Sunday, May 31, 2009


No diving yet, too busy around the house but... I have some of those miflex hoses installed and I'm anxious to give them a try!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Updates to the site

I have changed the St Lawrence water temperature from a pop up to a page that provides more information. The water temperature now comes from two water buoys and a map to indicate where they are, approximately, located. Weather from several locations along the St Lawrence is shown as well as the view from a web cam in Brockville that actually points at the river.
The home page has a ClustrMap, which is supposed to show where my visitors are coming from.


Monday, December 10, 2007

Do it yourself section

I have posted a do it yourself section on the web site. My first project was something I always wanted to build since I read somewhere that some coral fluoresces under ultra violet light. Pretty simple project, finally started when I came across a UV LED in a pen in the dollar store.

Bad year for my diving

I just spent too many weekends working around the house trying to get some landscaping completed. I probably only had 4 dives this year! Pitiful. "Next year" is the battle cry now. I want to try and get some equipment and processes for my UW Video finalized before the 2008 season. Procrastination is too easy.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Water temperature error

Seems that the water temperature buoy has suffered a failure. They note that it will be repaired when they get around to it. I cannot find another one (yet) that has water temperature, so I guess we will just have to dip a toe....


Thursday, March 09, 2006

Website revamp

Well the new site format is coming along well. It has taken a lot longer than I expected. Every time I figured out how to do something or add some feature, I would think of another one to add after that. The original purpose of the site was to become familiar with some basic page design using CSS. The more I learned about it the more impressed I was, but I started to see where different browsers suport the spec in different ways sometimes and it caused me a bit of grief. Still lots more to do, and I have to make sure the site supports different resolution settings. I applied for a Google maps API and will have the map on the page of each wreck I cover. I found some Javascript to rotate images and learned a bit of javascript to open up a site that shows the current water temperature in the St Lawrence. I want to put some google earth code so people can "fly" to the site. I hope visitors enjoy the site and get something useful from the information. Should have some new stuff posted up in the next 2 weeks. It never ends.....thank goodness!!

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Great Day at the Rothesay

Excellent weather made this a great day to dive. Wetsuit, 5 mil, was
fine but starting to feel cool at 40 minutes. Water temperature was 11
C. There was lots of green algae floating in the water which may make
the video look like flying through green clouds. The water visibility
was a bit on the low side. This may have been a product of the dozens of
divers at a time visiting the wreck. The wreck itself seems a bit the
worse for wear. Maybe it had a bad winter.
The video camera attached to the DPV seemed to work well, I had to make
a few buoyancy adjustments after the dive which should make it easier
next time.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Oh Well...

I'm disappointed that other duties prevent us from diving this weekend,
but I'm hoping to get a chance to finalize the buoyancy testing on the
DPV-Video setup and have it ready for testing next weekend.

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