Month: January 2018

2018 January 31st - Lunar Eclipse

As you can see, sunrise may interfere with totality, but you should be able to see much.

My calculations (using the program XEphem from the Clear Sky Institute) are as such:

Moon enters Earth's penumbral shadow: 4:52 am

Moon enters Earth's shadow: 5:49 am

Sunrise: 6:50

Moon reaches total coverage:  6:54 am (after the sunrise)

Happy viewing!

Jay C. "Jazzy_J" Theriot

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Current Weather Chart In Production

Code is simplified to require minimal input to add/remove a location.

Next step is to generate 24-hour, Week and Month graphs of the data and have them hot-link to the front page, all automatically.

This should not be a considerable task as I have the code from my previous graphs. I just have to modularize it. That is, I take the code block, break it into pieces. I then reconstitute the original code block programmatically substituting variables in every location that I can. This method allows me to develop a configuration file of sorts for each Theater and/or storm which will cause the website to morph itself to fit whatever global condition it may happen upon.

I can't see any reason why the site will no be in full production for the upcoming Atlantic and Pacific Hurricane seasons.

Thanks for reading,
Jay C. Theriot

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01/26/18 - Twitter Feeds Have a Home

I've decided the Twitterfeeds will locate themselves in the upper right-hand part of and they will open in a new page.

I'm hoping to code the graphs today. I've had a bit of a bad time with my condition which made coding impossible. I feel a deal better today.

Things to do:

  1. code the graphs - code is done, need to relocate and feed data to the engine.
  2. code the maps - code is done, need to relocate and feed data to the engine.
  3. work on banner - need to fade the back out to make it less eye-popping.
  4. work on logo - change background color.
  5. work on auto-detection sequence - about 10% done.

In all, I'm not very far from publicizing the page.  The back-end that will drive the page is mostly done.  The layout of the information facing the public is done.  The banner and logo, I think I will never be satisfied with.

If I could just stay still long enough to finish the code, we would be in business.

Jay C. Theriot

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