Showing logs for date: 2019-01-09
22:40:34 <ynpvisitor65> OF - e
04:39:33 <ynpvisitor47> Joe, Riverside needs wc on it?
04:40:09 <Joe> thank you:)
04:46:34 <Dave from B™> Is that a flashlight
04:47:03 <Dave from B™> or the sun coming up in a new spot?:)
04:47:32 <LindaG> Didnt see it
04:47:46 <Dave from B™> Don't you see the glow out towards Grand?
04:48:15 <Dave from B™> actually on the horizon
04:48:20 <Joe> yes that is lights from west yellowstone
04:48:37 <Dave from B™> wow. That's impressive from big city West
04:48:50 <LindaG> Kevin said thatnwas west Yellowstone, camera makes it look lighter
04:49:04 <Dave from B™>'s still dark in Blgs
04:49:17 <Dave from B™> Maureen must have turned her light on
04:49:30 <LindaG> I always thought that light was odd considering the distance
04:49:30 <Joe> when the cloud cover is just right it looks like a big city
04:50:04 <Mike J> A reminder for those of us from the big city what a dark sky really look likes
04:50:25 <Joe> makes it easy to spot Grand and other geysers
04:50:28 <Dave from B™> As the crow flies, it is probably only about 16-20 miles to west
04:51:21 <LindaG> You would think some mountains would get in the way
04:52:18 <Joe> grand, daisy and riverside were well defined by those lights this morning
04:53:10 <Mike J> Is that Castle over there? Or are my bleery morning eyes seeing things
04:53:24 <LindaG> Just thinking same thing
04:53:36 <Dave from B™> It is overdue
04:53:40 <Joe> yes castel is getting ready
04:54:01 <Joe> Castle*
04:54:02 <Mike J> Working on three sips of coffee. No promises about anything I type
04:56:35 <Joe> Castle
04:57:03 <Joe> there it is
04:59:23 <Mike J> The West Yellowstone lights seem brighter. Are you sure the earth didn't change spin direction?
05:00:33 <Joe> cloud cover is thick
05:00:39 <LindaG> For the longest time I thought the sun would come up there
05:01:06 <LindaG> Hehe but it never did
05:01:14 <Joe> For some the sun rises in West :)
05:02:13 <LindaG> ☀️
05:13:53 <LindaG> OF
05:15:21 <LindaG> Am i only one with no times on chat?
05:15:36 <STS> I have times
05:15:55 <LindaG> Hmmmm reboot time
05:15:59 <Mike J> Got 'em here
05:17:03 <Joe> Linda click on the clock next to the speaker on the lower left
05:18:52 <ynpvisitor83> I'll get that happens again.. just rebooted and they came back.
05:19:49 <LindaG1> Yikes cant type, must of accidentally hit clock
05:20:41 <Dave from B™> Linda, the clock in this room is not a snooze button
05:21:06 <LindaG1> 😁
05:23:32 <STS> How were the viewing conditions overnight? Anyone a night owl? :D
05:24:20 <Joe> they were not very good
05:25:22 <Joe> they improved about 6am
05:26:38 <Joe> I lost the stream a few times last night
05:27:18 <STS> They weren't very good before I logged off for night around 8:00 pm
05:27:50 <Joe> I need someone smart to write a script for me that starts things back up automaticaly
05:28:36 <STS> Was the live stream interrupted?
05:29:09 <Dave from B™> Do you need Eric's number?:)
05:30:01 <Joe> It may have been my isp but I can tell more if the overnight has interuptions in it
05:30:25 <LindaG1> When I went in around 9 or 10 it said the chat was offline
05:30:42 <Joe> I hate to bother Eric, he does so much for us allready
05:31:30 <Dave from B™> Yes, he sure does.
05:33:51 <Joe> I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to "programming"
05:34:28 <Joe> actually no idea about much at all :)
05:35:24 <Dave from B™> haha...that is not true
05:39:41 <Mike J> Is it bad to be sitting in early January, already jonesing for a trip to the park?
05:40:36 <Dave from B™> jonesing?
05:40:51 <Dave from B™> Is that another 3 sip coffee term?:)
05:42:37 <Mike J> to jones - to crave. I believe its use is rooted in the 60's/70's drug culture. (Not that I'd know anything about that.)
05:46:38 <Dave from B™> It's never too early to plan, Mike!
05:47:06 <Dave from B™> We need to start a tradition with a chat room weekend in YNP every summer
05:49:10 <Mike J> Unfortunately, Dave, because of various travels, my planning has to be a lot more spur of the moment (maybe one month's notice)
05:49:20 <Mike J> The main reason I've never been able to stay at the lodge.
05:50:29 <CraigC> morning, folks
05:50:49 <CraigC> ughhh, landed the gray color
05:50:54 <Dave from B™> Mike, you need to talk to Eric. He can help with 30 day travel requirements
05:51:19 <Dave from B™> Morning Craig...not feeling gray today?
05:51:21 <Mike J> Thanks Dave. I'll have to remember that.
05:51:48 <CraigC> hey Dave... feel gray, and now invisible LOL
05:52:03 <Dave from B™> I see you, Craig
05:52:06 <Mike J> Kind of feels like the ghost of CraigC
05:52:09 <Dave from B™> It is only in your mind
05:52:55 <CraigC> has anyone verified anything on whether Giant has erupted since the last one we saw on here?
05:53:40 <ynpvisitor3> Nope and not likely to find out until after government shutdown
05:53:51 <CraigC> dang
05:54:06 <ynpvisitor3> I believe there is a data logger on it?
05:54:08 <Dave from B™> We almost made it to 0800 before the big S word was mentioned
05:54:30 <STS> Hopefully it'll go during the day sooner rather than lately
05:54:44 <STS> later*
06:09:40 <Joe> NG
06:10:09 <Joe> maybe just a boil
06:25:45 <Dave from B™> I sure hope SB shortens its interval 12-24 hours this time around
06:26:00 <Dave from B™> That still puts us 4 days away
06:27:12 <Dave from B™> I don't want to jink it, but this has been a REMARKABLE consistent stretch for a monster geyser in the last 4.5 months. It's been fun to watch the journey
06:30:55 <Joe> I'm glad it blessed us with it's presence, now if echinus uould get regular again, I'd like to see it again before I can not
06:31:27 <Dave from B™> I would love to sit in the benches one more time as well
06:35:32 <ynpvisitor3> If previous active years are an analog then things might be relatively stable for at least another year
06:37:50 <Dave from B™> I won't be able to concentrate on any other geyser until I see it
06:38:16 <ynpvisitor3> Hard to tell if the large intervals separating eruptions over the winter are just due to a lack of observations or are true disturbance induced varience
06:39:25 <CraigC> one day longer isn't really that much longer, is it?
06:39:59 <CraigC> or do you mean the geysers not being witnessed and reported?
06:40:06 <Dave from B™> Yeah, I think a disturbance would show more variance like what happened last summer
06:41:44 <ynpvisitor3> Sorry I meant in the winters in the 1960's
06:41:49 <Dave from B™> Actually, a drastic shortening of SB would concern me. That is what happened prior to last summer's disturbance
06:42:33 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
06:47:18 <STS> Ooooh, static is pretty
07:04:37 <Eric> Good Morning
07:04:45 <Ryan> Mornin'
07:04:47 <Eric> any signs of life from BH this morning?
07:04:59 <CraigC> hey Eric, how's it going?
07:05:07 <Joe> Hello Eric, not yet
07:05:24 <Eric> Hi Ryan, Craig and Joe :-D
07:05:39 <STS> GOSA has the video from last night. There was an OF eruption at 22:59 - I entered it into GT
07:05:51 <Eric> I am partially vertical Craig :-P Working on waking up still.
07:06:00 <Eric> Thanks STS
07:06:13 <STS> :thumbsup:
07:06:57 <Eric> Was it foggy early this morning or have we had clear skys so far?
07:07:13 <STS> It's been beautiful!
07:07:25 <Eric> awesome, so we probably haven't missed BH today
07:07:27 <Dave from B™> Viewed cleared up around 0600
07:07:35 <Joe> things cleared at 0600
07:07:56 <STS> That's when I logged in this morning.
07:08:05 <Eric> ahhh, so it's possible it could have slipped in around 16h mark
07:08:15 <Joe> sorry Dave, slow typer
07:08:34 <Dave from B™> No problem. I should have let you answer that one; I stole your answer
07:08:42 <Eric> We are at 19h21m right now for Bee
07:08:52 <ynpvisitor44> hopefully we see some splashing out of it
07:08:54 <STS> It's had a few intervals close to 24 hours lately. Could be like that today.
07:09:07 <Eric> That is what I hope for STS :-D
07:09:07 <ynpvisitor44> it looks dead right now
07:09:16 <Joe> you never know if I'm awake, Dave :)
07:09:57 <STS> I'd be willing to bet a day eruption today
07:12:00 <Joe> Except for the camera stream interuptions, we would have seen Bee if it erupted last night
07:13:40 <Joe> I doubt it erupted during the interruptions
07:13:47 <Eric> Cool...I look forward to a beautiful bee. But I will probably be in a meeting :-(
07:15:07 <ynpvisitor3>
07:15:24 <ynpvisitor3> teamboat Eruptions 1963-01-01 to 1967-01-01
07:15:33 <ynpvisitor3> Steamboat Eruptions 1963-01-01 to 1967-01-01
07:15:47 <Kevin L™🌵> Meetings cause cancer.
