I’ve created a new website for geotagging photos on SmugMug using GPX files.
I named it geosmug.
Right now the interface and feature set are pretty minimal but it gets the job done.
First, the user uploads a GPX file and selects one of their SmugMug galleries. Then they’re shown the photos on a map and a few controls for matching up the GPX and photo timestamps, in case they don’t match. Finally, they submit the timestamp adjustments and the software adds the geotag data to SmugMug.
It also allows removing geotag data from photo galleries.
I plan on adding a few more features and polishing the interface a bit, but the current version is already usable, so I decided to write a blog post about it.
In the future I’d like to add support for Flickr, but for the next few weeks I’ll be focusing on improving the SmugMug version.
It requires a one time $5 signup fee, but it’s possible to try it out for free. Of course no changes can be saved until it’s been paid for…
I’ve been thinking this over for a while, and finally made up my mind to start my own company. I don’t think it’ll make me rich, but if I’m going to write software in my free time, I might as well make money from it if I can.
So far I’ve registered as an LLC, got the company blog up and running, and upgraded my Github account to get some “private” repos.
Next up I need to figure out what to do for the company website, and research online payment systems. I think I can just use PayPal, but I don’t really know what that entails. Should be interesting.
Okay, now I’m *really* done tweaking WordPress and the website.
I thought about it, and decided to switch the whole site over and be done with it.
I was surprised how easy it was to swap everything. It’s the type of thing where it sounds like it should be easy, but if it’s not easy then it’s probably a nightmare. Turns out I just had to update some URLs in the database, remap some sub-domains, and move some files. Really wasn’t much to it.
The old site is still around at old.jlarocco.com, but I don’t plan on updating it.
Other than the website changes, I’ve gone on a bit of a reading binge, thanks to the crap weather. I should finish The Ruby Programming Language tonight, and I have a couple more books lined up. I’m really liking Ruby, and I have some projects in mind, but that’s another post…
Spent an hour or two playing with WordPress themes and plugins today, and I think I finally found a setup I like. I was hoping to find a theme with narrower side margins, but couldn’t find any that I liked.
This one I finally settled on is called Arjuna-X. It’s a little cluttered, but I think it looks nice and I like its flexibility. I’ve had about all the WordPress tweaking I can stand, so after this post I’ll start making “real” posts instead of meta-posts about the blog.
I don’t update my website very often, and I think it’s because manually editing the XML and FTPing it to the server is a bit of a pain. I’m going to try WordPress for a little a while and see if I do any better updating this.
For now I’ll still use the "main" site to summarize programming projects and for links, but I’m not sure for how long. Github and Delicious are probably better for that stuff.. Maybe I’ll just have the main page link everything together.
Or I might move this blog to the main page and have links to everything else on the side bar. Oh well, I’ll figure something out when I’m less tired.