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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: Mojave Monday
« Last post by Felix on September 20, 2018, 10:52:03 AM »
I've never tried the so-called "dark mode" on Mojave since it was never needed on my test machine but the shipping version of WC has been working OK on the last several updates Apple has pushed out.


Currently 10.14 beta 11, Build 18A389.


 
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Mojave Monday
« Last post by grenow on September 20, 2018, 06:27:42 AM »
I'm led to believe that the latest update to Mac OS - 10.14, or Mojave - will be released on Monday. I know a few people have been running WC on the public beta: anything I should note before clicking install on the new OS? Will there be a "dark mode" update for WC, or a fix for the OS bug that's been causing a few us a WC hang/stalled relaunch issue?

[Can't resist the bleeding edge...]
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General Discussion / I won't and sorry about the smoke (Re: Secured Weather Sites)
« Last post by elagache on September 19, 2018, 10:51:55 PM »
Dear Randall, Blick, X-Air, and WeatherCat web spinners,

Does anyone here have their weather site set up as secured?

My website is badly neglected as it is, but I'm certainly not going to bother with upgrading it to secure http.  As far as I'm concerned, Google and other companies are spinning some mass hysteria by marking websites as "not secure."  They web crawlers can determine if the website is capable of collecting any information from the user or not.  A website that only provides information for visitors should - not - be https.  It is simply wasting computing power for absolutely no benefit.

Here in northern Utah we are about to choke to death from the ash and smoke raining down from these very close wildfires so I trust your air smells a lot better than ours.

Not to hijack Randall's thread, but sorry you have such bad air quality.  At the moment California is in better shape, but we are fast approaching the "Santa Ana" season when the wildfires might come back with a vengeance.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
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General Discussion / Re: Secured Weather Sites
« Last post by xairbusdriver on September 19, 2018, 08:56:23 PM »
In another part of web site upkeep, Google has become their indexing and ranking mobile designated sites first. If you build a responsive design, it shouldn't make any difference. If the site doesn't work well on small screens, your ranking will probably be lowered.

As for https, I've noticed that some domain and web providers are slowly moving to all the free certificate providers to be used and will do the updating for you automatically. You will usually pay for this "service" which is supposed to be fairly simple. I'm dragging my feet on the matter as I have so few visitors. However, Hosgator is now offering a free "https" service that automatically renews every 90 days. I might take them up on that even though I plan on moving to another web host when my current arrangement expires.

So far, no browsers are blocking viewers from plain http sites, they are simply showing different colored "favocons" or images on non-SSL sites.
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General Computing/Macintosh / Re: Mojave?? Remember!! You are askin' for it!
« Last post by xairbusdriver on September 19, 2018, 08:40:33 PM »
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cause small children to be repelled by your computer
Are you saying that is a problem?! Sounds better than a strong password to keep those tiny fingers away from the keyboard!!!
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General Computing/Macintosh / Re: Mojave?? Remember!! You are askin' for it!
« Last post by Blicj11 on September 19, 2018, 08:24:24 PM »
I think you are right about the 64-bit apps. Mojave is the last operating system from Apple that will allow 32-bit apps to run, but they will launch with a warning that they will slow down your system, or generate nuclear fallout, or increase the inflation rate, or cause small children to be repelled by your computer, etc.
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General Discussion / Re: Secured Weather Sites
« Last post by Blicj11 on September 19, 2018, 08:16:01 PM »
Randall:

I know that several of us have switched to a secure site, including Reinhard and me. We really shouldn't have to do it, because we aren't collecting viewer information. The reason I did it is because browsers are now warning people that they are viewing an "unsafe" or an "unsecured" site and this will worry the folks who don't realize it's ok to view an unsecured weather page. Switching to https is just reassuring the casual viewer that he or she doesn't have to worry about all that in the first place. It's not a very complicated change, but you do have to pay a modest annual fee for a secure certificate. There are providers that will give you one for free, but you have to renew them every month or 90 days, rather than annually. GoDaddy would handle all that for you. I am curious as to what they are proposing to charge you for making the switch. The most recent release of Mark's SteelSeries Gauges, which I know you have on your website, makes the switch to https easy as far as the Gauges are concerned.

That's my 2 worth. Let us know how it turns out if you proceed, etc.

Here in northern Utah we are about to choke to death from the ash and smoke raining down from these very close wildfires so I trust your air smells a lot better than ours.
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General Computing/Macintosh / Re: Mojave?? Remember!! You are askin' for it!
« Last post by xairbusdriver on September 19, 2018, 08:09:14 PM »
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wait until idiots like me have Mojave and report it works or is a dismal disaster.
But... BUT!!! What if it's so bad that they can't get on the interweb to report???!!!! We should all exchange phone numbers!!! Preferably land line numbers!!! :o 8) [goofy]
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General Computing/Macintosh / Re: Mojave?? Remember!! You are askin' for it!
« Last post by Weatheraardvark on September 19, 2018, 07:54:47 PM »
Know Thy Self.. and I know myself.   I will wait until it shows up in the app store to upgrade.   Since I use Weathercat for data and do not use it to directly go to a website,  I am going to gamble  and say that if it is a 64 bit app it will work.   I will be back eventually giving you my sob story.

I know it is best to wait until the dust settles and 5 million people have written in to Apple saying this and that doesn't work.    Speaking of that I updated my 8Plus to IOS 12 and dont notice much difference.  I think I am not going out and buy the latest phone and watch  because we all know that in April, they will be revised or terminated.

I guess the best answer is,  to wait until idiots like me   have Mojave and report it works or  is a dismal disaster.  then wait two weeks more. [lol2]
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General Discussion / Secured Weather Sites
« Last post by Randall75 on September 19, 2018, 05:51:21 PM »
Does anyone here have their weather site set up as secured?
Godaddy contacted me to day to see if I wanted to upgrade mine to https.
That with the new updates coming some people may not be able to view my site with the updates like Chrome.
Do we really need to do that?

Thanks

cheers
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