Well, it’s been an awfully long time since I made a post, but in order to help those wandering Bukkit users that make their way here via Google looking for my Bukkit plugins (as Bukkit have removed links to my plugins from their forums because I refuse to change the way I run my website) I thought it might be time for a new post
Bukkit – Wonderful system for adding plugins to the Minecraft server, great community, a bit heavy handed on the moderation.
If you are after my plugins including:
You will find them here: http://bukkit.fremnet.net/
But be warned, I give you the difficult^ choice of two download links to click on.
One gives me pennies for every click via the adf.ly service (just think of it as a way to contribute for free) while the other gives you a perfectly add free link to paste into wget or download directly
^ Bukkit moderator mbaxter thinks you are incapable of making an informed decision so has chosen to make your life less confusing by removing this one choice from the bukkit forums.
It seems policy there is any link that contains a link that contains a link to a page that has a link to adf.ly supported downloads is “direct(ing) users through adfly”. So here I make it clear, I direct you to chose to download through either an adf.ly supported link or a direct link.
Hell I even give you the option of donating real money through paypal
Sorry for the recent downtime, my 74 gig raptor drive died and while I have pretty recent backups I’ve had to recover some stuff through the use of google cache so forgive the out of order posts and missing bits (if I missed any)
I still have to go through all the sub-domains and other sites I host to make sure everything functions (especially chumby things)
It’s late now, so this isn’t a long post, I have so many more things to sort out (this is more than a webserver)
Sorry it’s taken so long to update you all on my solar install.
The installers came back out and replaced my indoor in box inverter with an outdoor model and wired it up with two inputs.
Sexy isn’t it?
While they were here they found a faulty connector on the roof, which was killing one string from my array, and fixed it.
The install isn’t as tidy as I would have liked, but it works now.
I’ve created and released my first cpan module Device::Inverter::Aurora and stopped using the C program (not that there was anything wrong with the C program, this just suits my application better)
Since the new meter was installed at the beginning of October I have exported 547kWH to the grid and imported only 167 at night (approx 10.13kw/day export)
The array is working well, not perfectly – it could really use some tilt – but since it’s been fixed we’ve had fairly bleh weather so I really haven’t been able to see what it’s peak is yet.
Stopped by Bunnings on the way home tonight and picked up a bunch of miscellaneous venting hardware
Take the aluminum fly screen, cut it and fit to the back of each of the 5 louvre vents.
Fit two of those louvre vents to the top of the left hand side of the box
Fit the other two in the middle on the right hand side of the box
Fit the last one to the bottom of the door.
Place fly screen between the other vents, and place them in the floor of the meter box.
That should about fix my airflow I hope :D
As with all new things, I guess glitches are to be expected…
A week after my install was completed here’s a list of glitches.
The inverter has a fan fail fault – so is going to be replaced
The two strings are connected in parallel to one input on the inverter (see next one)
The two inputs on the inverter haven’t been paralleled for use as above meaning there is the potential for overload
The total output for my system on a bright sunny day is awfully low
The box is a touch on the small side
I can will fix the last one, I’m going to cut some vents to match the vents on the inverter and fit with mesh and down pointed slats to keep out the rain.
I expect the others to be fixed when they come and replace the inverter, will let you know how that goes.
It is producing the minimum I expected as an annual average – which is the amount I estimated and budgeted on – so that’s not bad, but it’s not performing as well as it should.
And now, a picture of the array on my roof