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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 20, 2019, 06:19 PM »
I just did a quick scan of RFC 6749. Having worked with PKE and PKI along with Microsoft's Hash key exchange, OAuth seems to have been developed by a team that seems to be set out to show how smart they are.

For the API call you use in sWeather, I can't see why Yahoo would implement such a challenge / response protocol. I really seems like over kill; unless this now going to be part of the base coding standard.

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 20, 2019, 04:09 PM »
Thanks what I meant about WOEID...

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 20, 2019, 02:27 AM »
Your right about WOEID being a pain, but MAN YOU DID IT!

Thank you! I didn't know how much I missed it before it was gone. Now it's back in my tray and it's GREAT!

Next check, you get a donation!

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 17, 2019, 02:15 PM »
Thanks.

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 17, 2019, 01:46 AM »
Folks, looking over the past weeks posts you seem all to be polite and respectful to one another. I like this atmosphere alot. Would someone be so kind as to point me to a similar civilized forum. I'm interest in politic, social policy, security, religion and would love a place to hang.

I find Reg-edit to be to wild-west for my taste of discourse.

I'm a social-technologist with 40+ years in the business. IBM for 10, a stint at Microsoft, 10-years freelancing, 12-years teaching as a Senior Networking Instructor (with a side course in "Ethics in Information System".


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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 15, 2019, 04:26 PM »
Your philosophy of, "I think everything should be free." fits in with the values originally expressed by Homebrew Computer Club. This of course has been revised to, "How much can we make". Of course there are still few exceptions in the tech arena, Linus Torvalds immediately comes to mind with Linux. But even that has become commoditization by the market. But creators are entitled to compensation for their efforts (should they choose to be) and have the right to change their minds at any point.

Look up Richard Stallman and the concept of Copyleft!

This is not an attack on you and please don't take it that way. I, also have that baked into a certain point. But for me, it's the media industry. My issues stem from not being able to record broadcasts on "public airwaves" at the highest resolution. And having to "buy" the same movie over and over again as the format media changes. This directly addresses you statement below.


"That's why it always gets to me when I see change for the sake of change, planned obsolescence and so on. I like stability, consistency, continuity, compatibility - completely opposite to this century's trend."

And I agree with your above statement 100%. You may use Apple as a text book example.

I had my Samsung Windows i700 phone from the day it was released till the day they killed the analogue band. I'm still running windows 7 on most of my systems, because IMO everything that came after was POS (And I ain't talk'in point of sale!) Hell, I still have a modem connected to my laptop for when the power goes off with a Virtual Windows For Workgroups and the original version of Mozilla installed on it with Trumpet Winsock!

I'm sorry for "monologuing", and going off topic, but I suddenly needed to vent.

As to the original topic.  If sWeather is dead, then so be it. It was a wonderful little program that earned my respect and gratitude. To quote Twain, "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated."

I can hope!

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 11, 2019, 02:01 PM »
I would like to say thank you for all your work over the years. This must have started as a passion project for you and turned into what it is now.

The problem is "free". It's been that way so long that people "expect it". I've been having this same discussion in UseNet groups about posting and expectations. Specifically, saying thank you.

When something is "free" for so long, it becomes a question of expectation of entitlement. Well that's not the case. The amount of time you have put in, and now the people bitching must make you feel that you have a chain and weight around your neck. I've been there on similar projects.

I've contribute to "free" projects when I can (limited funds), and I you CHOOSE to continue, then I'll do the same.  I hope that you do, but remember, you have no obligation to do so. All that I ask is if you do kill it, post the fact so we might know.

In the meantime, THANK YOU, for all your efforts.

Techteacher

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