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Davis 'Live' Console for Cumulus Websites Ver CU2.4.1

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Re: Davis 'Live' Console for Cumulus Websites Ver CU2.4.1

Postby Toxic17 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:38 am

Phil23 wrote:Not sure how it works; they only say they resolve it internally.

But if you want to see for yourself you can Ping these domain names & always return the same IP.

mooc.com.au
rangroup.com.au
abstractplumbing.com.au

All resolve to 203.0.23.207

Phil


If its Apache, then they just point a Domain at a web folder share and thats it. I have two domains hosted here at home, both domains have separate entries, and point to different directories on my main web folder. /htdocs/ Apache handles the rest.
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Re: Davis 'Live' Console for Cumulus Websites Ver CU2.4.1

Postby steve » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:47 pm

It's how most web hosting works, they host multiple web sites on the same server, and they all use the same IP address. The web server works out which site to display based on the name in the requested URL. You can usually pay extra to have a dedicated IP address (pointing to the same shared server), or you can go one step further (at further extra cost) and have a dedicated server for your web site as well as a dedicated IP address.
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Re: Davis 'Live' Console for Cumulus Websites Ver CU2.4.1

Postby BCJKiwi » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:42 pm

And that is where the problem lies;
Any one of those websites that share the same IP can trigger a block on that IP which affects everyone.

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Re: Davis 'Live' Console for Cumulus Websites Ver CU2.4.1

Postby BCJKiwi » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:54 pm

Re davconfcst.txt
This is a special file generated when forecasts that don't match are found.
Designed to help you to help me find and add "new" DAVIS forecasts that may have been missed.

Again, it is documented in the HowTo file around line 166 - Installation section 2.
So this file would have been created and added to as it found the Zambretti forecasts it did not understand.

As suggested before,

Please; grab a coffee, sit in a quiet spot, and re-read the davconCU_HowTo.txt file.

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Re: Davis 'Live' Console for Cumulus Websites Ver CU2.4.1

Postby Phil23 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:59 pm

BCJKiwi wrote:Re davconfcst.txt
This is a special file generated when forecasts that don't match are found.
Designed to help you to help me find and add "new" DAVIS forecasts that may have been missed.


Re this file, & just a knee jerk thought;
Is there much advantage in time & date stamping the file?
That said, would it be a major code change, or something quite simple.

Please; grab a coffee, sit in a quiet spot, and re-read the davconCU_HowTo.txt file.


Intend to do just that now I understand it more; just a matter of dodging the interruptions.

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Re: Davis 'Live' Console for Cumulus Websites Ver CU2.4.1

Postby Phil23 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:11 pm

Have to say I'm now very impressed with this page from one very particular point of view.

Since receiving my VP2 back in September, I've had in the back of my mind that I'd like a second console for the office or outside living area.

Possibly a VUE console considering the high prices of the AU unit.

Yes I can access the data on a phone, tablet or PC in those areas, but that always requires more user input than simply casting your eyes at a screen.

$297.50AUD for an AU Vue Console.
$412.50AUD for an AU VP2 Console.

Having now seen this page live with my data, I'm thinking on the lines of rPi, with something like a 5" SSD1969 TFT, (800x480 Res),
which I'm guessing can be had for around $100.

So being new to rPi (just had it a few week & little Linux experience), I'm wondering is anyone doing just that?

Is 800x480 a suitable res for this image?

Could be either the full graphic, but more likely just the orange data display, no image or buttons.

Major code changes would be beyond my scope of ability, but I imagine the buttons etc could be lost & moved to touch links on the display image.

Sounds like a great way to have a couple of extra VP2 consoles at a fraction of the cost.

Phil

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Re: Davis 'Live' Console for Cumulus Websites Ver CU2.4.1

Postby BCJKiwi » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:09 pm

Hi,
Have not previously considered that option but sounds do-able.
The rectangle of the transparent background for the VP2 console is 726 x 465 px, and, the actual image inside that is ~ 690 x 435 px.
Don't be tempted to edit the image size (including the transparent border) as all the data on the image is located with reference to the current image edges.
The buttons on the console image should still work.

You could probably fit in the one line indicating the update info below the image as well.

So 800 x 480 should work (no guarantees!)
A quick check indicates all the required (simple) edits are in the -inc file ( header text and everything below the image), and in the main file (by removing the call to the footer).

PM me if you want to test the edits on your PC.


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