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Jul 032013

I like checking the weather .  What can I say ..  I’m an old man!

I use: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2654380

But.. When I’m doing that from my Android phone it takes an AGE to load when I’ve only got GPRS connectivity and not WiFi or 3G.  Not having WiFi or 3G is pretty much all around Bude!.

A little investigation later, and I see the following from http://tools.pingdom.com

Screen Shot 2013-02-13 at 12.06.13


The long time to load the page is of course the overall page size.

For the last week or so I have toyed with the idea of processing ‘something’ to get just straight forward plain text.

Today I’ve succeeded.  In it’s little awesome-ness I now see:

Screen Shot 2013-02-13 at 12.07.34


MUCH better.  I’ve haven’t tested it too much yet, but this is the sort of output I get:

Wednesday: Heavy Rain, Maximum : 9°C Minimum : 8°C. SSE: 20mph. Daylight: 07:35 – 17:31.

Thursday: Sunny, Maximum : 9°C Minimum : 6°C. WNW: 18mph. Daylight: 07:33 – 17:32.

Friday: Sunny Intervals, Maximum : 9°C Minimum : 6°C. WSW: 6mph. Daylight: 07:31 – 17:34.

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