Showing logs for date: 2018-07-24
23:44:21 <ynpvisitor57> beehive
00:40:16 <ynpvisitor57> gesyertimes appears to be broken. I can't enter times.
00:51:14 <ynpvisitor57> daisy 0221
00:52:15 <ynpvisitor57> riverside 0241
01:16:37 <ynpvisitor57> aurum 0313
01:31:25 <ynpvisitor57> coyote 0318
01:33:22 <ynpvisitor57> old faithful 0332
04:42:50 <ynpvisitor71> OF
05:04:24 <ynpvisitor999®> morning all
05:04:37 <ynpvisitor71> afternoon DG
05:14:44 <ynpvisitor71> Lion
05:32:02 <Dave from B™> is drainfield addition day after a 9 month wait
05:32:11 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Dave
05:32:48 <ynpvisitor999®> looks like a D0 for Grand
05:33:59 <ynpvisitor21> when are the issues of sput published (electronic delivery)
05:36:33 <Dave from B™> Not sure when the next one comes out but Deadline is today for articles
05:37:58 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Bill
05:38:16 <Bill> morning
05:38:40 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy
05:38:43 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Stephen
05:40:01 <Stephen G.> Morning 999 and everyone else
05:53:45 <ynpvisitor999®> looks like another Turban
05:55:07 <ynpvisitor999®> Grand
05:55:14 <ynpvisitor999®> so maybe not another Turban
06:08:40 <ynpvisitor999®> (D0/)G1C | 9m29s per hk
06:09:39 <ynpvisitor999®> fluffy
06:35:30 <Stephen G.> Lion
06:35:41 <Dave from B™> Lion
06:36:02 <Dave from B™> Hi, Stephen. What are your feeling about SB after fast Cistern fill?
06:37:32 <Stephen G.> Hey Dave. I would be thinking a potentially shorter interval; it seemed to fill very fast compared to what it had been doing this year. I would like to see some water back in Steamboat, though.
06:39:49 <Stephen G.> LC ie
06:50:16 <Dave from B™> It's fun to watch the natural progression for SB...never ever thought we would be trying to figure SB out.
06:53:57 <Stephen G.> I agree. I'd say trying to figure out SB's progression is a fun problem to have :) I never even thought I'd have the chance to see Steamboat until the week before my first trip to YNP this year.
06:55:08 <ynpvisitor999®> seen the fast Cistern fill, I think we can expect a 4-6 day interval, with the best chance on day 5
06:55:32 <ynpvisitor999®> though once again, don't take my word for it
07:00:09 <ynpvisitor999®> GHP bathtub w/SW vents 0847
07:03:52 <ynpvisitor26> Dave is an expert on pools filling up.
07:06:52 <ynpvisitor999®> Riverside
07:06:58 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Kevin
07:07:57 <Dave from B™> I'm more of an expert on pools backing up and overflowing. Going to need to replace tile and sheetrock once project is done
07:11:19 <Dave from B™> But, hopefully this will be the end of this issue while I'm in charge
07:11:39 <Dave from B™> Morning, Kevin...If you haven't figured out by is drainfield addition day
07:14:23 <Kevin L™> I saw your comment on that. Always good to end a nagging problem. I have a couple at the house that I can't do myself and it is too hot anyway. It was easier when I could just roll up the sleeves and take care of it. Now I have trouble rolling up the sleeves.
07:18:52 <Dave from B™> I hear ya. Friend told me a good one today. Somehow he has some creeping bentgrass spots in his lawn. Only way for it to get your lawn is from a golf course (golf shoes). Have to roundup spot and replant.
07:29:48 <Kevin L™> That is really strange. I would prefer bent grass over bermuda any day though.
07:31:18 <Kevin L™> Speaking of weather here, this is a timelapse of a storm here. It was a bit north of me so it didn't get me but it knocked down about a mile of high tension power lines that they are still fixing.
07:33:12 <Dave from B™> That is crazy looking
07:33:19 <Kevin L™> 5.6 eq off the coast of Oregon.
