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General Weather Discussion / Off to an active fall!! (Re: Autumn 2018)
« Last post by elagache on Yesterday at 10:43:53 PM »
Dear X-Air, Blick, and WeatherCat users caught up in the changing seasons,

We do seem to be caught up in the changing seasons! 

The first image looks like a Sumac. Almost a ‘weed’ tree around here. But it does have nice autumn foliage. ThU32:-)

Hmm, I just double-checked and the Chinese Pistache looks more likely.  Here is the Wikipeda article on the Sumac:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumac

Here is the Wikipedia article on the Chinese Pistache:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pistacia_chinensis

The latter looks like a closer match.

You can't tell it's fall here by this security camera photo, but this family of mountain lions strolling through the neighbourhood look like they just broke huddle and are planning something big.

Yipe!  We have wild critters around here and supposedly even the occasional mountain lion but that's quite a crowd to bump into in the middle of the night!  Definitely check your security camera before stepping outside at night!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
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General Weather Discussion / Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018
« Last post by xairbusdriver on Yesterday at 09:14:16 PM »
That explains the metal conduit on the electrical wiring! "Cats" love to chew on wires...  :P
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General Weather Discussion / Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018
« Last post by Blicj11 on Yesterday at 05:49:27 AM »
You can't tell it's fall here by this security camera photo, but this family of mountain lions strolling through the neighbourhood look like they just broke huddle and are planning something big.
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WeatherCat iOS Clients / Re: WeatherCatRCP 1.1 (180812) for iOS Beta
« Last post by Blicj11 on Yesterday at 05:41:32 AM »
Grand:

When I went to install this build on my Watch running watchOS 5.0 I got a message that this is not from a trusted developer. What gives? I trust you.
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General Weather Discussion / Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018
« Last post by xairbusdriver on Yesterday at 03:39:44 AM »
The first image looks like a Sumac. Almost a ‘weed’ tree around here. But it does have nice autumn foliage. ThU32:-)

https://www.thespruce.com/plant-sumac-trees-for-fall-foliage-2130930
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General Weather Discussion / Welcome to Autumn 2018
« Last post by elagache on September 22, 2018, 10:13:47 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

Time flies when you have way too many things to do and so we find ourselves around another change of season.  The Autumnal Equinox will occur Saturday or Sunday depending on your location.  Here is the webpage with all those gory details for the curious:

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20180923T0154&msg=September%20Equinox%202018

Unfortunately, Autumn comes late to California since there is abundant sunshine.  Only a few trees have started to turn at this point.  Here is an example of a tree that must a be at least a relative of the Chinese Pistachio:



This is another tree that loses it leaves early:



In fact in August 2015 it was losing its leaves as was reported in this posting:

http://athena.trixology.com/index.php?topic=1717.msg16144#msg16144

On the other hand, the Crepe Myrtles are still in bloom:



And beyond any cultivated region the earth looks like this:



The dry barren land will remain this way until the rains really come and soak the dried grasses - assuming those rains come at all!

Of course da' trusty wagon will always try to find a way to get get into da' act.  This time though it is a different kind of photo.  Our garage faces due East, so at the equinox the sun rises almost in line with our cars.  That afforded this interesting photo:



It might be a stretch to call it "wagon-henge" but it is a different take on Autumn and classic cars.

Like it or not, Autumn has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere.  Make the best of it!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
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WeatherCat Releases / Re: WeatherCat Version 3.0.1 Now Available
« Last post by xairbusdriver on September 22, 2018, 08:37:19 PM »
Thanks, Blick, that topic didn't show up in my search. I vaguely remember it, however. I think I installed it when I saw the option in the topic I listed. At any rate, it shows how responsive Stu is to reported problems and is skill at working around OS bugs. ThU5:-)
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WeatherCat Releases / Re: WeatherCat Version 3.0.1 Now Available
« Last post by Blicj11 on September 22, 2018, 08:23:53 PM »
WeatherCat 3.0.2 is a beta build that is still under development. It addresses a few issues that do not trouble all WeatherCat users, including a work-around for those of us whose hardware exhibits a macOS High Sierra bug that causes WeatherCat (and at least one other app) to freeze whilst the lock screen (requiring a password to login to the computer after the display has gone to sleep) is engaged. This bug only manifests itself on certain hardware and is not widespread.

See http://athena.trixology.com/index.php?topic=2754.0

This build is still in development as Stu is documenting the bug to Apple engineers and tweaking the work-around.
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WeatherCat Releases / Re: WeatherCat Version 3.0.1 Now Available
« Last post by xairbusdriver on September 22, 2018, 03:00:57 PM »
I'm not sure version 3.0.2 was ever announced formally, but I've been running it successfully on a "new", stock Mac mini running macOS 10.13 High Sierra for several months. I think the only 'announcement' was in reference to the creation of a PDF file on this thread: Monthly pdf corrupted in WeatherCat 3.0 Post #12

This may still be is a ßeta, so use with appropriate caution. :)
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WeatherCat Releases / Re: WeatherCat Version 3.0.1 Now Available
« Last post by Felix on September 22, 2018, 12:02:10 PM »
Good to see you moved up to High Sierra, Edouard. Does that mean Stu gave the general OK to run WC on High Sierra or did you just decide it was probably time since several forum members reported the WC work-around sufficed?  ThU32:-)


I leave for an out-of-the-country trip in a few hours so I'm going to miss the early adopter switchover to Mojave. I haven't had any problems with WC on Mojave for the past several builds but we've seen this is somewhat dependent on the hardware configuration. Good luck to everyone trying WC on Mojave on their particular machine. Suggest having a (verified) bootable clone before you start down that rabbit hole if you're running WC on your main computer.
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