Ok, thanks again, I had thought that was what was going on, but it's always better to ask just to be sure.
As far as the sending the tempature every 10 seconds or so.... Yes I thought about that, but ultimatly I want to add other sensor inputs as well, and make a mini-weather station. The thing is (and I know it's not a lot of data at this point), but if it sends information every 10 seconds or so, 3 things come to mine doing that. It will use resources that don't need to be used up both on the arduino and in the xobxob (again, knowing it's not a lot of data at this point). And second, the information could be a few seconds old - in my case that probably wouldn't matter. Third, as tempatures (humiditys/BP/etc) don't change much at least not quickly (in a weather station type situation) it would seem that again I would be using resources that don't really need to be used.
If on my computer the shell script I run askeds for what I want, each time, then I think I'm going to get fresher data (not that it really maters for what I'm doing), and not use as many resources. I have a "Beta-Bright" moving message sign hooked up to that computer, and I can take the "weather" information phase it into a message the sign understands and display "real-time" weather. OK I know I'm a nut but it's fun to do stuff like that, Got the sign in the living room, and people always want to know where I got it from and what I'm doing to make display tweets and other useless factoids,
So even my project is a little silly
The Arduino can just sit and wait for "send temp" "send humidy" "send BP" and go into the correct sub-routine to do that, go back and wait some more.
I figured I'd start small thou, getting the tempature sensor working, and build up from there, at some point I'd like to add wind speed, but haven't gotten a wind speed detector to work yet, still working on that one
As with everything "programming" wise I have found there are a dozen different ways to do something, and you get the same results.