crschmidt: (ipod)
I just got a Christmas present from Ning.

... a 60GB iPod. Black. Video, because everyone will ask.

Thank you, Gina! :)
crschmidt: (Default)
Easy like Saturday morning.

Julie slept in Jess+my bed last night. I have no idea why, as I don't remember when she came into our bed, but it means that I couldn't chill out in bed this morning - not enough room. So, I'm downstairs, chilling out, and watching the very quiet world as it starts to wake up.

Snow yesterday was weird. There was an inch or two of snow, but then the snow started turning into sleet/rain. This actually made it so that most sidewalks were clear of snow if they'd been shovelled at all, or were melted to slush otherwise. I went out around 1/1:30, and at that point the rain started turning into hail. When I was walking back towards the house around 3pm, about 4 inches of snow were on the ground again, and traffic everywhere had pretty much ground to a halt.

How rain turned to sleet turned to hail turned to 4 inches of snow in two hours, I'm not quite sure, but it definitely made walking home more difficult.

Signed on for another 3 months with Ning. That job is so great for me, I hope they want to keep me forever. After this, all "real jobs" are going to suck :) I have been keeping an eye on what's in the area for when we do have to part ways, and I don't think getting a job will be too terrible - the tech field around here is good, and although I hope that I'd be able to make it on my own doing web development, I know that's pretty unlikely.

I'm thinking about learning Lisp.

Your Task

Oct. 12th, 2005 02:28 am
crschmidt: (geek)
Should you choose to accept it... (Currently for US citizens only)

Sign up for Ning. http://www.ning.com/register.html?currentUrl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.ning.com%2f
Sign into Ning, after confirming your account (via email received)
Go to PeopleFinder. http://peoplefinder.ning.com/
Click Update location.
Type your address in, hit submit, and see if it works.

Some addresses work - 1628 Evergreen St., 60174 - while others that seem like they should, don't - 1628 Evergreen St., St. Charles, IL.

It uses Geocoder.us -- so you can try your address at http://geocoder.us/demo.cgi first.

Once you've done this, it will place a pointer on the map for you and add a link to the bottom: the general idea behind the app is that you can update your location from anywhere you can find an address (rather than requiring a GPS, thanks to Geocoder). I've built in token creation so you can associate even when not using a browser (ie, mobile phone). Half-written client already done for the phone - needs a Ning site update to work though.

Eventual goal: Be able to submit your current location, see others nearby, and get information about them.
Temporary Goal: Get it working, get some data in there to play with. Export the data (http://peoplefinder.ning.com/api.php?data=1) according to the MeNow specification (http://menow.org) to make it a test case for that type of tool that I never really finished.

To keep up with my current posting pattern, I need to post 5 entries today. Should I do it?

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