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Big waves

Posted by Daniel Hallas on August 25, 2014, 1:58 pm
187.148.140.106

Last evening when we were sitting at the beach bar some waves roared under
our chairs and up to the brick patio by the office.
About an hour ago a big wave washed all the way up to the office doors
so I have put up some boards to keep that from happening again. The
next high tide is at 10 pm and should be a little higher, but some are
saying that the surf is at its peak for this storm.
I put up the cheapo web cam again for those who care
http://www.lamanzanilla.info/web_cam.html
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Re: Big waves

Posted by Ken B on August 25, 2014, 2:59 pm, in reply to "Big waves"
71.198.91.13

Thanks for persevering Daniel.
I only had to watch for a few minutes to relax, feel the stress melt away and now I think I'll lie down for a wee nap.
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Re: Big waves

Posted by Duckie Hoomever on August 25, 2014, 8:04 pm, in reply to "Big waves"
99.27.231.249

I really enjoyed y'alls sunset on the webcam just now. Thanks, Daniel.
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Re: Big waves

Posted by Daniel Hallas on August 25, 2014, 9:16 pm, in reply to "Re: Big waves"
187.148.140.106

Your welcome. It was fun sitting out at the beach bar with the occasional
ocean screaming under your chair, sometimes knocking things off the
beach bar. One would think that it would be the big waves that would produce
that event, but the maximum height is reached when regular sized waves combine.
It's almost impossible to predict, the last one of the evening got everyone wet.
Really a fun evening, one of those where you feel you are on the point of the
spear of time itself, very present moment. Strange how those moments spring up
seemingly from nowhere, all of a sudden your alive and its happening and so fun.
Boredom as a goal......the breeding ground of original.
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Re: Big waves

Posted by JudyDB on August 25, 2014, 11:49 pm, in reply to "Re: Big waves"

Yes...older I get, the more I enjoy the unplanned moments the most. I am intrigued by your statement "Boredom as a goal....the breeding ground of original." Do you mean that the emptiness of boredom provides something to fill? I am yearning for the porch beside your nightly gathering place. I'll be back mid-November through mid-January. Hoping the waves don't wash it away!
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Re: Big waves

Posted by Daniel Hallas on August 26, 2014, 12:08 am, in reply to "Re: Big waves"
Edited by board administrator August 26, 2014, 1:48 am

Edit:

"Do you mean that the emptiness of boredom provides something to fill"?

The short answer is seemingly yes, a place to fill.

While I answered best I could (below) I donít feel I really explained the heart of
my statement (I got too metaphysical) and your question has prompted me to
try and expand on it.

Basically when you are bored you are in a place where you donít have anything you have (or want)
to do (a real luxury), that place gives you opportunity to come up with something original
to occupy that time. Boredom is the space where originality is most likely to happen, something
different than what you already had to choose from, including choosing to do nothing.

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more accurately stated as perhaps this or perhaps that or perhaps nothing.

being comfortable when no one is talking

not fearing the "blank slate"

leaving space for what is already there (everything) to appear


I hope the waves don't wash it away as well! See you in November Judy.
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Re: Big waves

Posted by Gayle B on August 26, 2014, 10:34 am, in reply to "Re: Big waves"
187.146.133.181

This morning half of the beach bar is missing. Were you able to save it Daniel or did the waves during the night take it?
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Re: Big waves

Posted by Daniel Hallas on August 26, 2014, 10:42 am, in reply to "Re: Big waves"
201.138.182.158

It is on the sand closer to the office.
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Re: Big waves

Posted by Ken B on August 26, 2014, 10:55 am, in reply to "Re: Big waves"
71.198.91.13

Daniel, I have a question, what about the sound of the big waves crashing? I notice a sliding volume control in the lower right of the screen but it doesn't seem to have any effect. Is the absence of sound a problem at my end or is it something else?

I apologize if this was addressed in an earlier posting that I missed.

