[asterisk-users] weather.agi

dk at donkelly.biz dk at donkelly.biz
Wed Dec 16 11:20:28 CST 2015

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Subject: [asterisk-users] weather.agi

Here is a funny story.  We mostly do hotels in the Caribbean, and one of our
first clients (going on ten years now) used the sample "weather.agi" 
that used to be shipped with... asterisk at home? Trixbox?  Can't even recall
where we originally got it from.

This perl script uses festival to speak a brief weather forecast to the
caller.  We told our hotels this was a feature for guests, and assigned a
function code to execute it.  They have been using it for years.  In fact
the front desk used to just dial it in speaker mode for guests checking in.

Here is the funny part - the text for the weather forecast was coming from
an anonymous FTP site at tgftp.nws.noaa.gov.  Sometime in 2013 they stopped
updating the forecast!  So ever since then the caller would get the forecast
for June something 2013.  But because the weather in St Thomas is nearly the
same year round, NO ONE NOTICED!  Well, until just recently.

After we stopped laughing about it, they now want me to fix it.  But I can't
seem to find a new source of textual summary weather data.

So... has anyone else run into this and fixed it by chance?  Or can point me
to weather data?



Does something here work for you?


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