I decided to try out the Google Maps API today and see what all I could do. It’s surprisingly easy to learn how to use the Maps API. Within about an hour I had got it set up and added a custom marker on the map to show where I guessed the Kitsap Regional Library in Bremerton, WA was. Turns out I was pretty close.
Check it out here: http://blog.cannisgroup.net/rnd/gmaps.html
You can even click the marker and it’ll say something, although something rather basic.
I decided that I wanted to learn Ruby, but I’m not much of a reader. Far too impatient, so I figured I’d jump into some code and write something. The result was a random number generator. It’s not great, but it does the job. Pick a minimum and maximum number, and it will generate them. Continue reading
If you are administering your own WordPress blog and are suddenly seeing massive page load times after editing a post or adding a new category, try adding your host name to /etc/hosts. More information on this issue can be viewed on the link below. Basically, it boils down to WordPress making HTTP calls and needing to resolve your website’s host and failing.
[Resolved] Update a post and BLAM… Every page load is 20 seconds.