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March 20, 2017

Wambooli PorchCam 2.4

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It was just last year when I finally got off my butt and bought a new webcam to serve as the Wambooli PorchCam. I wrote the programs and set it live. Now, almost six months later, I’ve modified the PorchCam yet again.
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October 18, 2016

PorchCam 2.3

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I’ve never forgotten the PorchCam, a feature that’s been on this website for nearly 20 years. Well, back in the 1990s it was called the DrivewayCam. Today, it’s the PorchCam and, yes, it’s back online. The current image is shown in Figure 1.
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October 4, 2016

The New Wambooli PorchCam – Almost

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The old Porchcam went down almost 18 months ago. I attempted a software update and the end result was that the camera’s Administration web page was completely inaccessible. Without any controls to access the device, I had to take it down.
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December 28, 2015

PorchCam 2016 Year in Review

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It was a sad day. On Thursday, 14 May of this year, the Wambooli PorchCam died.
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November 4, 2015

PorchCam 3.0

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I was so excited. I thought I had a new PorchCam for Wambooli. A better camera than the old Foscams I purchased. Something designed for outdoor use, with pan/tilt/zoom and IR for night time images. Oh boy!
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May 18, 2015

Porchcam Woes

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Curse the upgrade!

I swear, after so many years in the illogical computer business, I have a damn fine reason to be wary of software upgrades: Sometimes upgrades are the worst possible things you can do.
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January 2, 2015

PorchCam 2014: The Year in Review

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Thanks for all your visits to the Wambooli Porchcam. Each year, I look through the images and save those that feature interesting items. That list includes mundane things, like my cats! That’s because looking at the front yard is generally a dull thing.
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May 12, 2014

Introducing Wambooli PorchCam 2.2

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Sometime on April 29, 2014, my Wambooli webcam — the PorchCam &mdash died. I should be used to these things.
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December 27, 2013

PorchCam Year In Review: 2013

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It’s time once again for me to peruse the hundreds of images captured by my front-door mounted web cam. Here are the highlights for 2013.
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April 5, 2013

Presenting PorchCam 2.1

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Porchcam 2.1 I finally got tired of the bad IR cutoff on the second generation Wambooli Porchcam. When Foscam put the latest version of their PT Wi-Fi camera on sale, I bought one. The result is the Wambooli PorchCam version 2.1.
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