Halloween Blog

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My holiday lights have raised over $80,000 for Celiac Disease Research. Please consider also donating to benefit the Center for Celiac Research.

A lotta folks enjoy my halloween decorations & halloween webcam so you can use this halloween blog to toss in your two cents for all to see. People all over the world enjoy it as you can see from the country flags below (mouse-over 'em for more info) - data comes from the IP geolocation script. You are limited to 1000 characters (no HTML) and pls keep it relevant and family friendly. Thank you in advance for your spooky comments, consider linking to this site ... and Happy Halloween!

You can also send an "Instant Message via webcam" from the main page - the text entry is right below the X10 power controls. Read the thousands of the IM's and watch time-lapse halloween movies of 'em.

Previous Halloween Blog Comments:     246 in 2005, 548 in 2006, 511 in 2007, 473 in 2008, 584 in 2009, took a break in 2010, 196 in 2011, 196 in 2012, 268 in 2013 There is also the christmas blog for some HO-HO-HO comments!

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226 Comments

226 - United States - Emerson New Jersey 40.9748°N 74.0247°W "Anonymous" from 173.070.080.015 (pool-173-70-80-15.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2014/10/31 17:59:29
Thank You Again for your Wonderful Halloween display and your work for sick kids! It's 8:00pm here on east coast and trick or treaters are still coming. Great to see all having fun. HAPPY HALLOWEEN

225 - Spain - Urroz Navarra 42.7214°N 1.4857°W "Anonymous" from 083.054.251.168 (168.Red-83-54-251.dynamicIP.rima-tde.net) wrote at 2014/10/31 17:04:25
Hola puta. jIjIjI

224 - Spain - Urroz Navarra 42.7214°N 1.4857°W "Anonymous" from 083.054.251.168 (168.Red-83-54-251.dynamicIP.rima-tde.net) wrote at 2014/10/31 16:48:48
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223 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/31 16:35:06
I've turned the webcams on early and the X10 controls go live an hour early at 5:00 ... although it won't start getting dark until after 6:00. Here's two pictures from this morning of my son Kyle who is going as a clown ... complete with size-17 shoes! ;-)
halloween kyle clown 1

halloween kyle clown 2

222 - United States - Jacksonville Florida 30.2187°N 81.7540°W "Daniel" from 066.177.116.215 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/31 16:01:47
is this the last day MR.#1

221 - United States - Jacksonville Florida 30.2187°N 81.7540°W "Daniel" from 066.177.116.215 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/31 15:53:03
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE OUT THERE AND A SAFE NIGHT HA HA HA :)

220 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Anonymous" from 178.079.149.253 (li269-253.members.linode.com) wrote at 2014/10/31 15:48:51
Harry Potter and the Carved Pumpkin...

219 - Austria - City N/A 47.3333°N 13.3333°E "Anonymous" from 212.197.166.012 (212-197-166-12.adsl.highway.telekom.at) wrote at 2014/10/31 15:47:04
I want a big Chocolate Bar!

218 - United States - New York 40.7214°N 74.0052°W "Anonymous" from 162.243.163.134 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/31 15:45:36
Boo!! I'm a Ghost! I scare you!

217 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5421°N 113.4989°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.097.107 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/31 15:44:10
looking quite smashing!

216 - United States - Omaha Nebraska 41.2616°N 96.1820°W "Anonymous" from 070.168.035.233 (wsip-70-168-35-233.om.om.cox.net) wrote at 2014/10/31 15:00:09
happy halloween all!

215 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Dan" from 087.112.016.223 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/31 14:17:58
Happy Halloween all - stay scary now...

214 - United Kingdom - Lincoln Lincolnshire 53.0908°N 0.4081°W "alan eason" from 086.160.115.139 (host86-160-115-139.range86-160.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2014/10/31 12:09:56
think I might pop over from the uk for a tot of that chocolate egg nog looks tasty happy Halloween to everyone

213 - Hungary - Sopron Gyor-Moson-Sopron 47.6720°N 16.5852°E "Roland" from 089.134.164.099 (catv-89-134-164-99.catv.broadband.hu) wrote at 2014/10/31 11:24:13
Happy Halloween !!

212 - United Kingdom - Maidstone Kent 51.2667°N 0.5167°E "Anonymous" from 086.130.223.014 (host86-130-223-14.range86-130.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2014/10/31 11:16:19
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

211 - United States - Reading Pennsylvania 40.3325°N 75.8559°W "Anonymous" from 108.036.136.174 (pool-108-36-136-174.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2014/10/31 07:36:26
It's GOOD to be a trick or treater in your neighborhood! Happy Halloween, Mr. K!!!

210 - United States - City N/A 38.0000°N 97.0000°W "Ted and Heidi Shubeck" from 104.138.092.042 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/30 20:07:46
We are leaving Myrtle Beach right now for some of thebig kid treats

209 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/30 20:01:41
Here's a picture of what will be passed out to the Trick-or-Treaters Halloween night - got stuff for both the little and big kids!
halloween candy drinks

208 - United Kingdom - Coventry 52.4097°N 1.5220°W "Anonymous" from 002.217.224.205 (02d9e0cd.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2014/10/30 20:00:39
have you bought anything new this year for the Christmas lights?

207 - United Kingdom - Musselburgh East Lothian 55.9385°N 3.0337°W "Shona Campbell" from 002.025.018.069 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/30 15:41:44
Hi Alek, I found both this site and your Christmas one a while back and think they're absolutely wonderful and so fun :) Because of time difference (I'm in Scotland, UK). I often miss when your lights go interactive, but I'll try and come back tonight, it'll be about 11.35pm here then but if I can I'll be back. Just wanted to say hi and that I support you 100 percent and love what you're doing. A wonderful, inventive, fun way to help Celiac sufferers. Much Respect, Love and Hugs from Stonehaven, Scotland :) x

206 - United Kingdom - Coventry 52.4097°N 1.5220°W "Anonymous" from 002.217.224.205 (02d9e0cd.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2014/10/30 11:07:03
d*** it I have been tapping into the wrong cam. I missed you putting all the Halloween lights up

205 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/30 08:38:44
There have been some pretty nice sunrises the last couple of days - here's a recent picture with Frankenstein and SpongeBob. The second picture is a truly spectacular sunrise from 2010 when the Christmas stuff was out.
halloween sunrise

christmas sunrise

204 - United States - Jacksonville Florida 30.2187°N 81.7540°W "daniel" from 066.177.116.215 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/29 17:40:08
alek can you put the globe in front of the garage

203 - United States - Jacksonville Florida 30.2187°N 81.7540°W "daniel" from 066.177.116.215 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/29 14:19:47
2 more days from daniel

202 - United Kingdom - Maidstone Kent 51.2667°N 0.5167°E "Anonymous" from 086.130.223.014 (host86-130-223-14.range86-130.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2014/10/29 14:07:16
Can't wait for Halloween now! Will be here 5pm on the dot!

