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Saturday, January 30, 2010 Day 149 current treadmill total: 289,207.12 meters! (20:50 CET)

Another, Lucy On the Couch, moment




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and Pine-Seed supply

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Animation of my hamster Lucy (3.0) having a nibble.

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april 5, 2008
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august 25, 2005


When Lucy wants out ... she really wants out:


Another moment with my hamster Lucy on the couch.
" I WANT OUT!!! ... DUDE ... " - Lucy


I didn't know that Lucy was planning something:


Another moment with my hamster Lucy on the couch.
" I'm waiting for the Dude to ignore me ...
'cause I have a plan ...
" - Lucy


Another moment with my hamster Lucy on the couch.
" Looks like the Dude ... is distracted ... " - Lucy


Another moment with my hamster Lucy on the couch.
" This is my moment ... wouldn't you think? ... " - Lucy


Lucy silently moved closer ...


Another moment with my hamster Lucy on the couch.
" You might be thinking that I am huggin' my Dude ...
Actually, I am streching my left arm, for a nice TICKLE !!!
" - Lucy

That worked :-) dear Lucy!


She keeps surprising me!!!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010 Day 145 current treadmill total: 286,170.47 meters! (19:50 CET)

Lucy's investment ...

Lucy has her own thoughts on investments:


My hamster Lucy's investments...
" You know my Dude has been giving me a lot of Pine-Seeds ...
This got me thinking ... a pat on the back is worth ... quite some Pine-Seeds ...
" - Lucy


My hamster Lucy's investments...
" Let me see... Calculator ... Check! ... Itch? ... Check! ... " - Lucy


My hamster Lucy's investments...
" ... Ready? ...Check! ... I'm off now ... " - Lucy


Lucy wiggled, twiched and tickled for quite a some time,
while crawling behind me and the couch to get to 'the other side':


My hamster Lucy's investments...
" I tickled soooo much, my hand hurts ... " - Lucy


My hamster Lucy's investments...
" 6,943,321 tickles times Pine-Seeds equals ...
... That's ... a lifetime supply!
I'll give the Dude some time to RE-calculate this!
" - Lucy


Please Don't EVER tell Lucy that her Pine-Seeds are covered!
WAAAAAAY beyond her retirement! :-)


The tickles are too much fun!


Monday, January 25, 2010 Day 144 current treadmill total: 285,936.41 meters! (19:45 CET)

Extreme HamsterTrackin' by Marion

Today my parents are celebrating their 46th Wedding Anniversary!
[ Pretty neat isn't it? ]


This got me thinking ...


Cracks in the HamsterTracker™-Mailbox let this one fall through for more than six months...


Sorry, Marion & Yvonne & Don, please excuse!

Credit is where credit is due!

So here's (finally) Marion-(and her husband Geoff)'s entry:


Extreme HamsterTrackin' photographs from Great Britain. Extreme HamsterTrackin' Yvonne & Don's 40<sup>th</sup> Wedding Aniversary!
" Yvonne and Donald Roberts our good friends for many
years were celebrating 40 years of marriage!
A Ruby wedding aniversary!
I didnt manage to get them together with Lucy as the house was full of family and friends
but Lucy joined us girls in the kitchen for some gossip...
When Dai Lake, one of Yvonnes sons in law, shot this above photograph!
Yvonne is the lady with red curls
also in the pic among several others are
Tracy, Mary-Jane and Louvaine.
The Tall brunnette lady is Louvaine the eldest daughter and Dais wife.
" - Marion


Extreme HamsterTrackin' photographs from Great Britain. Extreme HamsterTrackin' Yvonne & Don's 40<sup>th</sup> Wedding Aniversary!
" Dai is a fireman and used to be a very keen rugby player
and Don (pictured above?)
sings with the local male voice choir.
" - Marion

HamsterTracker™-Shouts to Marion, Goeff, Yvonne, Don,
Dai, Tracy, Mary-Jane, Louvaine ...
and anyone we (possibly) missed ... :)

The bright side of this late post:
is that we are sharing a wedding anniversary this way...


