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RoadTripDude: So here is my next map project already in progress. Its an expansion map for the Poland map. The image on the left is the entire project I will work on. Very tall map and so I cut it up into parts. The northern part is shown with a red line in the image on the left denoting its southernmost limit.

The image on the right is the northern part. I really made some good progress today. This map is MUCH simpler to work on than the last project (Vienna). I should have it done by early August at the latest. I almost thought I could get this northern section done today but I didn't feel like pushing it. So the population centers were finished and I got a really good start on the water tonight.

Poland is relatively flat and the hills were already done by someone else. That cuts down on 1/5th of the work. I have the population centers, water, roads/rails and the terrain to do. Add to it, my employer is asking me to follow the rest of the map where it regards less of villages. I probably added only 1/6th of the total villages that are on the 1:250,000 scale map. We are using a 1:500,000 scale map for a lot of the major features. Only when we have to do some detail for the woods and swamp/marsh do we refer to the more detailed map.

What is really nice is that this map funding is almost 3x the amount of the last one. Go figure, I know! ROFL

You dont hear me complaining.

I should have the northern part finished by Thursday morning. Water in the morning, roads/rails in the afternoon and then the terrain in the evening for tomorrow. The amount of time it takes me to do this section will be more than each of the other two sections as this one has the majority of the dreaded marshland.
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RoadTripDude: Wanted to mention: Minsk is on the northern section in the center of the map. Its the biggest city on the map.
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RoadTripDude: Awful smoke here in Boise from NE Oregon fires. Haven't seen it this bad since the awful fires in Oregon in 2022. I-84 is closed during the evenings and they are asking folks to divert around the area. Means having to head directly over to Bend and then travel north up to the Columbia River to bypass the fires. They said the alert would be in effect for 3-5 days. Hoping that means that they will have them under control by then.
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evergreendr: Stay safe
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RoadTripDude: "Stay in" was more like it! Thanks, Ever I had a lot of map work to do today and will for the next week or so. This latest map is much, much simpler than the last one.
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RoraAuroraBorealis: Sorry to hear, you are battling wildfires too. Keep safe. We are having a horrible year here due to wildfires. First time in my life I am asking "Is it winter yet?"
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RoadTripDude: What is with cops these days?

https://www.cnn.com/2024/07/22/us/video/sonya-massey-police-bodycam-footage-digvid-2

The lady goes over to the stove to remove a pot of hot water AT THEIR REQUEST and the dumb cop thinks she is going to use it as a weapon. She rebukes the guy in the name of Jesus and then he gets belligerent with. A woman that felt she had an intruder in her home! I would have rebuked the idiot too.

SORRY - COPS ARE NOT GODS WITH POWERS TO RESIST ABUSE IN SOMEONE's HOME or just a rebuke in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. (a ref. to another police force) That LA County Sheriff's Dept. is rife with its own private gang that wears tattoos and has banded together. Known for their violent methods.

Sometimes you wish that God had given laserbeam powers to people like this woman. Just mow that sucker down as he drew his weapon IN HER HOME!

Really boils my blood to see this happen. Whether it was color related, I don't know. I just know that a dear lady was GUNNED DOWN in her kitchen. Over some DUFUS COP afraid she might hurl it at her.

I hope that he gets TARRED AND FEATHERED in that town. Dragged through the town center. Then LYNCHED. IDIOT.
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RoadTripDude: You can hear the partner of the cop saying he had no part in it. Its obvious that this DUMMY is going to get his BUNS roasted in court. I hope they get him for MURDER and EXECUTE the idiot.
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RoadTripDude: All done with the map review work. This entire project, to include the expansion map work, went from 12 June until today. A total of 41 days. Back to work on the eastern front maps now.
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RoadTripDude: Finished with the final review of the map. Next thing to do is add in Field terrain and its finished.

Taking the rest of today off and tomorrow too and will finish it off on Monday!

Now its time for a "Dunk N Ride" on the Greenbelt and then downtown to eat at Jimmy Johns. I was notified by JJ's Freaky Rewards by email that I have a free brownie to redeem. Going to get that instead of the oatmeal raisin cookies.
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RoraAuroraBorealis: I hope your dunk and ride was refreshing. Enjoy your Jimmy Johns.
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RoadTripDude: It was super .. !!! It was a mental battle to get out of the house ... but I did it As soon as I dunk in the river I'm a different person.
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RoadTripDude: I am having a whacky mental day. Have to keep on reminding myself its Friday and not Saturday! "where's the cartoons at?"
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res0tmm3jt: I warned you earlier today
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Dr_Nostromo: I hear ya. Couple weeks back, I was pointing out to the cashier that I should have gotten a discount on those items for $5 Friday. She told it's Thursday.
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RoadTripDude: So I finished rebuilding the hills, less embankments and cliffs and will show this to my contract employer. The hills to the southwest also needs correction and if he wants me to do those I will. Otherwise, it will suffice. I will add in the cliffs and embankments after I eat and continue from there looking over the map and making updates as needed.
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RoadTripDude: I did find more occurrences of where streams were incorrectly connected to flow in the wrong direction and fixed that as well.
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RoadTripDude:

Good ole tune: Happy Trails - Sung by Roy Rogers

Music and Lyrics by Dale Evans-Rogers

Some trails are happy ones,
Others are blue.
It's the way you ride the trail that counts,
Here's a happy one for you.

Happy trails to you until we meet again.
Happy trails to you, keep smilin' until then.

Who cares about the clouds when we're together?
Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather.
Happy trails to you 'til we meet again.
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RoadTripDude: Bob Newhart passed away today - RIP - 94 years young

He was my fav. of the TV comedians.
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RoadTripDude: Got through with the hard part of the work as I finished up with Column 7. I start in on Column 8 tomorrow. Probably will finish up with 8-9 tomorrow and then do 10 on Thursday. Then do the final check and call it a done deal. (the 8 on the map is really the end of 7 ...)
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RoadTripDude: And I just finished up with the column scrolling - checking of roads/rails/bridges and map label relocation. Next up is to add in embankment and cliff hexside terrain to the hills. As you can see from the map, there are not a lot of those (its the brown areas ....). I will work on that tomorrow and then do a full map review. The Boss (me) is giving me the rest of the day off!
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RoadTripDude: You make the call: which roof had a steeper angle? Its a no-brainer from where I am looking.
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RoadTripDude: The local law enforcement in Butler told the Secret Service that they lacked the manpower to help out. Its always the job of the Secret Service to assess the situation and provide the proper amount of security to protect individuals. Erecting a large obstruction would have solved the problem. No need for anything other than a surveillance to watch that roof in that case. Just have it block the view of a shooter to the platform and the nearby area.

But that private companies roof has LESS of a slope than the one that the sniper team of the Secret Service was on. Lame excuse for not denying access to that building. Its not even in the same category as a multi-story building with windows either. (Dallas Book Depository)
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RoadTripDude: (Taking my cue from Evergreen) I do sometimes go out of my way to be a jerk. It happens when you take the last bag of microwave popcorn 20 minutes before the chariot race in Ben-Hur is about to be run.

Otherwise, I am as sweet as your grandmother.
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RoadTripDude: Or Ruth Gordon in Every Which Way But Loose Doc. You gotta love grandmas that know how to handle a shotgun.
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res0tmm3jt in reply to RoadTripDude: Yes this grandma does
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RoadTripDude: Red box shows where I am at the present. I am over halfway to the bottom so making good progress today. I have already done changes to the map earlier when I did a big sweep of the map for bridge types. Now that I am doing a more methodical sweep I am finding bridges I had not changed from my earlier look at the map.
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RoadTripDude: Lots of upgrading of villages to towns and in some cases towns to cities. The main thing that slows me down is the incorrect road and rail routing. We cannot have these two types in the same space so it takes careful routing to get them to match the topo map and fit together.
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RoadTripDude: Moving along I finally reach Budapest in Column 7. Should finish with this column this evening. Taking the rest of the afternoon off.
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RoadTripDude: RIP Shelley Duvall - 75 years young
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RoadTripDude: So I am working on updating the older part of the master map. Its divided up into "columns" as you see numbered in the image above. I just finished Column #2. Eight more to go.

Lots and lots of fixes so far. Its taking me about 2 hours to do one columns. So about 16 more hours to go on the project. I will break it up into groups of 2-3 columns/day over the next 3 days.
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RoadTripDude: The expansion map area that I worked on is not included in this. Thus I do not have to start at the top of the map but drop down a ways. So its not the entire map. The western side is done as is the northern side too.
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RoadTripDude: Go back to my image that shows JUST the expansion work that I did to fully understand what is already done. Its a couple of images to the left from this one.
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RoadTripDude: So I watched the video of the shooting (Fox News - YouTube) and something that looked really dumb was that the photographers are cramming in to get a picture of Mr. Trump and the Secret Service. Shots were just being fired and these guys are worried about a "scoop picture." Go figure. What a dumb world it is sometimes. Instead of getting out of the way they stand there taking pictures.

I like our First Amendment rights and all that but that was just dumb.

Now the big thing is whether he was hit but a bullet or glass. Who cares? He's obviously bleeding and the assassin was a poor shot (thankfully).

I am reading that the range was 180 yards. If he had been using a tripod his accuracy improves. Still the idea that a photo-journalist is standing up in plain view with bullets flying just to get a picture. I am trying to say here: "multiple shooters" .... how would they know if the lone shooter was down? No way I am standing up to get a "Photo of the Year" in that case.
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RoadTripDude: --> "Los Angeles resident Elena Malone and her family purchased what they thought was their dream home in Sun Valley in 2021, but things quickly changed after their neighbor allowed the property to spiral into a hoarding nightmare - one ridden with hazardous material, trash, melted car batteries and even stolen vehicles."

Wait ... dream home .. in Sun Valley, CA ... the junkyard capital of the western states?

I think I need to get reading glasses!

Emmie .. Eyzz .. Hoity .. are you reading this?

Yes, there are nice homes in the hills ... but please .... Sun Valley aint no Beverly Hills.

(not to be confused with Sun Valley, Idaho, the first ski resort town in America, which is one of the highest rent areas in our state)
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RoadTripDude: I added in most of the hills in under 2 hours. Really cranked along. Now I take a break and finish it up with the hills later tonight.
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BraydenSkiResort: The hills are alive..........with the sound of RoadTripDude working!
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RoadTripDude: ... "Are we there yet?" "NO!"
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RoadTripDude: I took most of the day off but did add in more of the map labels. I will finish them up tomorrow and then launch into adding in the rest of the hills.

"Forward motion is the best motion and any forward progress is progress."
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RoadTripDude: I did finish up with the map labels today. I started in on the hills a bit but had a dental appt. to go to. When I got back I had a lunch and then just relaxed until 4:30 PM when I did a "Dunk N Ride" .... got into the river 4x this time and one time I soaked my feet in the river (cuz the bank was too steep to get into it) and had a WONDERFUL bicycle ride.

Great day ... well except for the news I need TWO fillings!
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https://youtube.com/shorts/Lm0OSj7mpns?si=RGcKUAcoLGv33uAc
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