Halloween Blog

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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
There is also the christmas blog for some HO-HO-HO comments!

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268 Comments (chronological order) on the Halloween Blog in 2013

1 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/09/28 24:00:00
Since I've opened up the Halloween Blog on September 28th the last couple of years, let do it again this year. I actually spent some time today pulling stuff out of the basement crawl space, but it takes a while to get everything setup so it will be at least a week before the webcams go live. Until then, feel free to chime in ... plus here's a few pictures of the Halloween Display from last year.
halloween house

halloween front yard

halloween haunted house

2 - United States - Ypsilanti Michigan 42.2061°N 83.6228°W "Rich Jr" from 068.060.120.056 (c-68-60-120-56.hsd1.mi.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/09/29 07:38:07
Thank you so much it's my favorite time of year

3 - United States - Cary North Carolina 35.7915°N 78.7811°W "Anonymous" from 065.190.092.222 (cpe-065-190-092-222.nc.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/09/29 09:32:58
I cant believe its that time of year already, like I said last year here me go again.

4 - United Kingdom - Guildford Surrey 51.2167°N 0.5667°W "Elliott" from 086.176.070.134 (host86-176-70-134.range86-176.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/09/29 10:21:09
Anything new this year Alek? Also is anyone else having issues with the background midi music and QuickTime 7.7.4 not liking embedded midi files? (Had to downgrade to 7.7.3)
Alek replies at 11:37 - Nothing too major is new this year, but I'll put together a post in a few days outlining that. Yea, I too see some sort of issue with the browser plugin handling a MIDI file ... thought it was just me ... so I'll have to look into it.

5 - Canada - City N/A 60.0000°N 95.0000°W "Ryan" from 209.121.225.227 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/09/29 16:59:50
Alek, you got any new camras this year?

6 - United States - Minot North Dakota 48.2325°N 101.2963°W "IT God of the north" from 024.220.026.017 (host-17-26-220-24.midco.net) wrote at 2013/09/29 19:39:30
i hoping you able to stream hd video this year even if only from 6pm to 12am and then go back to non stream cams or something like that be so cool i know there is bandwidth issues doing streaming but*** so much better.

7 - United States - Rapid City South Dakota 44.1209°N 103.1978°W "Rapid City,South Dakota" from 208.107.166.135 (host-135-166-107-208.midco.net) wrote at 2013/09/29 21:05:33
When will you start setting up & when will the webcams be turned od

8 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/09/29 22:53:45
I've asked several of the camera makers if I could get a loaner, but no luck so far - would be nice to have HD quality. Probably do some of the setup next weekend.

9 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/09/30 14:16:38
The music auto-play should work better now ... turns out Apple did break something with QuickTime 7.7.4 (good writeup here) when using the EMBED tag for MIDI ... so I changed it to an OBJECT tag and it now works for me on Firefox and IE ... but not on Chrome - shucks! ;-)

10 - United States - Rapid City South Dakota 44.1209°N 103.1978°W "Rapid City,South Dakota" from 208.107.166.135 (host-135-166-107-208.midco.net) wrote at 2013/09/30 14:43:53
How Many Halloween & Christmas Inflatables do you have?

11 - United States - Fort Smith Arkansas 35.3859°N 94.3986°W "n10cities" from 070.178.150.051 (ip70-178-150-51.ks.ks.cox.net) wrote at 2013/09/30 17:49:21
All right! End of another long boring summer! Time for the decorations and cooler weather!

12 - United States - Northampton Pennsylvania 40.7137°N 75.4793°W "Anonymous" from 108.036.139.112 (pool-108-36-139-112.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/09/30 22:34:55
I've noticed if you click on the text that says Spooky Halloween Music, you can play the midi file manually... for those that really miss it. No offense Alek, but after the first visit or two to the webcam I usually mute that anyway. :?
Alek replies at 09:38 - No sweat - please see the Holiday FAQ that shows how to fire up the website with the music not auto-started or even loaded - Q&A D-14.

13 - Hungary - City N/A 47.0000°N 20.0000°E "Roland" from 089.134.164.017 (catv-89-134-164-17.catv.broadband.hu) wrote at 2013/10/01 01:20:28
Hy Again, im here every year, lets go party! :) happy october for everyone! Alek more pictures please about setup moment, i like this feeling :) And Take care of your roof! :)) Greetings from HUNGARY, Roland

14 - United States - Framingham Massachusetts 42.3233°N 71.4352°W "Ed" from 134.241.189.002 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/10/01 09:05:56
We're back!!!!!

15 - United Kingdom - Crawley West Sussex 51.1167°N 0.1833°W "Elliott" from 086.176.068.155 (host86-176-68-155.range86-176.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/01 09:11:54
Alek I am guessing your working on the site and it's the cause___ but for me on chrome and IE everything seems to be aligned in really weird way and the circuit layout section is all out of alignment as well. Any ideas why?
Alek replies at 09:36 - Ooops ... had closing center/div tag a bit early - fixed - thannks!

16 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/01 13:12:41
When will this start?

17 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Tim" from 002.100.067.159 (host-2-100-67-159.as13285.net) wrote at 2013/10/01 13:42:28
The countdown to Christmas has begun :-)

18 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Tim" from 002.100.067.159 (host-2-100-67-159.as13285.net) wrote at 2013/10/01 13:49:12
Do you have any idea what Linux codecs are required for the embedded music on your website to play? I'm using Ubuntu 13 with Firefox and Chrome, but I don't get sound. Ubuntu sometimes searches for missing codecs for the totem player, but can't find them.
Alek replies at 07:56 - Sorry Tim, no ideas ... but the embedded music is a simple MIDI file

19 - United States - Minot North Dakota 48.2325°N 101.2963°W "IT God of the north" from 024.220.026.017 (host-17-26-220-24.midco.net) wrote at 2013/10/01 14:37:30
im feeling the Halloween season starting now start watching one best Halloween movie's when good ghouls go bad. i look forward to pics of the setup please post some.

20 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/02 13:21:44
When will this be live?

21 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.0625°N 115.3192°W "Anonymous" from 068.227.056.036 (ip68-227-56-36.lv.lv.cox.net) wrote at 2013/10/02 20:24:11
WAITING!!!! HURRY!!!

22 - Canada - City N/A 60.0000°N 95.0000°W "Bob the builder" from 207.081.177.083 (d207-81-177-83.bchsia.telus.net) wrote at 2013/10/03 17:15:16
Alek, when will the decorations get put out?
Alek replies at 19:16 - First, if I had "Bob the Builder" helping me, they'd be up in a jiffy! ;-)
I hope to start putting some stuff up next week - typically the first thing is the icicle lights along the roof line. But before putting 'em up, I test 'em ... and since these do double-duty at Halloween & Christmas, there's always a bunch that are burned out. Below is how many I had to replace in 10 strands of 150 each lights ... plus the LightKeeper Pro - aka the "Magic Gun" which does an amazing job re-lighting dead strands.

bad lights

23 - United States - Sanford Florida 28.8006°N 81.2731°W "DANIEL" from 098.085.110.024 (adsl-98-85-110-24.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/04 08:29:53
HURRY AND GET UP THE STUFF DO IT NOW :(
Alek replies at 08:48 - I'm going to wait for it to warm up a bit - a bit chilly putting Halloween stuff out in the snow! ;-)
snow on the ground

24 - United States - Sanford Florida 28.8006°N 81.2731°W "DANIEL" from 098.085.110.024 (adsl-98-85-110-24.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/04 08:36:53
Hey Alek can i have the Halloween inflatable globe send it to 2700 teak place

25 - United Kingdom - Peterborough 52.5833°N 0.2500°W "alan eason" from 086.155.004.022 (host86-155-4-22.range86-155.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/04 09:47:00
hi alek dont blame you for waiting its to cold to be putting them up and the roof will be to risky to go on

26 - United States - Rutland Vermont 43.6445°N 72.9005°W "Noah" from 071.234.162.031 (c-71-234-162-31.hsd1.ct.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/05 07:01:19
I cant wait for the webcams to go online but i have a question im on the webpage with my samsung galaxy note 10.1 but the music wont play or load
Alek replies at 19:31 - Some devices (especially mobile ones) have issues with MIDI files ... no easy solution on this one - sorry.

27 - United States - Sanford Florida 28.8006°N 81.2731°W "daniel & sarah" from 098.085.110.024 (adsl-98-85-110-24.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/05 08:07:47
Me and my sister are your biggest fans

28 - United States - Morgantown West Virginia 39.5675°N 79.9363°W "Awesomeman" from 076.120.145.159 (c-76-120-145-159.hsd1.wv.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/05 13:13:57
When will you be setting up?