07:16:14 <STS> The only interruptions were from 22:27 - 22:28 & 23:25 - 23:26
07:16:23 <Dave from B™> How does someone who's retired have meetings?
07:16:24 <Joe> and many other things
07:16:29 <STS> As least that's what I see on GOSA
07:16:46 <Kevin L™🌵> That is one reason I AM retired Dave.
07:17:02 <CraigC> GeyserGazers Anonymous.....
07:17:03 <Joe> Daisy
07:17:09 <Eric> He was talking about my meetings Dave
07:17:09 <STS> I doubt Bee went last night.
07:17:19 <Eric> GGA :-D
07:17:46 <Dave from B™> hahaha
07:17:56 <Dave from B™> Thanks for the chart 3
07:18:00 <CraigC> Hi, my name is Craig, and I am a Geyser Gazer. (HI Craig) It has been 4 months since my last geyser gaze.
07:18:37 <Dave from B™> Hi, Craig. Welcome
07:18:38 <CraigC> (here Craig, have a raspberry fritter)
07:19:21 <Dave from B™> Here's your 4 month pin
07:19:32 <Ryan> Daisy
07:19:32 <ynpvisitor3> Dave from B™, Here's to hoping those years are a good analog and you get a chance
07:19:44 <STS> Oh, a raspberry fritter sounds so good
07:20:12 <CraigC> don't I know... started a stupid No Sugar January.... WTH
07:21:29 <Kevin L™🌵> You can get some pretty good stuff sugar free (but not carb free) if you look.
07:21:30 <STS> Bless you. Though I know the struggle. I did a no sugar, no fat diet last summer.
07:21:49 <CraigC> Eric, did you see that article I shared this morning on FB? I have been trying to tone down on political stuff, but that was a great read.
07:22:15 <Dave from B™> 3, I know I complain but I really have enjoyed my sits at SB. Especially the last time when we had an omg and every stood and we thought it was imminent
07:22:46 <CraigC> hi Art
07:22:51 <Kevin L™🌵> Bet that gas station at Livingston wasn't fun though.
07:22:52 <Eric> I have not been on FB yet Craig
07:22:56 <Art> Morning, sorry forgot to change from a random number
07:23:14 <CraigC> GGs are good complany, if it weren;t for hail and windy rain, we would have stayed for hours longer last May
07:23:17 <Eric> Your Fired!
07:23:24 <Eric> You're Fired!
07:23:37 <Eric> Too Soon?
07:24:15 <Eric> Craig, where you at SB on 5/26 - 5/27?
07:24:38 <CraigC> the one before, too lazy to go see my photo timestamps LOL
07:24:46 <Dave from B™> Kevin, my phone was going off down Paradise Valley. I figured what had happened
07:25:14 <Eric> ahhh, I remember you or someone else talking about that sit :-( Sounded like a really bad one
07:25:57 <CraigC> Tara was there, and the hippie guy, forgot his name, really cool to chat with, and a guy from Rexburg or near there
07:26:23 <CraigC> and Bill from the bookstore
07:26:41 <STS> Someday it'd be cool to meet all of you!
07:27:16 <Dave from B™> I'm guessing Tom C
07:27:23 <CraigC> I've run into Tara and Rocco and the hippie guy on a few different trips
07:27:35 <CraigC> Tom seems right
07:27:50 <CraigC> looks like a gold miner? LOL
07:28:04 <Dave from B™> He lives in West. He saw 9 starts this year, I believe
07:28:15 <Art> Please tell me "The Hippie Guy" = Tom C. ;)
07:28:43 <Eric> I think it does Art :-D
07:28:48 <Art> Tom is one of the funniest folks I've run into, if you get his sense of humor
07:29:07 <Eric> Yep, I like him a lot...wealth of knowledge too
07:29:19 <Dave from B™> He does have a good sense of humor
07:29:22 <CraigC> another one I forgot the name is a guy that rides an old Schwinn Sting Ray in the UGB, met him at a Fountain eruption, then over at UGB, really nice guy
07:29:30 <Dave from B™> Did he crack out his Magic 8-Ball?
07:30:12 <Dave from B™> Craig, do you know anything else about your bike rider?
07:30:22 <CraigC> Rocco and Stevo were also at that Fountain eruption
07:30:40 <CraigC> the Sting Ray rider looks hippie-ish, also
07:31:29 <Dave from B™> I'm not sure who that is
07:31:47 <Dave from B™> It could be me:D:D
07:31:52 <CraigC> LOL
07:32:11 <Dave from B™> The face that can't grow facial area if I tried
07:32:18 <CraigC> I'm easy to pick out, old, fat, long gray hair, usually wearing tie-dye
07:32:37 <Dave from B™> So, your FB profile pic is accurate then?:)
07:32:44 <CraigC> yup
07:33:11 <Dave from B™> If you see a guy with a tilley hat and blue gore tex rain jacket, that is me
07:33:21 <CraigC> tilley hat?
07:33:43 <CraigC> ohhhhhh, just googled it, awesome
07:34:07 <CraigC> I have one kinda like that to wear one of these time so I fit in a little more up there :)
07:34:29 <Mike J> have fun everyone. Gotta go.
07:34:55 <Dave from B™> It's a little weather worn
07:35:29 <Kevin L™🌵> So is the owner.
07:35:51 <CraigC> I think this is mine, I haven't ever worn it:**LP%20-%20Shop%20-%20Fedoras&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuJyp2pDh3wIVj9lkCh0ZEwY-EAQYCCABEgJumfD_BwE
07:36:01 <CraigC> Kevin, LOL
07:38:15 <Dave from B™> haha Kevin
07:38:42 <Dave from B™> funny thing is....Gazing is the ONLY time I wear a hat
07:38:57 <CraigC> I wear banadans
07:39:00 <CraigC> ooops
07:39:15 <CraigC> unscarmble that
07:39:22 <CraigC> again
07:40:03 <Art> Dave from B™, Same I have a Tilley as well that I only wear in the park
07:40:35 <Art> It part of my Yellowstone ensemble or as Eric calls it my "Ranger Art" costume ;)
07:40:43 <Dave from B™> That's funny, Art
07:40:55 <Dave from B™> Ranger Art...that is hilarious
07:41:19 <CraigC> lol
07:41:27 <Dave from B™> I have a few items that only see yellowstone. Where else do I need a big yellow flashlight?
07:42:01 <Dave from B™> Craig, back to your earlier do you wear bananas?
07:42:06 <CraigC> only place I really use my Motorolas, even though I should put them to use more
07:42:19 <CraigC> Dave, that is personal
07:42:25 <Dave from B™> hahaha
07:42:46 <Dave from B™> Is that a new bear repellant?
07:42:52 <Eric> Art is a master of disguise!
07:43:05 <Eric> I personally want to look nothing like a ranger!
07:43:12 <CraigC> well, quite the opposite, for getting better photos
07:43:47 <Dave from B™> I'm not sure if Art even remembers but we briefly met when you were talking to Carol and Bill on the SB platform. You had just returned from non gazing activity
07:44:19 <CraigC> Dave, when was your SB visit?
07:45:24 <Joe> better question, when wasn't
07:45:39 <Dave from B™> which one? Yeah, what Joe said
07:45:45 <CraigC> lol
07:46:06 <Dave from B™> June 2,3
07:46:06 <CraigC> how long does it take you to get to Norris from home?
07:46:29 <Dave from B™> 3hrs 15 minutes
07:46:34 <CraigC> nice
07:46:46 <CraigC> 5 to 6 hours for me
07:46:55 <Dave from B™> Also, 2 trips in sept/Oct when Becca was already at school
07:47:09 <Ryan> I felt so bad for you and Becca in June, Dave
07:47:19 <CraigC> we were in the park in Oct, but it wasnt in the SB window
07:47:19 <Ryan> It sure tried hard on the 3rd
07:47:25 <Art> Dave from B™, hmmm... can't remember to be honest...
07:47:52 <Dave from B™> Even though that is only 3 trips (68 hours lounging time), I'm really 0-6 as 3 trips were cancelled due to an eruption anywhere from 30 minutes to 12 hours before leaving
07:48:16 <Dave from B™> It's okay Ryan...minors and talking to gazers is still fun
07:48:41 <Dave from B™> Art, no problem. There will be a next time
07:48:48 <CraigC> maybe we can catch one in May, now that I am retired, I can mobilize quite easily
07:49:07 <Dave from B™> Yep, June 3rd and then my last visit...things looked so good
07:49:36 <CraigC> when does the Norris campground open?
07:49:41 <Jake> hi all, there was a request a few days ago for my artist friend's (who some of you met at Steamboat) website
07:49:56 <CraigC> hey Jake
07:50:00 <Jake> he put up some new stuff. he's working there this winter as well.
07:50:01 <Dave from B™> I know Back Basin doesn't typically open when park opens in mid April. When does SB area normally open?
07:50:43 <Jake> I don't know who he's selling his work too but when I'm scrolling through and one catches my eye, it's already sold!
