Happy days! We are finally moving out of our rental house, meaning that we can at last part ways with Optus as an internet service provider.* So, with a new IP address, urbanstreams.net can finally drag itself out of a dark, unvisited corner of the internet, with a proper URL. I have also taken the opportunity to move my shiny tools to a proxy to give them cleaner addresses.
Just in case you are interested they are:
- The macroinvertebrate assemblage prediction tool for the Melbourne region at urbanstreams.net/tools/bugmodels/
- The environmental benefit calculator for assessing the effectiveness of urban stormwater management at the property scale at urbanstreams.net/tools/EBcalc/
- The runoff calculator for calculating the volume of excess runoff generated by impervious surfaces across the Melbourne region at urbanstreams.net/tools/melbrunoff/
*For those who came in late, Optus block port 80, so I have been unable to run urbanstreams.net without adding a messy :83 after the address to get around their intransigence. After being passed through 5 levels of technical staff at their call centre, I finally got to talk to a technician who had any idea what I was talking about. I was told that if I wanted to run a website I must be a business, so would need to pay for a business plan to have access to port 80, and business plans were not available on their cable network (which was the only reason I chose to give them a go). Anyway, it is now a delight to be free of them – they would easily win my vote for the most useless ISP I have ever had to deal with.