早在幾年前就已經有註冊過 g0v.social 這個 g0v 台灣人社群自架、感覺相對有規模和保障的的帳號，最近也開始比較活躍地使用。不過只要是資料在人手裡，總是沒辦法確保站點會不會倒掉，多年經營付諸流水。就像 blog 要自架一樣，認真考慮起自架一個 microblog 服務。
要突破這些限制最簡單的方式就是 — 付錢，但以目前的付費 VIP，即使最便宜（仍然有不少限制）的 $499/year，依舊超乎預算。
一直都有在看一個攝影家的 blog — 大喇叭沒誠意的馬後砲，裡面會有一些 demo 的照片可供參考，不過有個問題是該作者很喜歡用大圖片來展示，我可以了解在大螢幕上看大圖的爽度，但對我們這種小螢幕的使用者來說就不是這麼舒服。
最近 wordpress 改版讓我又搞電腦搞了好一陣子，每大升級一次就要陣痛一次，不過不升級似乎也不太行，這是用軟體一件很無奈的事。
UrMap is a web service which is just alike Google Maps and can show the map online. Besides these, it’s featured in the detailed street information and high-resolution satellite images of Taiwan, where I live. The API had been released for several days, but at first, I wasn’t very interested in it. After reading this post, I thought it may be fun to use the API displaying the address of some activities. Therefore, I tried it in the YMChmusic’s Blog.
The second problem was that I had to find out the longitude and latitude of the place I wanted to display. The problem was resolved by a greasemonkey script called UrMap Plus 2.0. It can hybridize UrMap with Google Maps, and the most important is, the longitude and latitude information will be displayed. Thanks, CK.
With these two tools, I can show the map. But because the place I marked is a little remote, Map Mode doesn’t indicate it, although it’s very clear in the satellite image. Therefore, I’d like to change the default mode to Hybrid Mode, but there’s no documentation about this. The final method is to hack the source code, and fortunately I found a function called setMapType which is what I wanted. Thanks, myself. XD