Well, as you can see, Off on a Tangent kind of ground to a halt for a while there. There are a few reasons, but the big one is that most of the time I’ve been sitting in front of the computer I’ve been working on No-Nonsense Weather—the weather web application I mentioned back in June.
I’m happy to report that I (quietly) launched a publicly available beta (version 0.7.0) last week and solicited some of my friends to test it out. Between their testing and mine, I was able to identify a number of bugs and issues and resolve most of them. I made two small bug fix releases last week and the live version is now 0.7.2. In general, it is working great.
Now, having said that, it is still a beta. It still has some known issues, and probably a bunch of unknown issues too. Please don’t rely on it as your sole source of weather information (yet). But I hope you will give it a try and let me know what you think. You can use the ‘feedback’ link on the site to send your comments and bug reports, and if you’re technically inclined you can log in to the Intersanity bug tracker and file bugs yourself.
Right now, it only supports weather for locations in the United States. International support is in the plans for the next major beta release (not sure when yet).
You can find No-Nonsense Weather at https://www.no-nonsense-weather.com/.