ICLAC.ORG Website Refresh

Darryn Capes-DavisCoding, Engineer, Innovation

One of my skills is that of working with all things technology, including websites in WordPress. Apart from this website, those which I manage in WordPress include Alive 90.5 FM (www.alive905.com.au), Bike North (www.bikenorth.org.au) and International Cell Line Authentication Committee (iclac.org). It is the last website which I have managed a complete refresh under the creative and content direction of … Read More

Smart Tap via Opal App could help Wynyard Bus Chaos

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Engineer, Innovation

I love catching the bus to the city. I hate sitting in the bus on the Harbour Bridge waiting for drop off at Wynyard. While watching passengers disembark I note that there is considerable time with people tapping off, even fumbling for their Opal cards, or now making sure they are using the right contactless card. Opal has revolutionised public … Read More

Weewx Responsive Skin Update

Darryn Capes-DavisInnovation, Weather

After upgrading to Weewx 3.9.1, I have borrowed the graphing styles of the Seasons skin and brought them into the Responsive skin. Screenshot below (Click for larger Version). You can get the latest changes from GitHub. Pillow Issue NOTE: While developing these changes I noticed a pixel offset issue with graph axes labels. This led to the bottom x axis label … Read More

Appointed to Alive 90.5 FM Board

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Engineer, Innovation, Parramatta LGA, Radio

After a short stint of proving Information Technology assistance to community radio station Alive 90.5 FM I have now been appointed to its Board as a general member. One of my first tasks has been to support the creation of a new website based on the On Air 2 theme in Wordpress. I provided backend support that allowed the station … Read More

Excelling in Work Health and Safety

Darryn Capes-DavisEngineer, Innovation

Just over two years ago Children’s Medical Research Institute was awarded the Western Sydney Annual Business Excellence Award for Excellence in Work, Health & Safety. I am proud to lead the team that manages Operational safety at the institute and have been working for many years on transformative programs to make WHS be part of the everyday culture. Some highlights … Read More

Weewx Weather Software Responsive Skin

Darryn Capes-DavisCoding, Weather

Carlingford Weather - Desktop

The Carlingford Weather Website, http://carlingfordweather.sydney, uses the Weewx Linux based weather software. Weewx allows for skins to customise the generated website. I have written a Responsive Skin for Weewx, along with some specific Australian weather and forecast extensions. The Skin The feature image shows a screenshot of how the responsive skin looks on a regular desktop computer. A mobile phone … Read More

Carlingford Weather Webcam

Darryn Capes-DavisWeather

http://carlingfordweather.sydney now has a Live weather webcam. The webcam is a AXIS M3027-PVE Fixed Dome Network Camera. It points to a westerly direction to capture the prevailing direction of the weather. The webcam image is downloaded every minute. Every 5 minutes an hourly time lapse is made, which is archived on the hour. At 9am, midday, 3pm, 6pm and 9pm … Read More

24GHz Rain Sensing now Live

Darryn Capes-DavisWeather

The latest addition to http://carlingforweather.sydney has now gone live. Rain is now measured by a 24GHz local Doppler radar. The device being used is a Lufft RS2-UMB. With the device having no moving parts, measuring of rain is now maintenance free. The 24GHz technology measures the number, size and velocity of the rain drops to accurate measure the rain fall … Read More

Trello Printer

Darryn Capes-DavisCoding

Trello is one of my favourite productivity tools. It is so easy to bring together various tasks and checklists on a project and drive collaboration and successful project outcomes. However, sometimes project meetings are best not had with everyone staring at a screen while someone types updates. While the Millennials will likely do their own updates on Trello, other generations still … Read More