Thanks again for your efforts with the web cam.
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Re: Big waves

Posted by Daniel Hallas on August 26, 2014, 11:02 am, in reply to "Re: Big waves"
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No sound until the update gets here, hopefully Saturday.
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Re: Big waves

Posted by Jane G on August 26, 2014, 11:11 am, in reply to "Re: Big waves"
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I love this camera, D! I can hear the surf way back here by the rock quarry, and now I can watch it on your web cam. Saves me a trip into town.
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Re: Big waves

Posted by Erin on August 26, 2014, 3:37 pm, in reply to "Re: Big waves"
96.54.244.169

Just got the system up and running this am, fantastic and it just invites me back down, can not wait until November, thanks Daniel and don't let the nay sayers get you down, you are certainly the link to the outside world, keep it up!!!!
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Big Waves

Posted by JudyDB on August 26, 2014, 2:04 pm, in reply to "Re: Big waves"
189.162.250.194

I agree with you one hundred percent. That's part of why I come to La Manzanilla. Fewer "have to's" and fewer distractions. Only the sea--and me. And a few others such as watching the daily collection at Daniel's from next door! I like being in a place where the action passes but I don't necessarily have to be part of it. "My" porch is perfect for that, although as I get to know more people there, there is an increasing temptation to join in the fun...Judy

P.S. For some reason I couldn't get your sunset feed last night. Would being in Mexico have anything to do with this? Surely not. That isn't too logical. I live in the Lake Chapala area.
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Re: Big Waves

Posted by Ronnie on August 26, 2014, 6:47 pm, in reply to "Big Waves"
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Yahooooo! I see leaves rustling, hammock rope, an empty chair that suggests I'm sitting in it and watching the waves break onto the sand. I bird comes by. Way cool; what a joy. Thank you so much.
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Re: Big waves

Posted by Judy B on August 26, 2014, 9:36 pm, in reply to "Big waves"
99.246.126.140

I love looking at this. I keep wondering if we are taking on water living so close to you in our Casa.. Fingers crossed. I would love to see this on my ipad. Flash player is a PITA when not on the right device. I could sit and look at that beach view all day longing to be home. Soon, real soon we will be looking at the real thing. Enjoy Daniel. Thanks for all your work on this.
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Re: Big waves

Posted by Daniel Hallas on August 26, 2014, 9:57 pm, in reply to "Re: Big waves"
201.138.182.158

If things go according to plan one will be able to watch the cam on ipad and cell.
Poco, poco.
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Re: Big waves

Posted by Will on August 26, 2014, 10:24 pm, in reply to "Re: Big waves"

Is there a link on the lamanzanilla.info homepage or do I just need to find it on the message board?
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Re: Big waves

Posted by Daniel Hallas on August 27, 2014, 2:40 am, in reply to "Re: Big waves"
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Top post on this thread has a link Will.

D
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Re: Big waves

Posted by Nancy C on August 27, 2014, 7:12 am, in reply to "Re: Big waves"
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For some reason, we have never been able to get it to work.
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Re: Big waves

Posted by Daniel Hallas on August 28, 2014, 5:47 am, in reply to "Re: Big waves"
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The cam is not on all the time (yet) do you see the test pattern (below)?

Can you get any of the cams on this page to work?

http://www.earthcam.com/

Are you using Internet Explorer or another browser?

Are you on an ipad? Judy B knows about those.

Support for ipad and cell phones should be working in about a week or so.

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Re: Big waves

Posted by Nancy C on August 28, 2014, 6:09 am, in reply to "Re: Big waves"
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Thanks, Daniel. Yes, we only use ipads now. Judy explained that it needs an app that is not available on the ipad.
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Re: Big waves

Posted by Daniel Hallas on August 28, 2014, 6:26 am, in reply to "Re: Big waves"
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I did a search using - earthcam app for ipad

http://www.google.com.mx/search?hl=en-MX&source=hp&q=earthcam+app+for+ipad&btnG=Google+Search&gbv=1

Never having used an ipad I have to refer to others who have.

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Re: Big waves

Posted by Nancy C on August 28, 2014, 7:17 am, in reply to "Re: Big waves"
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I downloaded the Earth cam one, but seems I can only view cameras that are in their directory.
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Re: Big waves

Posted by Debra on September 2, 2014, 7:28 pm, in reply to "Big waves"
64.146.142.5

I'm watching the live camera now and talking with Bruce and Jackie...Jackie says it's raining now. Hoping to see you all soon for sunset on camera..how fun is this camera Daniel!!!
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