This weekend I was able to do a few tasks I always said I wanted to do, but never really could convince myself that I would find the time to do them. These projects involved cutting wires, fishing wires through walls and insulation, moving furniture, de-cluttering wires, and completely wiping my computer’s hard drive and doing a clean macOS install.
I’m impressed at least.
Continue readingTicking Off the To-Dos
A few days ago I wrote about the new features I have added to the FarmCam. While writing the entry I stumbled upon actions settings in EvoCam that allowed me even more flexibility in the ways I share the views. However, I had a few concerns before I could decide if it would be a viable replacement for the current method.
My experiments in the last few days have resulted in mixed — but encouraging — results, and as promised I am sharing them with you. Continue readingOptions Are Always Nice
I have been thinking a great deal lately about the toxicity of the so-called social networks. From the hate being spewed on Twitter, often from “bots” designed to create discord and spread misinformation, to world-wide manipulation of democratic elections. It occupies my thoughts more than I would like, and until something dramatic happens either by government or the corporations themselves I don’t see more than one solution. Stop using the corporate sites, and look for alternatives. Continue readingHappy New Year?
In October my Australian cousin Peter, challenged me to create a different sort of time lapse. He wanted to see how the view would look at the same time each day throughout the year. I knew this would be easily accomplished with EvoCam by adding a new action set; so I set up a test, and …
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For years I have been frustrated by a nagging issue where the screen of the webcam goes green. Sometimes in flickers, and sometimes for long periods. I always assumed the issue was something over which I had little control. When I was using a digital camcorder, I had to hack it by leaving a tape …
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