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Glasseye Snapper

Member Since 11 Oct 2005
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In Topic: Anyone know if this is a decorator crab? Pic taken in Komodo National Park

24 July 2014 - 04:57 PM

Fascinating image. I agree the eyes and mouth look much more like a vertebrate than a crustacean. Did it move?



In Topic: mapping dive site

21 July 2014 - 07:54 PM

There is a google maps plugin for WordPress so the answer is probably yes. However, for now I want to keep it simple as a static content server using only client-side computation. I have some python programs that build the pages from images dumped into species/site-specific directories, and some data files pulled from fishbase. This would have to change if I wanted to make it into a social experiment with others adding new dive sites, mapping data, photos, videos, etc. My current system can evolve into that, but I will deal with it if the need arises (and if it can be done without becoming a full-time job).



In Topic: mapping dive site

16 July 2014 - 04:21 PM

Ha ha, I learned to code HTML by hand in the mid 90's but for me this is "very advanced" as normally I just have black text on white background. Still coding everything in a text editor though.


Thanks for the feedback. I'll look at a more 21st century look before going life.

In Topic: Mirror, mirror, on the wall ...

15 July 2014 - 04:20 PM

A little while ago DPreview posted an article about the confusion around equivalent apperture, VOF, DOF, ...

It includes images to demonstrate the effects which make it worth checking out.





In Topic: mapping dive site

13 July 2014 - 10:25 AM

After return from my Philippines trip I have been working away on the reef biomapping website and the latest version is both aesthetically and functionally close to my vision. To demonstrate the functionallity I have uploaded 20 butterflyfish and two nudibranch and will be adding a few more features and automation steps before adding the remaining hundreds of fish and dozens of invertebrates.


Unfortunately, Google's map that was so pretty at the start of this project has been updated by a version that is completely clouded over. My bad luck, but I hope Google will rectify this in a future update. The latest version can be found here: