Update July 26: For the purpose of clarification, this fund drive is for building a war chest to resolve the usual ongoing issues, and I hope that that goal can be reached eventually. However, the immediate concern is the camera. A new one is in the $3,000 range. But until there is a new one, here's what I've found out regarding what to expect from several common browsers.
Firefox: CC web site presents as secure but with an exclamation mark on the lock. There is video. To control the camera, you first click on Control (the usual way), then click on the lock, then "Connection not secure", then "Disable protection for now." You will now be able to control the camera. It is necessary to repeat these steps every time you reopen Firefox.
Chrome: Web site "Not secure". Video is present both at the homepage and the camera control page, but you cannot control the camera.
Edge: Web site "Secure" but there is no video! Click on the lock left of address line, then "Permissions for this site", then on "Insecure content" toward the bottom of the page, selecting "Allow". You now can view video at the homepage and camera control page, but you cannot control the camera.
So, this is the working hack. This can work until the current camera gives out.
This is the Main Mollusk, the Chief Clam responsible for this endeavor, asking for your help in revitalizing the Carmel ClamCam site. This site has been running for years. The out-of-date equipment, as of June 2021, no longer meets current Internet Security Standards. It is now clumsy to control, if at all. So, it is time to upgrade. Modern equipment, with upgraded hardware and software, brings improved features, including increased zoom power. More bells and whistles.
Hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world have viewed the Carmel ClamCam. Many are regulars, returning every day. And many are quite passionate about having a glimpse of this part of the world available. We here in the Clam Bed hope you feel the spirit of the ClamCam too and can help its cause. If you enjoy using the site, consider making a contribution. Your part helps.
- virginia gorman
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