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Wednesday, 26 September 2007

geocaching in Luton..

The children after hiding our geocacheThere are a few little secret hiding places around Luton, containing tupperware boxes, (in theory) only able to be found by means of a GPS system..

Chris and I really want to do this one, since it's right in the heart of Luton and only a short walk from town (although we must remain covert, so as not to attract the interest of geomuggles...) I do wonder if using Google Maps is cheating, though!

Anyway, we have finally added ourselves to the ranks of geocache concealers, with Crawley's Revenge. It's certainly not a mature cache yet (we're going to have to pop back soon to change the biro for a pencil, for example) but it's already been found twice since we hid it at the weekend.

On the subject of which, I have to confess to being something of a fraud. That 'moblog' was, indeed, created and sent from my mobile phone, but it was a manual task, when I got home, to copy it from an email that arrived on my Mac into a blog entry and upload it on this occasion.

I'm sure you know me well enough to realise that that's not quite good enough. Which is why I've started work on an automatic process. I'll say little more until I've finished it, save to give my reaction to the 'English-like' language system of Applescript, being as it is the most appropriate means to export information from Mail. After about three hours - over a couple of evenings -of creating a script that managed to display a dialog box and then crash Mail, I was about to give up. Suffice it to say I finally managed to bodge some sample scripts together that seemed to do the job, and will be doing the rest using good ol' shell script...

Finally, welcome to the world, Miss Amelie Hart! Cath gave birth at 2.17 this morning, to a healthy baby girl (7lb 4oz) and both are doing very well. We'll hopefully be able to go and see them all in the next couple of weeks. What are the chances? All four of us now have a son and a daughter!

Posted by james at September 26, 2007 4:36 PM

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