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goatee-stroking musing, or something

OooOooh!

Toronto Hydro’s PowerLens for BlackBerry is quite neat:

That’s real data from my home meter, folks.

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goatee-stroking musing, or something

foo

I am in oakwood village library, trying WordPress for BlackBerry.

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o canada photo

autumnal

autumnal

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photo

bike, loader, snow

bike, loader, snow
Someone was inexpertly practicing scales on a brass instrument nearby. The wind brought the smell of an early spring barbecue.

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goatee-stroking musing, or something

an idea whose time has not come, and probably never will

I give you – the gummy-bear grill:
gummy bear grill

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inexplicable snow balloons

Landed on our deck last night, and are now snowed in:
inexplicable_snow_balloons

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computers suck

I don’t like prunes, but I do like prune


Just spent a pleasant morning munging gps data and photos using Prune. It has allowed me to edit a complex GPS track, add many photos, correctly correlate them to GPS locations, and save it all back out in a variety of useful formats.

I see that the author is talking about producing a native KDE version. Noooo! I like my Java. It runs everywhere.

(Incidentally, I see that with the recent software update, the Blackberry Curve will now geotag images from the camera. It’s now a really good “I was here” device – coming close to the “Utensil” that Robyn Hitchcock spoke about years ago.)

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goatee-stroking musing, or something

maybe a bit too nerdy


MidpSSH on my Blackberry talking to a screen session on my home server running a bittorrent client (and no, this doesn’t mean that I was torrenting over a mobile network).

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choons

iffy photo, great evening

Dan Jones and Dave Snider playing an impromptu set at Sam Bonds Garage (Brian Patrick is out of shot).

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o canada

on missing the boat

Nothing quite like missing the Tsawwassen ferry by one minute.

(And this post was photographed and sent entirely on blackberry. The geotag I cheated and used my Garmin. I had time to kill …)

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goatee-stroking musing, or something

temple


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photo

or maybe a gerbil

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the old country

Made in India … by Gits


Gits may be a respected food company in India, but where I’m from, it means something different: git.

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computers suck

bbtrackerwpt – create GPX files of named waypoints from bbtracker

I like bbtracker -it’s a very simple GPS track logger for the Blackberry. It has (at least, at the current version) one problem – you can’t create waypoints in the way that most GPS applications would expect. You can, however, name trackpoints – so I wrote a little perl script to extract all the named trackpoints from an exported GPX files, and save them as waypoints.

Download bbtrackerwpt – converts named trackpoints from bbtracker GPX into waypoints. You’ll need XML::Simple for this to work.

I imagine this script has a limited audience, and quite likely a limited lifetime. The author of bbtracker has said they’d provide waypoint support in the next version. You know me and patience, though …

If I remembered more XSLT, I’d have done this the proper way. As is, I create XML using Perl print statements. I’m probably okay, as the name field is the only piece of free-form text, and I do some rudimentary escaping of characters that XML doesn’t like. The output seems to validate, which is more than the GPX that bbtracker produces does. The length of your GPS track may vary 😉

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goatee-stroking musing, or something

husky gets the milk bone


at Pages Books on Queen W.

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goatee-stroking musing, or something

not the chocolate truck

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coffee time

In which Catherine menaces my ca phe sua nong:

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Wind Things

operating (nearly)

We were testing wind turbines yesterday.

Not the best picture, but it is a running Vestas V82.

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random photos

i suspect prankage at Langstaff station

the owl of minerva: catherine liked this

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blossom and wires

blossom and wires