:57:14 <Eric> Sorry... Almost 120 minutes!
10:58:03 <Eric> Can we make the 2 hour mark?
10:58:25 <Eric> Nope...OF
10:58:25 <Kevin L™> Nope
10:58:39 <Eric> 3 minutes shy
10:58:49 <ynpvisitor999> 1258:07
10:58:57 <ynpvisitor101> /
10:59:33 <ynpvisitor999> hoping for a short OF
11:03:11 <ynpvisitor999> and nope, a long one with a duration of about 4m14s
11:05:37 <ynpvisitor999> that's going to be it from me today, see you next time
11:05:53 <Betty> goodnight
11:06:13 <Betty> ~~~
11:10:24 <Eric> night DG
11:12:16 <Dave from B> So, how long ago did OF interval increase...last 4000 ints shows 97 minute average
11:19:55 <ynpvisitor91> Longer intervals starting to worry the park since they cut down on turnover and leave more people to be entertained for longer periods.
11:21:40 <Dave from B> 1 fewer peak eruption per day meand more people at middle of day eruptions as well.
11:22:18 <Dave from B> Makes parking a bigger issue...what happens when interval gets to 2-3 hours?
11:23:07 <Betty> people go to Disneyland instead :-)
11:26:01 <ynpvisitor12> 91, is the park discussing this or are you just guessing it is worrying them?
11:41:56 <Casey> Hi everybody
11:46:31 <Betty> hi Casey
11:47:24 <Betty> hey, a Ranger talk!
11:51:40 <Eric> I think I broke GT analysis :-(
11:52:08 <Eric> 4 years of OF eruptions is too much
11:52:20 <Kevin L™> Trying to come up with a BH prediction?
11:52:31 <Dave from B> haha Eric...how many eruptions was that?
11:53:03 <ynpvisitor12> Eric have you figured out how to do quick interval calculations with Excel?
11:53:48 <ynpvisitor12> It's as simple as doing X-Y, except when the time rolls (So like 0102-2342 )
11:54:26 <Eric> A lot Dave
11:54:59 <Eric> No, I haven't bothered with Excel...just using GT and Jake's highchart implementation.
11:55:24 <Eric> One thing is very noticeable...the quick drop off of shorts around end of January 2015
11:56:10 <Eric> That also might be the inflection point of a slow rise in time.
11:56:34 <Eric> Not sure if any events happened around then
11:56:58 <Eric> gotta run and pick up wife at airport...have a good afternoon
11:57:01 <Dave from B> Was just wondering the same thing
11:57:05 <ynpvisitor12> This the site?
11:57:05 <ynpvisitor12> http://geysertimes.org/analysis.php
11:57:08 <Dave from B> see ya Eric
11:57:24 <Eric> yep
11:57:45 <ynpvisitor12> I think you broke it ;)
11:57:50 <Dave from B> Roughly 11500 eruptions of OF per year
12:24:20 <Betty> LC
12:32:50 <Betty> OF ie
12:51:26 <Betty> time to leave, night all
13:42:40 <ynpvisitor62> .
13:46:01 <Eric> Dave, that should be roughly 5363 OF eruptions per year if they average 98 minutes on the intervals.
13:47:56 <Eric> OF eruptions about 269 hours per year :-)
13:48:02 <Eric> erupts
14:17:27 <Eric> Lion
14:17:39 <Eric> Nice catch camop
14:17:47 <Eric> LC
15:29:46 <ynpvisitor113> Split Cone ie
16:22:51 <Eric> Hmmm no turbans yet
16:28:10 <Kevin L™> Would you go out in that ugly weather?
16:28:47 <ynpvisitor98> in aheart beat
16:32:31 <Eric> 64 degrees and 5mph winds...sure :-)
16:34:13 <Eric> Mostly likely to go on one of the next 2 turbans
16:40:29 <Kevin L™> It is that cloud that worries me. Been caught in a thunderstorm at Artemesia once and it was not pretty!
16:46:52 <Kevin L™> What are your odds for an 8h BH Eric?
16:53:47 <Kevin L™> Boom!
16:53:53 <Kevin L™> No Turbans
16:54:08 <Kevin L™> Oops, just one
16:54:21 <Kevin L™> Lion too!
17:28:56 <ynpvisitor98> borah peak
17:29:04 <ynpvisitor67> cool
17:29:22 <Graham> nice
17:29:29 <Graham> hadnt seen it on cam before
17:30:07 <ynpvisitor98> not enough ste4am earlier today but they were seeing it while wating fro Beehive
18:30:57 <ynpvisitor67> Daisy
19:30:11 <ynpvisitor104> Good light for a BH.
19:30:46 <ynpvisitor104> Kevin, you get your geyser field fixed?
19:58:02 <ynpvisitor68> Nope. Had to hand water today. Hoping to finish it tomorrow.
19:59:05 <ynpvisitor104> How much water does a lemon tree need?
20:00:31 <Kevin L™> I normally give it about 8 gal a day and deep soak it once or twice a month.
20:01:00 <ynpvisitor104> There has to be a song in there someplace
20:01:37 <Kevin L™> If you do the deep soak then they take a lot less water since the roots go deeper.
20:03:17 <ynpvisitor104> That is a lot of lemonade to drink each day
20:05:12 <Kevin L™> I got about 100 lbs of lemons this year. The peaches are ripe and I think I have about 150 to 200 lbs of them.
20:06:51 <ynpvisitor104> Well, looks like BH will go dark. I need to eat a lat dinner. Enjoy what ever erupts next.
20:06:58 <Kevin L™> The really annoying thing on the sprinklers is they changed the manifold that I used so instead of a small part, I have to redo the whole thing. Worst part of that was figuring out how to make the new one fit.
20:07:22 <Kevin L™> Have a good one 104. I am about to head to bed myself.