most is done -- there are many task accomplished, but uncertainty looms, as the dropbox may be phased out. in any event, the process is broken down in several steps.
1) Accumulate data
a script "nearRTall.pl" visits the dropbox files and rips the data into files, accumulating data if necessary.
todo -- it would be good to do some padding with nulls for gaps.
the output file is a comma delimited, with one header line and the date in specific format.
2) Automate harvest and display
the call to the script above now runs under cron. we may need to move data to www/ file, or move dir altogether to my homedir (nah).
3) expand to all data available (nearRT2.htm)
like i said, this is done for the most part.