Category Archives: Weather Site

Front Page Season Countdown Error Fixed

Noticed that the Season Countdown timer on the main index page had missed out the Summer and went straight into the countdown to Winter from Autumn, I thought this was a bit harsh as we have to give Summer a go at least, the fault turned out to be where I had changed the Americanism of ‘Fall’ to Autumn, this had upset the script, so made really minor word changes and it seems to be ok again.

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Weather PC Backup

The Acronis True Image 2013 backup software in online ‘real time’ mode has caused me some problems since the 28th May when I enabled it, with the Weather Display application hanging  and therefore generating a Clientraw data received error on the web site. I have reverted back to incremental backups every 24 hours, bit of a shame that the backup software won’t work as advertised (plenty of user comments on this when googled), but at least this method works.

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Weather PC Enhancements

Weather PC RAM increased from 2Gb to 4Gb due to memory resource issues when running Acronis back-up software in ‘real time online’ mode, this memory increase has resolved the problem and now instead of making Incremental backups once per day, the system is creating a constant mirror of the ‘C’ drive to the second hard drive which has also been made bootable.

Hopefully these resilience measures will not be needed, but if history does repeat itself I’m better prepared than last time.

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Weather Station Down For Maintenance

Sorry for the interruption to the weather service, I needed to add a second hard drive and clone it, read too much lately of hard drive failures and decided to replace my existing second drive with a new one, rather than a refurbished one off ebay.

Chatteris weather was offline for 3 hrs 42 min, but I did make some changes as well,  such as the clouds page, added a radio player to the marine page and also repaired a broken link with the alerts rss feed.

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Weather Station Update

Weather station has been behaving until a few days ago when it stopped receiving data from the Davis console, only confirmed this earlier today when Weather Display flat-lined, removing the mini usb from the consoles data logger and refitting it enabled Weather Display to start receiving data, checking the loggers drivers with Silicon Labs, the version I was using was not the latest, this has now been downloaded and seems to be working, I’ve no idea why this has just started so I’m not convinced that I have solved anything, fingers crossed 🙂

Sorry for the breaks in service.

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Twitter image not updating

Chatteris weather sky line camera image was found to have stopped uploading starting at 3pm yesterday, I unfortunately only noticed it today. The problem was the file being sent to Twitter should have been jpgwebcam.jpg but for some reason webcamimage.gif was being sent and this was the problem, not sure what causes this, but it is sorted now.

Sorry for the break in service.

Ian

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