Music to listen to while watching the paint dry
Quotable Quotes about Watching Paint Dry
Buzz Lightyear says "Paint To Infinity... and Beyond!"
Hulk growls "Bah, Paint is SMASHING!"
Brian the Painter insists "I never miss a spot!"
In May/2007, the inside of my house was painted, so I had a webcam provide live coverage to the Internet ... and again two months later when the outside of the house was painted. Lots of commentary and pictures on the Paint Blog.
In 2006, Internet surfers could Watch Paint Dry in my basement crawl space via a D-Link DCS-6620G wireless webcam. X10 Powerline technology is used to control the various "zones" and allow you to turn them on and off in real-time. Yes, you (and anyone on the Internet) can toggle the rotating drying fan, make that Rainier Beer Sign light up ... or if you had too much to drink, turn it off. But you can't paint it white or black or any other color. Speaking of painting, the Antarctica Cruise Ship Ocean Nova might need a fresh coat job after running aground! ;-)
For the techies out there, the video feed is rebroadcast via a
100 Mbps web server (rather than a direct connection to my house),
so there is quite a bit of bandwidth available, especially since
I'm doing 3-second jpeg updates (typically about 50 KBytes) rather
than streaming video.
I.e. there is a lotta scalability, so this web site should be able
be able to sustain a significant number of visitors.
I also use the webcams seasonally for my
halloween decorations and
christmas lights ... and year-around to
watch grass grow!
Outside Painting Videos - July/2007
Day 0: Mr. Paint mows the backyard grass - picture
Day 0/1: The sun rises twice in this 35 hour time-lapse video
Day 1: Initial prep work - thanks Nick!
Day 2: Hulk helps out with the prep work - picture
Day 3: Spraying & rolling the stucco - Keith closeup
Day 4: More spraying & rolling the stucco - picture
Day 5: Brian plus Mom & Dad crank - picture
Day 6: Even more spraying & rolling - picture
Day 6: Keith helps installs a granite slab - picture
Day 7: Trim work on windows - picture
Interior Painting Videos - May/2007
Day 1: Prep work and taking tinman down - picture
Day 1: Wayyyy up on the ladder - picture
Day 1: Spray Painting the Ceiling - picture
Day 1: Re-installing the ceiling fan - picture
Day 2: Rolling the walls - picture
Day 2: More rolling, rolling, rolling with the Three Stooges
Day 3: Guest appearance by the HULK - picture
Day 3: Closeup of Brian painting the red - picture - Animation!
Day 4: All day - Brian up on ladder - picture
Day 5: All day - watch the clock spin - picture
Day 6: Last day - putting tinman back up - fixing a light
Time Lapse Videos from 2006