07:34:20 <Kevin L™> It is pretty scary. Big dump. That video was taken from the same spot as the one on the Pepcon explosion.
07:37:12 <BruceJ> Hi Folks. Cistern refill was fast, under 3 days. Wow! Depending on how Steamboat is behaving, it may be primed by tomorrow night.
07:38:40 <Dave from B™> I've capped it so it will go over the weekend:)
07:39:54 <Stephen G.> Morning Bruce! It's looking that way. I'd expect it to go before 7 days, but it's Steamboat, so we'll see how it progresses.
07:40:04 <BruceJ> :-) BTW - that is a REALLY impressive microburst in the video. Kudos to the NWS.
07:41:19 <BruceJ> On Steamboat, I am still hoping for something Friday, but such a rapid Cistern fill suggests Thursday *if* the old pre-disturbance pattern holds. Right now, it's pure guesswork.
07:41:29 <Dave from B™> If I'm planning on Sat and Sun, you know it will go on Friday
07:42:08 <BruceJ> I hope to be there by midday on Thursday if it ha snot yet played - don't know where I'll park yet.
07:42:53 <BruceJ> Dave, will you have more time than just the weekend?
07:43:26 <Dave from B™> nope....2 Day trips unless I figure out where I'm sleeping Sat night
07:43:51 <Dave from B™> I'm missing 2 of 12 people at work so not available sooner
07:44:15 <Dave from B™> I could get there by 630 Friday night
07:44:19 <Kevin L™> Here is an interesting picture for you Bruce:
07:45:47 <Dave from B™> Looks like I-5 at West this morning
07:46:27 <Kevin L™> Or I-15 after the eclipse.
07:48:23 <Stephen G.> I really curious to see the Steamboat reports today.
07:48:27 <Stephen G.> I'm*
07:51:31 <BruceJ> Thanks, Kevin - love the picture; hate to think of the sad episode the other day.
07:53:07 <BruceJ> Dave, I will be there from Th onward for up to 10 days - hope to catch you there at either Steamboat or Giant. I also have no place to stay - I hope to snare a campsite at Norris starting early Friday AM.
07:54:20 <Kevin L™> Not too often you see revenue freight being hauled by steam!
07:55:22 <BruceJ> Kevin - Surely not these days. I'd love to see more of this - but I guess steam for steam's sake is just too costly for freight.
07:55:52 <BruceJ> On my Garden Railroad, freight is never hauled by anything BUT steam ;-)
07:55:55 <Dave from B™> If SB behaves, I will definitely look for you
07:56:12 <Kevin L™> Do you have live steam?
07:56:41 <BruceJ> No - just electric. I have some other steam toys, but no engines yet.
07:57:10 <BruceJ> Built a couple of geysers too. They're fun :-)
07:57:38 <Kevin L™> I do have some geysers but not intentional.
07:58:19 <BruceJ> My railroad as of a couple years ago.
07:58:34 <BruceJ> Unintentional geysers. LOLZ!
07:59:11 <Kevin L™> Old sprinklers!
08:06:38 <BruceJ> Dave, if I can snag a Norris campsite, you;re welcome to crash there, rangers permitting.
08:06:57 <Kevin L™> Do you power your trains by rail or by battery Bruce?
08:08:14 <BruceJ> So far, by standard 18v DC to the rails. I'd LOVE to have battery power in each engine and dedicated freq servos to run them independently. Right now, I am planning another track loop, so I may get there eventually.
08:10:57 <BruceJ> I can run multiple engines right now, but because they are all geared a little bit differently, they run at different speeds for the same voltage - so every so often, I have to pull one train off to let the faster one pass. once I get a siding and the other loop built, that will become easier and more automatic.
08:11:23 <Kevin L™> They have a company that does bluetooth controls so you can run them off an iPad or a smartphone. I was thinking with the batteries they have for power tools now that combination would be great.
08:12:15 <Kevin L™> That engine sure looks like the Eureka.
08:13:57 <Kevin L™> Here is a link to the bluetooth controllers:
08:14:14 <Dave from B™> Bruce, I may take you up on the offer. Thanks!
