Took a little tweaking but here is 7" monitor and Pi in a combo case/stand. Should work well.
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RE: Weather.gov forecast status in Weather module
@sdetweil Just wanted to pass on that have two iterations of the default weather module running. One for “current” and one for forecast using weathergov as my data source. Appears I can do away with weatherEndpoint on both with no ill effects.
There is a NWS API Page that runs through an example. Follow example using the appropriate gps coordinates for your location. In my screen capture you see
/gridpoints/CAE/70,67/forecast/hourlywhich relates to my local NWS radar at CAE which is local airport. I do not think this will work for people trying to get finer resolution via someone’s weather station who is uploading their data to a 3rd party provider.
I have seen the CURRENT forecast drop out infrequently but it has always come back on its own.
RE: My Look Ahead board
Version 2. Tossed the YouTube in the iFrame, Replaced with National Weather Service radar page.
Got rid of the module that was past?? cloud/rain. Replaced with WeatherChart module.
Also, looks like CalendarLabs has posted 2021 calendar as it was populated with new dates this morning.
RE: Completely lost
@notacomputerguy I use weather.gov for both current and forecast per module @sdetweil mentions.
I wrote a marginal explainer over a year ago about how to use weather.gov as provider.
You have to do some pre-work on some pages in National Weather Service website to copy over to the config file weather module section.
I didn’t start messing the MM’s too far back and it is one of those type projects that you have an ah-ha lightbulb go off in your head where you feel like you’ve been fighting with MM and then it all comes together as a unified whole.
Hard part is persevering through and not quitting.
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Update MM Electron Question
After staring at message about update for both MM and one of modules I’m using for about a month, set about to update everything. Update seemed to go alright for MM with exception of getting a high severity warning and 3 moderate severity warnings that semm to just toggle back and forth. I get message to run
npm audit fix --force
but no joy on that fixing anything.
RE: Needs a modern interface to setup
@ankonaskiff17 @kayakbabe @sdetweil @drphil02
One final note regarding DAK Board and is ultimately what made me kick them to the curb in the end.
There is an old cliche’ about “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
When you suscribe to one of Dakboards plans, you are buying THEIR idea of what is a “pretty” display. Not the subscribers version.
A glitzy background isn’t what I care about. I want all my appointments, current weather, forecast, and national radar at a glance as I start my day.
The times I asked Dakboard support, can you change this color or increase the font size generally I didn’t get a reply, much less one that said LOL you bought our product so no, we won’t change it.
If a color blind person saw Dakboard and said that’s nice but I need to do some serious CSS mods, Dakboard isn’t going to do that.
MM a dozen people are gonna pile in and help that color blind person.
The fundamental difference between Dakboard and MM is Dakboard is like an artwork that says “Look at my technically savvy artwork.”
MM is a tool that can look like Dakboard if you want, or it present a whole host of other information that is out of the buyers reach with a dakboard subscription
RE: help with Google Calendar, No upcoming events
@sdetweil Sounds a lot like same problem I had with Google calendar that was some odd date and time format that Google was using. Did that exact thing.
No upcoming events.
I punted on Google in end and am sending Outlook calendar to MM
RE: Needs a modern interface to setup
@drphil02 As someone who started with Dakboard and switched to MM, I think Dakboard is garbage. The number of modules is miniscule compared to MM
I rently looked at Dakboard site again and still garbage. Very little you can do with Dakboard because you can’t look under the hood so to speak. MM you can.
Oh, did I mention their customer serive is non-existent?
MM has tons of modules and an outstanding group of folks to help you through the rough patches.
Set Up a Dakboard and an MM and run them side by side for a while. Set up Dakboard with the tiny amount of modules they have, then set up a MM with a variety of modules it has available.
Dakboard is just a way to liberate some money from your wallet I can get in a Ford Focus and have it all figured out in a day.
I get in a Porsche and it takes a week to get my arms around the controls but in the end Dakboard is a Ford Focus. MM a Porsche.!
Editing External web page
I have an external web page in
MMM-SmartWebDisplayand the URL is a set of cryptic letters, numbers as partially shown here
https://radar.weather.gov/?settings=v1_eyJhZ2VuZGEiOnsiaWQialthough there are way more letters and numbers.
Page works fine and gives a good national radar image zoomed to show my home state plus area to west as that is where our weather typically comes from.
There is a banner at top thats says National Weather Service Radar and device at bottom that lets you play back radar.
I’ve hidden playback by running it out the bottom if the screen and given
MMM-Jasta black background instead of the default transparent background.
Just wondering if the cryptic URL is remotely amenable to CSS
RE: NPM Vulnerabilities Alert.
@sdetweil Can I do that retroactively or delete module then reinstall with
npm install --omit=devand that will get rid of unused directories/files?
I should be able to just delete module & no need to mess with
custom.cssif that is route to take?