Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Bang a gong, get it on.

Well, I'm currently in process of setting up a webpage that shows where I'm at, and where I've been.
There's some other things on thee, too. But, I'm getting OpenGTS setup. I've got Ubuntu 6.06 LAMP server setup. Using Mologogo on Nextel i850 to upload Lat/Longs to MySQL. Then PHP makes the googlemap. The phone setup is sweet. I bought a used nextel phone, put a boost mobile sim in there, it's $.20 per day for unlimited internet to upload coordinates.
Save yourself some time, and replace the free java that comes with Ubuntu with the official SUN version this way:
sudo apt-get install j2re1.4
it took me way too long to find that little dot of info...

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Hero Household

With all this buzz over SpiderMan and Heroes lately, I was happy luck to find this item at one of the many community garage sales around here this past weekend. This one guy had a garage full of cheap Chinese junk, resincast skulls and faeries, pocket knives, toys, etc... My little son picked this one up, I looked closer, and had to have it. No licensing, China is like the wild west of manufacturing. Note the straight image grab in the bottom right from Batman promo materials, and who the heck are these other heroes? Are they brothers? Is this a whole clan of Spidermen?
The figures themselves have little LEDs in their chests with a button in the back to light them up. Since they went the extra mile puttin LEDs in them , they skimped on the arms and legs, from the back, they are hollow, only the front is solid. Anyway, they are a welcome addition to the Smith household...

Thursday, May 10, 2007

I'm back from my vacation

Since my last post, I've changed jobs. My former job at the DirecTV broadcast center expired. I am now working for Maptuit. I'm a support engineer, responsible for support of the Maptuit RealTraffic web app. It's the premeir traffic application on the web. Maptuit's primary business is commercial grade truck routing and location-based fleet management services. We just signed a deal with Qualcomm that will put Maptuit's Navigo app into thousands and thousands of trucks. I really like the company, what they are doing, where they are going, and the people I work with.