About "The Dead Cowz!"

- said in the voice of Bill from 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure'

People have asked about the Domain name, Deadcowz.com. When I was in high school my best friend created a fake band poking fun at "Screaming Broccoli", a local band at the time. He drew many comic style antics of "The Dead Cowz". For one of my birthdays he made me a huge poster of a "Dead Cowz" concert, and had a notepad printed out with some of his DeadCowz drawings. Years later when looking for a domain name, I stumbled upon DeadCowz being available. Thus I am now the proud owner of this eclectically named site. -Phil (AKA Sydney Tristan, Bass Player)


About This Station

The station is powered by a Davis Vue weather station. The data is collected every second and the software, Cumulus, updates the website, Weather Underground, and the NWS every 5 seconds. This site and its data is collected using Cumulus Software. The station is comprised of an anemometer, a rain gauge and a thermo-hydro sensor situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible about 25 feet off the ground


About Jericho

Jericho, Vermont is a small town on the Western slopes of the Green Mountain Range, part of the Appalachians of Eastern America.
The station is about .25 miles off Old Pump Road which crosses the Browns River, named after the first permanent settlers of Jericho. The station is on a field that overlooks the river which is all sand, due to the fact it used to be the river delta to Lake Champlain when the lakes coast was at this site.

About This Website

The software is running on a Server, Totoro, which is a Lenovo ThinkServer TS-140 with a 4th generation i3 (haswell) and 12 GB of Ram. The weather station sends the information to the Davis Console every second or so, which then is sent to the server, and captured by the Weather software Cumulus.
Then Cumulus parses the data and uploads to our host, 1and1, which is also the webserver, where the php template pages by Saratoga Weather parse out that data and display what you see.

The Cameras

The main camera with a view of the river is a Foscam FI9821W V2 which is connected wirelessly to the server. You also can connect to it directly for a live view.

The Timelapse (SkyCam) is a Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 that has the 'Hubble Fix' so it's not near-sighted and is taking an image from Sunrise to Sunset every 20 seconds using Blue Iris software. FFMpeg then combines the images into a movie 5 times a day. I then use Windows Scheduled Tasks to rename it, and then upload to the webserver

This site is a template design by CarterLake.org with PHP conversion by Saratoga-Weather.org.
Special thanks go to Kevin Reed at TNET Weather for his work on the original Carterlake templates, and his design for the common website PHP management.
Special thanks to Mike Challis of Long Beach WA for his wind-rose generator, Theme Switcher and CSS styling help with these templates.
Special thanks go to Ken True of Saratoga-Weather.org for the AJAX conditions display, dashboard and integration of the TNET Weather common PHP site design for this site.

Template is originally based on Designs by Haran.

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The Picture on standby webcam image is by John Churchman