07:51:20 <Dave from B™> Criag, wepsite lists May 17 as Norris CG opening date...not sure if that is 2018 or 2019
07:52:05 <Dave from B™> My 3 SB lodging nights were at places I've never stayed before
07:52:11 <CraigC> let's hope SB keeps its trend going that long
07:52:36 <Dave from B™> I hope at least 3 of Big 4 stay awake
07:52:40 <CraigC> I've never camped inside the park, but am willing to try it out if it improves my odds
07:53:44 <Dave from B™> You can hear SB from the campground
07:54:24 <CraigC> one of my biggest peeves of the park in recent years is the terrible conditions of the bathrooms
07:54:51 <Eric> Yes, steamboat bathrooms where atrocious!
07:55:14 <Eric> Unless you got there within 30 minutes of cleaning
07:55:17 <Dave from B™> The Norris regular bathroom is terrible
07:55:19 <CraigC> IMO, a large factor is people from other cultures that don't use toilets the way they are intended
07:55:24 <Joe> Well, it has been fun. I have to go prepare for a visit with people that use knives, drills, hammers and saws to replace body parts. I'll be back Friday, if all goes well.
07:55:36 <Eric> They really need a full time maintenance person at Norris during the summer.
07:55:44 <CraigC> Joe, best wishes
07:55:49 <Dave from B™> Craig, did you know some YNP toilets have been modified to match other cultures?
07:55:53 <Eric> Have fun Jake
07:55:58 <Eric> I mean Joe
07:56:09 <CraigC> Dave, yeah, good move to do that
07:56:12 <Eric> Good luck
07:56:28 <Dave from B™> Good luck Joe
07:57:04 <CraigC> if it involves drills an dhammers, must be knee, hip or shoulder?
07:57:09 <Betty> morning all
07:57:25 <Betty> good luck Joe
07:57:26 <Dave from B™> I'm guessing hip
07:57:46 <CraigC> hi Betty
07:58:01 <Betty> hi CraigC
07:58:30 <Eric> Hi Betty
07:58:45 <Dave from B™> Hi Betty
07:58:46 <Eric> Meeting in 15 for BH :-P
07:58:58 <Kevin L™🌵> Hello Betty.
07:59:02 <Dave from B™> BH is afternoon're good, ERic
07:59:13 <Kevin L™🌵> Hey Ryan, haven't seen you for a while.
07:59:54 <KittyM1> Hi all, I'd like to quickly introduce myself. I just found this site a few weeks ago and I am thrilled, it is awesome. I'm Kitty, and I live in Colorado Springs.
08:00:06 <CraigC> meowww
08:00:13 <Dave from B™> Welcome Kitty
08:00:21 <KittyM1> Thanks
08:00:22 <Kevin L™🌵> Hi
08:00:46 <KittyM1> Have actually been watching the Webcam for about 2 years, often doing my own predictions for OF. Then after poking around, I found this site.
08:00:54 <KittyM1> As a newby I probably won't talk much but am already learning a lot!
08:00:57 <CraigC> Kitty, have you ever heard Hotel California....
08:01:07 <KittyM1> :)
08:01:30 <CraigC> once you start spending time here...... you can never leave
08:01:37 <Dave from B™> Something about checking in and never leaving, I presume?:)
08:01:43 <KittyM1> I have a feeling that is totally right
08:01:43 <CraigC> LOL
08:01:49 <KittyM1> LOL
08:02:18 <Dave from B™> At least that's a good song to be stuck in my head. Thanks, Craig
08:02:31 <Dave from B™> Craig, that song has mentioned last summer regarding my SB visits
08:02:35 <CraigC> before I found this page, I had a personal laptop at my office so i could have the webcam on
08:02:35 <Kevin L™🌵> She is the New Kid in Town...
08:02:46 <Dave from B™> oh...good one
08:02:46 <Eric> Welcome KittyM1
08:03:02 <Dave from B™> So, don't be afraid to ask questions
08:03:07 <KittyM1> Well I've already been watching the webcam for over two years so I am pretty sure I'm hooked. Now I get to listen to you all and discover how to tell which of the other geysers is which
08:03:13 <Dave from B™> You might even get a serious answer
08:03:14 <KittyM1> Thanks Dave!
08:03:19 <KittyM1> LOL
08:03:32 <CraigC> Kitty, and you will learn how to dress, also
08:03:36 <Eric> this image helps a lot Kitty:
08:03:41 <Betty> Hi Eric, Dave and Kevin and Ryan. And welcome to the club of crazy gazers, KittyM1
08:03:50 <Eric> It's linked over in the Help section to the right
08:03:52 <Dave from B™> Craig :D:D
08:04:02 <KittyM1> Thanks Betty and everyone else for the welcomes
08:04:27 <Dave from B™> We have people for lots of different time zones in here plus a few from Europe
08:04:35 <Dave from B™> from*
08:05:01 <Eric> We don't get a lot of people from the southern hemisphere, not sure why?
08:05:14 <CraigC> and if you see someone post an eruption and you don't see it, someone can help you with your settings so you aren't 30 seconds behind
08:05:44 <KittyM1> OK
08:06:22 <CraigC> I leave my on lag so when I am not paying attention, and I hear lots of chat notification sounds, I can look and see the start :)
08:06:59 <Dave from B™> Kitty, how often do you get to Yellowstone?
08:07:04 <KittyM1> That's what I've been doing, CraigC
08:07:12 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
08:07:19 <KittyM1> I have been to Yellowstone twice, the last time was this past October
08:07:38 <Eric> What geyser got you hooked?
08:07:41 <Kevin L™🌵> Bet that changes!
08:08:14 <KittyM1> I started with Old Faithful, that got me hooked, but in October, we walked the boardwalk, and I got to see lots of others
08:08:33 <KittyM1> I ran into someone from GOSA on the boardwalk, which is how I realized I wasn't one of only a few watchers LOL!!
08:09:11 <CraigC> October is my fave time for the park, but not so much for geyser gazing, too cold to sit for long times
08:09:36 <KittyM1> We were there on a good day. Went back the next day and it was freezing and snowing.
08:09:52 <CraigC> what days were you there, we there around the 18th I think
08:10:46 <KittyM1> I was there October 8
08:10:58 <KittyM1> that was the nice day. October 9th was the cold day
08:11:11 <ynpvisitor114> A new person, guess I will have to behave. No Dave and Kevin jokes?
08:11:17 <CraigC> ok, I remember a big storm hit before we went
08:11:22 <KittyM1> Please don't for me LOL
08:12:02 <CraigC> do you have Geyser Times on your phone when you go there?
08:12:14 <KittyM1> I didn't then, but I do now
08:12:33 <KittyM1> So I'll have it on my phone when I get back
08:12:40 <CraigC> we had to update it in the morning at our hotel before we went into the park cuz of choppy service
08:12:52 <KittyM1> that's smart
08:13:30 <CraigC> and then I always looked for people in the GG hats for more current info
08:14:36 <KittyM1> Who pans and zooms the cam when the government is not shut down?
08:16:26 <Kevin L™🌵> There are several NPS volunteers who do it. Today would be my day.
08:16:55 <KittyM1> Nice!
08:17:44 <Betty> no sunglasses today Kevin? is it cloudy outside?
08:18:04 <Betty> OF
08:18:07 <Kevin L™🌵> It is a bit chilly and cloudy out there.
08:19:13 <Kevin L™🌵> Only 51° now.
08:19:23 <Dave from B™> Kitty, a couple of other must haves: The book Geysers of Yellowstone 5th edition and subscribe to the 6 times a year Sput publication.
08:19:51 <KittyM1> Thanks!
08:20:03 <CraigC> I don't have the 5th edition, but might buy the digital version
08:20:29 <Kevin L™🌵> Amazon has it on sale now.
08:20:56 <Dave from B™> it is $18 with no shipping in the GOSA Store website
08:21:05 <Dave from B™> free shipping, that is
08:21:33 <STS - phone> I input OF
08:21:43 <CraigC> So if I have android, I need to use Kindle app?
08:22:04 <BSK> I had the 5th edition on my Christmas wishlist. I received it - and I think I'm going to also buy the digital so it will fit in my pocket, too.
08:24:14 <ynpvisitor114> Did they get you signed up for texts?
08:24:20 <Dave from B™> Katie, it is easier just to buy pants with bigger pockets
08:25:12 <BSK> that would be a very big pocket! And I need my bird field guides and flower field guides, and, and, and...
08:25:52 <Dave from B™> That's a backpack!
08:26:31 <Dave from B™> Craig, I'm not familiar with how to get electronic app
08:26:40 <CraigC> BSK, what app do you use for bird guide?
08:26:56 <BSK> But I also need my binoculars and cameras and lenses...
08:29:10 <BSK> Craig, I use a few bird apps. Sibley most. They just came out with a v2. I haven't played with v2 much yet. I also use iBird Pro.
08:29:27 <CraigC> thanks, I check them out
08:30:18 <BSK> And I've been playing around in Merlin. It's not as good as Sibley and iBird, but I added birds for Mexico and Guatemala to it - there aren't standalone apps for those areas on par with Sibley. Merlin is better than nothing.
