Recent content by Boyd

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    Excessive Heat

    Dropped all the way down to 72 here within about 15 minutes, poured hard then and I got caught in it! It was hot and muggy at midday, but there was a steady breeze with frequent gusts that were very refreshing in spite of the heat.
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    Excessive Heat

    Was it really necessary to "go political" here? My comment had nothing to do with climate change (which does concern me, for the record), I was really thinking about how the media is covering it. I think it's been established (at least for me) that "climate" and "weather" are not the same thing...
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    Excessive Heat

    Only about 10 record high temperatures on that huge list with over 200 items.
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    Download problems at boydsmaps.com

    Did some testing, and think the problem is the load on the server and/or network. Tried downloading a 4gb map and was getting crazy estimates of over two hours - I have FIOS that is capable of 1gb per minute! I tried a smaller 2gb map and was getting estimates of about an hour. It also failed...
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    Download problems at boydsmaps.com

    I just received a helpful response from tech support with a suggestion for a setting to change in the software. There is no limit on the size files that you can download, but the software may be timing out because the site has been slow recently. I will investigate and follow up later.
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    Excessive Heat

    Just returned from a walk, wasn't as bad as I expected, there's an intermittent breeze and lower humidity than yesterday. If you have health issues and can't handle the heat, find someplace cool to hang out for another day, Tuesday looks much better. But it's late July and it's hot and muggy...
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    Tesla

    Very cool, thanks for posting all that! And just imagine the first drive when you get one for yourself. As you turn onto your favorite road in the pines, it will stop, automatically turn around and display "sorry, but vehicles are not permitted on this road". :siren: Only half kidding, this...
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    Download problems at boydsmaps.com

    For reference, here's a list of all the maps that are available for download along with the file sizes (the last column shows how many times they have been downloaded). Based on what I currently know, this problem only affects files that are larger than 1GB...
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    Download problems at boydsmaps.com

    Last night I received a message from a user who was unable to successfully download my Map of the Pines HD - https://boydsmaps.com/boyds-map-of-the-pines-hd/ I tried and had the same problem last night, then again this morning, so I opened a support ticket with the web hosting company...
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    Facebook tracking

    Spent a lot more time on this just now, and I can identify the "dirty" facebook links and generate a clean version. But for some reason, I can't force the clean version to replace the dirty one. Looks like the browser thinks it's a "popup" and automatically blocks it. Ugh. That's about as much...
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    Welcome to the new Boyd's Maps Forum!

    The map used to open at level 15, now it opens at level 13. When we discussed this elsewhere, you said "I like level 13". Isn't that what you see when you click the BOYDS MAPS link in the the NJPB menu? If not, then it might be a browser cache issue. You can hide or show the crosshairs with...
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    Facebook tracking

    Spent quite awhile writing code to "sanitize" these facebook tracking links and it seemed to work on my test site. But the only way to fully test was making it live on the website. When I did that, some of the facebook links weren't working right, so I went back to the old code. Will have to...
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    Welcome to the new Boyd's Maps Forum!

    Just updated some things "under the hood" and also added a new feature that you may find useful. Click the button to show/hide the crosshairs at the center of the map. Your setting will remain in effect until you close the tab or leave the site. This is something I've been meaning to do for...
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    Facebook tracking

    Starting to see quite a lot of traffic coming to my site from Facebook, yesterday was the busiest ever with 7 or 8 times the activity of a typical day. Glad to see that people are using the site, that's what it's for! :) But I see that Facebook is modifying the site link and inserting a...
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    Grouse Season Closed in New Jersey

    There were tons of grouse on our property in Central New York, scared the hell out of me the first time I saw (and heard) one! :)