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WeatherCat Releases / Re: WeatherCat Version 3.0.0 Now Available
« Last post by ELO on Yesterday at 09:55:35 PM »
Thanks Blick,

I really do need to hunker down and update my SteelSeries files. There's barely enough snow here in Breckenridge to make it worth skiing, so perhaps it's time to get on with it. Hope you have better conditions over in Utah!

Thanks for the kudos on my weather page. It's pretty basic and simple compared to most but the wine bottle does garner it's share of comments! It was just a standard site template that was compatible with Sandvox, which I used to create the site.

WeatherCat Web Templates / Re: Steel Gauges
« Last post by mcrossley on Yesterday at 07:07:21 PM »
Hmm, it's been a long time since I looked at that featurette - though I did see a site using it recently so presumably it can be made to work!

Could you put up a test page for me with your modded code and I'll have a debug?...
WeatherCat Releases / Re: WeatherCat Version 3.0.0 Now Available
« Last post by Blicj11 on Yesterday at 06:02:47 PM »

I have been using the SteelSeries Gauges for 5 years and when I upgraded to WC3 I had no issue with the build name displaying correctly. However, I suspect you are correct about using the older version of the gauges. I am using SteelSeries 2.6.3. If you want to update, the wiki is up to date for that version. The most recent release of SteelSeries is 2.6.4 and that version is updated for using SSL to secure your site via https. I haven't updated because I have SSL working fine with my tweaked edition of 2.6.3.

SteelSeries has some nice improvements since the version you are using. Several reporting accuracy errors have been fixed, a Cloud Base gauge was added, auto-scaling is improved, mobile phone display is improved, easier implementation of SSL, and other fun stuff.

By the way, I have always loved the graphic on your weather page. Very clever.

WeatherCat Releases / Re: WeatherCat Version 3.0.0 Now Available
« Last post by The Grand Poohbah on Yesterday at 05:22:48 PM »
Does anyone know if Stu has plans to update the app to 64 bit before "time runs out" for 32 bit apps?

Yes. It is my understanding that Stu plans to do an OS X client update for 64-bit.
WeatherCat Releases / Re: WeatherCat Version 3.0.0 Now Available
« Last post by ELO on Yesterday at 05:06:15 PM »
I now have WeatherCat 3 release version installed and running successfully  ThU32:-). I had only one associated issue and now have one question.

The only issue I encountered was with my use of Steel Gauges on my web page ( WC 3 caused the gauges to fail to load on my site. I traced the problem to the formatting of the Version: "BD$" tag at the bottom of the realtimegaugesWC.txt template file. Apparently, WC 3 returns the new version info including an additional, new "(64-bit)" parenthetical. Something in the formatting of how WC 3 populates the BD$ tag caused Steel Gauges js & css files to gag. Removing the BD$ tag and just inserting "3.00" as fixed text solve the issue. This problem may be caused in part due to my continuing use of Steel Gauges v2.4.2 since it ran fine for my purposes and I had the attitude of "if it's not broken, don't fix it" with respect to updating all the js file info in a newer version, so this issue may not occur in more recent Steel Gauges versions. I'll have to get around to updating it eventually!

Now the question: prior version of WC included a Mac OS WeatherCat Client that allowed the WC Gauges window to be displayed on a remote Mac. It was not included in the WC 3 dmg file. The older version 1.6.1 still works fine; however, it is a 32 bit app. Does anyone know if Stu has plans to update the app to 64 bit before "time runs out" for 32 bit apps?

WeatherCat Web Templates / Re: Steel Gauges
« Last post by Blicj11 on Yesterday at 04:25:10 PM »

I am using version 2.6.3 and trying to add a logo to the gauges. I started by editing gauges.js but all I did was delete the comment codes as follows:

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            // Logo images are used to 'personalise' the gauge backgrounds
            // To add a logo to a gauge, add the parameter:
                params.customLayer = _imgBackground;
            // to the corresponding drawXxxx() function below.
            // These are for demo only, to add them remove the comments around the following lines, and
            // the _imgBackground definition line above...
            _imgBackground = document.createElement('img');                 // small logo
            $(_imgBackground).attr('src', config.imgPathURL + 'logoSmall.png');
            // End of logo images

I also uncommented line 191 as follows:

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         _imgBackground,    // Uncomment if using a background image on the gauges */
The result was that none of the gauges displayed. Are the blank lines a problem? The logoSmall.png is in the same folder as the background image I am using and it displays properly. Can you tell me what am I doing wrong?

General Weather Discussion / Flowers for the Equinox (Re: Spring 2018)
« Last post by elagache on March 19, 2018, 10:52:52 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the season's turning.

The Vernal Equinox is at 4:15 am Tuesday March 20th (UT).  Here is a web-page with the times for the Equinox all over the world:

Since that will happen before my usual visit of the WeatherCat forum tomorrow, I've decided to post a few photos of springtime flowers from our area to at least remind everyone that Spring is actually coming no matter how cold and dreary your weather conditions look like at the moment.  Here is an old plum tree managing a few blooms underneath a small creek I've featured in past years:

March has been quite wet and cloudy, so plants will relatively small leaves like California Poppies have been slow to bloom.  However, they are just now starting:

Finally here are some yellow Oxalis flowers that were a bit soggy from the recent rains:

I hope that's a bit of spring cheer no matter what you see outside your window tomorrow.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
General Weather Discussion / Re: Welcome to Winter 2017-18
« Last post by Blicj11 on March 19, 2018, 04:37:49 PM »
You are right, Steve, last year at this time, we had received 361 inches of snow, compared to this year's 136 inches. What's worse, halfway through the water year we only have 10 inches cumulative, compared to the 30-year average of 32 inches. Most of the west and the southeast are in drought status. It's kind of scary. My son recently returned from a business trip to Capetown, South Africa, where they are having serious water rationing and appear to be on target for becoming the first major city to run out of water later this year. It's scary.
General Weather Discussion / Re: Welcome to Winter 2017-18
« Last post by Steve on March 19, 2018, 02:26:34 PM »
We are having a late winter here too.

Wow, that's just a dusting compared to last year! We've had our third mild winter in a row. So far, we've had a total of about 10" of snow.
Thanks for the info, must be the age that turned mine cloudy.
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