29 - United Kingdom - Woking Surrey 51.3167°N 0.5333°W "Elliott" from 086.129.156.098 (host86-129-156-98.range86-129.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/05 17:06:26
I guess it will go live on the 13th? Nothing on the lawn yet :( (Watching-Grass-Grow)
Alek replies at 20:20 - It actually was the 13th last year ... ;-)

30 - United States - Morgantown West Virginia 39.5675°N 79.9363°W "Awesomeman" from 076.120.145.159 (c-76-120-145-159.hsd1.wv.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/06 10:39:45
He Alex when is the stuff going up

31 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/06 20:29:39
Jeffrey, who lives a couple of doors down, is a great holiday helper and gave me a hand getting everything out of the basement crawlspace.
halloween crawl space

32 - United States - Las Vegas Nevada 36.0625°N 115.3192°W "Anonymous" from 068.227.056.036 (ip68-227-56-36.lv.lv.cox.net) wrote at 2013/10/06 21:15:27
What was I missing all year long? Komar! There is something missing in my life without your site! I sat lonely in my dark living room with the lights off all year long waiting so I could switch the Komar lights on! Hurry please! :)

33 - United States - Sanford Florida 28.8006°N 81.2731°W "DANIEL" from 098.085.110.024 (adsl-98-85-110-24.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/07 12:27:57
YOUR JUST HOLDING BACK

34 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "Russ" from 142.229.108.252 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/10/07 13:40:03
nice to see the blog back. Hard to believe I've been watching this now for 5 years? holy smokes!!

35 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/07 15:41:34
Still waiting for this to go live! CAN'T WAIT! lol

36 - United States - Encino California 34.1592°N 118.5012°W "HALOWNR" from 172.251.043.061 (cpe-172-251-43-61.socal.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/08 16:58:25
Got our inflatables and lights up already (here in Encino, CA). Easy to do with the weather such as it is here. Waiting patiently for you to go live, so we can watch and control as we do every year!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! HALOWNR

37 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/08 18:27:31
Rest assured I'm working behind the scenes to get stuff ready. One "big green" project is there's always a few leaks in the Hulk's that need to get fixed - below is the Hulk Brothers looking strong ... although it was a bit breezy as you can guess by the position of the right one's pants ;-) The webcams are tested/operational ... so I will probably turn on webcam1 Wednesday morning while I put some stuff up on the house - tune in!
halloween hulk fix

38 - Finland - City N/A 64.0000°N 26.0000°E "Anonymous" from 085.023.000.054 (85-23-0-54.bb.dnainternet.fi) wrote at 2013/10/09 07:51:20
webcams is on

39 - United States - Rossville Georgia 34.9364°N 85.3101°W "Anonymous" from 068.053.215.037 (c-68-53-215-37.hsd1.tn.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/09 08:34:35
Your mom says be careful on the roof

40 - United Kingdom - London London, City of 51.5142°N 0.0931°W "Anonymous" from 086.185.175.152 (host86-185-175-152.range86-185.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/09 12:20:16
This year will you be able to keep the webcams live and just turn the X10 controls off?

41 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.4839°N 113.5227°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.097.172 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/10/09 12:49:16
I don't think that's possible. We want to control the lights! X10 Controls are what make this site fun

42 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/09 13:44:39
For those that missed the action this morning, here's the time-lapse of me up on the roof doing the lights and pumpkins. I hope to do the balcony/garage roof area Thursday morning and will turn on the webcam for that.
halloween start



halloween pumpkins

43 - United Kingdom - London London, City of 51.5142°N 0.0931°W "Anonymous" from 086.185.175.152 (host86-185-175-152.range86-185.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/09 14:07:06
For the earlier comment I meant can you keep the webcams live 24/7 and just turn he x10 controls off or on at the usual time?

44 - United Kingdom - London London, City of 51.5142°N 0.0931°W "Anonymous" from 086.185.175.152 (host86-185-175-152.range86-185.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/09 14:18:27
I see you! And your ladder and some lights.

45 - United States - Rutland Vermont 43.6445°N 72.9005°W "Anonymous" from 071.234.162.031 (c-71-234-162-31.hsd1.ct.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/09 15:33:10
What is thenestimated date that the x10 controls and webcams are going online

46 - United States - Bay City Michigan 43.5674°N 83.8221°W "John" from 075.134.183.166 (75-134-183-166.dhcp.bycy.mi.charter.com) wrote at 2013/10/09 18:19:54
internet says the time-lapse video file is corrupt.

47 - United States - Sanford Florida 28.8006°N 81.2731°W "DANIEL" from 098.085.110.024 (adsl-98-85-110-24.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/10 08:06:38
one webcam is messed up

48 - Australia - Holsworthy New South Wales 33.9833°S 150.9667°E "Anonymous" from 058.168.001.237 (CPE-58-168-1-237.lns3.cht.bigpond.net.au) wrote at 2013/10/10 09:11:41
two webcams working now - alek is on roof - video works for me

49 - United States - Milwaukee Wisconsin 43.0389°N 87.9065°W "Anonymous" from 068.023.136.126 (adsl-68-23-136-126.dsl.milwwi.ameritech.net) wrote at 2013/10/10 10:36:20
I see you!

50 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/10 10:57:49
Got a lot of work done this morning as most of the roof is now done - nice to get that done before the colder weather comes in. Here's the time-lapse video of the action - goes fast! ;-)


halloween garage roof setup

51 - United States - Oradell New Jersey 40.9558°N 74.0268°W "Anonymous" from 024.228.142.205 (ool-18e48ecd.dyn.optonline.net) wrote at 2013/10/10 11:11:12
alek, all the time lapse video links say file is corrupt.
Alek replies at 11:15 - Not sure what to say - works fine for me using Quicktime and VLC ... but Windows Media Player has an issue on Windows 7 ... so maybe try another video player?

52 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/11 11:24:37
Who can't wait for the Halloween fun? I can't!

53 - United Kingdom - Southampton 50.9000°N 1.4000°W "Elliott" from 086.179.109.221 (host86-179-109-221.range86-179.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/11 11:41:55
Alek___ Any chance of activating the X10 controls tonight, even though a lot of thus stuff is likley not set up yet? Also like the idea of post 43 and having the cams live 24/7.
Alek replies at 19:34 - Sorry things won't be ready for a couple of days - still working on getting stuff configured/tested behind the scenes. For instance, here's a picture of the X10 modules along with some transceivers, USB transmitters, wireless remote, and the totally awesome XTB-IIR Signal Booster from JV Digital Engineering. Note there are also a bunch of SR227 X10 Super Sockets not pictured.
halloween x10 gear

54 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5333°N 113.9167°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.090.027 (goa90-27.ext.gov.ab.ca) wrote at 2013/10/11 16:16:21
well, I think there needs to be some limits! 24/7 is like CrAzY!

55 - United Kingdom - Sandhurst Hampshire 51.3333°N 0.8000°W "Elliott" from 086.179.160.137 (host86-179-160-137.range86-179.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/12 09:09:04
Thats ok Alek, I know there likely a lot of technical stuff to do yet. Also what's with all the things that are wrapped in duct tape?
Alek replies at 19:18 - Those are X10 appliance modules wrapped in duct tape to semi-weather-proof them ... as they are scattered all over the front yard! ;-)

56 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/12 17:42:17
Ok. Now I understand why the webcam isn't working! I hope you can do it soon before Halloween! :)

57 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/12 17:49:01
Ok. Now I understand why the webcam isn't online yet! I hope you can do it soon before Halloween! :) I said the one before this one wrong, but I fixed it! LOL

58 - Italy - Taranto Puglia 40.4761°N 17.2297°E "Niko Bari Italy" from 151.026.075.108 (ppp-108-75.26-151.libero.it) wrote at 2013/10/13 03:49:29
HI! Alek! every years since 2005 I, and recently with my 2 little sons, follow you for halloween decoration. See you soon, and good job !

59 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Anonymous" from 089.242.050.141 (host-89-242-50-141.as13285.net) wrote at 2013/10/13 06:11:56
Hi Alek, We cant watch any videos as it says there courrupted!

60 - United States - Morgantown West Virginia 39.5675°N 79.9363°W "Awesomeman" from 076.120.145.159 (c-76-120-145-159.hsd1.wv.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/13 13:11:25
When will the lights be on?

61 - United Kingdom - Crowborough East Sussex 51.0432°N 0.2180°E "Anonymous" from 081.159.085.066 (host81-159-85-66.range81-159.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/13 13:43:17
Mowing for the decorations!!

