Midnight Pub

Wonders of the Net

~ew

Not everything is bad on the big bad internet. One of my favourite pages is this

https://www.blitzortung.org

Yes, it requires javascript, but check it out yourself, if you would please be so kind as to ...

This project and website is high on my personal list of amazing things that exist on the net. The project has produced kits to build receiver stations featuring a lightning detector, a GPS receiver for accurate time, and a LAN connection to send it's data "home". The home server then calculates the location of the reported lightning events. Make sure you activate the "Detectors" switch for your amazement and wonder ...

Cheers!


stargazer

Very cool link. I like weather stuff.

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rosie88

Thank you ew for this link. I went there and apparently central USA is lit up like aYule tree. That of course is due to active severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. I hope those people out there are safe but I like that it was real time.

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she12

Sehr schöne Seite!;D

I'd love to see that combined with an ASCII map like mapscii.me...

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euromancer

Saw this one on Hackernews lately and was amazed at the amount of free time people have :D

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she12

Right!? *He says, while creating yet another logo for the pub*

You may also like ~apeias site then:

https://apeia.midnight.pub/
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euromancer

What's this magic I need sauce!!

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she12

No idea, if this will work...

view-source:https://apeia.midnight.pub/

I wonder how he got the JS in his site...

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Edit: Nope:/

But found this gem:

https://apeia.midnight.pub/noimadethis.png

Edit 2:

That was easy, just create an index.html :)

Sorry @~ew for spamming your thread:(

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ew
Sorry @~ew for spamming your thread:(

Not a problem!

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euromancer

That's just crazy investigating it tomorrow!!

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she12

Jup! I was already thinking about animated logos...smudge strolling from left to right or something like that... but now I'm intimidated :O

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euromancer

I've been playing Stardew Valley a lot lately and my primary activity in the game is fishing. Very profitable! So I've thought of maybe some fish passing by? Like underwater cam. Having troubles with expressing my thoughts lol

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she12

Had a very busy week at work, so this time I've got YOU some fish:

Midnightfalls

It's not much, but...I thought I share it anyway:D

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euromancer

Oh my, you actually did that! My lazy ass did nothing lately… Imma make it my primary pub sign!

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she12

Yeah, it was either this or that whole Johnny Castaway screensaver...which I was too lazy for;)

Glad you like it that much!

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she12

I think I get you :D

Getting fuzzy flashbacks of a Windows screensaver here...OMG! Anybody remembering Johnny Castaway?!?

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commgeek

Thank you for mentioning this - it was not on my RADAR - now noted, and perhaps I'll create a node in my area (not much "need" as there is very little lighting - we're blessed).

In a somewhat similar (Geeky) vein, here's a similar project for Amateur Radio Operators called WSPRnet

http://wsprnet.org/drupal/wsprnet/map

Weak Signal Propagation Reporter (WSPR) is a mode that allows very, very low power transmitters (can be as simple as piece of wire coming off a GPIO pin on a Raspberry Pi) to be heard around the world via this network of receivers. Radio is amazing.

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ew
Radio is amazing.

Yes. Definitely.

On my (much too long) list of useless projects there is a VLF receiver. I would like to see the Schumann resonances in data I acquired myself. Nothing is more convincing to a physics major :-)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schumann_resonances
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