Mangrove Mike's Blog
Friday 20th April 2012
Another new battery goes in - the second of Sanya Advanced Lithium II CR123A. The 'dead' battery had about 1V left. Gee the Vantage View goes through them. I also applied di-electric grease on the programming contacts as per the suggestions here: www.wxforum.net/index.php
Tuesday 14th February 2012
Sadly the Vantage Vue is on the blink. It looked like the battery but I've replaced it twice. Hmmmm. Stay tuned!... more
Thursday 1st December 2011
I've just come across this great, updated, article Sarah Wilson on tinned tuna http://www.sarahwilson.com.au/2010/04/which-tinned-tuna-should-i-buy/ . Interesting reading!
Also if you have any interest in sustainable seafood then you... more
Categories: Energy Monitoring | Weather Station
Monday 28th November 2011
A new battery is in the weather station and all is good again. Maybe the rain gauge is always the first to go when the battery on the Vantage Vue is on the way out.
Of course, and welcomingly, the rain has stopped so I can't actually confirm that the rain gauge is OK but all looks good with a little test of droplets.... more
Thursday 24th November 2011
No reported rain for the last 24 hrs, despite it pissing down. When it all clears I'll hop up on the roof and check it out for debris (and or batteries).
Thursday 28th July 2011
I've moved the webcam again, pointing it due East - it is a much better view.
But alas, the USB extension cable have deteriorated the quality significantly. I thought it would affect motion quality but since I'm not using full motion, only snapshots, I thought it would be OK. I'm going to try a small, better quality cable... more
Monday 25th July 2011
After upgrading to OS X Lion most of my software was working fine. But, alas, the first time I used Oracle sqlplus (for all my Oracle scripting goodies) it died with a segment fault.
I did have a full 10.2.0.4 client installed so I tried the 64 bit instantclient and got basically the same problem.
I then... more
Category: Linux Code
Monday 25th July 2011
The rain has finally stopped so I hopped up on the roof to look at the problematic rain gauge on the Vantage Vue. I took it all apart, no blockages that I could see. Made sure that it was all moving freely (I probably should have put some grease on) and put it back on.
It rained slightly last night and the rain was captured... more
Friday 22nd July 2011
Sorry folks. Here we are in a nice significant rain event and my rain gauge is not reporting!
It probably is just some debris in the collector but I'll have to wait for the rain to stop as my wife thinks I shouldn't hop up on the roof when it's pissing down. (Something about safety).
Stay tuned.... more
Saturday 16th July 2011
Moved my desk and server so the webcam has moved. At the moment it is pointing almost directly north but when I get my act together and get a USB extension cable (or find one - there must be one here somewhere ) I'll point it east wards so we can see the ocean (but alas not the waves - too many houses have built out our view).
I hope... more