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Mt wilson towercam as desktop image! (Live!)

 
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Location: Now I have a quote under my name, Taco.

PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 2:34 pm    Post subject: Mt wilson towercam as desktop image! (Live!)  Reply with quote

I finally figured out how to set a webcam image (in this case the towercam) to be my desktop image, and have it refresh throughout the day.  I created an automator script that gets the image, sets it as the desktop image, pauses for 5 minutes, then loops and does it again.

Now at work (in a windowless room), I can see the passage of daylight over the San Gabriels.  This makes me a happy worker!

SO, this will only work on a Mac though - have no idea how you'd do it on a PC.  Anyone who wants to try it can PM me, and I'll email you the Automator script.

Fun!
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn commie Macs.
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhh, CM! You tease me then pull the rug out!

+1 on what Taco said.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It used to be you could set up your Windows desktop in html - would be easy in 98. I don't think you can do that anymore.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taco, the ancestral apple trees come from Kazakhstan!
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