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New Member Introductions / Re: Hi From Long Sutton
« Last post by mcrossley on Today at 01:29:41 PM »
Personally I hate forced whole page refreshes, I'd rather put up with stale content if a better alterative cannot be implemented.
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New Member Introductions / Re: Hi From Long Sutton
« Last post by xairbusdriver on Today at 02:37:01 AM »
You'll want to talk with The Dev about the following!

With Admin access to the SMF files can add a <meta ...> line in the <head> of the "index.template.php" file and that might help with reloading all the pages. That usually causes a page 'flash' but it can be set to refresh at maybe 5 minutes and not be too troublesome. OTOH, that might be too long for 'speed-readers'.

Admin->Features and Options->Configuration->Themes and Layout...->Modify Themes
Select the Theme (the only one really available is "Curve" which is also the "Board Default"). Then, in the list of files, double-click "index.template.php". Unless Stu has made some edits, there should be a section labeled "Beginning on line 38". Scrol down in that box and you should see the <head> section where you can add something like the following:
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<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="mmm" />Replace "mmm" with the number of seconds after which the page should refresh.

Note:"Refreshing the current page can be confusing. If a user didnít request the reload, they may become concerned about your site's security." For that reason, I include some text near the top of any page that refreshes automatically and note the normal timing.
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New Member Introductions / Re: Hi From Long Sutton
« Last post by Randall75 on Today at 12:43:45 AM »
Hi gang with cache problems
 When created mine a put a code in the auto reloads the it every 2 minutes to prevent this

cheers
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Dear Blick, X-Air, and WeatherCat victims of half-baked technology,

I had to create a button on the top of my website to allow viewers to reload the page from scratch, bypassing the cache, in order to refresh some of the weather items.

It is reasonable idea for a website, but alas doesn't do anything for the forum.

Definitely annoying.

You said it! . . . .  >:(  This afternoon I spent some time migrating to a new iPad and Apple has once more been very sloppy in their software implementation.  As a result, the poor iPad has already required two reboots.

I think I've told the story but one of my students when I was teaching at U.C. San Diego was the director of phone services for Qualcomm.   She griped in frustration that when the phones failed for even a second the whole company was up in arms, while the computer services could be down and most employees should just chug their shoulders.  We all pay a huge price for software that is rushed into deployment before it is anywhere close to bullet-proof.

Oh well, . . . . . Edouard
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New Member Introductions / Re: Hi From Long Sutton
« Last post by xairbusdriver on Yesterday at 07:19:47 PM »
I use Safari mostly. There is an "Empty Cache" item in the Develop menu (which is not available by default). I added/created a keyboard shortcut: Option-command-t via the Keyboard System Prefs. That's faster than mousing up to the menu constantly when making edits to the html or css to a web page. Perhaps a keyboard shortcut could be used in Chrome. 8)
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The problem is our browsers once more sticking to an out-of-date cached image instead of the current one.  I remember something about this, but I thought Stu tried to fix this with the SMF forum software settings and obviously didn't succeed.  I guess we will have to periodically force our browsers to reload from the server to keep our banners current.

I had to create a button on the top of my website to allow viewers to reload the page from scratch, bypassing the cache, in order to refresh some of the weather items. It works for most browsers except Chrome. With Chrome the viewer still has to clear the cache. I tried to bypass the cache with code every time it loads but I could never debug it it so I just created the button that initiates a reload with this script.

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<script>
function myFunction() {
    location.reload();
}
</script>

Definitely annoying.
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: Happy WeatherCat Anniversary to Me
« Last post by Steve on Yesterday at 01:52:37 PM »
Where I live we use a PWS and WeatherCat. They have a live-in meteorologist who stays in the servants quarters.

 lol(1)
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New Member Introductions / Darn browser caching . . . (Was: Hi From Long Sutton)
« Last post by elagache on August 15, 2018, 09:31:26 PM »
Dear Blick and WeatherCat troubleshooters,

By the way Edouard, your banner on the forum has not updated its weather information since 27 July. You need to take a spanner and fix that gear.

Okay I double-checked and WeatherCat is uploading the banner as it has since the feature was added.  [WCSmall]

The problem is our browsers once more sticking to an out-of-date cached image instead of the current one.  I remember something about this, but I thought Stu tried to fix this with the SMF forum software settings and obviously didn't succeed.  I guess we will have to periodically force our browsers to reload from the server to keep our banners current.

Definitely something of an annoyance . . . .

Oh well, . . . . . Edouard
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General Weather Discussion / Thanks for sharing (Re: Wildfires)
« Last post by elagache on August 15, 2018, 09:09:59 PM »
Dear Blick, X-Air and WeatherCat observers of planet Earth,

Interesting graphic about carbon monoxide from the California fires spreading eastward. Much of the western U.S. is ablaze, including all around where I live.

Indeed a very interesting graphical presentation of satellite data.  Thanks for sharing!  [tup]

Interesting that there seems to be a lot of CO in the Pacific, due south of the west coast. It may be the result of extremely sensitive readings. Or a lot of large shipping traffic?

Unlikely to be a sensor error or anything to do with shipping.  Modern ships are extremely fuel efficient because that is the key to their profitability.  If I had to float a guess - could be coal burning in China?  As far as I know, the vast majority of power produced in China continues to be from coal. 

Does anybody have the time to look into this?

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
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New Member Introductions / Re: Hi From Long Sutton
« Last post by Blicj11 on August 15, 2018, 08:02:00 PM »
By the way Edouard, your banner on the forum has not updated its weather information since 27 July. You need to take a spanner and fix that gear.
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