Showing logs for date: 2017-07-05
05:01:59 <ynpvisitor106> OF
06:07:54 <Jimbo Bohrium> first timer
06:48:24 <K Leany™> old timer
06:48:45 <K Leany™> Loved your pics Art.
06:49:04 <ynpvisitor110> two timer :D
07:00:04 <Art> Thanks
07:21:52 <ynpvisitor72> Any news on the cam status?
07:22:14 <K Leany™> I haven't heard anything.
07:27:35 <Art> Surprised to see that Electronic observations don't trump NS or IE observations
07:32:01 <Art> MA posted some electronic times and was surprised to see my ie/ns items still listed since they were off
07:32:12 <Art> Compared to electronics start time that is
07:33:32 <K Leany™> I think that they figure an eyes on view beats an electronic device. I think both are subject to errors.
07:34:02 <ynpvisitor72> E times usually trump near start or i.e. times, I wonder what happened there.
07:34:44 <ynpvisitor72> Like at Great Fountain, an E time will always replace an i.e. time
07:35:14 <ynpvisitor72> I wonder if it is set up differently for different geysers
07:36:05 <ynpvisitor10> Electronic may be quite different depending where the sensor is located
07:37:14 <ynpvisitor72> It can be different. Yet an E time of 545 is much more accurate than an i.e. time of 0635 at GF
07:38:00 <ynpvisitor72> Which begs the question if it's set differently for different geysers
07:39:04 <ynpvisitor10> I think of E times as helping us see intervals - not necessarily the exact correct minute of a start
07:39:53 <ynpvisitor72> Not sure how it matters
07:40:13 <ynpvisitor110> I'm not sure GT has the flexibility to have hierarchy be different for each geyser but I'm not sure.
07:41:25 <ynpvisitor72> What geyser was it Art?
07:42:19 <K Leany™> Close counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, field artillery, most government work, and geyser times.
07:42:31 <Art> Whirligig
07:42:41 <ynpvisitor72> Thanks
07:43:10 <Art> I was going to just delete my observation since it throws of the interval a little
07:43:57 <ynpvisitor10> no, don't do that. what day?
07:44:32 <K Leany™> You could put it as a comment to the E time. I wouldn't throw a visual time away totally.
07:45:23 <ynpvisitor10> ha ha, I see it. it won't change a 23 hour interval :)
08:34:30 <Casey> OF ie static cam
08:35:03 <Casey> Or not. I think it got stuck on an old picture
08:35:04 <Casey> sorry
08:36:00 <Casey> Either that or a 2 hour interval
08:37:48 <ynpvisitor43> watch for NPS prediction, that could clue you
08:41:06 <ynpvisitor40> saw sort of a lot of people walking away from OF about 20 minutes ago or so
08:42:16 <Casey> That's what I figured the very next frame that loaded had minimal crowd and minimal. It would have been a pretty incredible for all that to happen over one frame.
08:42:29 <Casey> *minimal crowd and minimal steam
08:43:03 <Casey> Wow. I swear English is my first language. There's too much wrong in that prior comment to try to fix it all
08:44:22 <Casey> Next time I'll be smart enough to look at the timestamp before I call an eruption.
09:55:04 <Dave from B> It appears Graham is on his way to breaking Grand...2 intervals over 7 hours in a row.
10:06:54 <Betty> hi all
10:07:52 <Dave from B> Hi Betty
10:14:08 <Betty> hey Dave, hope you enjoyed the trip :-)
10:16:14 <Dave from B> We had a good time..,it always goes so fast:(
11:35:46 <K Leany™> Hi Betty and Dave.
11:36:47 <Dave from B> Hi Kevin
11:37:05 <K Leany™> How's your Mother?
11:39:22 <Betty> hi Kevin
11:40:05 <Betty> you changed your name?
11:41:09 <Betty> OF
11:41:45 <Kevin L™> Better. Long few nights!
11:42:28 <Betty> :-)
11:42:45 <Betty> how was the firework?
11:43:59 <Dave from B> Mom is doing okay. She is back at her center with increased care. We'll see how that goes. Parkinson's and dementia together is tough.
