Showing logs for date: 2019-07-21
03:00:03 <ynpvisitor999®> hi Joe
04:43:39 <GO OBLONG (41)> morning
04:53:11 <GO OBLONG (41)> i see most of the static cams are still dead
04:54:28 <GO OBLONG (41)> 10 Oblong eruptions this year ... maybe today will be a 2 Obong day
04:55:41 <GO OBLONG (41)> nice long Lion series overnight ... no NG sighting tho ... hard to catch
04:56:45 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Graham
04:57:30 <GO OBLONG (41)> morning Jarno
05:02:06 <GO OBLONG (41)> 7 of the Oblongs have been this monthso hopefully it keeps going. Thats more thn last years 6
05:05:25 <GO OBLONG (41)> i wonder who will go to Ftn this morning? 34.5m duration last night could lead to something but its been a while since Morning erupted
05:10:28 <ynpvisitor999®> Interesting Oblong ints though. Almost makes one wonder if it currently behaves in a long-term series fashion, with days long intervals separated from a couple of eruption hours apart. Too few data points to really make something of it, though
05:12:05 <ynpvisitor999®> it actually seems to behave a bit like Oblong did when it woke up from dormancy in 1994 - initially some isolated eruptions, then a couple of eruptions separated by a few days, to only become more frequent after that
05:13:46 <GO OBLONG (41)> we will see what happens. would be good if it can get back to some regularity
05:16:17 <Joe> with the three camera views chances of daytime Oblongs are low, unless there are boots on ground,
05:17:00 <Joe> nighttime observations will catch more
05:18:46 <Joe> Geyser hill captures most of the daytime unless Grand is due
05:19:44 <GO OBLONG (41)> may depend on who is running thecam and if BH has gone too
05:28:13 <ynpvisitor999®> Oblong should still have a logger. I (or someone else) should poke Bill as to how far they are with making that data logger program
05:29:20 <GO OBLONG (41)> yeah have not heard much since he was banned from releasing the data quickly. never heard if the Ftn and Morning loggers worked over the winter
05:30:39 <ynpvisitor999®> maybe we can contribute in one way or another :)
05:44:59 <ynpvisitor999®> OF 0544
05:45:04 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Kevin
05:45:25 <Kevin L™🌵> Hi
05:45:45 <ynpvisitor999®> Fluffy paying its nickname honor
05:45:56 <ynpvisitor999®> pretty sight though
05:47:54 <ynpvisitor999®> thought for a second it was a short, but there's water hiding in the stea
05:47:56 <ynpvisitor999®> m
05:51:31 <Joe> The Cameras average fail is ~ 3 to 5 min not many long runs last night at all, If something is going to break, I hope it does it soon
05:53:08 <GO OBLONG (41)> it was frustrating yesterday afternoon too, kept having to reconnect
05:54:15 <Kevin L™🌵> That is what is really annoying. Everytime you want to move the cam it is disconnected.
05:54:59 <Joe> Yes Like right now
05:58:53 <Joe> I have moved it, and then it failed
06:02:22 <ynpvisitorCC> Morning all
06:02:32 <Joe> Hi CC
06:02:34 <Kevin L™🌵> Morning
06:02:34 <ynpvisitor999®> morning CC
06:02:53 <ynpvisitorCC> Joe are you ready for some relief?
06:03:07 <ynpvisitor999®> Joe, how many failures were there thus far today?
06:03:13 <Joe> Yes, Daisy soon thanks
06:03:33 <ynpvisitorCC> I have the cam
06:03:46 <Kevin L™🌵> Good luck with that!
06:04:20 <ynpvisitorCC> I don't even watch much anymore
06:04:54 <Joe> Jarno too many I just deleted 130 restarts since 2330
06:05:26 <ynpvisitor999®> oh wow...
06:06:19 <Joe> I let my folder fill up with 1 to three minute videos then after about 100 or so they are gone
06:06:27 <ynpvisitorCC> Joe a PM
06:08:14 <ynpvisitorCC> Joe please check PM
06:08:47 <Joe> got it
06:11:34 <Joe> reply sent
06:12:39 <Joe> slow one finger typist so replys take longer
06:14:44 <Joe> For me two or three sentences are a masterpiece
06:15:25 <GO OBLONG (41)> depends if you are using Daves keyboard or not
06:16:06 <Joe> I think I have one of those also
06:16:09 <ynpvisitorCC> Anyone in the basin for times
06:17:54 <ynpvisitorCC> moring Craig
06:17:56 <Joe> Hi Craig
06:18:04 <CraigC> hey CC
06:18:06 <CraigC> hey Joe
06:18:30 <ynpvisitorCC> Sorry about SB for you Craig
06:18:35 <GO OBLONG (41)> what time do youl eave today Craig?
06:20:05 <CraigC> I'm not going up today, maybe Tuesday, maybe wait a week... haven't decided yet
06:20:13 <CraigC> thanks, CC
06:21:42 <CraigC> I spent the last 2 days organizing better stuff for staying the night on the SB platform.
06:22:41 <ynpvisitorCC> Now that is dedication
06:23:04 <GO OBLONG (41)> what changes did you make?
06:23:13 <GO OBLONG (41)> Tuesday might be a good time to start
06:23:42 <CraigC> hand warmers, feet warmers, a down blanket or sleeping bag to take if needed, better-warmer hats
06:24:18 <GO OBLONG (41)> thermal underwear?
