Some frequently asked questions about Davin...
Please see our infrastructure page.
All data comes from http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca. Historical data has been collected over time from Environment Canada and archived in a mysql database.
The web server we are using is Apache, with mod_perl extensions. Every time someone accesses a web pages with a .phtml extension, a log entry is written to the database (mysql) and a hit counter updated. The hit counter stores the number of hits today, the number of hits total and the date of the last hit. If the last hit was not today, the daily counter gets reset to 1.
The behaviour is similar to what was found in the no longer supported PHP/2.0 scripting language.
The Davin site was set up to provide
No real reason for the name "Davin". We just kept playing around with the letters in "Darwin" until we came up with something different.
In order to post to the newsgroups at http://news.davintech.ca, you need to talk to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) about posting to newsgroups. Davin provides read-only access to selected newsgroups of regional interest.
Certainly, we'd be happy to send you a feed of can.*, ont,* qc.*, and ott.*.