08:31:20 <CraigC> oh cool, I loaded the kindle app, then searched for the GoY and just bought it for 9.99, that was smooth... thanks, Kevin!!!
08:31:33 <Dave from B™> Never thought of a bird app. What would recommend just for the YNP region?
08:32:32 <BSK> If I were getting one and only one, I'd get Sibley v2.
08:33:13 <CraigC> 19.99 for sibley?
08:33:37 <CraigC> I'm too tight on my pension for that. :(
08:34:08 <BSK> Merlin is free. Not as feature rich, but can't beat the price!
08:34:11 <Dave from B™> I'm hesitating as we speak
08:34:56 <CraigC> just loaded Merlin, thanks
08:35:35 <CraigC> will it adjust my settings on my DSLR for me? :)
08:35:45 <BSK> Merlin has one really cool feature - if you have an ebird account with Cornell, it syncs with your life list.
08:37:12 <BSK> Well, and being able to add "packs" for additional regions - I'm going to Guatemala in April, so I added Guatemal, for example.
08:38:59 <BSK> I'm getting a black screen with white square...??
08:39:25 <Betty> I can´t see a bird
08:40:27 <CraigC> the pack is 431 mb, not sure I want to load that big of a file
08:41:01 <CraigC> 114, links didn't show
08:43:34 <ynpvisitor114> Better?
08:44:04 <CraigC> tweety? LOL
08:44:27 <Dave from B™> hahaha
08:44:33 <BSK> I tought I taw a Tweety Bird
08:45:19 <ynpvisitor114> And this one.
08:45:34 <CraigC> woodstock
08:46:09 <Dave from B™> What about Foghorn Leghorn...Kevin's favorite?
08:46:12 <LindaG1> The big S is getting to people. Lol
08:47:35 <Kevin L™🌵> I say son, I'm cutting but you ain't bleeding....
08:47:42 <Dave from B™> no kidding, Linda. I hope the camera actually can zoom when this thing ends
08:48:40 <LindaG1> 😝 that would be the ultimate insult, camera breaks.
08:49:08 <Kevin L™🌵>
08:49:22 <ynpvisitor114> Well they were easy, how about this one?
08:50:15 <CraigC2> hmmmm
08:50:27 <ynpvisitor114> Never would have thought Kevin had a southern accent.
08:50:51 <Kevin L™🌵> That one needs a shave.
08:51:19 <ynpvisitor114> That duck is a 200 dollar jeopardy question.
08:52:04 <ynpvisitor65> Mandarin Duck
08:52:23 <ynpvisitor114> Maybe under 'in the news'?
08:53:37 <LindaG1> By the way NBC reports that 3 cats in Wyoming have tested for bubonic plague
08:54:07 <LindaG1> *Tested positive
08:54:21 <ynpvisitor114> They should know not to lay with the prairie dogs
08:54:30 <ynpvisitor114> play
08:54:39 <CraigC> or lay
08:54:57 <LindaG1> Prairie dogs have bubonic plague?
08:55:31 <ynpvisitor114> Flee collars could help.
08:56:01 <ynpvisitor114> Some kind of plague. Warning signs at Devils tower and bad lands.
08:56:12 <LindaG1> Huh
08:56:12 <KittyM> Yes they do, Linda, even here in Colorado. It is Bubonic Plague
08:56:39 <ynpvisitor114> Yep, just checked
08:56:51 <LindaG1> I know new Mexico has problems with that
08:58:15 <ynpvisitor114> They do try and treat them. i think more to help out the ferrets then the dogs.
08:59:45 <Eric> prairie dogs are amazing overpopulated in the badlands...they seem to need more predators.
09:00:19 <LindaG1> More coytoes?
09:00:28 <Eric> I am sure that would help
09:00:37 <Dave from B™> We have 2 huge colonies about 2-3 miles from my home
09:00:43 <Kevin L™🌵> How about wolves?
09:00:53 <LindaG1> coyotes? Too kevin
09:01:05 <ynpvisitor114> Not sure they are over populated. Historically there were lots of them.
09:01:08 <LindaG1> That too kevin
09:01:32 <Eric> I met an old lady who swallowed a fly!
09:01:39 <Kevin L™🌵> AK-47?
09:01:58 <Eric> I do believe they do population control hunts of them Kevin
09:02:08 <Eric> Since we don't have real predators
09:02:37 <LindaG1> A shame out east its ticks! Our deer are out if control
09:02:41 <CraigC> they gave approval for them to be killed(shot) down around Cedar City, Utah, if my info was correct
09:02:48 <LindaG1> *of
09:02:57 <ynpvisitor114> The population control for Prairie Dog State park in Montana is contracted out to goodyear.
09:03:16 <Eric> You can hunt and shoot prairie dogs any time in SD -
09:03:41 <Eric> I know the wind cave national park is overrun with them..
09:03:56 <CraigC> we shot them as kids at my friend's ranch/farm, there is no way I could do that now
09:04:15 <Eric> Yep, they are the cutest darn things.
09:04:16 <ynpvisitor114> Can't see well enough?
09:04:34 <CraigC> LOL, no, just bothers me to kill animals
09:04:45 <Eric> :thumbsup:
09:04:51 <LindaG1> I cant even kill a mouse
09:04:57 <Dave from B™> Owls or hawks can help as well
09:05:08 <Eric> That makes sense Dave
09:05:19 <LindaG1> Yes
09:06:03 <LindaG1> Meet cats are my favorite
09:06:04 <Kevin L™🌵> Coyote comes near my chickens it may not live through it.
09:06:14 <LindaG1> *meer
09:06:33 <ynpvisitor114> We have what are called sage rats, like a mini dog. Places where they allow shooting have more of them. Turns out they recycle the protein, and just make more of the things.
09:06:46 <STS> Meet (meat) cats would be interesting. :)
09:06:48 <CraigC> interesting
09:07:02 <ynpvisitor114> The only good use for a cat
09:07:29 <LindaG1> Oh no. Meer cats
09:07:46 <STS> Ope, didn't see your correction!
09:07:54 <Kevin L™🌵> What is really bad here are the desert chipmunks. They crawl into you car and chew the wires. A friend had over $3000 damage done to his car by them.
09:07:55 <LindaG1> Lol
09:08:18 <LindaG1> The mice hear do that in the garages.
09:08:31 <ynpvisitor114> It is the green insulation.
09:08:32 <LindaG1> *here
09:08:56 <ynpvisitor114> Never saw people opening hoods in camp grounds 20 years ago. Now everyone does it.
09:09:50 <LindaG1> They have a tendency to back the intake values with seeds here
09:09:50 <ynpvisitor114> Their wee is also hard on connections.
09:10:29 <ynpvisitor114> Pack rats are the worse.
09:10:45 <Kevin L™🌵> We have also had some fatalities due to a virus some mice carry here.
09:11:03 <LindaG1> Hanta virus?
09:11:10 <Kevin L™🌵> That is the one.
09:11:12 <ynpvisitor114> Nasty stuff that hanta virus.
09:11:25 <LindaG1> Yeah you dont want to contract that
09:11:41 <ynpvisitor114> GOing to put dust buster out of business
09:11:49 <Kevin L™🌵> We never had rat problems here until they opened the new water tunnel. Now they are starting to show up.
09:12:53 <LindaG1> That takes us back to the cats, more cats
09:13:44 <LindaG1> What else eats rats, I guess hawks
09:13:46 <ynpvisitor114> Rats have no respect for the law.
09:15:09 <LindaG1> I miss John Wayne
09:15:24 <Kevin L™🌵> He was great.
09:15:50 <LindaG1> A simpler time it seems
09:16:04 <CraigC> The Duke!!!!
09:16:58 <Eric> Cats kill a lot of the wild bird population too :-(
09:17:01 <ynpvisitor114> Kevin, you should stick around for the flight simulator chat after the rat part.
09:17:50 <ynpvisitor114> I do not mind cats. I think anyone should be able to have a dozen in their HOUSE.
09:18:33 <LindaG1> Unfortunately they do kill the birds. So what else kills rats? Coyotes, hawks?
09:18:55 <ynpvisitor114> My dog loves them when they cross the line and bother her birds or try and poop in my gardens.
09:19:02 <ynpvisitor114> Snakes kill rats.
09:19:13 <LindaG1> Bingo
09:19:27 <ynpvisitor114> Traps work well.
09:20:04 <ynpvisitor114> The local cardiologist has stuff that will take them out.
09:20:07 <Eric> My cat kills lots of rats, moles and birds.
09:20:16 <Eric> They seem to end up in our house.
09:20:45 <LindaG1> I had a mole in my house last year. Couldn't believe it.
09:21:39 <ynpvisitor114> I am lucky, don't have moles. Pocket gophers take the place. And voles.
09:22:01 <ynpvisitor114> ?
09:22:07 <BSK> moles ha ha
09:22:11 <CraigC> LOL
09:22:38 <ynpvisitor114> Must be the slow connection
09:22:42 <Dave from B™> haha Craig
09:23:07 <Dave from B™> FYI, Giantess is due between 1545 and 1730 today
09:23:21 <Eric> Dentist appt Dave?
09:23:29 <Dave from B™> Yep
09:23:44 <Eric> We will txt you
09:24:35 <CraigC> would it show in the current direction of the cam?
