By 1996 a camera was attached to give a sky view, and was updated every hour. The camera was a regular video camcorder.
In 1997, a Davis weather station (still in use) was installed, and scripts were written to parse the downloaded weather every hour, and build a web page. The camera image updated every minute and was set to archive every day at 2 pm. The server was still a 486.
Over the years there have been a few changes to the scripts and hardware. The server eventually got upgraded to a Pentium, and finally a more modern processor around 2012. It's still running the current version of Apache and FreeBSD. The camera is still a video camcorder, although it has been replaced twice now. The video capture software is Webcam32. The look of the website hasn't changed since the 1990's.
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