controlling the loco-motion

So here’s the problem:

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This is a USB webcam pointing at the nestbox. The software is motion, running on a Linux Mint box, and uploading to my flickr photostream using flickr_upload. There are a couple of homebrew shell scripts involved too.

The trouble is, even though the motion config file can be tweaked and various things twiddled to adjust various thresholds, most of which are black magic, all it needs is a windy day and I find I’ve got 40,000 or so JPEGS on my harddrive. All of blades of grass blowing in the wind.

So I think I’m going to have to create a mask file. I can’t remember how to do it, even though I’ve done it many times before. I’ll do that later. And I’ll write it down.

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