Sunday, September 20, 2009

Dumbing Down Wview

mteel says that Wview works great as a simple data archiving server and it's easy to add posting of data to Wunderground. His description makes it sound easy:

Friday, September 11, 2009

Dave's Ditty Okay, it's not really a song, but it made me want to sing to find such clear instructions for setting up wview. Note that the non-generic instructions start at step #11. Only drawback I see is that I have a USB communication connection, not serial port... My WeatherLink package is schedule to arrive Monday. I know what I'll be doing next weekend!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Davis Vantage Pro2

My wife just got me a Davis Vantage Pro2 for my birthday. My first task has been to figure out what I need to get it up-and-running. I've more-or-less selected wview as my data management software of choice as it seems to be the most mature and best support Linux option. After calling Davis and posting on the wview group, I've learned that the WeatherLink package is a required purchase for communicating data to a computer. A bit hard to believe that the included adapter isn't included in the Vantage Pro2 package---are there really people who just like to stare at the console? But, I digress. WeatherLink is on order and I'll be trying to install wview soon...