08:14:22 <BruceJ> Oh yeah - battery-operated is becoming pretty common for outdoor layouts. Not only can you operate each train independently, you can also operate with dirty rails - and cleaning the railheads can become a pain after awhile. The engine is a model of the Baldwin narrow gauge 4-4-0, and in fact one paint version offered is the Eureka. I chose the unlabeled version...
08:14:45 <Stephen G.> Daisy
08:14:53 <BruceJ> ...because i wanted to put my own roadname on it. I'll get to that eventually too :-)
08:16:10 <Kevin L™> Those are fun engines. If you get to the Carson City area the museum there has two of them, one standard gauge and one narrow gauge.
08:17:46 <BruceJ> Yepp, I love them. I think the Carson City narrow gauge engine is a 2-6-0, but same general outline, although you can tell it's a bit heavier built.
08:18:51 <BruceJ> The Glenbrook -
08:18:57 <Kevin L™> I think you are right on that.
08:19:06 <Kevin L™> Castle
08:31:37 <BruceJ> I gotta go for now - see everyone a bit later.
09:24:20 <ynpvisitor32> Time for BH, if it is quick!
09:24:57 <Kevin L™> I think BH will be a supper item today.
09:25:39 <ynpvisitor32> as in lunch?
09:26:01 <Kevin L™> Lunch is too early for it
09:43:42 <Dave from B™> I'll be anxious to see July park has been really crazy the last 2 weeks
09:44:33 <ynpvisitor32> Well BH will have to go with out me. Enjoy Lion
09:44:59 <Dave from B™> 4-6 hours until BH...hurry back
10:44:26 <Kevin L™> Faisy and Faithful
10:49:00 <ynpvisitor61> faisy?
10:50:14 <Kevin L™> Bettyspeak
11:53:56 <Kevin L™> Grand
11:53:58 <Kevin L™> .
11:53:58 <Kevin L™> .
11:53:59 <Kevin L™> .
11:54:00 <Kevin L™> .
11:54:24 <Kevin L™> Beat the window
11:57:03 <Dave from B™> Grand
11:57:04 <Dave from B™> ..
11:57:05 <Dave from B™> ..
11:57:05 <Dave from B™> ..
11:57:15 <Dave from B™> Not sure of start time
11:57:31 <Kevin L™> 1351
11:57:56 <Kevin L™> Grand start
11:58:24 <Kevin L™> How is your hole doing?
11:59:20 <Kevin L™> I sent you an email Dave
12:01:13 <Kevin L™> 8m pause
12:01:25 <Kevin L™> 2nd
12:01:34 <Dave from B™> nice #2
12:04:18 <Dave from B™> SC ie
12:04:25 <ynpvisitor999®> SC
12:04:45 <ynpvisitor999®> SC
12:10:39 <ynpvisitor77> /
12:15:55 <ynpvisitor13a> .
12:21:36 <Kevin L™> .
12:22:05 <Dave from B™> Anyone else having trouble with this page or GT? Kevin is having trouble
12:22:11 <Dave from B™> Anyone else having trouble with this page or GT? Kevin is having trouble
12:22:49 <Kevin L™> Looks like I can post now
12:24:42 <ynpvisitor21> gt is broken ?
12:34:56 <ynpvisitor21> chat not taking anything?
12:42:24 <ynpvisitor21> Grotto?
12:42:58 <Kevin L™> Steam in Grotto area but Grotto was only about 2h ago
13:16:47 <Eric> Alright...things should be working again now!
13:17:46 <Kevin L™> For those who didn't see, that steam cloud was Giant
13:18:00 <Kevin L™> Thanks Eric
13:18:09 <Eric> ahhh, bummer I missed it :-(
13:18:53 <Kevin L™> It really didn't do much, just over the tree steam.
13:18:56 <Eric> The server with GT and Chat on it ran out of space due to unmanaged backups. I removed some of the older backups, but a better solution is needed.
13:19:20 <Kevin L™> That is a strange one Eric.
