Here is a little bit of info for you Brad, hope it helps you out a little!
1.) The Deck cam operates on Eastern Daylight Time, not obs time
2.) The file naming system for the obscast is currently being discussed
3.) The obscasts and observer comments are a good place to find out about whats new with MWO. As there tend to be numerous small projects going on at once, it is hard to constantly update the website. As you may well know, plans and projects can change dramatically within a day here at the summit (not unlike our beloved weather). Feel free to e-mail us with any specific questions you may have.
4.) Good suggestion, thanks!
5.) Unfortunately, I can't help you out with this one if you were unable to find it in the LLBean catalog. Who knows, it may still be available in the outlet stores.
Thanks for your input,
While most of us sleep, an agile few create history in the night. -Robert Silverberg, Roma Eterna