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  • Weather Terminal App for Linux

    From KenDB3@VERT/KD3NET to All on Tue May 26 11:08:34 2015
    Hey folks,

    A few months back there were a few of us that were working with the Weaather Underground telnet access to see if it could be made into a simple Telgate door. I came across this today and was rather impressed. Not that I think it could be easily made into a door (its Linux only and way too wide), but it falls into that category of "cool stuff, maybe I should share it."

    https://github.com/schachmat/wego

    Enjoy!

    ~KenDB3

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to KenDB3 on Tue May 26 15:56:26 2015
    Re: Weather Terminal App for Linux
    By: KenDB3 to All on Tue May 26 2015 11:08 am

    Hey folks,

    A few months back there were a few of us that were working with the Weaather Underground telnet access to see if it could be made into a simple Telgate door. I came across this today and was rather impressed. Not that I think it could be easily made into a door (its Linux only and way too wide), but it falls into that category of "cool stuff, maybe I should share it."

    https://github.com/schachmat/wego

    That's really cool. Someone should write a Synchronet module to grab and display this data to users. I'd use it.

    digital man

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    Synchronet added Baja/PCMS support with v2.00a (1994).
    Norco, CA WX: 72.3°F, 56.0% humidity, 9 mph SE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs

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  • From Hylian@VERT to Digital Man on Wed May 27 05:49:38 2015
    Re: Weather Terminal App for Linux
    By: KenDB3 to All on Tue May 26 2015 11:08 am

    Hey folks,

    A few months back there were a few of us that were working with the Weaather Underground telnet access to see if it could be made into a simple Telgate door. I came across this today and was rather impressed. Not that I think it could be easily made into a door (its Linux only
    and
    way too wide), but it falls into that category of "cool stuff, maybe I should share it."

    https://github.com/schachmat/wego

    That's really cool. Someone should write a Synchronet module to grab and display this data to users. I'd use it.

    digital man

    Synchronet "Real Fact" #42:
    Synchronet added Baja/PCMS support with v2.00a (1994).
    Norco, CA WX: 72.3°F, 56.0% humidity, 9 mph SE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs

    I use weather-util. It spews weather data to the terminal as well.

    Here's it in action:

    weather-util krrl
    Searching via station...
    [caching result Merrill, Merrill Municipal Airport, WI, United States]
    Current conditions at Merrill, Merrill Municipal Airport
    Last updated May 27, 2015 - 08:35 AM EDT / 2015.05.27 1235 UTC
    Temperature: 54.1 F (12.3 C)
    Relative Humidity: 100%
    Wind: from the NW (310 degrees) at 3 MPH (3 KT)
    Weather: rain
    Sky conditions: overcast
    Precipitation last hour: 0.03 inches

    krrl is the call letters for the Merrill, Wisconsin airport weather computer.

    I would love it if i could just punch in krrl or Merrill, WI, and get my weather data via a synch board.

    (Mainly because weather data would look cooler surrounded by some ascii or ansi art)

    -Denny
    Denny's Computers - "Not profit seeking" PC Repair - http://dpccom.blogspot.com

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  • From Mark Hofmann@VERT/TCP to Kendb3 on Wed May 27 09:19:15 2015
    A few months back there were a few of us that were working with the
    Weaather Underground telnet access to see if it could be made into a
    simple Telgate door. I came across this today and was rather impressed.
    Not that I think it could be easily made into a door (its Linux only and
    way too wide), but it falls into that category of "cool stuff, maybe I should share it."

    That is some cool stuff. I had never heard of the "Go Environment" until now.

    Many years ago, I created a ZOC script that performs a telnet to Weather Underground to pickup the current conditions and 5-day forecast for my local area.

    Using a few text processing programs I wrote with a friend, added formatting and WWIV color codes to the captured text. I then wrote a mod for WWIV to display the data when logging in to my BBS.

    I might test this setup, as I like the text graphics and coloring.

    Even longer ago, there used to be a text based radar that could be captured with a ZOC script. I took them, appended them together, added some high ANSI characters with appropriate coloring to match the numbers (which were used to show precip intensity), and basically created a "ANSI animated radar for the local area".

    Those were the days..

