Category Archives: Site News

09 August 2017: ClaryCam2 Back In Service

ClaryCam2 is back in service! David Hodsdon has replaced the dead camera with a new one of the same make and model and we got it hooked up and connecting this afternoon. From the looks of it I’d say he … Continue reading

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29 December 2016: Happy New Year and End of Year Test Post

Because I can’t leave well enough alone and I needed something to post about. I’m testing some new software to automatically submit new website posts to Facebook. The current system I’ve been using usually (but not always) posts to Facebook … Continue reading

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10 November 2016: Yet Another Miscellaneous Site Update

Some of you may have noticed the “I’m not a robot” check box like you see below when you go to login to the site, leave a comment, or use one of our contact forms. The purpose of this is … Continue reading

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17 October 2016: New Caching Engine installed, Misc. Site Changes

Back on October 12th I posted Yet Another Site Update Notice about how I planned to go in search of a new caching engine. Well, I found one and over the past week I have been getting it setup and tested, a process … Continue reading

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13 October 2016: Looking For Volunteers

I’m looking for volunteers to help with testing our email and digital newsletter distribution system. Recent events have made it painfully clear that we need to make some improvements if we’re going to be able to reliably email our Membership. … Continue reading

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12 October 2016: Yet Another Site Update Notice

For something over year now we’ve been using a page/file caching system on this site to speed up page delivery. It’s been working flawlessly and I’ve been quite happy with it. The caching engine is part of a multi-feature site security package … Continue reading

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07 October 2016: Remote Access to All 3 ClaryCams Finally Working

Real-time remote access to all 3 Clary webcams is finally working. My tendency is to explain in excruciating detail WHY it wasn’t working and WHAT I had to do to get it working. Instead I’ll just say there was a port … Continue reading

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Test Posting Complete with Picture [UPDATE]

[UPDATE]: After pondering the problem I wrote about last night while I slept, I got up this morning and killed/reestablished the backend connection to WordPress.com and lo and behold, both notification emails and automagic posting to Facebook is working again. It’s not … Continue reading

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05 October 2016: A Few Site Issues To Be Aware Of

For some reason a few back end services on this website have stopped working, and I have no idea what the problem is. First the emails that get sent out to people who’ve subscribed to CLA News updates via email … Continue reading

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01 October 2016: Site Map Added to Website

I’ve added a clickable Site Map listing all the pages on the website in alphabetical order. You’ll find it in two places, first under the Home main menu heading and as a text link on the right sidebar right under … Continue reading

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24 September 2016: Clary_Cam2 BACK in Service

ClaryCam2 is back up and running again and due to a fortuitous (or not) set of circumstances we’ve expanded our coverage of Clary Lake by adding a third cam designated Clary_Cam3 (picture at left). This new cam is located right next … Continue reading

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19 September 2016: Site Notice

Off and on for the past 24 hours or so one of the web sites on our web server was under a socalled “Brute Force Amplification Attack” by someone with an IP address originating from inside Russia. While only one site hosted … Continue reading

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18 September 2016: NIDIS Drought Meter Now Online

I don’t need to tell anybody that we need rain. For some time now we’ve been experiencing SEVERE drought conditions around Clary Lake and SEVERE to EXTREME drought conditions in and around New England, depending on locale. I found this neat CGI … Continue reading

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14 September 2016: ClaryCam2 Out of Service

During that thunderstorm we had last Sunday, David Hodsdon’s webcam got juiced by lightning shortly after the webcam picture at left was uploaded to the website. The power adapter fried and needs to be replaced. Hopefully that’s all that happened and the … Continue reading

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07 September 2016: Miscellaneous Site Updates

I was using my Nexus 7 tablet earlier today to poke around this website and was shocked and amazed to see how difficult the menu system was to navigate using a touch screen on a tablet or phone. The problem was that … Continue reading

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07 September 2016: Making Progress Toward Our Membership Goal

We are very close to reaching this year’s Membership goal of 100 members. Currently at 89, many of this year’s members are new members to the Association: they have either never been members before, or they have not been members … Continue reading

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21 June 2016: Instagram Feeds and Other New Features Added To CLA Website

Observant visitors to our website will have noticed some changes and additions to the Association website. First, in an effort to stay relevant in a rapidly evolving online world of social media, we’ve added some Instagram feeds. You’ll notice on … Continue reading

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11 June 2016: Spring/Summer 2016 Newsletter Posted On Line

I’ve posted the Spring/Summer 2016 CLA Newsletter here on the site. Feel free to download it and share it with your friends and neighbors. Spring/Summer 2016 Newsletter A couple of days after we mailed these out 8-10 of them were returned … Continue reading

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A Quick Reminder: Signup for Post Notices

A quick reminder to those of you who don’t want to miss anything new on the Clary Lake Association website but can’t seem to find your way here on a regular basis, you can signup to receive email notifications of … Continue reading

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10 February 2016: ClaryCam1 Out of Order

ClaryCam1 stopped working yesterday morning. It remained online but was uploading it’s pictures to a non-existent directory… I rebooted it yesterday afternoon but it did not come back to life and is now unresponsive. This afternoon I’ll bring the camera inside, plug a … Continue reading

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