Thursday, April 26, 2007

Radar Server Problems?

I ran WxRadar this more to take a looking a the weather coming to my area. Everything looked normal. This afternoon I received an email from a user saying that WxRadar was broke. I tried running WxRadar on my computer and it failed also.

It turns out that there is some problem with the radar server. It almost looks like they have discontinued the radar on that server. A quick check through the nws site found that the radar was working. After some digging I found that they were pulling radar from another location http://origin-radar.weather.gov

There is a registry key that can be created to use this server. I sent that information to the few users that asked about it this afternoon. I have sent emails to several NWS addresses to see what is happening.

WxScheduler - Script Support

I am completing the changes that will allow users use vb.net scripts in WxScheduler. The software will pass the received data to the script and you can then modify the data and pass it back to WxScheduler.

The scripts must conform to the syntax in vb.net 2005. WxScheduler compiles the scripts before running them, allowing them to be more efficient.

I am sure there will be some questions about this capability after it is released.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Windows Vista Desktop Problem

I have had a user report that their desktop was not updating properly after running for serveral days. Apparently this is a problem with Vista. The user supplied me with this link from Microsoft - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932406/en-us


I am working with a couple of users to resolve a problem with ProFTPD. When you use the No Overwrite option, there is a 2 minute delay in sending the file to the ftp server. I have a work around available now.

It appears that this ftp server returns a 450 status code instead of 550. I have sent an email to my ftp vendor about this problem. Hopefully I will know more next week.

Version 3.1 Beta

I have release a version 3.1 beta to correct a couple of problems identified with the 3.0 release. I am trying to update the 3.1 beta with corrections on Sundays. Check for updates on Sunday evenings.

Depending on the reports that I receive over the next couple of weeks, I may go ahead and release 3.1. There were a couple of problems that could be issues for new users.