In a few hours I will step away from my computer and head to the Swiss Alps, where I will continue to be afk for a period of no less than 72 hours while also incidentally trekking over some mountains with friends. I tried to remember when I last was away from my computer for three days straight, and came up blank, but then again I can’t remember what life was like before the internet. At all.
I have no idea where we’re headed — but we will be aiming for some of those 1,300 Alpine huts dotted around the alps.
I will have my Nokia N95 with me during my trek, and in order to not completely sever my links to Ogle Earth I will be updating my position regularly using Cristian Streng’s Gmap-Track (batteries permitting). As luck would have it, Cristian’s been developing an embeddable version of the location map. It’s real simple to use, and the code looks like this:
<iframe style=”border:0;padding:0;margin:0 0 10px 0;float:left;” scrolling=no src=”http://www.gmap-track.com/user.php?user=ogleearth&output=embed&zoom=15&mt=s” width=”468″ height=”400″></iframe>
That’ll make a great little widget for the right-hand column of this blog if I make it back. If I don’t, please send reinforcements to the precise location marked on the map above:-)