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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

A DIY NAS with Ubuntu

A DIY NAS with Ubuntu

As a personal collection of large files grows, one has always problems with additional storage. Once the problem was with not enough disk space, but today it may as well be the physical space to store the disks. A computer case is only as big, and soon you can't add new disks, because there is simply no room in it. This is a problem I first faced a couple of years ago, and pondered ever since to solve it. Read more

Text mode by default in Ubuntu Linux

Text mode by default in Ubuntu Linux

So, I needed an installation of Linux in order to try something development related. Recently I tried several major LiveCD distributions in order to see which one has evolved significantly, and I thought that Fedora and SuSE did a good job, but was not completely satisfied. Somehow I managed to miss Ubuntu in these tests, and by hearing some good things about it recently, I managed to grab some time and try it. Read more