What the heck is driveway cam?
Driveway Cam is where America shops for Driveway News. It's not just a place where you can watch all the action on a driveway, (snow piles up, rain runs down, cars go out and then come back) it's also a collection of some of the most action packed sites out on the internet you could ever hope for.
It's your one stop shopping for a place to watch a light bulb, or moss grow, or cheese age, or mountains change. There are views of waiting rooms at county offices, sequoias growing, empty highways out west, the pyramids and even more mountains.
For the brave of heart, all you adrenaline junkies out there, there are also sites that will take your breath away in the sheer rush of watching ~ Old Faithful, ice forming and/or melting on a lake, corn growing, the population growing right before your eyes, and views of the air quality from sea to shining sea.
And of course it is a site for animal viewing ~ there are penguins and pandas, and elephants and donkeys (we cover both sides of the aisle here at driveway cam) and badgers and birds for a fair thee well.
Driveway cam is always here to keep you posted on the world. It's here when you need it. And still here when you don't ~ however, as you wander the links, pace yourself, it's a pretty intensive site. :)
Where did the message board go? And is it really back?
The message board was taken down because of some problems in monitoring it, however drivewaycam now has a twitter page(it wanted to be like all the other driveways)in it's place where you can leave messages and see the messages other viewers have left. There is a driveway viewers login ~ if you didn't get it via email let us know and we'll send it to you or you can sign up for a twitter account yourself and use that. In either case we hope you'll stop by and leave a comment, suggestion, or message for another viewer. We'll also be checking twitter for quiz answers so you can post your entries there as well. So welcome back and please feel free to use the new and improved message board.
What happened yesterday?
Alright, you caught us. We can't actually tell you what happened yesterday, what with time being so relative and all, and so very hard to pin down. However in the time honored tradition of bait and switch, now that you are here we can tell you how to find out what happened on Driveway Cam's yesterday (even if the yesterday you seek isn't the one that was right before today, whatever day today may be for you. (Uh-oh, getting that time bending headache again))
As hard as it is to imagine not everyone can or did check in everyday (no names but her slightly scrambled initials are WCM) so at some point we started saving the previous postings should anyone want to catch up with all the action or non action they had missed. Hence the Previously on Driveway Cam section was born. It got a little out of control so it was archived into the Previously on Previously section. That also got a little out of control and was split off into the Previous Previously on Previously section, where what happened on all the yesterday's yesterdays continues to grow to this day, which as it turns out, is today, as well as tomorrow, but isn't yesterday. (you're getting the time headache now too aren't you)
How do we watch the weather?
The air quality links are one way to hop around and see what the weather is out there. They are also an excellent way to watch the sunrise (or set) across the country. Traffic cams are always good too ~ and of course almost all of the outdoor views give you some idea of what the weather is in their location(penguins, old faithful, any of the mountain views). For what the weather may have been there are the What's the Weather links, which show the most recent collection of weather pictures, as well as all the previous collections. And the Rochester Weather link in the table takes you to a local TV station website which has a link to a really nice selection of weather cams all over, you just cycle through them to see what's happening out there.
Quiz? What Quiz?
Every now and then, on no particular schedule, a quiz is posted for the day. Anyone can enter, all are encouraged to do just that. The first correct answer emailed or posted on the message board is the winner. Winners and answers to the quizzes are posted as well. Links to all of the quiz related sites are in the main page table of links. What do the winners win? You mean besides the glory of being the quiz winner? We're not sure yet. It's a new feature. We are currently keeping track of winners and we'll see how the numbers stack up ~ and maybe even take suggestions on what the prize (or prizes) should be. P.S. Decision of the judges is final, and yes, they are for sale.
Hey! Where did my favorite link go?
Old links don't die, they just go to the retired links page. When a link is removed from the table of links on the main page, it is added to the retired links page (which as it turns out also has a link in the table of links on the main page)(we're not sure what will happen should that link ever be retired....the recursive implications make our collective heads hurt)
What is the trial link?
With the large number of really excellent sites out there, sometimes it takes a village to figure out which ones are up to the stringent Driveway Cam Viewers standards. We know you demand a lot of a link that makes it to the table of links. There are some sites that are clearly table ready without a trial run, but for those that may or may not make it on first viewing, we provide a trial link area to give them a chance to win friends and influence viewers. We take suggestions for links from Driveway Cam viewers and depend on our viewers (sometimes) to let us know how they like a particular link. So, if there is a trial run link that you really like, and think it should have a permanent spot ~ let us know. (Trial links, like quizzes, run on no particular schedule.) And if there is a link that you would like to recommend to Driveway Cam please send it in.
How often does the driveway get plowed?
Every time it's parents are out of town!! (Sorry, that slipped out) The current snow plowing contract calls for a snow plow to show up, and plow the driveway, every 3" of snow fall. We get an average of 100" of snow each snow season here. Sadly, it doesn't fall in 3" blocks all that often, but when it does you can, on occasion, catch all the drama of the plowing right here on driveway cam. You'll know snowplowing season is about to begin when the 2 sticks on either side of the driveway are put in place. Removal of the sticks marks the end of the season (or marks the end of the stick by a snowplow not paying attention). And yes, the pole attached to the fire hydrant is so it can be located in times of emergency should said emergency occur during snow season (which can, and has, run from October to May)