R.I. Pienaar

Travlrmap 1.0.0


As mentioned in my previous 2 posts I’ve been working on rebuilding my travel tracker app. It’s now reached something I am happy to call version 1.0.0 so this post introduces it. I’ve been tracking major travels, day trips etc since 1999 and plotting it on maps using various tools like the defunct Xerox Parc Read More

Ruby, Google Maps and KML


Since 1999 I kept record of most places I’ve traveled to. In the old days I used a map viewer from PARC Xerox to view these travels, I then used XPlanet which made a static image. Back in 2005 as Google Maps became usable from Javascript I made something to show my travels on an Read More

The problem with params.pp


My recent post about using Hiera data in modules has had a great level of discussion already, several thousand blog views, comments, tweets and private messages on IRC. Thanks for the support and encouragement – it’s clear this is a very important topic. I want to expand on yesterdays post by giving some background information Read More

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