62 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/13 14:41:57
I SEE MORE DECORATING!!! YAY!!! I HOPE THIS IS ON TONIGHT!!! YAY!!!

63 - United States - Ypsilanti Michigan 42.2061°N 83.6228°W "bub-rub" from 068.060.120.056 (c-68-60-120-56.hsd1.mi.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/13 18:04:59
Please open it to night please

64 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/13 18:53:16
Well, we will try again tomorrow night... :(

65 - United Kingdom - Sandhurst Hampshire 51.3333°N 0.8000°W "Anonymous" from 086.179.160.137 (host86-179-160-137.range86-179.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/13 19:40:43
Let's hope its enabled soon, has not been this late since 2006! :(

66 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/13 20:07:23
Wellll ... last year I turned things ON the 13th ... but it's not quite ready (plus that is an unlucky date!)... but hope to do so tomorrow on the 14th. The front yard was mostly setup this afternoon as seen in the time-lapse video.
halloween setup



67 - United States - Collinsville Oklahoma 36.3887°N 95.8301°W "Sawyer" from 070.189.119.083 (ip70-189-119-83.ok.ok.cox.net) wrote at 2013/10/13 22:18:59
Just want to thank you Alek. Because of you I decided to take my Christmas display and go back to my days of learning programming and program the display for kids in my city and everyone around. So I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything that you do.
Alek replies at 20:40 - Cool - let me know how it turns out!

68 - United Kingdom - Leamington Spa Warwickshire 52.2865°N 1.5328°W "Centauress" from 086.151.065.051 (host86-151-65-51.range86-151.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/14 01:10:53
Alek the Skull Twins Need to be Moved Right a Tiny Bit..... Thank You Again for Sharing

69 - United Kingdom - Leamington Spa Warwickshire 52.2865°N 1.5328°W "Centauress" from 086.151.065.051 (host86-151-65-51.range86-151.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/14 01:16:19
Should Have Looked at the Webcam 1st and Not the Time-Lapse Sorry Alek.....

70 - United States - Morgantown West Virginia 39.5675°N 79.9363°W "Awesomeman" from 076.120.145.159 (c-76-120-145-159.hsd1.wv.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/14 07:07:11
Webcam 2 is on!

71 - United States - Rutland Vermont 43.6445°N 72.9005°W "Noah" from 071.234.162.031 (c-71-234-162-31.hsd1.ct.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/14 07:09:47
What do the lights come on every night eastern time i dont know where you live alek so i dont know if theres a time difference
Alek replies at 08:14 - I live in Colorado, so we are on Mountain Time which is 2 hours earlier than the East Coast. There is also a "X10 CONTROLS ON" count-down timer in the webcam window.

72 - United States - Morgantown West Virginia 39.5675°N 79.9363°W "awesomeman" from 076.120.145.159 (c-76-120-145-159.hsd1.wv.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/14 14:25:13
cant wait

73 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/14 14:30:29
me too! YAY!

74 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (S0106602ad071467d.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2013/10/14 14:37:22
Gotta fix that one Webcam...

75 - Canada - City N/A 60.0000°N 95.0000°W "Ryan" from 207.081.177.083 (d207-81-177-83.bchsia.telus.net) wrote at 2013/10/14 15:28:26
I think someone stole some of your decor!

76 - United States - Midlothian Virginia 37.4426°N 77.6720°W "Anonymous" from 071.206.162.031 (c-71-206-162-31.hsd1.va.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/14 16:40:09
YES, YES, YES!!!!!!!! FINALLY! There coming on.

77 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/14 16:45:31
If you go to LINK DELETED you can see the decorations right now!

78 - United States - Midlothian Virginia 37.4426°N 77.6720°W "Anonymous" from 071.206.162.031 (c-71-206-162-31.hsd1.va.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/14 16:46:32
AWESOME I was the 76 comment. 76 is my football number.

79 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/14 16:50:49
If you go to the watching grass grow website, you can see the webcam LIVE!

80 - United States - Rutland Vermont 43.6445°N 72.9005°W "Noah" from 071.234.162.031 (c-71-234-162-31.hsd1.ct.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/14 16:55:34
Theres more people on grass growing webcam then halloween webcam lol

81 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/14 16:59:17
I notice that!

82 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/14 17:08:08
Less than 1 hour to go!
Alek replies at 17:15 - Start time pushed back an hour to 7:00PM MDT ... sorry but I still have some stuff to setup/configure.

83 - United States - Sanford Florida 28.8006°N 81.2731°W "DANIEL" from 098.085.110.024 (adsl-98-85-110-24.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/14 17:26:25
:( more time

84 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/14 17:36:09
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

85 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/14 17:59:57
1 hour to go... again! lol

86 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (S0106602ad071467d.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2013/10/14 18:47:20
Those clouds are moving pretty fast!

87 - United States - Rutland Vermont 43.6445°N 72.9005°W "Noah" from 071.234.162.031 (c-71-234-162-31.hsd1.ct.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/14 18:49:42
15 minutes to go!!!!!

88 - United States - Morgantown West Virginia 39.5675°N 79.9363°W "awesomeman" from 076.120.145.159 (c-76-120-145-159.hsd1.wv.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/14 19:04:31
webcams are not on

89 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (S0106602ad071467d.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2013/10/14 19:06:23
Yes they are, you computer isn't working

90 - United States - Watertown Massachusetts 42.3722°N 71.1787°W "Anonymous" from 098.216.184.166 (c-98-216-184-166.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/14 19:08:29
Using chrome, webcams not working.
Alek replies at 19:39 - Just tested with Chrome - worked fine for me - try reloading and/or clearing your cache.

91 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/14 22:36:18
Had a decent opening night ... still a bunch of stuff to put out ... and a few minor adjustments ... but nice to see that after dusting off the technology, it all worked well. One "bummer" is I didn't get a loaner webcam, so the haunted office is an older one with so-so image quality.

92 - United States - Sanford Florida 28.8006°N 81.2731°W "DANIEL" from 098.085.110.024 (adsl-98-85-110-24.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/15 07:24:20
alek why not use real time

93 - United Kingdom - Catford Lewisham 51.4500°N 0.0167°W "Anonymous" from 086.173.152.122 (host86-173-152-122.range86-173.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/15 08:53:19
I can see you in the haunted office!!
Alek replies at 09:01 - Ooops ... that webcam is only supposed to be operational at night when the display is active/live.

94 - United States - Sanford Florida 28.8006°N 81.2731°W "Daniel" from 098.085.110.024 (adsl-98-85-110-24.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/15 14:02:29
Alek can you turn on the inflatables please

95 - United States - Sanford Florida 28.8006°N 81.2731°W "Daniel" from 098.085.110.024 (adsl-98-85-110-24.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/15 16:27:24
can you turn on and webcam :)

96 - United States - Sanford Florida 28.8006°N 81.2731°W "Daniel" from 098.085.110.024 (adsl-98-85-110-24.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/15 16:35:29
can you turn franken and homer cam and haunted offic cam on

97 - United States - Rutland Vermont 43.6445°N 72.9005°W "Anonymous" from 071.234.162.031 (c-71-234-162-31.hsd1.ct.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/15 16:36:29
Why is cam two on right now

98 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.2890°N 83.3686°W "ErrantEgo" from 069.014.170.149 (d14-69-149-170.try.wideopenwest.com) wrote at 2013/10/15 16:39:27
When are you going to put up the rest of your decorations? :)

99 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/15 16:48:45
Cam #1 and #3 don't come on until an hour or so before the X10 controls go live. I didn't get too much added today ... but should get a lot put out tomorrow!

100 - United Kingdom - Reading 51.4333°N 1.0000°W "Anonymous" from 086.183.133.110 (host86-183-133-110.range86-183.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/15 16:51:08
Post 97___ Cam 2 is on 24/7. It is the one that is on watching grass grow . com

101 - United States - Sanford Florida 28.8006°N 81.2731°W "Daniel" from 098.085.110.024 (adsl-98-85-110-24.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/15 16:51:23
thank you your my favorit person

102 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/15 17:05:00
I see you! lol

103 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/15 17:20:39
Is that you standing there or is it a fake???

104 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/15 17:26:02
Oh, now I see you. I'm guessing the purple jacket dude is a fake! lol

105 - United States - Sanford Florida 28.8006°N 81.2731°W "Daniel" from 098.085.110.024 (adsl-98-85-110-24.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/15 17:27:20
Alek can you wave to us

106 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/15 17:31:13
30 minutes until X10 CONTROLS ON at 6:00 PM MDT!

