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Sunday, 19 May 2013 11:00
|More content, this time some pictures I took at the Imperial War Museum in London last year 2012, hope you enjoy them. I will also be uploading some more aero engine pictures taken on the same day at the Science Museum in London.||See the full size images in the gallery in the gallery menu on the left.
|Hello, I'm pleased to anounce that the weather station is back, after a 6 month refurb, so far it seems to be working fine. I will post an article soon on the work that took place. I have also published an article on making the 1-wire temperature sensors I use to monitor the temperature around the house. I have a number of other articles and pictures to publish, and also I'm starting the rebuild of the lightning radar.|
After many hours, I have managed to move my site over to Joomla 3.0, fixing a number of the modules it uses on the way that did not work on 3.0, so well pleased. I now have to finish off a number of new articles.. humm.
I have added a new power monitor to the house which enables me to create graphs of the power used. I have also been able to extract the data from the many sensors around the house and graph them. These can bee seen on this page
|After a number of years I have just completed an addition to my home automation system, where I upload the current, max and min temperatures and display them. I have also carried out the same for the incoming telephone calls. Why have I done this... because I can :-)||Finally there are some snaps taken in Liverpool December 2012, see the gallery menu, left.
Well, after 10+ years I have found a USB modem that works 100% with BTs Caller ID. Other units I have stop 'seeing' the caller id after a while, DSR dropping problem, there was no fix, it was just a feature and the manufactures were not interested in fixing it, or they had gone out of business.
|Well it seems there is a solution the US Robotics USR5637: USR805637-138400|
the only proviso, is that the firmware needed updating to version 1.2.23. I has been working for weeks now, without any resetting, rebooting of the machine, very impressed, well it should work, shouldn't it, unlike the dozen or so other modems I have brought over the years!
The software I use to monitor is CallerClerk, This is not the full story. I have written various scripts and integrated various software so that when a call comes in on the home land line, a SMS text message is sent via a old mobile to my mobile, can be very useful. In the near future I should have stats that show how many calls come in per day/week/month, not that many :-)
|Latest Call||14/05/13 21:46|
|Total calls this year||429|
|Total calls this month||44|
|Total calls this week||0|
|Total calls today||0|
Latest Sensor Changes
|Front Door||19/05/13 9:37|
|Lounge Door||18/05/13 22:14|
|Back Door||10/05/13 8:18|
|Garage Door||18/05/13 21:11|
|Cats Water Fountain||19/05/13 9:10|
|Fridge Door||19/05/13 11:31|
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