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About the Weather Feature

My preference would be to integrate my weather widget in the main part of this website. However there are some technical and financial reasons for not doing so at this time. The main issue is that the Geolocation service has now been removed from standard HTTP for essentially all web browsers due to security reasons. So this feature now requires HTTPS instead. Given that the Open Weather Map API requires a non-free developer account for HTTPS, I am not implementing HTTPS at this time. The weather widget can only be viewed via a demonstration over localhost for now. Note also that a JavaScript alert is given if one of the problem cases is triggered. When this happens, the weather widget is hidden from view.