Steamboat Web Cams

Steamboat Controllable WebcamSo, I was really frustrated with the web cams on the Steamboat website. It didn’t load well on Firefox and all I wanted was to see some pictures. I tried it out on Opera with much better results. That’s when I found out what all the extra overhead was about. You can actually manipulate their webcams! Push a little button and you can adjust where the camera is pointed for a limited amount of time. If someone else is driving, you get put into a queue. It just almost works too! The feedback has a lot of latency, so it’s really difficult to use. However, the idea of controlling a camera about a thousand miles away is pretty nifty. On the flip side, it sure is annoying when someone ELSE has control of the camera!