107 - United States - Sanford Florida 28.8006°N 81.2731°W "Daniel" from 098.085.110.024 (adsl-98-85-110-24.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/15 17:43:23
please turn on inflatables

108 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/15 17:45:14
LIGHTS ARE ON!

109 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/15 17:51:33
10 minutes until X10 CONTROLS ON at 6:00 PM MDT! I'm ready!

110 - United States - Sanford Florida 28.8006°N 81.2731°W "Daniel" from 098.085.110.024 (adsl-98-85-110-24.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/15 17:56:54
4 minutes until X10 CONTROLS ON at 6:00 PM MDT

111 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/15 18:00:29
We are on! YAY!

112 - United States - Belleville Michigan 42.1759°N 83.4807°W "me" from 024.011.196.174 (c-24-11-196-174.hsd1.mi.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/15 18:01:41
What software do you use to make the timelapses?
Alek replies at 19:30 - Using FFMPEG running as a shell program on Linux to combine all the JPEG's into an MP4.

113 - United States - Sanford Florida 28.8006°N 81.2731°W "Daniel" from 098.085.110.024 (adsl-98-85-110-24.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/15 18:16:07
where is the Headless Horseman

114 - United States - Rapid City South Dakota 44.1209°N 103.1978°W "Rapid City,SD" from 208.107.166.135 (host-135-166-107-208.midco.net) wrote at 2013/10/15 18:38:35
any snow in the forcast for your aera yet
Alek replies at 19:31 - We might see a slight dusting on Friday.

115 - United States - Tempe Arizona 33.4357°N 111.9171°W "_Liz" from 198.024.138.058 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/10/16 08:23:50
This is some fun stuff!

116 - United States - Livonia Michigan 42.3684°N 83.3720°W "Anonymous" from 075.114.237.159 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/10/16 09:04:36
The cap for the left grim reaper isn't all the way straight.

117 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/16 10:41:53
We had a morning frost this morning so after getting the newspapers, I took a picture of my Big Green Buddies. HULK #2 was deflated (he has a small leak) and HULK #1 doesn't look too happy about the cold weather! ;-)
halloween hulk frost 3

halloween hulk frost 1

halloween hulk frost 2

halloween hulk frost 3

118 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.2890°N 83.3686°W "ErrantEgo" from 069.014.170.149 (d14-69-149-170.try.wideopenwest.com) wrote at 2013/10/16 11:18:23
Hm, is Alek bringing more decorations out? ___-)

119 - United States - Sanford Florida 28.8006°N 81.2731°W "Daniel" from 098.085.110.024 (adsl-98-85-110-24.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/16 11:27:07
Alek can you turn on the other webcams
Alek replies at 11:30 - As mentioned, the other two cams only come online when the X10 controls are active in the evening.

120 - United States - Sanford Florida 28.8006°N 81.2731°W "Daniel" from 098.085.110.024 (adsl-98-85-110-24.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/16 12:51:23
Alek can you turn the inflatables on

121 - United States - Sanford Florida 28.8006°N 81.2731°W "Daniel" from 098.085.110.024 (adsl-98-85-110-24.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/16 13:54:18
Alek can you turn on all the inflatables

122 - United States - Sanford Florida 28.8006°N 81.2731°W "Daniel" from 098.085.110.024 (adsl-98-85-110-24.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/16 14:48:46
all the inflatables on please

123 - United Kingdom - Staplehurst Kent 51.1500°N 0.5500°E "Hannah" from 086.159.003.254 (host86-159-3-254.range86-159.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/16 16:27:58
Cannot wait for the clocks to change in the uk so I will actually be able to watch the lights a bit earlier than 1am!

124 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/16 17:17:28
I can't wait for my area to change too. I live in NY and it usually starts at 8:00PM for me, which is when I go to bed! lol

125 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/16 17:29:56
never mind!

126 - United States - Crozet Virginia 38.1283°N 78.7059°W "Anonymous" from 076.005.078.037 (va-76-5-78-37.dhcp.embarqhsd.net) wrote at 2013/10/16 17:30:21
I CANT WAIT TILL MY TIME TO CHANGE. I THINK IT WILL LOOK AWESOME. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

127 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/16 17:38:04
I still can't believe all the overloads last night! (30,300 overloads) I won't be on tonight but I hope you guys have better luck this time!

128 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/16 17:43:22
ok, change of plan! I will be on for 15 minutes tonight! 18 minutes until X10 CONTROLS ON at 6:00 PM MDT!

129 - United States - Grapevine Texas 32.9234°N 97.0810°W "Justin H" from 096.226.033.032 (pool-96-226-33-32.dllstx.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/10/16 20:30:36
Alek, love the site and am a Linux user myself. What distro do you use? Also, are you needing a new cam for the office?
Alek replies at 20:32 - Running RedHat ... and heck 'ya, I'm always looking for a better IP camera - that's a D-Link DCS-6620G in the Haunted Office right now ... it was a decent cam ... almost 10 years ago - D'OH! ;-)

130 - United States - Grapevine Texas 32.9234°N 97.0810°W "Justin H" from 096.226.033.032 (pool-96-226-33-32.dllstx.fios.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/10/16 20:38:20
Alek, look for an e-mail from me. You can look in the header to confirm that's me...

131 - Canada - Sherwood Park Alberta 53.5167°N 113.3167°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.093.080 (goa93-80.ext.gov.ab.ca) wrote at 2013/10/17 09:43:59
just curious.. but why are there Candy canes out? hehe
Alek replies at 10:01 - Welllll ... there's a LOT of stuff out there ... so why not toss those into the mix ... plus this is all the warmup for the Controllable Christmas Lights! ;-)

132 - United Kingdom - Caerphilly 51.5833°N 3.2167°W "Centauress" from 109.150.012.206 (host109-150-12-206.range109-150.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/17 11:30:06
Just Seen You on The Web Cam, Were You Fixing Something?
Alek replies at 11:37 - Just doing a little bit of "Skull Adjusting" ;-)

133 - United States - Oviedo Florida 28.6700°N 81.2081°W "Daniel" from 098.085.112.207 (adsl-98-85-112-207.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/17 12:10:27
why are two inflatables on

134 - Canada - Sherwood Park Alberta 53.5167°N 113.3167°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.093.080 (goa93-80.ext.gov.ab.ca) wrote at 2013/10/17 14:13:55
what are you the Inflatable Police?? it shouldn't be Why are they on!, it should be HEY look there are Two Inflatables on!! yay!!!!

135 - United States - Oviedo Florida 28.6700°N 81.2081°W "Daniel" from 098.085.112.207 (adsl-98-85-112-207.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/17 14:37:34
no I'm curies

136 - United States - Rapid City South Dakota 44.1209°N 103.1978°W "Anonymous" from 208.107.166.135 (host-135-166-107-208.midco.net) wrote at 2013/10/17 17:54:34
say hi to the webcam Alex

137 - United States - Reading Pennsylvania 40.3357°N 75.9269°W "Anonymous" from 108.036.142.166 (pool-108-36-142-166.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/10/17 18:29:03
I see the Decoration Inspectors are our tonight. Heh!

138 - United Kingdom - Staplehurst Kent 51.1500°N 0.5500°E "Hannah" from 086.159.003.254 (host86-159-3-254.range86-159.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/18 03:34:48
I SEE SNOW! Eeeeek!!!

139 - United States - Reading Pennsylvania 40.3357°N 75.9269°W "Anonymous" from 108.036.142.166 (pool-108-36-142-166.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/10/18 05:20:00
The skull twins have a new doo! Hehehe!
Alek replies at 09:02 - The HULK's also have a new doo ... more pictures of the snow to follow
halloween hulk snow

halloween hulk snow

140 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/18 09:47:48
Here's the time-lapse video as captured by webcam #2 of me taking pictures ... as seen in the image below it, I was trying to line the Canon DSLR up with the webcam! ;-)


halloween camera in webcam

141 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/18 09:51:18
And here's the picture as taken by the camera - which one is better? I like the composition of the first one more, but it was shot at F/4 so less depth of field .. whereas the second is taken at F/8, so more is in focus.
halloween front yard 1

halloween front yard

142 - United States - Rutland Vermont 43.6445°N 72.9005°W "Janet" from 071.234.162.031 (c-71-234-162-31.hsd1.ct.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/18 10:15:57
Your skeleton stakes are cool. Where did you get them.

143 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.084.109 (goa84-109.ext.gov.ab.ca) wrote at 2013/10/18 12:14:41
the Skulls got a new hair do!
Alek replies at 13:28 - Here's a time-lapse of the Skulls growing a Snow Afro ... note the melting snow falling - D'OH! ;-).


