[amsat-bb] Re: rss feed
juicewvu at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 05:00:03 PDT 2009
Maybe I'm just a little slow because I haven't had any caffeine on
this post holiday monday morning, but I don't seem to see your
scraping script linked to anywhere. If you shoot me a link or attach
the source I'll take a look. Predict.DB is a file that the predict
software uses to display some additional information about the
satellite you are tracking (its uplink/downlink/mode etc). There is a
sample one provided with predict if you grab the predict source.
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On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 9:42 PM, Joseph Armbruster
<josepharmbruster at gmail.com> wrote:
> Cool. Let's see what type of feedback we get on this.
> I'm not familiar with the predict.db file. Where does it originate and what
> system uses it? Send me a sample copy and I should be able to hack this
> together reasonably quickly, once the RSS tags are well defined.
> For the time being, you're welcome to browse through my scraping script.
> This is what I wrote to pull the status data off the amsat website and push
> it out to a txt file. It's fairly rough code but it works :-)
> Joseph Armbruster
> Josh Smith wrote:
>> I think this is an excellent idea. Perhaps something to generate an
>> ical file for sat modes on the birds that change modes often (think
>> AO-51). I would also be interested in helping with the development of
>> this system.
>> I would be very interested in a script that consumed this RSS feed and
>> updated the predict.db file. Maybe even a patch to predict that made
>> this a built in feature?
>> Josh Smith
>> email/jabber: juicewvu at gmail.com
>> phone: 304.237.9369(c)
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>> On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 5:04 PM, Kent Frazier <k5knt.kent at gmail.com>
>>> I would love to see a RSS feed.
>>> 73, Kent K5KNT
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