...and if the TrainCam don't
First of all, please realize
that this is no small task.
TrainCam is a joint project of Greg
McMurry and Glenn Neufeld. Glenn and I are completely nuts about
using computers to do something that we have never seen before. It
is likely that you will have some trouble getting this thing to run on
We have had trouble with the
MACs of all types - Unless you are
trying to print a "happy birthday" banner we think they are pretty useless
Slow connections - 56K just works.
Slower and you need to bring a sack lunch.
Slow computers - com'on, you can
buy a 600 mhz Athlon now for under a grand! Why are you trying this
stuff with no power.
Early Browsers - Now, I don't know
what to say here. Netscape is free. IE is just about free,
Bill Gates tries to put it on your machine everytime you buy any software.
What's your excuse for having Netscape Navigator 3.0. WE ARE UP TO
WAY OVER 4.5!
The TRAINCAM page you may
try to load, is generated with normal HTML script and JAVA. The principal
device used (when we first wrote this page) was Webcam32 JavaPush.
It works pretty good. If we have updated the page without updating
this page, I am sorry. I do have better things to do than write corrections
to my 500 mb web site. Actually, I would rather add stuff than correct
stuff. Its my ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) clicking in.
I have to keep moving like a shark or I think I will die. No going
backwards no fixing old stuff. "Just keep on a truckin' "
Here Are A Few Things To Try
If the TRAINCAM page just loads
a blank screen, try shutting down the page and hitting it again.
If you still have trouble, try re-booting
your computer and visit us again.
If it locks up after loading a first
image, your browser is probably to blame.
If you cannot run audio and video
at the same time, JOIN THE CLUB!
If you see a page with all static,
then we left the TRAIN POV camera on and the engine is powered off.
We use a video transmitter and if there is no power, the receiver just
shows hash. We hope to have a switch you can try to change camera
views -- soon!
If it is all black, either the lights
are off, the TrainCam is broken or the train is parked in one of the tunnels.
TRY AGAIN LATER. Soon you will have lighting control.
We hope to have many interactive
elements for you to mess with, but we only started this 6 months ago.