Now that you mention it, the network manager is the last thing that loads during boot... First checks ethernet connection (which I don't use) and displays a message about it being down, and then connects to wlan0. Is there a way to make this procedure faster? For example, disable ethernet connection?
Weather plugin refreshes after about half a minute and gets the info from the net. Actually I was rushing to refresh it without realizing that if I let it, it would eventually refresh.