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NOAA Quick Forecast

Karamba & Superkaramba by flikx 17 comments

Sorry, I don't think I recieved an email concerning this. The problem is not that the page is corrupted, it's the fact that they post the title for next monday as 'MEMORIAL DAY' instead of 'MONDAY'. That completely goofs up the data offset, because any string that is not a known day is ignored.

Allow me to find out which special days they display, after which I will post an update. - May 25 2003
NOAA Quick Forecast

Karamba & Superkaramba by flikx 17 comments

Try running getForecast.pl by itself. Does it die after trying to connect? (die; statement @ line ~40) Or does it fail immediately? LWP::UserAgent and HTML::TokeParser perl modules need to be installed. Mandrake provides RPMs, and I think RedHat does the same.

Also, try the suggestions made by Sacus.


I simply run superkaramba from the install path of the theme.


I'll take some time to make the INSTALL file a little more helpful. I also found a couple more icons I missed before, and have now added to the download script. - May 14 2003
NOAA Quick Forecast

Karamba & Superkaramba by flikx 17 comments

The program dies if it cannot fetch the page, this is intentional.

It actually writes a file every time it grabs the forecast, if a subsequent time fails, it simply outputs the file and dies. This is to prevent a blank box when you take a machine off the network. (Useful for modem users, or notebook users -- like me.)

The problem may be due to your network being down, or NOAA being down.

If it's not one of these things, check for a slight typo in the URL. Also, I haven't verified if the URL provided will always work. I can fetch from srh.noaa.gov, and crh.noaa.gov. Other regions might require a slight change. - May 14 2003