I love the rain. We really needed it too. It started last night and I had to get in my truck and drive around. There is something about the rain that makes me feel relaxed and happy. Rain has the ability to wash the smog, grime, oil, and dirt away from everything. It also seems to have the same effect with me. It is washing away the sadness, loneliness, and hopelessness that I have been feeling. I have always liked the rain for this reason. The only time when I don't care for the rain is when I have to work in it. I then become bone chilling cold as the cold rain soaks my head, neck, hands, shoes, socks, and feet. As long as I can stay warm while it is raining, I am happy.
I'm curled up in my computer chair with my feet tucked to one side of the seat. I have my wireless keyboard in my lap and I'm staring out the sliding glass window and watching the rain come down and the water rushing down the street. It looks so peaceful outside. The cars are driving by with their windshield wipers going.
The sound of a siren cuts through the sound of the rain on the roof. I hope everyone's okay. Unfortunately, with the rain come driving accidents. There are many Southern Californians that cannot drive in the rain. They continue to drive like they do on any other day of the week without taking into consideration that the oil from the roads has lifted off the surface and the reduced visibility can cause disaster at the higher speeds. Slow down! How hard is that to do? Getting in an accident will take more time than the 5 minutes that you are going to save by driving faster. [steps off his soapbox]
Last night I spent all night trying to configure different programs and web servers to allow me to broadcast my webcam from my computer. The thing I keep running into is my Netgear Firewall/Router. It seems to be blocking the web requests to my computer even though I have turned on the IP forwarding of http web requests (port 80/tcp) to my computer. If I access the page on my machine directly, it comes up without a problem. When I put the public IP address in the URL, it is unable to locate the server.
I can always ftp images to my website, but that will slow down the image updates, because of the time it takes the ftp transfer to happen. I wouldn't be able to stream the video.
That's what I'll be working on today. I will make this work. I just have to figure out how to do it. As soon as I do, I'll be able to give out logins and passwords so you can view my webcam from a web page instead of having to run Yahoo Chat or NetMeeting.
Well, it's shower time (since I just woke up) and then I'll tackle my router access problem. Hope that you see me soon.