“The Doctor thought he had an adequate understanding of Internet Technology (IT) when setting up the Web Cam, but obviously he did not. Witness him leading friends through a labyrinth of false starts, dead ends and frustration not worth the effort. I’m surprised he has any friends left. Granted several of his reader/friends made the Web Cam link work, but the system he set up really disappoints me”.
“I know a lot is happening in the Doctor’s big nest. The human that lives with him is working full time, maintaining the nest, paying bills, managing investments and carefully watching the Doctor to keep him out of trouble.
“He has a tendency to follow particular tangential thoughts”. I once heard her say.
Monday in the big nest …………
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Ten hours of tending to sick humans.
5:00 PM Try to figure out form 1099-K, voter redistricting and Obama care.
6:00 PM. The human that lives with him prepares dinner and refreshes their love with her sundry activities. The females of this species apparently have special powers.
7:00 – 8:30 PM Study Bridge notes.
8:00 – 9:30 PM Study ospreys
9:30 Have an ice cream cone, check e-mails and review google news.
10:00 Go to bed in hopes of getting a good night’s sleep.
6:00 AM Get up and do it again.
“Hey, you know I’m busy too”, continued Harriett.
“Preparing for the migration home is a bigger job than you think, but go to bed early tonight, sleep deeply and keep your channels open. I have a message for you”.
The Doctor did just that.
Tuesday morning…………….6:30 AM
The Doctor awoke realizing that something had happened. The worry of his Internet problem was no more! “What problem”? The solution was obvious. Why had he not seen it before? There is nothing like a warm hot shower to see things more clearly.
“Hmm…” He could feel Harriett’s telepathic thoughts coming together, like a camera being focused in his refreshed brain.
“Ok, first, why are you going through all this, only to limit yourself to Microsoft friends? There are so many concerns with this approach. Try to get it to work if your friend has an apple… not gonna happen… or a mobile device… not gonna happen…”
“You’ve restricted your friends to Microsoft windows desktops… and it frankly it does not work consistently… because it depends on many settings within your friend’s machine. (The IE settings, etc… now, try to get them to try and change the settings…. good luck, and besides they are probably set this way for good reason… they are a security nightmare. And also, does Mozilla Firefox support active x? Would you have to open up a firewall port to install X, and then, allow the stream? The problems with this approach boggle the mind. You should know this Doctor”.
It also appears you’re using a dynamic dns ….. come on! Lucky if anything works on a consistent basis… if your IP lease expires on the cam, or your friend gets rebooted… it’s possible your connection will die until it reestablishes the connection…and, your friends refresh their dns cache, no telling how long this would take or how many web cam updates would go missing……not to mention your friend’s frustration.
You are probably having to go through this, because you’re using WordPress. You should have asked me earlier. The other thing, is, are you trying to turn the web cam into a server, for streaming video? Then, you get what the vendor gave, and it appears, it would not be suitable for a multiplatform approach, as well as opening yourself up to simultaneous stream limits of the cam itself and the dynamic dns problems above.
The simple way is to simply upload a picture directly to the server, so that your web friends don’t have to DO ANYTHING but view a web page. (This would also allow any interested human to view the site…)
The web cam, should have an ‘ftp client mode’ that can upload a pre-named picture to the server at a set interval. Then, set the page meta to automatically refresh itself at the same interval…….and you are done.” Compliments to Webdawgs*
The Doctor understood his telepathic dream, as he stepped from the shower.
“Wow! It’s a whole new day”, he exclaimed.
“Sometimes I just do not know what I’m going to do with him. He really should have thought of this on his own”.
“In conclusion, if you have a working link to the web cam now, do not change a thing until you hear from the Doctor. If you are having any trouble at all, forget all the Doctor has said in the past and wait for further instructions”.