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Well gee. Its only when you get to read the FAQ (which I had to login to see) that you find out that Netatmo does NOT upload to wunderground. Weather Underground needs to remove it from the list of compatibles. Netatmo has its own weathermap, and alas, privacy is something they dont much care about because it locates you right in your house. So any other user can see exactly where you live. You can turn it off and I am going to do that in a minute.

This is how the app presents on your phone.

And this is the app I have chosen to go with because it seems to do a more thorough analysis. You can tap into various areas for more info, which you cant in the Netatmo app.

This is going to be just fine for me personally but will be useless for anyone else. I may, in time, get a more full blown weather station.

Oh yeah, and my air is fine. Except when cooking.

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Some additional pickups from the video shop.

Still more to come as well.

Also needed a DVD player to watch them, and came across a 2001 Toshiba SD-1300 for $19. No HDMI, RGB (YPbPr) only, but it produces an extremely nice picture. Connected to an external amplifier and speakers it doesn’t sound half bad either.



I ended up buying a 2017 Honda CB500x with 2km on clock. 2019 version is around the corner but no exact date and/or new pricing… couldn’t wait and was happy with older revision. I really like it - but as most reviews say… Fuel injected bikes and that throttle control at low rev range is horrible. I am buying a throttle tamer to replace the OEM throttle tube because its very annoying.

And replaced our boat with a PWC - license, rego and other costs on these things in NSW was sky rocketed in recent years. NSW Government is squeezing out so much revenue from this area of the industry…


My wife is getting her PWC license completed tomorrow, but not sure if I will go get my PWC license just yet.



Got an officially installed by Apple Battery for my 2013 13" Retina Macbook Pro. They actually replaced the entire top of the base of the laptop, so the case, keyboard, trackpad are all new. It’s like having a new machine. It’s 5.5 years old now so hopefully this gives it another few years of life at least. Cost $289. Probably more than I was planning to spend but when the laptop now looks brand new I can’t complain.