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Breathing new life into the farm weather stations

I did a nice geek project over the weekend — repairing the weather-stations here at the farm.  We’ve had a couple stations (one on the ridge, one in the valley) for a couple years.  I had this lash-up gizmo put together with a couple of machines, each talking to one weather station and then trading data, to come up with a single (crummy) web site.  In short, a kludge.  The whole thing died when I pulled the plug on one machine and upgraded the other to Vista.  The weather stations still worked just fine, but they couldn’t share their weather goodness with the rest of you…

Until this weekend.  I finally got off my rusty-dusty and figured out a whole buncha stuff to get them back on the net.  Here’s their new web site:

[a voice from 2019 says – try this one instead  ] Continue reading