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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Ustream Server is Down

First, the good news: Ustream, the service I use for this wecam, will probably get their servers running again.

Now the bad news: Ustream is offline right now. (

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Back Again

This webcam was offline for several hour today: not by choice.

A few minutes ago, my son resolved the issue. He tells me it has something to do with a DNS server. I hope that we don't have more trouble like this. At least, not any time soon.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Hummingbird Feeder: First Hummingbird of 2014

A few minutes ago I saw my first hummingbird of the season at the feeder. That's a quick response: from yesterday afternoon to this morning. Maybe it helped that it's raining: or maybe I was just looking at the right moment this year.

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Hummingbird Feeder: First Day, 2014

I generally get the hummingbird feeder out during the last half of May. I'm late this year: but then, we had an unusually rough winter, so maybe the little hummers are running late, too.

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Banned by Ustream! But it Didn't Last

My webcam's 'home' page is back in operation: Small Town America: Central Minnesota.

That's the good news.

The odd news is that earlier this evening, after a routine check of the Ustream feed, I found this message: "You were banned!"

Ustream's help, like so many other corporate "help" pages, is good at explaining why they're nifty, and that I should pay for their premium service. I found nothing about "ban," "banned," or "banning," apart from something that might have been useful if I'd been banned from someone else's chat area: or wanted to ban someone from my chat.

The webcam feed is working again: for the moment, anyway.

Maybe someone found the snow offensive.
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