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Technical Support / Re: Interface/Browser issues
« on: January 09, 2017, 08:21:18 am »
Monday 08:20 UTC.
OW Classic seems to be down, can't connect to it.

Edit 08:44 UTC:
And it's back again.

Technical Support / Old Weather Classic down?
« on: November 08, 2015, 11:39:42 am »
Anyone else having trouble with Old Weather Classic?
Can't seem to get contact with the project. :(

Notes from OW5 / New interface problems
« on: October 26, 2015, 09:13:39 am »
Well, I'm already done with the new interface, it's not working for me.

Clicked Northwind 1947 (and Northwind 1948) Annotate button.
A page is loaded, but my browser window stays at the bottom, it's not scrolling up.
And when I do scroll up, there is nothing in the annotate section.
Only a page is shown with a tools menu partly showing over the page.

Windows 7 SP1, Firefox 41.0.2.

I'm posting here, because Talk looks so overcrowded, it pretty much unreadable.
Not to mention slow loading.

Technical Support / Can't login
« on: July 31, 2015, 07:23:47 am »
OW or Zooniverse problem?
When trying to login to transcribe, I'm presented with a completely blank page.

Technical Support / OW down?
« on: June 25, 2014, 08:20:53 am »
OW down?

Can't save my weather reports, nor open my log pages. :(

Technical Support / Same pages as yesterday presented
« on: May 31, 2014, 08:22:54 am »
On Yorktown I've been presented with the same pages I already transcribed yesterday.
The scanned page URLs are the same.
It's as if the clock has been set back 24 hours.

The pages I already transcribed are in my pages history, so OW does seem to know about them.

Should I transcribe them again, or is it save to assume I've done them and thus can skip them?

Technical Support / Transcribed page accepted multiple times
« on: October 21, 2013, 02:41:49 pm »
This afternoon, when I had finished transcribing a page, I click on the Finished button, but nothing seemed to happen.

I clicked the button some more times, with many seconds interval, and after the fourth click the page was accepted.
Afterwards I noticed this page has been added to my page history four times, and I'm also awarded the credit four times.

I'm not complaining about the latter. ;)

Handwriting Help / Unidentified flying (or swimming) objects
« on: September 18, 2013, 02:29:00 pm »
Can some one identify the bird (?) species in the 8 a.m. to meridian block?

Numerous gulls and guri~~ about ship; long detached kelp.

Dockside Cafe / Journey Plotter
« on: July 15, 2013, 02:54:38 pm »
Journey Plotter

As most probably many of you, I've often wondered how the journey of a Royal Navy ship that I've worked on would look like on a map.

To fulfil my own curiosity I started working on a Windows application that could do just that.
I found it so satisfying that I felt I had to share it with others.

Today I can announce that Journey Plotter is available to you, too.

Journey Plotter is an application for plotting the journeys, or parts thereof, of Royal Navy ships from the World War 1 era.
Journey Plotter makes use of data from original Royal Naval log-books that has been digitised, and then made available by Naval-History.Net.
The log-books have been transcribed by volunteers on the Old Weather project and edited into a more readable form by volunteers on the Naval-History.Net project.

Journey Plotter allows you to:
- Run Windows platforms from Windows XP onward; however, the application is optimized for Windows 7.
- Select a ship from Royal Navy WW1-era or United States Arctic ships since mid-19th century.
- Show information about the selected ship and her log-book editor.
- Use the map provider of your choice:
  - Google
  - Bing
  - HERE
  - OpenStreetmap
  For most map providers the map, satellite, terrain or hybrid view can be used.
- Pan and zoom the map.
- Show a route line.
- Show position markers. Different markers can be used to indicate gaps in dates and stationary positions.
- Change the position format.
- Filter by date.
- Walk though dates manually, or animate the journey.
- For a given day, show the log-book entries that describe the ship's activities.
- Automatically read all parts of multi-part logs.
- Indicate duplicate dates.
- Save a map as an image.
- Use many customizable settings, such as route and marker colours and sizes, animation speed, position format and map provider access mode.

An example:

If you're interested in Journey Plotter follow the link to learn more about it.

Journey Plotter can also be found on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

Edit 27-12-2014:
Changed to reflect the changes in JP 1.5 and added social media links.
Edit 02-02-2016:
Changed map provider Ovi to HERE.
Edit 09-01-2017:
Updated links.
Edit 18-01-2017:
Added link to Facebook page.

Technical Support / Notifications
« on: June 25, 2013, 07:14:36 pm »
Is it just me, or is the forum's e-mail notification not working?

Today I've seen quite a few new messages in threads I would normally receive e-mail notifications for.
Non in my mailbox though.

U.S.S. Yorktown

28-02-1890 Meridian to 4 p.m.: By order of Comdg. Officer offered a reward of 100 francs, for the apprehension and delivery on board this vessel within 3 months of E.J. Pearson (2.C.F.)

The U.S.S. Yorktown was moored for almost two weeks in Villefrance, France and set sail the next afternoon for Spezia, Italy.

E.J. Pearson was found AWOL between 8 a.m. and noon, but no other reason has been given why the bounty was found necessary.

He must have done something severe, because the day before G.W. Farley (1.C.A.) was declared a deserter for being AWOL for ten days, and no bounty was set on his head.

I found that the bounty of 100 French francs in those days amounts to about $20.

After being in Gibraltar for a couple of days, and having received visits by all sorts of English persons, the log-keeper of U.S.S. Yorktown started writing it location as "Anchored at Gibraltar Spain".

Honest geographic mistake or is there a revolutionary at work here?  ;)

The Voyages, The Work, The People: Everyday Life at Sea / Released on bail
« on: February 01, 2013, 02:50:50 pm »
U.S.S. Yorktown
Lisbon, Portugal

30-12-1889 - 4 to 8 p.m.

G.W. Stewart (C.H.) was returned to the ship by the Portuguese Police authorities in procurement by the Consul General of bail bond to the amount of $54.00 and payment of expenses amounting to $8,755 Portuguese money.

Dockside Cafe / Most efficient use of government property
« on: January 16, 2013, 09:29:13 am »
The log-keeper on U.S.S. Yorktown had a lot to tell on 20-11-1889.
Although nothing exciting was mentioned, at the moment this is the most efficient use of one page that I came across.  ;)

See if some of you can come up with better efficiency in the American ship's logs.  ;D

What Does THAT Mean? / Unknown symbol
« on: November 29, 2012, 09:12:14 am »
Whilst editing the logs of H.M.S. Astraea I've stumbled upon a symbol that has no meaning to me.
It's a circle with a slash through it (see attachment).

8.25am: Aasvogel's Kop ~ 4404 feet mountain N3W

Any idea's?

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