Re: just thought of a new gui port!

2012-11-28 Thread Waitman Gobble
On Nov 27, 2012 5:20 PM, Robert Bonomi bon...@mail.r-bonomi.com wrote:


  Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:10:50 -0800
  From: Gary Kline kl...@thought.org
  Subject: just thought of a new gui port!
 
 
2. I live so close to the airport weather station that im sure
that would tell me tons more stuff that I could pick up outside
the
house.  Iremember seeing the weather bureau for the entire US.
pretty sure there are global sites with similar data.

 www.wunderground.com  has more than you could want to know.

 Odds are good that somebody near you has a private weather station on
 line
 already.

 If not, lots of info about weather station equipment with computer
interface.




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It looks like Oregon Scientific has some cool weather station models with
USB connectivity, might work well with a FreeBSD system...

wunderground is definitely a great site however at least in my location the
temperature can be off as much as ten degrees, its almost like they are
reading from a station on top of the mountain, and I.m in the valley. Its
an issue of being on the coast I suppose, for example it could be 80
degrees inland but a ten mile drive and your down to 50 degrees.

Waitman Gobble
San Jose California
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weather info (was Re: just thought of a new gui port!)

2012-11-28 Thread Warren Block

On Wed, 28 Nov 2012, Waitman Gobble wrote:


It looks like Oregon Scientific has some cool weather station models with
USB connectivity, might work well with a FreeBSD system...

wunderground is definitely a great site however at least in my location the
temperature can be off as much as ten degrees, its almost like they are
reading from a station on top of the mountain, and I.m in the valley. Its
an issue of being on the coast I suppose, for example it could be 80
degrees inland but a ten mile drive and your down to 50 degrees.


Some of that may be due to the installation.  In the sun, on the 
sheltered side of a building, that sort of thing.


I found some code to use an Arduino as a USB wireless receiver for 
inexpensive temperature/humidity sensors like the Meade TS34C.  It 
requires some modification to a common wireless module.  So far, I have 
not got it working.


http://jeelabs.net/projects/cafe/wiki/Receiving_OOKASK_with_a_modified_RFM12B
http://forum.jeelabs.net/node/309
https://bitbucket.org/fuzzillogic/433mhzforarduino/src/7fadcc1199ad/RemoteSensor%20library/RemoteSensor/SensorReceiver.h

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(OT) Re: just thought of a new gui port!

2012-11-28 Thread Gary Aitken

 wunderground is definitely a great site however at least in my location the
 temperature can be off as much as ten degrees, its almost like they are
 reading from a station on top of the mountain, and I.m in the valley. Its
 an issue of being on the coast I suppose, for example it could be 80
 degrees inland but a ten mile drive and your down to 50 degrees.
 
 Waitman Gobble
 San Jose California

You might try tailoring the National Weather Service's model to interpolate to 
your exact location.  Modify the link below to contain your latitude 
(textField1)
and longitude (textField2).  Note that longitude is negative in the U.S.  You
can get lat and long via google maps or a gps.

Don't know how accurate it will be, but where I am it seems to take care of
the change due to mountains and elevation pretty well.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=San+Josestate=CAsite=MTRtextField1=37.3394textField2=-121.894e=0
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Re: just thought of a new gui port!

2012-11-28 Thread Robert Bonomi

 Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 07:26:25 -0800
 Subject: Re: just thought of a new gui port!
 From: Waitman Gobble gobble...@gmail.com

 On Nov 27, 2012 5:20 PM, Robert Bonomi bon...@mail.r-bonomi.com wrote:
 
 
   Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:10:50 -0800
   From: Gary Kline kl...@thought.org
   Subject: just thought of a new gui port!
  
  
 2. I live so close to the airport weather station that im sure
 that would tell me tons more stuff that I could pick up outside
 the
 house.  Iremember seeing the weather bureau for the entire US.
 pretty sure there are global sites with similar data.
 
  www.wunderground.com  has more than you could want to know.
 
  Odds are good that somebody near you has a private weather station on
  line
  already.
 
