Sunday, December 21, 2008 4:43:59 PM
Those following me on Twitter will have noticed my new obsession, GPSed.com. The GPS on my phone is actually pretty good, and I've started to discover some decent applications that make use of it.
With GPSed not only can you post your current position to Twitter, and other networking sites sites (a lazy man's Plazes, if you will), but you can also save the journeys you make.
These can then be uploaded to the site and displayed in all their glory on Google Maps. Whilst these are probably of limited interest to anyone, I can't help being impressed. It's a simple process, and when you upload your journey to Google Earth to see it in glorious 3D, it's very cool.
There are some problems, however. Apparently I did this journey at an average speed of 75mph, which is impressive, seeing as I was stuck in traffic most of the way. My manic driving might explain the manner in which I tackled the roundabout above...
I guess it's mainly meant for walks, and it does work better on pedestrian journeys. It also makes use of the geotagging feature of my phone, so it can pin pictures I take along the way to the map.
It's a very nice idea, and although I have some security concerns (maybe I shouldn't be displaying my movement in such a public manner), I'm very impressed with it.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 6:31:59 PM
[/IMG]I saw this pic on Idiot Toys, and thought that it needed a lick of red paint. Who's up for a trip to Grizedale Forest?
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 4:26:59 PM
[/IMGRIGHT]Khadgar introduced me to Twitter, and I am slowly coming to the conclusion that it's one of the best things on the web. I love the concept of micro-blogging (if that's the right term), and it's ideal for my random thoughts. The fact that it integrates so well with other blogging platforms makes it a great centre to my online world.
I was dubious at first (not being a fan of this social networking malarkey), but what sold it for me is the ability to send updates by text messages. This is going to be a major part of Operation Baby Watch™, which is potentially going to begin very soon. I'm trying to get friends and family to sign up to Twitter so that I can update them on Holl•E's arrival. It's not because I'm being a cheapskate, sending one message to update several people at once, but I daresay I'll have other things on my mind when the day arrives, and the ability to broadcast news with one message is going to be very handy indeed.
I also love the ability to send picture message updates via Twitpic. I doubt Wifety will be in a very photogenic mood, but it's going to be nice to be able to share photos quickly. On a sidenote, whilst MyOpera has this ability, it never manages to remove my operator's signature (even though I tell it to), which is a little frustrating. MyOpera is still the best blogging platform that I've come across, and it makes me happy that my posts get sent to Twitter via Twitterfeed.
I don't know how many people will be involved with Operation Baby Watch™, but those who are currently following my Twitter updates don't really have a choice in the matter... muhahahahaha!
Sunday, August 10, 2008 4:08:56 PM
It's like Scrapheap Challenge, but without Kryton. Check out the multi-wheeled tank
I made - it's no match for a puny wall.Thanks to DustyButtons for the find.
Saturday, July 19, 2008 2:36:58 PM
A superb Internet mini-series, free to watch until midnight, Sunday 20th July. So go watch it. QUICK.
Ta to Ace Jon for the link.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 6:25:46 PM
I saw this flash animation today, and thought it was pretty amazing. As on comment states, it certainly is the best Bill Murray flash ever witnessed.
Saturday, February 16, 2008 5:13:40 PM
It was a real shock to come home from work on Friday to see that I'd been made My Opera's Member of the Week. I was genuinely surprised, as although I'm quite an active poster over on N+, I tend to neglect my own blog. It's something that I had wanted to address this year, and with the MOTW award, I intend to try and make more regular posts. A lot has happened already this year: I've moved house, and passed my legal exams. There are some major happenings going on, which I will no doubt blog about. I just hope they will be as interesting for others as they are for me!
I will finish The Charming Monkey (or at least do some more chapters!), and maybe add some more of my story ideas. I love using My Opera, and find blogging is so easy that I shouldn't really have an excuse for not updating my blog more often I do think my main focus will always be N+ however. Seeing the group grow is immensely satisfying, and I really do enjoy contributing. It is evolving into a fantastic group, and I think it can only get better in the future.
I just hope people have enjoyed joining My Opera as much as I have. I have met so many great people through My Opera and N+, and I hope to meet many, many more.