Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Google Earth

Our wake is now available for Google Earth, from the Trip's page.
Also visible from here. Check it out, it looks good ;o) !

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New releases

Now things calmed down after our return in the San Francisco Bay, I was able to compile and implement most of the improvements I wanted to do to the software we used (and wrote) during the trip; namely the Weather Wizard, and the NMEA Console (included in the desktop).
Those two are still open source projects, in Google Code.
Bits are available in the "download" sections of the links above.
Bugs have been fixed, features have been added, the programs have never been more operational.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Typhoon Ma-On

Typhoon Ma-On is in full force on the Mariana Islands, 95 knots of wind, gusting 115..., and still getting strength...

And the TideEngine code is now available on Google Code.

High-Low water Calculation took 118 ms
-- Oyster Point Marina --
LW Wed Jul 13 06:06:00 PDT 2011 : -1.13 feet
HW Wed Jul 13 12:52:00 PDT 2011 : +5.88 feet
LW Wed Jul 13 17:44:00 PDT 2011 : +2.87 feet
HW Wed Jul 13 23:37:00 PDT 2011 : +7.85 feet

Sample GUI implementation:

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tide computing

I had had that one in the back of my head for quite a while... a tide engine (in Java) you can plug anywhere.
Apparently, it did not exist. The closest I could find was JTides, which is good, but that does not provide this kind of feature outside of its own graphical user interface.
Well, now it exists, I wrote a utility to turn the tide data into two XML documents, so you can parse and use them. In java, that's a piece of cake. Surprisingly, the class that does all the job (water height or current speed at any moment) is less than 900 lines big; and it includes comments!
This will be soon published on Google Code, along with some samples.
But the cool thing is that it works as well as JTides does.
I'll post a new message when the code is available on Google.

Monday, July 11, 2011

More books!

San Francisco, Nuk...
By Corine & Olivi...

Friday, July 8, 2011

QR, just for fun

Check this out:
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Thursday, July 7, 2011

The book / Ze bouque

The book is reviewed and available in both English and French.
Le bouqin est maintenant disponible, en anglais et en français.

Eight months and 1...
By Corine & Olivi...

Huit mois et 10.00...
Par Corine & Olivi...