(do not look below until you completed the game yourself)
My solution to The Boss is here: https://gist.github.com/anonymous/73304632ce742351000d.
My Jewellery shop generates slow but steady flow of orders, which lets me play with data. Today I’ve try mapping the shipping addresses to a map.
I’ve decided to try Google’s geochart from charts API. There’s simply no way they could make it any easier. They have even created a playground where you can test the api from the browser.
There are some issues with this chart though – the map looks bland, it can’t be zoomed and there’s not real map overlay. Also it take ages to draw unless the markers are given in lat/lon format.
Here’s the result:
I spend long hours reading on-line (don’t we all?). Most of interesting material is available in English only (including en.wikipedia.org which is much superior to my native pl.wikipedia.org), so I tend to read all in that language. And as it is my second tongue, I need to use translator quite often. Google translator is doing pretty good job with helping me, but the manual process (copy->new tab->type address->paste) was just too slow to be comfortable. This is where the idea for extension for Chrome came from.
Basic needs for the plugin were defined as:
- No need to open translate.google.com everytime I need a translation
- No need to copy/paste to translate
- No more than 3 hours to develop (including the ramp up – this was my first attempt to create a Chrome Extension)
The result is quite encouraging – the extension is working and can be downloaded from Chrome Web Store. More information about the extension can be found here (click!)