Christmas Messages - on WEBCAM!

In 2006, I added the ability for web surfers to input text messages and have them displayed in real-time on the Santa's Christmas Workshop Webcam. I.e. Instant Text Messaging via webcam - check out the christmas videos of it in action! ;-)

For the technies out there, this is done by taking the text input from the web page, doing some validation (and hopefully (!) obscuring any profanity - boy, some people say the ... uhhhh ... "strangest things"), limiting the length to ~60 characters, and dumping the contents to an HTML file The laptop visible in Webcam3 (Santa's Workshop) then just keeps reloading the page every couple of second using the Firefox Extension ReloadEvery ... so the most recent text that was entered is displayed for all to see. I also keep a log for each day and the number of IM's sent.

And yes, people who abuse the system are banned - please try to simply ignore them and keep it family-friendly and have fun please!

2014 Christmas Messages

    December: 01 (168) - 02 (143) - 03 (293) - 04 (141) - 05 (110) - 06 (145) - 07 (59) - 08 (55) - 09 (37) - 10 (55) - 11 (46) - 12 (94) - 13 (128) - 14 (101) - 15 (141) - 16 (85) - 17 (76) - 18 (136) - 19 (46)
Total IM's for Christmas/2014 is 2,059

Christmas "Instant Messages on webcam" on 1219

Date_Time                 IP Address        Message
2014_12_19_17:01:34.660   099.192.011.xxx   Merry Christmas - Eli (6) in Nfld
2014_12_19_17:04:00.185   213.205.252.xxx   Hohoho!
2014_12_19_17:15:00.455   198.077.155.xxx   G'day!
2014_12_19_17:16:33.205   074.192.005.xxx   Merry Christmas from Texas!
2014_12_19_17:17:21.269   074.192.005.xxx   Merry Christmas from Houston, Texas!
2014_12_19_17:29:29.228   166.216.165.xxx   I'll miss you
2014_12_19_17:54:43.317   173.016.138.xxx   From IN, Happy Holidays
2014_12_19_18:03:21.179   068.150.161.xxx   Happy holidays from Rigel 3
2014_12_19_18:05:09.839   068.150.161.xxx   I'm 244 years old
2014_12_19_18:09:59.136   216.047.052.xxx   Merry Christmas from Arlee Montana
2014_12_19_18:11:40.707   064.246.117.xxx   joe
2014_12_19_18:12:29.065   064.246.117.xxx   obama messed up
2014_12_19_18:13:47.311   064.246.117.xxx   Merry Christmas -JONN
2014_12_19_18:17:14.589   082.035.106.xxx   HELLO
2014_12_19_18:17:50.477   082.035.106.xxx   JETSKIJOHN2006 ON YOUTUBE
2014_12_19_18:24:45.375   070.196.201.xxx   This is soooooo cool
2014_12_19_18:28:19.490   074.192.005.xxx   i know right!
2014_12_19_18:38:05.780   068.150.161.xxx   Hoho
2014_12_19_18:39:18.728   068.106.030.xxx   Greetings from Green Valley, AZ,   USA
2014_12_19_18:42:25.835   209.133.006.xxx   Hello
2014_12_19_18:43:05.823   209.133.006.xxx   Jon was here
2014_12_19_18:43:27.473   071.180.023.xxx   your mom is here
2014_12_19_19:09:44.356   173.095.139.xxx   Fishy
2014_12_19_19:16:32.961   068.150.161.xxx   Tasty
2014_12_19_19:17:53.126   074.192.005.xxx   hello
2014_12_19_19:18:44.342   074.192.005.xxx   Merry Christmas from Houston, Texas!
2014_12_19_19:23:03.929   074.192.005.xxx   hey i live in houston, Texas its about 72 degrees out
2014_12_19_19:25:46.288   070.178.076.xxx   Merry Christmas Houston, NW Arkansas here.
2014_12_19_19:28:07.340   068.189.214.xxx   I like the Ozarks
2014_12_19_19:28:54.797   070.178.076.xxx   Yep, living right in the middle of the Boston Mts
2014_12_19_19:29:44.085   115.070.082.xxx   Hello World
2014_12_19_19:32:09.356   068.189.214.xxx   Drove through there couple weeks ago Great Ozarks
2014_12_19_19:40:41.157   074.070.169.xxx   :-)
2014_12_19_19:42:15.258   068.150.161.xxx   Slap!
2014_12_19_19:43:04.019   074.070.169.xxx   :-D
2014_12_19_19:43:48.723   074.243.045.xxx   kim loves ruth!
2014_12_19_19:45:17.712   173.193.189.xxx   ***ALEK*** Just got back from dinner - going to watch Guardians of the Galaxy! ***ALEK***
2014_12_19_19:46:08.686   068.040.236.xxx   everything here has been copacetic :)
2014_12_19_20:06:39.201   068.187.176.xxx   Merry Christmas Everyone!
2014_12_19_20:20:40.380   067.240.008.xxx   Last year :( I've been following this every year. What a sucess its been!
2014_12_19_20:36:39.179   066.131.243.xxx   HAPPY HOLIDAYS  FROM CANADA
2014_12_19_20:51:32.572   050.157.055.xxx   Merry Christmas from Madison, MS!
2014_12_19_21:40:29.292   216.105.071.xxx   Hola de Oregon!!! :)
2014_12_19_21:50:45.789   216.105.071.xxx   Thanks for the 10 years Alek!!
2014_12_19_21:57:47.686   173.193.189.xxx   ***ALEK*** You are welcome! ***ALEK***
2014_12_19_21:59:49.218   216.105.071.xxx   Have a good night!

