Earthquake Monitor v2.0.1 released

Dear readers,

2 weeks ago I have released v2.0.0 of the earthquake monitor. A lot has changed in this release.

Today v2.0.1 is released with some little bug fixes!

  • Added a new variable {tsunami}. When enabled in menu and added to the template it shows a tsunami icon when a major event in an oceanic region has occured.
  • Added a new variable {type} that will display the type of event (earthquake ,quarry, chemical explosion e.t.c.)
  • Added shortcode [eqmonitor] to add (multiple) earthquake lists in pages or posts (more details in the Shortcode examples and parameters section of this readme)
  • Switched to Semantic Versioning MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH
  • All links that take care of JSON data-exchange are now HTTPS (SSL)
  • All links to PHP documentation are now HTTPS
  • Adjusted the yellow pager color to be a bit more darker (and readable on white backgrounds) (This can be altered in the CSS)
  • You can now use this widget multiple times on the same site. Each widget has an unique identifier and uses it’s own unique cache.

You can try it out here : https://nl.wordpress.org/plugins/earthquakemonitor

Oh, and here is a live example of the shortcode that has been added.

  1. M 7.0 - 117km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea 5 days ago Tsunami Icon
  2. M 7.5 - 78km N of Palu, Indonesia 3 weeks ago Tsunami Icon
  3. M 7.9 - 102km ESE of Suva, Fiji 1 month ago Tsunami Icon
  4. M 7.1 - 203km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia 2 months ago Tsunami Icon
  5. M 7.1 - 140km WNW of Iberia, Peru 2 months ago
  6. M 7.3 - 24km ENE of Rio Caribe, Venezuela 2 months ago Tsunami Icon
  7. M 8.2 - 286km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji 2 months ago Tsunami Icon
  8. M 7.5 - 83km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea 8 months ago Tsunami Icon
  9. M 7.2 - 3km S of San Pedro Jicayan, Mexico 8 months ago Tsunami Icon
  10. M 7.9 - 280km SE of Kodiak, Alaska 9 months ago Tsunami Icon

Plugwise DIY monitoring PHP

Home_stretch20Basic I bought myself a Plugwise system. The reason for this is that I can monitor my total power-usage, but I cannot see the details. I.e. : What is my refrigerator using? What is the freezer using? I can only see the sum of the total.

Plugwise made some nice hardware that allows you to monitor each device (or multiple devices behind on the same power-socket) to give you clear insight in the usage. Unfortunate sending and logging the information online will cost you a subscription.. I think for the price of the plugwise this should be a free service to store your data online for at least 2 years.

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DIY monitor for Smartmeter

It has been a while since my last post. But I have been working on something I waited for so long. I have a real smKaifa-MA105-MA304art-meter (instead of my previous Iskra ME162  digital meter that has no I/O ports that are active (infrared) or any other useable way to read out the meter without breaking the seal)

 

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PHP Solarpanel monitoring via Rasperry PI

Mastervolt with Raspberry PIAs promised some time ago here is the post explaining how I use my Raspberry PI to monitor my SolarPanel Output. I use PHP for this mather.

When I bought my solar panels back in november 2012, I knew that i wanted a Raspberry to communicate with the Solar inverter and read out the values to store them in a database. My preferred language to use was PHP. I will show you how I did this.

First a summary of the equipment I used :

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Earthquake Monitor V1.5 released

After a long silence (sorry for that) V1.5 of the wordpress Earthquake monitor is released. Some code changes are done to be compliant with the U.S. Geological Surveys data feed. Please check it out if you want it. Feearthquakeel free to request new features or to report bugs. I will try to do my best to make it work.

Link to the plugin : http://wordpress.org/plugins/earthquakemonitor/