09:24:47 <Kevin L™🌵> Yes
09:25:01 <ynpvisitor114> Best thing for yard critters.
09:25:22 <ynpvisitor114> Just need to leave it out in the yard for a while to wash off the scent.
09:25:54 <LindaG1> Oh, I trap them and transport to a more wild area
09:26:40 <ynpvisitor114> Try that with a skunk
09:26:56 <LindaG1> 🌝
09:28:04 <Kevin L™🌵>
09:28:07 <ynpvisitor114> I believe in natural selection. Eliminate the ones that bother me, and let the others live to maintain the population.
09:29:01 <Kevin L™🌵> Does that include small children?
09:30:18 <ynpvisitor114> The best mole control is to take a old lawn mower, attach a flexible copper supply line like used on hot water heaters, file the tank and let it run pumping the exhaust underground.
09:30:29 <ynpvisitor114> Will keep them away for years.
09:30:44 <LindaG1> Cant believe nothing has erupted all this time
09:31:15 <Kevin L™🌵> My Great Aunt did that with her car. I had forgotten about that.
09:31:37 <Kevin L™🌵> They will all go at once.
09:31:38 <ynpvisitor114> I have not been watching, I am sure LC has done something.
09:32:43 <ynpvisitor114> It is getting Daisy time, Grand time, and Riverside time. Riverside is the hardest to see most days.
09:32:52 <CraigC> Caddyshack....
09:33:31 <ynpvisitor114> If Kevin were a good boy we would see a Aurum series.
09:33:31 <Kevin L™🌵> Now Bill knew how to take care of them!
09:34:04 <ynpvisitor114> I seem to recall he never was successful.
09:34:37 <Betty> Grand
09:34:48 <CraigC> :grand:
09:35:00 <LindaG1> Yay
09:35:14 <Betty> early
09:35:14 <Kevin L™🌵> But he did have a good time.
09:36:08 <LindaG1> Bill or the gopher?
09:36:44 <Kevin L™🌵> I think both.
09:39:37 <ynpvisitor114> This is the modern way.
09:39:57 <LindaG1> Spikes
09:40:34 <ynpvisitor114> Good thing kevin is not driving, we would be watching Aurum, and miss Grand.
09:41:44 <Kevin L™🌵> I want one of those!
09:42:02 <CraigC> wowowow, and only 1500
09:42:03 <Betty> Kevin has the wide view most time. We rather would miss Aurum than Grand :-)
09:42:45 <LindaG1> I was hoping that was a joke
09:44:35 <Betty> 11 min
09:44:48 <Betty> and pause
09:46:01 <Betty> more likely end
09:52:48 <Betty> OF
09:53:14 <Betty> Daisy
09:53:14 <Kevin L™🌵> Fasiy
09:53:46 <Kevin L™🌵> Where is BH?
09:54:00 <ynpvisitor114> From the look of Grand and Daisy, Riverside may be a hard catch today.
09:54:14 <ynpvisitor114> Dentist
09:54:16 <Betty> to the left of OF
09:54:31 <CraigC> lol
09:54:40 <ynpvisitor114> It is the one that looks like Lion
09:56:39 <CraigC> in Oct we had a cool overlap of Castle, BH, OF and Grand. I believe Castle had ended before Grand started, though.
10:18:56 <LindaG1> It looksnateamy by bee
10:19:12 <LindaG1> *Looks steamy
10:19:51 <LindaG1> Or are my eyes playing tricks
10:21:13 <Betty> nothing on static
10:22:35 <LindaG1> So its wishful thinking
10:23:15 <Ryan> it certainly looks warm. like the bubblers are very happy
10:23:44 <Betty> yep
10:23:48 <Dave from B™> Hows that?
10:23:51 <Betty> now!
10:23:56 <Dave from B™> BH 1223 ie
10:23:59 <Dave from B™> ..
10:23:59 <Betty> woooooot
10:24:00 <Dave from B™> ..
10:24:00 <Dave from B™> ..
10:24:01 <Dave from B™> ..
10:24:02 <Dave from B™> ..
10:24:03 <Ryan> oh crap lol
10:24:08 <CraigC> wow
10:24:11 <Ryan> Beehive
10:24:15 <LindaG1> Lol
10:24:16 <Eric> wow
10:24:22 <CraigC> :bee:
10:24:24 <Eric> It did go during my meeting!
10:24:29 <Eric> But I just got done
10:24:30 <Eric> :-D
10:24:33 <ynpvisitor101> Bee
10:25:03 <CraigC> lucky tourist that came out an hour early for OF
10:25:20 <LindaG1> That was weird
10:25:24 <Eric> 22h40m interval
10:25:36 <ynpvisitor82> thanks for quick text
10:25:43 <Betty> yw
10:25:51 <Art> Well I guess "Steamy Bee" was something
10:25:55 <Betty> nice on static
10:25:59 <ynpvisitor82> glad I am on delay
10:26:05 <Betty> still no indy
10:26:08 <LindaG1> I guess, but it didnt show on static
10:26:11 <CraigC> what percentage of BHs go w/o the indicator?
10:26:26 <ynpvisitor82> varies each year
10:26:33 <Ryan> thats a big beehive lol
10:26:41 <Betty> 5-10 % maybe?
10:26:44 <LindaG1> Pretending to zoom
10:26:49 <ynpvisitor82> 2 years ago we had a lot of no indy or late indy Beehives
10:27:03 <Eric> Isn't it pretty rare to have absolutely no bhi?
10:27:24 <Eric> I know late indy happens often enogh
10:27:26 <Eric> enouugh
10:27:26 <Ryan> yeah, even the non-bhi eruptions have the indicator join in eventually
10:27:47 <Eric> indy looks absent
10:27:48 <Betty> LC ie
10:28:12 <Ryan> They can be exceedingly brief and weak though
10:28:18 <Ryan> And lost in steam in the winter
10:29:11 <Eric> Wind was blowing the right direction to see BHI the entire time
10:29:19 <ynpvisitor82> thanks again
10:29:24 <Eric> Maybe zoom would have helped
10:29:46 <Ryan> I think zoom would have helped - I did not see it, but I wouldnt rule it out. There was a lot of steam for the first three minutes or so
10:30:28 <Betty> there was nothing on static of indy
10:30:47 <Betty> during the whole BH eruption
10:31:13 <LindaG1> I looked at static too
10:34:31 <LindaG1> I missed the start was looking at static
10:37:02 <Betty> I once had a short glimpse on an erupting indy that had just started. I called it on chat and wanted to put it in GT. It disappeared after about 30-45 sec, but I was sure it was there. I did not see it anymore, but after a minute or 2 BH suddenly came up. S maybe you did not see things at all, but Indy really happened and you saw it :-)
10:39:27 <LindaG1> 🌝 it's a comfort to know it wasnt my imagination.
10:40:28 <LindaG1> I glad I'm on delay
10:47:13 <Betty> fun to see a person lying on the benches as if it was summer
10:48:03 <Dave from B™> could you imagine if someone tried to take up that much tirf in the summer?
10:48:11 <LindaG1> Wow 36 degrees, probably feels like summer
10:48:41 <Betty> tirf is Davespeak?
10:52:13 <Dave from B™> uggh...turf
10:52:35 <Betty> thx
10:53:04 <ynpvisitor86> Dave's dentist broke BH
10:53:46 <Eric> FYI, I am on the hunt for a new chat to go here.
10:53:55 <Dave from B™> My dentist is only responsible for Giantess
10:54:15 <Dave from B™> I don't understandm, Eric
10:54:36 <ynpvisitor86> Long delay between yesterday's indi and today's bh.
10:54:45 <Eric> I would like people to be able to post better links/images here
10:54:59 <Eric> The current platform is kinda poor at that.
10:55:13 <ynpvisitor86> it works
10:55:22 <Eric> It does...most of the time :-D
10:55:49 <Dave from B™> Sounds like Eric has some free time:)
10:56:04 <Eric> No...It has just been on my todo list for a long time.
10:56:07 <ynpvisitor86> Most important, it woks on all systems, with different browsers, and settings.
10:56:26 <Eric> Yes, a new one would have all the exact same requirements
10:56:56 <Eric> I wouldn't push something on people here unless I believe it is truly a better solution.
10:57:07 <ynpvisitor102> 86, what is your issue here?
10:57:12 <Eric> Which I haven't found yet :-P
10:57:18 <ynpvisitor86> Lots of links posted do not like my system, so do not work
10:57:33 <ynpvisitor102> so you are in favor of a new chat?
10:57:44 <ynpvisitor86> Other the that, this page works fine
10:57:44 <Eric> Yes, links get broken here, which I could probably fix.
10:58:17 <ynpvisitor102> my dings do not work
10:58:19 <Eric> I have a few other things in mind, that a newer chat solution would probably support, but those are further out features.
10:58:27 <ynpvisitor86> Not broken. Just not backwards compatable.
10:58:56 <Eric> well, links are broken here often due to the chat servers failure to handle them properly
10:59:16 <Eric> It attempts to "shorten" them and fails.
11:00:02 <ynpvisitor86> You start accepting images then your archive requirement will explode.
11:00:16 <Dave from B™> You've tweaked our interest: What new things do you have in mind?
