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Sauk Centre, Minnesota: near the corner of Ash Street and South 9th.
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Friday, December 24, 2010

One Computer: Many Tasks

If you check in on this webcam regularly: Thanks you!

I enjoy the view out my north window, and am glad to share it.

You may have noticed that the webcam isn't always online.

There are several reasons for that, including:
  • Communications trouble
  • Sauk Centre, Minnesota, has pretty good communications infrastructure
    • We also have central Minnesota's climate
    • Even in perfect weather, technical troubles happen
      • Sometimes
  • In-house technical issues
    • Nothing's perfect in this world
    • Including my
      • Computer
      • Webcam
      • Software
  • My webcam's software, and the service I use, don't play well with other software I use
  • Sometimes I need to update my system
    • Occasionally that means restarting the computer
  • I try to keep predictable interruptions
    • To a minimum
    • At night
      • When there's less to see outside
One of those predictable outages is coming up in a few minutes. Please be patient: I plan and hope to be back in a few hours.

Maybe less.

Maybe more: but I expect to be back online by morning.

One more thing: MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Unknown said...

I am from India. I look ur webcam view every day. Timimg is just when the first light of the day comes. Its excellent. I become sad when the webcam remains down.

Brian H. Gill said...

R&D/kolkata / kakoli,

Thank you for the kind words.

It's good to know that the view is enjoyed - and when you view.

About the webcam being down: I have a new system here, and hope to limit 'down' times.

You and others seem to like the first light of day - so I will make an effort to have the webcam available when the sun comes up, here in central North America.

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