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Sunday, May 29th, 2005

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Two Rectangles, Vertical Gyrotory Up, Variation III (Chrinitoid @ RPI)

Sunday, May 29th, 2005



Two Rectangles, Vertical Gyrotory Up, Variation III (Chrinitoid @ RPI)

Originally uploaded by marcn.


I was tripping down memory lane and dug out some photos from RPI. Here is a fairly
good one of the Chrinitoid I took graduation weekend 1986. Okay, it was taken with one of those cheap-ass Kodak Disc cameras, but hey, there aren’t may photos of it.

Geotagging gravesite: Matthew Thornton (1714-1803) New Hampshire graveyard sign

Sunday, May 29th, 2005



Matthew Thornton (1714-1803) New Hampshire graveyard sign

Originally uploaded by marcn.


Geotagging is a way to tag your photos with a latitude/longitude on flickr.com and have them mapped using Google Maps.

geobloggers.com just does that.

Basically you add the tags “geotagged“, “geo:lat=xx.xxxx” and “geo:lon=xx.xxxx” to a photo and optionally (but I’ve not see it work otherwise) put a link to geobloggers.com in the photo description.

When you click on the link, it will show that photo on a zoomable google map.

This afternoon Griffin and I took some photos around Matthew Thornton’s gravesite. Drill down can you can see the relative location of all the gravestones. Don’t know who Matthew Thornton was?

I’m trying to convince Spencer and Griffin geotagging a cemetery closer to the house would make
a great summer project — using digital camera, GPS, using the PC, helping genealogists, and of course, the possibility of fame — hopefully will be enough to get them interested.

Having fun with geobloggers.com

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

If you add the appropriate tags to your photos on flickr.com (geotagged, geo:lat=XX.XXX, geo:lon=XX.XXX), then it will automatically be displayed on geobloggers.com‘s augmented Google Maps.

Check out mine. There are a couple other Granite Staters who are playing along too — crschmidt and StarrGazr

iPodder (v2.0rc3) on UbuntuLinux

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

I usually run debian/sarge on my laptop, but tonight it is booted to Ubuntu ‘Hoary Hedgehog’ and wanted iPodder running in this environment too.

The current ‘released’ version of iPodder today is v2.0rc3 for Linux.

First off, go grab and install the the kit from http://ipodder.sourceforge.net/

You’ll need to use python2.3 instead of the default python which is v2.4. I already had it installed, but you many need to install it. Also the older version of the xmms python library needed to be installed, but the current version of libwxgtk2.5.3-python is needed.

The commands to install those packages is:

sudo apt-get install python2.3 python2.3-xmms libwxgtk2.5.3-python

Finally the PYTHONPATH needs to be extended to pick up the wx 2.5.3 libraries.

Either edit /usr/bin/iPodder to look like this, or just do it manually when you want to run iPodder:

export PYTHONPATH=/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/wx-2.5.3-gtk2-unicode/:$PYTHONPATH-unicode:$PYTHONPATH
cd /opt/iPodder
python2.3 iPodderGui.py

Enjoy!

I fence epee and foil. Fear me.

Monday, May 23rd, 2005



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Griffin and Trevor both placed 8th for Epee in their respective age categories at the USFA Youth Regional Fencing Tournament this weekend. Congrats boys!

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Sunday, May 22nd, 2005

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Fencing competition at Fairfield, CT

Saturday, May 21st, 2005



Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

Originally uploaded by marcn.


Griffin and Trevor are fencing this weekend at Sacred Heart University.

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Sunday, May 15th, 2005

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Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Last Himalayan Kingdom

Sunday, May 15th, 2005



Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Last Himalayan Kingdom

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The Hollis library has displaying a copy of the world’s largest published book “Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Last Himalayan Kingdom”. If you have an extra $15k laying around, buy me one.

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