201 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/29 13:01:03
It's two days before Halloween, so the Christmas Blog is now open for comments!
Remember that Halloween is just the warmup for Christmas and I hope to have the zany christmas webcam online by December 1st and maybe sometime after Thanksgiving ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)

christmas house

christmas house wide angle

christmas front yard

christmas santa workshop

200 - United States - Kutztown Pennsylvania 40.5378°N 75.7812°W "Anonymous" from 108.036.140.238 (pool-108-36-140-238.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2014/10/28 20:22:33
That blurred shot is cool! So glad your bunnies are still hanging out!

199 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9344°N 1.4530°W "Gill Luke's mum" from 081.096.176.065 (cpc23-derb12-2-0-cust64.8-3.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2014/10/28 18:57:09
Not long now everyone, just three more sleeps until the bit spooktacular night

198 - United States - Depew New York 42.8955°N 78.7071°W "Shawn" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/28 17:43:29
That's cool. Didn't know there was a mailing list. I would like to be on the list. I will include mine on the blog!

197 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "GrottoTree" from 212.159.114.107 (jacqveares.plus.com) wrote at 2014/10/28 12:01:55
Nice to see 1fps, mind you I do have a 50Mbps connection.

196 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/28 10:43:40
Here's the picture I took this morning ... was actually two shots that I have combined into an animated GIF. I almost deleted the second one because of the motion blur as I was pulling the camera back ... but it looks pretty cool! ;-)
halloween front yard

195 - United States - City N/A 38.0000°N 97.0000°W "Anonymous" from 107.072.162.021 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/28 06:19:47
Every year at this I get an email from Alek, and it reminds me about that time a long time ago when I found this website and signed up for the emailing list. Can't believe this is still going on! But it always reminds me that we are getting into that awesome time of year! Have a great winter holiday everyone!
Alek replies at 08:28 - Thanks for the nice note ... and yea, sometimes even I'm surprised it's still going strong! Coincidentally, I had fired up the display this morning to take some pictures ... and the school bus (they have yellow ones too) stopped by this morning to check out the display.
halloween school bus

194 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9344°N 1.4530°W "Luke's mum" from 081.096.176.065 (cpc23-derb12-2-0-cust64.8-3.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2014/10/27 20:40:05
Good evening Alek, give us all a wave please :)

193 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/27 20:09:02
I helped Dan Murray start the Rocky Mountain Internet User's Group wayyyy back in 1994 - we had meetings about the best way to connect to the Internet via ... DIAL-UP MODEM! So I was chatting with tonight and pulled out one of our original tee-shirts for the Haunted Office Cam - LOL! ;-)
halloween rmiug

192 - United States - Orange Park Florida 30.1294°N 81.7775°W "daniel" from 024.129.032.032 (c-24-129-32-32.hsd1.fl.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/27 17:43:35
alek hulk#2's arm is flat
Alek replies at 18:29 - Yea, my brother and I tried to fix that leak a while ago ... but it opened up again right on the seam. Plus if his arm was inflated, both Hulk's could not fit 'em on the balcony! ;-)

191 - United States - Depew New York 42.8955°N 78.7071°W "Shawn" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/27 13:41:59
Very windy out there!

190 - United States - Depew New York 42.8955°N 78.7071°W "Shawn" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/27 13:31:19
Wow, 60 people looking at this and there's still 4 hours and 30 minutes until thing are ALIVE!

189 - Poland - City N/A 52.0000°N 20.0000°E "Anonymous" from 109.241.109.073 (109241109073.gdansk.vectranet.pl) wrote at 2014/10/26 20:39:10
Bunny is cute!

188 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (S0106602ad071467d.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2014/10/26 19:51:10
Stop living in China then...

187 - United States - Orange Park Florida 30.1294°N 81.7775°W "daniel" from 024.129.032.032 (c-24-129-32-32.hsd1.fl.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/26 18:18:27
do still have him

186 - United States - Orange Park Florida 30.1294°N 81.7775°W "daniel" from 024.129.032.032 (c-24-129-32-32.hsd1.fl.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/26 17:57:12
hey alek where is the grim reaper?
Alek replies at 18:15 - The Grim Reaper always had difficulty standing up as he's fairly heavy and the fan was under-powered ... so I retired him! ;-)

185 - China - Beijing 39.9289°N 116.3883°E "Anonymous" from 118.244.239.002 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/26 14:36:40
Not working well on slow computer / connection 1fps should be an option, maybe make a page as 1fps.komar.org page is a easy way to do it or cookie based setting (harder to do). Yes not everyone is rich and high speed with new computer every 6 months.

184 - United States - Depew New York 42.8955°N 78.7071°W "Shawn" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/26 07:33:17
Are you going to change the fps to all your webcam sites?
Alek replies at 07:40 - Just doing as test over the holidays.

183 - United States - Voorhees New Jersey 39.8413°N 74.9375°W "Anonymous" from 068.045.070.038 (c-68-45-70-38.hsd1.nj.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/26 06:56:35
64 degrees and snow in the front yard - WTF?
Alek replies at 13:30 - It really is that warm (we have had an incredibly warm Fall - no snow forecast before Halloween) and what you are seeing is the Infrared mode of the webcam - it really does look like snow. Below is an animated GIF showing the camera switching back to "regular" mode as the sun comes up ... and the papers are delivered. Look closely and you'll see a bunny! ;-)
halloween infra red snow

182 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/25 22:04:01
As you can imagine, going up and down a bazillion times takes its toll on the inflatables. The first composite image is the "back side" of Homer Simpson (click on the image to see his big butt!) showing the tape job. The second picture is the large pumpkin by the sidewalk - you can see the fan inside. I taped this up as good as I could, but this whole section may tear out. Finally, while I was snapping pictures, the third image shows a bug crawling on Frankenstein - D'OH! ;-)
halloween homer tear fix

halloween pumpkin tear

halloween bug on frankenstein

181 - United States - Depew New York 42.8955°N 78.7071°W "Shawn" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/25 20:52:16
I like the webcam the way it is!

180 - United States - Cantonment Florida 30.6158°N 87.3162°W "Derek Mogambo" from 068.207.092.020 (20-92.207-68.panhandle.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/25 20:04:04
I have been coming here for over 4 years each Halloween- I love this place!! Happy Halloween!

179 - United States - Depew New York 42.8955°N 78.7071°W "Shawn" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/24 22:04:52
Good night. Be back tomorrow.

178 - United States - Depew New York 42.8955°N 78.7071°W "Shawn" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/24 21:20:04
Never mind, just started working again
Alek replies at 21:35 - Dang - you guys don't miss anything! I was re-arranging some extension cords on the balcony and adding a light to illuminate the Skull Brothers on webcam via zone #5.

177 - United States - Depew New York 42.8955°N 78.7071°W "Shawn" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/24 21:14:48
Poor pumpkins on roof not working! (unable to use IM, using mobile device)

176 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/24 18:45:26
There has been some pretty good clouds the last couple of nights - here's a time-lapse showing 'em in action!


175 - United States - Depew New York 42.8955°N 78.7071°W "Shawn" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/24 17:41:07
There's a van by your driveway!

174 - China - Beijing 39.9289°N 116.3883°E "Anonymous" from 118.244.239.002 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/24 16:58:20
The rocks in the driveway straight down directly under sponge bob were not there in 2012 (seen in blog pics), why did you cut into your driveway and what is the purpose for the rocks?
Alek replies at 18:30 - They've always been there - they are just hard to see if the camera is down low.