06:24:42 <CraigC> fleece lined waterproof pants that i wear biking in the winter
06:25:03 <GO OBLONG (41)> that should work
06:25:21 <GO OBLONG (41)> i might do the foot warmers in Sept ... nights get cold then
06:25:34 <CraigC> yeah, I only got cold after sitting for about 3 hours straight, then had to go back to jeep to turn on heater and warm up for half hour or so
06:25:52 <Joe> Daisy
06:26:27 <GO OBLONG (41)> I wasnt that smart and stayed
06:26:42 <CraigC> a couple weeks ago it wasn't so bad, but it dropped to I think 43 this time
06:27:30 <CraigC> sitting out there all alone under the full moon was pretty awesome though
06:27:54 <Joe> We have increased to 20 failures per hour
06:28:17 <Joe> ! every three minutes
06:28:52 <CraigC> Joe, that is why I avoided coming in here this morning when I woke at 5, it is getting me down
06:29:29 <CraigC> I like socializing with you guys, but the cam is a mess
06:29:33 <Joe> I can't go any further down, so I'm here :)
06:31:28 <CraigC> AB
06:31:43 <Joe> This site is about as social as I get I'm usually the type of guy that sits in the corner and drinks his beer
06:33:31 <CraigC> S bubbler I think
06:33:48 <CraigC> yeah
06:33:52 <Joe> Yes write it down
06:33:54 <CraigC> hey Cooper
06:33:59 <Cooper> Morning Everyone
06:34:06 <Cooper> Morning Craig
06:34:30 <CraigC> want me to enter AB too?
06:34:40 <Joe> yes
06:34:44 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
06:35:46 <Joe> We went 5 minutes without a failure !!!
06:35:47 <Cooper> Man I forgot how early I get up to go fishing
06:36:33 <CraigC> I've wondered about the lay of the land here, watching how people do stuff. I got the feel that people let the camops enter the eruptions, but then I see some here that rush to enter them
06:36:39 <Joe> Your late we have been up for hours :)
06:37:12 <Joe> CC is the camop now
06:37:42 <CraigC> so I have usually asked the camop if they want me to enter or not, rather than disrespect their shift
06:38:17 <Joe> Enter them when you see them otherwise they may be missed
06:38:30 <ynpvisitorCC> cam ops do not have to enter on GT
06:38:47 <ynpvisitorCC> I usuallylet others do it
06:38:54 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
06:38:58 <Joe> I have caught many missed ones on the recordings in the past
06:39:01 <CraigC> MC
06:39:32 <CraigC> I don't NOT enter, I just check
06:40:26 <CraigC> AB
06:41:22 <CraigC> AL
06:41:28 <Joe> I for one, when on controls, do not have the chat page up, so I won't know if you asked or not
06:42:07 <CraigC> ok. I push the controls to my side screen, cuz I see better on this screen than the control one
06:42:25 <Joe> Hence when you come on and say Hi Joe I may not notice it for 30 min or so
06:42:46 <CraigC> I just figured you were in the corner having a beer
06:42:56 <Joe> Always
06:43:03 <CraigC> :)
06:43:45 <Joe> south b is nice
06:43:47 <CraigC> steam picked up all over
06:44:55 <CraigC> now you can see the various features steaming above Marmot Cave
06:45:22 <Joe> 15 minutes without a failure, CC = magic
06:45:51 <CraigC> I think I made a mistake last week entering in 3rd feature above MC, when it might have been Inverted
06:46:02 <Cooper> off for fishing, enjoy Bee everyone
06:46:11 <CraigC> good luck
06:46:30 <Joe> rip lips
06:47:23 <CraigC> the 1st feature just above the cave erupts some times almost non-stop
06:48:18 <CraigC> then the 2nd, above and to the right I have only seen a few times
06:49:21 <CraigC> then there is one above and in the channel, that I thought was the 3rd, because there is another left of that that I thought was inverted, but I may have those 2 mixed up
06:52:40 <GO OBLONG (41)> i dont know where inverted is, the 3 I hav seen erupting are apparently not inverted
06:53:29 <ynpvisitor31> I thought Inverted didn't exist any more
06:53:38 <GO OBLONG (41)> headed out, bbl
06:54:53 <CraigC> pretty sure I have observed 4, I'll have to go back in my photos and see what I can find
07:13:51 <ynpvisitorCC> OF
07:21:11 <ynpvisitorCC> Castle IE
07:41:51 <CraigC> ALie
07:42:28 <Joe> AB
07:42:32 <Joe> also
07:43:57 <Joe> o742 AB Craig
07:45:50 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
07:48:04 <Joe> night failure report 2133 to 0709 160 cam failures ~17 fails per hour
07:48:19 <ynpvisitor999®> bah
07:48:47 <Joe> cam has been good since 0709
07:49:02 <ynpvisitor86> I am thinking the entire cam operation ought to be contracted out to a private ISP
07:50:15 <ynpvisitor86> One from Billings or Bozeman or IDF
07:50:45 <Joe> strong south bubbler
07:52:21 <ynpvisitor86> Plumes at Washburn, Crater Hills and Mud Volcano this morning
07:54:23 <Joe> Tapering off
08:07:39 <Joe> Was Castle a major or minor this AM
08:08:21 <ynpvisitorCC> caught it IE but I think it wasprobably a major
08:08:38 <Joe> thanks
08:08:53 <CraigC> Big Cub splashing?
