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by steve
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: WS-2902
Replies: 7
Views: 2070

Re: WS-2902

Not to sound mean, but I doubt this will happen as presently this website may go away so why have Cumulus/Cumulus MX? Both served their purpose well, and it was awesome that Steve made these programs and currently has this website, but I think we are at the point where Old Yeller has been tied up t...
by steve
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Web site - General
Topic: Yet Another Dayfile Reader (PHP)
Replies: 461
Views: 78299

Re: Yet Another Dayfile Reader (PHP)

That WMO figure is not relevant for Davis sensors as it refers to direct radiation. The Davis sensor measures direct and diffuse radiation, hence the difficulty in determining whether the suns shining or not, requiring a complex formula.

Sun Threshold does affect the count of sunshine hours.
by steve
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suggested web site hosting offerings
Replies: 18
Views: 338

Re: Suggested web site hosting offerings

Before I decided it was a good idea to buy a dedicated server, I hosted the forum, the Cumulus user web sites and various other things on Dreamhost shared hosting (for multiple domains). They weren’t perfect, they had their problems, but I always felt that when there was a problem they were doing th...
by steve
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FTP
Replies: 11
Views: 124

Re: FTP

I agree that logging weather data using UTC and then converting for display is a good idea, it’s how Cumulus would have done it if I had been writing it as an application for use by others. When I had the luxury of starting again and not having to be compatible with Cumulus 1, it’s what I did with C...
by steve
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Davis VP/VP2/Vue
Topic: VP2 status
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: VP2 status

Had to replace my anemometer but I calculated it had done over a billion rotations. Lost count of the number of temperature sensors I went through, and Dave Wheeler on Fair Isle had a similar story, but that seems to be down to a harsh coastal location (Davis more or less agreed that their system wa...
by steve
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Massive Huge Humogous Giant Ginormous Titanic sized MxDiags file
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Massive Huge Humogous Giant Ginormous Titanic sized MxDiags file

Looks like the connection to the console was lost (the port was closed) so every time Cumulus tried to read data from it, an error was returned and logged. Cumulus does not handle the connection being lost well.
by steve
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Massive Huge Humogous Giant Ginormous Titanic sized MxDiags file
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Massive Huge Humogous Giant Ginormous Titanic sized MxDiags file

Possibly logging failed ftp uploads of realtimegauges.txt, as I’ve mentioned many times in the forum, although that would have caused the same issue previously, assuming you were using the latest version of MX. Nonetheless, some may have found your hyperbole amusing. Makes a change from me complaini...
by steve
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Site going down.
Replies: 91
Views: 2554

Re: Site going down.

freddie got it working.

There is still malware on the system, we are trying to track it down. Not easy.

Steve
by steve
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Site going down.
Replies: 91
Views: 2554

Re: Site going down.

RayProudfoot wrote:Do you have to sit crossed-legged when you eat? .

It’s optional. An option we won’t be taking.
by steve
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Site going down.
Replies: 91
Views: 2554

Re: Site going down.

Should have power tomorrow, assuming a mooring is available. Will try to find time to have another look at the server. Dinner booked at a Japanese restaurant, a first for both of us.
by steve
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Site going down.
Replies: 91
Views: 2554

Re: Site going down.

I’m using my ipad, still no power for the laptop.
by steve
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Site going down.
Replies: 91
Views: 2554

Re: Site going down.

Updating of dayfile.txt is unrelated to being able to connect to the internet, it should have updated at midnight with an entry for the 16th. I suppose it is possible that a problem with ftp could cause problems elsewhere in Cumulus, but I don’t remember it being a problem before. It’s probably wort...
by steve
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Site going down.
Replies: 91
Views: 2554

Re: Site going down.

Note that I only have 20 minutes of power left on my laptop and I won't have mains until later this week.
by steve
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Site going down.
Replies: 91
Views: 2554

Re: Site going down.

Until I work out how to fix it.
by steve
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Site going down.
Replies: 91
Views: 2554

Re: Site going down.

I updated the server yesterday and it appears to have stopped ftp working.

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