So many exciting things have happened! Google man, Google! They release their mapping api
, so I can do whatever the hell I want with Google Maps
. Do you know what this means? I could post a little map with hotspots of all the places I've used the restroom in Seattle! With pictures! Among other uses! I am stoked.
And, they've added working video to their video search
. There are very few videos available, and you need to install a free plugin, but when it works it's very cool. However, I've noticed that all videos have way overblown audio - is this just me? Thankfully, you can find a working video when searching for slapping python fish dance
And then... and THEN
, the big kahuna. Google Earth
was released. Incredible. For the most part, it surpasses NASA's World Wind
in both interface and features, although World Wind is still great for some things, like toggling specific satellite layers. It's only a matter of time before thousands of interactive kiosks are setup in real estate firms with their MLS listings on here. Do I have any time to possibly jump on this bandwagon? I can't even describe how amazing this program is. You just have to try it. Only a 10 MB download, too!
But wait, there's more - while perusing CSS info online, I came across Jefferey Zeldman's blog
, which features an mp3 broadcast of his entries. So I did that too - you can now click on the Talkr button to the left to hear this entry as an mp3 (I think). It's a little tricky to manipulate their system into doing it for every entry, but I'm working on that... right now it only does audio for the previous 10 posts, and only 30 seconds of each, but that should be changing soon. I love the way it makes all my entries sound like amazing, exciting stories. And, the nice robot lady says my name correctly... which usually makes me worry when done by a stranger.
Amazing links, all stolen from Jason
and other coworkers:
- Tom Cruise Kills Oprah
- Mondo big fish caught
. My favorite part of the story (with some heavy editing): "Dr. Hogan, a WWF Conservation Science fellow and leader of a new WWF"...
- Adorn the air with Hasselhoff
Andrea introduced me to Bunny Hill
recently - amazing. Wild rabbits, just hopping around in this park. In the wild! Rabbits! They could attack you! You could coax one into a bag with a carrot and take him home! They're all furry! I still can't believe such a place exists. Their natural defense, like the alpaca, is overbearing cuteness. What's better than Bunny Hill and alpacas? Bunny Hill Alpacas
This week I got the keys to my new apartment, and today Alice and I started moving things down. I have a lot of crap. We moved one load in the car, and that was very productive, but then for maximum productivity we created a complete scale-model of the apartment *and* furniture!
So - if you'd like to have your own copy of my furniture, simply click on the following image, then print that larger version out at roughly 7.4" x 8.538". That will make the furniture to scale at a scale of 1mm = 1" in real life. Think of all the fun you'll have now! The fun in decoding the more cryptic descriptions is worth the cost of a printout.
You know what's rad? There's very free Wi-Fi at my new place - thank you very much, 'default'! However, I will need to break down and get my own 'net connection... I really need a static IP.
If I talked about more personal things here I'd mention how at one point this week I wished people were robots so we couldn't feel emotions.
If I thought this post wasn't long enough I'd talk about how concerned I am about Sandra Day O'Connor retiring. I'd also talk about a t-shirt idea I had last month that I never got around to posting, and a story from my California trip that ends with the word 'cumulo-lingus'.
Have an explosive Fourth!
EBWI, 7-10-2005 with $0.25
Hey Mike, Just wanted to give you a shout! Mostly because I wanted to sign in as EBWI. Having said that, Madison is great...great cheese and beer!
Garhan, 7-4-2005 with $14.11
Mr. B? ...
/me has flashback to "Mr. Buzzo meets the Tesla Coil"
Alfredo, 7-3-2005 with $7.16
Sounds like you had a "hot" trip. ejaculo-nimbus to you!