Rename File Based on Date and Time

The weather stations in Alaska are going to be uploading their data with a static filename based on the station identification number.  Since the filename is always the same, if the satelite link back to UC is down, the files will start to get overwritten, and data will be lost.  So we needed a way to rename the files to a unique name.  We found this great little article and batch file on the PC Magazines website:,2817,1386947,00.asp

It was actually for renaming picture files from cameras, but will work for our purposes.  Nice and simple one line batch file.

Servers shipped to Barrow, Alaska

We shipped the two servers from Cincinnati, Ohio to Barrow, Alaska on Friday.  They were sent ground, and it cost about $750 for the shipment, in case you were wondering.  The shipment consisted of two 75 pound boxes.  They are scheduled to arrive this Wednesday, which is faster than some shipments that I have sent to California.  Even though they were sent “ground”, I bet they actually wind up being transported by plane for most of the trip.