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Traveller IQ Challenge

On 11 November 2007 from Amsterdam, Netherlands | comments closed

Although I have primarily used this blog for my travel stories, I do not want to withold you the following internet game. The Traveller IQ Challenge is a very addictive way of showing your knowledge of this world. And of course it offers the opportunity to compare scores. My personal Traveller IQ is 118, try to beat that!

Routes in Google Maps & Website Update

On 30 September 2007 from Amsterdam, Netherlands | comments closed

To allow an accurate display of my routes in Google Maps, I modified the Gallery 2 Google Maps Plugin to allow the display of KMZ files in my photo gallery. For two albums it is now possible to view the route I traversed:

I also brought my website fully up-to-date with the latest open-source scripts [updated 28 October 2007 & 25 November 2007]:

Photo Albums in Google Maps

On 30 June 2007 from Reuver, Netherlands | comments closed

In line with my previous post where I created a Google Earth map of my travels Down Under, I now installed the Gallery 2 Google Maps Plugin. This plugin can display the location of an album or photo in my photo gallery.

This weekend I tagged each existing album with the most befitting location. Go check out my Google Map.

Of course I would like to have the GPS coordinates of each photo that I take. To accomplish this, I just ordered the Qstarz BT-Q1000, a travel recorder that can log the GPS coordinates of my photos. And I can use it as a regular GPS receiver to navigate with my Nokia N73.

Website Update 2007

On 14 April 2007 from Amsterdam, Netherlands | comments closed

Almost a year has passed since the last major website update, and now the time has come to compare the script version numbers. Actually I think I have upgraded the technical side of my website more often in the past year than the content side. Not a good thing, but then again there has not happened a lot in the last year outside of the work arena. At least the website still contains all my online photos, from France in 1997 via Australia in 2004 to Ukraine in 2006. The same goes for my travel stories: from Canada in 2001 via Australia in 2004 to Ukraine in 2006, it is all there. And new technologies make it easier than ever to publish new stories and upload new photos. Time is the real bottleneck now. But it is certain that website is never really finished, there can always be more content, as well as technical and visual improvements.

So here we go now, the current state of technology [updated 18 May 2007 & 22 June 2007]: