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Inside the LW301

Yesterday I wrote about my hunt with the Wireshark to discover the secrets of the Oregon Scientific LW301 weather station. I got somehow stuck by  the behavior of this little bugger. Chatting UDP and...

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Typhoons – still lucky Philippines

Typhoon season 2014 started in April with Tropical Storm PEIPAH / Domeng. Since then already 17 cyclones crossed over the waters of the northwestern Pacific.  Only 2 Typhoons and 5 Tropical Depressions (TD) or Tropical Storms (TS) crossed the...

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Shark hunt on LW301

Shark hunt? As a passionate diver, shark hunt is an absolute “no-go” for me. But as a networker I love to go hunting with a shark – with the Wireshark. Wireshark is one of the...

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Typhoon Phanfone now Category 4

Typhoon Phanfone:  Short weather update Typhoon Phanfone is now of Category 4. It is still moving northwest but will not touch the Philippine islands. Wind speed is now over 70 m/s (135 kt). Typhoon Phanfone is...

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Typhoon Phanfone enhances Habagat

Typhoon Phanfone is developing and still moves west-northwest at 24 km/h. This typhoon may enter PAR (Philippine Area of Responsibilty) at its north-eastern corner. The typhoon will not hit the Philippine islands. The animated...

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Flying pig

Flying pig in Dumaguete. I just got this picture from Ronald. As weather is fine and no other problems disturb my quiet day, I post this picture. Always happy landing …  😆

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Earthquake swarm hit North Cotabato

An Earthquake swarm hit North Cotabato yesterday and this morning. Up to now 21 earthquakes of magnitudes between 2.4 and 5.2 hit the region south-west of Kidapawan City in southern Mindanao. Map from our Earthquake...

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Mayon Volcano is highly active

Mayon Volcano is highly active. This morning’s report from PHIVOLCS indicates a steady increase of activity. Mayon Volcano’s alert status is on Level 3. Mayon Volcano (extreme right) seen early in the morning from Naga City Mayon Volcano’s...