144 - United States - Rutland Vermont 43.6445°N 72.9005°W "Janet" from 071.234.162.031 (c-71-234-162-31.hsd1.ct.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/18 17:28:16
Hey Alek i really like your skeleton stakes. Where did you get them?
Alek replies at 17:31 - A Garage Sale ... for a buck! ;-)

145 - United Kingdom - Saint Columb Cornwall 50.4333°N 4.9333°W "Larry in Cornwall" from 090.219.177.087 (5adbb157.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2013/10/18 17:54:20
WOW! I can't believe you have had snow, cool!

146 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/18 17:56:15
I will be on much, much later now that's a weekend! YAY!

147 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/18 18:01:41
I will be on much, much later now that a weekend! YAY! I don't know why it starred that! :(

148 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/18 18:07:35
I will be on much, much later now that it is a weekend! YAY!

149 - United States - Reading Pennsylvania 40.3357°N 75.9269°W "Anonymous" from 108.036.142.166 (pool-108-36-142-166.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/10/18 22:16:00
Oooooooh. Spooooky Moonlight!

150 - United Kingdom - Sevenoaks Kent 51.2667°N 0.2000°E "Anonymous" from 081.151.073.162 (host81-151-73-162.range81-151.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/19 11:35:53
You have some fans and a small toddler intruder! LOL

151 - United Kingdom - Caerphilly 51.5833°N 3.2167°W "Centauress" from 109.150.012.206 (host109-150-12-206.range109-150.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/19 12:36:30
Anymore Snow Forecast Alek? Thanks

152 - United States - Jamestown New York 42.1045°N 79.2520°W "Anonymous" from 098.021.138.126 (h126.138.21.98.dynamic.ip.windstream.net) wrote at 2013/10/19 18:05:26
Controls not working...

153 - United Kingdom - London London, City of 51.5142°N 0.0931°W "Anonymous" from 086.023.090.068 (client-86-23-90-68.brhm.adsl.virginm.net) wrote at 2013/10/19 18:23:24
Can people control the lights in the office?

154 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9659°N 1.4788°W "Gill (Luke's mum)" from 086.027.156.202 (cpc2-derb12-2-0-cust201.8-3.cable.virginmedia.com) wrote at 2013/10/19 20:06:48
Wow Alek. It all looks amazing this year. The office looks really busy. Thanks for a great display. If your thinking of retiring from doing this, your sons will have to carry on and do a great job :-)

155 - United Kingdom - London London, City of 51.5142°N 0.0931°W "Anonymous" from 081.159.085.162 (host81-159-85-162.range81-159.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/20 06:58:55
The zombie person on the lawn has fallen over! The apocalypse must have ended lol.
Alek replies at 07:31 - LOL - it's a little breezy this morning.

156 - United Kingdom - Broughton Northamptonshire 52.3667°N 0.7667°W "jen" from 090.200.121.183 (5ac879b7.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2013/10/20 15:40:24
omg can't believe its a year since I was here

157 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/21 08:29:32
Some kids took over the Haunted Office - watch 'em in the time-lapse video - D'OH! ;-)
halloween haunted office kids



158 - United Kingdom - Downham Market Norfolk 52.6000°N 0.3667°E "alan eason" from 031.051.119.095 (host31-51-119-95.range31-51.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/21 14:20:00
great display alek i cant keep away from it cant wait for the xmas lights keep up the good work

159 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Luke Giles" from 089.241.114.159 (host-89-241-114-159.as13285.net) wrote at 2013/10/21 16:31:07
Hi Alek, Great to see another year of festive fun from the whole family again! I have been trying to watch your Halloween Video's, however when i open the link it says that the file is corrupt and cannot play! Any ideas?? All the best!

160 - United States - Shelby North Carolina 35.3625°N 81.5741°W "Anonymous" from 174.108.049.148 (cpe-174-108-049-148.carolina.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/21 18:20:19
I have your link up on my blog. Hope it helps!

161 - United States - Reading Pennsylvania 40.3357°N 75.9269°W "Anonymous" from 108.036.142.166 (pool-108-36-142-166.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/10/21 22:29:44
Hehehe! Looks like the kids had a great time in the office! That's fun to see.

162 - United States - Shelby North Carolina 35.3625°N 81.5741°W "Anonymous" from 174.108.049.148 (cpe-174-108-049-148.carolina.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/22 18:12:22
Just a suggestion but since the cameras update every two seconds or so, if you all give a wave or thumbs up, if you hold the position for a second we can see more than just a blur. Thanks!

163 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Anonymous" from 080.229.228.084 (jacqveares.plus.com) wrote at 2013/10/22 18:25:00
How comes you have never told us what you as a profession Alek? I am guessing you work in IT/Programming?

164 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (S0106602ad071467d.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2013/10/22 20:17:43
He's the leader of Anonymous... ;)

165 - United States - Shelby North Carolina 35.3625°N 81.5741°W "Anonymous" from 174.108.049.148 (cpe-174-108-049-148.carolina.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/22 20:26:17
Whatever he does as a profession, the important thing is the charity bit..and the fun he gves all of us!

166 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/23 14:36:50
A couple of people have said they have problems viewing the videos. Turns out that Windows7 Media Player has an incompatability with FFMPEG (VLC, Quicktime, etc all work fine) ... so I uploaded everything to Youtube and added embeds below ... plus re-pointed the links on the halloween movies page.

167 - United States - Reading Pennsylvania 40.3357°N 75.9269°W "Anonymous" from 108.036.142.166 (pool-108-36-142-166.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/10/23 17:46:28
Ooooh Alek! Google image search Inflatable Grim Reaper Driving Pumpkin Carriage! You need this!
Alek replies at 20:03 - Yea, I've seen that - pretty awesome!

168 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.5234°N 122.6762°W "Anonymous" from 024.022.001.185 (c-24-22-1-185.hsd1.or.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/23 18:35:44
Its pretty sweet that you have these all connected to your server, however I wish it would have been designed better.

169 - United States - Oradell New Jersey 40.9558°N 74.0268°W "Clark Griswold" from 024.228.142.205 (ool-18e48ecd.dyn.optonline.net) wrote at 2013/10/24 10:24:29
Christmas is 2 months away! This has been a great warmup alek! When will the christmas blog be up?
Alek replies at 12:53 - I usually turn that on a few days before Halloween ... and love your name ... Clark! ;-)

170 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/24 16:34:22
Here's some pictures of the front of the house after last week's snow.
halloween house all

halloween house

171 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Elliott" from 080.229.228.084 (jacqveares.plus.com) wrote at 2013/10/24 18:22:10
Re: 165: Of course; as you said the charity, raising awareness of celiac disease and the charity's donations are the important bit. I am just curious to what Alek does in a general sense as a day to day job as he has never told us. His skills on the site leads me to believe that he is or has in the past worked in IT, although I could be wrong. Anyway I'm sure if he wanted to share what he does; he would. For now; I am just loving the site with everyone else.
Alek replies at 18:25 - Yep, I'm a computer jock! ;-)

172 - United States - Shelby North Carolina 35.3625°N 81.5741°W "Anonymous" from 174.108.049.148 (cpe-174-108-049-148.carolina.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/24 18:45:03
Wish I was. My computer makes fun of me on a daily basis.

173 - United Kingdom - Leamington Spa Warwickshire 52.3000°N 1.5333°W "Centauress" from 086.134.238.113 (host86-134-238-113.range86-134.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/25 01:53:36
LOVING the Snow and Lights Alek.... Thank You for Sharing This All with us

174 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/25 16:00:57
If you wonder what the Halloween Display looks like after it is turned off, here's a time-lapse video of the full moon a few days ago - thanks poster #149 for pointing out. BTW, it's pretty funny when I upload to YouTube because with the lights flickering on & off, it says the video is shaking and do you want them to try to stabilize! ;-)


175 - United States - Escondido California 33.1192°N 117.0864°W "Anonymous" from 076.212.144.221 (adsl-76-212-144-221.dsl.sndg02.sbcglobal.net) wrote at 2013/10/25 17:43:59
Checkin' in Mr Grassmas. Things are looking pretty darn awesome this year. Always got to one up yourself don't ya. Hope all is well with you and your family. Happy Holidays! Mr H

176 - United States - Bristol Rhode Island 41.6783°N 71.2708°W "Anonymous" from 072.087.096.038 (pool-72-87-96-38.prvdri.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/10/26 05:15:14
Is it snowing their?