13:19:47 <ynpvisitor118> crazy it goes out when Giant erupts
13:20:12 <ynpvisitor118> nice short interval
13:20:21 <Kevin L™> Yep, real bummer. Looks like Will and Suzanne got it.
13:20:36 <ynpvisitor118> lots of folks I think. It was soon after Grand
13:21:14 <ynpvisitor118> I went to NPS site, you could see the steam over the trees
13:21:34 <ynpvisitor118> 2 burst Grand too, hk will be happy tonight
13:22:05 <Kevin L™> He finally got a biggie in daylight.
13:22:48 <ynpvisitor118> he wrote he thought Giant was days away on his latest blog
13:23:00 <ynpvisitor118> will be interesting to see the next entry
13:23:13 <Kevin L™> His blogs are always fun
13:23:15 <ynpvisitor118> Eric, this shows you cannot go on vacation!!
13:23:15 <GO OBLONG> time to wake up
13:23:33 <ynpvisitor118> Oblong starting up did not stop Giant
13:23:49 <Kevin L™> I was thinking it may be Oblong. Giant never crossed my mind.
13:23:50 <ynpvisitor118> maybe there will be an Oblong tomorrow after this
13:24:34 <Eric> What we had an oblong? That is awesome!
13:24:34 <GO OBLONG> or today, why wait
13:24:43 <ynpvisitor118> two Oblongs Eric
13:24:47 <ynpvisitor118> same day
13:25:01 <ynpvisitor118> none since
13:25:02 <GO OBLONG> Oblong was 10h after Giant and had another that day too
13:25:03 <Kevin L™> Two burst Oblong?
13:25:06 <Eric> Wow....hopefully it keeps going
13:25:15 <ynpvisitor118> ha ha, no two different eruptions
13:25:40 <GO OBLONG> it is known to have series ... so maybe 1 series of 2?
13:25:47 <ynpvisitor118> the BH crowd will be a happy one this evening
13:25:57 <Eric> Will is probably really tired of getting my emergency messages then if he is in the basin :-P
13:26:12 <Kevin L™> :)
13:26:17 <GO OBLONG> looks like Will saw it, so another sput has a Giant
13:26:19 <ynpvisitor118> I bet he is ignoring them right now
13:26:40 <ynpvisitor118> Great arrival timing for Will
13:27:03 <Kevin L™> Eric, did that email video play without problems?
13:27:31 <Kevin L™> wb Bruce
13:27:44 <BruceJ> Short Giant interval. Lets hope for more of those.
13:27:58 <ynpvisitor118> Giant may take over the top of the tally list if this keeps up
13:28:12 <Kevin L™> Been a fun year for sure.
13:28:19 <GO OBLONG> so the score is 12 11 9 Steamboat F&M Giant
13:28:57 <Eric> Yep, I got it and watched with no problems. Thanks for sharing :-D
13:29:13 <BruceJ> I will not be surprised if SB goes again before Friday night. Or even Thursday night.
13:29:34 <Kevin L™> Thanks. That was my first try at it. I was hoping it would work. I think the kid is nuts!
13:30:04 <Kevin L™> When are you heading there Bruce?
13:30:36 <GO OBLONG> o GHP logged ... wonder if they saw the big steam first?
13:30:54 <BruceJ> I'm leaving about noon tomorrow, hope to be there by noon Th. If this keeps up, I'll have a long wait for both of them.
13:31:18 <Kevin L™> Good luck with it.
13:31:55 <GO OBLONG> how long can you stay Bruce?
13:33:53 <BruceJ> I can stay about 9 days.
13:34:13 <GO OBLONG> that gives a chance for something to erupt
13:34:18 <GO OBLONG> gd luck
13:34:40 <BruceJ> Just short enough so that both geysers could laugh at me again.
13:34:44 <BruceJ> Thanks!
13:35:11 <GO OBLONG> all 3 erupted in ~3.5 days
13:36:16 <BruceJ> Yeah, I know. F&M is not high on my list, although it would be nice too see. G & SB are WAY up there.
