Weeknotes 12

  • Palomar Mountain
  • Freddy and I decided to take some us time and drive up to Palomar Mountain over the weekend.

    We have not been up there for over a year and I was really looking forward to seeing the telescope again.
    We dropped off at the mountain meadow lake and for the first time ever, walked all the way around it. Only took around 20 minutes, but saw a ton of birds and butterflies.
    Hit up the observatory next, or at least wanted to, its closed up tighter than a drum. They have the big iron gates shut into the parking lot, so you cant even get close.
    Did a U-turn and cruised down the mount.
    Still a nice day. Car ran really well. It really is much quieter with the new tires.

  • Node-RED crashes
  • Still having issues with the screenshot node.
    It just hard crashes Node-RED, here is the log:

    6 Jun 14:21:39 - [red] Uncaught Exception:
    6 Jun 14:21:39 - TimeoutError: Navigation Timeout Exceeded: 45000ms exceeded
    at C:\Users\bmorc\.node-red\node_modules\puppeteer\lib\LifecycleWatcher.js:142:21
    -- ASYNC --
    at Frame. (C:\Users\bmorc\.node-red\node_modules\puppeteer\lib\helper.js:111:15)
    at Page.goto (C:\Users\bmorc\.node-red\node_modules\puppeteer\lib\Page.js:674:49)
    at Page. (C:\Users\bmorc\.node-red\node_modules\puppeteer\lib\helper.js:112:23)
    at C:\Users\bmorc\.node-red\node_modules\node-red-contrib-web-page-screenshot\screenshot.js:66:16
    at runMicrotasks ()
    at processTicksAndRejections (node:internal/process/task_queues:96:5)

    Not a lot to go on other than one of the websites I capture clearly has a lot going on and the node gives up at the 45 second mark.
    In desperation, I simply changed the time out from 45 seconds to 75 seconds.
    Node-RED has been up for a record 11 hours thus far…. But it feels like a kuge work around.
    I am thinking of reaching out to the guys and see if they have any thoughts…. they are very busy and hard to get hold of, so yeah, duno.

  • Helix antennas
  • Finally got my butt into gear and finished most of the satellite antennas.

    Just need to test each one and then try and find the guys that asked for them.
    The stainless steel was the biggest pain. I burnt up 3 drills building them. So much swarf and burrs. Major pain in the hands using a hand drill to do them, a small drill press would have made such a massive difference. Not 100% sure it was worth it.

  • Monitor upgrade
  • I finally have the battle station monitor layout about dialed.

    The breakthrough was getting the two vertical monitors on the right sorted.
    I love vertical screen space. Beats scrolling up and down all time, being able to see all the aircraft messages at a glance is a huge speed boost when I am tweaking Node-RED.
    If I can get Freddy’s old broken iPad working it will go on the far right next to the one that’s there since it will be a bit delicate and cant be moved, it will make a perfect dashboard display like the one that’s there now.