To get it functional on the laptop without a serial port, I had to buy a serial to USB connector, and find a driver that would emulate the serial through the USB. Kind of a PITA, but I had the time and inclination to do it. Finally, Vista crappiness caught up, and the computer wouldn't run more than a few hours at a stretch before crashing. I upgraded it to Windows 7. The issue I have is finding - once again - the drivers to set up the USB/serial emulation. This time around, I don't have the time, and seemingly, the inclination.
That's where you come in, Internet. Can anyone help me out with this? I'm not the (smartest guy, sharpest knife...insert your favorite metaphor/simile here) about this kind of stuff; I'm pretty much a specialist in end user software customization. I'd like to be able to capture the data, and be able to access it from my travels, but as it stands now, I have nada.
Also, looking at you Ambient Weather... your software STILL relies on serial? Seriously?