Yep, Brat&Testy have a new home here on blogger.com. We’ve changed ISPs and that means that we’re losing the ability to host our own blogs on our own servers – hence we’re using blogger/blogspot.
What this means – I’ll be slowly porting over the old blog content, but the comments will be lost.
We’re not sure exactly when the cut-over will occur, so you can view the original blog at http://bratandtesty.homeip.net for a short time longer.
Brilliant Brat has devised another cool scheme to display all the Caches within 50 miles of home base:
- set up GeoToad to build both, .html and .gpx files at a particular frequency. This is accomplished by calling GeoToad from a batch file with the native ms scheduler in Win2k.
- I’ve actually got two batch files, one for grabbing HTML, the other for GPX. I just add another line for each region (based on postal codes – also very cool) I want to update.
- also have the batch file copy the resulting files to my shared webserver space – enabling me to grab these files while away from the home computer.
- Load the resulting GPX file into GSAK. Then use GSAK to create a file for Mapsource. GSAK is great at managing all those waypoints you collect over time.
This is almost like magic 🙂 Gotta love technology.
[UPDATE] I just found this AWESOME overview of GeoToad.
Terracaching – an alternative (splinter group) of cachers that are rabid about rating…could be a good thing!
Brat&Testy Caching Forums – currently in beta…children at play
Utopia Caching Software