Fun Stuff: June 2012 Archives

iPhone Tracking

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Last year (I was shocked that it's been over a year!) I read this article (and others like it) about how you could get your iPhone location data pretty simply out of the backups that iTunes keeps on your computer.  Putting it in the "hey I should do that before I upgrade to 4.3.3 and lose the ability to do it" basket, I put it off for the previously mentioned year.

Today my phone crashed and I was reminded to do this so I can upgrade the OS on it finally.

There's a few utilities out there that will do it.  I tried one that only showed 190 points (out of the 12452 that I have).  Then I tried iPhoneTrackerWin which at least worked.  How cool is this!

But it didn't have any sort of export (apart from a log).

So then I tried nphonetrack which outputs a raw csv and a kml file you can load into Google Earth.

Here's a few more from iPhoneTrackerWin

Canberra.. have ranged all over here!
Visiting Chay and David last year
Jordan didn't rate a mention
Heathrow, Leavesden Studios and Windsor feature in addition to London
Some weird stuff happened in Japan.  Sapporo and central Hokkaido didn't rate a mention, yet there was a stack of stuff around Sendai.  Maybe it transposed some stuff for a while?


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I'm totally going to have Wii arm tomorrow.  Might have been playing Mario and Sonic and the London 2012 Olympic Games :)  Haven't played through all of it yet so the jury is still out on whether it's better than the original or not.  Some things so far are a bit more annoying, but there's a couple of new events which could work out well.  The party mode is a bit "huh? what's going on?" but I suppose that's cause I'm no good at video games.  Will have to get Nat&Andrew over soon to help ;)

And I'm going to the VIP dinner at Brick Expo this year.. should be awesome :)  Book early if you want to go too!
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