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Latest Cumulus MX release v3.3.0 (build 3063) - 10 January 2020.
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    by steve
    Tue 23 Oct 2018 2:09 pm
    Forum: 3rd Party Tools
    Topic: Sun on light
    Replies: 7
    Views: 2370

    Re: Sun on light

    Can you paste the contents of your SRsunshine.dat file when the sun is shining? The IsSunny setting is taken directly from that.
    by steve
    Sun 21 Oct 2018 9:08 am
    Forum: General
    Topic: WS-2902
    Replies: 8
    Views: 4371

    Re: WS-2902

    Not to sound mean, but I doubt this will happen as presently this website may go away so why have Cumulus/Cumulus MX? Both served their purpose well, and it was awesome that Steve made these programs and currently has this website, but I think we are at the point where Old Yeller has been tied up t...
    by steve
    Sun 21 Oct 2018 9:02 am
    Forum: Web site - General
    Topic: Yet Another Dayfile Reader (PHP)
    Replies: 657
    Views: 137225

    Re: Yet Another Dayfile Reader (PHP)

    That WMO figure is not relevant for Davis sensors as it refers to direct radiation. The Davis sensor measures direct and diffuse radiation, hence the difficulty in determining whether the suns shining or not, requiring a complex formula.

    Sun Threshold does affect the count of sunshine hours.
    by steve
    Sat 20 Oct 2018 5:08 pm
    Forum: General
    Topic: Suggested web site hosting offerings
    Replies: 21
    Views: 3393

    Re: Suggested web site hosting offerings

    Before I decided it was a good idea to buy a dedicated server, I hosted the forum, the Cumulus user web sites and various other things on Dreamhost shared hosting (for multiple domains). They weren’t perfect, they had their problems, but I always felt that when there was a problem they were doing th...
    by steve
    Sat 20 Oct 2018 3:09 pm
    Forum: General
    Topic: FTP
    Replies: 11
    Views: 1789

    Re: FTP

    I agree that logging weather data using UTC and then converting for display is a good idea, it’s how Cumulus would have done it if I had been writing it as an application for use by others. When I had the luxury of starting again and not having to be compatible with Cumulus 1, it’s what I did with C...
    by steve
    Fri 19 Oct 2018 7:08 pm
    Forum: Davis VP/VP2/Vue
    Topic: VP2 status
    Replies: 10
    Views: 2421

    Re: VP2 status

    Had to replace my anemometer but I calculated it had done over a billion rotations. Lost count of the number of temperature sensors I went through, and Dave Wheeler on Fair Isle had a similar story, but that seems to be down to a harsh coastal location (Davis more or less agreed that their system wa...
    by steve
    Fri 19 Oct 2018 6:55 pm
    Forum: Cumulus MX
    Topic: Massive Huge Humogous Giant Ginormous Titanic sized MxDiags file
    Replies: 3
    Views: 1169

    Re: Massive Huge Humogous Giant Ginormous Titanic sized MxDiags file

    Looks like the connection to the console was lost (the port was closed) so every time Cumulus tried to read data from it, an error was returned and logged. Cumulus does not handle the connection being lost well.
    by steve
    Fri 19 Oct 2018 6:22 pm
    Forum: Cumulus MX
    Topic: Massive Huge Humogous Giant Ginormous Titanic sized MxDiags file
    Replies: 3
    Views: 1169

    Re: Massive Huge Humogous Giant Ginormous Titanic sized MxDiags file

    Possibly logging failed ftp uploads of realtimegauges.txt, as I’ve mentioned many times in the forum, although that would have caused the same issue previously, assuming you were using the latest version of MX. Nonetheless, some may have found your hyperbole amusing. Makes a change from me complaini...
    by steve
    Fri 19 Oct 2018 9:28 am
    Forum: General
    Topic: Site going down.
    Replies: 126
    Views: 15156

    Re: Site going down.

    freddie got it working.

    There is still malware on the system, we are trying to track it down. Not easy.

    Steve
    by steve
    Wed 17 Oct 2018 6:11 pm
    Forum: General
    Topic: Site going down.
    Replies: 126
    Views: 15156

    Re: Site going down.

    RayProudfoot wrote:Do you have to sit crossed-legged when you eat? .
    It’s optional. An option we won’t be taking.
    by steve
    Wed 17 Oct 2018 5:32 pm
    Forum: General
    Topic: Site going down.
    Replies: 126
    Views: 15156

    Re: Site going down.

    Should have power tomorrow, assuming a mooring is available. Will try to find time to have another look at the server. Dinner booked at a Japanese restaurant, a first for both of us.
    by steve
    Wed 17 Oct 2018 5:21 pm
    Forum: General
    Topic: Site going down.
    Replies: 126
    Views: 15156

    Re: Site going down.

    I’m using my ipad, still no power for the laptop.
    by steve
    Wed 17 Oct 2018 4:51 pm
    Forum: General
    Topic: Site going down.
    Replies: 126
    Views: 15156

    Re: Site going down.

    Updating of dayfile.txt is unrelated to being able to connect to the internet, it should have updated at midnight with an entry for the 16th. I suppose it is possible that a problem with ftp could cause problems elsewhere in Cumulus, but I don’t remember it being a problem before. It’s probably wort...
    by steve
    Tue 16 Oct 2018 7:31 am
    Forum: General
    Topic: Site going down.
    Replies: 126
    Views: 15156

    Re: Site going down.

    Note that I only have 20 minutes of power left on my laptop and I won't have mains until later this week.
    by steve
    Tue 16 Oct 2018 7:19 am
    Forum: General
    Topic: Site going down.
    Replies: 126
    Views: 15156

    Re: Site going down.

    Until I work out how to fix it.