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SysMetrix METAR data

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By on January 2, 2010 9:11:44 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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Has anyone else noticed that as of Jan 1st, the METAR data doesn't work for most sites to retrieve weather info? Almost every site responds with a Parse error. I've R&R'd Sysmetrix thinking it may be a corrupt data file but the problem persists.  I read some forums saying it's possibly the Weather Channel but Sysmetrix retrieves it's data from NOAA. Does anyone have a line of why this is happening?  NOAA's weather site still uses the same 4-character METAR codes and they don't mention any changes.

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February 8, 2010 11:16:06 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I want to donate too....... pm me your details as well......i love sysmetrix soooo much, i cant live without it!! and I lurve skinning it too.. xxxx

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February 9, 2010 2:42:00 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hey Nick ! Great to see You here.

 

Running Seven Ultimate 64bit here. CPU doesn't work at all for me it always shows 0 %.

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February 9, 2010 5:51:07 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Running Seven Ultimate 64bit here. CPU doesn't work at all for me it always shows 0 %.

Ditto.

Ram doesn't notice anything unless I run win7 also in vmware with 4gig allocated....then the host sysmetrix shows something of a hit.

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February 9, 2010 9:49:56 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Oh, I will test that whe I get my new machine with 6 GB.

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February 9, 2010 2:21:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Ok, I think I've got the CPU, Memory, and TCP/IP stuff fixed   I'll do some more testing and see if there are any other problems with Windows 7.  My plan is to do another release in the next couple of weeks.  By then we'll have a Windows 7 compliant version of SysMetrix and a new Website to host it!

Nick

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February 9, 2010 2:32:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Great !!!

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February 9, 2010 2:32:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Xymantix,
Ok, I think I've got the CPU, Memory, and TCP/IP stuff fixed   I'll do some more testing and see if there are any other problems with Windows 7.  My plan is to do another release in the next couple of weeks.  By then we'll have a Windows 7 compliant version of SysMetrix and a new Website to host it!

Nick

Now that sounds great.   

Once that is all done maybe what would be needed or nice is some kind of SysMetrix skinning clinic or contest. 

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February 9, 2010 2:45:15 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,
Nick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great to see you here in the land of the living....and Sysmetrix too.

Computers kinda advanced a bit since your wee holiday....8 cores...way more than 2gig of ram [12 here] ...Windows 7 .... 64bit architecture....

I had to dump my 'meters' for ram and CPU use...they weren't playing nice.

If you can drag Sysmetrix screaming into the third Millennium there's a whole bunch of people who will be eternally grateful....

PM me your home addy and I'll mail you a donation....

 

Hey Jafo!

Wow - sounds like you've got a helluva system!  Wanna trade?   Sorry about the extended absence - having kids ends up taking away all of your free time.   Who'd have thought?  At any rate, I'm planning on putting out a new version in the next couple of weeks that will take care of all of those little problems with Windows 7 and Windows Vista.  I'll post back when it's ready for download!

Nick

 

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February 9, 2010 5:32:26 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Wow - sounds like you've got a helluva system!

Nick...the previous machine was a little long in the tooth...P4 3.0 gig....had it for yonks.

New one is:-

Lian Li PC-A6010 case [black]

Antec TruePower Quattro 1000w PSU

ASUS P6T-se  X58 i7 MoBo

Intel i7 920 2.66Ghz LGA1366 CPU

12G OCZ Triple [6x2G] PC12800 DDR3 Gold Ram

CoolerMaster V8 CPU Cooler [that bloody big thing]

Vantec EZ2 Sata hot-swap racks [x2][black]

1TB Seagate Sata2 7200 HD [x2] [redundancy backup/data]

500G WD Sata2 7200 HD [game backups]

250G Seagate Sata2 7200 HD [x2] [secondary/alternate OS installs in racks]

60G OCZ Summit SSD [for OS]

ACR-105 Multi card reader

LG Sata DVD-RW [x2][black]

XFX 1G GTX285 Black Edition GPU

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RTM.

Office 2010 Professional 64bit.

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February 9, 2010 6:24:41 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Intel i7 920 2.66Ghz LGA1366 CPU

Great little CPU, can be easilly overclocked to 4 Ghz and, in some cases, even beyond. Mine is at 4 Ghz and, for a while, had it stable at 4.2 Ghz - but I didn't like the max temperatures (even with the Noctua NH-U12P SE2 brick as a cooler) when running Prime95 for extended periods of time. 

Anyway, hi Nick! Glad to see you back too.

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February 9, 2010 6:57:35 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'm planning on putting out a new version in the next couple of weeks that will take care of all of those little problems with Windows 7

Excellent news

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February 10, 2010 3:57:04 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

good to hear Nick, finally a reason to get back to doing sysmetrix themes again

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February 10, 2010 6:37:44 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Geez....just look at all the low member numbers here.....

....all we need now are cobwebs and walking frames....

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February 10, 2010 9:18:46 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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February 10, 2010 9:48:35 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,
Geez....just look at all the low member numbers here.....

....all we need now are cobwebs and walking frames....

Indeed--it looks like the old folks have come out.

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February 10, 2010 1:33:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

@Nick, while we are at it : It would be uber-nice if You could find a way for Sysmetrix 3.5 ( ) a skinner could define a drive meter 1 time only and then let the end-user decide which drives he wants to monitor. Would need to mirror everything belonging to that drive meter X times then by tiling or so.

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February 10, 2010 1:35:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting c242,
@Nick, while we are at it : It would be uber-nice if You could find a way for Sysmetrix 3.5 ( ) a skinner could define a drive meter 1 time only and then let the end-user decide which drives he wants to monitor. Would need to mirror everything belonging to that drive meter X times then by tiling or so.

Now I like that suggestion as I only have one HDD. 

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February 10, 2010 1:35:35 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Sorry, double post

 

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February 13, 2010 3:24:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

cobwebs and walking frames....

 

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February 16, 2010 1:11:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Donation coming from me also. Will check the site.

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February 16, 2010 1:19:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The new site is very nice, can't wait for the update bugs in the program to be fixed.      

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February 17, 2010 6:56:31 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

me too glad to see work on this again great program.

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February 19, 2010 2:18:56 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Ok, I've posted SysMetrix 3.44 (http://www.xymantix.com/sysmetrix/download), so download it when you get a chance and let me know if there are still any problems with Windows 7.  I think I got everything taken care of, but don't have a system yet to test on, so I'm still flying blind.  I did order a copy of Windows 7 64-bit, though, so I'll be making the leap next week!

Calle, that's a great idea about the drives.  I think it would be a nice addition for everyone, so I'll add it to the todo list!

 

Nick

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February 19, 2010 3:50:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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February 19, 2010 4:15:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I just downloaded the update and memory and those things associated with it seem to working fine.  Running Win 7 64 bit with 8GBs of memory. 

I need to go find a skin that looks at multiple core CPU's so I can check the other stuff.  Do you have any suggestions of a skin to try?

 

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