Archive for April, 2006

Green Map System

April 23, 2006

Green Map System Home

What a very good idea. Community produced maps showing local green resources, using a common set of icons so you can get an idea of what’s going on even if you don’t speak the local language.

Here’s the map for Stavanger, where I must go one day.

How about one for Helensburgh?

(Noticed via interview with the founder, Wendy Brawer, at Grist, noticed at The Map Room.)

Strange Town

April 21, 2006

I have long been of the opinion that Helensburgh is a stranger town than most of the people living here give it credit for.
For instance:

Madness

Apparently people will do anything to avoid taking the train to work. I find that prejudice very odd. But then I don’t understand SUVs either. More thoughts on that later.
Also:

pumpkin wedged in seawall

A toy halloween pumpkin wedged into a seawall. How often do you see that?

At the time of writing, this was the only photo on flickr.com tagged with “pumpkin” AND “seawall”, which I can’t help feeling is some kind of achievement.

A Tour of Microsoft’s Mac Lab

April 20, 2006

David Weiss: A Tour of Microsoft’s Mac Lab”>David Weiss shows around Microsoft’s Mac Lab.

Looks like an interesting place. And clearly lacking in evil. ;-)

One thing I hate

April 13, 2006

…is websites that spawn extra windows when you click on PDFs.

Let’s get this clear; I never ever view PDFs inline. As far as I’m concerned PDF is something you download and look at later. Grrr.

This has got to stop…

April 7, 2006

6 killed in Israeli strikes, shelling continues

That’s all.

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