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Do I Need a Jacket? by FlyingHyrax Do I Need a Jacket? by FlyingHyrax

"Do I Need a Jacket?"

Yet another Rainmeter weather skin

"A simple, straightforward interpretation of the weather - It's like having your mom on your desktop!"

New beta version here: Do I Need a Jacket? 2.0 (beta)

All credit for the idea goes to: doineedajacket.com/
However, the skin does not actually use that website. The skin parses current weather info from Yahoo! Weather and does the math in the skin. The only downside to this - Y! Weather does not provide wind gusts data, which is important for a skin like this.

On mouseover, the skin shows three buttons for the Settings.txt file, Refresh, and the Readme file. Please refer to the readme ("info.rtf") for explanations of all the variables in Settings.txt and instructions on how to find your Yahoo! weather location code.

UPDATE to the README
Looks like Yahoo! made some changes to their weather page, and removed the RSS button. The feed still works, but you can't go from the forecast page to the RSS feed to wind your Yahoo/Weather.com WOEID. In the US, instead of using your WOEID, you should just be able to use your ZIP code. For those outside the US, try this:
- Go to Weather.com (the Weather Channel) and search for your location, preferably using a city and country.
- On the page for your location, look at the URL bar. It should be something like this: htt.p://www.weather.com/weather/right-now/SFXX0023:1
- The sequence of eight letters and numbers near the end of the URL, between the last "/" and the ":", are that location's WOEID. For instance, Johannesburg, South Africa (the link above) is SFXX0023. Use the WOEID to set your location for the skin as indicated in the README file.
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:iconep7:
ep7 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
loving this! i always have problems with my jacket.

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:iconmadmax2230:
madmax2230 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
So how do I change what the text says? I looked through the files and I don't see an option anywhere.
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
The text currently isn't really configurable, though you can change it by editing the Lua script.  The larger text is returned by the getMainTest Lua function.
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DraiiCray Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Is it possible to add a stroke around the text? I've searched through the Settings and Comments and found nothing, I may be blind.
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
I didn't build in a setting for it, but adding "Border" StringEffect to the string meters might be what you're looking for...
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spencer4757 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Looks great!
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:iconwoofiny:
Woofiny Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Hey, FlyingHyrax, I'm not getting any updated weather any more, I have to manually refresh, do you have an ideas why that is?
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Would you mind checking if this one has the same problem?
fav.me/d86jlry
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
No idea, but I'm working on a new version written from scratch that uses a different API.
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:iconxxputxx:
XxputxX Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
I was getting the data for the city I was in UK, but now I moved to Portugal and neither Yahoo nor Weather.com are working for Portugal.
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joaolx95 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
I would also like to know. I live in Portugal and would really like to use this.
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:iconaussietanker:
aussietanker Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
i know this is an old thread, but this is a great little widget ...

as someone said, its just like having mum on the computer screen :)

i have read thru all the pages here and am having an issue ... i changed the original color (can't remember what it was) to a dark grey ... i decided after a while that i didn't like it so changed it to white text, which looks ok as i usually use darker wallpapers   ... however, since then i have been unable to change the color at all ... despite deleting the whole DINAJ folder from the rainmeter skins folder in my docs (can anyone tell me the corect way to delete a skin from rainmeter?) and re installing DINAJ

any ideas what might be wrong and how to fix it?

here is my settings file (from clicking the little gear icon) >

[Variables]
loc=ASXX0112
unit=f

hotTemp=80
coldTemp=60
freezeTemp=32

windLow=15
windHigh=30
windExtreme=77

Colour=255,153,51,255
font1=Segoe UI Light
font2=Helvetica
size1=28
size2=14

what i would really like to do is have the top line one color
and the bottom line a different color

ie


top line > Colour1=240,240,240 > whitish grey
bottom line > Colour2=255,183,65 > orange

any ideas on how to do this anyone?

thanks
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
You spelled "colour" wrong.  ;)  Try "color" instead.

