Saturday 15 July 2017

Update 15th July 2017 and a Baby Possum Alert

If you are new to this site, a Baby Possum Alert is when:
There is a brief period of time (maybe a few weeks) when a baby possum is not yet old enough to back-ride during the night, but is old enough to come out of the pouch during the day. This is the most interesting time to watch the box cameras, because the baby has been asleep in the pouch all night, and therefore is full of energy during the day and up to all sorts of mischief in the nestbox.

At most, you might get to see this a couple of times a year, so now is the time to watch.
Sasha's latest baby is now at this stage.

Sasha's baby climbing over her in Box 4 - 15th July 2017

You can see an overview of the box cameras at Possum TV Live; click any box to get streaming
video of that box.

Monday 3 July 2017

Server was offline - sorry about that

My humble apologies to viewers.

The Possum TV webcam server has been off air since about 11 am on the 22nd of June and I've only just noticed. It should now be viewable again.

Without going into too much technical detail, the problem related to the external IP address of the server; I could still access the site from my local network (or I would have noticed the problem sooner), but it was inaccessible from the web. The underlying cause of the problem is currently under investigation. The cause was that a script which was meant to alert me when this happens failed to work. This was in turn due to Big Pond changing the way their mail server operates, probably in an attempt to reduce spam. I have modified the script to now work correctly and I'm looking at adding have added a backup notification method in case this sort of thing happens again.