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For the past several years (goodness, 4? 5?), I've had a webcam… - Blather, Rinse, Repeat
October 24th, 2005
06:27 pm


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For the past several years (goodness, 4? 5?), I've had a webcam pointed at my back yard. It happens to be pointing out the same window I sit in front of when I'm "at work" these days. Over the past few weeks, I've seen a neighborhood cat in my back yard, and a few different deer (I've seen at least three at one time, and I'm beginning to recognize the 2-point buck).

If the lighting's right - basically, late in the day - my desk lamp will illumine the interior of the room enough to make the reflection of the inside wash out the outside features. So you can see the back of a monitor, maybe a shelf of old computer games, and - I haven't seen this yet, but I wouldn't be terribly surprised - you might actually see me.

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Date:October 25th, 2005 03:12 am (UTC)
Jeez, you could go shine a flashlight around or something, so we could look at your backyard. All I see is a little dot of light. We demand floodlights! And entertainment! How do you expect to attract advertising?
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Date:October 25th, 2005 06:38 am (UTC)
I should totally rent out signage space like the motor speedways do (or so I hear).

The webcam used to be on a timer, so it would only go from 8am to 8pm or something like that, which would mean that whatever the lighting would be like at 8pm would be what the webpage showed all night. I imagine that you'd still see the streetlight, or whatever that is.

When you first described it, I guessed that you were seeing a reflection of the power LED on the camera, but this looks like a streetlight through the trees in my neighbor's yard.

Speaking of deer, I was out of the house this evening, and when I got back just now, there was a doe sitting in my front yard. Didn't seem disturbed about me coming home. That's relatively cool.
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