08:09:36 <CraigC> did anyone else see?
08:11:17 <ynpvisitorCC> I did not
08:13:28 <Joe> Person with Light colored jacket walked on boardwalk behind big cub at that time
08:15:07 <Joe> sorry about the late reply, had to study the replay
08:17:11 <Joe> Also I was sitting in corner :)
08:19:48 <Joe> Craig must be packing more Pepsi into his trailer
08:25:51 <Joe> Daisy in ~ 15 min
08:28:16 <Joe> Grand is at 6 hours
08:28:45 <Joe> S glasser in basin will catch Grand I guess
08:31:03 <ynpvisitor31> HK will get it
08:31:30 <Joe> Yes Hk has been in Basin
08:35:13 <ynpvisitorCC> yes
08:35:37 <ynpvisitorCC> it went 1 1/2 hours without failing
08:36:20 <Joe> that is the best in a long time
08:37:50 <ynpvisitorCC> contols down as well...I can't get on
08:39:16 <Joe> I lost controls each time last night
08:39:39 <ynpvisitorCC> same here before 9
08:39:47 <ynpvisitorCC> OF window
08:50:36 <ynpvisitorCC> OF
08:50:52 <ynpvisitorCC> OF IE
08:58:15 <Joe> Grand is at 6h 30min
08:58:22 <ynpvisitorCC> OF was at 08:49 and a long. VEC report as cam was down
08:59:04 <Eric> Morning
08:59:09 <Eric> Giant platform sure is steamy
08:59:22 <Eric> or was until the camera failed again....
09:00:00 <Joe> Eric, yes on fail
09:26:33 <Joe> Riverside
09:43:30 <lori lurking> Is there a map of OFL cabins that show what type they are? We like to be along the trees closest to the basin, but have never had a cabin with bath, are there any along there or are they all no bath?
09:45:50 <Joe> arty ie
09:47:03 <Eric> Good question Lori...if you find that map, let me know :-D
09:56:38 <GO OBLONG (41)> Lori I think all the ones on the outside are without bath. Ones inside are with bath. then there are ones down the hill ... I am guessing they were remodeled with bath but don't know
09:57:57 <ynpvisitor38> Is it just my end, or are there no NPS predictions?
09:58:12 <ynpvisitor999®> no NPS prediections here either, #38
09:58:42 <ynpvisitor38> Wonder why
09:58:56 <ynpvisitor999®> Wasn't it the case that the older cabins didn't have any shower/bath, while the newer ones do have a shower?
10:04:43 <GO OBLONG (41)> no VEC predictions or in-park reports - maybe they have comms problems
10:05:53 <GO OBLONG (41)> i see William posted, so there is some comms
10:06:06 <GO OBLONG (41)> maybe Suzanne and HK are at Fountain
10:08:17 <GO OBLONG (41)> no Grand time is odd
10:09:07 <Joe> After enduring this cam situation for three months, find I may be beginning to dislike this cam situation.
10:09:09 <ynpvisitor999®> Wouldn't surprise me, as HK said that "things are looking good for Morning" in his blog post in response to Fountain's 34m30s eruption yesterday @ 2215
10:10:26 <ynpvisitor999®> Bijou seems quiet
10:10:51 <ynpvisitor999®> Grand benches are empty, so it seems that Grand already went
10:11:08 <Joe> yep looks that way
10:12:31 <ynpvisitor999®> maybe the static cam being stuck on yesterday's frame has something to do with there being no predictions?
10:13:10 <GO OBLONG (41)> yes, maybe they lost internet access
10:13:10 <ynpvisitor999®> William entered Grand @ 0832, commenting that he is 99% sure he heard a radio call
10:13:38 <ynpvisitor999®> also, did I see eruption-like steam from the Lion group?
10:13:38 <GO OBLONG (41)> ah, ok
10:34:42 <Betty> morning all
10:35:01 <ynpvisitor999®> evening Betty
10:35:14 <Betty> evening Jarno
10:58:22 <ynpvisitor999®> I wonder if all internet traffic is no being diverted towards the cam's T1, causing all these outages
10:58:28 <ynpvisitor999®> now*
10:58:50 <Kevin L™🌵> Are you still lurking Lori?
10:59:15 <Betty> hi Kevin
10:59:30 <Kevin L™🌵> Hi Betty.
10:59:39 <Joe> There is nothing on this T1 but the camera
10:59:47 <Kevin L™🌵> I think this t1 line is totally dedicated to the cam.
11:01:08 <Joe> A T1 acn carry 1.5 mbs either 1 camera or 24 voice channels
11:02:04 <Joe> can*
11:10:22 <ynpvisitor114> As posted yesterday. Someone said the radio link has been going down. Not sure how they know unless they have access to the radio.
11:11:21 <ynpvisitor114> I think all the cam energy has been diverted to Betty's fair.
11:11:50 <Betty> we have our own energy
11:12:56 <ynpvisitor114> There goes my theory.
11:13:31 <Kevin L™🌵> Maybe we should put a pretzel in the housing.
11:13:51 <Betty> good idea
11:14:40 <ynpvisitor114> It could be the wires are tied like a pretzel and that is part of the problem. Or they used mustard on the connections.
