Thank you godaddy... They crapped out asp for a few days... and somewhere along the lines, summarily deleted pages that they felt were bad.. .Earthquake page is gone... gone.
October 2012October 2012
Those pesky pine needles - I was finally able to get up on the garage to clean out the rain gauge (The reason it hasn't reported rain: it's been clogged). I used some cheese cloth over it to act as a primary coarse filter -- hopefully this will keep it working thru the winter.
June 2012June 2012
***System is back online, replaced quad core cpu with new cpu. Drive #2 (the one that holds all the weather software) is in pre-failure mode. When this drive dies, I will probably pull aiweather.com
*** The CPU cooler fan had stopped, possibly cracking the CPU (would not boot) -- I have replaced the CPU & cooler, but it may go down again as I installed spare (used) cpu & fan (as well as hard drive).
*** I was able to replace the boot (windows) drive - but the 1 terabyte drive is in failure mode; not sure if I want to buy a new hard drive to ware house the data for the website (graphs/trends)
*** Hard drives (both of them) have failed; attempting to rebuild with some used harddrives I have. It's called a coincidence: NO, these crashes are not me being a dick, they just happened to coincide with my comment below
Had to write a custom monitor app to monitor the port for reading weather data, if it is down, it will reset the port w/in 5 minutes.
I got a shitty email the other day about "site may go down" -- Please allow me: I have put over $3500 in actual cash out for the site. Countless hours to maintain it. I don't owe you anything; if I ask for a little financial help to either fix/relplace something or add functionality -- the right way to decline is "KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT", not belittle me for asking. "My toys" "My rules" Sorry -- ragging/ranting/complaining only works towards getting me to shut it down prematurely (before it actually fails catastrophically).
Fixed Twitter feeds -- c'mon people... Let me know when stuff is broken!
Changed "alerts" on forecast page to include more "zones"
Fixed some issues with broken scripts
Fixed failure to upload the storm images (radar, java data file, etc)
Now running the Webcam software (imagesalsa) in a "virtual machine" (vmware) -- this should, hopefully, cause the constant resets of the main computerthis experiement failed... images & stickers will be out of commission until I figure something else.
Built a new machine, only running webcam / sticker software - Current up time: unknown
PLEASE DONATE! Trying to get enough money together for QFH antenna -- about $250. This will be used for getting realtime satellite weather images
Also trying to get together funds for WeatherSim ($250) - this will help give more accurate weather forecasts.
I received a fairly shitty email/comment about me "taking peoples money" - Listen, if you think I'm earning money off htis site & you still want to help -- I will give you a url of EXACTLY what I need to purchase and you can buy it, get it and hand deliver it to me sans a reciept so you know I'm not trying to steal from you. Honestly, I almost pulled the sight down - I do a favour for people; and I get shit on... not cool.
I know it doesn't look like it, but there has been a lot of work "behind the scenes" to keep the site working smoothly -- Please consider donating, I almost called it quits when I needed to replace the computer...
New tide graph!!! Please let me know if you see that the tide graph fails to draw.... I didn't realize it wasn't working
Lightning detection back in working order. PEOPLE: PLEASE TELL ME when this stuff stops working... I have the actual software here, so I don't visit the website all that often... The lightning reporting has been "offline" since December....
Added Visitor Tracking (And took it off/not working)
Working on some more dynamic lightning maps
PLEASE bear with me. Feel free to email me pages that don't work; but if they have details about PHP; godaddy refuses to let them work; I will not have time to fix them until I'm back from vacation. Remember, I don't make any money at this, and to date, only Anthony and anderson island realty has thought this was a good project.....
Yes, I know!!! 500 are back. Thanks Godaddy. They offer no tools for debugging. When asked about the errors, the same dull canned response 'we don't offer support for custom scripts'. WTF? A page 500's and there's no way to tell why? -- so until the server move is complete; we're hosed. I tried to use 'webhost4life'. They had good price, fast servers, really good customer support, but their ftp restrictions were unreasonable, I had nothing but pathing problems, and the ajax would not work; so I'm back to godaddy.. :(.
Moved to GoDaddy hosting while server is mvoed
GOBS of changes to handle restrictions for movign to godaddy; most changes will also bennefit the server once moved
Added "Live Support" button --
you see me "online" feel free to say "Hi!"
Well; not too much has happened recently -- cleaned the camera lens,
cleaned & replaced the batteries on the weather station. I'm working
on putting some data directly from the marina.
I haven't updated in a while; but the power is back & steady; but
Anderson Island Realty
helped so much; that they are still considered our sponsor.
Fixed time-lapse video for webcam; it has failed since the new system --
just found out.
Fixed text on some buttons
image from stormpredator. (Will be adding time-lapse soon)
UV Sensor replaced, appears good
The UV sensor is bad again; it has been returned
Power situation on island is bad. Our
rates from www.tannerelectric.coop
have basically doubled or tripled, because the generator costs 1/2 million
per month to operate -- as a result of this; I am only powering up the
island computer 2 times a day to provide data to all the services we support
(NOAA, etc). We need to conserve as much as possible. If you
are an island business and would like advertising space on AIWeather --
contact me and I will keep the island-side computer online 24x7.
The other data (forecasts, marine data etc) are derived from other services.
With costs going from $.05/kilowatt to $.35/kilowatt -- I Just can't keep
"hobbies" powered on.
Oh yea, and yes,, the beer fridge has been
powered off -- c'mon by to help drain it!
Anderson Island Realty -- A donation was made to keep AIWeather "online"
during this troubling power situation.
New computer has been built & placed into service. I spent $400 to
build a 2.6ghz quad core, 4gig ram, 250gig drive system. I could
really use help with this. As a normal hobby; this would have not been
purchased/built so quickly; I'd have let it "go" a bit longer -- I had 2
people at the store ask "When are you going to get aiweather fixed????" and
more than a few emails. I could
really use donations to help. If you're a business; I'll put a
rotating banner ad on the pages, if your an individual; I'll do the same if
you want; regardless; there will be a "thank you" page.
Despite getting a lot of daily hits (for a little weather page...) and the
write-up in the sounder; all I get are complaints about speed (I pay for
bandwidth) or the occasional computer crash. I don't earn money off
this site; it's a hobby -- but if you think it's wortwhile -- kick down a
few bucks to help. To date -- Anthony of Anderson Island Realty is the
only one that has helped out....
Heard we were going to be written up in the Island newsletter; but I
never got a copy of the article as promised, so who knows -- if you have
seen a copy; please send it to me!
AITrayWeather is now available.
This will put the weather from our Weather station directly into your system
UV Sensor returned from Davis; UV readings back online
Raised the Anemometer up another 20' for better wind measurements
Revised Web pages format, no does not upload actual web pages, but
rather the data only; resulting in faster updates. [note: unfortunately;
this leads to
series errors sometimes, we're working on it!]