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Re: Weather34 Home Weather Station Template

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:33 am
by ConligWX
Brian

I updated to the latest version this morning, new UV Solar Pyramid looks good!

Thank you for your hard work!

Re: Weather34 Home Weather Station Template

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:17 pm
by PaulMy
I am back up to date again http://www.komokaweather.com/pws. When I accepted the defaultadvisory.php the Alert text and box scrolled to the right past the module box. Selecting home notification.php fixed it.

Enjoy,
Paul

Re: Weather34 Home Weather Station Template

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:23 pm
by weatherist34
PaulMy wrote:I am back up to date again http://www.komokaweather.com/pws. When I accepted the defaultadvisory.php the Alert text and box scrolled to the right past the module box. Selecting home notification.php fixed it.

Enjoy,
Paul
hello paul,it was fixed late last night trying to make it align in windows edge but not possible in ie . so should be ok now in most browsers but IE.. however if your not using uvindex i wouldnt bother changing.

sadly if you have notseen reference wunderground is pulling the plug on there current API december 31st 2018
https://apicommunity.wunderground.com/w ... ground-api

this basically could mean end of cumulus version and all other versions except meteobridge as that has built in mysql .
whilst they mention an alternative free APiI there is no further information on it or what its actual,structure will be .
so historic records could be removed however historical,records for charts has never used an api , api only forecast data . so
some unknown outcomes and if charts data are no longer available via wunderground then that is really the end of the road as timing is pretty inconvenient for myself after middle,of october.

so beware if suddenly charts stop working january 1st..

unless some knows of a magic trick in cumulus itself where it can trigger a file to insert data into database unattended and not use a cron job service as that can be difficult to support for new users who have no previous experience of setting up,cron jobs..hence currently the template does not use any cron jobs at present. brian

Re: Weather34 Home Weather Station Template

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:44 pm
by ConligWX
weatherist34 wrote:sadly if you have notseen reference wunderground is pulling the plug on there current API december 31st 2018
https://apicommunity.wunderground.com/w ... ground-api

this basically could mean end of cumulus version and all other versions except meteobridge as that has built in mysql .
I think Alternatives maybe the way forward.

CumulusMX does have SQL if it was setup.

PWS Weather does offer an API (not yet read up on it) though supplied by Aeris. https://www.aerisweather.com/ not sure is PWS Weather suppliers like ourselves get any free access as yet.

Its a sad state of affairs, but maybe just what we needed to stop us relying on WU and its broken platform, I just hope an alternative can be found somehow.

Re: Weather34 Home Weather Station Template

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:53 pm
by weatherist34
im all ears but i have absolutely no idea on cumulus mx or any other software , services work so need some help on this otherwise i dont see how its worth using as historical data has always been a part of it or a requirement. i have no problem in setting up for database use but where i cant help is how that database data gets triggered to insert unattended . as above you can do it easily enough via a cron job but educating new users can be daunting and somewhat overwhelming .at present i probably get 15-20 emails,pm per day reference all versions i find that at time overwhelming but i do try and resolve where i can not always possible for various reasons..bria

Re: Weather34 Home Weather Station Template

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:59 pm
by ConligWX
weatherist34 wrote:im all ears but i have absolutely no idea on cumulus mx or any other software , services work so need some help on this otherwise i dont see how its worth using as historical data has always been a part of it or a requirement. i have no problem in setting up for database use but where i cant help is how that database data gets triggered to insert unattended . as above you can do it easily enough via a cron job but educating new users can be daunting and somewhat overwhelming .at present i probably get 15-20 emails,pm per day reference all versions i find that at time overwhelming but i do try and resolve where i can not always possible for various reasons..bria

Yes I understand that Brian. I am sure enough users here are knowledgeable enough on cronjobs and CumulsMX who can give support on that field on expertise.

Re: Weather34 Home Weather Station Template

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:24 pm
by Steepleian
Toxic17 wrote:
weatherist34 wrote:sadly if you have notseen reference wunderground is pulling the plug on there current API december 31st 2018
https://apicommunity.wunderground.com/w ... ground-api

this basically could mean end of cumulus version and all other versions except meteobridge as that has built in mysql .
I think Alternatives maybe the way forward.

CumulusMX does have SQL if it was setup.

PWS Weather does offer an API (not yet read up on it) though supplied by Aeris. https://www.aerisweather.com/ not sure is PWS Weather suppliers like ourselves get any free access as yet.

Its a sad state of affairs, but maybe just what we needed to stop us relying on WU and its broken platform, I just hope an alternative can be found somehow.
Simon,

I have a developer account with Aeris. You get 2 months trial access to the APIs which appears to be renewable.

Example of PHP for my location: -

Code: Select all

<?php
	// fetch Aeris API output as a string and decode into an object
	$response = file_get_contents("https://api.aerisapi.com/forecasts/steeple claydon, UK?&filter=day&limit=7&client_id=[id]&client_secret=[secret]");
	$json = json_decode($response);
	if ($json->success == true) {
		// create reference to our returned observation object
		print_r($json);
	}
	else {
		echo sprintf("An error occurred: %s", $json->error->description);
	}
?>

Re: Weather34 Home Weather Station Template

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:52 am
by Steepleian
Toxic17 wrote:
weatherist34 wrote:im all ears but i have absolutely no idea on cumulus mx or any other software , services work so need some help on this otherwise i dont see how its worth using as historical data has always been a part of it or a requirement. i have no problem in setting up for database use but where i cant help is how that database data gets triggered to insert unattended . as above you can do it easily enough via a cron job but educating new users can be daunting and somewhat overwhelming .at present i probably get 15-20 emails,pm per day reference all versions i find that at time overwhelming but i do try and resolve where i can not always possible for various reasons..bria

Yes I understand that Brian. I am sure enough users here are knowledgeable enough on cronjobs and CumulsMX who can give support on that field on expertise.
I totally agree with Simon. I am sure there is enough expertise amongst the template users to help keeping the Cumulus and other variants going. It would be a pity to see all of your hardwork wasted on a decision made by Weather Unground.

I’m also prepared to give WU the benefit of the doubt. Maybe at long last they have realised what we have all been saying that their platform is no longer fit for purpose and the only way is to start again from scratch. Let’s hope that they come up with sensible and fair solutions for non commercial users and those of us who supply them with data.
Ian

Re: Weather34 Home Weather Station Template

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:51 am
by weatherist34
i dont doubt the expertise amongst you ,i doubt the commitment and it can be overwhelming and you have to find a balance between experts and newcomer thats the real challenge.too often i see scripts that no newcomer has going to have any chance of getting over the 1st hurdle to setup.

so i await your ideas but middle of october im really am at a point of not being be able to help or contribute .hence im trying to get everything done before end of this month.i certainly dont underestimate anyone..

so im going this route and removing the display of forecast data and when my new brand spanking new VP2 and extras arrive early october fed into a meteobridge Nano that boris at meteobridge donated to me and thanks for my contribution on promoting,testing his product range. however i may not get to install it other than sitting on the balcony .

so here i sit 8th day in a row of thunderstorms looking out the window thinking ....

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Re: Weather34 Home Weather Station Template

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:42 pm
by nitrx
It seems the thunderstorm came too close...
Anyway good luck Brian
Take care

Ron

Re: Weather34 Home Weather Station Template

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:45 am
by weatherist34
hi ron you get everywhere :-) and yes the storm was horrific first time i experienced momentarily deafness , it was a real close proximity low level storm ,we get many storms but that my first experience of property being hit by a lightning strike..

and yes a tough decision but enough is enough and reference for Cumulus it will be hosted by an end user in the near future however sadly no more updates from myself but hopefully experienced individuals can maintain it , hack it , break it or whatever they wish todo.
it really just got to overwhelming and I spend more configuring servers , exchanging emails and that is a pain when time differences kick in , often a reply doesnt always materialize until days later and often i cant remember what the original issue was ..


more info .. https://weather34.com/homeweatherstation/

Re: Weather34 Home Weather Station Template

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:54 am
by weatherist34
hello

the final version of the cumulus is now hosted https://www.linksysinfo.org/weather34/CU.zip

this is hosted via the member of this forum his name and profile Simon TOXIC17 .


there are some new visual SVG indicators added which even more slimmer and work well as relative indicators.
that is really the last version I am involved with . Ill leave it to you guys to break it,improve it,hack it or just simply use it..brian


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Re: Weather34 Home Weather Station Template

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:54 am
by ConligWX
weatherist34 wrote:hello

this is hosted via the member of this forum his name and profile Ian TOXIC17 .
Close. My name is Simon :lol:

Re: Weather34 Home Weather Station Template

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:08 pm
by PaulMy
Thanks Brian and Simon,

Enjoy,
Paul

Re: Weather34 Home Weather Station Template

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:39 pm
by weatherist34
Simon sorry i nearly wrote paddy :-) was reading this earlier...many thanks for the hosting

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