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an ambient weather widget that applies the current wind conditions to any user-chosen website. it uses a United States ZIP Code to grab local conditions from the Yahoo Weather RSS feed, & animates individual pieces of the website, such as text blocks & images, according to the strength of the wind.

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I thought I might tweak this to use something besides the weather feed, so I looked at the .js file. Turns out it doesn't use any feed. It uses random numbers and characters in a string (that includes the supposed zip code) to move the content elements around. Disappointing.

Fri 06 Apr 2007 at 11:08 AM

actually it does use a feed. the JS file contains PHP that grabs and parses the RSS then spits out the JS variables. you don't see it because PHP is executed server-side. notrton, you jumped to conclusions without really checking the data . . . disappointing.

Wed 21 May 2008 at 4:14 AM

this is fake... no live data involved... no PHP

Mon 09 Feb 2009 at 4:33 AM

..and... the code was pinched from one of those codes to put snowflakes all over the page...

Mon 09 Feb 2009 at 8:49 AM

This is just humorous now. I've never been accused of making a "fake" project. ;) If you really need proof I can hold your hand and wade through the code, the GET data, the .htaccess that allows the JavaScript file to be parsed as PHP, the CURL injection, etc. I assure you I authored all the code myself in a simple text editor. No pinching necessary. The hack involved seems pretty straight-forward to me. What part are you guys tripping up on?

Fri 13 Feb 2009 at 5:49 AM
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