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  • Simcity updates, March

    The highlight of the this release is Lausanne public transport simulator. The motivation behind this project was the beautiful Google Maps oblique imagery that is available for the Lake Léman area; imagery that amplifies the “simcity” effect of the mashup.

    Mar 12th, 2012 | Filed under Hobbies
  • Simcity updates, January

    There are not too many updates this month except the fact that I focused on code refactoring, readability and URL scheme polishing for the webtuesday.ch presentation that I held on January 10th. The slides are available on Slideshare for download; thanks everyone who attended !

    Jan 22nd, 2012 | Filed under Hobbies
  • Simcity updates, December 18

    The highlight of this release is a feature that is very popular on version 1 of swisstrains.ch: follow vehicle which allows you to “travel” together with a selected vehicle on the map. You can activate it in the same way, just click on the moving marker(vehicle) then in the vehicle panel click the ‘Follow’ button. […]

    Dec 18th, 2011 | Filed under Hobbies
  • Simcity updates, November 13

    Took me about one month for this release but nevertheless here it is; one of the most important update is that the romanian railways simulator, cfr.webgis.ro uses the same engine that the Swisstrains does. Now you can zoom out to see whole Romania and despite the fact that it has a surface 5x times bigger […]

    Nov 13th, 2011 | Filed under Hobbies
  • Swisstrains updates, October 9

    The most important update from this batch is that the project is available on Github so you can start today and produce your own vehicle simulation based on timetables and digitized tracks. Will come with a later post explaining how I digitized the whole Switzerland railway network(5000+ kms) and how I got(read crawled) the timetables […]

    Oct 9th, 2011 | Filed under Hobbies
  • Swisstrains v2 kickoff

    http://www.vasile.ch/hacks/swisstrains-v2/ There are 4 years since I didn’t update www.swisstrains.ch project but nevertheless it was good thing because I used this interval to learn more about SBB railway infrastructure + more understanding of their website(which I am still crawling to get the project data from) but it was also an opportunity to polish my programming […]

    Sep 28th, 2011 | Filed under Hobbies
  • 710

    This is the cumulated distance that I covered before my first race, the 10 miles Grand Prix in Bern. How do I know this ? Well, I am a stats freak and I am keeping a (very basic) running log in a Google Spreadsheet so I could look back and compute some figures. You know, […]

    May 18th, 2011 | Filed under Hobbies, Living in Switzerland
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  • Oerlikon

    One thing I know for sure, by moving to Opfikon, I will miss the Oerlikon train station. For a trainspotter this station is a paradise: there are 7 S-Bahn lines stopping here: S2, S5, S6, S7, S8, S14, S16. Two times per hour. Plus two InterRegio’s. Plus many IC, ICNs transiting the station towards Zürich […]

    Dec 29th, 2010 | Filed under Hobbies, Living in Switzerland
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  • Dealing with many photos

    I usually take about 200 photos during one full-day trip. Many of them are duplicated, I am trying to use different composition, focus or exposure. But then you would say it’s a nightmare to maintain and to sort all these pictures . I know there are various applications that you can mess with tags and […]

    Nov 17th, 2010 | Filed under Hobbies, Photography
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  • Running

    Some of you know that I am not (totally) a sedentary person, but the physical workout for me resumed only to hikes in the weekends, gym workouts once in a while or indoor climbing. It was March this year when I started to stick to a routine of running. I can’t say today what motivation […]

    Oct 10th, 2010 | Filed under Hobbies, Living in Switzerland
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