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WeatherCat Releases / Re: WeatherCat Version 3.0.2 Now Available
« Last post by Steve on Today at 12:26:44 AM »
It seems, Mojave, 3.02, and Fusion Drive is something most of us with this problem have in common. I moved back to 3.0.1, let the files download, and then tried 3.0.2 again. That worked. ButI expect that the next time I have a backlog of info on the dat logger, it will lock up again.
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Dear CCWxWatcher, Stu, Blick, and WeatherCat cautious sys-admins,

For this reason, many of us duplicate the com.trixology.weathercat.plist file (once you know it is good) and store it for a future need to replace the old one. It is much easier to have a good working copy of that file than to have to go back in and remember to put all of your settings back the way you want them. This will NOT help you this time, because you need to make sure you have a good plist file first.

There is no guarantees, but if you run Time Machine (or some other backup software that can retrieve a single file,) you could try replacing com.trixology.weathercat.plist with an older version of this file before your problems started.  That is a lot less hassle than having to put all your preferences back into WeatherCat.  I also have made a separate backup copy of the com.trixology.weathercat.plist file because this happening more often since macOS 10.10 Yosemite.

If you attempt to restore this file from backup, you must still follow Blick's instructions to the letter.  If you don't, you will simply have macOS put back the corrupted information into the file you had gone to so much trouble to restore from backup.

Cheers, Edouard
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WeatherCat Releases / Re: WeatherCat Version 3.0.2 Now Available
« Last post by jennajon on Yesterday at 07:10:18 PM »
Just updated to Mojave with the same non-progressing bar with 3.0.2 after waiting over a hour.
Restored back to 3.0.0 and yes, progress bar did not move, but it finished downloading data quickly.
Then updated to 3.0.2 from within program. Seems to be running ok now, but of course there is no back data at this point.
If it happens again, I will try and capture a log file of the crash and go back to 3.0.1

Before updating I had NO problems with 3.0.2. *sighs*

 [interesting]

PS. Also Fusion Drive in my bigMac

i had some comm problems, *have no idea WHY* and 3.0.2 started playing up again; so i reverted back to 3.0.1.
Things seem to be ok ....but am remaining on 3.0.1 for the forseeable future.
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Also note that many of your settings will be reset to defaults/cleared so make a note of any settings you’ll need to re-enter/change when the settings have been reset (such as your latitude/longitude).

For this reason, many of us duplicate the com.trixology.weathercat.plist file (once you know it is good) and store it for a future need to replace the old one. It is much easier to have a good working copy of that file than to have to go back in and remember to put all of your settings back the way you want them. This will NOT help you this time, because you need to make sure you have a good plist file first. But for next time you have to re-create your plist file:
  • Shut down WeatherCat
  • Locate and delete com.trixology.weathercat.plist
  • Empty trash
  • Rename com.trixology.weathercat.plist copy to com.trixology.weathercat.plist
  • Restart your computer
  • Restart Weather Cat
  • Make another duplicate copy
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Dear Tony, Jos, and WeatherCat station "window shoppers,"

Hi, thinking about buying a weather sleuth station from greenfrog - anybody bought one of these? Does it work with weather At?

Here is the manufacturer's description of the product:

http://www.aercusinstruments.com/copy-of-aercus-instruments-weatherranger-professional-weather-station-with-wifi-and-real-time-internet-publishing/

It does appear to me to be vague on some key issues.   There is no description of the hardware interface.  The closest they come to this is this phrase:  "the receiver module plugs directly into your modem/router so your PC or MAC does not need to remain on."  The only common networking technology that requires plugging in a cable is Ethernet, but they could have specified that is the interface they are using.  An alternative would be a WiFi interface that doesn't require any cables at all.

The description also states: "Direct internet publishing.  Receiver module connects directly to your modem/router so your PC or MAC does not need to remain on.  Data is automatically sent to Wunderground.com (note: indoor temperature and humidity are only available remotely from the WunderStation iPad application)"  So there is absolutely no way to get any data directly from the station.  WeatherCat cannot access the data at all.  There isn't a console which would allow you to look at the weather conditions immediately.  To see what are your local conditions, you would need to point a web browser at your Weather Underground site.  That does have some advantages.  Any device with web access could be used.  But the downside is that you need a working Internet connection and Weather Underground also needs to be working.  As reported in multiple places on this forum, Weather Underground reliability has been poor in recent months and doesn't seem to be completely resolved at this time.  I would definitely give the matter some thought as to whether or not you want to depend exclusively on Weather Underground to get data from your personal weather station.

Cheers, Edouard
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Weather Hardware/Measurement / Re: Weathersleuth
« Last post by JosBaz on October 21, 2018, 05:21:40 PM »
Hi,

I'm not familiar with the Weathersleuth systems (which seems to be identical to the Ambient Weather WS-1400-IP) but it is not on the list of supported stations (https://trixology.com/weathercat/).

Weathersleuth doesn't have a console and seems to be designed to publish data directly on Wunderground so I'm not sure how WeatherCat would be able to pull the data from the station.

Jos
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Weather Hardware/Measurement / Weathersleuth
« Last post by tony powell on October 21, 2018, 11:42:26 AM »
Hi, thinking about buying a weather sleuth station from greenfrog - anybody bought one of these? Does it work with weather At?
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Some good suggestions above, in addition, try turning off historical uploads and waiting a few minutes to see if it resumes real time uploads. If no good, the problem may be preferences file related - try replacing it. To do this, first make sure WeatherCat isn't running and then access your preferences folder by using the Finder's Go->Go To Folder... menu command and enter:
~/Library/Preferences/

Scroll down the list of preferences files until you find the one named:
com.trixology.weathercat.plist

Delete (or rename) this file then reboot the machine and launch WeatherCat. The reboot after removing the old preferences file is very important - without this, the old settings will be cached in RAM and reused when WeatherCat relaunches.

Also note that many of your settings will be reset to defaults/cleared so make a note of any settings you’ll need to re-enter/change when the settings have been reset (such as your latitude/longitude).
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WeatherCat Releases / Re: WeatherCat Version 3.0.2 Now Available
« Last post by WCDev on October 21, 2018, 10:40:09 AM »
If you can get a hang report, that will be most helpful - to do this run Applications->Utilities->Activity Monitor. Then launch WeatherCat and wait for it to hang. Once you think it has hung, highlight it in the list of processes in Activity Monitor and then click the 'Sample Process' button. This will produce a report as a text file.

Here's a link to V3.0.1 - does it work ok on that (ignoring the fact that the progress bar may not update during the historical download)?
https://data.trixology.com/downloads/WeatherCat301.dmg

Cheers,
Stu.
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: WeatherCat Client for High Serria
« Last post by Blicj11 on October 21, 2018, 06:43:25 AM »
That is the same version I am running HIgh Sierra with no problem. Very wierd.
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