11:44:21 <Kevin L™> We did ours a bit early, but they went on past the time I went to sleep. Think I only got 5 hours last night and fewer the night before. I am totally worn out.
11:44:53 <Kevin L™> My Dad has Parkinson's so I can relate there.
11:45:44 <Dave from B> So, pair that with not remembering what you have had to eat and not taking your medication correctly and you have a pretty gooid picture of the last week.
11:46:18 <Betty> ouch, sorry to hear about that :-(
11:46:32 <Dave from B> My wife has been a terrific help.
11:47:25 <Dave from B> Kevin, how is your dad's mobility?
11:47:34 <Kevin L™> Not fun. I have great fear of heading that direction in the future. :P
11:49:31 <Kevin L™> He still can get around but is losing a lot of weight and you can see his motor functions are not good. I keep talking to my Brothers about it but one only cares as long as Dad is supporting him and the other seems to just want to hide his head in the sand.
11:51:57 <Kevin L™> Kind of a connection between us and Betty, this is part of the estate that was built using funding from the Hessian Soldiers Germany sent over to help us win the Revolutionary War. Seen it in person, but have never seen it run until this video:
11:52:14 <Kevin L™> And no jokes about the title! :)
11:53:02 <Dave from B> My prayers are with you, Kevin
11:56:04 <Kevin L™> Thanks Dave. I figured my Mom would outlive my Dad but Mom died 16 years ago and Dad just keeps on moving. Had 2 heart attacks, 2 quad bypasses, cancer, and a bunch of other things.
12:02:03 <Betty> this is fun to watch since I had not seen it by myself
12:06:22 <Kevin L™> That was pretty awesome. I knew it was people powered but I wasn't sure how it worked.
12:14:27 <ynpvisitor999> afternoon/evening everyone
12:14:47 <Betty> good evening
12:15:05 <Kevin L™> Hi
12:15:15 <ynpvisitor29> Kevin missed the beginning of the part about your dad.
12:15:47 <ynpvisitor29> If you are as old as dirt? How old is your pop?
12:16:16 <Kevin L™> He is around 85
12:17:12 <ynpvisitor29> Not that old. I guess dirt is younger in Nevada.
12:18:16 <ynpvisitor29> Your mom was just a young un when she passed. About like my dad, he was only 60
12:18:32 <ynpvisitor29> or 60 ish
12:21:39 <Betty> I call it a day, headed out. Have a great evening all
12:21:50 <Kevin L™> My Mom was 67. She had rheumatic fever as a kid. It killed her older sister (18) but Mom pulled through. She had heart valve work done by a wonderful man (Russell Nelson) in Salt Lake. That lasted until the mid 90's when she had artificial valves. She ended up with a stroke which meant she could not use the thinners needed for the valves.
12:21:57 <Kevin L™> Night Betty.
12:32:02 <ynpvisitor78> Any ideas why my video isn't running? The still camera is updating, but the video doesn't show the start arrrow and the screen is black. It must be working for the rest of you.
12:32:24 <ynpvisitor29> Dave broke it last week.
12:32:35 <ynpvisitor78> Always Dave...
12:32:38 <ynpvisitor29> He tied a lightning rod t the tree
12:32:39 <Dave from B> haha
12:32:46 <Kevin L™> It isn't. Was struck by lightning.
12:32:54 <ynpvisitor78> Still lighting related?
12:32:55 <ynpvisitor29> See
12:32:56 <Dave from B> I was safely in my cabin when camera got toasted
12:33:36 <Dave from B> Kevin, it is no fun watching loved ones suffer. Not much motivation to sell fis hthis week
12:33:42 <ynpvisitor78> any update on repairs?
12:33:51 <Kevin L™> Video of the last moments of its life:
12:34:58 <Kevin L™> Last I heard they may be coming down this week to see what needs done. Holiday weeks are hard because they are busy and staff is limited.
12:36:12 <ynpvisitor78> A house in our neighborhood was struck by lightning yesterday. The people weren't at home, but when they came back there was a slight smoke inside the house and singe marks on the wall! yikes.
