I’ve update the page for Lacrosse’s foal cam to include the camera controls.Â The lag is pretty significant (even locally), so be careful not to over shoot your target.Â It’s nearly impossible to keep up with Lacrosse when she’s on the move, so it’s best to wait until she settles down in a region before moving it.
YIKES! My “Will work for bandwidth” geeky t-shirt just took on a whole new meaning! This morning I looked at it because I was seeing some warning messages at 3:30am (80% usage). By 9am we had exceeded the usage! When I had last looked I thought I saw a usage of 12GB. So I contacted our hosting provider and bought another 10GB, figuring that would be plenty to get us through the foaling… Well by early afternoon we had blown through that! I must have missed a digit, because while trying to up the bandwidth again, I noticed that we had used over 140GB of bandwidth.
I’ll be tweaking the pages tonight, after Diego goes to sleep.
At least no one missed anything. Lacrosse was out grazing right up to the time that the bandwidth problem was sorted out! Talk about timing.
We ran out of bandwidth this morning! Hopefully none of you addicts were harmed by the momentary loss 😉 I’ve modified some of the pages so that our consumption is lessened, so you may notice a combination of things, such as a new image saying that Lacrosse is out in the pasture, so that you’re not looking at an empty stall and a slower refresh of the page (once every 5-10 seconds instead of a continuous refresh). As always http://kulacrosse.foal-watch.com/ should be used to view the stall, as I keep trying to optimize the settings there. I’ll soon add camera controls so that everyone can move the camera (just don’t abuse it ;-))
Stef is nearing the exhaustion point… she can’t believe she’s held out for this long!
Still no change on her milk test and any correlation to last year’s test kit (different brand so I’ve been comparing to two for reference purposes) has been shot. This year’s test seems to be the more accurate of the two, thankfully, but of course I only have the procedure/materials/hearsay evidence to base that judgement on. I’ll post a milk test update when I finally note a change. She’s out for the day, unless she tells me otherwise, eating grass under the shade of the trees. Oh how I envy her. I get to try to get some work done in this state…
Finally put up a version of the viewer that doesn’t flicker the screen as much. Hope it’s to everyone’s liking. If there are any problems, please let me know! The link is the same: http://kulacrosse.foal-watch.com/
I’m sure it will be worth the wait though!
I’m glad I have a degree in science or I’d be thinking I was doing the test wrong right about now! 😉 I’m really hoping to beat the trend this year. The last two times she kept me up for 5 nights. I’d rather that than miss it, however.
She’s in again, but only because of T-storms in the area, not because there are any additional signs. I’ll be doing her milk test again around 9pm tonight and will post the results here.
Her milk test is still holding strong at about 250ppm. She’s out now, stretching her legs and eating some grass before the heat of the day gets too brutal.
It’s just after 3 am and there’s no change in her milk test. We’re holding steady at 250ppm. I really don’t want to be up tomorrow!!!