My Tracks is a nice Android app for effortlessly recording your route via GPS and then uploading to Google Maps. It’s probably not as quite accurate as something like a true bike computer, but definitely a close second for cool GPS features and handy data for your ride, run, walk or hike. Here’s one leg of my ride today:
View Bike Ride from downtown to UCSB in a larger map
Click on the end point and see all the nice data.
Pretty accurate description of life as a designer: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/design_hell
Moving some server stuff. Compelling content to return.
My parents and grandparents are back home as of this morning. There’s no real damage at their respective residences, other than tons of ash and some minor damage from high winds. The National Guard had been patrolling Poway yesterday to keep out looters, so all seems ok on that front, as well.
Here’s another map that includes details of the homes known to be destroyed:
As you can see, the north Poway/RB area got slammed.
The Witch fire has burned homes about 600 yards from our family home in Poway, CA. If you’re a friend or relative following this, here’s more info for you.
Continuous fire updates from local news media:
Poway city news:
San Diego Emergency site:
There’s a fire burning about 10 miles from my parents’ and grandparents’ homes in San Diego. Apparently, the wind is raging and there’s an evacuation alert.
If you’re interested in following this, I’ve created a map of the fire area.
Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
If you haven’t already, go get yourself a pirate name with my Pirate Name Generator.
If, one day, you find yourself down in the south-eastern part of England and itching for some surf, ring my friend Dan in Broadstairs. Believe it or not, they have surf down there.
Oh, he runs the local skatepark and climbing wall, as well.
I started accumulating a lot of beach volleyball photos and decided to slice them off into their own site called FatSpike.com.
Check it out!