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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!"

All credit for the idea goes to: [link]
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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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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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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kidicarus101 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
is there a way to randomize multiple temp comments? like if it was read as being "very windy" instead of just saying "your computer blew away" (or whatever people have subbed that with), it would choose one of, say, 10 comments? just a thought. variety being the spice of life and all.
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FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
This is definitely possible with Lua. The hardest part would be coming up with that many witty comments. ;)
I'm working on other things right now but I might take a crack at it later in the summer...
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kidicarus101 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
good to hear. and i believe you're witty enough. i believe :)
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piam111 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Mine doesnt seem to change from " you need a jacket, its chilly out but not windy"

My location newcastle upon tyne, UK

"[Variables]
loc=UKXX0098
unit=f

hotTemp=35
coldTemp=2
freezeTemp=1

windLow=15
windHigh=30
windExtreme=77

color=20,20,20,200
font1=Segoe UI Light
font2=Helvetica
size1=28
size2=14
"

Any ideas?
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FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Hi piam111,
Interesting problem, but unfortunately I cannot seem to replicate it on my system using the settings you gave... so I'm not sure what might be causing the hang-up.
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lblake Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
The feed doesn't update for me. It only updates when I hit the refresh button. Any help appreciated.
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FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Several other people have reported this - unfortunately the short answer is that I have no idea why it happens. It's something with the way I'm using WebParser in Rainmeter I guess, but I don't know what. :(
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