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Sunday, January 24, 2010 Day 143 current treadmill total: 284,349.09 meters! (20:15 CET)

Geekin' "Perma-Linking" Chores

This weekend I checked to see if Lucy's cage needs some cleaning.
Fortunately I can wait a few days ...


HamsterTracker™-Geekin'
" It could use a quick dusting, but otherwise it's fine ! " - Mathijs


HamsterTracker™-Geekin'
" This reminds me of this above chore ... " - Mathijs


I didn't want to wake Lucy...


HamsterTracker™-Geekin'
" ZZZ ... zzz ... " - Lucy


So I've been working on indexing the website:
The following articles are always directly available with the Perma-links (= Permanent Links) supplied below:


The three most recent pages (Lucy4.0's complete article archive)
of the HamsterTracker.com website are now fully indexed:
Lucy's latest Statistical Graphs
Lucy's first blooper video & a first Macro-HD-video
Handeling Lucy ... Princess, LUCY ...
HamsterTracker.com in HD (experiment)
Lucy's first time on the coffee-table!
Behind the scenes at HamsterTracker™
"(Semi-) Poetic" Lucy
"Hey Dude" - by: Lucy
Pine-Seeds for Lucy
Lucy wants to get out more
X-mas with Lucy
Lucy's X-mas spirit ...
Lucy's Search ...
The After Party ... Washing up with Lucy...
 
Lucy's latest Statistical Graphs
Catching up ... with Lucy ...
Windows 7 - Webcam outage ... and Lucy
Geekin' & Freakin' with Lucy
Forth and Back with Lucy
Bonding with Lucy
Thanks-for-Giving
Bedroom Clean for Lucy ( part II )
Bedroom Clean for Lucy
Sniff, Sniff, Grab & Go; by Lucy
The Weekly Review With My Hamster Lucy
My hamster Lucy's Seduction...
Lucy's Second Hamster-Mansion-Expansion
HamsterTrackerô-Snack Time with Lucy
Extreme HamsterTrackin' Belgium, by Jasmijn
Kracker-abuse by Lucy!
Chores day at HamsterTracker.com!
Getting to know Lucy better by the day
Tea-Towel fun with Lucy
Lucy on the couch (again :-)
Lucy Wants OUT !
News Archive 39
More 'Hands-On'-Training with Lucy
Lucy's Mansion Expansion
More Couch-Time with Lucy!
Memorable Couch-Time with Lucy
World Animal Day - Today together with ...
Still in the process of getting to know Lucy...
Lucy's First Time on the Couch ...
Lucy's First Explorer Ball Exploration...
Lucy's first Kräcker ...
Extreme HamsterTrackin' by Dena
Insanely Awesome HamsterTrackerô-Snail Mail by 'PET AGE'!
How does Lucy do it?
Lucy's discovering the joys of HamsterTracker™
Still Shy little Lucy (or is she?)
Getting acquainted with Lucy
Extreme HamsterTrackin' Lucy 4.0 in Toronto by Patricia
First pat on Lucy's back
First moments with Lucy 4.0
Introducing Lucy 4.0
Extreme HamsterTrackin' Canada, by Patricia
Lucy 4.0 Preps ...
Lucy 3.0 Final Statistical Graphs
Extreme HamsterTrackin' UK-Fluffy-ness by Marion!
Extreme HamsterTrackin' Luxembourg by Miriam.
Why I just simply LOVE Weekdays ...
Extreme HamsterTrackin' Biscuit by Marion (UK)
HamsterTracker™ Technical Stuff - part II
HamsterTrackerô Technical Stuff
Lucy 3.0's last lively photographs
News Archive 38
'Right Click' to bookmark!