11:00:21 <Eric> Also, to any camera operators, if we ever do end up switching cameras, I would like a new panorama of the basin recorded so we can re-label features from the new perspective.
11:00:58 <ynpvisitor86> That will be fun. Everything looks different from the top
11:01:11 <Eric> I am not worried about my archive requirements...I can handle the image archiving.
11:02:06 <ynpvisitor86> By the way, i am using the clean simple page. I do not like all the other fluff. Takes up too much real estate.
11:02:26 <ynpvisitor102> I love the other stuff, find it very useful, not fluff at all
11:02:54 <ynpvisitor86> That is why we have to different options
11:02:58 <Eric> Yep...that is why we have multiple views. To each their own :-D
11:03:26 <Eric> I use the regular when on a computer and the simple chat when in basin
11:03:54 <ynpvisitor86> If images showed up in the chat section, I would either not see them, or not see geysers.
11:03:59 <ynpvisitor102> any thoughts why the sound would not work for me, the dings?
11:04:07 <Eric> I find all that fluff super helpful and actually replicates what many gazers where trying to put on their screens with multiple windows previously.
11:04:24 <ynpvisitor102> I agree Eric.
11:04:33 <ynpvisitor86> I am just a simple person.
11:04:49 <Betty> you disabled it, 102?
11:04:56 <Eric> Check that the little speaker down below the text entry should have 3 red blips after it.
11:04:59 <ynpvisitor102> no, it says it is ON
11:05:04 <Eric> If they are grey, your sound is turned off.
11:05:04 <ynpvisitor102> it does
11:05:05 <Ryan> Both of your views are bad - and you should feel bad. ;)
11:05:08 <ynpvisitor102> I am in Safari
11:05:11 <Betty> my dings don´t work on my iPad
11:05:16 <Eric> hmmm, beyond that I am not sure
11:05:22 <Eric> Interesting
11:05:55 <ynpvisitor102> I learned taking my cursor out of the messaging box, made a difference, yet now even that does not work
11:06:02 <Betty> iPad and iPhone are safari, no sound for me on both
11:06:12 <ynpvisitor86> I am guessing you get audio on other web pages?
11:06:16 <ynpvisitor102> I have gotten used to it, yet kind of miss the dings
11:06:26 <ynpvisitor102> yes 86
11:06:27 <Dave from B™> I luv the fluff
11:06:43 <Eric> Maybe this will help with the ipad sounds?
11:06:46 <ynpvisitor86> Curser in box does stop dings for me also.
11:06:53 <ynpvisitor102> I love we can arrange the fluff too, to our own likiing
11:06:59 <ynpvisitor102> liking
11:07:23 <ynpvisitor86> The fluff is perfect for me, gone.
11:07:50 <Dave from B™> I NEED my Norris seismo:)
11:07:55 <ynpvisitor102> you sound like Graham 86, and as Eric said, everyone can do what they like
11:07:57 <Eric> Hey, if you have a small screen, I totally just takes away from showing the video bigger :-D
11:08:15 <Dave from B™> yep...n my laptop I go smaller
11:08:17 <ynpvisitor102> you can always jump to full screen video at any time
11:08:24 <Eric> Thats true
11:08:42 <ynpvisitor86> My comment was intended as a vote to keep simple with any change. Not insult fluff lovers.
11:09:07 <Ryan> Anyways - thanks to Eric and the other developers for keeping all options on the table for us.
11:09:18 <Eric> BTW Dave, my feature I would really like to see is be able to grab a snap of the current video image, draw on it and send it to the group or individual.
11:09:26 <Dave from B™> When I'm at work on a Sunday, I go full 32" screen with all the fluff and it is fun
11:10:00 <Eric> Yes, simple will always be there for you 86, along with fluff for others :-D
11:10:17 <ynpvisitor86> Thanks
11:10:32 <Eric> Yep, I have a 32" screen, so the fluff just sits over to the side for me..
11:10:35 <Dave from B™> Eric, so you can point out something to someone instead of saying it is near the 3ed tree on the left about 27% up from the bottom?
11:10:46 <Eric> Exactly!
11:11:04 <ynpvisitor86> I would bet the ding issue is how browsers render the command.
11:11:18 <Eric> draw a circle around a feature and say, look at this. Without having to screencapture, open in drawing program, upload to your hosting company and then share.
11:11:44 <Dave from B™> If I may chime in, I would love to see a link to current Firehole stream flow data
11:11:56 <ynpvisitor86> Grabbing video is a add on that can deal with the source.
11:12:11 <ynpvisitor86> Dave is out of fudge, needs more fluff.
11:12:33 <Eric> at what location dave?
11:12:39 <Eric> in the UGB?
11:12:54 <Eric> I already ping that station to get temperature for the UGB
11:13:03 <Eric> I can add in flow data easily enough
11:13:33 <Eric> or at least depth
11:13:46 <ynpvisitor86> Here you go Fluffy lovers. I bet you can get it by the case.
11:14:49 <LindaG1> Looks like a slumber party out there
11:15:11 <ynpvisitor86> Roads must be rough
11:16:20 <ynpvisitor86> Grand is nice in May, always a place to nap
11:16:48 <Betty> bummer, forgot to look for Riverside :-(
11:17:17 <Dave from B™> Yes, at OF
11:18:06 <CraigC> did anyone else lose static?
11:18:22 <CraigC> scracth that, I resloaded it
11:18:30 <Betty> no, works
11:18:40 <ynpvisitor86> I am loosing Lion
11:18:57 <Eric> ok...I can fix your ding on ipads
11:19:13 <Betty> really?
11:19:17 <Betty> great
11:19:21 <ynpvisitor102> and my laptop?
11:19:23 <ynpvisitor86> Kevin will not be able to watch in church.
11:19:39 <ynpvisitor102> 86, slow day at work?
11:19:43 <Betty> he can have it mute
11:21:15 <Dave from B™> 86 is retired
11:21:42 <ynpvisitor102> I don't think that is correct Dave
11:22:32 <ynpvisitor86> Do firewall setting effect dinging?
11:22:46 <Eric> Are you using firefox on your laptop 102?
11:22:55 <ynpvisitor102> no, just Safari
11:22:55 <Eric> They shouldn't
11:23:32 <Eric> hmmm, actually I am doing the dings in a way that should support safari :-(
11:23:42 <Eric> I will check on my mac this afternoon
11:23:48 <Eric> Gotta grab some lunch
11:23:52 <ynpvisitor102> thanks Eric
11:23:55 <ynpvisitor102> OF
11:25:57 <Jake> "I am doing the dings" -Eric Z someone needs to cross-stitch that and hang it on the wall
11:26:31 <LindaG1> Nice OF
11:40:44 <CraigC> chat followed the tourists leaving OF :)
11:44:31 <Dave from B™> Most are taking their afternoon siesta. I'm redesigning my 2 page weekly fresh price list
11:44:52 <LindaG1> I'm watching g tennis
11:45:10 <LindaG1> Any tennis fans here?
11:45:30 <Eric> ding test
11:46:44 <Eric> ding test 2
11:47:34 <BSK> I had my volume turned off
11:48:13 <Eric> you can control-click the url in safari, select "Settings for This Website", and then change "Auto-Play" to "Allow all Auto-Play"
11:48:23 <Eric> This will enable the ding sounds in safari for this website
11:48:49 <Eric> You can still disable the dings when you need to via the mute control below this text bar
11:50:01 <Dave from B™> Linda, not for a few years....loved Borg/Conner/McEnroe days
11:51:12 <LindaG1> Australian open qualifying on, it starts next week. I'm a huge Rafael Nadal fan. Yea watched Borg and all those great ones.
11:53:38 <Eric> Not sure how you would do the same thing in iOS, but I am sure it's possible.
11:53:47 <Eric> I don't have an iOS device to test
11:54:17 <KittyM1> I'm a tennis fan, Linda
11:54:47 <LindaG1> Who do you like?
11:55:00 <KittyM1> Everyone that's good LOL
11:55:12 <KittyM1> Roger F, of course
11:56:25 <LindaG1> I wonder if hes playing the Australian open
11:58:25 <KittyM1> I did a google search, it appears he will be playing
11:59:13 <LindaG1> You Google faster than me. That's good. We need a Federer Nadal final.
11:59:41 <KittyM1> that would be great!
12:00:16 <LindaG1> Murray is returning I think
12:00:47 <KittyM1> that would be great!
12:01:17 <Betty> how do I control-click the url in safari on the iPad?
12:01:49 <Eric> I don't will probably have to look it up on google
12:02:01 <Betty> thx
12:02:03 <Eric> how to enable auto play in safari
12:13:33 <BSK> Eric, can a user change the size of the boxes on the right? I'd like to make my Predictions box the same size as my weather box (or thereabouts - I want to shrink it, in any case)
12:15:45 <Betty> I cannot find it :-(
12:16:21 <BSK> Betsy, try this:
12:17:31 <Eric> BSK, you can drag the boxes so 2 similar sized boxes are next to each other. Like I put predictions and geysertimes boxes next to each other.
