Posts Tagged ‘Daybreak’

Daybreak Trax Station

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Behold, Scentometer

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I have finally done it! Well, somewhat done it anyway.

Ever since we moved into Daybreak we have had the misfortune of experiencing the foul stench that is (we believe) the Trans Jordan Cities Landfill. As we live directly down wind from the facility, its on a monthly if not weekly cycle that around 6 or 7:00pm the stench permeates the air.

It was the first or second month of having to cover my mouth and nose with my coat sleeve that I decided I would someday build a web application that would allow visitors to submit rankings of the intensity of the stench in the air at any hour of the day. It was not until recently (past few months) that I decided enough was enough. So I came up with a snazzy name, bought the domain, and built the application on a fairly new technology (for me that is), Windows Live Virtual Earth.

Granted this is the .01 release, but at least I finally have something done and tracking submissions. I would eventually like to customize by adding user profiles, custom reports, widgets, etc. But for now, what is there will suffice my ego.


* DNS was just recently setup, so you may or may not be able to access the site

Radience Lane Google Mapped

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So I am here today at Microsoft Live Partner training in Redmond. We are going over all the great applications Microsoft is offering through the Live services for developers. That is great and all, but the reason I am writing is because in comparing Virtual Earth to Google Maps, I have discovered that my humble little street in South Jordan, Utah now has a street view. <sarcasm>Pretty sweet</sarcasm>

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When 3 Times Isn’t The Charm

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So I think my back is officially dead from shoveling so much snow. It has snowed 5 (or more) weeks straight! Or at least it feels that way. Today, it was a blizzard here in South Jordan. We actually made it to church this morning, only to have our bishopric send us home after sacrament meeting because they were worried nobody would be able to get home. Rightly so, the parking lot was a mess. Thank goodness I put new tires on our vehicles this year (call it men’s intuition.)

When we arrived home, our driveway looked like a this. I thought of attempting to push through it, but thankfully for me, I decided to wait until I plowed a little out of the 3′ snow drift that had covered it.

View this morning