177 - United States - Myrtle Beach South Carolina 33.6359°N 79.0280°W "teds49ghost ___Ted and Heidi___" from 024.168.252.068 (cpe-024-168-252-068.sc.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/26 16:59:43
Hey Alek, Ted in Myrtle Beach,it looks great again.taking a break this year,but have picked up some new items for next year.Hope all is well and your family is doing fine.God Bless

178 - United Kingdom - London London, City of 51.5142°N 0.0931°W "Hannah" from 086.181.184.101 (host86-181-184-101.range86-181.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/27 08:16:22
So happy i can do the controls tonight with the clocks having changed in the uk! YAY!

179 - Italy - Mapello Lombardia 45.7000°N 9.5333°E "Luca" from 087.005.076.226 (host226-76-dynamic.5-87-r.retail.telecomitalia.it) wrote at 2013/10/27 08:46:32
Every year...it's a pleasure to come back to visit your website!

180 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/27 14:57:04
My neighbor had their Halloween Decorations up in September - they look pretty nifty with the changing color ghosts! ;-)
halloween neighbor house ghosts

halloween neighbor ghosts

181 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.2890°N 83.3686°W "ErrantEgo" from 069.014.170.149 (d14-69-149-170.try.wideopenwest.com) wrote at 2013/10/27 16:19:04
Alek, your "BOO" fell down :(

182 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/27 17:18:38
The BOO is fixed! :)
Alek replies at 18:28 - Sometimes the wind blows it down ... plus I had to move it anyway so the wife could leave from the garage ... but easy enough to put back for the show! ;-)
halloween sign fall down

183 - United States - Elma New York 42.8306°N 78.6262°W "Anonymous" from 072.228.146.045 (cpe-72-228-146-45.buffalo.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/27 17:32:44
Looks like sponge bob is fixed too!
Alek replies at 18:11 - Yea, sometimes the power plug falls out of the extension cord, so he doesn't light up - here's what he should look like ... plus what the other webcams look when everything is turned ON.
halloween spongebob webcam1

halloween webcam2
halloween webcam3

184 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.4839°N 113.5227°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.097.064 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/10/28 09:28:46
that Neighbors Grim Reaper looks pretty impressive. although your entire place is the best.

185 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/28 14:14:03
Here's a high-res picture of the Haunted Office using a Canon 7D - I think last year's (blog post #1) was a little better.
halloween haunted office

186 - United States - Watertown Massachusetts 42.3722°N 71.1787°W "Anonymous" from 098.216.184.166 (c-98-216-184-166.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/28 14:32:17
Alek, it appears you've finally gotten to your neighbors. That video with the full moon is eerie especially with the man character standing in the yard.

187 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/28 18:11:53
Here's a picture of the front yard on an rainy evening ...
halloween front yard rain

188 - United States - Daphne Alabama 30.6061°N 87.8580°W "Anonymous" from 098.090.073.066 (adsl-98-90-73-66.mob.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/28 21:15:29
Hi Alek! Checking in for the first time this year. As always, your display is amazing. I have been checking in here for over 4 years and I even bought the light cube one year that you have in your office.I have it on right now and still love it.
Alek replies at 22:41 - That's cool ... and yea, it's a pretty awesome light cube - thanks for writing.

189 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/28 21:58:56
Batman paid a visit to the Haunted Office tonight - guess I was the "bad" guy ... ;-)
halloween batman

190 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Hall" from 090.216.122.169 (5ad87aa9.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2013/10/29 07:02:24
The lights are on EARLY! :)

191 - Hungary - Budapest 47.5000°N 19.0833°E "Anonymous" from 078.092.143.209 (4E5C8FD1.catv.pool.telekom.hu) wrote at 2013/10/29 12:35:59
Hi Alek, maybe you could use your Canon 7D as a hi-res webcam in office.

192 - United States - Reading Pennsylvania 40.3357°N 75.9269°W "Anonymous" from 072.078.084.089 (pool-72-78-84-89.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/10/29 12:53:08
Hehehee! POW!!!

193 - United States - New Port Richey Florida 28.2927°N 82.6279°W "Anonymous" from 065.035.153.202 (65-35-153-202.res.bhn.net) wrote at 2013/10/29 16:27:45
spooky Halloween music NOT playing!

194 - United States - Debary Florida 28.8939°N 81.3194°W "Daniel" from 098.085.106.064 (adsl-98-85-106-64.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/29 17:32:35
you don't do real time

195 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/29 20:53:17
The Grim Reaper Motorcycle Dude "laying down his bike" in the snow ... ;-)
halloween grim reaper motorcycle dude

196 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Jamie" from 089.168.025.212 (89-168-25-212.dynamic.dsl.as9105.com) wrote at 2013/10/30 04:00:43
Wouldn't a Raspberry Pi and the 1080p camera accessory make a good webcam Alek?
Alek replies at 10:20 - I'm not familier with that, but for decent low light performance, you need a good-sized image sensor - size matters! ;-)

197 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/30 10:22:06
It's the day 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 snow

christmas house snow

christmas house snow

198 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.2890°N 83.3686°W "ErrantEgo" from 069.014.170.149 (d14-69-149-170.try.wideopenwest.com) wrote at 2013/10/30 13:06:00
HO-HO-HO! ;-)

199 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.084.126 (goa84-126.ext.gov.ab.ca) wrote at 2013/10/30 14:33:56
ugh.. seeing the snow on those roads makes me shudder...

200 - United States - Westland Michigan 42.2890°N 83.3686°W "ErrantEgo" from 069.014.170.149 (d14-69-149-170.try.wideopenwest.com) wrote at 2013/10/30 16:24:58
Looks like Alek is having problems with one of his inflatables - bummer! :(
Alek replies at 16:31 - The Rotating Pumpkin is always a bit of a pain as he gets tangled and then won't fully inflate.

201 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Jennie" from 090.217.144.248 (5ad990f8.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2013/10/30 16:27:27
wow you had snow already this year, can't believe how much work you put into it each year,, first time here for Halloween as I am normally here tweaking your christmas lights. Love the 3 ghosties lol. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

202 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Anonymous" from 090.217.144.248 (5ad990f8.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2013/10/30 16:37:38
i would love to know how long it takes you from start to finish putting them up

203 - United States - Reading Pennsylvania 40.3357°N 75.9269°W "Anonymous" from 072.078.084.089 (pool-72-78-84-89.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/10/30 17:16:05
I can't believe we're at Halloween Eve already! Man this time flew! Thanks Alek for all of your hard work and awesome displays! I hope you raise lots of money for Celiac Research this year!

204 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/30 19:46:47
Here's a picture of the "treats" for tomorrow ... something for the little ones and also the big ones! The three 150-count bags of candy ... I give out at least two to each kid ... so I'm guessing I'll have to break into the 3rd pack. I had the EggNog last year - it's awesome. While the "Chocolate Shop Wine" and "Adult Chocolate Milk" look/sounds cool, I can't say they are my favorite.
halloween candy

205 - United Kingdom - West Malling Kent 51.2833°N 0.4167°E "Anonymous" from 086.183.198.005 (host86-183-198-5.range86-183.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/31 06:29:33
Is there any possibility a webcam could be placed by/near or zoomed into the door tonight?
Alek replies at 08:16 - Webcams will be at the same locations, but I've got some flood lights to help illuminate the driveway.

206 - United States - Reading Pennsylvania 40.3357°N 75.9269°W "Anonymous" from 072.078.084.089 (pool-72-78-84-89.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/10/31 08:06:35
Happy Halloween!!!

207 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Dave UK" from 078.144.044.021 (host-78-144-44-21.as13285.net) wrote at 2013/10/31 08:35:04
HAPPY HALLOWEEEEN!!! Hope you and the family have a great night!!

208 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/31 08:52:07
Here's what the front yard looked like a week ago in the snow - the witches aren't too fond of it!
halloween front yard snow dark

halloween witches snow

209 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/31 09:00:19
Here's what the trick-or-treaters will see coming up to the house tonight ... minus the snow! That has all melted and will be mid-50's and mild tonight for the kids - usually see around 200 with most of 'em coming between 6:00 and 8:00.
halloween house snow wide

halloween house snow close

210 - United Kingdom - Romford Havering 51.5833°N 0.2000°E "Hannah" from 086.140.103.014 (host86-140-103-14.range86-140.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/31 09:07:40
Can't believe its the last day already! Happy Halloween everyone!

211 - United States - Watertown Massachusetts 42.3722°N 71.1787°W "Ellen Griswold" from 098.216.184.166 (c-98-216-184-166.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/31 10:09:28
alek, you should wear your rockies xmas hat as a costume this evening.

