Camera replacement didn't go as planned. First, I found out that USB cable coating was severely damaged by Sandy and harsh winter. Received new cables yesterday morning, attached it to brand new 15MP webcam, it worked well for 5 minutes then computer died completely (not just hard disk). Computer was really old anyway, I bought it 2009. I'll try to find some used or new computer, maybe there would be some luck on Black Friday :-) Stay tuned. Thank you for your support and have a Happy Thanksgiving!!
November 19, 2013
Dear friends, webcam broke down. For some reason I cannot turn it on. This particular webcam been alive since 2011, survided two hurricanes (Irene and Sandy) and now officially dead. I'll try to replace it by Thanksgiving. Please stay tuned for more updates. By the way, you can donate few bucks towards new webcam by clicking here. Thank you for your support!
October 27, 2012
Little update on Brooklyn Webcam. I decided to close old webcam project because I failed to launch new webcam last year. All donations have been refunded. Perhaps, I'll give another try somewhere in 2013. Webcam will be live for hurricane Sandy only (October 27th - October 31st), enjoy! :-) P.S. Thank you for kind comments in my guestbook.
August 29, 2011
Have you missed hurricane Irene? Don't worry, I've taken live HD footage from webcam when Brooklyn was right in the middle of that "thing":
Thank you all for kind letters and support. We're OK, but thousands of other people in New York are out of electricity for second day in row. It's really tough. We hope ConEd restore power soon.
August 28, 2011
04:21 Hurricane Irene is hitting us in Brooklyn pretty badly. Windows are shaking, power goes out sometimes - but webcam is operating normally (so far..) thanks to backup power UPS and backup DSL link. If image freeze for 1 hour or longer, we either: a) lost power, b) backup batteries drained or c) both.
August 24, 2011
I was thinking that from 9/11 we went through "everything". It looks like "everything" is just to begin. Earthquake in Brooklyn last for about 30-40 seconds and it was pretty strong! I was in Brooklyn and entire old building (built in 30s) was shaking badly. Webcam is operating normally. Now we're preparing ourselves for another thing hurricane "Irene". Stay tuned.
July 22, 2011
Heat wave in New York: temperature is about to reach 100F. Cyperpower UPS installed few weeks ago will be extemely handy. So far we had one short outage in Brooklyn (voltage dropped from 120 to 90 volts for 3 seconds).
Tonight we disconnected battery backup from AC for 48 minutes (for test purposes). It shows 19% of remaining battery backup power now, so webcam (webcam + midsize computer w/o monitor + cable modem + router) may run for about 55-60 minutes on backup unit. It's good idea to get second unit just in case of extended power outage in New York. Or install 15K diesel generator :-)
Yesterday we brought online backup DSL link. If power goes out, cable will be out for sure. Since DSL goes through regular phone lines, internet connection will stay on, as long as power backup has power. DSL modem takes very little power, it may stay alive for hours. I think we should put it on external power backup unit. I'll show details later.
Thousands of people, local jewish police, NYPD, FBI are searching our neighbourhood (South Brooklyn) for missing 9 year old boy.
Unfortunately, we do not store archive webcam images on local server (lack of spacing resources).
July 5, 2011
Fireworks in Brooklyn, New York. Right spot this year! I am glad that we changed location.
June 27, 2011
Brooklyn Webcam is now protected by Cyperpower UPS! It will allow us to run webcam during power events (blackouts/brownouts), which are frequent during summer times in Brooklyn, New York.