Sunday, 12 September 2010

Custom Google Maps

Logging into your Google account on the Google Maps page, presents you with the ability to create your own custom maps. These maps you can add to your own website, or add as a layer on your mobile version of Google Maps.

Log into the site, and then click the "My Maps" link. Under this option you can the create a new map, name it and add a description. You can also select if this map would be publicly available or not.

Save your options, and you are ready to populate your map.

Now search for what you want to add, and look for the "Save to..." option on the icon or under the search result. When this is selected, you are presented with a pull-down menu of all your "My Maps". Select the one you want, and click save.

Do not worry about the generic title for your entry, as all of this can be edited.

Add all the location you want, and then return to "My Maps". Select the map you would like to edit and then the "Edit" button on the to right.

You can now select each entry, and on the map view you are able to edit each element of the entry including delete it.

When you are done and happy, click the "Done" button.

While in your custom map, click the link option at the top right, and get the Iframe script. Paste this somewhere in your site, and you have a custom Google Map on your site.

Star Wars

Star Wars franchise has released two very nice online games. You download a small EXE and play the game online. Levels are downloaded as you progress in the game.

So why aren't more games like this? - is Lego Quest for R2D2. From the very successful Lego franchise, you play a Lego character running around with your Light Saber killing droids and solving puzzles. - is Clone Wars Adventures online world where people meet and play within the Star Wars universe. I've only played the training quests, but this one could go far. In beta at the moment, but worth the time as installation is no effort.


ProxMox Unprivileged LXC containers USB Drive

Some quick notes on bind mounting under ProxMox and getting the permissions right. Reference -