11:14:51 <Betty> lots of BH people
11:15:52 <ynpvisitor114> All I see is a X
11:17:26 <ynpvisitor114> there we go.
11:17:32 <ynpvisitor114> nope
11:19:13 <Joe> I can see both ends of the link, the inn side (slave) is disconnecting from the master at the Ranger station
11:20:19 <Joe> which means there is interference to the radio.
11:21:33 <Joe> a camera problem and not a T1 problem
11:22:19 <Joe> needs a interference free radio or wires
11:23:06 <Joe> not a camera o
11:23:09 <Joe> r T1
11:24:09 <Joe> Problem
11:25:59 <Betty> bubbler
11:26:45 <Joe> on and off since we could see
11:27:34 <ynpvisitor114> Slave disconnecting could be different things. Also being on the master side, the view could be skewed, and it could be the master signal. But until someone who has time and knowledge to fix it shows up, or it just goes dead, we may never know.
11:28:11 <ynpvisitor114> Kind of like taking a car to the mechanic and saying it does this some times. Mechanic always says it did not do it for me.
11:29:52 <Joe> Yes my suspicions are something near the Ranger station interfering with the master side of the radio
11:31:05 <Joe> The master keeps logging and reporting all of the time
11:32:18 <Betty> is VEC closed? no predictions from VEC
11:32:55 <Kevin L™🌵> They all went to your fair.
11:32:55 <Joe> nothing from VEC all day
11:33:05 <Sam> I see static cams are updating again
11:33:18 <ynpvisitor114> They have radios for high interference areas. I bet it is poor installation. Look at how much the cam moves. If the radio moves around it will have trouble as they are narrow beam antennas.
11:34:22 <ynpvisitor114> With out have a computer on the slave side, we can only guess what it is seeing.
11:36:52 <Joe> I have seen pictures of the installation, not good at all, if I did that i would fire my self.
11:37:12 <Sam> VEC is open - just called and NPS is making predictions there
11:37:28 <Sam> NPS prediction of 11:51
11:37:38 <ynpvisitor999®> Joe, did they use duct tape for certain parts of the installation?
11:38:15 <Joe> yes
11:38:18 <ynpvisitor114> Duct tape is not historically allowed. Bailing wire.
11:39:30 <ynpvisitor999®> "don't worry, we're professionals"
11:40:34 <ynpvisitor114> We are from the government, we are here to help.
11:41:44 <ynpvisitor114> It has been a long time that I was doing communication work. Stayed till the job was done, never let the phone company show up to make changes when I was not around, and did things so I did not have to come back.
11:42:05 <ynpvisitor114> That said stuff does go bad. go back to step one.
11:42:54 <Joe> I worked the same way #114
11:43:12 <Joe> as you*
11:43:15 <ynpvisitor114> Forgot, never leave a service call unless I did all the tricks and just need to replace a part I did not have wit me. If I had to drive hours for a service call take extra parts.
11:44:07 <Kevin L™🌵> Tannerite may not fix it but it sure makes you feel better.
11:44:32 <Kevin L™🌵> Found you a good train Betty:
11:44:42 <Joe> can't get to OF
11:47:22 <Betty> a bit too small for me :-)
11:48:36 <ynpvisitor114> Well done beating my head against the cam. We do have to remember these are the same people that traveled hours in the snow and showed up with out a snow shovel to clear the door to the old cam building. Or got there and did not have a ladder to reach the cam in the tree.
11:48:57 <ynpvisitor114> Enjoy the circles and Xs
11:49:29 <Betty> bye 114
11:51:16 <ynpvisitor114> Good day to do other things I see.
11:52:41 <Betty> OF
11:56:29 <Betty> water standing in indy
11:57:17 <GO OBLONG (41)> that was about 20m before BH the other dyi think?
11:57:43 <Cooper> Indy
11:57:45 <Cooper> .
11:57:45 <Cooper> .
11:57:46 <Cooper> .
11:57:47 <Cooper> .
11:57:47 <Cooper> .
11:57:52 <GO OBLONG (41)> no, 55min before the indi started
11:58:02 <GO OBLONG (41)> but quicker this time
11:58:12 <Cooper> Hey Everone, afternoon Jarno
11:58:12 <Betty> looks like
11:58:24 <Betty> hi Cooper
11:58:34 <Cooper> Glad I did not miss BH completely
11:58:54 <ynpvisitor999®> Churn 1156 ie
11:59:20 <Cooper> up
11:59:34 <Joe> How are you seeing imndy
11:59:46 <Cooper> Live on the cam
11:59:49 <Cooper> it is up for me
12:00:14 <Cooper> down again
12:00:15 <ynpvisitor999®> it [i]was[/i] up for me too
12:00:22 <ynpvisitor999®> afternoon Cooper
12:00:32 <Betty> I saw it too for some seconds
12:01:35 <Cooper> up for me again
12:02:09 <ynpvisitor3> There it is Indy
12:02:10 <ynpvisitor101> i see BHI
12:02:46 <ynpvisitor101> gone again
12:03:40 <Joe> Oh I thought you had a solid good connection
12:03:44 <Cooper> up again
12:04:40 <Joe> Got it now
12:05:12 <Cooper> NO
12:05:33 <Joe> and gone!!!
