A New Home

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.

Local Edmonton Caches – sample export from GeoToad

Brilliant Brat has devised another cool scheme to display all the Caches within 50 miles of home base:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.