(My webcam, YouTube and this page were on speaking terms from Feb. 11 — Feb. 13 and are now back online. (9:01 a.m. here in Minnesota, Feb. 11) Thanks for watching!)
My corner of small town America, deep in the heart of darkest Minnesota.
You’re seeing part of Sauk Centre’s south side, about halfway between the Interstate and downtown.
(September 5, 2020: I am having trouble keeping the connection between my webcam and YouTube stable for more than a few hours at a time. As a result, you may be seeing what the webcam sent during an earlier session. Frustrating. Maybe I’ll resolve this issue, maybe not. Thanks for your patience, and for watching!)
I moved the webcam about a foot to your right on May 3, so that a bush wouldn’t fill a third of the screen.
Good news, the bush no longer obstructs your view.
Not-so-good news, summer leaves pulled a tree’s branches down: obstructing the top third of your view, and then some.
Lowering the webcam would have it looking through a screen.
I’ve been thinking about solutions. Without success, so far. But I’ll keep thinking.
Or try viewing my YouTube Live Stream: Sauk Centre. (“My corner of small town America: Sauk Centre, Minnesota”)
If the webcam is offline, I will have it working again as soon as I can.
Depending on what happened, that could take minutes, days — or longer.
I’d call this a ‘live stream,’ but at best it’s what the webcam sent a few seconds ago.
YouTube’s service, this blog’s WordPress software and my computer’s system cooperate: but at an unhurried pace.
Sauk Centre is on Interstate 94, halfway between Minneapolis and Fargo, North Dakota.
The webcam looks north and west from a window near my desk.
From November 12, 2020:
November 11, 2019.
This webcam is online again: for the moment, at any rate.
I may or may not have uncovered and corrected whatever was keeping you — and me — from viewing my webcam through YouTube.
Whether it keeps running for minutes, days, or (I hope) much longer remains to be seen.
Many frustrating months of technical issues may be over.
Late 2018-November 2019.
YoutTube’s system seems to think I’m trying to record my webcam’s feed. And won’t show the ‘recording:’ to me or anyone else, apparently.
There may or may not be a solution to the SNAFU with YouTube. Either way, I can’t coax the system to showing you anything from Sauk Centre’s south side.
There probably is a solution. When, and if, I find it: this webcam will be back online.