212 - Canada - North Battleford Saskatchewan 52.7667°N 108.2833°W "Anonymous" from 069.011.056.206 (69-11-56-206.regn.hsdb.sasknet.sk.ca) wrote at 2013/10/31 12:14:51
What is your favorite candy alek?
Alek replies at 12:22 - Here's the treats/libations for tonight ... except there was some selective picking out of the candy bowls for my personal consumption ... care to guess what my favorite candy bar is?!? ;-)
halloween candy

213 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.082.081 (goa82-81.ext.gov.ab.ca) wrote at 2013/10/31 13:21:55
I'm going to guess M&M's

214 - United States - Debary Florida 28.8939°N 81.3194°W "Daniel" from 098.085.106.064 (adsl-98-85-106-64.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/31 13:27:31
alek why do you put wood under ihe inflatables

215 - United States - Debary Florida 28.8939°N 81.3194°W "Daniel" from 098.085.106.064 (adsl-98-85-106-64.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/10/31 14:03:40
alek why do you put wood under the inflatables
Alek replies at 15:20 - So they don't move and/or blow away! ;-)

216 - United States - Minot North Dakota 48.2325°N 101.2963°W "IT God of the North" from 024.220.026.017 (host-17-26-220-24.midco.net) wrote at 2013/10/31 16:33:00
Happy Halloween to all it's going to be fun night already spotted a few witches and superman out there but best one i saw today was zombie police officer keeping the peace at the mall.

217 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/31 16:48:32
It is 50°F as the sun goes down, but a bit breezy ... so the inflatables are bouncing around a bit - the Skull broke loose! Should see a couple hundred trick-or-treaters tonight.

218 - United States - Charlotte North Carolina 35.2271°N 80.8431°W "Anonymous" from 066.087.132.119 (66-87-132-119.pools.spcsdns.net) wrote at 2013/10/31 17:19:27
Hi alek, can you make time-lapse videos of the trick or treaters, and the wrapping up Halloween 2013 on both cam1 and grass cam? Thanks.
Alek replies at 17:30 - I do that every year and upload to the Halloween Movies page

219 - United Kingdom - Elgin Moray 57.6500°N 3.3333°W "craig from scotland" from 109.148.243.193 (host109-148-243-193.range109-148.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/10/31 17:37:11
Hey from SCOTLAND ! What time do the kids come to your house
Alek replies at 17:40 - Kids will start coming in waves as it gets dark around 6:00

220 - United States - Dallas Texas 32.7528°N 96.8383°W "Anonymous" from 076.183.004.245 (cpe-76-183-4-245.tx.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/31 18:12:12
I am badly terrified by your Frankenstein monster murdering Homer Simpson. I shall have nightmares now. you are a wicked person.
Alek replies at 18:18 - They like each other - have been out there togather since 2005 ! ;-)

221 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/31 18:27:27
Here are the first trick-or-treaters to show up at 6:17PM ...
halloween trick or treaters

222 - United States - Shelby North Carolina 35.3625°N 81.5741°W "Anonymous" from 174.108.049.148 (cpe-174-108-049-148.carolina.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/31 18:52:12
Alek I think the pumpkins on the roof are dead. It's the last night. The Great Pumpkin must rise!
Alek replies at 19:08 - Good spot - the breezy weather earlier today knocked the fan loose - fixed - thanks ... and Great Pumpkins are rising! ;-)

223 - United States - Portland Oregon 45.4987°N 122.7217°W "Anonymous" from 024.022.097.019 (c-24-22-97-19.hsd1.or.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/31 19:14:01
Harry Dresden is bringing the Great Pumpkin in his VW bug.

224 - United States - Shelby North Carolina 35.3625°N 81.5741°W "Anonymous" from 174.108.049.148 (cpe-174-108-049-148.carolina.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/31 19:18:41
Woo hoo! Great pumpkin rises!

225 - United States - Shelby North Carolina 35.3625°N 81.5741°W "Anonymous" from 174.108.049.148 (cpe-174-108-049-148.carolina.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/10/31 19:25:12
Pumpkins down again. Maybe your patch just isn't sincere enough for them? Major wind huh? Well, your place is great anyway. God bless what you do!
Alek replies at 19:58 - The winds are now gusting to over 40 50MPH - giant lawn pumpkin broke free and went down the street ... Skull was just about to do the same ... so brought 'em inside. The Roof Pumpkins are OK, but wind bashing has knocked out most of the lights - can't fix that tonight.

226 - United Kingdom - Derby 52.9659°N 1.4788°W "Luke's mum uk" from 086.027.156.202 (cpc2-derb12-2-0-cust201.8-3.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2013/10/31 20:01:54
Wow Alek! Looks like your battling with quite a wind there. We've enjoyed yet another great Halloween display, please don't ever stop. Thank you. Don't forget your picture of the thanksgiving turkey, yum! Yum!

227 - United States - Minot North Dakota 48.2325°N 101.2963°W "IT God of the North" from 024.220.026.017 (host-17-26-220-24.midco.net) wrote at 2013/10/31 20:17:25
windy night on all Halloween alex is doing great job keeping everything going. think of donating to Celiac Disease Research.

228 - United Kingdom - Newcastle Upon Tyne 54.9881°N 1.6194°W "Larry" from 176.025.034.059 (b019223b.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2013/10/31 20:21:25
Well Halloween was great here in the U.K. plenty of trick and treaters, now I just have to wait until Thanksgiving for your Christmas display Alek, I can't wait! Have a great day and an enjoyable Thanksgiving Larry

229 - United Kingdom - Maidstone Kent 51.2667°N 0.5167°E "ThorpePark98" from 082.045.079.122 (cpc29-maid5-2-0-cust121.20-1.cable.virginm.net) wrote at 2013/10/31 20:24:45
Inflating and deflating your decorations is the best fun I've had in ages! Sad, I know! Lol! Happy Halloween from Ma***tone, UK!

230 - Australia - Melbourne Victoria 37.8139°S 144.9634°E "Anonymous" from 124.170.012.058 (124-170-12-58.dyn.iinet.net.au) wrote at 2013/10/31 20:32:37
Happy Halloween from Australia!

231 - United States - Minot North Dakota 48.2325°N 101.2963°W "IT God of the north" from 024.220.026.017 (host-17-26-220-24.midco.net) wrote at 2013/10/31 20:34:39
candy from my son's score is great im mean im filtering out the bad stuff you know for his safety.

232 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/31 20:47:40
OK, so far in these 50MPH winds, the Giant Lawn Pumpkin and Skull broke loose and went down the street - yes, I do really stake things down. The Great Pumpkin Patch on the roof started to slide off - it is bolted to a wood base with concrete pavers. So three down ... and Homer swaying in the wind looks like he drank too much Eggnog! Give me rain, sleet or snow ... but not wind - that is the greatest enemy of holiday decorations ...

233 - Austria - Pressbaum Niederosterreich 48.1833°N 16.0833°E "Anonymous" from 194.118.173.028 (194-118-173-28.adsl.highway.telekom.at) wrote at 2013/10/31 21:04:19
What a great thing to do! Thanks!

234 - United States - Minden Louisiana 32.7081°N 93.2779°W "Anonymous" from 173.217.104.105 (173-217-104-105-mndn.mid.dyn.suddenlink.net) wrote at 2013/10/31 21:10:15
sorry for the wind alex seems like my homer and franken cursor is still performing as it should happy Halloween alex and everyone else all the best Chris :-)

235 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Anonymous" from 090.217.144.248 (5ad990f8.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2013/10/31 21:43:18
thanks Alek from here in UK. Loved the lights, can't wait to see the Christmas ones again

236 - United States - Minneapolis Minnesota 45.0285°N 93.2989°W "Anonymous" from 050.137.198.201 (c-50-137-198-201.hsd1.mn.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/10/31 21:53:37
Spooky display! Happy Halloween from MN.

237 - United States - Phoenix Arizona 33.4484°N 112.0740°W "onef - phoenix AZ" from 070.166.176.058 (wsip-70-166-176-58.ph.ph.cox.net) wrote at 2013/10/31 22:00:26
Where is my beer?

238 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/10/31 22:07:29
I'd estimate close to 200 trick-or-treaters as I had to open the 3rd bag of 150-count candy bars ... and I was passing out two bars per kids. The adults finished off the Chocolate Wine and "Adult Chocolate Milk" ... with just a little big of Eggnog left.