12:18:12 <Betty> hey, cool, thanks
12:19:33 <BSK> That's what I've been doing, Eric. And that works fine, but I I could customize box sizes, I could fit static at 2x at top, then left have predictions and times and to the right of them, quake map, and thus have my "most watched" all in view at the same time on my size monitor. So just checking to see if I was missing something.
12:30:48 <Betty> I think I´m too stupid for the iPad. I can´t see the settings for safari on the pad not to mentionsee the settings for the website
12:31:47 <Kevin L™🌵> Apple developer logic: "We know how it works so you should too!"
12:32:06 <Betty> lol
12:32:46 <Betty> did you have success?
12:33:20 <Kevin L™🌵> No.
12:34:07 <Kevin L™🌵> Tey make them so expensive you don't want to throw them across the room in frustration.
12:34:26 <Betty> so true
12:35:26 <Betty> Daisy
12:36:02 <Kevin L™🌵> Wow. A geyser!
12:36:24 <Betty> yeah
12:40:26 <Betty> enjoy Aurum and have a great evening. night all
12:42:04 <Dave from B™> Nite Betty
12:43:31 <Kevin L™🌵> Good Knight
12:46:02 <Emily> hi
12:46:13 <Kevin L™🌵> Hi
12:52:41 <Ryan> Big Anemone
12:52:51 <Ryan> that was a sizeable eruption
12:54:23 <Kevin L™🌵> Somehow sizable and Anemone don't sound like they go together?
13:00:15 <Eric> OF
13:08:47 <Eric> iOS might not be doable for sounds...apparently the W3C is concerned that the data used for loading that sound MUST be triggered by the user. There might be some workaround on my side, but I don't have any iDevices to test with so probably won't happen any time soon :-(
13:09:11 <Eric> Lion
13:09:17 <Eric> is doing something
13:09:23 <Eric> erupting?
13:09:46 <Dave from B™> yes
13:09:48 <Kevin L™🌵> Probably initial slow start.
13:10:04 <Eric> Yep....chug chug
13:11:43 <Dave from B™> really; it makes a beer sound?:D
13:12:40 <Kevin L™🌵> I thought that was a train sound.
13:18:58 <Dave from B™> 3 hours and cutting and pasting in Excel has done me in. Time to do a couple errands before heading to the Giantess inducer. Have a great evening everyone!
13:19:04 <Dave from B™> of*
13:19:45 <Kevin L™🌵> Good Knight Dave.
13:20:46 <STS> I input OF from 14:59. Did any notice if it was a long or short?
13:24:34 <Kevin L™🌵> I didn't pay much attention to it.
13:25:13 <STS> Thanks. I'll just leave it be, not really that important
13:25:37 <LindaG1> Ok im back escaping the real world, getting to crazy for me. Can I hide here?
13:26:41 <STS> That's what I do Linda
13:26:57 <LindaG1> 😊
13:33:13 <GO FUND ME (19)> hello :(
13:33:22 <LindaG1> Hi
13:33:56 <LindaG1> You might have to increase a decimal place on your counter
13:34:26 <GO FUND ME (19)> i hope not
13:34:28 <LindaG1> To three digits
13:34:35 <LindaG1> Me too
13:35:00 <LindaG1> We had a nice bee
13:35:22 <GO FUND ME (19)> looks like a lot of people won't get paid Friday, my guess is its too late to get it paid even if they pass bills tonight
13:35:37 <GO FUND ME (19)> hope it gets the no indi out of the way before I go
13:35:50 <STS> I saw a report it may last through the month
13:36:07 <STS> I hope that was false
13:36:19 <GO FUND ME (19)> i dont think anyone knows
13:36:33 <LindaG1> Not even the ones that should
13:37:04 <STS> It's historic, that's for sure :(
13:37:37 <GO FUND ME (19)> warm at OF, not good for the snow
13:47:53 <LindaG1> Aurum?
13:49:58 <ynpvisitor91> Wrong site 45
13:50:09 <LindaG1> Not sure
13:50:53 <STS> Some cool clouds on static. Kind of looks like lenticular to the right
13:53:31 <Eric> What's up with the "Built it" nickname?
13:55:54 <Built it> Whats up with Go FUND ME? They sick and need help?
13:56:16 <Eric> ok
13:56:16 <Built it> LC looks warm
13:56:28 <GO FUND ME (19)> i want the NPS funded so we can go back to work
13:57:29 <Eric> That works!
13:58:12 <Eric> Next time it's a ban
14:04:30 <GO FUND ME (19)> note to self ... dont piss Eric off
14:04:32 <Built it> I want bathrooms by Castle
14:05:19 <Eric> Whatever, change your name or go away. Last chance.
14:05:27 <Built it> By
14:05:31 <Eric> Tired of political garbage here.
14:05:33 <Built it> Dont like myu name
14:05:41 <Built it> It is not political
14:05:57 <Eric> I am not going to argue with you.
14:05:59 <Built it> I want them to build bathrooms by Castle
14:06:19 <GO FUND ME (19)> good luck with that :)
14:06:45 <GO FUND ME (19)> its taking long enough to move the one at F&M
14:06:45 <Built them> Keep people from usig the trees
14:07:36 <Built them> The pits by Riverside are in a good location
14:08:17 <GO FUND ME (19)> i dont think they have moved there yet, have they?
14:08:44 <GO FUND ME (19)> are they putting in one or two, i forget
14:08:49 <Eric> No, I believe they just redid the riverside loop in old tires.
14:09:07 <Eric> one building, not sure if it's double sided or not
14:09:19 <Eric> Someone here posted the plans
14:09:41 <GO FUND ME (19)> i saw the location, will take another year i expect
14:10:50 <Built them> We also need a campground at OF
14:11:10 <GO FUND ME (19)> you can winter camp there
14:12:09 <GO FUND ME (19)> you have more chance of Castle bathroom than a campground, they wont let any new campground be opened in the whole park i think, certainly not at OF
14:12:46 <Eric> You can winter camp at OF?
14:12:59 <Built them> Sure would cut down on traffic
14:13:27 <GO FUND ME (19)> i believe so Eric, i think its in the big parking lot area. considered backcountry camping so you need a permit. that was true some years ao. i have not checked tho
14:14:11 <Eric> Interesting...that would be a much cheaper way to stay there :-D
14:14:25 <GO FUND ME (19)> yeah and way colder
14:14:41 <Kevin L™🌵> Parking lot was a campground.
14:14:42 <GO FUND ME (19)> i will stick with a cabin
14:14:44 <Eric> Take in a nice winter base camp tent with propane tanks for heating.
14:15:10 <Eric> Not sure how you would get it all in there though?
14:15:11 <GO FUND ME (19)> nit sure if thats allowed Eric
14:15:37 <GO FUND ME (19)> hire your own snowcoach ... but then you might as well rent the cabin instead
14:15:47 <Jake> I have "backcountry" camped at OF before almost 20 years ago now
14:15:54 <GO FUND ME (19)> SL cabons have good heating
14:16:08 <GO FUND ME (19)> in winter?
14:16:23 <Jake> yes, in winter. had to get a backcountry permit. camped by the bathrooms at the back of the big OF parking lots
14:16:44 <Jake> kept food inside the bathroom so the coyotes wouldn't get it
14:16:55 <GO FUND ME (19)> i am guessing thats not on your list of options any more
14:17:04 <Jake> it was also cold although we lucked out as it never went below -10F
14:17:42 <Eric> Nice
14:18:16 <Eric> You aren't that old Jake! Was that with your parents?
14:18:35 <Built them> See, you could sleep by the bathrooms at Castle and keep an eye on Grand
14:18:43 <Jake> I am that old. I was in college
14:18:46 <GO FUND ME (19)> he's older than he acts :)
14:19:07 <Eric> Holy guacamole! I thought you were in your bad!
14:19:26 <Built them> His second 20's
14:19:29 <Jake> I am in my late, late, late 20's
14:19:31 <Eric> You are very young looking for your age...well done!
14:19:48 <GO FUND ME (19)> hes 29 again
14:20:09 <Eric> Really cool lighting on washburn north
14:20:31 <GO FUND ME (19)> i think you are confusing Jake and I Eric
14:20:49 <Eric> hahahahahaha
14:21:15 <Eric> You are very young looking too Graham :-D
14:21:36 <GO FUND ME (19)> hahahahah
14:22:06 <Jake> he's (19)
14:22:08 <GO FUND ME (19)> i wonder what the geyser highlight was 20 years ago ... 1999?
14:22:20 <GO FUND ME (19)> and aging rapidly
14:22:37 <Built them> They were all going to stop working the next year because of old software.
14:23:08 <Eric> Lion
14:23:22 <GO FUND ME (19)> 0 Steamboats (1 in 2000)
14:23:26 <Jake> I didn't know hardly anything about geysers then
14:23:49 <Eric> Guess nobody logged that lion ini earlier :-| woops
14:24:17 <Jake> I remember meeting LS sitting on the bench at Plume. she was waiting for 1 more Plume to see if it could "prime the pump" for a Beehive eruption
14:24:29 <GO FUND ME (19)> back then i had one trip per week for 2 weeks
14:24:31 <Jake> I'm not sure I had ever seen Beehive before that
14:24:58 <Kevin L™🌵> That must be a good trick Graham.
