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Posted on Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Dave!This morning I awoke to two emails regarding yesterday's experimentation with Google Maps...

The first was from somebody who felt compelled to write and say "nice Photoshop hack" in regards to the Google Map screen capture that I had included (apparently he felt it "looks fake").

The second was from somebody showing me how I can put the slow Google code only on the pages that have maps. The only restriction is that I can't put the map in the main body of an entry, because then web feed readers will choke and die (they'll have to go in extended entries).

UPDATE: This is so cool. After goofing around for a while, I was inspired to redo my travel map with the Google Maps API. It's pretty sweet. I've got custom icons to separate my Hard Rock visits from other visits, and all the data is read from an XML file so I can update easily. I'm pretty happy with it, so I've added my map to the tab bar on every page.

The original map test is still in an extended entry...

The map below is fully interactive. You can use the arrow buttons or click and drag to move around, zoom in and out with the + and - buttons, or switch to satellite and hybrid views with those buttons...


And to the guy who called me a liar and said that I Photoshopped my screen capture... suck it!

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  1. Troy says:

    You really have to wonder why people don’t have better things to do with there time. Why must people be so confrontational? Stupid asses.

  2. ash says:

    I wasn’t really looking at the map itself but I like how if you keep zooming out quickly, the monkey and Dave get closer and closer until they merge and become…..Dave. Dave with a bump on his head, and slightly strange ears.

  3. Ren says:

    I wanted to comment on your “100 things” list, but didn’t see anywhere to do that, so I’m parking it here.:)
    That was one of the best lists I’ve read. Love your summary on the whole heaven/hell thing and buddhism (I think I’m a buddhist but afraid to use a label).

    My boys introduced me to anime and now I’m hooked. Have you watched any parts of the amazing “Final Fantasy;Advent Children” yet? Pretty cool. Anyway, great list!

  4. Darryn says:

    my part of the world (south africa) looking pretty sparse in terms of pins and flags 😛 . Gonna have to sort that out…

  5. Belinda says:

    Zoom, zoom, zooma-zoom! Come on and zooma-zooma-zooma-zoooooom! Come on give it a try; We’re gonna show you just why; We’re gonna teach you to fly HIGH! Come on and ZOO-OOOM!

    Couldn’t help it. My stream of consciousness is polluted.

  6. kazza says:

    I thought you might be happy to know that the javascript gives an error in IE6 for pc and the images don’t load.. 🙂

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