239 - United States - Pomona California 34.0855°N 117.7345°W "Kim in CA" from 071.104.010.250 (pool-71-104-10-250.lsanca.dsl-w.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/10/31 22:09:02
Enjoyed checking out your Halloween display. Thanks for supporting celiac:)

240 - United States - Waxhaw North Carolina 34.9273°N 80.7278°W "Anonymous" from 071.075.233.046 (cpe-071-075-233-046.carolina.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/11/01 00:03:51
Decorations, Webcams, & X10 Controls back for Halloween 2014!

241 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/11/01 00:09:59
Yep ... Halloween/2013 is a wrap ... but come back next year ... or next month for Christmas ... HO-HO-HO! I'll be doing the takedown Friday and turn the webcams on for those that want to see. And I'll upload some time-lapse videos of the evening. The blog will be open for comments for a couple more days. Thanks everyone for stopping by and hope you enjoyed the show.

242 - United Kingdom - West Malling Kent 51.2833°N 0.4167°E "Anonymous" from 086.183.198.005 (host86-183-198-5.range86-183.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/11/01 08:45:39
When you've got some lights, that need taking down, who ya gonna call, call Alek!

243 - United Kingdom - Northampton Northamptonshire 52.2500°N 0.8833°W "Anonymous" from 090.213.017.208 (5ad511d0.bb.sky.com) wrote at 2013/11/01 08:45:45
cmon Alek faster faster get those down and the Chrissy ones up lol

244 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/11/01 08:50:13
LOL ... just about to head outside to take stuff down - most of the initial action will be on webcam1

245 - United Kingdom - West Malling Kent 51.2833°N 0.4167°E "Anonymous" from 086.183.198.005 (host86-183-198-5.range86-183.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/11/01 08:52:49
Is Cam 1 still across the street? It looks as if it is at the bottom of your drive.

246 - United States - Debary Florida 28.8939°N 81.3194°W "Daniel" from 098.085.106.064 (adsl-98-85-106-64.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/11/01 09:01:03
can you turn the stuff on

247 - United States - Reading Pennsylvania 40.3357°N 75.9269°W "Anonymous" from 072.078.084.089 (pool-72-78-84-89.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/11/01 10:00:09
Wow! You work fast, Alek! Thanks Again for your awesome displays! I hope you raised alot of money for Celiac Research.

248 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/11/01 10:03:47
Yea, it comes down pretty quick and below is the time-lapse video of it along with a few still frames. Taking a break for a few hours and then this afternoon I'll do the front yard. So I'm shutting down webcam1 for the Halloween season ... will be back for Christmas.

halloween takedown

halloween aliens frank

249 - Canada - Edmonton Alberta 53.5500°N 113.5000°W "Anonymous" from 142.229.099.199 (unresolvable) wrote at 2013/11/01 10:28:16
So Alek, does that mean the Pumpkin Quartet has to be retired from service?
Alek replies at 10:30 - The bulbs are replaceable and it appears to be in decent shape ... so I would say that come 2014, there is a very good chance that the Great Pumpkin Patch will Rise Again! ;-)

250 - United States - Shelby North Carolina 35.3625°N 81.5741°W "Anonymous" from 174.108.049.148 (cpe-174-108-049-148.carolina.res.rr.com) wrote at 2013/11/01 10:35:52
God bless Alek. See ya Christmas!

251 - United States - Debary Florida 28.8939°N 81.3194°W "Daniel" from 098.085.106.064 (adsl-98-85-106-64.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/11/01 10:56:56
can i have the pumpkins :(

252 - United States - Rutland Vermont 43.6445°N 72.9005°W "Noah" from 071.234.162.031 (c-71-234-162-31.hsd1.ct.comcast.net) wrote at 2013/11/01 11:32:02
Goodbye Halloween Blog!!!!!! See ya next year!!!!

253 - United Kingdom - West Malling Kent 51.2833°N 0.4167°E "Anonymous" from 086.183.198.005 (host86-183-198-5.range86-183.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/11/01 14:07:29
When Alek had some lights, that needed taking down, who did he call, Alek's take-down service!

254 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/11/01 14:36:14
The front yard is done - below is the time-lapse video along with one last image of me and the "stuff" - I'm working on the videos from Halloween night itself and should post those later today.


255 - Canada - City N/A 60.0000°N 95.0000°W "Ryan" from 207.081.177.083 (d207-81-177-83.bchsia.telus.net) wrote at 2013/11/01 16:49:36
Thank you alek for putting this display together it makes me smile every time i go on this website!

256 - United States - Fort Smith Arkansas 35.3859°N 94.3986°W "n10cities" from 070.178.150.051 (ip70-178-150-51.ks.ks.cox.net) wrote at 2013/11/01 18:24:37
FYI....you need to update the Halloween Webcam page to "Decorations, Webcams, & X10 Controls back for Halloween 2014!" LOL Great show once again. Will be watching for Christmas lights!
Alek replies at 18:51 - Good spot - I had gotten all of 'em (I think) except that one - thanks!

257 - United States - Wamego Kansas 39.2591°N 96.3007°W "Paul" from 068.171.187.080 (68-171-187-80.wtcks.net) wrote at 2013/11/01 20:53:52
Sorry the wind showed up to play tricks, but a wonderful display as always.

258 - United States - Reading Pennsylvania 40.3357°N 75.9269°W "Anonymous" from 072.078.084.089 (pool-72-78-84-89.phlapa.east.verizon.net) wrote at 2013/11/02 02:58:24
Will we see videos of Halloween night this year?
Alek replies at 09:18 - First video is up ... this is webcam3 in the Haunted Office - the laptop shows all the IM's from Internet Surfers. Below that is the takedown video of the Haunted Office ... be sure to watch past the halfway point! I hope to upload webcam1 and webcam2 (where you'll see the trick-or-treaters) in a little bit.




259 - United Kingdom - City N/A 51.5000°N 0.1300°W "Elliott" from 080.229.228.084 (jacqveares.plus.com) wrote at 2013/11/02 08:00:40
Just been to watching-grass-grow - can see the marks on the ground where the ON and OFF signs were. Thanks for the display this year - Alek

260 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/11/02 10:16:46
The other two time-lapse videos are are now uploaded - webcam1 shows the front of the house. The winds were gusting up to 50MPH after 8:00 ... Homer & Frank look like they drank too much Eggnog! You'll also see me go out several times on the ladder and on the roof to make emergency fixes. Webcam2 shows the front yard and you'll see trick-or-treaters walk up the driveway ... plus as the winds pick up, the Giant Pumpkin and Skull actually pull out of their stakes! All of the videos are collected here.




261 - United States - Sanford Florida 28.8006°N 81.2731°W "Daniel" from 098.085.146.119 (adsl-98-85-146-119.mco.bellsouth.net) wrote at 2013/11/05 07:21:48
goodby for now

262 - United Kingdom - Swansea 51.6333°N 3.9667°W "Anonymous" from 086.129.218.071 (host86-129-218-71.range86-129.btcentralplus.com) wrote at 2013/11/06 09:18:03
Cool vids!

263 - United States - Charlottesville Virginia 38.0293°N 78.4767°W "Anonymous" from 067.233.069.174 (va-67-233-69-174.dhcp.embarqhsd.net) wrote at 2013/11/06 18:22:39
its not doing right on my computer I refreshed it two times.

264 - Canada - Stony Plain Alberta 53.5333°N 114.0000°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.163.019 (S01060026f304d4af.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2013/11/07 22:12:23
Good video!

265 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/11/08 08:55:11
Here's a few pictures from Halloween night that I forgot to upload. The first is my son Kyle has Batman ... and the 2nd is his good friends Drew and Caleb.
halloween trick or treat batman

halloween trick or treat drew caleb

266 - Canada - Spruce Grove Alberta 53.5490°N 113.8995°W "Anonymous" from 068.150.161.248 (S0106602ad071467d.ed.shawcable.net) wrote at 2013/11/11 17:06:02
You really have a nice house. Your front door entrance is impressive.

267 - United States - Rapid City South Dakota 44.1981°N 103.2438°W "Anonymous" from 208.107.145.006 (host-006-166-107-208.midco.net) wrote at 2013/11/08 18:54:34
Go get 'em Batman!

268 - United States - Hulkville in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado Alek says at 2013/11/08 24:00:00
It's time to shut down the Blog and call Halloween/2013 a wrap - be sure to come back for halloween 2014. The christmas blog is open for comments, the christmas lights will go up in a few weeks, and I hope to have the christmas lights webcam LIVE after Thanksgiving. Here's one last final look of the house, front yard, and haunted office - BOO! ;-)
halloween house

halloween front yard

halloween haunted house



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