Tralfaz webcam is online

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  1. lawfish

    lawfish GPO Registered

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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
     
  2. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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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:
     
  3. lawfish

    lawfish GPO Registered

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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
     
  4. Colin

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    nah, it was fun LOL
     
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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...

    rusty
     
  6. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Excellent site George!!!

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

    Carol
     
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    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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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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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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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
     
  9. lawfish

    lawfish GPO Registered

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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
     
  10. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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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
     
  11. lawfish

    lawfish GPO Registered

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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
     
  12. lawfish

    lawfish GPO Registered

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    I also built a little stand out of acrylic for the Tralfazcam so that I can move it around the tank at will.

    George
     
  13. Clem

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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.
     
  15. Clem

    Clem Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Um, no.
    Really? There goes my Shower-Toaster patent.
    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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    hey, nice job. did you use any particular software to automate the webcam uploads to your website?
     
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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.
     
  18. stevesfish

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    if you want to see something really interesting, drop your goldfish in his tank. . . . . :shock:
     
  19. lawfish

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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
     
  20. BuShIdO

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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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