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July 2019

GDD Chart w-Freeze

DyaconLive v1.19

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DyaconLive is an ongoing project. We want your weather station to provide usable, actionable information. The Grower’s Report is a case in point.

v1.19 Summary

DyaconLive release version 1.19 on 15 July 2019 included the following improvements.

  • Grower’s Report now includes an upper temperature threshold and last freeze marker.
  • Charts added for new IRT-201 infrared temperature sensor.
  • Sunrise/sunset added to Weather page.
  • Improved screen size responsiveness for mobile devices.
  • And, some back-end work, which is always going on.

By the way, Chris Cox, our staff scientist and DyaconLive developer deserves a big pat on the back for his work.

Improved Responsiveness

The navigation menu at the top of the screen should collapse into an icon on smaller screens.

Personally, I’m not a fan of the three-line, hamburger icon, it’s a bit ambiguous. But, when your computer has to fit in the palm of your hand, there isn’t much choice.

This may work better on some devices than others. Let us know what you find.

Grower Report Improvements

When setting the Grower’s Report, the upper threshold is added in a new field. For some crops, such as corn, hotter does necessarily mean more growth. The upper threshold is capped at this value. (Upper threshold is not required to generate GDD.)

Grower Report Settings

This upper threshold is shown on the temperature history chart.

The Last Freeze value is shown on the GDD chart.

GDD Chart w-Freeze

If you have other reports you would like to see, please let us know.

 

Eugene

Light Theme, Weather Station Display

In The Dark

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I’ve worked in cubicle environments where windows were scarce. In fact, in one job as a product design engineer, my desk was in the server closet; no windows, constant fan noise, and plenty of heat. Fortunately, I could get up a few times a day and walk outside. However, the owner’s desk was by the only entrance. So, to go outside for some light, you were advertising that you were not at your desk. And, if that wasn’t enough, he had cameras covering the whole work area so he could keep an eye on you even at your desk.

Of course, it could be worse, some people work in underground buildings; no windows and no outdoor strolls to keep one in touch with reality.

A Dyacon weather station was sold to just such a place. Not only is it underground, but there is no internet connection and no wireless was allowed. Dyacon Weather Station display software was included with the weather station purchase.

Weather Station Display is displayed on a computer monitor in break room areas, along with closed circuit camera images. The intent is to provide employees with some contact with the surface conditions.

Weather Station Display software not only meets the needs for a simple weather station interface, but also connects directly to the weather station. For security and practical reasons, wireless was not an option.

So, if you are in the dark regarding weather, Dyacon has an answer.

Eugene