The Power Company cut my firewood for me.

The Power Company cut my firewood for me.

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu May 28, 2009 8:08 am

Last week the Power Company shows up and started cutting my trees closest to the Utility wires. This was not a bad thing, as we had a 70-80ft tree leaning over the wires and our driveway. About a year ago, a wind storm uprooted this huge tree, which fell across the driveway and power wires. We called the power company, phone company, and township maintenance. Everyone said to just let it fall. If it takes out the wires, so be it. This was dangerous, as we had to drive under the tree every day, and walk the kids to the bus, under it. But I was told not to try and remove it myself, as I would be liable if it fell on the wires. Only the phone company sent a truck out to check it out. They took one look, and told me to call the power company. Yeah, right. Been there, done that.
After waiting a year, we finally get a knock on the door, and a Electric Company supervisor tells me they are going to remove the leaning tree, and 5 others that are leaning towards the wires. :clap: :clap: :clap: He wanted to know if I wanted the wood, or should they haul it away. "OF COURSE I WANT THE WOOD", I tell him, "WE HEAT THE HOUSE WITH WOOD and COAL".
As they started cutting, I videoed the removal of the tree leaning over the driveway and wires. They had 3 cherrypickers working on it, at one point. They worked on this tree for 2 1/2 hours the first day, being very carefull about triming the canopy away without having it fall on the wires. When they left, I moved in and bucked up the long stuff, and hauled it back to my growing woodpile, ready to split. The 2nd day, they brought the trunk down piece by piece, then started working on other trees.
To date, I have the wood from 4 nice big & tall Ash. They will continue working on my property until all leaning trees are removed.
Jeez, I'll be splitting wood all summer! :shock:
After they moved up the road, I quickly moved in and dug up the root ball. You'll notice, I had my 2 "helpers" pulling out roots as they broke off.
Heres the video clips I took during the time they were removing the leaning tree.
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Re: The Power Company cut my firewood for me.

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Thu May 28, 2009 9:31 am

Whew 200 Megs!


Nice connection to upload that.

You chippin in to pay the server bill?

HOt linkin to other sites?
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Re: The Power Company cut my firewood for me.

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Thu May 28, 2009 11:45 am

DVC500 at last wrote:Last week the Power Company shows up and started cutting my trees ...8<... To date, I have the wood from 4 nice big & tall Ash. They will continue working on my property until all leaning trees are removed. Jeez, I'll be splitting wood all summer! :shock:


Relax and save your back and shoulders,Chris. Just buy one of these for the New Holland ;)
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Re: The Power Company cut my firewood for me.

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu May 28, 2009 12:05 pm

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:Relax and save your back and shoulders,Chris. Just buy one of these for the New Holland ;)


Hahaha, thanks Dave. Gee, I think I have seen that before :D
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Re: The Power Company cut my firewood for me.

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu May 28, 2009 12:12 pm

cArNaGe wrote:Whew 200 Megs!
Nice connection to upload that.
You chippin in to pay the server bill?
HOt linkin to other sites?


Yep, I followed Richard's instructions for uploading, from this link.... Best Way To Upload A Video?
200MB is the current limit. This file was over 1.36GB before I compressed it.
Yes, I did a contribution. I just priced a 1/2 TERABYTE Sata drive for $60. That means my 200MB file is using .02 cents worth of DASD?
Richard does not allow, or doesn't want us to HotLink.
I follow the rules ( I try to , anyway :D )
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Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: The Power Company cut my firewood for me.

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Thu May 28, 2009 1:12 pm

DVC500 at last wrote:Hahaha, thanks Dave. Gee, I think I have seen that before :D


I loose track, did you send that to me?
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Re: The Power Company cut my firewood for me.

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu May 28, 2009 1:21 pm

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:I loose track, did you send that to me?

Heehee, It probably made its rounds through someone else. Heres where I posted it... Yes, I need one :D :D

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Re: The Power Company cut my firewood for me.

