Google Web Server Access Map

Posted on 22 June 2006 by jose

I hacked this together using Ricardo Galli's access map code and modifying it heavily for use on my site. The biggest modification was the upgrade to Google Maps API version 2, which created some minor issues with incompatibilities solved after a careful reading of the new API documentation. This is a map indicating the locations from which this site is being accessed by its visitors.

TODO: Use Drupal's PHP input format to insert map here!! (and don't forget to add it to the primary links)

So far, my international contingent includes Germany, Japan, Canada, China, the Netherlands, France, Colombia, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Norway, Thailand, India, Malaysia, Austria, Sweden, Hong Kong, Poland, Slovakia, Monaco, Argentina, the United Kingdom, Greece, Russia, Taiwan, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Philippines, South Africa, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Hungary, Andorra, Serbia And Montenegro, Costa Rica, Ireland, Lithuania, Bahamas, Iran, Mexico, Slovenia, Romania, Portugal, Estonia, Denmark, Mauritius, Finland, Pakistan, Somalia, Indonesia, Peru, Singapore, Israel, and Turkey.

Header Woes

Posted on 21 June 2006 by jose

No, this isn't a World Cup post. Although I am enjoying the games, despite the terrible officiating in the Italy-USA match. No, my header woes have to do with Internet Explorer's inability to properly display PNG files. Specifically, transparent PNGs. So the nifty header I created for the Tiga theme header just flew out the window for 80% of my potential visitors. Blast!

Updated, finally

Posted on 14 June 2006 by jose

I think I have the maps problem licked. Still have to test it, will do so later from outside of the LAN.

In the meantime, thanks to the ease of use of Tiga (and to its relatively uncomplicated stylesheet), I've finally added my resume and the RPG navigation code sample to Wordpress. It's been a long time coming; both had CSS formatting issues that I was lazy and kept avoiding, but I finally put those to rest. For now.

Mapper Template

Posted on 07 June 2006 by jose

I created a Page Template for the Tiga theme I'm currently using. I'm calling it Mapper, because it's the hook that will load my Google map page once I upgrade to the new API. Basically, I copied Tiga's page.php file and added an include to the PHP file that will actually load the map.

Gah! June already?

Posted on 03 June 2006 by jose

Time sure flies when you're buried under an avalanche of work. I'm trying out a new theme for June, called Tiga. I think it's pretty good looking, for a theme, and I like how it organizes the different blog sections.

Rich text? No thanks.

Posted on 01 May 2006 by jose

Mayday! Mayday! My Wordpress rich text editor is going down!

It was cool. It was AJAX-y. But it gets in the way of writing posts. That's a bit of a problem, so I had to disable it. Part of the problem is that I'm used to writing HTML. I want to write HTML. I can control the look and feel of my content so much better if I can write HTML and pair it with CSS.

So long, rich text editor. Load faster next time.

Map Outage Continued

Posted on 14 April 2006 by jose

Google Maps updated its API to version 2 on April 3, 2006. Trying to get my head around the changes (and possibilities of the new features). Also? Taxes suck.

Map Outage

Posted on 05 April 2006 by jose

The map page is broken until I can figure out why Google and Wordpress don't want to play together.

Busy busy busy

Posted on 23 March 2006 by jose

How am I supposed to flip Wordpress around with my regular site and make Wordpress the default view if I'm so busy?

You ask good questions...

More Map Tweaks

Posted on 24 February 2006 by jose

At first, it seemed my vainglorious attempt to list my international (web site) hits would be a disaster: the access map page was not part of the Wordpress structure, and editing it was not as easy as it could have been. More importantly, even though I could greet those visitors on my Wordpress pages, which would get pushed to the main Hackwater page, the XML file listing all my hits geographically was not the easiest to read, as I wasn't doing any filtering (all my US hits were crowding out the relatively few international ones).

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