Daily Archives: March 3, 2008

Better Weather

If you like to check the weather forecast online, The Weather Channel might be everybody’s standard, but there is a much better alternative: Weather.gov.

You get all the good information weather.com has, but without the advertisement. All the information is handily available on a single screen. No need to click on separate links or to scroll through a long page with lots of unnecessary fluff. Weather.gov has quick icons for the coming week, text descriptions, a local map, color enhanced infrared maps, interactive maps, you can switch to Celsius, and also pull up a very informative hourly weather graphic of the next two days. There’s lots of other useful weather data and text only data good for mobile access. Once you go here for your weather you’ll never go back.

Ingenious Unit Conversion Widget Updated

About a month ago I received an e-mail from the developer of qwikCONVERT, my all-time favorite unit conversion widget. I was afraid Ben had stopped developing this widget, so I am very happy that he did not. Among other things, this update corrects currency update issues and now finally corrects problems when converting negative numbers, a big problem when converting temperatures between Celsius and Fahrenheit.

If you have never tried qwikCONVERT, I urge you to try it. As far as I know, it the quickest and easiest way for unit conversions. Simply enter the amount you want to convert and the units (e.g., 25 C) and you will instantly see conversions into other applicable units (e.g., F and K).