14:25:00 <Jake> oh, and Beehive didn't erupt
14:25:14 <Jake> I probably never saw Beehive until the following summer
14:25:14 <Eric> Bummer :-(
14:25:20 <GO FUND ME (19)> oh yeah .. one trip per year
14:25:56 <Eric> Then why in the world were you winter camping at OF?
14:26:04 <Kevin L™🌵> I remember cabins at less than $50 for a week.
14:26:16 <Eric> Wow...that would have been awesome :-D
14:26:26 <Built them> 50 bucks is a lot of cash for a college kid
14:26:29 <Eric> Of course you could be a new car for $75 :-P
14:26:30 <Jake> I have a photograph of the sunset over the Firehole River from that trip that looks fake. The colors were unreal
14:26:45 <Eric> buy a new car
14:27:37 <Eric> Giantess should go soon, Dave is brushing his teeth or something
14:27:37 <Jake> just a Yellowstone junkie I guess. Wanted to go to OF but couldn't afford a cabin, already had a tent
14:28:31 <Kevin L™🌵> That would be $189 a week in inflation adjusted dollars.
14:28:32 <GO FUND ME (19)> 5 Giantess eruptions in 1999
14:28:36 <Built them> 99 that was about when they were talking about tossing out the snow mobiles.
14:28:47 <Eric> Well, glad you picked up have contributed soooo much to the community!
14:29:35 <STS - phone> The Whitewater cam always looks so good
14:29:50 <STS - phone> Would love to have a river running outside my back door
14:29:53 <Eric> Yes, they are doing some kind of high contrast filtering on that cam
14:29:54 <Jake> I did ski up on Artemisia ie on that trip
14:30:13 <Eric> Nice! That would be a cool surprise
14:30:37 <Eric> Could you hear/feel the thumps better?
14:30:43 <Jake> it was a huge noisy steam wad
14:30:54 <Jake> I didn't know how special it was at the time
14:31:18 <Eric> Yep, I bet you are among a handful of people alive who have seen that!
14:31:24 <Jake> it was already ie so no thumps probably but even so I wouldn't have known to listen for them
14:32:06 <Jake> it was part of a trip out to Fairy Falls which gets skied fairly often so there's probably dozens of people that have seen it in winter. DOZENS!
14:32:10 <Eric> Have you ever even gone up to arty in the winter graham?
14:32:23 <Kevin L™🌵> Thumps go on well into the eruption. You just can't get to where you can feel them now.
14:32:29 <Eric> ohhh, that would be a cool trek to fairy falls from the lodge
14:32:47 <STS - phone> Not complaining about the filter
14:33:02 <Eric> No, it's pretty cool STS
14:33:23 <LindaG1> Looks cool out there with sun shining on OF
14:33:29 <Eric> I also think it's a better quality cam then the park service uses.
14:33:51 <Jake> heading home. talk to you all later
14:34:00 <Eric> Night Jake
14:34:18 <LindaG1> Be safe
14:34:44 <Kevin L™🌵>
14:35:33 <ynpvisitor83> My dang phone always refreshes so I lose my name :(
14:35:54 <ynpvisitor102> tragic
14:36:51 <ynpvisitor83> The problems I face...
14:37:33 <LindaG1> Kevin L™🌵, on static can you actually see the water when aurum erupts or just a lot of steam?
14:37:35 <Eric> Weird, the name should stick with you between refreshes
14:38:03 <Kevin L™🌵> Depending on wind direction you can see water.
14:38:05 <ynpvisitor83> Eh, my iPhone likes to do weird things
14:41:21 <LindaG1> Kevin L™🌵, What about this?
14:42:11 <ynpvisitor83> OF
14:42:38 <ynpvisitor102> more Safari issues Eric
14:43:21 <ynpvisitor102> so nice for the few folks there, that it is still above freezing
14:44:07 <Kevin L™🌵> Steam is in the right place Linda but hard to tell.
14:44:20 <ynpvisitor83> It’s colder in South Dakota than it is there
14:44:42 <LindaG1> Ok thx for looking
14:45:52 <Eric> Yes, microsoft is making the right move to dump IE/Edge and just use chrome. Apple should do the same and make life easier for everyone on the planet!
14:47:54 <Kevin L™🌵> Edge was just plain unusable.
14:49:32 <ynpvisitor102> Apple, playing well with others?
14:50:16 <ynpvisitor102> Eric, is there a downside to using Chrome instead of Safari on my Mac?
14:50:50 <Eric> Nope...that is my default browser on my mac :-D
14:51:11 <ynpvisitor102> Maybe that is my answer to get the dings back
14:51:31 <Eric> On iOS it doesn't really matter because apple forces chrome to use the safari engine underneath the hood.
14:52:05 <Eric> On safari on your mac, you should be able to enable autoplay via the website settings
14:52:26 <Eric> control-click the url at the top of the page, open settings and then select allow auto-play
14:52:48 <Eric> Unfortunetly, ipad/iphone doesn't allow you to do this.
14:54:26 <GO FUND ME (19)> i have seen artie in winter once, and ATomizer major. i usually go by there once a trip
14:55:51 <GO FUND ME (19)> i have also seen Plume in winter
14:56:06 <ynpvisitor102> I enabled auto play and still no dings, oh well.
14:56:14 <GO FUND ME (19)> Giant and F&M once
14:57:12 <GO FUND ME (19)> i hope Giant is still active ... especially as it erupted just after I left in Jan last year
14:58:47 <LindaG1> Daisy is up next
14:59:23 <GO FUND ME (19)> i left Feb 3 and it had erupted by the 5th
15:00:38 <GO FUND ME (19)> NG to Giant shuttle is a lot of walking, i had better get in shape first
15:01:07 <Eric> I hope it goes for you too Graham!
15:01:24 <GO FUND ME (19)> i hope to see NG :)
15:01:28 <Eric> Yes and the sits down there would be brutal!
15:01:45 <Eric> Bring a tent and camp, nobody would notice :-P
15:01:48 <GO FUND ME (19)> wind is usually behind you there
15:02:02 <Eric> Hang a sign about scientific observations in progress
15:02:14 <GO FUND ME (19)> i am happy to retreat to the cabin and dinner at the SL
15:02:23 <Eric> I am sure
15:02:45 <GO FUND ME (19)> in 2008 i did stay out after dark waiting for Marathon recovery that was LATE
15:02:54 <GO FUND ME (19)> that was usually thought to be good ....
15:03:16 <GO FUND ME (19)> but it was cold and period started and it sounded like it was a big one
15:03:50 <GO FUND ME (19)> but no Giant ... that was after i had seen it early that trip
15:04:03 <Eric> bummer...did you get a big hot period?
15:04:18 <Eric> Lot's of platform activity
15:04:29 <GO FUND ME (19)> after dark it was, you could hear Mastiff surging and see a flood of water ... but not enough
15:04:37 <GO FUND ME (19)> couldnt see much with the steam
15:04:43 <Eric> I :heart: the build up of Giant almost as much as it's eruption :-D
15:05:07 <GO FUND ME (19)> it was much nicer earlier that week, got down there 0700 for Marathon recovery and waited
15:05:19 <Eric> :thumbsup:
15:06:00 <GO FUND ME (19)> eruption was 0932. temp was -15 early so a bit chilly
15:11:02 <GO FUND ME (19)> pics
15:11:53 <ynpvisitor23> daisy
15:13:01 <Eric> Nice...I really like the pictures from a distance with the ski tracks in them
15:13:44 <GO FUND ME (19)> yeah, that was when the fog cleared and it got really nice
15:14:52 <GO FUND ME (19)> the oblong steam cloud was nice
15:15:11 <LindaG1> Grand
15:15:51 <Eric> The cam is so blury right now :-(
15:16:10 <LindaG1> 🙁
15:17:07 <LindaG1> Almost hour early , but I think it was earlier today too
15:22:30 <LindaG1> 7 min
15:24:23 <LindaG1> 9 mi
15:26:15 <LindaG1> 11 min
15:26:59 <LindaG1> Hard to tell now
15:27:09 <Eric> Nice short interval
15:27:51 <Eric> average over the last 3 was 5h42m
15:27:53 <LindaG1> So at 11 mins is it a major?
15:28:22 <Eric> grand doesn't major/minor
15:28:40 <Eric> It can do multiple blasts though
15:28:42 <Eric> Lion
15:28:45 <LindaG1> Ok it's just the bursts?
15:28:53 <LindaG1> Ok
15:30:14 <LindaG1> Nice lion
15:30:51 <Eric> Well, from the field you can determine how it started and ended too...but from the webcam, bursts are about the only significant identifier. duration on an eruption is always welcome info if you have it.
15:31:14 <LindaG1> Ok
15:56:12 <GO FUND ME (19)> have a good evening.
15:56:53 <Kevin L™🌵> Good Knight
16:23:17 <LindaG1> Is that lio ?
16:23:26 <LindaG1> Luion?
16:23:34 <LindaG1> Lol lion
17:37:43 <ynpvisitor65> OF - ie
19:06:03 <Kevin L™🌵> Castle ie
19:16:09 <ynpvisitor65> OF-ie
19:21:41 <Kevin L™🌵> OF was 2114
20:49:22 <ynpvisitor65> OF in later part eruption