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YOUR RESERVATION SUMMARY
|Which creature of the night are you? |
Your Result: Werewolf
You are a vicious fighter and a vicious lover, absolutely dedicated to your pack. You are pushed to anger by disloyalty and injustice and have a tendency toward sudden, periodic bursts of wild behavior.
...for not putting We Wish You a Merry Christmas on your latest Album.
Two new CDs this month:
While browsing through the documentation of tangoGPS I found the the relief map at maps-for-free.com. The map is free (licenced under the GNU FDL) and generated from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data:
Sure, you can chose from numerous implementations if you want to render GPS tracks. But for scalable online maps, nothing I found was good for my purposes. The available on-demand renderers are too slow and need too much memory processing a data set with aproximately 100,000 fixes from all over California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah. Thus, I had to render the tiles offline. Basically, two free solutions for that exist: Mapnik and Osmarender.
I've replaced the lamps in my living room today, as the light was too faint to read a newspaper. This is how cheap IKEA lamps look like after approximately 10,000 hours of operation:
...sollte sich mal ein Bild von der Internet-Kompetenz ihrer Abgeordneten machen. Von der Dünnhäutigkeit des Abgeordneten Heilmann mal ganz zu schweigen.