Friday, August 29, 2008

A new webserver is installed

I have spent the last two days installing a new webserver for my office. This server hosts the Weather Message website. The new server is a Dell Power Edge 2900 with two 3.0 ghz Xeon quad core processors and 4GB of memory. It has two 160GB drives mirrored, two 500GB drives mirrored and one 1000GB drive.

This machine is something to behold. This is the second 2900 that we have purchased. It is running a number of web applications along with Weather Message Server. Horsepower should not be a problem now.

I am still migrating some of the applications, so that has taken up alot of my time. This configuration should last a number of years. (I suspect we will need another T1 before this machine is underpowered.)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Group2Call Instructions Posted

I have updated the Group2Call instruction document. This document shows the steps needed to use the Group2Call Email to Voice broadcast service. You will find the document at http://www.wxmesg.com/documents/group2call.pdf

They offer several services and plans. You also have the option to use their free service that is supported by ads.

Werner Labs - EMWIN Receivers

Werner Labs is now shipping the next generation EMWIN receivers. I have posted their contact information on the Weather Message website. You will find them at http://www.wernerlabsinc.com

They have a nice information sheet about EMWIN and their receiver. I posted it at http://www.wxmesg.com/documents/WernerPamphlet.pdf

I have already exchanged emails with one of their users that is using Weather Message.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Email Subject Override

I have completed the changes necessary to allow users to override the default subject line in emails and faxes. This feature will be useful for those that are using the ad support group2call email service. Group2Call email service requires that the email subject line contain commands that direct the Group2Call service.

If you are not using Group2Call, you can use it to add a better subject line. Something like "Attention: $Subject$". The program will place the word attention followed by the original product description on the subject line.

I am testing this feature now. It will be available in the next beta release.