This site features automatic refresh of pages during a session. A session
runs from when you first access the site, until 480 minutes later.
During a session, the fact that you are connected to the site is recorded
by writing a session cookie to your computer. A cookie is simply a
small text file (not some sinister spying device). The server then asks your
computer to send this cookie each time it requests a page.
It is very important that if you bookmark this site, that
you do so when the address bar says
That is because the cookies are stored with the domain name,
daytradingforecasts.com as part of the file name. If you happened
to bookmark the site when it was first being developed, you may have
it bookmarked with the numeric Internet address 126.96.36.199,
and not daytradingforecasts.com. Technically, it should not matter,
but the session cookie is stored on your computer when you access the
first blue page, and the kids at Microsoft screwed up how IE
stores the cookie if the numeric address is used. So be sure you
have the site bookmarked as http://daytradingforecasts.com. You
should never see the 188.8.131.52 in your browser address bar.
That session cookie allows the server to keep other information about your
session, such as the fact that you are logged in as an authorized user.
This is used to privide security on the Members Only pages on the site.
This applies to all chart pages except the Chaos Clinic page on Fridays.
Each time your browser accesses one of these pages, it is told to
reload the page after 120 seconds. This is how the charts are automatically
refreshed. The server issues instructions to your browser telling it that
the chart page expires as soon as it is read, and not to save the chart.
This forces the browser to load a fresh, correct, updated copy of the chart each time.
On occasion, one of these refreshes will fail. This is usually a network
problem and not a problem with the server or your browser. If you get
a "page not found error", you should be able to simply hit your refresh
button and reload the page.
If this happens frequently, it may be because your network connection
is overloaded. This can happen if you are collecting a lot of data
over your network connection while accessing this site. One thing that may help is to
make sure your Domain Name Server settings are set for fast lookup
of daytradingforecasts.com. Every time your browser accesses a page
with a "domain name", like daytrading forecasts.com, it needs to
translate that into an Internet address. This is like looking up
someone's phone number. If this lookup fails, or is too slow, your
page access may fail, even though the page is ready and waiting on the
server. These lookups are done by your browser, which accesses a
list of DNS Servers (phone books) when it requests a page.
And remember those little session cookies? Guess what?
They only work if the DNS service works right.
One way to minimize these DNS failures is to put the address of our site's
"home" DNS Server in the list of DNS Servers used by your browser.
This can be done with the following procedure.
Follow the path (Windows 98 and NT, 2000 varies a bit*** )
Start->Settings->Control Panel->Network->Protocols (Win98 uses Configuration)
->TCP/IP Protcol (may vary a bit-like TCP/IP Ethernet XXX Adapter)
This gets you the dialog box which shows your DNS server list.
DNS should be enabled, and you may have 2 DNS servers set up,
usually by your Internet Service Provider. You can have up to 3,
so you can
The servers are searched in the order they are in the list.
Start with ours as the third option, but you may want to move
it up in the search order.
If your DNS servers are set to Obtain DNS Server automatically,
you need to turn that off and select Use the following DNS servers.
Your Internet service provider should have given you a list of these.
If needed, call them. In a pinch, use 184.108.40.206, a Qwest DNS server in Denver,
until you get the proper addresses.
Close the dialog box, and
reboot your computer. After that, open your browser, delete any
past bookmarks to this site. Type http://daytradingforecasts.com in the
browser address bar, and access the home page of this site. Then
bookmark the site again.
*** For Windows 2000, the path is much longer
Start->Settings-ControlPanel->Network & Dialup Connections (double click) ->
left click on your connection name(like DSL)->right click to get menu->
Properies->Internet Protocol(TCP/IP)Left click to highlight)
left click on Properties button->Under General tab can set 2 DNS servers.
If your want to do more than 2 DNS servers,