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Learning languages

About one year and a half ago I became fascinated with the idea of going to Spain and walking (some) of the Camino de Santiago. I am also interested in food. So I began to study food vocabulary from menus … Continue reading

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Voy a viajar a Oklahoma

No I don’t really speak Spanish but I’m trying to learn (subject for a future post). So one thing that all the guidelines for learning a language suggest is to try to use the newly acquired language knowledge as frequently … Continue reading

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Learning language

I haven’t made many posts in this post because I’d moved on to other things, mostly my blog on menus and food in Spain. So I’ll do a brief update. I started this blog because I had to leave my … Continue reading

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What is it about long walks?

For months I’ve been obsessing about walks – long multiday walks, in some locations and circumstances considered to be pilgrimages – Buen Camino, peregrino! I’ll get to that post soon, my purely speculative idea as to why people are drawn … Continue reading

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Software challenge of converting GPS tracks into street maps

I’ve read that Google is creating street maps from GPS data without manual intervention. So here’s my attempt to do the same thing: This is the maximum amount of “big data” I’ve accumulated with a consumer grade GPSr (Garmin eTrek). … Continue reading

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Merged Google Earth tracing of Big Papio trail with my tracklogs

Using a few manual steps to cut corners I now coded the conversion routine to generate a .GPX file (for a tracklog) from the Google Earth .KML file of path tracing (manually merged segments). The process is a bit crude … Continue reading

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Why are people more friendly in campgrounds?

I meant to write this post a few weeks ago while on my camping trip, but better late than never. I’ve noticed when traveling to western U.S. vacation spots but also while camping or hiking trails that there seems to … Continue reading

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