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ZOMG! ZOMG! I've created a meme!

And it's taken me all day, too.

At the beginning of this day, when I woke up, everything I knew about PHP programming with MySQL would fit in the white space of a postage stamp. (Okay, so that's not entirely true, but I'd never written database code from scratch before. Everything I've ever done up 'til now is modifying someone else's code, which is a whole 'nother ballgame.)

So twelve hours, a thousand Google searches, and a lot of head-scratching later, I've actually taken the map of human sexuality I created, and made it interactive! You can click on the map in a Web browser to place pins showing where you've been and where you want to go, and then save your map to a database so you can show other people!

Okay, so it's still really, really crude. Scrolling around is a pain, there's no way to remove a pin once you place it (you gotta erase the whole map and start again), and there's no way to go back to a map and continue to edit it once it's saved.

But still...it works! Words can not express how pleased with myself I am right now. It's been tested in Explorer 7 and Firefox for Windows, and in Safari and Firefox on Mac. Should work in other browsers too, I reckon. And it even generates code to put into your blog automatically.

Give it a try!

Find out where I've journeyed
on the Map of Human Sexuality!
Or get your own here!

And now, I am going to bed. My brain is tired.


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Oct. 19th, 2008 05:10 am (UTC)
Oct. 19th, 2008 05:37 am (UTC)
That is seriously cool.
Oct. 19th, 2008 05:39 am (UTC)
Awesome, and posted! :-)
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Oct. 20th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
Re: that was fun
And posters! :)
Oct. 19th, 2008 06:22 am (UTC)
I did mine. Lot of green pins, only a few blues.
I'm not sure what golden showers is doing up there with all the really scary stuff tho :-P
Oct. 20th, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC)
*laughs* I have a lonely green pin up there too.

And I'm a bit surprised that menstration fetish _isn't_ up there.
Oct. 20th, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
I guess menstruation isn't hardcore enough? Then again, I dated a girl who used to like to go down on me after sex when she was on her period, with no break for cleanup. I would imagine if there was even a NAME for that it would be up there. LOL/
Oct. 20th, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
Hell, everything has a name.

I was with a guy who liked to have sex while I was on my period... then write on me with the dried come/blood combo... then lick the whole lot off.

I dunno what the name was for THAT either, but I know it's freakin' weird.

(Though my stance on the "weirdness" of stuff is pretty abnormal for these days.) (Yes, you can like it, yes it's okay to like it.. its STILL FREAKIN' WEIRD.)
Oct. 19th, 2008 10:21 am (UTC)
rad! I was surprised to see some you haven't done, franklin! ;)
Oct. 20th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
Really? Okay, now I'm curious...which ones?
Oct. 20th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
I thought you'd be more well-travelled in Swinger/Group sex land..I understand now you're poly, not a swinger.
Oct. 20th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it really seems that casual sex doesn't work for me. Which is too bad, honestly.
Oct. 19th, 2008 12:46 pm (UTC)
Excellent! Great work.

Could you add "choking"?
Oct. 20th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC)
I think that's covered by "breath control," though there's no reason it can't be added to the next version.
Oct. 19th, 2008 01:03 pm (UTC)
You are pure genius.
Oct. 19th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)

Once you've had some sleep.. may I ask you to add the ability to clear just the one pin? Making one error means clearing the lot..ow.
Oct. 20th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
That may get added to a future revision. It'll involve doing a lot of Google searching and some more teaching myself Web programming, so I don't know when I'll have time to get into it, but it is a little annoying not to be able to remove pins.
Oct. 20th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
OH, and ... sob... add pins! I left out a whole section, and now I can't go back and add more.

A good opportunity to learn some more programming, eh? A wonderful acheivement all round. The fact that people are asking for more is a good sign.
Oct. 19th, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
I like the idea.

.....but is there any way to add a "close" option to the floating ad? I don't mind ads, as long as I can get rid of them after I've read them, or as long as they stay in one place and don't obscure whatever it is I'm looking at?
Oct. 20th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
Your wish is my command. The toolbar in the map creator and the floating ad in the map viewer now both have a "hide" button which will cause them to collapse.
Oct. 19th, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC)
I have two words for you:
Facebook App.

