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Title: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on November 11, 2016, 09:29:25 am
I'll be traveling for the next week, so I might not be able to run daily site updates.  I'll run them when time and network connectivity permit, but don't be alarmed if we go 3 or 4 days in between.  I should be able to acknowledge emailed list file updates daily, at least.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on November 18, 2016, 07:56:50 pm
Connectivity was better than expected, but I still had a couple days without being able to launch an update.  One is running now with all of the highway data and list update files received over the last few days.  Should be back on a schedule of an update at least once a day now.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on December 25, 2016, 09:37:13 pm
I expect to be traveling much of the next two weeks.  I will process list file submissions and run site updates when I can but don't be surprised if it's a few days or even a week between updates, especially the first week of the new year.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on December 27, 2016, 12:05:11 pm
Some pretty impressive technology let me run last night's site update while traveling at 70 MPH in my car's passenger seat on I-95 in Virginia.  An ssh connection to my FreeBSD server at home was all that needed the mobile data connection.  The big file transfer parts were only done using my home network connection.  I know we all pretty much expect to be able to do anything from anywhere but I still find it amazing that I could do what I did and without spending any money beyond a standard data plan, of which I needed to use very little.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: froggie on December 29, 2016, 11:07:22 pm
That's believable.  I downloaded data, created a GIS map, and uploaded it/posted about it all while on I-91 Christmas night...
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on December 31, 2016, 01:25:12 pm
I've been able to run site updates more regularly than expected on the first part of my trip.  The last update of 2016 is underway now.  I should be able to get one launched tomorrow morning or early afternoon if there are any highway data or list file updates between now and then.  Hard to say after that.

2016 has been quite a year for the project, and I'm looking forward to what we can accomplish for 2017!
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on January 14, 2017, 03:50:33 pm
Busy couple days here, but I hope to launch a site update tonight.  If not, I'll get one done tomorrow.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on January 15, 2017, 03:21:43 pm
Busy couple days here, but I hope to launch a site update tonight.  If not, I'll get one done tomorrow.

Site update in progress now, and I hope to be back on a daily update schedule for the forseeable future.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on March 06, 2017, 10:30:10 pm
I'm traveling for a week starting tomorrow (Tuesday).  Frequency of site updates after tonight's (which just crashed with a data error...hope to get it through) will depend on the availability of reliable network and time to run them.  I doubt I'll be able to run them daily, but hopefully I'll get at least one or two in while I'm away.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on March 07, 2017, 07:26:32 pm
A site update is running now from an airplane because technology lets me do so.  We'll see if it completes successfully.  Landing soon, so I can't babysit it.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on March 08, 2017, 12:09:47 am
A site update is running now from an airplane because technology lets me do so.  We'll see if it completes successfully.  Landing soon, so I can't babysit it.

Didn't work, but my fault, not the technology.  Trying again now, from a normal hotel network connection.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on March 12, 2017, 08:04:18 pm
Currently in progress site update launched from altitude 38,000 feet over Montana.  Again, because I can.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: michih on March 13, 2017, 04:03:24 pm
Again, because I can.

Yes, you made no fault this time ;)

However, thanks for doing it :)
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on March 16, 2017, 10:38:04 pm
Tonight's just-completed site update might be the last before Sunday night.  Off to Lake Placid for some hockey playoffs and a ski day at Whiteface.  If any changes come in before noon Friday, there's a chance I'll be able to run one more before I leave.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on March 19, 2017, 10:42:51 pm
Tonight's just-completed site update might be the last before Sunday night.  Off to Lake Placid for some hockey playoffs and a ski day at Whiteface.  If any changes come in before noon Friday, there's a chance I'll be able to run one more before I leave.

Back in business tonight.  A site update just completed with far more highway data and list file updates than usual in a single update.  Great job everyone: there was only one very minor typo I had to fix.  I hope to be back on a daily update schedule for the foreseeable future.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on June 22, 2017, 09:41:42 am
I'll be traveling for a little over 2 weeks starting today.  For most of the trip, this won't stop me from running a site update each day but don't be surprised if I miss a day or two.

While it should be a nice trip (visiting lots of people), opportunities to add TM mileage will be limited on this one.  But I'm sure I'll sneak a bit in here and there.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on June 26, 2017, 07:29:57 pm
Car trouble (now resolved) delayed our arrival at our first multi-night destination of Jupiter, Florida, so there will be no site update today, Monday 6/26.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on June 29, 2017, 09:38:00 pm
Site update is running for tonight now, but since there were only a few small changes to highway data, I'm not regenerating graphs.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on July 08, 2017, 07:53:03 am
No site update today.  Should be able to run one on Sunday and be back on a regular update schedule.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on August 13, 2017, 09:31:07 pm
I'm leaving Monday morning for a 10 day trip centered around what I hope will be a good eclipse viewing spot in Nebraska.  I'll run site updates when I can, but they might not happen every day.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: bejacob on August 14, 2017, 10:17:27 am
I'm leaving Monday morning for a 10 day trip centered around what I hope will be a good eclipse viewing spot in Nebraska.  I'll run site updates when I can, but they might not happen every day.

I'm off to Nebraska for the eclipse as well, but not until Friday. I don't know how much new mileage I'll pick up, but I will be visiting some counties I've need seen before. Got my maps of roads I've never driven ready to go as I inch closer to 100,000 miles in active systems.  :) Might make it this year, though not this trip.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on August 19, 2017, 12:37:41 am
No update tonight.  No highway data updates and only a couple list files, plus the hotel network here in Marshall, Missouri, probably isn't up to it.  And it's late.  I'll have one from Papillion, Nebraska, tomorrow.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on November 03, 2017, 08:07:11 am
I'll be traveling for the next several days.  I'll run site updates when I can, but I will probably miss a day or two.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on February 20, 2018, 11:10:04 pm
I'll be at traveling to and from and will attending a conference the rest of this week, so I am unsure how consistently I'll be able to run site updates through Saturday.

For those interested in the educational aspect of TM, my talk "Map-based Algorithm Visualization with METAL Highway Data" will be Friday afternoon.  https://sigcse2018.sigcse.org/agenda.html has the full schedule.  My talk slides are at http://courses.teresco.org/metal/sigcse2018/talk.pdf

Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on March 15, 2018, 10:22:32 pm
Next site update likely will not occur until Sunday evening, 3/18.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on April 18, 2018, 11:07:05 pm
I'm going to be on the road and at a conference the next few days.  I'll run site updates if I can, but the next one (after tonight's completes) might not happen until Saturday evening.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on July 24, 2018, 10:37:36 pm
I'll be traveling for the next week.  I expect to be able to run a site update most if not all days, but no guarantees.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on August 13, 2018, 07:38:07 pm
Traveling again starting tomorrow, and gone for a little more than a week.  I should still be able to run an update almost every night, but don't be shocked if I miss one or two, or they happen at unusual times.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on August 15, 2018, 02:36:32 pm
Lots of highway data and user list updates came in since last night's site update, so I'm running an extra one now as I'm riding down through east central North Carolina on I-95 (Pedro's billboards say hello), as a passenger at the moment, of course.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: froggie on August 15, 2018, 02:42:01 pm
I've done that before...last Christmas, I did a freezing rain forecast map in the back seat of my in-law's car on the way back home.
Title: Re: Less frequent site updates for the next week
Post by: Jim on October 10, 2018, 09:46:26 pm
Heading out to New Mexico to present the latest paper about METAL, TM's academic side project.  I expect to run site updates regularly anyway from hotels each evening, but don't be shocked if I miss a day or two between now and Tuesday.