WILDEARTH'S DJUMA - Cam discussion Wed 13 June 2007
Bushnet (Dean) .... Well Put. I certainly hope that I have not said anything against Helen and Nick or any of the WildEarth crew. We all think they are wonderful...well...Nick can't really sing very well :lol: Don't tell him that I said that though :wink:
I also used to watch the refreshing cams on Africam way back in 1998 but, I can't remember the name I used. I might have been Sue.... or Sue from Michigan...can't remember. I even have an old Africam t-shirt that my sister won for best picture of the month and she gave it to me.
You have a beautiful, talented and intelligent daughter :) I enjoy their drives. I would love to give you my slot so you can watch the drives live!! I think Helen's mother should have a reserved slot!
Thanks bushnut,well said.I can remember when Helen took over the camera on the landie way back for Pippa,and Jurie for her holiday break,and have never looked back,and is still enjoying her work in the bush,now with her husband Nick.
Keep safe on your travels. (((Hugs)))))
Hi Dean: I can imagine that when people say off handed remarks
about our loved ones (even in fun) that it is very hurtful. I think the
world has been moving in the direction of mean spiritedness, and I
really do not know the reason for this. I dislike the fact that people write
inflammatory remarks anonymously. I was afraid to post on this forum at
first, but people in Africam/Boma have been welcoming and helpful. I
think it is unfortunate that we sometimes let our momentary frustrations spill over onto this board.
Very well put, Dean. I can't say enough of how impressed I am with the work that your daughter and son in law have done. With the environment and it's wildlife facing threats from pollution, poaching, etc, it's always a breath of fresh air to know that there are people out there looking out for Mother Nature. Helen and Nick (and the crew behind WE to make it all happen) help give me that breath of fresh air and a better outlook for the future. Up until recently, the only time I've seen the African wild dogs (my favorite wild animal) was at North Carolina Zoo, in TV, books. Seeing them alive, in their environment, was the next best thing to seeing them in the wild.
I am very glad you've stopped in. :)
First of all! Clap clap!! I agree wholeheartedly! I know it gets frustrating trying to get on the cam -for all of us- but I have to admit I was just floored by some of the nasty posts on the blog. I fear they may yank the project entirely and I wouldn't exactly blame them if they did. :(
Mainly, I wanted to say I whink you did a fabulous job with Helen! She is smart, cute, funny and Nick and she make an adorable couple!!
Here is what I have posted on the WE blog. I read this board evey day - but dont comment - but today could no longer keep my thoughts to myself:
I guess all I can say is that it takes all types to make this the world we live in!! How boring it would be if we were all the same - but - why have we lost the sensitivity of exchange just because we no longer have an actual "face" on the internet? Why do we find it so easy to use language that hurts just because we are not face to face? Anonymity - the mask of confrontation and anger - with no consequences! How awful.
I am not ashamed to say who I am - my name is Dean - or - bushnut as you all know me. I have also been involved with Africam past and present - and the wonderful folks at Djuma who support my Rotary projects in the villages in their communities. I know the folks at Africam and love them dearly. I am also Helens mother and now Nicks mother-in-law. So - when you attack the folks at WE - you also attack me. Remember that.
Be thankful to have this service, be thankful that you can share an experience that takes such effort and financial backing to make it happen for you. Be patient with the process. You just have no idea how much is involved and the agony and ecstasy of making this happen so deep in the bush.
I have still to be able to connect to one of the drives - we on the West Coast of Canada are always too late to get on the landi - but thats OK - I will get my turn someday. The only way I get to see my children doing their drive is to watch the videos that are posted on YouTube - and how thankful I am that someone cares enough to do this for us.
So please - let the anger and rhetoric go. Just sit back and enjoy the drives when you can and support those that are trying so hard to make this experience possible for all of you.
Thank you to those of you that speak with a voice of reason and are enjoying the moment when you can.
My best regards to you all.
Below is the exact text take from the blog
"WE are going to be doing quite a few behind the scenes upgrades starting on Wednesday next week. These upgrades are designed to not only improve the number of simultaneous streams that we can serve, but also improve the video and audio quality that we broadcast. WE will keep you updated on these improvements."
thanks wild call, and im glad you said that mike, i kept thinking it was tuesday today and i would have got all excited tomorow for nothing :lol:
Hi everyone! Got on with the first click - that's never happened before. I'm excited about the news on the blog...So they are looking at Wednesday for the upgrade? Corssing fingers all goes well!!
I'm whispering this *didn't even have to click ... just got connected when the site came up* 8)
hi wildcall, where was the post about wednesday beeing the day for the extra slots? i didnt see that bit
Next Wednesday, not today