The compilaiton of this list was a manual process and is quite tedious;
but now that I've done it, I can start thinking about how to automate this procedure...


HamsterTracker™-Geekin'
" Or I could tackle this chore ... " - Mathijs


I can't decide right now :-)

Time for inspirational "Lucy on the couch" moments ...


Saturday, January 23, 2010 Day 142 current treadmill total: 283.992.06 meters! (19:50 CET)

Lucy's latest Statistical Graphs

It's been a while since lucy's latest:


My hamster Lucy (4.0) lastest Treadmill Statistics year 1.
" Lucy recorded a new maximum speed at 67 cm/s " - Mathijs


HamsterTracker™ Server crashes/ISP blackouts/Sensor misalignments:
Day 18, 19, 21, 32, 34, 100



Treadmill time graph year 1

My hamster Lucy (4.0) latest Treadmill Time Statistics year 1.
" As you can see, Lucy's interest in her treadmill is slowly declining ... " - Mathijs


My hamster Lucy's latest Water Consumption Statistics year 1.
" Lucy4.0's average water consumption is 7 ml.
That's 1 ml. more as opposed to Lucy3.0 & Lucy2.0 6 ml. average...
" - Mathijs


Comparing Lucy 2.0, 3.0 & 4.0 treadmill trends.
The more vertical the above line is,
the more distance Lucy ran in her treadmill.
Note that Lucy4.0 is in red.

Here's the close up again:


Comparing Lucy 2.0, 3.0 & 4.0 treadmill trends in detail.


Lucy4.0 still is a runner,
although she has covered less distance in the same period than Lucy2.0 did.


Friday, January 22, 2010 Day 141 current treadmill total: 281,328.47 meters! (20:10 CET)

Lucy's first blooper video & a first Macro-HD-video

The following two videos was actually one...
The shoot started surprisingly with a blooper,
which I have never seen Lucy do:



" After all this I switched to (camera-) Macro-mode ... " - Mathijs


Which I should have done in the first place ... (Mental Reminder!)



" This Pine-seed exercise was completed succesfully ! - Mathijs


It is very enjoyable to play around with Lucy,
as well as documenting it with a video camera ...


Unfortunately the couch is too dark to shoot some video's...
even with all lights on ...
So we did have our personal time too.


I hope you've enjoyed our daily ritual!
(Although this ritual is usually without the blooper!).


Monday, January 18, 2010 Day 137 current treadmill total: 281,328.47 meters! (20:25 CET)

Handeling Lucy ... Princess, LUCY ...

It was time again for a nice cage clean!
As always the HamsterTracker™-Cage Cleaning Dept. was no where to be seen...
Fortunately, this gave me some time to plan,
as well as filming (this time using a tripod :)

Cage clean for my hamster Lucy.
" All is prepared to make the 'switch' ... " - Mathijs


Then I replaced Lucy's (just cleaned) bathroom, while recording video:



" I wasn't really ready for Lucy and her explorer ball,
that's why Lucy had to wait a few more minutes ...
After some persuasion with Pine-Seeds,
a 'pat on the back' usually does the trick;
of telling Lucy that it will take a few more minutes ...
I then had to CAREFULLY close the cage-door ...
Of course, you don't want to squish (hamster-) hands ...
- Mathijs


While the computer was processing the video,
I let Lucy in her Explorer-Ball,
while I did a cage clean overhaul:


Cage clean for my hamster Lucy.
" Bedroom: installed !
(Including 'Pillow-Treats', that's HamsterTracker™-Service !)
" - Mathijs


Cage clean for my hamster Lucy.
" Fresh (shaken to remove dust) bedding ... " - Mathijs


Cage clean for my hamster Lucy.
" As well as a 'Get it Yourself Pillow-Treat' for the little princess ... " - Mathijs


I can't wait to show Lucy ...


