Friday, September 30, 2011

Wanted: Two New In Box EV SP12C Loudspeakers

I am looking for a couple of new-in-box matched (more or less consecutive serial numbers) Electro-Voice SP12C loudspeakers to refurbish my old hi-fi system. I am sure that there are some out there. I just haven't connected with them yet. If you know the whereabouts of such a stash, please contact me.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

WxService Update Available

  • WxService ow4j110925
    • Improved anemometer timebase
Switched anemometer timebase from System.currentTimeMillis which is prone to non-monotonic time changes due to system clock time changes (due to user settings or NTP time sync), to System.nanoTime, which is documented to be monotonic. (See also...)


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Don't Build Blogs on ISP-Hosted Websites

I first started this website back when Verizon was providing our DSL, using Verizon's Web Space feature. Then, Verizon sold their land line operations to Frontier, and my website was summarily moved to a new address. The old site still exists, but I cannot modify it, and there is no way to forward people to the new address. But now, Frontier has terminated the agreement with the people who provided the blogging software, so if I want to update my website, I'll have to use FTP to access and edit the HTML directly. That's no big deal, save for the fact that the HTML is machine generated, and is coyote ugly. Trying to maintain a blog that way is not pleasant.

So now, I'm here. Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends.