beteljuice wrote:Sad Indeed - especially given the current demeanor of most weather SW creators at the moment.
All of them have given considerable amounts of time, effort and their own money to ensure what they are giving will work with the latest kit and software(s).
In all these cases they have also welcomed informed opinion, creative 'teaks', presentation ideas, etc. etc.
To see all that creativity lost to those who after all sell you the stuff in the first place, in alliance with someone who presents YOUR data for their own ends ....
... I'd rather look out of a window or get wet than ask my mobile !!!
... but then again I'm an old codester / masher who enjoyed the challenge when I created or improved something, or even just suggested a new approach where others may have taken up the torch.
Exactly the challenge and accomplishment, throw money into the equation then the only challenge is the need for money to keep it going..
Love to help the guy but not financially but if it's all about money then he needs to plan ahead and adapt to maintain any reliable source of income.its just the nature of the business and the rate technology is moving at its incredibly difficult to keep up without any backing or investment or reliable regular income. However his software works as it should but the method calling for donations is not a long term reward or a reliable method of income in 3 or 4 months your back in the same scenario and perhaps some will say to themselves I've already paid 60$ just to install it and use it ..
The guy has an opportunity right now if the enthusiasm is there to develop a newer version with an updated GUI he could quite easily capitalize on existing user base and offer a lower cost upgrade path but in saying all this shouldn't take anything away from what he has done in his past offerings it has obviously been of much benefit to 100s or more of enthusiasts for many years from what I can see.. the other damning factor is fatigue and enthusiasm .. let's hope he carries on it would be a great shame to lose the knowledge..
As for looking out the window your right and I still give my old 1935 antique barometer a tap every other day
..money the root of all evil and outcomes..brian