Saturday, January 16, 2010 Day 135 current treadmill total: 280,038.19 meters! (20:30 CET)

HamsterTracker.com in HD (experiment)

I've been playing around with High Definition Video these last few days.
Although these are in 720p (30 frames per second) it isn't truly HD.
BUT, it's as HD as YouTube.com allows.


Here's my first (silent) video of Lucy in HD:



" Unfortunately I didn't get the focus just right... - Mathijs


The sound was removed from both video's in post-production.
The background noices where to distracting ...



" This one is a bit shaky ... - Mathijs


Although I realize the quality of the video's isn't perfect,
it is a very enjoyable thing to play around with.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010 Day 132 current treadmill total: 279,155.38 meters! (20:25 CET)

Lucy's first time on the coffee-table!

I realized that Lucy has never been on the coffee-table,
just less than two feet apart from the couch which she regularly visits!
Today, after giving the table a nice (wet) rinse,
Lucy got her opportunity:


My hamster Lucy; her first time on the coffee-table!
" I had layed a nice trail of Pine-Seeds,
This would make a wonderfull photo-shoot, I thought ...
- Mathijs


My hamster Lucy; her first time on the coffee-table!
" All Gone !!! - Lucy


" Unfortunately the *FLASH* did take a while to shoot this next photograph ... - Mathijs


Things where happening so quickly,
and my camera, simply couldn't keep up with our athlete...


My hamster Lucy; her first time on the coffee-table!
" Dude ... I am off now ... - Lucy


" Hamster Tail !!! " - HamsterTracker™-Observation Dept.


My hamster Lucy; her first time on the coffee-table!
" I love the floor-in',
I just got to have that in my Mansion, Dude ...
- Lucy


" Antique Wooden Flooring... right ? " - HamsterTracker™- (concerned) Financial Dept.


Meanwhile, I am trying to divert Lucy's attention with Pine-Seeds ...


Monday, January 11, 2010 Day 130 current treadmill total: 276,830.16 meters! (21:25 CET)

Behind the scenes at HamsterTracker™

Life isn't always glamorous here at HamsterTracker™
but it is a lot of fun:


My hamster Lucy's new Water Consumption Tweet!
" I've tweaked the Water Consumption Tweet
to read more than the daily-water-consumption-average...
" - Mathijs


As well I've been eye-ballin' this next problem:


The not so glamorous but enjoyfull, behind the scenes at HamsterTracker.com
" Although I've started grouping some cables with ties,
it does need some work doesn't it? ...
" - Mathijs


As well as Lucy's bedroom-mess:


The not so glamorous but enjoyfull, behind the scenes at HamsterTracker.com
" What are you talking about, Dude ???
Is it CABLE-ING again ???
- Lucy


" Note that Lucy is looking EAST ! " - HamsterTracker™-Observation Dept.


The not so glamorous but enjoyfull, behind the scenes at HamsterTracker.com
" That's BOOOOOOOOOOO-Ring ... Dude ... - Lucy


The not so glamorous but enjoyfull, behind the scenes at HamsterTracker.com
" I'll see you later !!! - Lucy


'The not so glamorous but enjoyfull, behind the scenes at HamsterTracker.com
" This gives me some time to think this chore over (and over) ... " - Mathijs


After I handed over the daily Pine-Seed allowance to Lucy,
I'll think I'll start with labeling all cables :-)


Friday, January 8, 2010 Day 127 current treadmill total: 274.265.53 meters! (20:56 CET)

"(Semi-) Poetic" Lucy

Serving Pine-Seeds can inspire ...


'My (semi-) poetic hamster Lucy
" Nice, Dude ... for the next one I have a surprise ... " - Lucy


'My (semi-) poetic hamster Lucy
" Dear Pine-Seed as such,
I guess that's why I love you so much.
You bring me hunger as well as joy ... everytime,
That's why I just LOVE to call you Miiiiine ...
" - Lucy


'My (semi-) poetic hamster Lucy
" Is it ? ... MINE ? ... Now ? " - Lucy


'My (semi-) poetic hamster Lucy
" It certainly is, dear Lucy! " - Mathijs a.k.a. THEEE HamsterTracker™-Pine-Seed Serving Dept.


