Tralfaz webcam is online

lawfish

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Hey all:

I just wanted to let you know that the Tralfaz webcam is up and running. The site is listed in the web directory section under webcams. Now I can check in on him while I'm at work. It is at www.tralfazworld.com

Let me know whta you think.

George
 

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Very good Geo!

Didn't see him when i logged on though :(

Oh, and a word to everyone else..... turn the speakers down a bit before the whales knock you on your backside too! LOLOL :oops: :lol:
 

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Thanks Colin:

The Whale song was just kind of a lark. I think that I will remove it tonight as it is quite annoying.

George
 

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VERY cool site, George! Ever so much nicer than my stone-age GollumCam... :oops: Especially since, being currently octopusless, it's not up and running. You've given me something to aspire to...VERY nice pic of Tralfaz...

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Excellent site George!!!

Tralfaz must have been napping!!! Will have to check back!!!

Carol
 

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The archive photos are terrific. I'm really looking forward to seeing Tralfaz live on camera.

Melissa
 

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Liked the site very much, especially the pic of Tralfaz and the thermometer! Tralfaz was away when I looked at the webcam picture, but I look forward to seeing him sometime.

Nancy
 

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Thanks all:

Unfortunately Tralfaz was not out and about much today (although the sand sifting star seemed to be). Tommorow is feeding day so I expect him to be out more.

Any suggestios would be appreciated - Tralfaz does take requests :bugout: . I may move the camera around to try shots from different angles. I did try to set it up so that you can see Tralfaz in his "lair" but the pic wasn't really claer enought to see him. :x

George
 

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This is a great idea, and thanks for taking all the trouble. A lovely pet you have there.

However I don't think it is working right for me; the video picture is just a black square with a time index in the corner for me. Am I doing anything wrong, or have you got the lights turned out?

Phil
 

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Phil:

Sorry about that :oops: I have to post Tralfaz's schedule on the site so that people know when they can tune in. The webcam is on 24/7, but the lights on Tralfaz's tank are only on from about 9 am to 9 pm (eastern time). So when you check in after the lights have gone out all you see is a black square.

Oh yeah, I have added to the webcam archives and some more photos of Tralfaz.

George
 

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George,

Love the Tralfaz Cam. Since you're clearly handy with acrylic, I wonder if you've experimented with a submersible housing for the webcam?

I hope you'll keep the whale-songs: they scared the crap out of my cats.

Looking forward to seeing Tralfaz do his thing.

Clem
 

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WARNING:
I think Clem just wants to know if Tralfaz will used his beak or radula to open a webcam-clam toy - if you try I hope it has a good close focus!
Wires could also be short-circuited by water or beast (lethally?) AND they are made of copper.
 

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mikeconstable said:
I think Clem just wants to know if Tralfaz will use his beak or radula to open a webcam-clam toy...
Um, no.
Wires could also be short-circuited by water...
Really? There goes my Shower-Toaster patent.
...or beast (lethally?) AND they are made of copper.
Whether George tries it or not, it would be quite simple to construct a safe, water-tight and octo-proof housing for a web-cam. (I'll send you a sketch for one, if you like.) I'm sure Tralfaz appreciates your concerns, though.

:roll:

Clem
 

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Ha!
I saw him in the corner and then he was gone on the next image, just a couple of tentacles! I thought he was very cute, and much, much more interesting than my goldfish.
 

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Hey All:

Steve, I am using software called PRYME. I takes the photo, saves a copy to a log (thus the archives are possible) and uploads a copy to my website server. The best thing about this program is that it is freeware. You can find a copy here http://www.hilo.dk/pryme/

Also wanted to let everyone know that I have updated Tralfazworld.com It is not 100 percent complete yet, but it is getting close. Again, any suggestions would be appreciated.

George
 

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great idea

LOL, i was dumb enough to do this at 12:30 am, and not see nothing but some darkness, but its still a good idea, if only i could think of a way to get my webcam all the way to the fish tank (a extreamly long way, not to mention on different floors).
 

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