Geologger test run complete

heres the run-down:
i got the geo logger today
hardware works great so far
software install was finicky
software operation and hardware operation are not that user friendly either
regardless of these circumstances I was able to successfully geolog a trip to Fry’s to get some extra ram for the laptop

I haven’t been able to figure out how to embed it into the location page yet, but I put the test run on the net here –

http://whereisdarran.com/geotag/GoogleMapExport/PhotoTrackrExport.html

i like the current output – improvments that I want to make are better auto tagging of location, removal of image scaling and compression – i want to retain the original picture quality

also, I uploaded the same pics to picasa – once the photos are geotagged picasa automatically places your pics on a map, you do miss out on your route though.

check out the picasa upload here

http://picasaweb.google.com/darran.kelinske/GeotagTest/photo#map

and finally I uploaded the pics to locr:

locr pics

slideshow in locr:

locr slideshow

I also switched the live streaming from justin.tv to yahoo live temporarily – justin.tv seems to cut out sporadically and not recover. Yahoo live doesnt have a standalone stream window which is kind of weak – it also does not have as much configuration abilities as the justin.tv or ustream.tv

now im switched to mogulus.com – the interface for mogulus is the best so far – well see how it performs overall

more updates

i needed a digi watch to keep track of time in africa – not sure if my tent has electricity or not – scooped one up at target and added it to the gear page – still making a few changes here and there like the header image – cam is rolling live, but nothing interesting is going on

if you’re wondering what im listening to, the techno is radioblagon coming straight to your ears from paris

http://www.radioblagon.com/v7/

they have multiple streams – the following is the one that im jammin

http://shoutcast.com/sbin/shoutcast-playlist.pls?rn=949071&file=filename.pls

the african music is from KLH News International

http://www.klhnews.com/

stream: http://sh2.audio-stream.com/tunein.php/mwanakijiji007/playlist.pls

live feed

i switched the live feed from ustream.tv to justin.tv – ustream.tv has some gui issues on their admin pages, justin.tv seems to have a more robust offering so far

updates

two new sections – music and gear

keep everyone up to date on cool tunes and gear

website

i have almost got the theme complete, but want to figure out how to add comments for pages – most themes have this, but this one does not seem to

also – this theme did not have a links section for the sidebar menu

changed theme

trying to merge the previous two themes into one was unsuccessful – I have chosen this current layout and am now cleaning up the css – let me know if you have any suggestions on anything

Status – 7/3/2008

i decided to try wordpress instead of drupal to manage this site – currently I am trying out some themes and testing functionality to ensure everything needed can be done relatively easy – so far wordpress has been a cinch to get installed

im going to test embedding a video from Antarctica below and a picture from India and a picture from the Pecos Wilderness

Taking a dip in Antarctic waters

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Enjoying some man-made beauty and a journey begins

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