WordPress hacking

I’ve been hacking WordPress during my vacation. The results are now up and available here with some documentation on what was done (and how).

I’ve been on a vacation with nothing planned this week so I’ve finally had time to hack around with WordPress. The new template system offers a great platform on which building customized views is easy. I added a thumbnail (and link) to the current image in The Life of Jalo, a list of the five latest posts when viewing a single entry, a link to geocaches near us if you’re viewing a geocaching post, now playing information, and I jumped the folksonomy bandwagon. The rest of this post is fairly technical in content, so if code and web development aren’t your thing, you might want to move on.

Citizen’s MapSite

The National Land Survey of Finland has relaunched its map site. Some thoughts and URL reverse engineering follow.

I’ve been a user of the Citizen’s MapSite (Kansalaisen karttapaikka) ever since it was launched sometime in the late 90’s. While it used to require a registration, the new version works without one. Which is just as well, as there wasn’t any sensible reason why the registration was required. It also appears that it doesn’t require you to access it from a Finnish address anymore either. I’d like to know if it can be accessed from other countries.