12:05:33 <Joe> and gone
12:05:38 <Joe> and gone
12:06:40 <Cooper> BEE
12:06:41 <ynpvisitor23> :bee::bee::bee:
12:06:41 <Cooper> BEE
12:06:42 <Cooper> .
12:06:53 <Betty> yay
12:06:54 <Kevin L™🌵> Well we get some of it!
12:07:20 <Cooper> Well at least we got a static image on this cam
12:07:35 <Betty> not the worst view to be stuck on :-p
12:07:42 <ynpvisitor999®> good-sized Bee, too :(
12:08:06 <Kevin L™🌵> Probably a dual with Aurum.
12:09:00 <ynpvisitor101> Why is it so bad now? it used to be ok. Such a shame and really bad timing then
12:09:34 <Joe> When was it OK ?
12:10:08 <Cooper> Caught a few Fish, caught a little bit of a Bee,
12:10:23 <GO OBLONG (41)> not many peeps on the boardwalk
12:10:35 <ynpvisitor23> This is very sad :(
12:10:53 <Cooper> Hey Linda!!!
12:10:59 <LindaG> Hello everybody hello!
12:11:06 <LindaG> Cooper, hi
12:11:22 <Joe> Did you shampoo :)
12:11:22 <LindaG> I saw about 2 seconds
12:11:26 <Cooper> Well I smell like a dead thing after fishing for 2 hours, time for a shower, be back in 15 minutes, enjoy the static cam
12:11:39 <LindaG> Thx for txt
12:12:16 <Betty> time to head for the fair. bbl
12:12:25 <ynpvisitor33> Yes TY. At least we caught a bit of Bee
12:18:53 <Kevin L™🌵> Wasn't there a candy called Bit-o-Honey?
12:19:16 <Joe> yes'
12:19:25 <Michael> Yes. sesame seeds welded together with industrial-grade glue.
12:19:45 <Michael> Probably invented by a dentist.
12:20:00 <Kevin L™🌵> The one I was thinking of was chewy
12:20:40 <Michael> Wait. You're right and I'm wrong.
12:21:40 <Michael> Not sure what candy I was thinking of instead.
12:22:03 <Joe> data:image/webp;base64,UklGRiRNAABXRUJQVlA4IBhNAAAw7ACdASosAe8APqE6kkQjoiEaTR4UPAoE9jQAa2jNU62HU69ICvF9pu8Mm+zf2/m28j9nvp38B+wPi7/h9n/x3+s8szqL/seun/a/s57qf0f/4PcP/Wjz4fWF+73qF/af9uveP/6X7a+7z/DeoL/YP+D1p/7xewh+6vp3/u/8MP9v/7n7s+1L/8/YA///txcyvDN8364/Mx8n91/8b7qmP/sh+rPUf+d/lX+f/j/yB+bf9v/2fDn5a/7HqF+0/95/efY4/F7c3ff+N+0/sF+7X2b/i/4j8k/h/+4/6vpd+8/5z/p+4J/SP7D/tPZH/m+Kt637A383/uP+5/yX+h/cT5VP+v/Uf
12:23:32 <Joe> oops maybe this
12:25:08 <Kevin L™🌵> That is the one Joe.
12:25:20 <Joe> :)
12:25:50 <Kevin L™🌵> And they were probably invented by a dentist too!
12:27:29 <Joe> can"t get control long enough to switch
12:28:03 <Kevin L™🌵> I think this is the one Michael was thinking of:
12:41:15 <Kevin L™🌵> Anyone remember this?
12:44:01 <Joe> yes
12:48:46 <Kevin L™🌵> I wish Seven-Up would make them again. I liked them better than the lemon lime.
12:50:24 <Cooper> Back, and I have my Lunch a Burger and Salad
12:55:40 <Cooper> Hey Gregory, I only caught 10 Fish, and they were all Class A's. Except for one which was Class B, but no bad. Thanks Korben
12:55:51 <Cooper> Oh my, I did it again
12:55:58 <Cooper> dont type and eat at the same time
12:56:25 <Kevin L™🌵> Sounds like a successful day
12:56:44 <Cooper> Sure was, my favorite reservoir is still mostly clean
13:23:37 <Kevin L™🌵> Darn. We missed Aurum.
13:25:07 <Cooper> and we might miss Grand for the next OF
14:53:26 <lori lurking> I got a map from Xanterra. Doesn't have the renovated employee housing on it, I assume they are all with bath.
14:56:27 <Cooper> Hey Lori
14:56:29 <Cooper> OF
15:01:33 <lori lurking> can't watch the cam too much- all the up & down makes me crazy!
15:02:11 <Joe> Lori is that map online?
15:02:36 <lori lurking> I e-mailed Xanterra and they sent it!
15:03:02 <Joe> thanks
15:04:12 <lori lurking> I can forward it to someone- not sure how to share it otherwise? It doesn't have the cabin numbers, but I have another one for that.
15:04:57 <lori lurking> someone with skills could put the cabin type on the other map and make one nice one.
15:07:22 <Joe> Lori PM I could do that
15:11:05 <ynpvisitor32> are there baths on the outer cabins?
15:14:33 <Joe> Lori must be gone
15:22:14 <lori lurking> trying to get the pic saved. I am not techy and the new computer from the kids puts things where I can't find them, lol.
15:22:53 <lori lurking> All the outer cabins (not the employee section added) are no bath. All the inside ones (next to the bathrooms) are with bath, lol.
