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Taken 1 Jun 2010 00:26 UTC by Ruth Brandon
(Edit 05:00 UTC, corrected timestamp and adding attribution, this was from my mom’s camera, not mine, so the timestamp delta from UTC was different, which also means I posted this picture out of order, before others I would have posted otherwise. I can not say how much it annoys me that the EXIF data doesn’t include the timezone. I look forward to the days of ubiquitous GPS within cameras, including not just geotagging, but properly synchronized timestamps either in UTC or with included UTC offset.)
So, last week I got a new external wireless network camera to play with. It has been set up for awhile now, but I’ve been tweaking various things, so I hadn’t posted about it now. But you should all of course take a look. The image above should be updating live, but go to the full AbulCam to see the timelapse of the previous day, send messages to me, etc. Because it is wireless, and because it has the whole night vision thing going on, it isn’t limited to pointing at things near my computer. I’ve pointed it at various things in our front or back yard, in a few different rooms of the house, etc. Fun stuff. As I write this it is once again pointing at me sitting at my computer, but I’ve been moving it around and will probably continue to move it around. Brandy made me promise not to put it anyplace inside the house other than my office without her advance knowledge and her ability to veto, but still, there will probably be fun stuff to see sometimes, and more fun exciting daily timelapses. So peek in often!
While setting it up I spent a bunch of time improving various aspects of the AbulCam since I was messing around anyway.
The new camera also lets me pan and tilt it from a password protected control page served by the camera itself inside my network. Aside from exposing that control page publicly and publishing the UID/PW for the camera, I haven’t figured out a way to just put the appropriate control knobs on my public webpage to let anybody pan and tilt the camera. I’d already spent enough time on other aspects of the camera, so I had to cut things off somewhere. But if anybody out there knows how to do that with a TrendNet camera, let me know. I think it would be fun to let the internet control where the camera was pointing. :-)
Anyway, updated camera. Peek in and enjoy.