12:36:35 <Kevin L™> Ouch
12:37:27 <ynpvisitor29> Our house was hit about a month after we bought it. Got off lucky. Was a voulunteer fire fighter and got to se one that the sheet rock was blown off the wal.
12:43:43 <Kevin L™> Had a palm tree hit down the road from me. It was impressive.
12:53:44 <ynpvisitor29> Well time to go.
12:54:14 <Kevin L™> Have a good one.
13:01:30 <Dave from B> Almost 6 days since last rockpile eruption
13:02:06 <Kevin L™> Graham is keeping an eye on it for you.
13:06:00 <Dave from B> Hope it erupts while he is in YNP.
13:31:09 <Kevin L™> So does he!
13:40:38 <Eric> Hey all
13:40:56 <Kevin L™> Hey Eric.
13:41:13 <Kevin L™> When you going to fix this cam?
13:41:21 <Eric> Hope you all had a good 4th!
13:42:15 <Eric> Any word on progress for getting the camera down and fixing it?
13:42:44 <Eric> Hopefully NOAA guy will be at OF in the next week or two to fix the weather station.
13:53:03 <Kevin L™> So far I haven't heard a thing
13:58:33 <Eric> How did the kids race go Kevin?
14:08:25 <Dave from B> Hi Eric
14:08:49 <Eric> Hi Dave You have a good 4th?
14:08:56 <Kevin L™> He finished 4th Eric.
14:09:18 <Eric> Out of how many Kevin?
14:09:27 <Kevin L™> Four.
14:09:32 <Eric> hahahaha
14:09:49 <Eric> Hopefully he had fun
14:11:40 <Kevin L™> It was interesting. He went from 4th to first in about a lap, but got hit in the rear tire and lost it. He ended up getting hit and it killed the engine and bent the linkage so he couldn't get it into park to restart.
14:12:20 <Kevin L™> He did find out that the hit broke the radiator and broke the water pump off so he would not have made it that far.
14:13:01 <Eric> ahhh, you live and learn what to protect.
14:15:05 <Kevin L™> The funny thing is the guy that won had a chicken coop on his trailer.
14:16:26 <Kevin L™> He had a bunch of eggs on an airbag and set it off at the start of the race. It was funny.
14:17:05 <Eric> too funny
14:18:11 <Dave from B> Does everyone own chickens in Nev?
14:18:28 <Dave from B> Eric, I had a good 4th with family. How about you, Eric?
14:19:03 <Kevin L™> Not really that many people Dave.
14:19:18 <Eric> It was a good 4th. Headed to the coast and hung out with friends and family.
14:19:42 <Dave from B> Cannon Beach? Astoria? Depoe Bay?
14:19:57 <Eric> Ocean Park, WA :-D
14:20:18 <Eric> All fireworks are legal and you can drive on the is insanity :-)
14:20:26 <Kevin L™> Sound like a cool 4th
14:20:34 <Eric>
14:20:39 <Dave from B> I bet that is crazy
14:20:54 <Eric> That is from a couple years ago...but you get the idea
14:21:17 <Eric> We had a house set back overlooking the beach, so we chilled and just watched from the porch.
14:22:01 <Eric> This video gives you an idea of how many fireworks go off:
14:22:34 <Eric> These are all private people shooting them public shows here.
14:22:53 <ynpvisitor88> Do they have a timeline for fxing the cam?
14:22:55 <ynpvisitor88> hi
14:23:07 <Eric> Hi Andrew
14:23:14 <Kevin L™> Nothing yet
14:23:23 <Eric> Trying to find that info out myself.
14:23:54 <Eric> I just posted on YNP facebook page asking them for an update.
14:24:02 <Andrew> well dave, next time, dont go to fountain
14:24:10 <Andrew> :P
14:24:43 <Eric> JUST got this from YNP: "They have been troubleshooting the line, camera, etc. We know how much people enjoy the camera so we are working as fast as we can to get it up and running. Thanks for asking!"
14:24:43 <Dave from B> It wasn't just me, Andrew...everyone had it up to "here" with the rockpile
14:25:20 <Kevin L™> They haven't posted much yet, but if you look under the K&N sign, you can see the remains of my kid's entry.
14:25:35 <Dave from B> At least they didn't say..."Since OF is eruuptin 15% less than x years ago, we have decided to not replace the cam"
14:26:26 <Andrew> I know, I talked to Tara a bit. SO many event cycles without water. Then one had one
14:27:22 <Dave from B> Andrew, one event cyle had 6 or 7 River Vent was crazy
14:27:46 <Kevin L™> I like the one wacko that was talking about how they were evacuating the park. "Just look at the gate cams!"
14:29:43 <Andrew> a bolt of lightning ...struck a supervolcano, could it be Zeus warning us of impending doom??
14:44:49 <Kevin L™> Sent you a copy of the video of the race Eric. It is 17mb so I hope your email likes it.
14:49:23 <ynpvisitor999> maybe F&M is going for a rest for the next couple of days/weeks/months/years
14:49:57 <Andrew> probable that it needs a day or two
14:50:17 <Andrew> 3 pauses this morning decent water
14:51:23 <Kevin L™> It is waiting for Graham to leave.
14:51:36 <ynpvisitor999> could very well be
14:52:42 <Andrew> just going to be very erratic
14:53:35 <ynpvisitor999> In the mean time I've been doing some code and challenged myself to make a new version of the GOSA site from scratch
14:55:58 <Andrew> the site does need updating
14:56:25 <ynpvisitor999> true, and that's partly why I challenged myself to do so
14:56:29 <ynpvisitor999> OF static
14:56:46 <Kevin L™> Hot water in the air!
15:10:49 <Eric> That video is great Kevin...bummer your kids car got smacked like that.
15:12:10 <ynpvisitor999> for anyone interested in my version of the GOSA site: (note that this is not the whole page, that would probably take a few screenshots more)
15:15:25 <Eric> GOSA would be a good candidate for a wiki website.
15:15:45 <ynpvisitor999> true
15:16:21 <Eric> The could be public discussions about pages or suggested edits and moderators could update them.
15:22:16 <Kevin L™> The real bummer Eric was the guy that waited in the corner and then backed into him. That is what cut his tire and left him wounded. But it was the same guy that nailed him at the intersection, but that part is part of the game.
15:22:17 <ynpvisitor999> by the way, the screenshot I posted is from the only finished geyser page I currently have, took me maybe a week to two weeks write the text and add data analysis
15:36:37 <ynpvisitor999> Next level bad research: Stating Old Faithful is in the Norris Geyser Basin:
15:37:12 <ynpvisitor999> Article about hoaxes around the lightning strike on SC
15:38:57 <Eric> Dave so needs to watermark all of his video footage so that GOSA or himself get credit!
15:39:43 <Kevin L™> It just proves that fruitcakes aren't only for Christmas!
15:40:25 <Eric> That lightning strike video is being used a lot.
15:41:01 <Kevin L™> Good cameraman! Perhaps I should request a royalty?
15:41:23 <Eric> For sure Kevin
15:41:31 <Eric> You are sooo Pro :-D
15:41:47 <Eric> Now if you just wouldn't have broken it :-P
15:42:34 <Kevin L™> I tried to move it for the 2nd bolt but it happened too fast.
15:46:26 <ynpvisitor999> I'm off for today, currently 0145 here (time doesn't really matter today)
20:20:28 <ynpvisitor108> Pretty big quakes at hebgen about 45 minutes ago
20:22:31 <Kevin L™> Maybe lightning will strike again.
20:24:40 <ynpvisitor108> Yeah, and be felt through almost every seismograph in the park.
20:25:40 <Kevin L™> Then aliens will come and transport OF to one of Jupiter's moons!
20:31:00 <ynpvisitor108> haha meth is a helluva drug huh?
20:33:20 <Kevin L™> You got it.
20:33:40 <Kevin L™> I feel a Martian tractor beam.... ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
20:47:16 <ynpvisitor110> Full moon is almost here. Hope they plug the camera controller in soon.