20th anniversary of Saratoga-weather.org

First light was on 7-Feb-2004 with a one-page website on Comcast Homepages (html only). Wow… I’ve been retired that long too :slight_smile:

The current Saratoga-weather.org site design went online September, 2009 and has proved very durable and it uses many of the scripts I developed/shared. See the script history for a walk down memory lane if you like.

The first template began 29-Feb-2008 with V1.00 for Weather-Display only.
The Version 3.00 of the templates was released 04-Feb-2011 and has had 404 updates as of 30-Jan-2024

I guess this is a hobby that lasts.

Best regards,
Ken

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Congratulations and many thanks for all the work you have done and given support.
I have been using your template for a very long time now.
It’s great.
:+1:

Well done Ken it has certainly done a huge amount for the weather community.

Stuart

Congratulations!

I hope that’s not an ominous number!

Congratulations and thanks for your valuable work !

Thanks for all the kind words about the 20 year anniversary.

I did some stats on what’s been in the scripts/updates cycle and found:

total modules=60, currently active=45 deprecated=15 totalUpdates=1230 releases

Over time, some scripts were deprecated, mostly due to source websites no longer offering the data required. Here’s the list of those deprecated scripts:

DS-forecast.php: Version 1.11 - 03-Apr-2023 script deprecated. DarkSky API shutdown on 31-Mar-2023 so script is non-functional
TweetWX-conditions.php: Version 1.03 - 13-Jun-2023 - scripts deprecated - app API access suspended by Twitter.
WD-AJAX-PHP.zip: Version 2.40a - 04-Feb-2011 WD/AJAX/PHP Template sets are deprecated for new V3.x templates supporting multiple weather station software packages - no updates will be made to these V2.x templates.
WU-forecast.php: Version 1.15 - 31-Dec-2011 - version deprecated for ML version which now works standalone too
WU-forecast.php: Version 3.05 - 28-Feb-2019 - script deprecated as api.wunderground.com closed in March, 2019. Use WC-forecast.php script instead (uses new WU/TWC api.weather.com)
WU-radar-inc.php: Version 1.15 - 16-Aug-2022 - WeatherUnderground stopped generating the radar images used by the script. Script is now not functional and deprecated.
atom-advisory.php: Version 2.13 - 30-Jan-2024 script deprecated in favor of nws-alerts script package
atom-top-warning.php: Version 2.11 - 30-Jan-2024 script deprecated in favor of nws-alerts script package
ec-radar.php: Version 2.06 - 30-Mar-2021 - script is deprecated due to change of EC website to map-based radar and lack of old images needed by the script.
get-nnvl-iod.php: Version 2.02 - 13-Mar-2018 - script is deprecated as the NNVL no longer offers the Image of the Day service in March, 2018.
quake-CANV.php: Version 2.00 - 08-Sep-2012 - script deprecated for quake-json.php script as USGS is deprecating the page it uses on the USGS website
quake-USA.php: Version 1.10 - 08-Sep-2012 - script deprecated for quake-json.php script as USGS is deprecating the page it uses on the USGS website
quake-WORLD.php: Version 1.12 - 08-Sep-2012 - script deprecated for quake-json.php script as USGS is deprecating the page it uses on the USGS website
resize-NOAA-IOD.php: Version 1.00 - 06-Aug-2010 - deprecated script as NOAA changed location and presentation of IOD graphic. Replaced by get-nnvl-iod.php script.
rss-advisory-test.php: Script retired - 17-Dec-2007 - deprecated .. use rss-advisory-test-c.php script instead

Congratulations Ken and thanks for all the hard work!

MikeyM

Congrats Ken. Also thanks for all your work and solutions to us ! :ok_hand: