Regarding recent WikiPlaces problems

February 28, 2013
Wikimapia.org is having problems with their API server (and seems with the website as well) once again, so WikiPlaces doesn’t show any places on the map. Please do not report this as a WikiPlaces bug in your reviews - I can not do anything. I hope Wikimapia.org team will fix this problem soon. UPD 28 Feb: Seems Wikimapia.org finished moving to new servers and so WikiPlaces app works again.
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omPlayer for Mac released

April 8, 2012
image omPlayer is a special minimalist web browser to comfortably listen to music from online music services. For supported services it lets you control playback from menu bar or from any application with global shortcuts and media keys, supports Growl notifications and Last.fm scrobbling. For other services these functions will not be available but you will still enjoy its unobtrusive behavior. Currently supported services: Google Play / Music, Grooveshark, Pandora, Deezer

omPlayer is available on the Mac App Store

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Planito 1.20 is out!

January 30, 2012
Planito is your browser for planet Earth (and others). It is lightweight yet powerful highly extensible online and offline multi-layered viewer for aerial imagery, maps, placemarks and other geospatial data layers for Earth, Moon and other planets. Version 1.20 released today and here is the list of changes:

UI
  • New modern UI
  • World now wraps horizontally
  • Two types of grids: coordinate-based and distance-based
  • Better detection and rendering of selected feature (under mouse pointer)
  • Overall progress of all Tile Downloader operations now is shown in dock icon
  • In layers panel number of currently active layers is shown for each active layer set
  • New search field, support for multiple search services (use search field menu to switch services)
  • Info about selected feature will now open on left click too
  • Chinese (Simplified) localization
Functionality
  • Option to copy links to locations with http:// protocol prefix instead of planito:// so that they will be recognized as links on forums, etc.
  • Support for loading data in JSON format
  • Ability to select and show info about features with 3D mouse
  • Option to show marker/accuracy circle for current user location and center on current location (Alt+click location button)
  • List of web mapping services to open selected location in is now loaded from datasource configuration
  • Support for loading compressed datasource configuration
Under the hood
  • Many optimizations and bug fixes
  • Number of displayed placemarks/polygons/strings is not limited anymore (was 20000 limit), large number of placemarks now renders faster
  • Better support for links from various services in Paste & Go feature
  • Fixed minor problems with 3D mouse
Planito on the Mac App Store
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“Лиц ищущих работу”

December 19, 2011

Электродепо “Печатники” Московского Метрополитена приглашает “лиц ищущих работу” на обучение по профессии…

Да-да, именно так, “лиц ищущих работу” - в кавычках и без запятой. Ну как вообще должен работать мозг, чтобы рождать такой стыд? Кому в метрополитене поручают писать тексты, что они всегда настолько ужасны?

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Is this really what C++ templates were invented for?

December 15, 2011

/parser.cpp:17: error: request for member ‘begin’ in ‘myset’, which is of non-class type ‘std::set<std::basic_string<char, std::char_traits<char>, std::allocator<char> >, std::less<std::basic_string<char, std::char_traits<char>, std::allocator<char> > >, std::allocator<std::basic_string<char, std::char_traits<char>, std::allocator<char> > > >(std::istreambuf_iterator<std::basic_string<char, std::char_traits<char>, std::allocator<char> >, std::char_traits<std::basic_string<char, std::char_traits<char>, std::allocator<char> > > >, std::istreambuf_iterator<std::basic_string<char, std::char_traits<char>, std::allocator<char> >, std::char_traits<std::basic_string<char, std::char_traits<char>, std::allocator<char> > > > (*)())’

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CZJ Sonnar 2.8/180 on Hasselblad

December 9, 2011
Finally I made an adapter to mount Sonnar 180 on Hasselblads with focal plane shutter. Focuses to infinity of course. Biometar 120 can be mounted too, not sure about wider lenses.

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What’s new in Planito 1.10

November 16, 2011

Attention! Local cache format was changed in this release and local cache will be recreated. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Option to correct distortion caused by plate carrée projection
  • Support for 3Dconnexion 3D mice for navigation
  • Added standard Cmd+F to show search panel
  • More formats supported in Paste & Go feature
  • Various fixes and optimizations
  • Support for downloading compressed data
  • Russian translation
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November 13, 2011
Ради интереса добавился в приложение для перевода интерфейса Фейсбука. Думаю, переведу что-нибудь на досуге. Поражает, какое количество туда добавляется откровенно “PROMPTовских” переводов. Зачем люди лезут что-то переводить, раз совершенно не понимают языка? И, кстати, хотя сам процесс технически организован неплохо, но хороший перевод таким образом сделать проблематично. Даются отдельные фразы, часто вырванные из контекста, нет возможности посмотреть, где как эта фраза реально используется, а главное, сложно узнать, как подобная фраза уже переведена в другом месте сайта.
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Planito data sources and data formats

October 13, 2011
Planito is designed to support loading and displaying data from various sources and in various data formats. It uses one internal data format plus different pluggable Providers to load (or maybe generate) data and transform it to internal format if needed.

In the first version there are providers to fetch any data from remote server (in case it is already in internal format), to fetch images from WMS server, and to transform XML data using specified XSL transformation. Last one is the most important since it allows to display geospatial data from any source that provide it in XML format just by specifying appropriate XSLT code in configuration file. In next versions we will add more providers to support other common file formats for geospatial data. Also currently Planito is limited to loading its configuration (ie. description of layers) from single place (our server). This limitation will be removed as soon as all internal and configuration file formats are finally determined and documented. In the meanwhile anybody can send us information about interesting data sources for inclusion into official layer set.
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Announcing Planito application

October 9, 2011
I’m happy to announce our first Mac application - Planito. Planito is your browser for planet Earth (and others). It is an online and offline viewer for aerial imagery, maps, placemarks and other geospatial data layers for Earth, Moon and other planets from various data sources. In its simplest form Planito can be used as online and offline viewer for OpenStreetMap-family maps. But there are many more layers available with interesting and useful data for travelers, students and teachers, scientists. Here are only some of them: Wikimapia.org objects, Booking.com hotels, current temperature from weather stations all over the world, US Topo Maps, UNESCO World Heritage sites. Thanks to extensible architecture more and more layers will become available for existing and new users.
  • Layered display - you decide what information you want to see
  • Multitouch navigation, Lion fullscreen mode
  • Bookmarks, Search, Offline mode
  • Support for autoupdating layers with dynamic data (eg. temperature data, earthquakes, etc.)
  • Tile Downloader to download specified area and zoom levels for offline usage, supporting simultaneous downloading of tiles for different layers or areas
  • Own URL protocol to easily share links to points of interest (also handles NASA WorldWind links)
  • Paste & Go feature that accepts links from many browser-based map services
Planito is currently in review and will be available soon from the Mac App Store for introductory price of $2.99 (USD).

Planito in the Mac App StorePlanito home page | Planito on Facebook

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