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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.
(no subject) - james_the_evil1 - Oct. 20th, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - sageautumn - Oct. 20th, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC) - Expand
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?
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(no subject) - tacit - Oct. 20th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC) - Expand
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.
(no subject) - subonfire - Oct. 20th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC) - Expand
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!
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