Wednesday, August 3, 2016
From the heavens above
When it comes to security cameras around my house, I'm proud to say I was one of the early adopters.
When you're surrounded by neighbors who enjoy fireworks, dumping rock salt on the grass, leaving their doggie doo, or just loudly going about their lives with no environmental awareness or consideration for others, it helps to have it all documented on cameras that can be seen.
And some that are not seen.
You may recall last summer, when a mysterious white van appeared form nowhere and left this little magic for my viewing enjoyment.
I was thoroughly disappointed when the marketing mavens at Nest refused to use the clip in their online promotions.
Last week, I received a notification from the camera pointing towards my backyard. It happened around 5 o'clock in the morning and I had no idea what to expect.
Was one of my neighbors lighting magnesium?
Were they roasting a pig?
Or setting up a still to brew moonshine?
When you live amidst white trash you just never know. But what triggered the notification wasn't because of any terrestrial activity. It came from above. (look for it at about :05)
And now ironically enough, it lives forever, stored digitally in my cloud.