15:23:03 <lori lurking> does this work?
15:23:50 <Joe> Thanks Lori, Yes your pic works
15:24:33 <lori lurking> oh, good!
15:25:39 <Joe> I can see That I messed up making res this year I mistakenly thought the frontier cabins were the ones on tho outer lower loop, they must be gone
15:27:00 <Joe> I have stayed in the newer cabins I did not know they were called that
15:32:42 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy ns
15:32:43 <Joe> Daisy, not moving cam
15:33:15 <Joe> Daisy not moving cam, may never get back
15:34:06 <Joe> Glad I did not move the cam!!
15:39:49 <Joe> $%#&^@$%
15:40:22 <Cooper> I can't stand this
15:41:26 <ynpvisitor999®> I so badly want to do something which forces the camera to always have a connection, whatever the time of day
15:42:23 <ynpvisitor49> Lori, if you are Jenna’s Mom I emailed her a map.
15:44:45 <Joe> 1 hour and 15 minutes, and I am done
15:45:17 <Cooper> Good for you, I feel sorry for the cam-ops during this kind of day
15:46:02 <Joe> Thanks, I feel sorry for me too :)
15:48:02 <Cooper> Grand, 7 hours 15 minutes, Nice Long interval
15:48:12 <Cooper> Grand
15:48:13 <Cooper> .
15:48:15 <Cooper> .
15:48:15 <Cooper> .
15:48:16 <Cooper> .
15:48:26 <Cooper> Just as I said it it went
15:48:32 <Cooper> Nice one
15:53:09 <Cooper> 5 Minutes
15:53:24 <Joe> Yep, 1548.05
15:53:50 <Joe> You mentioned it 3 sec eariler
15:54:22 <Cooper> 12+5= 5??? wasnt it 1548:15?
15:54:34 <Cooper> 12+3**
15:55:24 <Joe> typed Grand adn interval at 1548:02
15:56:01 <Joe> and*
15:56:34 <Joe> Grand was 1548:05
16:01:24 <ynpvisitor49> ,
16:01:49 <Joe> .
16:02:55 <lori lurking> I am Jenna's mom! I added a map that a friend got of the whole cabin, upper and lower loops. I e-mailed Xantrerra and asked for a map of the lower like they sent of the upper.
16:04:09 <lori lurking> I am going to cancel some reservations tonight. Anyone looking for Sept. 2-16?
16:19:36 <Joe> cam has failed 52 times in the past two hours
16:20:02 <ynpvisitor999®> what's the grand total? :(
16:21:13 <ynpvisitor60> Joe it is not an ideal situation
16:21:25 <ynpvisitor60> for sure!
16:21:32 <Joe> 300 times since 2133 last night
16:22:14 <ynpvisitor60> Who is responsible for the health of the cam?
16:22:22 <Eric> haha...not ideal :-P It's pretty crappy of the park service and yellowstone forever to not have fixed this by now!
16:22:37 <ynpvisitor60> Webcam down AGAIN!!
16:23:01 <ynpvisitor60> Who is in charge of fixing this?
16:24:04 <ynpvisitor999®> what's this for crappy filter
16:24:16 <ynpvisitor999®> I don't even recall pressing so many enters
16:24:37 <ynpvisitor999®> don't think I even pressed my enter key :P
16:25:44 <Joe> Jarno It kicked me twice today :)
16:32:17 <Cooper> This cam is KILLING me, I am 1 inch away from giving up, shutting it down, and watching a movie
16:35:24 <Cooper> Wait a Live Geyser, no way
16:40:15 <ynpvisitor999®> well, in that case - close this window and watch a movie. It's no fun having to watch an unreliable cam
16:41:03 <Cooper> Well I grabeed another screen, so now I am watching a movie and the Webcam, 2 in 1!
16:42:34 <Eric> I griped on facebook to YNP, YF & CanonUSA
16:42:43 <Eric> hopefully that get's someones attention.
16:43:03 <Cooper> Good, thanks
16:56:56 <ynpvisitor999®> of course the cam now streams smoothly... RAAH
16:57:56 <Joe> It has been solid since 1633
16:58:22 <Cooper> Time for Lion
16:59:14 <Joe> Well...I'm out of here time for next camop
16:59:23 <ynpvisitor999®> cya Joe
17:00:51 <Cooper> Bye Joe
17:01:30 <ynpvisitor999®> Sunday evening overlook view. Looks pretty
17:04:02 <ynpvisitor94> You noticed that maximum zoom focus worked?
17:04:29 <ynpvisitor999®> didn't pay attention to it, so that likely means that the focus worked :)
17:04:35 <Cooper> The one time the cam is working, nothing is erupting
17:04:45 <ynpvisitor94> :)
17:05:28 <ynpvisitor94> I broke it :(
17:07:39 <ynpvisitor999®> max focus does look sharper than it used to
17:22:39 <Cooper> Looks like Bijou is barely Steaming/Spitzing
17:23:55 <ynpvisitor999®> is that pool Pink Cistern?
17:24:25 <Eric> weird place for cars
17:24:52 <ynpvisitor36> not a clue what's going on there
17:25:23 <Eric> traffic jam
17:25:33 <Eric> cars are stopped on the road
17:25:41 <Eric> look at the main road
17:25:52 <Eric> Nothing is going north out of OF area
17:26:09 <ynpvisitor36> Critters?
