Home Weather Station

I'm trying out a new Weather Interface. Basically it's a .php template created by Weather34 called HomeWeatherStation.
It pulls in information from the clientraw.txt file generated by Weather Display.
The interface is compact and has lots of extra menu items already built in.
Let me know what you think…

The Cottage Weather station...

Last weekend I installed the Acurite 5-in-1 Weather Station at the cottage.
At the moment it is on the roof of the shed which is about 7ft. off the ground. When it gets warmer I will mount it around 20ft. higher on the TV Tower to get better wind speed and direction readings..


It's now on Weather Underground as IHALDIMA4 and, so far it seems to be working.

Winter Surfing in Toronto...

I was mentioned, along with a couple of my friends in an article about Winter Surfing in the Great Lakes that was published in the "Toronto Star" last Saturday, 4th March 2017.
The Webcams and Weather Station were also mentioned.
Check out the full article article here

Acurite Atlas

Acurite announced a new series of Weather Stations due out later this year. The Atlas Family of products.
Acurite Atlas

They look pretty promising…


I have 4 Cameras connected to an old DVR and could only connect and view them locally using Internet Explorer.
I found a program on the App Store called zMeyePlus that will allow me to connect to the DVR from my iPhone.
So far I can only connect locally but am working on a Cellular fix…

Another Weather Station

Today I picked up another Acurite 5-in-1 Weather Station for installation at the Cottage. This cost $49.97CDN at Costco in Ajax.
Although this is an older model and will be replaced by the Acurite Atlas later this year, it's still a great deal.

The identical Station is on sale for $169.98US on the Acurite website. Rush out and pick one up.
Quite the savings…

Fins, Fins and more Fins...

Here are the fins I'm currently using.
On the Unibrow I have a set of Large Jordy Thrusters.
I have 2 sets of Quads for the Baked Potato.
Controller Seaworthy
A set of Controllers and a set of Seaworthys…
I am also trying out 2 different styles of Nubsters
The Middle Finger 1 and The Middle Finger 2.

A New Year...

I really have to start blogging again. I am averaging about one post a year and that's pathetic.
Anyway, here are the surfboards I'm riding this year. First off is a Firewire Timbertek Baked Potato. Great in the Lakes on small mushy days, which is the norm.
Specs: 6'1" x 22 3/4" x 3" at 50.9L
Next up is a Firewire Timbertek Unibrow, great on bigger days and when I'm not wearing 6mm of rubber.
Specs: 6'4" x 20 1/4" x 2 3/4" at 37.3L
Both have Futures boxes. I ride the Potato as a Quad with a Nubster and the Unibrow with a Thruster setup.
These boards seem to cover most conditions but sometimes I miss the longboards I used to ride growing up. I suppose the SUP makes up for this. Next entries will cover the SUP and Windsurfers…

The ChromeBook

Test entry from the Acer.
Image result for acer chromebook images
So there...

Getting Started...

Guess it's about time I started blogging again…

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