173 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/24 13:43:22
Here's a few pictures from this morning - mouseover first image to see shot taken 17 minutes later with ultra-wide angle lens
halloween house
Closeup of the slightly deflated HULK looking mighty angry! ;-)
halloween house hulk
A wide-angle animated GIF taken 9 minutes apart - car drove by the earlier shot
halloween house wide angle

172 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/23 21:32:53
Rebooted router to clear the lagging cam1 (forget DD-WRT has a memory leak) and that caused cam2 to go offline for a few minutes.

171 - United States - Saint Paul Minnesota 45.0141°N 93.0305°W "Nathan" from 071.193.092.128 (c-71-193-92-128.hsd1.mn.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/23 20:21:16
what happen to cam 2

170 - United States - Depew New York 42.8955°N 78.7071°W "Shawn" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/23 18:51:44
In case you don't see the IM message, Cam 1 is having some difficulty keeping up to date. It is lagging a little!

169 - United States - Orange Park Florida 30.1294°N 81.7775°W "daniel" from 024.129.032.032 (c-24-129-32-32.hsd1.fl.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/23 17:44:26
alek wave to us

168 - United States - Saint Paul Minnesota 45.0573°N 92.9534°W "nathan" from 206.131.049.254 (s254-49.mahtomedi.k12.mn.us) wrote at 2014/10/23 13:09:07
you fix the headless horseman
Alek replies at 13:51 - Yea, I turned on webcam1 so you could see me at work. There's still some inflation issues, so you need to say "Giddy'yup" to the Headless Horseman, but he'll be controllable tonight. There was few other minor adjustments, but the view from webcam1 is pretty much done now.
halloween headless horseman

167 - United States - Dayton Ohio 39.7589°N 84.1916°W "Scott G." from 174.103.153.102 (cpe-174-103-153-102.cinci.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/23 12:46:43
Hi Alek and entire family!Just got the annual email...great to see everyone having a great time and in good health. Take care and happy halloween!

166 - United States - Decatur Georgia 33.7748°N 84.2963°W "Dean" from 192.234.069.175 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/23 08:11:08
Hi Alek! I am checking in for the first time this year. I have been following your site for several years now and enjoy it immensely. Happy Upcoming Halloween from McDonough, Georgia!

165 - United States - Waltham Massachusetts 42.3699°N 71.2353°W "julie" from 065.096.133.191 (c-65-96-133-191.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/22 13:36:38
Thank you Alek for all your help!

164 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/22 12:55:54
A pretty good thunderstorm rolled in late last night and momentarily knocked out the power to the house. Besides the blinking clocks, all seemed OK ... except (ironically) Frankenstein blew a fuse - I guess the electricity was too much for the monster. The first animated GIF shows how a lightning bolt really lights up the webcam - the second image is what Frankie's fuse looked like. Fortunately, that lower one in the plug is a spare, so it's simply a matter of popping out the blown one, replacing with the good one and ... "IT'S ALIVE!!!"
halloween lightning bolt

halloween frankenstein fuse

163 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.3318°N 83.3710°W "ErrantEgo" from 068.040.236.133 (c-68-40-236-133.hsd1.mi.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/21 22:10:02
The "BOO" fell down too lol

162 - United States - Saint Paul Minnesota 45.0141°N 93.0305°W "Nathan" from 071.193.092.128 (c-71-193-92-128.hsd1.mn.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/21 20:46:57
alien is down
Alek replies at 21:57 - Yep - very windy tonight - put him back up. FYI that probably better to post these type of issues on the Instant Messages rather than on the Blog ... unless something really goes amiss! ;-)

161 - United States - Saint Paul Minnesota 45.0141°N 93.0305°W "Nathan" from 071.193.092.128 (c-71-193-92-128.hsd1.mn.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/21 18:47:42
frankenstein is not working and the spider web

160 - United States - East Greenville Pennsylvania 40.4180°N 75.5157°W "Anonymous" from 108.036.134.248 (pool-108-36-134-248.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2014/10/21 17:48:22
The haunted office IS looking very cool this year!!! Thumbs Up!

159 - United Kingdom - Willenhall Walsall 52.6122°N 2.0397°W "alan eason" from 081.129.216.083 (host81-129-216-83.range81-129.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2014/10/21 11:52:59
hi alek will your mum be giving you a help putting your xmas lights up this year like she did last time
Alek replies at 21:55 - Actually, Mom is flying in for Thanksgiving week and has graciously offered to help out again - she ROCKED last year as seen in the animated GIF below.
halloween pictures

158 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/20 21:19:44
Yea, I know some stuff isn't hooked up and I have more to put out (but the Haunted Office is looking pretty snazzy) ... we're getting there!
halloween haunted office

157 - United States - Saint Paul Minnesota 45.0141°N 93.0305°W "Nathan" from 071.193.092.128 (c-71-193-92-128.hsd1.mn.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/20 21:13:06
is the blue Skeleton is working

156 - United States - Saint Paul Minnesota 45.0141°N 93.0305°W "Nathan" from 071.193.092.128 (c-71-193-92-128.hsd1.mn.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/20 17:49:38
want happen to the tree at the front yard is out light up and the skeleton

155 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/20 14:02:24
Kyle enjoyed using the "Magic Gun" to fix the icicle lights! ;-)
halloween pictures

halloween pictures

154 - United Kingdom - Wix Essex 51.9000°N 1.1500°E "Harry Elliston" from 095.146.247.096 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/20 09:22:38
happy halloween to alek and family and Halloween is coming soon

153 - United States - Saint Paul Minnesota 45.0141°N 93.0305°W "Nathan" from 071.193.092.128 (c-71-193-92-128.hsd1.mn.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/19 18:51:44
why the blue skeleton is not light up and the little tree in the front yard

152 - United States - Saint Paul Minnesota 45.0141°N 93.0305°W "Nathan" from 071.193.092.128 (c-71-193-92-128.hsd1.mn.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/19 18:02:30
what happen to the inflatable Headless Horseman
Alek replies at 18:31 - He's having some "inflation" issues ... can't get it up! ;-)

151 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Elliott" from 212.159.114.107 (jacqveares.plus.com) wrote at 2014/10/19 16:10:26
Ever thought about enabling PTZ control for cam 2 (watching grass grow) when not being used for the Halloween and Christmas setup? Also love the site, just shame that I have to stay up to 1am in the UK.

150 - United Kingdom - Hayling Hampshire 50.7833°N 0.9667°W "Anonymous" from 082.014.015.188 (cpc1-hava2-2-0-cust443.6-1.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2014/10/18 17:52:56
Will you be placing the camera in the light fixing across the road again?

149 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/18 17:36:37
He should have Halloween shows on the laptop.