17:26:36 <CraigC> ambulance
17:26:40 <Eric> bambulance coming into OF
17:27:12 <ynpvisitor999®> didn't know the OF area ambulances are made out of bamboo :P
17:27:24 <Eric> aurum
17:27:24 <Eric> .
17:27:25 <Eric> .
17:27:25 <ynpvisitor999®> Aurum
17:27:25 <Eric> .
17:27:25 <Eric> .
17:27:26 <Cooper> Aurum
17:27:26 <Eric> .
17:27:26 <Eric> .
17:27:26 <Cooper> .
17:27:27 <CraigC> aurum
17:27:27 <Cooper> .
17:27:27 <Cooper> .
17:27:28 <Cooper> .
17:27:34 <Eric> wrong way cam op!
17:27:43 <Cooper> Heli, or Drone that was over there
17:27:55 <Eric> nice eruption
17:28:01 <ynpvisitor999®> quite tall
17:28:06 <CraigC> tall
17:28:14 <Eric> good wind direction
17:28:33 <CraigC> too late dude
17:28:34 <ynpvisitor999®> and done
17:28:36 <Eric> too late dude :-{
17:28:40 <Eric> haha
17:28:47 <CraigC> LMAO Eric
17:28:48 <ynpvisitor43> and nobody watching
17:28:59 <Eric> we were thinking and typing the same thing :-D
17:29:39 <CraigC> cars are stopped furhter over, also
17:29:49 <Eric> Yep...that is the main road
17:30:04 <Eric> traffic is U.G.L.Y.
17:30:07 <CraigC> people out walking around
17:30:27 <Eric> alright...time to go finish my movie...later all
17:30:33 <ynpvisitor999®> cya Eric
17:31:57 <Cooper> bye Reic
17:32:04 <Cooper> Eric** Sorry
17:37:04 <ynpvisitor999®> Lion splashes
17:37:52 <ynpvisitor999®> Lion kind-of seems ready to go
17:42:37 <ynpvisitor999®> 17m till OF windows open
17:48:11 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy ns
17:50:15 <ynpvisitor36> You would think a person would get used to this, but no.
17:50:55 <ynpvisitor999®> same
17:54:18 <ynpvisitor999®> I'm off for today. Enjoy Lion, if you're able to see it with all those rubbish outages
17:54:38 <ynpvisitor36> Night
17:57:06 <Cooper> Goodbye Jarno
18:06:36 <CraigC> "Vehicle on its side. Letting traffic go one direction at a time now."
18:08:36 <ynpvisitor31> bummer
18:21:30 <ynpvisitor110> where?
18:22:39 <ynpvisitor31> hope anyone who wanted to get to Ftn already got there
18:29:40 <ynpvisitor110> The Yellowstone rollover championships?
18:30:18 <ynpvisitor110> Or someone driving one of these?
18:35:16 <Cooper> is it Spa/Link again
18:36:29 <Cooper> okay the cam does not like Link/Spa
18:41:12 <ynpvisitor36> Did someone mention Dome?
18:41:55 <ynpvisitor36> I guess not
18:48:15 <Cooper> Hey Michael
18:49:12 <Michael> Hi Cooper.
18:57:12 <Michael> Guess I showed up when not much is happening.
18:57:44 <Cooper> it seems like the cam cam up, and now nothing is erupting, except Aurum
19:00:13 <Michael> I suppose Grotto is going. Other than that we've got a choice of watching Sprinkler and Bulger, or hoping for a Lion initial.
19:01:38 <ynpvisitor110> Michael broke the cam
19:03:11 <Cooper> AB ie
19:03:35 <Michael> And I would have gotten away with it, if it wasn't for you meddling kids!
19:04:28 <ynpvisitor110> Kids? Who is a kid
19:04:34 <Cooper> I am
19:04:52 <Cooper> I am a very young "Gazer"
19:05:20 <Michael> I may have messed up the Scooby Doo quote, tried to go from memory.
19:05:43 <Cooper> Well I never watched Scobby Doo, and if I did I do not remember it
19:05:55 <ynpvisitor110> I can just see your first day back to school. So what did you do on your summer vacation. I ran and watched geysers on a webcam.
19:06:23 <Cooper> and I went to YNP a few times
19:06:38 <ynpvisitor110> Sorry, you are too young for scobby II
19:07:43 <ynpvisitor110> Not sure when it got popular again but I think it was so last century.
19:07:45 <Cooper> My friends do not understand it when I try to explain what a geyser is, and why I love them so much. But at least at age 13 I have friends(that are not Geysers)
19:07:54 <ynpvisitor110> or at least last decade
19:08:38 <ynpvisitor110> You are unusual, and not in a bad way.
19:08:42 <Michael> Probably last century. I only saw it in syndication, and that was pretty far back into the 1900s already.
19:09:23 <Michael> Fascination with geysers is definitely a "you had to be there" kind of thing.
19:11:22 <ynpvisitor110> Well the movie is planned for 2020. So scobby III soon.
19:11:33 <Cooper> Walking up and getting to a BH shower got me hooked, and now I have read 4th and 5th TSB books, found GT and this page, and Have seen all sorts of Geysers( My Favorites being SB, Giant, F & M, and of course my favorite geyser Bee
19:11:41 <Cooper> 110, I will have to go see it
19:12:00 <Michael> I like to describe it is sort-of like tornado chasing. There's something awesome that happens for a brief bit of time, and you don't know when, so you have to go out and wait for it.