2013 Christmas Messages - 9,093 total

    December: 01 (629) - 02 (167) - 03 (109) - 04 (116) - 05 (169) - 06 (246) - 07 (148) - 08 (212) - 09 (161) - 10 (120) - 11 (108) - 12 (91) - 13 (94) - 14 (193) - 15 (234) - 16 (73) - 17 (63) - 18 (149) - 19 (182) - 20 (177) - 21 (383) - 22 (1222) - 23 (2323) - 24 (488) - 25 (239) - 26 (152) - 27 (255) - 28 (146) - 29 (444)

2012 Christmas Messages - 11,141 total

November: 27 (600) - 28 (197) - 29 (148) - 30 (100)     December: 01 (148) - 02 (4476) - 03 (270) - 04 (170) - 05 (288) - 06 (131) - 07 (102) - 08 (91) - 09 (401) - 10 (61) - 11 (75) - 12 (103) - 13 (148) - 14 (70) - 15 (100) - 16 (114) - 17 (41) - 18 (125) - 19 (75) - 20 (107) - 21 (323) - 22 (142) - 23 (232) - 24 (1705) - 25 (340) - 26 (61) - 27 (46) - 28 (151)

2011 Christmas Messages - 17,040 total

November: 28 (559) - 29 (695) - 30 (333)     December: 01 (285) - 02 (173) - 03 (403) - 04 (312) - 05 (482) - 06 (910) - 07 (775) - 08 (197) - 09 (408) - 10 (163) - 11 (261) - 12 (354) - 13 (Comcastic offline) - 14 (125) - 15 (208) - 16 (156) - 17 (315) - 18 (237) - 19 (490) - 20 (499) - 21 (493) - 22 (553) - 23 (572) - 24 (5367) - 25 (817) - 26 (314) - 27 (142) - 28 (442)

2010 Christmas Messages - 12,544 total

November: 28 (762) - 29 (539) - 30 (393)     December: 01 (765) - 02 (478) - 03 (Down due to Hurricane Winds!) - 04 (393) - 05 (369) - 06 (317) - 07 (260) - 08 (328) - 09 (281) - 10 (878) - 11 (301) - 12 (241) - 13 (194) - 14 (478) - 15 (551) - 16 (440) - 17 (270) - 18 (337) - 19 (497) - 20 (348) - 21 (284) - 22 (328) - 23 (329) - 24 (1720) - 25 (135) - 26 (117) - 27 (211)

