May 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Weather site for HDTVs and other large format displays

Weather_1300x700I needed to find a website that displayed quick weather info on a 1920x1080 display as part of a series of  websites that cycle through every 30 seconds. Various IT systems status, news headlines, company facts, etcetera.

I couldn’t find something out there that I really liked, so I decided to craft my own with the help of the Yahoo! Weather RSS Feed. Although I had to get past Yahoo including some field names “yweather:condition” that don’t validate when using LINQ, I was able to coax the RSS feed to my will using plain old XML parsing into a dictionary object.

The code’s attached (documentation is little to none), and provided without warranty of any kind.  YMMV.  Let me know what you think.

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This code is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.