Friday, July 18, 2008

The Diamond Head trail to the top

These are the 99 steps we climbed up and then back down on our way to the top of Diamond Head. The bottom of these steps are right after you exit the long tunnel.
99 Steps at Diamond Head
Originally uploaded by targeteer2k.

The "hike" to the top of Diamond Head is only 3/4 of a mile but it's all uphill with a couple tunnels and a bunch of stairs. After exiting the first tunnel which is dimly lit and has a damp rustly handrail (my hands and right side of my shorts became rust red) you look to the left and see a nice spot to rest or snap a few photos then turn to the right see the 99 steps that leed to the next tunnel and these steps are steep. After this climb the top is near with just a short tunnel and a spiral staircase.

I took this photo of the steps on our way down.

Monday, July 14, 2008

My iPhone Location finally knows where I live and work!

It only took 5 months for the entries I added to Skyhook to finally show up on my iPhone. When I use the map and ask for my location the little blue circle lands right onto the area I added to the Skyhook database. I am guessing that Apple refreshed their database with a fresh export from Skyhook for the new Version 2.0 release. I hope they will do this more often; when I am in areas with a lot of wifi it is really nice using my map to figure out where I am.

The next update Apple needs are the actual maps. For the last year my street for both map and satellite have been showing correct on Google Maps but the copy of Google Maps that the iPhone uses still does not show my street!

I don't know why Apple is not refreshing this data more often.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Blue Ginger

Blue Ginger
Originally uploaded by targeteer2k.

While visiting the Dole Plantation on Oahu, Hawaii; I saw blue ginger for the first time. A very nice looking flower and something I would like in my garden one day.