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16th February 2004, 01:26 PM
New version, if you were having trouble with it before try it again. also there is a zip version as well as a dmg version. 22/2/04

Stuffed it up, new version, 19/3/04

New version as of 18/3/04, just added a little time out code so it doesn't lock up.

The new version can be downloaded at http://abom.smallminds.org/

have fun....

Is any one interested in a widget and/or script that will display the current temp (and more) as taken from the observation pages on www.bom.gov.au.

I've just finished writing it and have decided to share.

At the moment it is a perl script that take in the name of the state and the name of the city you want to display and output the data.

I've also got a konfabulator widget that calls the perl script and displays the information on my screen (in text but if you have seen any of the other konfabulator weather widgets you know what can easily be done).

At the moment it does not collect the forecast information but this will change in the future i hope.

Also there is a guy over on the whirlpool forums that has done something like this but i didn't like the gui and i also had some trouble with the application under 10.3.


[Edit - added "And more"]
[Disko edit: added file]

16th February 2004, 01:59 PM
I'm always interested in localised australian content for my mac. hence: AppleTalkAU. :)

16th February 2004, 09:27 PM
Send it on over

bikiesATswiftdsl.com.au (replace the AT with the @ symbol)



17th February 2004, 12:22 AM
It's heading your way now pipsqeek

Disko, want i should send it your way?


17th February 2004, 12:36 AM
if you'd like, i can attach it to your first message for people to download at will?

17th February 2004, 12:41 AM
i have no problem with that but as i say in the read me, its not exactly the nicest bit of code ever produced. May crash your mac.

It's coming your way now


[edit] as always i suck and can't spell

18th February 2004, 08:50 PM

pre pre pre alpha


19th February 2004, 07:56 AM
iBook does not like it much :(

900Mhz USB FireWire400 version


19th February 2004, 08:04 AM
I need more info. Why is it not liked very much?


21st February 2004, 10:58 AM
Just tried downloading it several times.

"ABOM.dmg no mountable file systems"

21st February 2004, 02:35 PM
MightyAtom: Works fine for me... What OS are you running?

22nd February 2004, 06:18 AM
That URL will now let you download a zip file as well as a dmg, try again MightyAtom.

It's sunday today so i think it must be time for an update


[EDIT zip not zop]

22nd February 2004, 03:26 PM
Thanks for the Zip file jameso, worked just fine.

Originally posted by Disko
MightyAtom: Works fine for me... What OS are you running?

I'm running 10.3.2, I noticed the corrupt dmg I downloaded the other day was 72KB and this one is 84KB :unsure:

Are you having any problems with Adelaide weather locations? I can't get anything from Kent Town and Parafield Airport but Adelaide Airport is working for me, I haven't tried any others yet.

22nd February 2004, 03:35 PM
try the new version, if the data says -9999 or 0 then it is working but bom.gov.au is missing data. if it says anything else then get the newest version.


8th March 2005, 09:22 AM
What does it do that Meteorologist doesn't?

8th March 2005, 09:39 AM
Is this a separate app or a Konfabulator widget?

8th March 2005, 09:48 AM
If you want a great weather app, download weatherdock.


8th March 2005, 10:31 AM
markh: thanks for the great app. Fantastic recommendation.