I made the purchase and, though it's still in the process of being shipped (Shipping? Really? Are they the only ones who don't download?), I decided to download the demo version to ensure I could connect up the station. This particular facet had me wondering, since the Mac only had USB inputs, and the WMR968 had serial output. Apparently not to worry, though, WeatherSnooper had links to two separate serial to USB drivers directly from the Help Menu. Saweet!
Working logically from top to bottom I tried them both to no avail. Discouragement ameliorated by several scream sessions, I did some additional investigations, and found that the drivers were specific to chipsets. But how do I find out what chipset my now 2-year old cable used? Once again, I called on Uncle Google and found a way to discover exactly which kind of chipset was in the cable I was using.
1. From the Apple, select "About This Mac"
2a. Click on the "System Report..." button.
3. In the left pane under the hardware heading, click on USB and you'll see something similar to what's below:
Suffice it to say, I had several more scream-fests. Even the dog wanted to leave, and I even awed the parrots. After I calmed, I did yet more research and found another site with a link to a sourceforge download. Lo and behold, this actually operated like an OSX installer, and it freaking worked!!
So as soon as the real application gets here, I will once again be joining the throngs of weather nerds with personal reporting weather stations on Wunderground. On the surface, the application looks nice - a little hokey for my taste, but that's OK. I really wanted it so I can get back to uploading my data to Weather Underground.