The "dial-up friendly" low-bandwidth webcam is back, but below
are some videos of when things were a bit more
"dynamic" and you could even turn stuff on & off.
Time Lapse Videos - SnapshotFeeding the goldfish
A typical HOUR at WPD in 26 seconds
A typical DAY at WPD in 38 seconds
Installing the blinking Christmas lights
Kaelcol sent this Glamorous snapshot
You can even Watch snow shoveling
About this website
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.
Back-end is a buncha home-grown Perl code along with the nifty CGI::AJAX module.
There is a front-end software rate-limiter so that the X10
hardware doesn't get overwhelmed due to its 1-2 second latency ... daily
data is shown in the X10 Controls toggled ### times (### tries) line.
I.e. there is a lotta scalability, so this web site should be able
be able to sustain a significant number of visitors.