Coolmon weather script

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by Iceman, Jun 4, 2002.

  1. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    anybody else ahve problem with the weather script today for Coolmon, or was it just me :p
     
  2. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    I haven't but then again, I don't have Coolmon :D
     
  3. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    your awful :p
     
  4. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest


    :D ;) :D


    Jewelzz, you crack me up, and made my day, thanx
     
  5. MdSalih

    MdSalih The Boss

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    coolmon weather script + more info can be found here:

    http://daisyman.arsware.org/coolinfo/tips.html

    under the winamp tip..

    fairly basic... you firstly download or copy paste the weather script and save it as a .vbs

    only things you need to modify in it is your postcode... so that it gets your areas information

    http://www.weather.com/weather/local/77840 <-- something like that

    http://www.weather.com <-- get it now..

    then you need to make a place for it to save the information too... your coolmon folder...

    then finally if you want it to display things in metric/imperial format... all that stuff is near the top of the script..

    then you need to schedule the script to run every so often... say 15 mins... it tells you how to near the after the script... on the website...

    then all you do is go into coolmon "Display Items" and copy paste this:

    <NAME=FILEDATA FORMAT="<ENTER THE FULL PATH TO WHERE THE SCRIPT DUMPS THE INFORMATION TOO HERE>">

    pretty basic :)

    MdSalih
     
  6. Iceman

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    Thanks MdSalih, I already cleared the problem, it was a script error in the code itself.

    It would appear that weather.com left out some information needed by that script, it only lasted a couple hours, and everything is back to normal.

    :)
     
  7. brunsodj

    brunsodj OSNN Addict

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    Weather Script

    FYI: I had the same problem, and never knew how nor had the motivation to try fix it.

    I now use Samurize ;) and I am happier.

    ~Dan
     
  8. Jimmymac

    Jimmymac Guest

    I'm having that problem

    What is the fix for the script ? Where can I find it ?
     
  9. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    What's happened is weather.com has changed their format, so the script for coolmon no longer works, until somebody posts a fix. weather.com is trying to get people to use their own desktop program.

    :confused:
     
  10. Jimmymac

    Jimmymac Guest

    Damn

    On thier discussion forumn SRS says he updated it.. but the one I downloaded is not working.


    The post is here
     
  11. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Thanks for Iceman38 for pointing out the latest weather.vbs script. This new VBS now includes the 10 day outlook and percip percentage. All credit goes to SRS.

    Simply change the URL and path to the txt file within the first few lines of the VBS script. Everything else is the same.
     
  12. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    okay, in depth directions to solve CoolMon weather worries.

    - Download the new weather.vbs (weather.zip) above and extract it to the directory you want to run the script out of.
    - Change the following fields: const conURLSrc (to your zip code URL) and outFile (to the location of the weather.txt on your HDD)

    Here's what mine looks like:

    const conURLSrc = "http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNY0011"
    const outFile = "C:\Program Files\madmatt\Active Desktop\weather.txt"

    Then do one of the following:

    run C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscript.exe "C:\PATH_TO\weather.vbs"

    OR

    setup the above path using task scheduler.

    Any other questions can be posted here.
     
  13. Jimmymac

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    Matt

    You SO rock...
    It worked perfectly

    Thank You
     
  14. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    Further Update:

    The new script has also been uploaded to Coolmon's main site u can get it here:

    http://daisyman.arsware.org/coolinfo/tips.html

    Props goes to SRS (for the script) and of course Matt (for helping ppl conf coolmon)


    :D
     
  15. Iceman

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    Further further update:

    srs has updated the script once again at 12:15 today
    this fixes a lot of stuff, I will try to keep everybody informed.

    u can get it here coolmon weather
     
  16. MdSalih

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    thanx for the update :)

    MdSalih