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WeatherCat Screen Saver
« on: May 12, 2012, 02:11:03 PM »
Is it possible to use the current conditions or some sort of weather information from WeatherCat as my screensaver on my mac?

In my case I have a mac mini that is used only as my WeatherCat server.  It would also be cool if I could use weather conditions from WeatherCat as the screen saver on my other macs in the house (using the WeatherCat  client?)...


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Interesting idea and substitute (Re: WeatherCat Screen Saver)
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012, 05:22:06 PM »
Hi NoWait and WeatherCat fans,

Is it possible to use the current conditions or some sort of weather information from WeatherCat as my screensaver on my mac?

That's kind of a neat idea.  In effect have your computer be a weather station console when it is not in use.  Unfortunately, can't think of a "sneaky" way to do this without some programming.  Still, this might be another interesting "plug-in" project.

In the meantime, if you would like some sort of weather-related display on your screen while idle, you might enjoy running Xeric Design's EarthDesk.  It puts up a real-time view of the earth's surface including the regions lit by the sun and moon.  Of main interest to us weather-buffs is that it includes real-time satellite image data.  So you can watch the world's weather go by.

Not the same as having your own weather station as a screensaver, but it might "cure your itch" while you waiting for that!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

P.S. Actually, you can have a poor-mans version of this simply by having WeatherCat export the image of the gauges when it creates custom web pages and then use that picture as your screen-saver.  However, it wouldn't be real-time.

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Re: WeatherCat Screen Saver
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2012, 06:15:03 PM »
It's possible to update the desktop image with the satellite imagery as it updates, but not set it to say the gauges or something else. Definitely something for me to look at in the future though.

Cheers,
Stu.