To set each string to a different color, you can just plug whatever values you want into the "[Y/N]" and "[Elaboration]" meters in jacket.ini.  Right now both have "FontColor=#color#" (to use the value from the settings file), but you can set "FontColor=(whatever color you'd like)" on either one.
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:iconapiium:
APIIUM Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I mean he spelled it right, just not how rainmeter wants it . 
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Exactly. :)
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:iconlady-boyle:
Lady-Boyle Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
This isn't updating automatically. I have to manually refresh it to see the correct info. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Would you mind checking if this one has the same problem?
fav.me/d86jlry
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
This has been a problem for a while, but unfortunately I have no idea why it happens.  I'm currently working on a new version written from scratch - it'll be a little different but hopefully won't have this issue... (if it does, I'm really at a loss)
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:iconlady-boyle:
Lady-Boyle Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
This is neat. It doesn't display numbers. It just displays what I need to know.
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:iconkoney0:
Koney0 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 8, 2014
Probably a bug i.imgur.com/VeLaTjv.jpg it's 24°C now...

EDIT: Double comment, I'm new to deviantart and don't know if the "hide" deletes it
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Looks like a bug for sure.  I'm currently working on a new version written from scratch; it might not have the wind speed settings (it just looks at the current wind chill value) but it should handle the units a bit better.
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:iconkoney0:
Koney0 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 8, 2014
Probably a bug i.imgur.com/VeLaTjv.jpg it's 24°C now...
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:iconhotwheels14901:
hotwheels14901 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
use this for woeid lookup woeid.rosselliot.co.nz/
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:iconpoop87:
poop87 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
How do I change the color of the text?
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Hover over the skin and click the little gear icon that appears in the top left corner to open the settings file. You can change the "color" value to anything in Hex or RGBA format as described here: docs.rainmeter.net/manual/skin…
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:iconantonvolkov:
AntonVolkov Featured By Owner Edited Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You can click a "gear" button on a widget. This action will open settings.txt with current settings for this widget. There you can find a line called "color" with 4 numbers. The first three are (at least i assume so) traditional RGB numbers ( range: 0-255 ) and the last one (also an assumption) is the brightness or smth like that (range: 0-255)
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:iconthatsmary:
thatsmary Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Hello everyone ! I'd like to know how to change Fahrenheit to Celsius. Can someone help me with it ?
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Hover over the skin, click in the little gear icon that appears in the top left.  That opens the settings file in your default text editor (probably notepad).  Change the line "unit=f" to "unit=c" to retrieve metric data from Yahoo instead of Fahrenheit.  However, all the different thresholds (hotTemp, coldeTemp, windLow, etc) are set for Fahrenheit, so you'll want to adjust those to numbers that make more sense for the Celsius range.
When your done changing settings, just save the file and refresh the skin.

(I'd like to work on a new version that isn't so annoying to edit, but I might not have time.)
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:iconlachstah:
lachstah Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Does changing temperature to Celsius also change the wind speeds to km/h?
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
I believe so, yes.
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:iconexciteddugong:
ExcitedDugong Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Thanks for this awesome skin. I want to change its functionality to show whether i will need a jacket TOMORROW. can you help me with this? I basically only need this line:

URL=weather.yahooapis.com/forecast…

to reflect this (with a &dayf=2 or something like this i guess?)

help would be much appreciated :)