  If not, lots of info about weather station equipment with computer
 interface.
 

 wunderground is definitely a great site however at least in my location the
 temperature can be off as much as ten degrees, its almost like they are
 reading from a station on top of the mountain, and I.m in the valley. Its
 an issue of being on the coast I suppose, for example it could be 80
 degrees inland but a ten mile drive and your down to 50 degrees.

You mean none of the *19* wunderground stations listed as being in San Jose
proper, or the =40+= in the metro area, are 'accurate' for your location?
http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=San+Jose+California#stations


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Re: just thought of a new gui port!

2012-11-28 Thread Waitman Gobble
On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 1:01 PM, Robert Bonomi bon...@mail.r-bonomi.com wrote:

 Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 07:26:25 -0800
 Subject: Re: just thought of a new gui port!
 From: Waitman Gobble gobble...@gmail.com

 On Nov 27, 2012 5:20 PM, Robert Bonomi bon...@mail.r-bonomi.com wrote:
 
 
   Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:10:50 -0800
   From: Gary Kline kl...@thought.org
   Subject: just thought of a new gui port!
  
  
 2. I live so close to the airport weather station that im sure
 that would tell me tons more stuff that I could pick up outside
 the
 house.  Iremember seeing the weather bureau for the entire US.
 pretty sure there are global sites with similar data.
 
  www.wunderground.com  has more than you could want to know.
 
  Odds are good that somebody near you has a private weather station on
  line
  already.
 
  If not, lots of info about weather station equipment with computer
 interface.
 

 wunderground is definitely a great site however at least in my location the
 temperature can be off as much as ten degrees, its almost like they are
 reading from a station on top of the mountain, and I.m in the valley. Its
 an issue of being on the coast I suppose, for example it could be 80
 degrees inland but a ten mile drive and your down to 50 degrees.

 You mean none of the *19* wunderground stations listed as being in San Jose
 proper, or the =40+= in the metro area, are 'accurate' for your location?
 http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=San+Jose+California#stations




Hi,
It may be better lately, last time I checked was a couple of years ago!
http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=los+altos+hills
Station #1 on the map comes up as being on the other side of the 280,
and it looks like it's up on top of the mountain.
I don't remember station 3 or 4 being there a few years ago, maybe it
was. Right now I'm approximately in the center of 1,2,3,4.
At the moment there's about a 5 to 6 degrees difference between 3 and 1.
It wasn't a scientific comparison :-), i remember looking at the
weather on the site one day and noticed the temp was about 10 degrees
different at that moment :)
Waitman
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just thought of a new gui port!

2012-11-27 Thread Gary Kline


how about a local weather GUI that reports the outdoors highs and
lows [temps], and the barometric scale and the forecast?

we've got one in a shaded area on our deck that pings an indoors
receiver every 10-15 minutes.  I can't get too close to the 
receiver for fear of ramming into the furniture.  also, the
backlight only lasts a few seconds ... too fast for me to scan
everything.

1. is there any transmitter that will reach, say, 25 meters and 
whose data could be picked up by a card inside my computer?

2. I live so close to the airport weather station that im sure
that would tell me tons more stuff that I could pick up outside the
house.  Iremember seeing the weather bureau for the entire US.
pretty sure there are global sites with similar data.

feedback?

gary

-- 
 Gary Kline  kl...@thought.org  http://www.thought.org  Public Service Unix
  Twenty-six years of service to the Unix community.

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Re: just thought of a new gui port!

2012-11-27 Thread Robert Bonomi

 Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:10:50 -0800
 From: Gary Kline kl...@thought.org
 Subject: just thought of a new gui port!


   2. I live so close to the airport weather station that im sure
   that would tell me tons more stuff that I could pick up outside the
   house.  Iremember seeing the weather bureau for the entire US.
   pretty sure there are global sites with similar data.

www.wunderground.com  has more than you could want to know.

Odds are good that somebody near you has a private weather station on  line
already.

If not, lots of info about weather station equipment with computer interface.




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