148 - United States - Knox Indiana 41.2810°N 86.6210°W "AUSTIN JORDAN" from 050.082.053.045 (50-82-53-45.client.mchsi.com) wrote at 2014/10/18 16:40:48
COME ON I WANT TO CONTROOL IT

147 - United Kingdom - Willenhall Walsall 52.6122°N 2.0397°W "alan eason" from 081.129.216.083 (host81-129-216-83.range81-129.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2014/10/18 16:19:18
love the picture of kyle on the roof look at the lovely colours of the trees

146 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.3318°N 83.3710°W "ErrantEgo" from 068.040.236.133 (c-68-40-236-133.hsd1.mi.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/18 15:35:53
Alek, what do you have in the driveway @ 15:30? Almost looks like the left skeleton head has arms! LOL
Alek replies at 15:46 - That's the Halloween Arch I put down by the mailbox ... but yea, it does make it look like the skeleton head has arms - LOL! ;-)

145 - United Kingdom - Canvey Slough 51.5167°N 0.6000°W "Anonymous" from 086.171.253.093 (host86-171-253-93.range86-171.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2014/10/18 15:32:46
Stupid time difference! Alarm set for 2am! SEE YALL SOON

144 - United States - Henderson Nevada 36.0397°N 114.9819°W "Anonymous" from 068.108.041.082 (ip68-108-41-82.lv.lv.cox.net) wrote at 2014/10/18 14:19:05
Up go the Icicles! I can't see you directly but I do see your shadow (and you're oldest son I presume??... two shadows on the roof) cast onto your driveway this afternoon! Just checking in from Vegas.
Alek replies at 15:45 - My son Kyle was helping me setup the roof pumpkins ... so yea, you can see our shadows pretty good in the video below. And the picture below that shows the pretty nice view up there ... although Mom wasn't too happy when we text'ed here the image! ;-)


halloween roof pumpkins

143 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.151.069.230 (S01060026f304d4af.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2014/10/18 10:32:30
Alek you should go buy those new ones that actually shoot down the wire, very cool. only problem is they are not cheap.

142 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/18 09:41:02
One big project today is to get the roof icicles working. These are also used at Christmas, so want to have them in tip-top shape to minimize the chance of burnt out sections on the house - much harder to troubeshoot/replace on the roof. About 10% of these burn out every year, so I've been cannibalizing other strongs and the "Magic Gun" is critical to relight strands - see closeup in 2nd picture.
halloween roof icicle lights testing

halloween magic gun unicef

141 - United States - Depew New York 42.8955°N 78.7071°W "Shawn" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/17 21:02:08
I, Shawn (BRB guy) is going to bed, be back tomorrow or Sunday. Good night!

140 - United States - Depew New York 42.8955°N 78.7071°W "Shawn" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/17 20:50:29
Me, the person that can only blog!

139 - United States - Depew New York 42.8955°N 78.7071°W "Shawn" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/17 20:43:39
No, it's ok, I will just have fun controlling things

138 - United States - Depew New York 42.8955°N 78.7071°W "Shawn" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/17 20:32:35
I went to bed, but with the help of my 3DS, I can continue to have fun with this. I just can't IM unless there was a submit button

137 - United States - Depew New York 42.8955°N 78.7071°W "Shawn" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/17 20:20:51
I, the person that said BRB, cannot chat, switched to 3DS!

136 - United Kingdom - Redruth Cornwall 50.2303°N 5.2272°W "Laurence" from 090.196.203.036 (5ac4cb24.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2014/10/17 18:08:54
So far so good Alek

135 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9344°N 1.4530°W "Gill Luke's mum" from 081.096.176.065 (cpc23-derb12-2-0-cust64.8-3.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2014/10/17 18:00:51
Go Alek! Go! Only 3minutes left until lift off, for Aleks Halloween lights 2014. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 lift off!!!!

134 - United States - Orange Park Florida 30.1294°N 81.7775°W "daniel" from 024.129.032.032 (c-24-129-32-32.hsd1.fl.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/17 17:36:19
homer was on

133 - Seychelles - City N/A 4.5833°S 55.6667°E "Anonymous" from 196.001.123.176 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/17 15:26:30
Ready ! .... Set !..... LETS PLAY !!!

132 - United States - Depew New York 42.8955°N 78.7071°W "Shawn" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/17 13:50:55
In the purple text!

131 - United States - Depew New York 42.8955°N 78.7071°W "Shawn" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/17 13:44:57
Website text error found! Did you mean the Hunted office and cam 1 (front of the house)? You basically said cam 1 twice! LOL

130 - United Kingdom - North Shields North Tyneside 55.0047°N 1.4728°W "seb" from 176.025.006.131 (b0190683.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2014/10/17 13:04:30
hey alek has anything arrived yet

129 - Canada - Sherwood Park Alberta 53.5190°N 113.3216°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.088.238 (goa88-238.ext.gov.ab.ca) wrote at 2014/10/17 11:25:13
Alek, I notice that your messages page needs to be updated, some information from 2013 missing at the bottom and it's not complete.
Alek replies at 12:37 - Great spot - I fixed that (and also on the Christmas messages) plus clarified the note I had on my checklist about this - thanks!

128 - Singapore - Singapore 1.2931°N 103.8558°E "Ark" from 202.156.180.075 (cm75.gamma180.maxonline.com.sg) wrote at 2014/10/17 06:44:59
happy halloween!

127 - United States - Fort Smith Arkansas 35.3479°N 94.3532°W "n10cities" from 070.178.140.246 (ip70-178-140-246.ks.ks.cox.net) wrote at 2014/10/16 19:00:39
Whooo hooo! Halloween is officially on! Lights are deployed!

126 - United States - Saint Paul Minnesota 45.0141°N 93.0305°W "Nathan" from 071.193.092.128 (c-71-193-92-128.hsd1.mn.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/16 17:47:04
when you the stuff on the house

125 - United States - Tulare California 36.1815°N 119.3623°W "Anonymous" from 098.239.067.077 (c-98-239-67-77.hsd1.ca.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/16 17:45:23
YAY!!

124 - United States - Saint Paul Minnesota 45.0141°N 93.0305°W "Nathan" from 071.193.092.128 (c-71-193-92-128.hsd1.mn.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/16 17:35:37
When you put the the up on the house

123 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/16 17:18:55
Webcam#1 and the front of the house aren't ready, but lets go ahead and do a "soft" opening tonight to work out the kinks in the system! ;-)

122 - United Kingdom - London London, City of 51.5142°N 0.0931°W "Euan" from 086.177.129.157 (host86-177-129-157.range86-177.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2014/10/16 15:13:03
Just positioning Spongebob!

121 - United States - Depew New York 42.8955°N 78.7071°W "Shawn" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/16 14:40:48
As long at the pumpkins works this time, I will be happy! LOL! I hope you have better luck this time! I am a HUGE fan of this, as I keep saying! LOL

120 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.115.128 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/16 13:17:29
what made you set up the office twice?     (Alek replies watch closely! ;-)

119 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/16 12:38:42
Here's a time-lapse video of setting up the Haunted Office ... TWICE! ;-)


118 - United States - Tulare California 36.1815°N 119.3623°W "Anonymous" from 098.239.067.077 (c-98-239-67-77.hsd1.ca.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/16 09:54:18
No one does halloween here. If it weren't for your site, I'd forget there was a halloween! :)

117 - United Kingdom - Wix Essex 51.9000°N 1.1500°E "Harry" from 095.146.247.222 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/16 09:02:03
Hi alek wen r you puttin the roof and garage lights on

116 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/16 08:56:29
#115: That's a good idea - remind me to do that! ;-)
Ark: Yea, the kids do like the house! ;-)
Centuress: There's a Halloween Tree on the front yard - I just didn't have the stakes yesterday.


115 - Germany - City N/A 51.0000°N 9.0000°E "Anonymous" from 080.241.220.123 (ip-123-220-241-80.static.contabo.net) wrote at 2014/10/16 08:14:31
REQUEST: Someone living near there please do a walking up to the door video on Halloween night so we can all see what*** like and post on YouTube. Pan all around so we can get the feel of it all from a kid's point of view. Thanks in advance!

114 - Singapore - Singapore 1.2931°N 103.8558°E "Ark" from 202.156.180.075 (cm75.gamma180.maxonline.com.sg) wrote at 2014/10/16 07:10:35
must be really cool to be your neighbor!

113 - United Kingdom - Leamington Spa Warwickshire 52.3000°N 1.5333°W "Centauress" from 109.145.121.114 (host109-145-121-114.range109-145.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2014/10/16 04:05:09
No Halloween Tree This Year Alek?

112 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/15 23:21:06
One issue was I could not get the browser interface to work with the older Vivotek FD8161 webcam under Windoow7. So in order to get the 32-bit Active-X control to work, I fired up an old laptop running Windows Vista! ;-) I also have an issue with the wireless extender that connects webcam1 to my LAN. Unfortunately, these problems are time-consuming to troubleshoot ... and while the end-user doesn't see any of these "directly", these are just a few of the myrid of things behind the scenes that are critical for things to operate smoothly - sorry it's taking longer than expected.

111 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.151.069.230 (S01060026f304d4af.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2014/10/15 21:52:49
He's setting up the office
Alek replies at 23:18 - Yea, the Haunted Office is mostly setup ... and isn't looking too shabby - below is a picture of me adjusting the position of things. Still have almost a dozen things to add ... include the Brain Dude and Heads-up Harry. And yes, I know the clocks are set wrong - that will get fixed.
halloween haunted office

110 - United States - East Greenville Pennsylvania 40.4180°N 75.5157°W "Anonymous" from 108.036.134.248 (pool-108-36-134-248.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2014/10/15 16:34:30
This will make a lot of fans happy today!

109 - United Kingdom - Hayling Hampshire 50.7833°N 0.9667°W "Anonymous" from 082.014.015.188 (cpc1-hava2-2-0-cust443.6-1.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2014/10/15 16:05:19
Alek, do you listen to the infinitely looping MIDI music on headphones while setting up?

108 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.3318°N 83.3710°W "ErrantEgo" from 068.040.236.133 (c-68-40-236-133.hsd1.mi.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/15 15:51:01
Patience is a virtue. The fun will be coming, no need to rush. :-)

107 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9344°N 1.4530°W "Gill Luke's mum" from 081.096.176.065 (cpc23-derb12-2-0-cust64.8-3.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2014/10/15 15:48:21
Starting to look spooktacular already Alek :)

106 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/15 15:12:49
Didn't have as much time as I would have hoped, but was able to get most of stuff out in the front yard as seen in the video below. Hope to do the Haunted Office tonight.


105 - United Kingdom - Willenhall Walsall 52.6122°N 2.0397°W "alan eason" from 081.129.216.083 (host81-129-216-83.range81-129.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2014/10/15 12:52:52
it looks a nice day to put up the Halloween decorations thankyou alek

104 - United States - Tulare California 36.1815°N 119.3623°W "Anonymous" from 098.239.067.077 (c-98-239-67-77.hsd1.ca.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/15 12:32:51
This isn't on topic but I loved the finch nest pics from your front door. So neat!! :)

103 - United Kingdom - Redruth Cornwall 50.2303°N 5.2272°W "Laurence" from 090.196.203.036 (5ac4cb24.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2014/10/15 12:29:42
YES!! and so begins the exciting countdown to Christmas courtesy of Alek!!

102 - United Kingdom - Wix Essex 51.9000°N 1.1500°E "Anonymous" from 095.146.247.233 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/15 10:09:06
Sorry alek wen ar you getting web cam 3 on

101 - United Kingdom - Wix Essex 51.9000°N 1.1500°E "Harry" from 095.146.247.233 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/15 09:48:51
Web cam 2 is not working

100 - United States - East Greenville Pennsylvania 40.4180°N 75.5157°W "Anonymous" from 108.036.134.248 (pool-108-36-134-248.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2014/10/15 09:11:42
The Cam is on! Yay!!!

99 - United States - East Greenville Pennsylvania 40.4180°N 75.5157°W "Anonymous" from 108.036.134.248 (pool-108-36-134-248.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2014/10/15 08:30:05
Geez Tampa, Chill Out!!!

98 - United States - Manassas Virginia 38.7932°N 77.5366°W "Anonymous" from 198.007.062.204 (us1.vpnbook.com) wrote at 2014/10/15 03:57:54
Hallo ween all

97 - Canada - City N/A 60.0000°N 95.0000°W "Anonymous" from 068.151.069.230 (S01060026f304d4af.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2014/10/14 20:59:23
Wow, someone just earned a banning

96 - United States - Brandon Florida 27.9003°N 82.3024°W "Anonymous" from 071.180.125.177 (pool-71-180-125-177.tampfl.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2014/10/14 20:53:54
Holy @&___? Man, you do good every friggin year and I expect you to do frighin good this year. SO JUST GET OFF YOUR LAZY @______ AND GET THE h**** OUT THERE AND WORK. JESUS CHRIST!

95 - United States - Brandon Florida 27.9003°N 82.3024°W "Anonymous" from 071.180.125.177 (pool-71-180-125-177.tampfl.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2014/10/14 20:27:06
Really awesome

94 - United States - Buffalo New York 42.9864°N 78.7279°W "Shawn" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/14 16:40:52
Can't wait for the spOOky fun! BOO!

93 - United States - Orange Park Florida 30.1294°N 81.7775°W "daniel" from 024.129.032.032 (c-24-129-32-32.hsd1.fl.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/14 15:40:56
can you start to put the inflatables up tomorrow after 4:00

92 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/14 13:57:51
For those that missed the action, here's the time-lapse videos from the "overhead" cam plus a unique view from the "ground level" cam. Inflatables should go out tomorrow.




91 - United States - Brandon Florida 27.9003°N 82.3024°W "Ster muenster" from 071.180.125.177 (pool-71-180-125-177.tampfl.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2014/10/14 13:45:54
What are you doing right now and when will you put the inflatables out?

90 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/14 13:06:25
Few last minute cam adjustments and then firing up the mower!

89 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.3318°N 83.3710°W "ErrantEgo" from 068.040.236.133 (c-68-40-236-133.hsd1.mi.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/14 12:56:47
neat camera angle!

88 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.3318°N 83.3710°W "ErrantEgo" from 068.040.236.133 (c-68-40-236-133.hsd1.mi.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/14 12:44:51
Cam 1 was on, I was looking at the back of a door - WOO HOO! LOL ___-)

87 - United States - City N/A 38.0000°N 97.0000°W "Anonymous" from 107.144.199.055 (107-144-199-55.biz.bhn.net) wrote at 2014/10/14 12:32:35
Even though it is sometimes very hard

86 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.3318°N 83.3710°W "ErrantEgo" from 068.040.236.133 (c-68-40-236-133.hsd1.mi.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/14 12:31:03
patience is a virtue. :)

85 - United States - City N/A 38.0000°N 97.0000°W "Anonymous" from 107.144.199.055 (107-144-199-55.biz.bhn.net) wrote at 2014/10/14 11:48:41
When will you start set up in the front yard????

84 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.4839°N 113.5227°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.093.136 (goa93-136.ext.gov.ab.ca) wrote at 2014/10/14 10:54:26
When Alek cuts the grass he cuts every one.

83 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/14 10:33:28
Lawn Mowing will probably at 1:00, not 12:00.

82 - United States - City N/A 38.0000°N 97.0000°W "Anonymous" from 107.144.199.055 (107-144-199-55.biz.bhn.net) wrote at 2014/10/14 09:55:26
Yay!!!!!!!!

81 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/13 21:28:28
I appreciate the nice words and patience. Before I put stuff out on the front lawn, I need to cut the grass. I'll turn on at least one webcam so you can surf by at at Noon MDT on Tuesday to see me fire up the mower! ;-)

80 - Hungary - Sopron Gyor-Moson-Sopron 47.6833°N 16.6000°E "Roland" from 089.134.164.099 (catv-89-134-164-99.catv.broadband.hu) wrote at 2014/10/13 15:03:20
when i see every year the snowy halloween or christmas decoration my day will be nicer :) i love this feeling every year thanks alek!

79 - Canada - City N/A 60.0000°N 95.0000°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/13 14:55:11
Yea lets not rush. There are only 79 days left in 2014 let time go slowly! Enjoy this nice weather.

78 - United States - Des Plaines Illinois 42.0334°N 87.8834°W "Anonymous" from 050.203.220.134 (50-203-220-134-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net) wrote at 2014/10/13 14:37:10
Family first my friend!

77 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/12 22:30:28
Sorry everyone, but I got real busy this weekend with some family stuff and baseball for my son. Good news is starting Tuesday, I have some free time and the weather forecast is very good ... so you should see me cranking some spooky Halloween stuff out there this week and get things online soon!

76 - Bangladesh - Dhaka 23.7231°N 90.4086°E "Anonymous" from 203.076.100.154 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/11 22:26:06
Live video to be done? Watch on holloween the kids up car park be nice to see.

75 - United States - Brandon Florida 27.9003°N 82.3024°W "Anonymous" from 071.180.125.177 (pool-71-180-125-177.tampfl.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2014/10/11 21:18:37
Love your display!!!!!!!! I am sure your kids LOVE it, don't they? I come to your website everyday to check the black g to see WHEN THE WEBCAMS WILL FINALY AFTER ALL THIS TIME turn on. ____________

74 - Canada - City N/A 60.0000°N 95.0000°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/11 20:48:55
If there's something strange in your neighbourhood, who ya gonna Call?

73 - United States - Buffalo New York 42.9864°N 78.7279°W "Shawn" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/11 20:34:38
"This is Halloween! This is Halloween! Hallowen! Halloween! Halloween!"

72 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Anonymous" from 089.242.194.053 (host-89-242-194-53.as13285.net) wrote at 2014/10/11 18:21:47
Hi Alek. I came across your site about 5 years ago (I think) while researching Mod_Perl, finding your site on a link to Mod_Perl sites. With this came a new Halloween and Christmas tradition in our house....

71 - United States - Bridgeton New Jersey 39.4238°N 75.2577°W "Joseph Filler" from 068.044.231.163 (c-68-44-231-163.hsd1.pa.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/11 15:38:31
Hey Alek, I love your displays and have a few questions for you: 1. When are you setting up your webcam? 2. How long does it take to set up your displays? 3.Could you make a display for another holiday? Thanks,Joseph

70 - United States - Magnolia Delaware 39.0783°N 75.4610°W "Anonymous" from 050.190.128.244 (c-50-190-128-244.hsd1.de.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/11 15:25:02
I feel so impatient right now lol

69 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "alan eason" from 081.129.216.083 (host81-129-216-83.range81-129.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2014/10/11 14:30:55
we are all waiting for the show to begin

68 - United States - Brandon Florida 27.9003°N 82.3024°W "Anonymous" from 071.180.125.177 (pool-71-180-125-177.tampfl.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2014/10/11 12:40:32
How did you get the passion to do this?

67 - Canada - City N/A 60.0000°N 95.0000°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/11 12:02:52
That's 1 question. What's #2?

66 - United States - Brandon Florida 27.9003°N 82.3024°W "Anonymous" from 071.180.125.177 (pool-71-180-125-177.tampfl.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2014/10/11 07:40:31
Ok, two questions. How did you form your love for Homer Simpson and The Hulk?

65 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/10 16:06:05
I pulled the "HULK Brothers" outa storage and pumped 'em up to check for leaks - gotta make sure they have good SMASHING power!;-)
halloween hulk brothers

64 - Canada - East Coulee Alberta 51.3333°N 112.4833°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.084.136 (goa84-136.ext.gov.ab.ca) wrote at 2014/10/10 16:03:51
that music is stuck in my head..

63 - Uruguay - Montevideo 34.8581°S 56.1708°W "Anonymous" from 190.134.196.186 (r190-134-196-186.dialup.adsl.anteldata.net.uy) wrote at 2014/10/10 16:02:22
really enjoying it, can't wait for the decorations.

62 - Finland - Helsinki Southern Finland 60.1756°N 24.9342°E "Anonymous" from 082.181.036.134 (cs181036134.pp.htv.fi) wrote at 2014/10/10 16:00:52
This is so cool ya!

61 - United States - Buffalo New York 42.9864°N 78.7279°W "Shawn" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/10 06:08:11
Can't wait for the spOOky webcams

60 - Canada - City N/A 60.0000°N 95.0000°W "nuwan" from 096.050.012.095 (S0106bcf685bf66a1.gv.shawcable.net) wrote at 2014/10/09 21:02:49
spooky Halloween weather suycks

59 - China - Beijing 39.9289°N 116.3883°E "Anonymous" from 118.244.239.002 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/09 19:06:00
Not suggesting REPLACING the cams or the web page showing pics the way they are, you can simply announce and put a link to the streaming feed. You are already doing a URL request to the cam for the pics, these cams can handle more than one user and request at a time. You could at least try it being a programmer it's not that hard to do. See if you can stream (locally) and also send a pic request maybe from a different computer/IP. Try it on the different models you have. What about a spare extra cam? USB webcam and a laptop? You can turn off any ads on youtube, at least that is what it says, if not then it's a small price to pay for the free bandwidth. I haven't seen an ad on ustream feeds but I do use a blocker.
Alek replies at 16:08 - I appreciate the suggestions, but probably not going to happen this year. There are some other technical (and sociological) reasons why not to stream that I don't want to go into.

