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Re: Cumulus Realtime Gadget

Postby beteljuice » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:16 pm

... You just need to know how to modify the files, and repackage it up so it can be distributed...
That simple then :D

... and of course you have found the logic error in the original code ?

... the beteljuice is investigating :?
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Re: Cumulus Realtime Gadget

Postby dane » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:41 pm

on the daytime screens, could the text be made darker rather than white?

Done: version 1.7IH may be downloaded from first post in the thread.
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Re: Cumulus Realtime Gadget

Postby sjukmidlands » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:11 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :D
Thankyou! It looks perfect, and much more legible from a graphical point of view now.

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Re: Cumulus Realtime Gadget

Postby TNETWeather » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:51 pm

beteljuice wrote:
... You just need to know how to modify the files, and repackage it up so it can be distributed...
That simple then :D

... and of course you have found the logic error in the original code ?

Didn't use the original code, used the last modified code (pre 1.7IH release).

Never said the word simple, at least not for me as I am not very proficient in JavaScript at all.

hence the "fun project" part.

But the process part and how to get to the various parts of the system is pretty straight forward. Spend a couple hours playing with it last night.
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Re: Cumulus Realtime Gadget

Postby gemini06720 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:27 am

Dane, I noticed something, not necessarily wrong, but certainly not right either... :?

I know that you have limited flexibility in determining when it is daylight except for using field #49 (starting at zero with field #1) of the 'realtime.txt' file. :(

But, it appears that field #49 switches to 1 (daylight) at dusk rather than at sunrise... :roll:

This morning, the gadget background on my computer went from its dark nighttime colour to its lighter daytime colour at around 07:20 PST (the time indicated as being dawn on my Cumulus Web pages) when it should only have switched over at around 08:02 PST (time indicated as being sunrise on my Cumulus Web pages) ... at 07:20 PST it was still quite dark outside whereas, almost half an hour later, at 08:02 PST, the sun was indeed rising above the horizon. :)

It was just an observation... :|

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Re: Cumulus Realtime Gadget

Postby beteljuice » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:41 am

Daylight includes dawn and dusk.
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Re: Cumulus Realtime Gadget

Postby gemini06720 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:27 am

beteljuice wrote:Daylight includes dawn and dusk.
:roll:
Then, using your assumption, daylight must also include sunrise and sunset... 8-)

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Re: Cumulus Realtime Gadget

Postby beteljuice » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:36 am

daylight must also include sunrise and sunset...
Naturally, that is a self evident truth, but daylight does not begin or end with them.
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Re: Cumulus Realtime Gadget

Postby steve » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:20 am

I've simply chosen to include 'twilight' in 'daylight', which seems reasonable to me. The daylight hours figure that Cumulus displays has also done this, since I introduced it nearly a year ago.
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Re: Cumulus Realtime Gadget

Postby sjukmidlands » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:28 am

And further to Steve's post, daylight/sunrise/dawn/dusk isn't straightforward anyway.

There's various ways of determining sunrise/sunset; with the suns disk first touching the horizon, withe the centre of the disk on the horizon or when the suns disk first appears above or completely leaves the horizon (thats flat horizon not taking into account landscape - hills/mountains). Then there are various ways to determine twilight (dawn/dusk). There's civil, astonomical and nautical twilight...

So it isn't as simple as often thought.

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Re: Cumulus Realtime Gadget

Postby dane » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:54 am

I really enjoy this and can't stop laughing :lol:
Just look at all the interest and excitement this little gadget has created: forum members asking and responding to all matters related and unrelated, and members much more knowledgeable than me investing time and effort in improving it. :P :D
That's what a forum is all about, and this is the best I have ever come across. :clap:
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Re: Cumulus Realtime Gadget

Postby dane » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:15 am

New code has been uploaded to the first post of this thread.
Just a bug fix - version no. not changed.
Poor html coding on my part - thanks to Beteljuice for making me aware of it :)
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Re: Cumulus Realtime Gadget

Postby sjukmidlands » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:46 pm

dane wrote:I really enjoy this and can't stop laughing :lol:
Just look at all the interest and excitement this little gadget has created: forum members asking and responding to all matters related and unrelated, and members much more knowledgeable than me investing time and effort in improving it. :P :D
That's what a forum is all about, and this is the best I have ever come across. :clap:



I totally agree but also thanks to yourself and Daniel for your very valuable contributions creating and modyfying this gadget! I'm sure even if it stays as it is it will be perfect but if it evolves and develops even better!

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Re: Cumulus Realtime Gadget

Postby Super-T » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:59 pm

Just to stir the mix a bit. There are about 4 C1 users in my local area and it would be handy to be able to switch around the different realtime.txt files and locations from withing the one gadget. Anybody up to the challenge?

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Re: Cumulus Realtime Gadget

Postby dane » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:09 pm

Super-T wrote:Just to stir the mix a bit. There are about 4 C1 users in my local area and it would be handy to be able to switch around the different realtime.txt files and locations from withing the one gadget. Anybody up to the challenge?

You looking at me :?: :?: - then the answer is: at the moment: no. The key components of the code are undergoing inspection and possibly change, so I won't touch it right now.
But - as a bypass: you can have mulitiple instances of the gadget running simultaneously, fed from different realtime.txt files (up to you to tell who is who :) )
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