I offered some more Pine-Seeds, as a 'Thank You' ...
They where all Gladly Accepted by Lucy!


Tuesday, January 5, 2010 Day 124 current treadmill total: 271,534.52 meters! (20:20 CET)

"Hey Dude" - by: Lucy

You probably (also) know the Beatles song...
Here is Lucy's interpertation:


Music Starts Now:


'Hey Dude' interpertation by my hamster Lucy
" Hey Dude ... " - Lucy


'Hey Dude' interpertation by my hamster Lucy
" Do Let Me Out ... " - Lucy


Then Lucy did some more freestyle music while going all Jazz-y :


'Hey Dude' interpertation by my hamster Lucy
" I'll Climb Any Mountain ... " - Lucy


(That's a different song ... ) : HamsterTracker™-Musical Dept.


Then, suddenly, the singing (temporarily) stopped:


'Hey Dude' interpertation by my hamster Lucy
" Hey Dude ... You Out There ??? " - Lucy


'Hey Dude' interpertation by my hamster Lucy
" Hand-Taxi ... Please ... " - Lucy


'Hey Dude' interpertation by my hamster Lucy
" Who ever said that blondes have all the fun ? " - Lucy


We sang and jammed together ( undocumented, fortunately ) on the couch, deep into the night!


Sunday, January 3, 2010 Day 122 current treadmill total: 267,846.22 meters! (19:00 CET)

Pine-Seeds for Lucy

One of my new years resolutions is to
not
have the floor looking like this:


Pine-Seeds for my hamster Lucy
" I dropped the bowl of Pine-Seeds ... " - Mathijs


Pine-Seeds for my hamster Lucy
" Although I have a new bowl ready ... " - Mathijs


Lucy responded:


Pine-Seeds for my hamster Lucy
" Pine-Seeds, Dude ? " - Lucy


Pine-Seeds for my hamster Lucy
" So I offered ... " - Mathijs


Pine-Seeds for my hamster Lucy
" Nice ... Dude ... " - Lucy


Just 3.32 seconds later:


Pine-Seeds for my hamster Lucy
" That makes three ! " - Lucy


Happy New Year!


Wednesday, December 30, 2009 Day 118 current treadmill total: 262,581.62 meters! (11:35 CET)

Lucy wants to get out more

We have been spending quite some time on the couch lately,
unfortunately it's no way near Lucy's actual wishes:


My hamster Lucy wants to get out of her cage more...
" Pssst, Dude ! ... " - Lucy


My hamster Lucy wants to get out of her cage more...
" I need to get out more!
Let's sit on the couch ...
" - Lucy


My hamster Lucy wants to get out of her cage more...
" YES ! I AM TALKING TO YOU, DUDE !!! " - Lucy


My hamster Lucy wants to get out of her cage more...
" Now you put your hand up close, so I can hitch a ride ! " - Lucy


My hamster Lucy wants to get out of her cage more...
" It is taking long ... " - Lucy


My hamster Lucy wants to get out of her cage more...
" DUUUUUUDE ... " - Lucy


My hamster Lucy wants to get out of her cage more...
" Nice, but that's not the hand I was talking about ... " - Lucy


My hamster Lucy wants to get out of her cage more...
" ... disappointed ... " - Lucy


My hamster Lucy wants to get out of her cage more...
" You are pulling my leg, aren't you ? " - Lucy


[ Of course I was joking a bit! ]


We have spent some more time on the couch after this!


Please Enjoy a happy ending of 2009
as well as a great start of 2010!

