Posts tagged weather station

Daylight Saving Time

Finally upgraded all my computers and slugs to take into account the Daylight Savings Time switch in November versus October. All my computers and clocks seemed to do it all automagically, but my slug didn’t. Here how I fixed the time on the NSLU2 running SlugOS (formerly OpenSlug). This particular slug runs the weather station using wviewweather, so you’ll see a 1 hour (not real) gap in the data when I did the adjustment yesterday.

  • login
  • ipkg update
    ipkg remove timezones
    ipkg install tzdata-americas
    rm /etc/localtime
    ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Mountain /etc/localtime

Linux Slug: VOIP & Weather Station

I wanted a silent weather server to run wviewweather on, to go with my new Davis Vantage Pro 2.

Temperature

In view of the latest problems Vonage has been having (they are involved with litigation with Nortel, Sprint, Verizon and SunRocket), I decided to go somewhat farther afield to seek out an alternate solution.

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To serve as both servers, I bought ($79 eBay) a tiny Cisco NSLU2 (known to the hacking community as the SLUG), a tiny little linux server (designed just to share USB HDDs), along with a 4 GB USB memory stick ($34 CompUSA). I’ll post details and instructions when I get it all working.

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Linux installed

Finally got my first LINUX server up-and-running for the fire department. It’s a great indication of how some distributions are much better than others. Read on to see how it progressed.

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