58 - United States - Brandon Florida 27.9003°N 82.3024°W "Anonymous" from 071.180.125.177 (pool-71-180-125-177.tampfl.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2014/10/09 17:49:44
Just wanted to let you know that you are an inspiration to my family and just wanted to thank you for what you do
Alek replies at 16:07 - Thanks for the very nice comment!

57 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.4839°N 113.5227°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.115.128 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/09 11:40:31
getting a little closer every day!

56 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/09 09:17:29
In response to various questions:
The MIDI plays on my computer too! ;-)
Don't remember where I got the inflatable pumpkins ... but probably post-Halloween for 50% off!
I'll probably pull the "Dead Guy" out of the crawl space today and put 'em on the front lawn.
The webcams are IP-based ... and everything is setup to upload/display jpegs, so doubt that will change this year. Also, I like the way it currently embeds in the webcam/webcontrol page ... plus no advertisements!


55 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Anonymous" from 082.014.015.188 (cpc1-hava2-2-0-cust443.6-1.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2014/10/09 04:24:29
Alek, Do you listen to the MIDI music on loop in your office? I hope you listen to the MIDI music on loop in your office.

54 - United States - Brandon Florida 27.9003°N 82.3024°W "Anonymous" from 071.180.125.177 (pool-71-180-125-177.tampfl.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2014/10/08 23:27:37
Where did you get the set of inflatable pumpkins you put on the roof?

53 - Canada - City N/A 60.0000°N 95.0000°W "Anonymous" from 068.151.069.230 (S01060026f304d4af.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2014/10/08 22:04:17
I don't know... I'd rather have what works well

52 - China - Beijing 39.9289°N 116.3883°E "Anonymous" from 118.244.239.002 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/08 20:52:50
Streaming cam would give the site more exposure, lots of Youtube watchers out there, it may make it up on the ratings and then show up on one of their main lists on Youtube for halloween. Also seeing the trick-or-treaters live would be fun. UStream would be good too. I can't believe I had to explain that to you, Mr. Canada. Another feed would be great! Nothing wrong with something new and it's easy enough to do.

51 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.4839°N 113.5227°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.115.128 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/08 14:38:10
I don't know why you care so much? it's been great the way it has been for all these years.

50 - China - Beijing 39.9289°N 116.3883°E "Anonymous" from 118.244.239.002 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/07 20:31:27
If the front yard camera is a normal video cable type then it would be easy to tap into that and send the feed to a capture card or USB transfer device and get it to youtube streaming, your server load would NOT be affected and you can pick a low res for lower bandwidth at your ISP. Maybe straight Ethernet would also work since it would be low bandwidth at the house anyway even at 100 bps. Or if you have a extra old camera use that?

49 - United States - Brandon Florida 27.9003°N 82.3024°W "Anonymous" from 071.180.125.177 (pool-71-180-125-177.tampfl.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2014/10/07 17:49:27
When will u start 2024

48 - Canada - East Coulee Alberta 51.3333°N 112.4833°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.111.160 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/07 16:16:38
Halloween in Canada is pretty big but you have to live in neighborhoods with lots of young kids.

47 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Laurence" from 090.196.203.036 (5ac4cb24.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2014/10/07 14:32:08
I love the way you guys in the States put your decorations up for nearly the whole of October, if you did that over here they would be stolen after about a week! by the way Alek, I bought an inflatable Frankenstein yesterday in honour of yours, he's not quite as big (only 1.2m tall) but my two kids love him!!

46 - Canada - City N/A 60.0000°N 95.0000°W "Anonymous" from 068.151.069.230 (S01060026f304d4af.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2014/10/06 21:50:14
Halloween is so great

45 - United States - Redding California 40.5290°N 122.3216°W "Anonymous" from 068.189.062.171 (68-189-62-171.dhcp.rdng.ca.charter.com) wrote at 2014/10/06 21:06:43
Where are your lights?????We miss you over here!!! =-)

44 - United States - Buffalo New York 42.9864°N 78.7279°W "Shawn" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/05 19:47:45
Maybe you should put yours up earlier next year to try to beat them. LOL

43 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/10/05 18:33:32
So once again, my neighbors across the street have their Halloween Decorations up before me - D'OH! ;-)
Here's a closeup picture I just took of their pumpkins by the front door - the next two images are from last year. I'm still about a week away from putting stuff out. But I'll probably be pulling THE INCREDIBLE HULK's out of storage the next couple of days and pumping them up to check/repair any leaks.

halloween neighbor house pumpkins

halloween neighbor house ghosts

halloween neighbor ghosts

42 - United States - Redford Michigan 42.3758°N 83.2808°W "Anonymous" from 075.114.001.137 (75-114-1-137.res.bhn.net) wrote at 2014/10/05 17:28:20
When will be the first day of Halloween lights this year Alek?

41 - Canada - City N/A 60.0000°N 95.0000°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/05 16:45:21
Fun times ahead!

40 - United States - Morgantown West Virginia 39.6456°N 79.9433°W "Anonymous" from 098.236.197.217 (c-98-236-197-217.hsd1.wv.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/05 11:51:23
Alek when will be the first day of Halloween lights?

39 - United States - Magnolia Delaware 39.0783°N 75.4610°W "Anonymous" from 050.190.128.244 (c-50-190-128-244.hsd1.de.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/05 10:12:26
YouTube live streaming would take away the fun of playing with the inflatable controls...

38 - Canada - City N/A 60.0000°N 95.0000°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/04 22:21:46
If you don't like it, then don't b**ch..

37 - China - Beijing 39.9289°N 116.3883°E "Anonymous" from 118.244.239.002 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/04 22:00:41
Youtube live streaming is super easy, use their servers! It's not 1990 anymore...

36 - United States - Morrisville Pennsylvania 40.1957°N 74.8127°W "Anonymous" from 108.036.138.067 (pool-108-36-138-67.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2014/10/04 17:47:53
Saw the silliest inflatable in Home Despot today. Witches' legs that looked like she fell in the cauldron. They were thrashing around. LOL!

35 - United States - Magnolia Delaware 39.0783°N 75.4610°W "Anonymous" from 050.190.128.244 (c-50-190-128-244.hsd1.de.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/04 06:58:38
Is today the day Alek?
Alek replies at 08:07 - You probably won't see much on the front yard until next weekened ... hope the weather is as nice then as it is now! ;-)

34 - United States - Orange Park Florida 30.1294°N 81.7775°W "daniel" from 024.129.032.032 (c-24-129-32-32.hsd1.fl.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/03 22:31:52
can you add sound in the office
Alek replies at 06:56 - There's already an auto-play MIDI on the main webcam page ... more Spooky Halloween Music can be found here.

33 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Mollie" from 082.036.253.232 (cpc32-live22-2-0-cust231.17-2.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2014/10/02 20:00:17
very exited ;)

32 - United States - Orange Park Florida 30.1294°N 81.7775°W "daniel" from 024.129.032.032 (c-24-129-32-32.hsd1.fl.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/10/02 19:26:38
hey alek can you do a real time Halloween set up this year
Alek replies at 21:25 - Probably similar webcam setup as last Halloween, but higher quality feed from the Haunted Office.

31 - China - Beijing 39.9289°N 116.3883°E "Anonymous" from 118.244.239.002 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/10/02 17:47:38
Why the wait?

30 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.3059°N 115.2471°W "Anonymous" from 068.108.041.082 (ip68-108-41-82.lv.lv.cox.net) wrote at 2014/10/01 16:36:38
Vegas checking again this year! The Halloween countdown begins!

29 - United States - Buffalo New York 42.9864°N 78.7279°W "Shawn" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/10/01 15:00:07
YES!!!!!!!!! Loving it!

28 - Indonesia - City N/A 5.0000°S 120.0000°E "Anonymous" from 061.008.077.171 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/09/30 21:36:35
2014 It's almost Komar time!

27 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.4839°N 113.5227°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.090.232 (goa90-232.ext.gov.ab.ca) wrote at 2014/09/30 13:08:08
Just think, Halloween would be just another day without Alek

26 - United States - Raleigh North Carolina 35.8181°N 78.5636°W "Anonymous" from 024.106.181.190 (rrcs-24-106-181-190.se.biz.rr.com) wrote at 2014/09/30 12:38:56
MISSED THE BLOGS GLAD THEIR BACK!!

25 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "alan eason" from 081.156.093.152 (host81-156-93-152.range81-156.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2014/09/30 09:12:14
hi alek wonder if you will be getting any help with the lights and things ?
Alek replies at 07:59 - My kids aren't as much into it, but they may help a little bit ... plus there's some younger kids in the neighborhood who love to assist, especially with the inflatables.

24 - United Kingdom - Leamington Spa Warwickshire 52.3000°N 1.5333°W "Centauress" from 086.185.254.087 (host86-185-254-87.range86-185.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2014/09/30 01:44:03
Hi Aelk, No Snow in the Forecast... Heard That One Before.... LOL Hope all is Well with You and Yours X

23 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "0101" from 082.014.015.188 (cpc1-hava2-2-0-cust443.6-1.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2014/09/30 00:27:28
Your websites are very hard to use Alek.

22 - Canada - City N/A 60.0000°N 95.0000°W "Anonymous" from 068.151.069.230 (S01060026f304d4af.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2014/09/29 20:38:54
Gonna make history this year!

21 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Gill Luke's mum" from 081.096.176.065 (cpc23-derb12-2-0-cust64.8-3.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2014/09/29 15:16:56
Here we go! I'm looking forward to this years amazing display of lights, and other goodies :)

20 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "alan eason" from 109.151.192.203 (host109-151-192-203.range109-151.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2014/09/29 14:31:04
glad to see the blogs open again cant wait for the halloween lights to go up

19 - United States - Lake Forest Illinois 42.2400°N 87.8717°W "Brent" from 050.198.012.246 (50-198-12-246-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net) wrote at 2014/09/29 13:11:56
Excited to see that blog back for 2014!

18 - United States - Indian Trail North Carolina 35.1137°N 80.6083°W "Anonymous" from 152.026.069.037 (sophosweb8.ucps.k12.nc.us) wrote at 2014/09/29 09:34:38
too spooky for me!

17 - Hungary - Sopron Gyor-Moson-Sopron 47.6833°N 16.6000°E "Roland" from 089.134.164.099 (catv-89-134-164-99.catv.broadband.hu) wrote at 2014/09/29 09:14:13
Welcome back again! :)

16 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/09/29 07:35:26
Thanks for all the nice comments and yea, last year was good - hopefully the same for others. I hope to everything deployed and operational in a week or two. No snow in the forecast - here's a few pictures from mid-October last year.
halloween front house snow

halloween hulk snow

halloween hulk snow

15 - United States - Morrisville Pennsylvania 40.1957°N 74.8127°W "Anonymous" from 108.036.138.067 (pool-108-36-138-67.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2014/09/29 06:48:25
Hooray! It's almost Spooky Time!

14 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Tony" from 085.255.233.098 (unresolvable) wrote at 2014/09/29 03:05:22
Huzzah! Hallowe'en blog is up again. Been looking forward to this. I've recently been getting in some spooky surprises for my own celebrations. Hope you and yours are well, Alek. :)

13 - Canada - City N/A 60.0000°N 95.0000°W "Ryan" from 216.232.007.106 (d216-232-7-106.bchsia.telus.net) wrote at 2014/09/28 22:58:52
When will the webcams be up and running Alek? Oh, and how was your year?

12 - United States - Beaumont California 33.9494°N 116.9775°W "Anonymous" from 173.058.033.197 (pool-173-58-33-197.lsanca.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2014/09/28 20:59:31
Hello Alec from Beaumont CA, again. Can't wait for this time of year to get started. So lets GOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

11 - United States - Buffalo New York 42.9864°N 78.7279°W "Shawn" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2014/09/28 19:59:00
Awsome! Can't wait to control the lights again, This and the Christmas one are my favorite webcams!

10 - United States - Fort Smith Arkansas 35.3479°N 94.3532°W "n10cities" from 070.178.140.246 (ip70-178-140-246.ks.ks.cox.net) wrote at 2014/09/28 16:42:30
Happy Halloween!! Oops....little too early I guess...

9 - United States - Magnolia Delaware 39.0783°N 75.4610°W "Anonymous" from 050.190.128.244 (c-50-190-128-244.hsd1.de.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/09/28 16:28:43
Yay! I cant wait to see the lights!!!

8 - Hungary - City N/A 47.0000°N 20.0000°E "Peter" from 079.121.082.098 (host-79-121-82-98.net-tv.hu) wrote at 2014/09/28 13:56:23
I glad to see this blog again! Thank You, Alek!

7 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Laurence" from 090.196.203.036 (5ac4cb24.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2014/09/28 13:39:10
Forgot to say, I hope you had a good year Alek.

6 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Laurence" from 090.196.203.036 (5ac4cb24.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2014/09/28 13:37:49
YAAAAAAAAAAYYY my favourite time of year is back, Alek is starting the decorating again which means soon it will be Christmas, I am so excited (sad I know!!)

5 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Dan" from 087.115.109.167 (167.109.115.87.dyn.plus.net) wrote at 2014/09/28 12:59:02
Welcome back!

4 - Canada - City N/A 60.0000°N 95.0000°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (unresolveable) wrote at 2014/09/28 11:48:19
Wooooo... But no snow please! Alek? We are counting on you....

3 - United States - Ypsilanti Michigan 42.2730°N 83.5994°W "Andrew" from 076.112.047.054 (c-76-112-47-54.hsd1.mi.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/09/28 10:51:26
i love controllable lights

2 - United States - Ypsilanti Michigan 42.2730°N 83.5994°W "RIchjr" from 076.112.047.054 (c-76-112-47-54.hsd1.mi.comcast.net) wrote at 2014/09/28 09:33:26
Glad to see this blog is back open

1 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2014/09/28 09:28:00
It's become a bit of a tradition to open up the Halloween Blog for comments on on September 28th ... so let do it again this year. Here's a few pictures of the Halloween Display from last year.
halloween house

halloween front yard

halloween haunted house



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