Cactus Cam Goes Offline

June 12, 2007 By: erik Category: Music, Photos, Timelapse, Videos 1,158 views

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Tragedy struck here at Cactus Cam Productions last week. Our cameraman, my 6-year-old G4 Powerbook, had a severe stroke last Wednesday. He’s been in intensive care since then, and, I’m sorry to report, he passed away yesterday.

Due to the nature of his work, we know the exact five-minute interval that he lost consciousness: July 6, 2007, at 18:16, CEST. His last few days of timelapse videos were lost, so we don’t have the video of the most recent flowers opening.

I’m afraid that this means that the Cactus Cam is going offline for at least the remainder of 2007. I might still post photos of future flowers, but there will be no more live webcam and no more timelapse videos. CIMG3512.JPG


Flower porn.


Close-up of reproductive organs.


Who knew there was a special Flickr group called Under A Flower?


Here you can see the ridges of the cactus.


He died the way he lived, with his CPU fan going full blast. R.I.P. little buddy!

This will be the final film for a while, so enjoy it.


The soundtrack is a little multi-track extemporaneous jam in D-minor that I did in GarageBand a couple weeks ago that I didn’t deem worthy of its own blog post.

  • This is the height of tragedy. Will the G4 be buried with full Macintoshly honors?

    The bloom pics are ridiculously gorgeous, too. To the very end, he did top-notch work.

  • The disposal of his earthly vessel has not yet been considered. I’ve really just been too upset to think about it. Once the grieving process is over, a ceremony will be organized, befitting a laptop of his honor and dignity.