Made in China

I wonder why the China market is full of stuff like these (click the images for links to the full story).

capacitors

10mm LEDs

ATmega328P’s

bluetooth dongles

and this one probably takes the cake:

But of course, that’s not to say that everything that comes from the country is of this quality. I just wonder why there areĀ  a high number of reports of such duds.

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Local plotting of GPX file onto Google Maps

I recorded a GPX file using myTrack HD today, and I wanted to overlay it on Google Maps. However, most of the services I’ve seen required you to upload your GPX file and they will process it for you. This is something I feel strongly against doing.

In my search for an local solution (as opposed to uploading it to a server), I found GPX Viewer, an implementation of a GPX parser in Javascript which reads the GPX file and overlays the track. This is all done without uploading any data anywhere.

All it requires is 2 files to be downloaded and it runs really well:

  • loadgpx.4.js
  • gpxviewer.html

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