13:38:28 <Kevin L™> Just one of the three would make the trip a success.
13:39:37 <GO OBLONG> Just dont win the Dave award
13:40:04 <BruceJ> I agree - but it's been over a decade since I've seen Giant, and SB - never. After this rather crummy summer in particular, I need a spirit boost.
13:42:22 <Kevin L™> Just being in the park is a spirit boost.
13:42:58 <BruceJ> I cannot explain it here.
13:51:34 <Eric> Is anyone in the gazer community contributing to the live National Geographic show that is coming up on 8/5?
13:52:15 <GO OBLONG> Yosemite valley and Mariposa grove closed due tothe fires
13:52:18 <Eric> They mention they will have 200 crews within yellowstone...which seems huge.
13:52:57 <Kevin L™> That does seem like a large group Eric
13:53:31 <Eric> They will be live broadcasting their experience...which seem gimmicky, but interesting.
13:58:11 <Eric> I guess 200 crew, means they will have 200 people working it, not 200 crews working :-D
13:58:13 <Eric>
14:02:17 <Eric> They are going to have an "eye in the sky", so I assume they got some special fly over permits.
14:02:28 <GO OBLONG> bhi
14:02:45 <GO OBLONG> .
14:02:45 <GO OBLONG> .
14:02:46 <GO OBLONG> .
14:03:25 <Betty> HA!!!!
14:03:47 <Eric> Hi Betty
14:03:48 <Betty> hi all
14:03:54 <Kevin L™> You missed Giant though
14:03:55 <Betty> hi Eric
14:04:01 <Betty> bah
14:04:15 <Betty> hi Kevin and Graham
14:04:16 <Eric> Stop shaking the camera!
14:04:35 <Eric> BH
14:04:50 <Eric> chunky start
14:04:55 <Betty> great timing
14:05:10 <Eric> LC
14:05:20 <Kevin L™> Going to be one of those cut by wind
14:05:41 <Kevin L™> People getting wet.
14:06:08 <GO OBLONG> GT prediction was 2m off
14:06:22 <Kevin L™> GT prediction was 1m off
14:06:55 <Eric> Prediction fail :-P
14:07:39 <GO OBLONG> GHP posted without details, 8m before Giant
14:08:08 <Eric> It has note that it will be elaborated on.
14:08:27 <GO OBLONG> yep
14:08:32 <Betty> we just missed Aurum
14:09:08 <Kevin L™> :P
14:09:26 <ynpvisitor49> :(:(
14:10:57 <Kevin L™> You won't miss much at the festival tonight Betty
14:11:42 <Betty> I just came home and am ready for sleep
14:12:27 <GO OBLONG> me too ... haha
14:12:35 <Betty> hehehe
14:14:27 <Betty> well, have a great evening then, bye all
14:16:00 <Eric> night betty
14:16:57 <Kevin L™> bye
14:17:59 <ynpvisitor999®> Oh... Great. I focus on other things while chat and GT are broken, and then Giant and Bee go off... It's apparantly one of those days again
14:18:09 <ynpvisitor999®> SC ie, though
14:18:11 <ynpvisitor999®> :)
14:21:11 <ynpvisitor999®> by the way, Eric, how many backups did you need to remove? I think having two backups max should do fine
14:21:22 <ynpvisitor999®> maybe three when experimenting
14:22:14 <Eric> I removed a lot :-D
14:22:26 <Eric> we now have 36GB free on that drive.
14:22:40 <ynpvisitor999®> how large are those backups actually?
14:23:01 <Eric> almost 600MB each
14:23:20 <Eric> we just need a good backup rotation scheme
14:23:26 <ynpvisitor999®> zipped or unzipped?
14:23:32 <Eric> compressed
14:23:42 <ynpvisitor999®> about the same thing to me
14:23:47 <Eric> logger data takes up a LOT of space!
14:23:53 <ynpvisitor999®> I bet!