<3 See you next year! <3

Lucy4.0 & Mathijs



Saturday, December 26, 2009 Day 114 current treadmill total: 256,978.53 meters! (11:35 CET)

X-mas with Lucy

Lucy and I have been loungin' a bit at HamsterTracker™.
We have been couching while watching some television:


Enjoying X-mas with my hamster Lucy on the couch...
" Merry X-mas and welcome to my home-cinema! " - Lucy


Enjoying X-mas with my hamster Lucy on the couch...
" Please excuse me for a moment ... the wrong channel is on... " - Lucy


Enjoying X-mas with my hamster Lucy on the couch...
" I AM very technical, you know ... " - Lucy


Enjoying X-mas with my hamster Lucy on the couch...
" The channel has been changed, Dude ! " - Lucy


Enjoying X-mas with my hamster Lucy on the couch...
" It's gonna start in just a few minutes ... " - Lucy


Enjoying X-mas with my hamster Lucy on the couch...
" Wanna join? Just follow me ... " - Lucy


Enjoying X-mas with my hamster Lucy on the couch...
" Wait, that's still a commercial ... " - Lucy


Enjoying X-mas with my hamster Lucy on the couch...
" I hope you watch some TV with your Dude or Dudette ! " - Lucy


Because we also have Second X-mas day here in the Netherlands,
we might ... just do it all over again, tonight ...


Monday, December 21, 2009 Day 109 current treadmill total: 250,803.91 meters! (20:05 CET)

Lucy's X-mas spirit ...

We are soo getting into the X-mas spirit over here at HamsterTracker™...
With weather like this... who can blame :


My hamster Lucy's X-mas spirit ...
" The back-garden of the HamsterTracker™-Mansion ... " - Mathijs


My hamster Lucy's X-mas spirit ...
" As well as the front entrance of the HamsterTracker™-Mansion ...
The HamsterTracker™-Snow Shoveling Dept. finally had something to do !
" - Mathijs


( Thereby clearing the pathway for Santa! )


My hamster Lucy on the couch... searching ...
" Not that Lucy noticed ... " - Mathijs


My hamster Lucy's X-mas spirit ...
" The HamsterTracker™-Cleaning dept. also did their thing ... " - Mathijs


When it comes to photographing Lucy's territory,
Lucy becomes a bit picky ...


My hamster Lucy on the couch... searching ...
" Santa ??? " - Lucy


My hamster Lucy on the couch... searching ...
" Dude, You're not Santa; you don't have a white beard !!! " - Lucy


( " PINK-NOSE Alert !!! " - HamsterTracker™-Observation Dept. )


As it seems, Santa has been passing some Pine-Seeds,
without HamsterTracker™-knowledge, these last couple of days!

:-)


We suppose the snow made it easier for Santa to drop in !

Thank you SANTA !


Friday, December 18, 2009 Day 106 current treadmill total: 246,895.66 meters! (18:30 CET)

Lucy's Search ...

While Lucy was on the couch,
she acted pretty nervous...


Not knowing what it's all about, I got my camera to do some HamsterTracker™-Journalism :


My hamster Lucy on the couch... searching ...
" I just KNOW I forgot something ... " - Lucy


My hamster Lucy on the couch... searching ...
" WAAAAIT a minute ...
I forgot my 'Master-Visa-Pine-Seed-Gold'-card !!!
" - Lucy


My hamster Lucy on the couch... searching ...
" Nope ... not there! " - Lucy


" A genuine Lucy-Touchdown !!!! (BTW) " - HamsterTracker™


My hamster Lucy on the couch... searching ...
" Not here ... " - Lucy


My hamster Lucy on the couch... searching ...
" There is a chance I have left it over THERE! " - Lucy


My hamster Lucy on the couch... searching ...
" ... Still can't find it ... It's not here !!! " - Lucy


" Spot the princess ! " - HamsterTracker™-Puzzle Dept.


My hamster Lucy on the couch... searching ...
" Have YOU seen my wallet ? " - Lucy


Fortunately, Lucy found (again) her wallet in her bedroom !!!



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