You could make $$$$$$$
Oct. 20th, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
I'm not on Facebook. What's the deal with Facebook apps?
Oct. 19th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
So cool! Did mine (http://tinyurl.com/5sx8zq) and twittered it. Expect about 5 more hits.
Oct. 19th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
did mine had more blue than I expected an not nearly as many purple.

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Oct. 20th, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
Nah, I like the specific pins.
Oct. 19th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
You are made of win and awesome.
I have quite a few purple pins on there. Time to get cracking!
Oct. 19th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
Kinky nerd ye are ;) Thanks.
Oct. 19th, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
Way way cool! Thank you!
Oct. 19th, 2008 11:06 pm (UTC)
It'd be neat to have a third pin type for "fantasy only" - stuff that is enjoyed in my head or in stories, but I wouldn't care to actually do (or perhaps even to roleplay).

(As an example, I <3 mind control erotica/fantasizing a lot, but I find roleplaying it an actual sexual situation to be less interesting, and it's not something I'd want to do if it were possible for real.)
Oct. 20th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
That's a clever idea. I may add that in the next revision.
Oct. 22nd, 2008 08:27 am (UTC)
or perhaps a 'things I'd be willing to try if my partners were into it, but it doesn't seem to be internally motivated in ME' pin.. *snerk*
Oct. 19th, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
This is too cool. Zomg! I've got my early pass... if they ever release it.
Oct. 20th, 2008 02:55 am (UTC)
I'm so gonna do this but I really really need to go to bed..
but I do have a question for you... do you have a kink named for someone who likes to be given kinky assignments to do & gets a sexual thrill out of following through on them?
Just wondering....
Oct. 20th, 2008 02:12 pm (UTC)
I don't know if there's a specific name for it or not. I certainly haven't heard of any...
Oct. 20th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
I did make my very own map bur I have a suggestion (possibly a couple of them)
there could be green for tried it, purple for want to try it, pink for curious about it(or [possibly fantasy fodder?) & red for want to if it were possible....
also, could there be a way to just remove ONE tack instead of having to start all over again from just one lousy mistake? :) Just wondering :)
Oct. 20th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
I just recalled what my other idea is- could you provide links to short definitions of the more unusual ones? I found myself often scratching my head & a goofy *huh* expression on my face.. then again I could just be a clueless wonder ;)
Oct. 20th, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
I'd call that d/s, it's a type of control.
Oct. 20th, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
I can see that....
Oct. 20th, 2008 01:27 pm (UTC)
Way cool! Congratualations! BTW, Petri says you can always ask him about PHP, and you might also want to check if it might be more feasible to use Ajax instead of PHP. (Although he says he doesn't know any about Ajax but he is thinking about learning it himself.)

I hope that made sense. I don't make this stuff up. I just deliver the strange Finnish ramblings. :D
Oct. 20th, 2008 02:28 pm (UTC)
AJAX isn't really a language; it's a combination of Javascript, a server back-end like PHP or ASP or Ruby, and XML. I'm using Javascript and PHP, but they're not talking to each other via XML.
Oct. 20th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
Okay, I wanna know what water bondage is... and the only wiki I could find was in French (?) and I don't trust translations.

Sooo... what is it?

If it's what I'm thinking of in my head, it sounds nifty... if it's something else, then it is NOT NIFTY.

(Oh, and I'm at work, so I can't just go and watch what it is in pron that goggles up.)
Oct. 20th, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)
Water bondage is any kind of bondage involving water, such as dunking the bound person in water (which can include breath control as well--I've talked to folks who are really into this) or spraying a bound person with water. Kink.com has a whole Web site dedicated to this sort of thing.
Oct. 20th, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
Very cool.

I just had a closer look, and couldn't find either Red Wings or Brown Wings. These were badges the Hell's Angels used to give members to denote those that engaged in cunnilingus on a menstrating woman or analingus, respectively.

You have "Menstration Fetish" and "Ass to Mouth," it's true; but a part of me (at least) pines to see the more familiar terms.
Oct. 25th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
Looks like your map has turned up on a Joss Whedon blog.
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