14:24:24 <Eric>'s good for the near term
14:24:57 <ynpvisitor999®> I wonder if it's feasable to have a separate drive for logger data, so that they don't clutter up the main and/or backup drive
14:57:18 <ynpvisitor114> can someone flag that 1618
14:57:45 <ynpvisitor114> OF there was no OF at that time
14:58:43 <Eric> This is the note on that entry: "did anyone watching the webcam notice a large group carrying boxes near the beehive cutoff around 2 pm this afternoon (7/24/18) please let the OF visitor center know"
14:59:21 <Eric> Bummer that the chat was down then :-(
14:59:47 <ynpvisitor114> Yes it should have been entered as a note not an eruption
15:01:45 <Eric> It's gone
15:02:01 <ynpvisitor114> tks
15:05:40 <Eric> I re-added it as a non-geyser related note with their comment and user id listed as observer
15:05:49 <GO OBLONG> how is your heat Kevin? I see Death Valley got to 125 yesterday
15:06:05 <ynpvisitor114> Good tks Eric
15:06:56 <Kevin L™> We are at 112° now Graham.
15:07:13 <ynpvisitor114> toasty :)
15:07:14 <GO OBLONG> chilly
15:07:58 <GO OBLONG> i think another couple of inches coming and then we are done for a day r two
15:08:38 <Kevin L™> Did you see the video of our micro burst?
15:09:47 <GO OBLONG> no
15:12:13 <Kevin L™> Took out about a mile of heavy power poles.
15:14:37 <GO OBLONG> amazing action ... doesnt look very "micro" on the video
15:15:02 <Kevin L™> Pretty awesome rain drop.
15:15:37 <GO OBLONG> how mych rain did they get from it?
15:17:35 <Kevin L™> I am not sure. I think most of the weather stations in the area were hurt so I don't know if they have data.
15:21:27 <Kevin L™> The closest one I could find had .28" Storm was less than an hour though. I am about 4 miles from the area and I didn't get any rain.
15:32:46 <GO OBLONG> hope they get some rain in YNP and for the bacon rind fire
15:44:36 <ynpvisitor30> daisy
15:44:50 <ynpvisitor114> DAISY
15:49:42 <ynpvisitor35> Looks more like one of the jumbo air tankers making a water drop.
15:50:58 <ynpvisitor35> What was with the box people note today? Someone swiping boxes?
15:51:23 <ynpvisitor114> What is that erupting behind OF near bw
15:52:08 <ynpvisitor35> was not watching
15:52:45 <ynpvisitor114> it is there now or a spot on dome
15:53:44 <ynpvisitor114> might be just the lighting
15:57:54 <Eric> I am not sure what the box carrying was about
15:58:59 <ynpvisitor35> Maybe they had free puppies and were headed to grand to find them homes.
16:14:40 <ynpvisitor35> Poor spit cone, gets no respect.
16:15:09 <ynpvisitor35> Kevin, it is supper time, where is BH?
16:15:32 <ynpvisitor31> Just canceled Arrival Date 9/06/18 Departure Date 9/07/18 - OF Lodge Cabin without bath 1 Double & 1 Single
16:15:33 <Kevin L™> It went between lunch and supper.
16:15:49 <Kevin L™> Happy hour?
16:16:19 <Kevin L™> Giant went before it.
16:50:32 <Kevin L™> :P
16:50:41 <Kevin L™> Slimed again. :(
18:30:08 <Kevin L™> 8m
18:33:05 <Kevin L™> Don't know if that was a 2nd or just a big final burst
18:34:43 <ynpvisitor12> That is a paus or end
18:34:49 <ynpvisitor12> paws
18:35:04 <Kevin L™> Probably end
18:54:20 <Kevin L™> Rain looks interesting tonight.
19:48:03 <ynpvisitor58> Lightning?
19:57:23 <ynpvisitor58> Don't think I would be sitting on the benched. OF isn't worth getting hit by lightning.
20:04:52 <ynpvisitor58> Lion ie
20:04:55 <ynpvisitor58> ini
20:08:03 <ynpvisitor58> Nope
20:52:36 <ynpvisitor58> Looks like Daisy may be ie