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Building and installing Metview in openSUSE

Building and installing Metview in openSUSE

Recently I ventured to build and install a copy of Metview on a local computer, in order to provide my wife a testing platform when she is working from home. Metview is a meteorological workstation application and its capabilities include powerful data access, processing and visualisation. It is maintained and developed in part by ECMWF. Read more

A year of weather statistics for Belgrade

A year of weather statistics for Belgrade

Exactly one year ago, I made a PHP script to retrieve weather data from national weather service website (RHMZ). I put it to my always-on home server, and set it up to run every hour, which coincides with their updates. Result is a comprehensive data set for several cities in my country, which can be used for additional analysis. Read more

Problems with Wake on Wireless LAN

Problems with Wake on Wireless LAN

One of the great little things about computers is surely Wake On Lan feature on most network cards. It allows you to wake up a turned off or sleeping computer by sending a remote wake up packet (sometimes called a 'magic' packet). I found myself depending on this nifty little thing lately, since I want to be able to access files remotely, but I don't want to have a computer running all the time (it's not very green, is it?) or be there physically to turn it on (beats the purpose, I guess). Read more

Color calibration and dual monitor setup in Windows 7

Color calibration and dual monitor setup in Windows 7

Given the nature of my professional calling, I depend on properly calibrated monitors, since you can only rely so much on your experience when there are choices to be made concerning the color. While eyedropper tool is indeed a godsend, calibration is a must in an environment where photo manipulation is in the play, which is nowadays very common. Add two or more monitors in the mix, and suddenly things don't work as they are supposed to. Read more