2009 Christmas Messages - 24,079 total

November: 25 (140) - 26 (221) - 27 (394) - 28 (385) - 29 (346) - 30 (274)     December: 01 (659) - 02 (412) - 03 (378) - 04 (418) - 05 (182) - 06 (665) - 07 (599) - 08 (566) - 09 (268) - 10 (353) - 11 (1103) - 12 (563) - 13 (466) - 14 (508) - 15 (5622) - 16 (721) - 17 (537) - 18 (571) - 19 (391) - 20 (468) - 21 (1082) - 22 (744) - 23 (801) - 24 (2557) - 25 (310) - 26 (289) - 27 (152) - 28 (310) - 29 (135) - 30 (151) - 31 (116)     January: 01 (222)

2008 Christmas Messages - 23,315 total

November: 26 (604) - 27 (548) - 28 (480) - 29 (672) - 30 (866)     December: 01 (521) - 02 (621) - 03 (1571) - 04 (1001) - 05 (782) - 06 (791) - 07 (733) - 08 (400) - 09 (350) - 10 (364) - 11 (280) - 12 (294) - 13 (413) - 14 (593) - 15 (3150) - 16 (741) - 17 (1253) - 18 (495) - 19 (271) - 20 (410) - 21 (425) - 22 (893) - 23 (1237) - 24 (1002) - 25 (329) - 26 (213) - 27 (180) - 28 (92) - 29 (227) - 30 (129) - 31 (238)     January: 01 (146)

2007 Christmas Messages - 24,641 total

November: 25 (800) - 26 (1148) - 27 (710) - 28 (517) - 29 (523) - 30 (520)     December: 01 (422) - 02 (777) - 03 (454) - 04 (767) - 05 (858) - 06 (1119) - 07 (1020) - 08 (461) - 09 (983) - 10 (783) - 11 (882) - 12 (624) - 13 (1222) - 14 (611) - 15 (361) - 16 (519) - 17 (642) - 18 (310) - 19 (600) - 20 (605) - 21 (712) - 22 (446) - 23 (618) - 24 (2042) - 25 (290) - 26 (228) - 27 (169) - 28 (597) - 29 (279) - 30 (615) - 31 (407)

2006 Christmas Messages - 64,252 total

November: 22 (82) - 23 (349) - 24 (258) - 25 (293) - 26 (6790) - 27 (757) - 28 (318) - 29 (332) - 30 (225) December: 01 (326) - 02 (333) - 03 (496) - 04 (681) - 05 (351) - 06 (404) - 07 (907) - 08 (557) - 09 (335) - 10 (5400) - 11 (1087) - 12 (23989) - 13 (2726) - 14 (1388) - 15 (594) - 16 (283) - 17 (617) - 18 (842) - 19 (476) - 20 (1145) - 21 (757) - 22 (745) - 23 (554) - 24 (4957) - 25 (3334) - 26 (284) - 27 (166) - 28 (372) - 29 (307) - 30 (300) - 31 (138)



X10 Control Commands by Day for 2014

Date         Sent     Overloads
2014/12012,436996
2014/12022,6041,185
2014/120315,66611,015
2014/12042,721992
2014/12052,6301,044
2014/12063,6281,582
2014/12072,051928
2014/12081,741774
2014/12091,530658
2014/12101,269550
2014/1211996340
2014/12121,095373
2014/12132,269946
2014/12141,885867
2014/12151,627694
2014/12161,9831,211
2014/12171,500494
2014/12183,0311,942
2014/1219929249
TOTAL51,59126,840

Sent is number of X10 commands (toggle power on/off) sent by web surfers
Overloads is number of times the X10 system was overloaded and the throttle engaged



X10 Control Commands by Day for 2013

Date         Sent     Overloads
2013/12016,0993,859
2013/12022,418955
2013/12032,7951,259
2013/12042,3731,052
2013/12053,0241,224
2013/12064,8012,334
2013/12073,9651,957
2013/12089,1497,548
2013/12098,5556,755
2013/12101,850588
2013/12112,6341,286
2013/12121,888776
2013/12131,502516
2013/12142,009697
2013/12152,9261,473
2013/12161,964718
2013/12172,3101,215
2013/12182,3261,046
2013/12192,029815
2013/12201,989812
2013/12212,9991,394
2013/122219,50514,056
2013/122324,22116,352
2013/12249,0944,288
2013/12253,0061,134
2013/12261,735644
2013/12271,581585
2013/12281,736693
2013/12292,5301,566
TOTAL133,01377,597

