All change on the western front. …
I am not an happy chappie today.
I have realised the writing was on the monitor for a while now and that I would have to move with the times.
The trouble is that the times I am moving with are controlled by people who don't seem to have any control over what they are doing.
The Met Office isn't run by meteorologists as such but by useless sons of bitches bean-counters in Westminster or some sub-life-form adjacent to our
I don't suppose I have all that much to complain about. I am not paying for anything. And I am still getting my data.
The problem might be an hidden one though as the relative access to them becomes yet more difficult with the move to a more open government.
At a certain time of day the first chart in the new format will drop off the page. So if I miss a download that's it.
At the moment, I can still grab the old stuff as late as 07:29 hours into the following day. Which is still not good.
I want the data when it is available not when they wish to present it.
The midnight chart should be online just after midnight. And any corrections shown subsequent to that. It isn't that much to ask from an office that has some of the largest computing materiel in the world.
It isn't as if they are doing much else with it. The Met Office output at the best of times is a fraction of what the USA reveals -and the USA reveals it in plenty of time.
Here is the subject of today's rant:
The same number of charts but ranging further out.
I suppose I will have to see what I can make of it. It may even be a better system. (but I doubt it.)