Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
1
Dear X-Air and WeatherCat sys-admins,

Thanks for the head's up.  Indeed most of us are safe from this malware, and sure enough, I double-checked our home network and all is safe and sound.

Cheers, Edouard
2
General Computing/Macintosh / DNS changing Malware affects Mac users
« Last post by xairbusdriver on Yesterday at 04:46:33 PM »
Quote from: TidBITS
OSX/MaMi hijacks macOSís DNS settings to intercept traffic by routing it through malicious servers...But unless you did something to bypass macOSís Gatekeeper security, you likely have nothing to worry about since the malwareís executable isnít signed by Apple.
Quote from: Hacker News
Patrick [Wardle] believes that the attackers could be using lame methods like malicious emails, web-based fake security alerts/popups, or social-engineering type attacks to target Mac users.
Open System Prefs->Network. Click "Advanced" and then the "DNS" tab. Look for:
    82.163.143.135
    82.163.142.137
If you find those IP addresses, you have been infected by the malware. Currently no fix, but you can at least delete those two addresses.
I failed to mention the need to check all your internet access methods: WiFi, Ethernet, etc. WiFi usually has the modem address, 10.0.0.xxx.
3
Another fabulous photo, Bill. Thanks for sharing.
4
WeatherCat Integration / Re: Weatherlink.com 2.0
« Last post by Weatheraardvark on Yesterday at 02:43:59 AM »
I guess I am one of those suckers you talk about. The mark of a good sales person isn't to badmouth other products, but to show the advantage of the features of their product rather than bad mouth the other product or try to humiliate the people who purchase it.

IF Weatherdisplay would work for the Mac  like it does for the PC,  I would run over there and get things going.  I have on back up hard drives on the shelf a perfect PC backup.  All I need to do is move the ini files, and data files over.  WC is a nice program.   The difference between the two, Brian  will take suggestions for features and make them happen even if only 1 person wanted them. Never a bad mouth of another product, or a person or whatever.

Here,  I do have WC on board.   I have Wdisplay for mac, as well as weatherlink (which for mac isn't a lot of fun) and Weather Snoop.   Each one has merit for me in condition gathering.. I guess being a sucker  I fell  for their basic product for a year, yet  I am hopeful they will improve. Maybe listen.

VP3  you are dreaming.   they are changing somethings but I don't think they will have the color console I would love to have.  But it isn't important as the product.

So you probably will say something snarky such as "Well if you think it is so great, then go and don't let the door hit you in the A##  on your way."  Or you could say,  Well I am content with my product and think you should give it a try.
5
Dear Bill, X-Air, and WeatherCat fans of beautiful pictures,

Couldn't resist this morning's sunrise...even though "Red Sky in Morning..."
I did note the little bit of actual sunshine hitting the instruments - we've had quite the run of grey days here on the coast!

Bill you have the skills, but only Mother Nature and provide you with the colorful clouds.  This time the old girl outdid herself and you certainly didn't miss the opportunity.  Great photo!   ThU32:-)  Thanks for sharing!  :)

Glad you got to see a bit of sunshine to boot!  [sun2]

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
6
WeatherCat Integration / Thanks - silver lining? (Re: Weatherlink.com 2.0)
« Last post by elagache on Yesterday at 12:16:00 AM »
Dear Weatheraardvark, Wim, X-Air, and WeatherCat faithful,

Thanks for the clarifications.  Like most days, I was just too short of time yesterday and I went over the Davis changes in a desperate hurry.  I agree with Wim that this is a sort of dirty pool that Davis has pulled off.  I don't know how their long-time users will take it.  However, this change will clearly appeal to the "geeky" types who want to have their weather without the fuss of making their own websites.

If there are enough "suckers" to take up Davis on this annual fee, it will change Davis from a company that must make money mostly on one-time hardware purchases into one where they have a steady revenue stream after the initial purchase.  That sort of additional income might finally persuade the owners to launch a next generation of Davis hardware.  I'm sure their R&D has some designs ready to go and Davis is facing some increasingly stiff competition.  However, they are a privately owned company and such companies are slow to spend money on things like new tooling and production.  If this scheme does increase the cash-flow, even if we don't fall prey to this subscription model, we might get the benefits of finally seeing a Vantage Pro-3 or equivalent being released.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
7
WeatherCat Integration / Re: Weatherlink.com 2.0
« Last post by Weatheraardvark on January 22, 2018, 08:58:21 PM »
OK, now that we have a better understanding of the complexities of "The Mind of Davis"... maybe it's time for a bit of comparison with REAL weather apps! No personal, private, toy weather "experts" needed! No opinions requested!! You want snark? Here ya go!!!And now, for those who didn't know there was actually a useful app for the Apple Watch...
I rest my case,
and I'm going into the
nitwit protection program!
cmu:-)
Then we have WTForcast   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/what-the-forecast/id1031653653?mt=8      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.williamking.whattheforecast&hl=en
8
WeatherCat Integration / Re: Weatherlink.com 2.0
« Last post by xairbusdriver on January 22, 2018, 08:45:39 PM »
OK, now that we have a better understanding of the complexities of "The Mind of Davis"... maybe it's time for a bit of comparison with REAL weather apps! No personal, private, toy weather "experts" needed! No opinions requested!! You want snark? Here ya go!!!And now, for those who didn't know there was actually a useful app for the Apple Watch...
I rest my case,
and I'm going into the
nitwit protection program!
cmu:-)
9
Thanks, Bill! ThU5:-)
10
Hi all,
Couldn't resist this morning's sunrise...even though "Red Sky in Morning..."
I did note the little bit of actual sunshine hitting the instruments - we've had quite the run of grey days here on the coast!
Cheers,
Bill



Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10