There are a few reasons why this site was created. I had purchased a WH1080 weather station on eBay and wanted to provide a streaming update page showing the weather at our home in Ruretse. Also, I had wanted to learn about getting a webpage up on the ‘net.
Using the basics in WordPress (http://wordpress.org) is reasonably easy which is why I chose to go this route. I had tried http://webs.com initially but only found out afterwards that they would not allow the nesting of folders (which is necessary for the weather page). There is no reference to this limitation on their site (that I could find) and, following a very helpful live chat with them (and subsequent emails from them) they said that they are working on providing this facility. They were also very quick to refund portion of the money I had paid them to host the site for two years.
I had originally registered the domain, vichanna.com but found, when I wanted to transfer it to bluehost.com, that it was going to take 54 days to effect the transfer. Being a bit impatient about these sort of things, I decided to create a new domain, corraghoe.com, which, in fact, I felt more comfortable with as I felt, on reflection, that vichanna.com sounded a bit self-indulgent as the site was not intended to be about me but primarily about the weather in Ruretse.
I am still learning about getting the weather page established (you can see that it is still “under construction”) as getting the required files in the correct format into the WordPress system is something that I am still learning about. The software that I am using to live track the information coming in from the wireless weather station in our garden is Cumulus (from http://sandaysoft.com) – in my opinion an excellent piece of software which is free and reflects a wide range of weather features in an attractive and efficient way. If you go to http://sandaysoft.com/maps/cumulus-map.php you can see the various Cumulus sites around the world – all of them showing the weather being streamed from various weather stations. I hope to have my page accepted by http://sandysoft.com and to have it up and running as soon as I can figure out just how this whole new discipline works.
I know that 12-year-olds can get into this sort of thing in a heartbeat but, hey, I’m not 12 (far from it!) and the old brain cells take a bit longer to get going then when I was young!