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Interface Development / Re: Project Updates
« on: January 23, 2018, 12:46:59 am »
New spreadsheets have been posted: Look for version *_02.ods

> Fixes a bug in the image number spinner that prevented it from incrementing past 500 (the limit is now 999).

> Includes the new features described in the last beta testing request. Note: 'Clear Data' is called automatically on image load if you have anything in any of the data areas. It still asks for confirmation, which you can decline if you want to keep the old data.

> The Storis spreadsheet has the URL index updated to include all years 1942-1955. Not for use with June-July, 1944; that will need a different spreadsheet [TBD].

Reminder: You'll need to enter your local directories in the Setup tab when you start with a new version.

Interface Development / Re: Project Updates
« on: January 21, 2018, 03:18:59 pm »
Hi, All -

I'm doing a bit of web site reorganization, and the direct links for ship's pages are changing. You can use the main ships page to find your way back to them:

Under the new structure the individual ship's page links shouldn't need to change again.

Thanks, and apologies for any inconvenience!

Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2017
« on: January 21, 2018, 02:02:38 pm »
Happy Birthday, Maikel!

No kidding! I wonder how they made that estimate, though.  ???

1530 observed approximately (15,000) fifteen thousand Eider Ducks flying in southeasterly direction over the ice.

Storis / Re: Cold War Group: Storis - Where was this ship?
« on: January 20, 2018, 04:34:54 pm »
Interesting site, lots of good pics.

Help / Re: Ask Questions Here
« on: January 20, 2018, 04:23:46 pm »
This would work best if you're waiting to upload an entire month or more at a time, since there will be some additional overhead on the data management side to extract them for completeness auditing, etc., but that's manageable in small doses.

Let's give it a try if you'd like, we can adjust later if it gets to be an issue.

When uploading files, would it be OK to compress all the XML files for, say a month, into a ZIP file and upload that instead?
I think it would save time.

Help / Re: Government Shutdown?
« on: January 20, 2018, 04:04:52 pm »
On the plus side, I won a free lunch bet with a coworker.  ;) ::)

Interface Development / Re: Project Updates
« on: January 14, 2018, 01:49:14 pm »

Or maybe just exempt the date from "Clear Data"?

Interface Development / Re: Project Updates
« on: January 13, 2018, 07:32:16 pm »
Beta Testing Needed

New spreadsheets are here:

The new features are -

User-settable Location Wizard default startup screen position

The settings are in Cells C48 and C49 of the Setup tab. The horizontal and vertical values specify the default top left corner placement of the wizard window relative to the Calc window, in pixels. Negative values are allowed, and out of range values will just put the wizard window into one of the screen corners. Try it and see.  ;)

Added entries to Location Wizard Time drop list

New: 0800, 1200 and 2000

Fixed decimal minutes bug in Location Wizard

Maximum allowable value was set to 59 for minutes and seconds, it's now 60.

Auto-prompt for Clear Data on image load

When Get Image is called it checks for any non-empty cells in the data, event and date input ranges, and calls Clear Data if any of the ranges are not empty.

Write synoptic position entries to WR Data tab

Location Wizard writes the XML-formatted position strings to the WR Data tab for '8 AM', 'Noon' and '8 PM' times ('0800', '1200' and '2000' also trigger this).

I need someone to independently verify that these things are working in all five files.


Dockside Cafe / Re: Dockside Gallery
« on: January 13, 2018, 02:49:54 pm »

Nice one!

Great pics!  8)

Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2017
« on: January 11, 2018, 12:54:34 am »
Happy Birthday, Michael!

Help / Re: Ask Questions Here
« on: January 11, 2018, 12:52:04 am »
This is an admittedly annoying feature of the Google Forms upload tool. I'm looking into how to avoid it, if that's possible.

Is it possible to fix the uploader (currently I am only using the Burton files) so that it does NOT write to MY Google drive.
I find it annoying to have to keep going there and deleting them.

Do not know if that problem applies to all vessels.

Old Weather and Zooniverse News / Re: Old Weather In The News
« on: January 04, 2018, 09:17:30 pm »
Sweet!  8) 8) 8)

Ice Hunting for 1947 is complete, all XML files present and accounted for!

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