September 23rd, 2007

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This weekends accomplishments:

  • Installed the electric programmable thermostat for the furnace.
  • Blankets, floor mats, and all the towels washed.
  • Tilets, sinks, and bath tub cleaned.
  • Went to the robot battles.


Things still to do:

  • Mop floors.
  • Vacuum.
  • Clothes type laundry.
  • Mow the lawn.
  • Dishes.
  • Get the garbage and recycling out.


What I wanted to get done, but won't happen:

  • Start brass etching.
  • Replace the screen on the bedroom window.
  • Replace the air filter on the furnace.
  • Go hiking.
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New geek toy...

My coworker sold me his WinTec WBT200 bluetooth gps device. Why, you ask? It is TINY, lives 8 hours on it's rechargeable battery, and you can set it up to record your location at set interval (like every 5 minutes or so), and then download the logs. Then there is a program that will look at the exif times in the pictures you have taken, and then insert the lat/long data from the nearest time stamp in your gps log.

As a bonus, it works with google maps on my blackberry.

It also comes with a utility to overlay your paths on google maps.

Finally... There is a mapping software I can buy for the blackberry that works with the gps and it has topo maps that are good for hiking.
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For the geek girls on my friends list, a comic for you:

http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/

It's by It looks like Kasia(sp?) Foglia. It Foglia Studios and Kasia and Phil (Wife and Husband) have almost identical drawing styles, so it's hard to tell.

Anyway, I met them both in the mid-90's. They were a lot of fun, very smart, very funny, and it shows in their comics.