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu May 28, 2009 5:46 pm

I don't mind people uploading videos like this at the moment because I have plenty of spare resources but when I start running out of space they will be the first to get the axe. I simply don't have the space for hosting a lot of 200MB personal videos. If on the other hand it was a 200MB instructional video that's a different story, matter of fact if you can't get under the 200MB limit for such a video let me know and I'll arrange for another method to upload it.

DVC500 at last wrote:I just priced a 1/2 TERABYTE Sata drive for $60. That means my 200MB file is using .02 cents worth of DASD?


I don't own the server, I have a piece of a server albeit much more than your typical shared hosting plan. Your typical shared hosting plan typically offers a huge amount of disk space as bait, my host for example offers "unlimited" disk space on their $7.95 a month plan. They can do that because they know 95% of the people that use the service will only be using a a few megabytes at the most. They'll run into other limits long before they hit that one on a heavily used site like this one, specifically CPU usage. Servers like that might be hosting hundreds if not thousands of sites becsue they simply don't need the resources, they'll weed out those that actually try to use them.

Back in the real world the cheapest plan my host has for a VPS starts at $20/month with 25GB of space but you'll only be on a server with a 16-20 other users. Sites become irrelevant because I can host as many as I want. Limits are set by what I want to pay. CPU is loosely governed but if you're abusing it you'll get the boot. Right now I'm on the next tier and have about 40GB. More disk space can be bought in increments of 1GB for $1/month. At that point it' time to upgrade because you'll be nickel and diming yourself to death.
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Re: The Power Company cut my firewood for me.

PostBy: Bulldogr6 On: Fri May 29, 2009 5:29 am

Relax and save your back and shoulders,Chris. Just buy one of these for the New Holland ;)



That one is quite nifty but a little pricey at $25,000
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Re: The Power Company cut my firewood for me.

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Fri May 29, 2009 7:34 am

DVC500 at last wrote:
Yep, I followed Richard's instructions for uploading, from this link.... Best Way To Upload A Video?
200MB is the current limit. This file was over 1.36GB before I compressed it.
Yes, I did a contribution. I just priced a 1/2 TERABYTE Sata drive for $60. That means my 200MB file is using .02 cents worth of DASD?
Richard does not allow, or doesn't want us to HotLink.
I follow the rules ( I try to , anyway :D )



I'm just busting chops.

:lol:

I'm impressed you got a 200 meg file to upload. I thought PHP had a time constraint to upload the files.
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Re: The Power Company cut my firewood for me.

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri May 29, 2009 7:42 am

cArNaGe wrote:I'm impressed you got a 200 meg file to upload. I thought PHP had a time constraint to upload the files.

Yep, I thought so too. I think the default is 15 minutes, or something like that. I just wanted to try it and see if it would work. :D Either way, I cut back on the resolution of the video, so it is now ALOT smaller.
Hmmmm.... I could have tried Zipping it too.
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Re: The Power Company cut my firewood for me.

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri May 29, 2009 11:33 am

DVC500 at last wrote:Yep, I thought so too. I think the default is 15 minutes, or something like that.


The default out of the box is a minute I believe, you can set it to whatever you want if you have access to the php.ini . There's also limits for file size etc. Some hosts might allow you to alter it, others not. Since I'm my own host I can do whatever I want. I haven't altered the default though but instead applied the limit specifically to the file that needs it so if some other file runs amok it will timeout quickly:

http://us2.php.net/set_time_limit


Hmmmm.... I could have tried Zipping it too.


Zipping won't save you much if anything on video. Binary files like images and video do not compress much at all using zip. Text on the other hand can be as little as 1/10 the original. I use gzip on this site which is another reason it's pretty fast, the css file for example is a whopping 60KB uncompressed. With gzip it's about 10KB. Adds to the CPU usage but I also have eAccelerator installed which is a PHP optimization application which cuts the CPU usage in more than half.
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