Sent is number of X10 commands (toggle power on/off) sent by web surfers
Overloads is number of times the X10 system was overloaded and the throttle engaged



X10 Control Commands by Day for 2012

Date         Sent     Overloads
2012/11274,7012,548
2012/11284,8542,674
2012/11292,4661,176
2012/11302,8181,356
2012/12013,1291,423
2012/120288,76881,045
2012/12037,9145,261
2012/12048,0535,541
2012/12057,3344,728
2012/12063,8741,956
2012/12073,0921,473
2012/12082,6851,226
2012/120940,26531,934
2012/12105,3783,660
2012/12113,2611,900
2012/12122,391942
2012/12133,2511,762
2012/12142,3961,271
2012/12153,4271,728
2012/12164,0502,388
2012/121723,83721,934
2012/121848,15445,367
2012/12193,0351,390
2012/12203,1351,690
2012/12217,8884,033
2012/12224,3772,567
2012/12233,8621,647
2012/122442,11031,360
2012/12257,9204,018
2012/12261,861657
2012/12276,0664,806
2012/12283,3371,873
TOTAL359,689277,334

Sent is number of X10 commands (toggle power on/off) sent by web surfers
Overloads is number of times the X10 system was overloaded and the throttle engaged



X10 Control Commands by Day for 2011

Date         Sent     Overloads
2011/112813,16110,207
2011/11296,3173,990
2011/11307,3774,386
2011/12014,2081,850
2011/12022,4251,010
2011/12038,1735,148
2011/12049,0006,675
2011/12055,5533,145
2011/120620,03114,882
2011/120732,72128,799
2011/12083,0001,385
2011/12096,5023,570
2011/12103,7911,625
2011/12113,0521,332
2011/12122,7371,154
2011/12144,6402,595
2011/12152,7151,050
2011/12163,2951,495
2011/12176,0043,601
2011/12185,2973,173
2011/12196,6653,866
2011/12205,7263,181
2011/12218,0024,386
2011/12224,6181,985
2011/122310,0076,305
2011/1224148,326137,595
2011/122515,2969,564
2011/12268,8896,332
2011/12273,162980
2011/122811,0228,650
TOTAL371,712283,916

Sent is number of X10 commands (toggle power on/off) sent by web surfers
Overloads is number of times the X10 system was overloaded and the throttle engaged



X10 Control Commands by Day for 2010

Date         Sent     Overloads
2010/11289,7236,046
2010/112910,3037,160
2010/11307,1214,334
2010/12018,5425,243
2010/12028,5084,355
2010/120439,48836,404
2010/12055,6472,936
2010/12068,1064,832
2010/12078,3634,778
2010/12087,5674,787
2010/12098,5226,029
2010/121015,55210,484
2010/12118,5204,687
2010/12126,1173,391
2010/12136,1033,680
2010/12149,2056,018
2010/12156,4033,367
2010/12169,9185,348
2010/12177,8224,958
2010/12185,6933,186
2010/121915,64512,687
2010/12206,8413,903
2010/12217,2954,697
2010/12225,8723,458
2010/12235,5732,944
2010/122445,73832,612
2010/12254,3992,510
2010/12263,2791,830
2010/12272,4471,186
TOTAL294,312197,850

Sent is number of X10 commands (toggle power on/off) sent by web surfers
Overloads is number of times the X10 system was overloaded and the throttle engaged



