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Monday 29th November 2010
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By Mangrove Mike

The Background

When I first started storing data for this website, the software I used was wview (http://wviewweather.com) a pretty good and flexible solution for collecting the data from my Davis Station Vantage Vue.

I've recently moved a lot of my

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If you have any problems with the export script, I have been alerted that the '.export' command varies between sqlite on different platforms. So if you get an error like: 'unknown command or invalid arguments: "export". Enter ".help" for help' try using .output command where .export is in my script. (Thanks to Gilles for picking this up.)

Posted by Mangrove Mike, 11/01/2011 12:10:58 pm

Thank you for sharing this. I'll presently be doing the opposite (going from LWC to wview) and this helped me locate the data files and work out some conversion issues.

Posted by Gavin Kistner, 14/03/2012 1:58:26 pm

Good luck, Gavin. LWC is unfortuneatly on hold but make sure you check out MacWeather.net where most of the LightSoft WC fans are gathered.

Posted by Mangrove Mike, 14/03/2012 3:26:50 pm

Category: Weather Station
Monday 22nd November 2010
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By Mangrove Mike

The objective was to move my xtide code (http://www.flaterco.com/xtide/xtide.html) which was running on an old Fedora Linux box and get it running on my Mac Mini Server running OSX Server 10.6.5 .

I contemplated using the Mac port put together by Lee-Ann Rucker (http://homepage.mac.com/lrucker/XTide/) put it didn't include

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Any luck getting this running on 10.7?

Posted by M, 03/07/2012 6:17:05 am

I haven't upgraded my Mac Mini to 10.7 yet. I haven't looked for a few months but originally there were quite a few problems with the USB-to-Serial drivers for the Weather Station. This in itself put a stop to the desire to upgrade. I'll give it a crack soon though (or maybe jump straight to Mountain Lion!).

Posted by Mangrove Mike, 03/07/2012 7:26:55 am

Category: Linux Code
Thursday 18th November 2010
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By Mangrove Mike

It's not just the tides for Merewether but its the tides for Newcastle (which, lets face it, is pretty close). So you could use it for Stockton, Nobbys, Newcastle Beach, Bar Beach / Cooks Hill, Dixon Park Beach, etc.

The Merewether Tides are generated using data massaged from the brilliant program XTide 

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Categories: Linux Code | Weather Station
Thursday 4th November 2010
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By Mangrove Mike

I have updated the software that I use to update the website from my Davis Station Vantage Vue.

I am part of the way through the change from my old Linux box to a nice, small, power efficient Mac Mini Server.

The first problem was getting the Mac to talk to the Davis Station data logger. Instead of getting the Davis Weatherlink

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yup, they are a lot of fun. When I was a kid I worked all smeumr to buy one of those weather kits from Edmund Science. My dad and I mounted it up on the roof and ran the wires down to my bedroom. I spent many hours learning how to forcast weather. Now with computers and 1 wire weather tech my weather hobby has hit a new high. Anyway I can't wait to see your weather site and maybe nfo's as well. It would be cool to set up a werather net between us three.

Posted by Radi, 28/04/2012 11:15:30 am

Categories: Linux Code | Weather Station
Friday 30th July 2010
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By Mangrove Mike

The next step was to get the full message and then push up to a little ColdFusion XML consumer to put it all in a database structure.

Step 1:

Starting from the previous bash script I had to then grab the full message to POST up the ColdFusion website to process the data.

 

The bash script is something

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Thursday 1st July 2010
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By Mangrove Mike

The code below is the first attempt at getting my original CurrentCost Classic (or WattsClever) energy monitor connected to my only Fedora Core 5 box and updating the data to Pachube.

The Classic connected without any problems (although occasionaly would swap USB ports with my Davis Station connection(???).  

Use

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This original code was based upon the Gadget Man's code: http://martgadget.blogspot.com/2009/09/putting-your-watts-on-web.html

Posted by Mangrove Mike, 31/08/2010 9:59:01 am