October 01, 2004

The Weather

I've found a great Firefox extension today, one that tells me the current weather using data from weather.com. This is just one of the examples of what a great web service can do.

Weather

I've tried many ways to get weather data easily, I'm too lazy to look it up in the newspaper. One way I tried earlier was trying some RSS feeds. But this has a cleaner interface, and is much more customisable. It just sits in your statusbar or any toolbar, and most of the info is from the tooltips.

There are options to get forecasts, but forecasts are never accurate. I just want the current hard data, without a lot of fuss. The screenshot you see is highly customized, the default information displayed is much simpler.

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