    - Mark

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  • From Khelair@VERT/TINFOIL to KenDB3 on Wed May 27 05:47:36 2015
    Re: Weather Terminal App for Linux
    By: KenDB3 to All on Tue May 26 2015 11:08:34

    A few months back there were a few of us that were working with the Weaather Underground telnet access to see if it could be made into a simple Telgate door. I came across this today and was rather impressed. Not that I think it could be easily made into a door (its Linux only and way too wide), but it falls into that category of "cool stuff, maybe I should share it."

    https://github.com/schachmat/wego

    Now I've got to say, that is breathtakingly beautiful (for a console app). It's kind of a pain that it's set up in Go, at least for people that
    don't have a working environment for it set up already, but I'm half tempted to try to set one up just to try this beauty out. There's got to be an option somewhere to trim down that display width, I'd think...

    -D/K

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  • From Gryphon@VERT/CYBERIA to Mark Hofmann on Wed May 27 15:30:00 2015
    On 05/27/15, Mark Hofmann said the following...

    A few months back there were a few of us that were working with the Weaather Underground telnet access to see if it could be made into a simple Telgate door. I came across this today and was rather impressed. Not that I think it could be easily made into a door (its Linux only an way too wide), but it falls into that category of "cool stuff, maybe I should share it."
    That is some cool stuff. I had never heard of the "Go Environment"
    until now.

    Many years ago, I created a ZOC script that performs a telnet to Weather Underground to pickup the current conditions and 5-day forecast for my local area.

    Using a few text processing programs I wrote with a friend, added formatting and WWIV color codes to the captured text. I then wrote a
    mod for WWIV to display the data when logging in to my BBS.

    I might test this setup, as I like the text graphics and coloring.

    Even longer ago, there used to be a text based radar that could be captured with a ZOC script. I took them, appended them together, added some high ANSI characters with appropriate coloring to match the numbers (which were used to show precip intensity), and basically created a
    "ANSI animated radar for the local area".

    Those were the days..

    I've got a running script that reads rss feeds from wxdata.weather.com to get weather info for my area. I've been meaning to add some ansi graphics for it but never got around to it.

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  • From Mickey@VERT/OXFORDMI to Hylian on Wed May 27 18:32:46 2015
    Re: Re: Weather Terminal App for Linux
    By: Hylian to Digital Man on Wed May 27 2015 05:49 am

    Re: Weather Terminal App for Linux
    By: KenDB3 to All on Tue May 26 2015 11:08 am

    Hey folks,

    A few months back there were a few of us that were working with the Weaather Underground telnet access to see if it could be made into a simple Telgate door. I came across this today and was rather impresse
    d.
    Not that I think it could be easily made into a door (its Linux only
    and
    way too wide), but it falls into that category of "cool stuff, maybe
    I
    should share it."

    https://github.com/schachmat/wego

    That's really cool. Someone should write a Synchronet module to grab and display this data to users. I'd use it.

    digital man

    Synchronet "Real Fact" #42:
    Synchronet added Baja/PCMS support with v2.00a (1994).
    Norco, CA WX: 72.3°F, 56.0% humidity, 9 mph SE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24h
    rs

    I use weather-util. It spews weather data to the terminal as well.

    Here's it in action:

    weather-util krrl
    Searching via station...
    [caching result Merrill, Merrill Municipal Airport, WI, United States] Current conditions at Merrill, Merrill Municipal Airport
    Last updated May 27, 2015 - 08:35 AM EDT / 2015.05.27 1235 UTC
    Temperature: 54.1 F (12.3 C)
    Relative Humidity: 100%
    Wind: from the NW (310 degrees) at 3 MPH (3 KT)
    Weather: rain
    Sky conditions: overcast
    Precipitation last hour: 0.03 inches

    krrl is the call letters for the Merrill, Wisconsin airport weather computer
    .

    I would love it if i could just punch in krrl or Merrill, WI, and get my weather data via a synch board.

    (Mainly because weather data would look cooler surrounded by some ascii or a
    nsi
    art)

    -Denny
    Denny's Computers - "Not profit seeking" PC Repair - http://dpccom.blogspot.
    com



    There are Eggdrop scripts which do this. I have a bot on a channel in the BBS IRC that spews weather for any U.S. Zip or Canadian Postal Code. Grabs from Underground weather website.

