Monthly Archives: May 2017

Locked

I don’t recall ever seeing a bike lock used to secure an area. This was out at Hatches Corner this morning and the only thing on the other side was an overflowing creek. Oh well, captured my interest before picking up C.C.

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TPVue

I’ve created a very cool new app this weekend called TPVue. It was initially conceived as a utility for TetonPath but works great as a standalone app. It’s function is to show Google Maps Street Views of Teton Valley so that the millions of visitors showing up for the eclipse will be able to cruise around town before they arrive.

You can drag the PegMan around the top portion of the page and the streetview is shown below, from which you can adjust the heading and pitch as normal. If you click or drag on the upper map it will move to the nearest available streetview within 150 feet.

The Down button, upper left, will slide in the TetonPath database and present all of the current locations, from which you can click on any one to take you to that spot. Pretty cool huh! Click the Down button again to close the location box or click the Reset button next to it to reset the whole thing.

The heading will default to 0 (North) when you drag or click the map. I really wanted the heading to spin around and face a local business when you selected it, so I developed an algorithm to do just that. Sometimes my brain blows my own mind…

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Life Good

Life is good today. Steph’s in Tennessee helping to bring in a new grand-daughter, the sun is shining here, a batch of all organic chicken chili is simmering, I’m dancing on the deck and working on a new app. And, I’ve got a paid day off tomorrow!

Actually it came out more like stew, but it’s delicious.

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Brunch Of Champions

Every day of the week around 1000 I buy one orange, one banana and one avocado at Broulims and eat them on my bus for brunch. I do the same on the weekends, just at home or wherever I happen to be at 1000. I’ve been doing this for months now.

Today a well dressed matronly lady in front of me in the checkout line raised one eyebrow as I set the food down on the conveyor and said “shouldn’t you be eating a donut with that?” I accepted her humor but it made me realize that other folks around me just aren’t eating like I do and sometimes it boggles my mind at what I’ve become…

Here I stopped stuffing my face long enough to take a shot…

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Fox Creek

I made a run up into the East Valley foothills today off of 5000 S. The guy that lives up there is going blind unfortunately and the home he built to enjoy the views of the valley is now just a pain for public transportation.

This was shot from the road coming down the hill and is known as the Fox Creek area. Not sure why it’s called that, must be a creek somewhere nearby…

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State View

It’s pretty cool that I can just jump in the truck, drive a couple of miles with no traffic, and enjoy views like this off of Stateline Rd. Both shots were taken from Wyoming.

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Old Engine

Our long time mechanic Bob needed some photos of my old engine, so I made a blog post out of it. Click the photo below to see the set, if you like. The old girl is running rough so we’re going to see about fixing her up…

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Time Out

Had a fun mothers day over at Brian’s place until Dave acted up and we had to put him in timeout…

His boy Ethan was much better behaved.

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Dashboard

I was waiting for my Reach For Rainbows kids at the Community Center today and noticed this vehicle backed in and taking up two spots. I took this shot from the passenger steps of my bus and that’s not the rear window, that’s the front, and if you look closely you can see a guy passed out in the drivers seat. Pretty classy!

And, he was in front of the steps so the kids had to walk by him…

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Burrito

Steph’s grand-daughter Lily eating a burrito. Her Mexican ancestors would be proud.

Her other grand-daughter Cora is a much better eater…

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