|Why can't your webcam refresh more often ?|
wish it could, but this is difficult for several reason. Just understand
the process going on behind the scene : first the camera takes a
picture, then it uploads it to our intranet server (12 seconds) where it
is rotated, balanced and the caption is added (4 seconds). Finally, the
processed image is sent to the web server (10 to 20 seconds). Even if no
part of the process fails (which happens regularly), and even if the
internet is not cluttered, the process takes a good 30 seconds for each
frame. A delay in any of the processes outlined above means that you
will miss one refresh and have to wait 30 more seconds to see a new
|Where is the camera located ?|
camera is looking out of one of the windows of our offices in Lausanne,
Switzerland. Lausanne is the third biggest city in Switzerland, and is
on the shore of Lake Geneva, about 50 km from Geneva airport .
|Why do I see black picture with white dots ?|
are looking at our webcam during the night. In Switzerland, the sun
rises at 5 am GMT earliest, and sets at 7pm GMT at the latest.
|I saw a Rolls-Royce driving on the street - how come ?|
Rolls-Royces are not yet the most common car in Lausanne, but you may
well see some. We have a Palace in front of our office (the Lausanne
Palace) and that may be a reason It is said that there are
more Rolls-Royces in Vaud than in the whole of France (Vaud is the
Swiss canton whom Lausanne is the capital of).
|Why don't you put a webcam inside your offices ?|
is what we did initially (in the office lobby), but we later decided against
it out of concern for our client's privacy. You don't lose much as the street is more
interesting than our lobby.
|What does your company do ?|
you asked. We help wealthy people to start up a businesses in
Switzerland or retire in Switzerland with all their needs. We also offer
selected financial services to a larger client base.
|I'm not sure how to pronounce "Micheloud & Cie"|
can pronounce it how you like, we are no phonological sectarians.
However, here we pronounce it [Mee-shuh-loo] and Company. Micheloud
is the name of the founder and his family, and "Cie" just
means "and Co.".