My new website to help search/download notices

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    My new website to help search/download notices

    Hi all,

    Please allow me to present, the very useful (and completely free, forever)... www.NoticeMate.co.uk

    What does it do?

    • Search/filter all current M-notices
    • Download a zip of all notices
    • Download a pdf index of all notices with links to gov.uk
    • Whatever you want! Reply below with requests.


    Why make it?
    I was recently given the task of downloading a full set of notices to my ship. I dread to think how long this would have taken manually (over VSAT)!
    Instead I wrote a script that checks the Gov.Uk website, then creates a zip containing all MSNs, MGNs and MINs. Then I thought it might be useful to others, so I uploaded it. The index is automatically updated every night.

    Is it free?
    Yes. Websites like this are cheap to run. If the website becomes popular then I may consider contacting potential advertisers to cover costs.

    Future plans
    I'd like to add a news feed (RSS) that updates when notices are added or removed. I'm happy to take requests.

  2. The following 8 users say Thank You to pturner1989 for this useful post:

    C@S (17th August 2015),GeorgeG (24th November 2015),HarmlessWeasel (16th August 2015),Inland Pirate (15th August 2015),old woman of the sea (30th August 2015),Rtaylor (19th September 2015),size4riggerboots (30th August 2015),YoungMariner (24th November 2015)

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    I think I love you.

    This trip I spent about 4 days creating a full index of M-Notices for the ship, and hyperlinking them all to the pdf files, my next plan was to download all the ones we don't currently have as pdf to make the paper volumes completely obsolete. I was not looking forward to it but I do like to do a full job when I start something, you have made my day!!

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    There's a company we use called regs ships. They send you a cd once a month. You need to talk your companies into not being so cheap ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis View Post
    There's a company we use called regs ships. They send you a cd once a month. You need to talk your companies into not being so cheap ;-)
    They're now part of ChartCo but I think the product is still called Regs4Ship

    Most ships probably have it - they just don't realise what the disk is.

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    Nice, well done! Think you're IT skills might be wasted at sea!

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    Is this still working?

    I tried to access it today and got a 403 Error
    Screen Shot 2017-02-02 at 18.40.01.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarmlessWeasel View Post
    Is this still working?

    I tried to access it today and got a 403 Error
    Screen Shot 2017-02-02 at 18.40.01.jpg
    I just tried it and got the same message - looks like it is broke - who let Guinnessman near it? No doubt he just hit it with a bloody shifter.......

    Ian
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatchorder View Post
    I just tried it and got the same message - looks like it is broke - who let Guinnessman near it? No doubt he just hit it with a bloody shifter.......

    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatchorder View Post
    I just tried it and got the same message - looks like it is broke - who let Guinnessman near it? No doubt he just hit it with a bloody shifter.......

    Ian
    Was'nae me! I've been rather busy....
    I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

    All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

 

 

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