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Critiki's latest new features: Themed Image Galleries, username photo credits
Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 3093
From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2005-06-28 5:09 pm   Permalink

I was just browsing Critiki a few days ago and was mumbling to myself about how slow it was.

The new server is a big improvement. It's incredibly faster!

Thanks!!

-Another satisfied customer.


 
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3623
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2005-09-08 10:53 pm   Permalink




F#@K YEAH!!!

Sorry 'bout that -- too excited to be ladylike. I've wanted to get something like this going on Critiki for years. Check it out -- Critiki now has Critiki Maps! Special nod to Scott McGerik, I was inspired to start poking at the new Google Maps API after seeing how he'd used it on his site.

There's now a "Browse by Critiki Map" feature, which starts off with a view of the whole durned planet. A less intimidating introduction might be to click on "View on Critiki Map" when you're looking at a location page, which will take you straight to a map of the area around that location, with all the local tiki spots on it. That's pretty frickin' cool! It only appears if 1) you're logged in, and 2) I have accurate lat & long data for that location. I've intentionally *not* collected that info for Home Tiki Bars. 'Cause that'd be creepy.

Like Google Maps, it won't work on every single browser out there, but it'll probably work for 98% of you. It can be pretty memory intensive -- the laptop I use has serious memory problems, and it limped along okay; it's downright zippy on Hanford's machine. Be patient, let it load, and start playing with it!

Here's a list of the supported browsers, with links to download an upgrade if you need it.

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kirby
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Joined: May 04, 2005
Posts: 1600
From: SoCal
Posted: 2005-09-08 10:55 pm   Permalink

thats got to be the coolest thing ive ever seen...great work humu...

 
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dogbytes
  

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2242
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2005-09-08 11:56 pm   Permalink

wow. amazing. this is going to make vacation plans even easier!!! and with soaring gas prices, its wonderful to see where everything is at once.

you're the bestest, Humuhumu!


 
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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1564
From: Mass.
Posted: 2005-09-09 06:43 am   Permalink

Wow! You must write HTML in your sleep. Very, very impressive.

 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3159
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2005-09-09 06:46 am   Permalink

Great job Humu!

 
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2005-09-09 12:45 pm   Permalink

I wish I could code in my sleep! I do have to code a little HTML & XML, but it's mostly Perl & SQL, and this particular project called for a bit of JavaScript.

Glad you like it, guys! I'm having particular fun switching it to satellite mode & zooming in on tiki locations in Europe.

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MachTiki
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Joined: Feb 16, 2004
Posts: 1364
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2005-09-09 1:30 pm   Permalink

F#@K YEAH!!! Nice job Humu.

 
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TikiJosh
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Joined: Feb 01, 2005
Posts: 735
Posted: 2005-09-09 5:04 pm   Permalink

Wow. That is sooooo cool! I feel like such a slacker. Like maybe I should really go do something with my life. Like find a place to eat using Critiki, use a Critiki map to get there, and order a few good drinks.
I'm really impressed by your work Humu2, it's absolutely astounding what people can do when they actually work.
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2005-10-01 02:28 am   Permalink

I've now got Critiki hooked into Ooga-Mooga, so that when you're looking at a location on Ooga-Mooga, you can see what mugs were used there! A great example is The Islander in Stockton:

Stockton Islander in Critiki

At the bottom of the page, mugs in Ooga-Mooga that were used for serving at The Islander are shown, with links direct to each mug's page on Ooga-Mooga.

Next step is to get links on Ooga-Mooga direct to Critiki pages, but right now it's 2:30 in the morning, and I need to take an ice cream break. Have you tried the Caramel Cone ice cream from Haagen-Dazs? It's delicious.

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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3159
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2005-10-01 06:18 am   Permalink

Humu, thank you. Hope to see you back here soon.

 
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3623
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2005-10-03 02:56 am   Permalink

It's Critiki improvement week, apparently: on top of the aforementioned Critiki link to Ooga-Mooga, I've improved my picture handling, allowing me to clear a massive, massive backlog of photos. How massive? When I woke up this morning, Critiki had about 550 pictures; after clearing my backlog it now has about 880. For your browsing convenience in seeing these new pics, I've compiled this handy-dandy list:

