camping, facebook
Mood: geeky
Posted on 2007-06-11 12:27:00
Tags: facebook programming
Words: 232

This weekend blamantin and Alex and djedi went camping. It was, in a word, fun! We hiked on a trail in Rocky Gap State Park (in western MD) that was 4.5 miles - quite a good workout! After swimming in the lake, We drove to some campgrounds and played games, roasted marshmallows (mmmmmmmm), etc. We had been a little worried about the weather, as there was a chance of rain, but the weather for the hike was pretty darn good, felt around 80 degrees or so. It ended up being pretty cold at night - luckily djedi and I had brought sweaters so we wore them to bed and huddled together to conserve heat, which worked decently well :-) I took a bunch of pictures that I'll put up soon.

I'm planning on writing a Facebook application as my next project. My thought was to make a "friend of a friend" sort of thing, like LiveJournal has (but you have to be paid or maybe plus to see it - sorry!) which shows people that lots of your friends have friended but you haven't. It seems like a good way to discover people on Facebook that you didn't realize were there, or people that you might be interested in meeting :-) Anyway, for various technical reasons step 1 is to upgrade my Apache web server from 1.3 to 2.0, so hopefully I can make that work tonight.


Comment from kernelm:

I've been trying to think of a good idea for a Facebook App. Everything I come up with seems to already exist though. Doh.

Comment from gregstoll:

Yeah, I had that problem as well.

Comment from gregstoll:

Crap...apparently this friend of a friend idea won't work, because you can only get the friends of the current user, and for some reason friends aren't "storable". Blah.

Comment from wildrice13:

Darn! That was a really good idea... :-/

Comment from onefishclappin:

Wow, looks like you went camping right near David's parents. They are in Frostburg, about 15 min(?) from Cumberland.

Comment from blamantin:

Cool. We drove right by Frostburg. I was actually wondering when we saw some mountain bikers on the trail if it was somewhere near David's family and if he'd biked there.

Comment from onefishclappin:

Yup - that's where his parents & grandmother live. He separated his shoulder on a ride between Cumberland & Frostburg 2 weeks before he reported to Ghana for Peace Corps :) We should be going back there at some point - maybe next Christmas? maybe this summer? We haven't decided yet.

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