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Monday, April 14, 2008

Weather Station Crash

I was checking the backlinks to my website when I noticed this link.

I ran the software successfully for a month but within days of going on holiday the weather station software would inexplicably randomly crash every couple of hours but the next day it seemed to sort itself. This was short lived as within 12 hours of leaving to start my holiday it crashed and remained so until I returned. On my return I tried a number of things to improve the reliability including daily re-boots of the computer but it did not stop the intermittent crashes. I searched the internet and found a program called Watchdog - O - Matic from Kwakkelflap. This program monitors running programs looking for problems. I tried the trial version and found it successfully restarted the program after a crash. I purchased the full version and have been very pleased [with] it. I could now run my weather station reliably 24 hours a day.

I think it's a great example of someone using Watchdog - O - Matic.