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Tim Hibbard CEO for EnGraph software March 2006 Entries
Good Morning Kansas interview on ABC 49
Well, like I said yesterday, I was pretty nervous for my interview with Good Morning Kansas on ABC 49 in Topeka. Kyle was nice enough to go along and we got there around 5:45 AM. Heidi greeted us at the door and said that she had been watching on Where's Tim and already knew I was here!! We went over some basic stuff about the site and she explained that I would be going into the studio around 6:00 and get familiar with the set and the anchors. We went in the studio and she introduced me to Blake ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 28, 2006 10:55 AM

Where's Tim featured on Good Morning Kansas tomorrow
KTKA 49 is interviewing me tomorrow for the Good Morning Kansas show. They found Where's Tim a couple weeks ago and talked about it here (warning, uses quicktime, fix here), and they want to do a follow up interview. So if anybody in the Topeka / Lawrence area wants to check it out, it is supposed to be on around 6:15 AM (Sunflower cable channel 12) or so. I was pretty nervous for the interview, and I am REALLY nervous for this thing. I've never been on TV, and it's live, yeah...I'm ......

Posted On Monday, March 27, 2006 1:49 PM

_IG_FetchContent "bug" in Google Homepage
When developing modules for Google Homepage, you use the _IG_FetchContent command to fetch data from an external source. Google is "nice" enough to cache that data source (for days) and that causes problems with dynamic sources like Where's Tim webservice. To get around this, put a random number at the end of the url as a query string, like this:_IG_FetchContent('http... + Math.floor(Math.random()*16... function callback(response) ......

Posted On Saturday, March 25, 2006 5:03 PM

I made it to New Jersey tonight, after the standard flight delay out of KCI. Check out the Get History feature on Where's Tim for today (03/19/06), it's pretty cool to see the jump from Kansas City to Philadelphia. I'll be working with our clients in Salem trying to resolve some .NET remoting issues. We have a really neat GPS system in place here. The data is downloaded wireless from the vehicles and then we use .NET remoting to transmit the data back to headquarters. I think we have some port forwarding ......

Posted On Sunday, March 19, 2006 6:52 PM

Mashable talks about Gabbly
Pete Cashmore gives his review on Gabbly. It's not as bad as 3Bubbles he says. I think Gabbly is a great service and I only wish I could design something that looked that pretty. According to one of the guys that developed it, they have more cool stuff on the way, so subscribe to their blog. Their site has been up and down all day. Maybe they are having growing pains. They should do a better job of letting us know ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 15, 2006 1:34 PM

Mileage on Where's Tim
We added a daily mileage calculator to Where's Tim. I don't really like how it's set up visually. I've never been very good at UI design, so I'm looking at other examples on Mapki to find something that looks good that I can use as an example. We also added a GetMileage function (that takes a date parameter) to the Where's Tim Web Service. And added mileage to Where's Tim Mobile. If anybody has any ideas how to make the mileage look better, please let me know. Or better yet, get on the Where's Tim ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 14, 2006 7:14 PM

CBS is broadcasting the first 3 rounds of the NCAA tourney online. I'm excited to see it work and curious to see if it actually does work. EnGraph will be happy that Kyle and I will be at least be by our computers!PhogBlog says "They have no idea what they're going to encounter." ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 14, 2006 7:37 AM

I want to learn how to do this

I cannot get over this killer UI. The functionality is cool too, but the fact that it places an IM like client on top of the page is awesome. You can try it with other sites too. Here it is on Where's Tim.

Posted On Tuesday, March 14, 2006 6:21 AM

New stuff on Where's Tim
We added some stuff to Where's Tim today. We trimmed out some of the redundant information that the Where's Tim webservice was returning on the GetTimsHistory call. We added my speed to the Dump History to XML file. When I am actually moving, we use a green icon to indicate my current position. When I am idle, the icon is the default red one. I messed with using different color polylines to indicate my speed on the Get History function, but it was too slow because I had to create individual polylines ......

Posted On Saturday, March 11, 2006 3:46 PM

New laptop

Testing w.bloggar settings from my new laptop. Thanks EnGraph!!

Posted On Friday, March 3, 2006 1:25 PM

Server crash
One of our servers went down today. It's been on its way out for a while and today it just would not boot up. It keep blue screening at startup. I tried Knoppix like Jeff talked about earlier, but that didn't work for me. So I stuck the hard drive in my other desktop and after many bad sectors in scan disk, the computer booted up. When I tried to open the drive in explorer, it would say "F:\ is not accessible. Error performing inpage operation". So I called Alex over at One Stop Technology Solutions ......

Posted On Thursday, March 2, 2006 1:47 PM

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