19:12:28 <ynpvisitor110> Cooper, it could turn into a career.
19:12:34 <Michael> And nobody fully understands why it happens in the first place.
19:13:23 <ynpvisitor110> Well they do understand how they basically work, or they could not have the demo they had in the VEC.
19:14:00 <ynpvisitor110> Grand, BH, and Fountain/Morning are totally a mystery to me.
19:14:18 <Cooper> I plan to become a Doctor in Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, or Colorado. then I get to take a lot of vacations to YNP, and then I can retire in West Yellowstone, it would make a good life
19:14:36 <ynpvisitor110> Anemone reminds me of a car i had.
19:15:58 <ynpvisitor110> By the time you can become a doctor there may not be any money in it. For a sure retirement, become a politician.
19:16:35 <ynpvisitor110> Anyone can do it, they even have a bar tender now that got elected.
19:17:35 <ynpvisitor110> Well time to fix a screen on a door. Enjoy.
19:18:07 <Cooper> That may work, I either want to become a Politic, become a Doctor. but I still think there will be money in some Medical Feild By the time I get out of Med School
19:18:10 <Cooper> Bye 110
19:27:15 <Michael> Back to movie remarks for a moment, we should warn you that Scooby Doo is a famously dumb cartoon. It's only good if you're home with a fever of 102 and can't think straight.
19:27:47 <Cooper> Okay, I will add it to my List of Sick Movies
19:30:20 <ynpvisitor46> If you want good cartoons try Warner Brothers. Chuck Jones did the best ones.
19:33:23 <ynpvisitor46> Black & white movies are good too. You can’t make it on just special effects.
19:36:03 <Michael> And to mention two movies I really would have liked when I was 13: The Princess Bride. The Iron Giant.
19:36:48 <Cooper> Just added all of these to my "Watch List" or my "Sick Movie List"
19:36:59 <Cooper> OF
19:37:09 <Michael> Finally a big geyser.
19:42:41 <Cooper> OT ie
20:00:35 <Michael> OK, Daisy. Spotlight's on you!
20:04:22 <ynpvisitor36> 2004
20:08:21 <ynpvisitor54> Joe, are you here? lc here.
20:08:34 <Michael> Depression ie
20:09:04 <ynpvisitor54> good catch Michael.
20:09:13 <Michael> First time I've seen it on the new camera.
20:09:29 <ynpvisitor54> sure not much steam
20:09:44 <ynpvisitor46> Depression is great on this cam.
20:09:52 <Cooper> YAY Torrential Downpour here in Colorado Springs
20:10:42 <ynpvisitor54> I saw 3 or 4 of the best Depressions that I have seen in years.
20:12:27 <ynpvisitor54> wondering if Joe would want to delete his 0228 Grand so HK's entry would become the primary.
20:13:24 <ynpvisitor54> Kitt said HK is having trouble entering eruptions, they are showing as wc.
20:17:39 <lori lurking> OK, I cancelled a few odd nights. I have a big stretch of OFL with bath 1&1 from Sept 5-16 if anyone is wanting them, they will be next.
20:29:40 <ynpvisitor36> Tail end of Lion but we did catch Pump :)
20:33:44 <Eric> Not sure about HK, he uses his own app for entering eruptions I believe. Not one produced by GT.
20:47:54 <Cooper> Power is on and off here
20:48:45 <Cooper> My brothers car is going to have a lot of dents in it
20:49:03 <Cooper> Haven't lost any windows(yet, knock on wood)
21:11:05 <ynpvisitor36> Dinner. Controls released. Cam available if it comes back
21:30:41 <Cooper> While the power was dead I managed to get 1 meh photo of a Lightning strike
21:30:58 <Cooper> I think next time I will try a video and not taking pictures
21:35:09 <lori lurking> pretty, even if you think it is meh!
21:36:42 <Kevin L™🌵> Was that map what you needed Lori?
21:36:42 <Cooper> Hey Kevin
21:36:52 <Kevin L™🌵> Hi
21:37:18 <Cooper> Well Lori, I attempted taking single pictures, next time I think a high res video will work
21:37:23 <Cooper> Hey Kevin
21:40:50 <ynpvisitor50> Kevin, the chickens cooked yet?
21:41:28 <Cooper> R-Side
21:41:43 <ynpvisitor50> Nice sunset
21:42:07 <Kevin L™🌵> Been fairly cool here. only low 100s
21:43:44 <Cooper> Oblong??????
21:43:58 <Cooper> Thought I may have seen water
21:43:58 <Kevin L™🌵> Happy Birthday to Elmer Fudd. Kill the wabbit!!!!
21:55:05 <Michael> Grand ie
21:55:11 <Cooper> Grand
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21:55:12 <Cooper> .
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21:55:14 <Cooper> .
21:55:39 <Cooper> Grand, 9:54:56
21:57:31 <Michael> We should get to see bits and pieces of Daisy after we're done seeing bits and pieces of Grand.
21:57:59 <Cooper> Thanks for the light Grand Spectators
22:03:29 <Kevin L™🌵> Looks like a 2nd
22:03:57 <Michael> I can believe it. Wish I could have seen it.
22:27:04 <Cooper> Daisy
22:34:36 <Cooper> Goodnight everyone