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grimholtz
2006-05-14, 19:23
Hi,

I love the RSS feeds on my SB3, but I want to see the weather, too. So I thought it would be ideal if I could add an RSS feed which is a weather forecast for my zip code. That way I get the headlines and the weather, too.

Does anyone happen to know of such a feed?

Thanks for any help -- I realize this isn't a slimdevices-specific question,
grimholtz

grimholtz
2006-05-14, 19:26
nevermind... I found quite a few by googling "weather rss feed"; e.g., http://developer.yahoo.com/weather/

Mark Lanctot
2006-05-14, 20:52
Quite a few weather plugins here:

http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?PluginInfoDisplay

grimholtz
2006-05-14, 21:03
yes, but those would limit me to seeing only weather---I want weather with rss feeds

Mark Lanctot
2006-05-14, 21:32
OK, but how does it matter which way it's delivered? :-)

Unless you want to alternate between RSS feeds and weather.

grimholtz
2006-05-14, 21:42
Hi Mark,

Thanks for your attention. Perhaps I misunderstand.

I thought I saw in the SB3 interface a place to display weather as a screensaver. That's nice, but I don't need weather 24x7. Ideally, I'd like the screensaver to rotate between weather and other stuff I'm interested in (i.e., other RSS feeds).

I didn't think there's a way to rotate screensaver TYPES, so my idea was to just add my local weather as another RSS feed to my list of RSS feeds. Then, selecting RSS feeds as my screensaver I should get precisely what I want.

Well, anyway, I've not been able to find a feed to work yet. http://developer.yahoo.com/weather/ didn't do it...

Vince LaMonica
2006-05-14, 22:09
On Sun, 14 May 2006, grimholtz wrote:

} Well, anyway, I've not been able to find a feed to work yet.
} http://developer.yahoo.com/weather/ didn't do it...

How 'bout weather underground? The Asheville, NC feed's URL is:

http://www.wunderground.com/auto/rss_full/NC/Asheville.xml?units=both

/vjl/

ceejay
2006-05-14, 23:55
This one works for me... http://www.mopoke.co.uk/weather/

Ceejay

aubuti
2006-05-15, 06:58
Well, anyway, I've not been able to find a feed to work yet. http://developer.yahoo.com/weather/ didn't do it...
There's several out there. Among those that work for the US:

http://www.rssweather.com/[relevant location details]
http://xml.weather.yahoo.com/forecastrss?p=[your zip code]

BTW, I see you're in Boston. Until you get the RSS set up, just expect rain. :(

grimholtz
2006-05-15, 08:32
BTW, I see you're in Boston. Until you get the RSS set up, just expect rain. :(
Yeah, thanks. Can I just call you every once in a while for the forecast instead? :)

I've tried a variety of these (including yahoo, rssweather, weatherchannel (waste of time), and wunderground)... they all basically suck IMHO. 48-hour maximum forecast in the RSS feed, but 5-day forecast on their website. I might write an XSL template to get what I want.

Thanks, everyone.