How I set up a world-class personal weather station

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Davis Instruments Vantage Vue wireless weather station
“Everybody complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it,” said Mark Twain, long before the advent of the personal weather station.

You still can’t really do anything about the weather but you can certainly measure it, report about it, collect live weather data and send it to the Internet and display the results all over your house. That’s been my passion over the past 15 years, and I’ll show you how you can do it with your own personal weather station. Continue reading

Video: We talk with Mr. Media about Bloggers Boot Camp

My writing partner John Biggs (TechCrunch, Gizmodo, The New York Times) and I talked with a cool guy the other day. Bob Andelman, known worldwide as “Mr. Media,” asked us about our newly released second edition of Bloggers Boot Camp. We talked about the book and a lot more for the better part of an hour.


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Bob asked us some great questions about blogging, creating content, and generally being cool on the Internet. Johnny and I talked about our experiences at Gizmodo, NBC Universal, Mashable and TechCrunch, and made each other laugh while we tossed out a plethora of blogging tips.

It was a great treat to be able to hang out with John in our first dual interview. Enjoy!

New year’s resolutions: An ode to independence [OPINION]

New Year's resolutions

It’s time for some New Year’s resolutions. Join me as I plan for the coming year, offering insight about how I will be enhancing this site and my life over the next 12 months. I do this in hopes that you might do the same with your life and join me on my search for truth.

I’ll reveal how I’m going to modify my coverage on this site, describe the changing role of technology and gadgetry in my life, show you how I’m going to change my approach to social media, and let you in on what I foresee for the future of CharlieWhite.net. Continue reading