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Fedora 24 and weexd Weather software

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

I recently upgraded to Fedora 24 Workstation.   I typically start my Linux builds with a ‘live’ image and then add what I need/want, including things that you might normally only run on a ‘pure’ server.  Note that I do NOT suggest doing this for any system that is ‘on the Internet’…. 🙂  Among the issues I encountered were getting the Continue reading →

Apple Airprint with HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 – solved

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

This appears to a be a common problem (based on all the web twists and turns I took trying to resolve it.) If you are in a non-Apple environment then printing from an iPad to a NON-Apple printer or with a NON-Apple wifi setup can be a journey to get working…  Suggestions included: buy an Continue reading →

Part 2: Getting Data from Ambient Weather WS-1000 Wireless Weather Station

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Part 2: Getting Data from Ambient Weather WS-1000 Wireless Weather Station Using a Wifi AP Soooo, how can you capture the data from *your* WS-1000 and save it locally using the Wifi connection?  Capture Wifi data from this unit requires some level of ‘hacking’… Man-in-the-middle solutions Part 1: ‘tap’ the Wifi channel and do a Continue reading →

Part 1: Getting Data from Ambient Weather WS-1000 Wireless Weather Station

Friday, August 15th, 2014

This is my second Ambient Weather station solution – the ws-1090 console still works but the remote sensors faded away after ~2 years… The web page for the Ambient Weather WS-1000 personal weather station (PWS) lists quite a number of features (see below.)  I either mis-read the information OR based on a lack of adequate Continue reading →

Android: Working with Data structures using Python (part 1)

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

  Ok, you have an Android device (or two) and you want to explore the available data structures using Python and SL4A.  Where to start? For this post we will assume that: you have little or no experience with Python as well as little or no experience with Android programming, but, you do have experience Continue reading →

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