P.S.: I translated it to German, i could give you the lines if you want to make it public?
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:icondiego2o13:
diego2o13 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 8, 2014
The instructions didn't work out for me... It always said that it was darn could outside but not windy. What I did was this: First, open the DINAJ folder (you can right click on the skin, then click DINAJ) and open the jacket file. Then look for the [mWeatherData] section and in the line "URL" change the "forecastrss?p" to "forecastrss?w". Now, the WOEID you should use is on weather.yahoo.com When you enter a location, the URL should say something like "htt.ps://weather.yahoo.com/country/region/city-123456/". For the example, the WOEID is "123456". That is the number you should put on the settings file. Also, check in the settings file that the "unit" is NOT set in capital letters because it's case sensitive (it should be either "c" or "f"). Thats all! Btw, great skin! (:
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:iconthebuilderdd:
Thebuilderdd Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
A really good thing to add is to say that you need a jacket when it is raining.
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:iconmrxax:
MrXax Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
I had DINAJ set to use Celcius, but it was still using the hard-coded Fahrenheit numbers to determine how chilly/cold it is. No biggie; I converted the temperatures and saved the changes. However, I'm noticing that DINAJ isn't updating itself (or is doing so infrequently). Is there a way to change how often it updates?
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drunk-and-lazy-prole Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome skin comrade! But, how can you set the text to be a white on black text to make it more visible?
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OmbraInvisibile Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is awesome! Used it as soon as i discovered it :D
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indigovue24 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My "Tonight" temp isn't working. Like in the afternoon when it should switch to tonight's temp, it still says "Today, but the temperature and everything else just disappears. I didn't change the coding or anything, but I went in and looked and under "Gather Weather Info From RSS" "Tonight" is missing. Does that have anything to do with it?
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Chase2991 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Its so faint! I have it set on a black background and I struggle to even read it. I messed around with the colors a bit to try and change this but it doesn't seem to fix the issue. Do you have a suggestion?

color=40,40,40,200
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:iconchase2991:
Chase2991 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Its so faint... I have it set on a black background and I'm struggling to read it. I tried messing around with the colors a bit, but nothing seems to help. Do you have a suggestion?


color=40,40,40,200
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Try something more like color=250,250,250,200
:)
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:icontobsas:
tobsas Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
You're probably not updating this anymore, but it would be nice if you added more weather conditions like rain and snow.
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
You're right, I wasn't planing on it... but that would be nice indeed.  I'm not sure how feasible it is and school is in session, but I'll put it on the todo list.  Lua scripting is pretty handy so maybe I can figure something out.
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Kreegu Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Hello I have a little problem with "Do I Need a Jacket?"

It is PLXX5797 right? My DINAJ says that "you need a jacket, it's darn cold but not windy" , but I have like 31 C here and I am melting. I think I did something wrong with configuration but its not much to do with it
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FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
You'll need to adjust the "hotTemp", "coldTemp", and "freezeTemp" thresholds in the Settings.txt file.  Unfortunately, the skin isn't smart enough to check whether you are using Celsius or Fahrenheit and use different temperature settings accordingly, so you'll need to change them to something that makes more sense for the Metric system.
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thisismyboat Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Is it possible to reconfigure this to use the weather from theweathernetwork.com instead of Yahoo? It's nitpicky, but I find TWN to be a lot more accurate and up-to-date than Yahoo.
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FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
It's possible, but it would probably be a little deeper than "reconfiguration" - one would need to rewrite the WebParser measures to work with the new data source. If the new WebParse measures return data in the same form as the current ones, then the rest of the skin should work fine.
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templin2350 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Mine doesn't change from pretty darn cold but no wind. I checked the log and it kept showing an error that said Plugin:"WebParser.dll" not found
any ideas?
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Sounds like your plugin situation is messed up. I would try reinstalling Rainmeter - you can run the installer from Rainmeter.net overtop your current installation, and it will preserve all of your skins.
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casparolesen Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Hey.

I have some problems with my DINAJ. It always states "You need a jacket. It's pretty chilly, but not windy", and I know it's not - it's like 15-20 degrees C here...

My settings:
[Variables]
loc=DAXX3528
unit=c

hotTemp=15
coldTemp=5
freezeTemp=0

windLow=15
windHigh=30
windExtreme=77

color=30, 144, 255
font1=Segoe UI Light
font2=Helvetica
size1=28
size2=14

Any help?
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
I'm sorry but I don't know - I tried to replicate the problem using exactly the settings you provided, but no dice. Is the skin showing current conditions when you mouse over it?
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