[aprssig] User created findU pages

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Thu May 5 22:28:40 EDT 2005

On May 5, 2005, at 10:12 PM, Mark Cheavens wrote:

> I'd like to see heading and a time of last packet (that could be  
> +/- GMT so that you could display local time or "minutes" ago.  
> (packet age).

Just in case I wasn't clear, this is not a released cgi. It is not  
meant to be useful, it is just a proof of concept. If fully  
implemented by me or someone else, the user would basically have  
access to almost all of the pieces of data findU can display  
textually on its various pages. There would need, for example, to be  
separate speed variables for speed in MPH, KPH, and knots.

This is really quite simple, what you see here I banged out in 15  
minutes, and extending it for each variable is pretty simple, it is  
only in the number of variables that there is problems in  
implementing this. To be honest, the biggest argument I have against  
implementing this myself is the amount of support it will require.  
People are going to need a lot of help to use this, and it is going  
to include a lot of remedial HTML lessons, and I just don't have time  
to provide this sort of support.

If a user out there really wants this feature, and no other  
programmer steps forward to do it, an offer to provide all the  
support for this feature would go a long way towards convincing me to  
implement it.

Steve K4HG

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