Aloha Jhoe's, Palm Springs -- 1 new image
Bahooka Ribs & Grog, Rosemead -- 9 new images
Bahooka Ribs & Grog, West Covina -- 2 new images
Bali Hai Restaurant, San Diego -- 2 new images
Billingsley's Outrigger, Laguna Beach -- 1 new image
Bob Brooks Seven Seas, Los Angeles -- 5 new images
Caliente Tropics Resort, Palm Springs -- 2 new images
Chef Shangri-La, North Riverside -- 15 new images
Don the Beachcomber, Hollywood -- 2 new images
Green Turtle Restaurant, Daytona Beach -- 4 new images
Hala Kahiki, River Grove -- 14 new images
Hale Tiki, Augusta -- 16 new images
Hapa Haole Hideaway, Knoxville -- 2 new images
Hawaiian Inn, Daytona Beach -- 1 new image
Honolulu Harry's Waikiki, Chicago -- 1 new image
Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee -- 20 new images
Humphrey's Half Moon Inn, San Diego -- 3 new images
Kapu-Kai, Rancho Cucamonga -- 3 new images
Kon Tiki, Shreveport -- 1 new image
Kon Tiki Inn, Pismo Beach -- 1 new image
Kon Tiki Lounge, Tucson -- 10 new images
Kon-Tiki, Cleveland -- 2 new images
Kowloon, Saugus -- 7 new images
Leilani Hut, Long Beach -- 3 new images
Luau 400, New York -- 3 new images
Mai Kai, Ft. Lauderdale -- 2 new images
Mai-Khi Lounge, Milwaukee -- 1 new image
Minnie's Restaurant, Modesto -- 16 new images
Oceanic Arts, Whittier -- 2 new images
Pago Pago, Long Beach -- 1 new image
Purple Orchid Exotic Tiki Lounge, El Segundo -- 1 new image
Red Lion Hanalei Hotel, San Diego -- 10 new images
Sam's Seafood, Huntington Beach -- 4 new images
Samoa Club, Idaho Falls -- 1 new image
Samoan Village, Phoenix -- 2 new images
Tahitian Village, Downey -- 1 new image
The Alibi, Portland -- 3 new images
The Conga Lounge, Oakland -- 8 new images
The Enchanted Tiki Room, Anaheim -- 17 new images
The Islander, Los Angeles -- 6 new images
The Islands, Phoenix -- 2 new images
The Lanai, San Mateo -- 5 new images
The Lucky Tiki, Mission Hills -- 12 new images
The Palms, Anaheim -- 3 new images
The Tiki-Jo, Santa Monica -- 1 new image
The Tikis, Monterey Park -- 1 new image
Tiki Bob's, San Francisco -- 3 new images
Tiki Cocktail Lounge, Modesto -- 9 new images
Tiki Kai Supper Club, Albuquerque -- 1 new image
Tiki Kai Supper Club, Denver -- 1 new image
Tiki Lounge, Ludington -- 6 new images
Tiki-Ti, Los Angeles -- 7 new images
Tonga Lei, Malibu -- 2 new images
Tonga Room, San Francisco -- 1 new image
Trader Dick's, Sparks -- 7 new images
Trader Nick's Restaurant, Pismo Beach -- 2 new images
Trader Vic's, Atlanta -- 21 new images
Trader Vic's, Beverly Hills -- 4 new images
Trader Vic's, Emeryville -- 3 new images
Trader Vic's, Palo Alto -- 10 new images
Trader Vic's, Portland -- 1 new image
Trader Vic's, San Francisco -- 3 new images
Trader Vic's, Seattle -- 5 new images
Tropics Motel, Modesto -- 5 new images
Waitiki, Orlando -- 11 new images
Whanga Rei Bar & Grill, Turlock -- 6 new images

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gwenners
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Joined: Feb 08, 2005
Posts: 97
From: SF Bay Area
Posted: 2005-10-03 09:01 am   Permalink

Excellent Humuhumu -- I'd forgotten all about those Conga Lounge shots.

Cheers,
Gwen Smith
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3623
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2006-01-25 12:28 pm   Permalink

I am extraordinarly pleased to announce that the Los Angeles Public Library has provided images from their very impressive menu collection for use in Critiki. You can see them here:


Kelbo's on Pico, Los Angeles (4 new images) & Kelbo's on Fairfax, Los Angeles (4 new images)


Samoan Village, Phoenix (1 new image)


Kona Inn, Kona (3 new images) -- this one has some great drawings in it


Beachbum Burt's, Redondo Beach (4 new images)


The China Trader, Toluca Lake (5 new images)


The Coral Reef Restaurant, Sacramento (8 new images)


The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills (3 new images)-- this small folded drink menu is the first time I've ever seen or heard of the Beverly Hills Hotel having any Poly Pop in its past... my guess is that it was just a drink list they offered in the lounge one summer, but it's exciting nonetheless, and it's a pretty classic little drink menu.


The Luau, Beverly Hills (10 new images)


Trader Vic's, Oakland (3 new images)


The Tropics, Beverly Hills (3 new images)


Many mahalos to the kind folks at the Los Angeles Public Library for sharing their collection, and to Mr. Bali Hai, whose post on his Eye of the Goof blog inspired me to approach them.


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MrBaliHai
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
Posts: 804
Posted: 2006-01-25 3:03 pm   Permalink

Fabulous! I'm so glad to hear that they liked your idea!

P.S. Tell them to fix the broken image links to the old Bahooka menu.
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