X10 Control Commands by Day for 2009

Date         Sent     Overloads
2009/11252,515909
2009/11265,1422,964
2009/11274,4222,320
2009/11288,0955,836
2009/11294,1501,902
2009/11305,5432,725
2009/12019,1475,615
2009/12024,9322,341
2009/12037,9364,697
2009/12048,4124,765
2009/12056,5283,383
2009/12067,1193,237
2009/12079,6875,405
2009/12089,2384,863
2009/12096,5923,297
2009/12104,8762,047
2009/121114,5878,787
2009/12127,5594,245
2009/12137,0763,582
2009/12145,9132,666
2009/121560,48949,678
2009/121612,9788,661
2009/12174,7462,090
2009/12186,9933,839
2009/12197,0003,511
2009/122010,2396,215
2009/122110,6476,135
2009/12224,3151,794
2009/12237,9514,082
2009/122431,54420,673
2009/12255,1382,342
2009/12263,1111,205
2009/12272,9201,389
2009/12285,0633,434
2009/12292,025946
2009/12302,8281,177
2009/12311,877809
2010/01013,9052,404
TOTAL323,238195,970

Sent is number of X10 commands (toggle power on/off) sent by web surfers
Overloads is number of times the X10 system was overloaded and the throttle engaged



X10 Control Commands by Day for 2008

Date         Sent     Overloads
2008/11267,6994,986
2008/11276,3513,347
2008/11285,8383,017
2008/11297,1734,231
2008/11309,3326,234
2008/12014,6562,445
2008/12024,2912,051
2008/120317,20811,258
2008/120420,00514,454
2008/120516,85312,138
2008/120613,4969,538
2008/12079,3225,826
2008/12087,6384,368
2008/12098,0254,699
2008/12106,1973,264
2008/12116,7743,858
2008/12124,5862,346
2008/12136,5163,860
2008/121410,3187,172
2008/121542,20434,721
2008/12169,7095,902
2008/121717,51312,257
2008/12187,8264,022
2008/12197,9264,378
2008/122017,96713,531
2008/122111,8888,221
2008/122211,5666,894
2008/122315,97111,046
2008/122435,51527,225
2008/12256,8943,411
2008/12265,9953,378
2008/12272,9321,314
2008/12283,4091,698
2008/12292,4841,006
2008/12305,4663,816
2008/12314,0332,527
2009/01014,1302,536
TOTAL385,706256,975

Sent is number of X10 commands (toggle power on/off) sent by web surfers
Overloads is number of times the X10 system was overloaded and the throttle engaged



X10 Control Commands by Day for 2007

Date         Sent     Overloads
2007/11258,6135,894
2007/11269,1335,462
2007/11275,1622,417
2007/11287,7984,597
2007/11295,8283,107
2007/11308,7045,632
2007/120112,6979,165
2007/12027,2873,468
2007/12036,9083,773
2007/12048,0724,878
2007/120515,64710,943
2007/120621,59316,824
2007/120715,9189,529
2007/120812,5578,221
2007/120913,9768,937
2007/12108,6174,919
2007/12119,5645,586
2007/12126,8393,423
2007/121316,95110,970
2007/121413,0208,403
2007/12157,8794,537
2007/121610,0966,243
2007/121713,86110,106
2007/12189,2096,369
2007/12195,1612,394
2007/12209,6295,403
2007/122112,6098,047
2007/12226,2332,906
2007/12238,6354,654
2007/122431,09523,150
2007/12254,6501,905
2007/12263,3591,276
2007/12273,1181,205
2007/12288,4275,198
2007/12295,5112,828
2007/123010,3125,820
2007/12315,9502,559
TOTAL370,618230,748

Sent is number of X10 commands (toggle power on/off) sent by web surfers
Overloads is number of times the X10 system was overloaded and the throttle engaged



Misc. Data by Year

Year     Blog Posts           Instant Messages               X10 Sent     X10 Overloads
2005 518 N/A N/A N/A
2006 1,472 64,252 N/A N/A
2007 881 24,641 370,618 230,748
2008 782 23,315 385,706 256,975
2009 532 24,079 323,238 195,970
2010 521 12,544 294,312 197,850
2011 293 17,040 371,712 283,916
2012 332 11,141 370,618 230,748
2013 305 9,093 133,013 77,597
TOTALS 5,636 186,105 2,249,217 1,473,804




Yea, these ain't your Grandfather's Christmas Decorations! ;-)