Watch the pot boil!

Another cool overkill use of technology. Rather than wait for the pot to boil downstairs, I pointed the webcam at it, went upstairs, zoomed in on it, and when it starts boiling I run downstairs to put in the spaghet. Bull Mancuso would be proud!

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  • Chris Pirillo 8y

    Nerd.
  • Dave Winer 8y

    Heh. Thanks.
  • Jon Gales 8y

    I guess they were wrong about how a watched pot never boils. Or at least there is a clause about WiFi not applying to the rule.
  • Mickeleh 8y

    What kind of sauce are you having?
  • Sue Polinsky 8y

    How do you see INSIDE the pot? You need an overhead cam, doncha?
  • Dave Winer 8y

    Sue, excellent point.

    If you were to see the picture "live" you could see the steam rising from the top.

    And if the pot were boiling over you'd see that too.

    Mickeleh, the usual, meatballs in tomato gravy.
  • Arnþór Snær Sævarsson 8y

    ah, the simple pleasures of nerding out
  • Daniel Boyd 8y

    not overkill, just awesome Dave! i'm longing for the day when the stove can IM you that the pot is about to boil. but then i'm also still waiting for my flying car.
  • Michael O'Connor Clarke 8y

    Reminds me of Quentin Stafford-Fraser's original Coffee Pot Cam at Cambridge :-)
  • DieWespe 8y

    lol. Do you use cam and a 19inch flatscreen instead of a mirrow ;-)
  • F Maler 8y

    Um, 1991 called and it wants its pot back
  • Sue Polinsky 8y

    I could see the picture live if you'd invite me over for dinner! Hey, is there pot-boiling RSS?
  • pol metro 8y

    Barilla is good. De Cecco is even better.
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