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  • From Silva Dolla@VERT/DOMOBBS to KenDB3 on Fri May 29 10:43:12 2015
    Re: Weather Terminal App for
    By: KenDB3 to All on Tue May 26 2015 11:08 am

    A few months back there were a few of us that were working with the Weaather Underground telnet access to see if it could be made into a simple Telgate


    Mine isn't a door, but its super easy to setup. I have a Timed Event run a batch file every couple hours and dump its output into a text file. Then I have Bullseye Bulletins configured to read that drop file. Here's the details:




    LVWeather.bat
    -------------
    @echo off
    del lvweathr.msg
    wget ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/forecasts/discussion/las_vegas.txt
    ren las_vegas.txt lvweathr.msg

    bullseye.cfg
    ------------
    0
    /doors/bulletins/lvweathr.msg

    Timed Event Config
    ------------------
    Start-up Directory: c:\doors\bulletins
    Command Line: lvweathr.bat
    Execution Frequency: 24 times a day
    Use Shell to Exec: Yes


    You can use an FTP client like Filezilla to browse the tgftp.nws.noaa.gov site and find the file that corresponds to your targeted area.

    Good luck
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  • From KenDB3@VERT/KD3NET to Silva Dolla on Fri May 29 20:09:21 2015
    A few months back there were a few of us that were working with the Weaather Underground telnet access to see if it could be made into a simple Telgate


    Mine isn't a door, but its super easy to setup. I have a Timed Event run a batch file every couple hours and dump its output into a text file. Then I have Bullseye Bulletins configured to read that drop file. Here's the details:
    LVWeather.bat
    -------------
    @echo off
    del lvweathr.msg
    wget ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/forecasts/discussion/las_vegas.txt
    ren las_vegas.txt lvweathr.msg

    bullseye.cfg
    ------------
    0
    /doors/bulletins/lvweathr.msg

    Timed Event Config
    ------------------
    Start-up Directory: c:\doors\bulletins
    Command Line: lvweathr.bat
    Execution Frequency: 24 times a day
    Use Shell to Exec: Yes

    You can use an FTP client like Filezilla to browse the tgftp.nws.noaa.gov site and find the file that corresponds to your targeted area.

    Good luck

    That's a neat little script! And easy to set up too. Thanks for sharing!

    ~KenDB3

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  • From nolageek@VERT/CAPSHRIL to Digital Man on Mon Jun 1 16:04:46 2015
    Re: Weather Terminal App for Linux
    By: Digital Man to KenDB3 on Tue May 26 2015 03:56 pm

    I've been using a makeshift weather screen in my login sequence and have had the code on gist for a while. It's not pretty and I don't include the icons since I didn't make them. But, it works OK. :) May be a good starting point for someone who knows what they're doing. :)

    https://gist.github.com/nolageek/4168edf17fae3f834e30


    You can see it when logging into capitolshrill.com

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  • From KenDB3@VERT/KD3NET to nolageek on Tue Jun 2 10:36:46 2015
    I've been using a makeshift weather screen in my login sequence and have had the code on gist for a while. It's not pretty and I don't include the icons since I didn't make them. But, it works OK. :) May be a good starting point for someone who knows what they're doing. :)

    https://gist.github.com/nolageek/4168edf17fae3f834e30


    You can see it when logging into capitolshrill.com

    |01-|03nolageek

    nola! I didn't know you put that on github, that's a really cool script. Thanks for sharing. :-)

    ~KenDB3

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  • From Tracker1@VERT to Hylian on Sat Jun 6 20:59:23 2015
    krrl is the call letters for the Merrill, Wisconsin airport weather computer.

    I would love it if i could just punch in krrl or Merrill, WI, and get my weather data via a synch board.

    (Mainly because weather data would look cooler surrounded by some ascii or ansi art)

    I used to use a webpage widget called WeatherPixie... it was actually very cool, and showed different images, etc based on the weather and time of day. IIRC, it became too popular for the author to keep the server up, and it was never open-sourced (don't really blame the author) .. that said, it would be completely doable as an ansi rendering.
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