aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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gps details for tokyo tidbits
Posted by dav at 2003 May 25 03:54 PM
File under: Geek

This morning I made a few more changes to the blogpost.pl script being used to post to TokyoTidbits.com. It now uses @navi to display the maps because according to Paul of in-duce this mapping system better matches the coordinates produced by Mie's phone. And rather than linking directly to the @navi map for the coordinates, I pass it to a simple new cgi script which uses browser frames to display the photo, the GPS information and the map at the same time. Actually it is two cgi scripts: gpsjpg and gpsjpg_details

You can see it all in action here:
Tokyo Tidbits: First posting with GPS!

Click on the [location info] link below the first photo.

Comments:

Thank you!!
Last night I met Cheu's friend Dave. He didn't know where Sputnik was and had to get a map from their website...next time I'll just email him a photo and say, here I am!!

Posted by: mie on May 25, 2003 06:32 PM

Yeah that would be cool, to be able to basically email a map to where you are at the moment. I suppose what would be even cooler would be if you could email your GPS location to someone else's cell phone and what they get displayed are turn-by-turn directions to your location (using any appropriate public transportation even).

Posted by: Dav on May 25, 2003 07:00 PM

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