Wednesday, December 30, 2009

datacenter design for HPC: Rate of Convective Heat Transfer q = hA(Ts − Tb); need CFM/kw < 100 & <<150

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

RT @GoKunming: Cycling From Kunming To The Vietnam Border - Part One http://bit.ly/4Nhmpy travel

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A competitive board game on building *power grids* http://bit.ly/7INJnS datacenter infrastructure cool

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Scaling challenges for future planet wide systems, not just 10*Facebook http://bit.ly/4PRGtH
Infographic coins remove confusion about value http://bit.ly/82uk8h <-but need clear country id! travel

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

datacenter container show review incl. IBM with flex config that addresses adoption barrier http://bit.ly/6XsrAb

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

British Airways (BA) strike next week for 12 days, 12Dec-2Jan? http://bit.ly/5GKxXR travel Oweee!
Looks like Agoda is big in Asia for hotel travel discounts, but not much splash in US except for FlyerTalk http://bit.ly/4QZ8QG
Cueva del Milodon (Milodon Cave), Chile mapped with photo/website data http://bit.ly/4rpmrv travel

Monday, December 14, 2009

Amazon spot EC2 instances, run work as long as your bid exceeds current spot price http://bit.ly/6GjKJ1
datacenter power arbitrage: 120v AC 30A rack in downtown SF $21/amp/month; $1K install

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Mapping Patagonia Andes routes. Campamento de Agostini Chile map backpacking travel http://bit.ly/5Em4Aj

Friday, December 11, 2009

RT @sidboswell: Broadband mapping may have just gotten easier http://bit.ly/8gBRyV <-IDInsight's Broadband Scout http://bit.ly/4Efzco

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Roundup of possibly worthwhile Google Chrome extensions http://bit.ly/7bxeiM
Lenovo Thinkpad System Update R4 for windows7 (found it previously, but not apparent today, duh) http://bit.ly/4W2TcG
Can Google Spanner principles be adapted to minimum case of 2 geo dispersed datacenter ? http://bit.ly/4NLkWJ
Need to reread Google on distributed systems, especially storage design. Light on network design. http://bit.ly/8r0uJl

Thursday, December 03, 2009

datacenter site considerations: avoid electric power from coal. US energy map http://bit.ly/8rgYzM

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Google wave still doesn't like iPhone. Inbox is ok, but wave display is blacked out on the right 1/3.
Global online mapping competition 15 Dec 09-31 Jan 10 http://bit.ly/8HhEh6
Interactive Mapping for Filmmakers @ BAVC, SF 12/3; 7PM http://bit.ly/8TTnjD
Japanese Google Picasa:quick response/QR bar codes with Web addresses. Scan QR code with phone; links to online photos http://bit.ly/4UhRST

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Corporate Win 7 distro still borked with some weirdo authorization issue. Thanks Microsoft.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

#datacenter water supply: "purple pipe" is used (in LA) for recycled water; $1M/mile; not transmission, but distribution; source: LADWP

Thursday, November 05, 2009

#Datacenter site = f(Fiber ∩ (Bonneville Power Administration))

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Slideshare with Audio Narration

Simple slide presentations with accompany audio narration keyed to the slide change

Windows oriented. Assumes:
  • microphone available, perhaps from a webcam
  • PowerPoint or OpenOffice Impress.

  1. Open SlideShare account
  2. Open Internet Archive account
  3. Get Audacity audio recording and editing software
  4. Search for Windows built in screen capture Snipping Tool
  5. Create slides using Impress, inserting JPG screen shots
  6. Record audio narration using Audacity
  7. Edit audio narration
  8. Upload slide presentation to SlideShare
  9. Export audio in WAV format from Audacity and store locally
  10. Upload audio WAV to Internet Archive
  11. Edit SlideShare. For a demo see this.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

#travel #Goggle Maps is useless for finding better #Lourve entrances than the dumb pyramid http://ping.fm/bPDIW

Sunday, October 25, 2009

#Sitebricks - #Google web application development framework from built on top of #Guice http://ping.fm/CrHBZ
"Technical debt": design easy to implement in the short run but has a larger negative long run impact http://bit.ly/4FGfD
#travel Cross-border bus service planned between Laos and Cambodia http://ping.fm/FZIui

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Nonin GO2 Achieve Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

Found this at REI for $99 for measuring O2 saturation and heart rate.

Color of the one REI had is blue, which seems kinda dumb if you want something that stands out so you can find in in a gear bag, but the Nonin web site shows that the other colors aren't much better, though dark orange seems slightly better. At this point I'll try this one and see how if the color matters in practice.

Garmin Foretrex 401

Picked up a Garmin Foretrex 401 at REI for full price, $250, + CA sales tax, less last year's annual dividend and expecting something like a 10% dividend for 2009 purchases.  It's been getting very mixed and scanty reviews, but I want something for both traveling around and for heart rate monitoring.  Amazon had the best price on the associated heart rate monitor.

I had found a significantly better price at PC Nation but, once the PC Nation on line ordering system found out I was in California, it wanted an additional 9% use tax.  REI has the best return policy in case the Foretrex 401 turns out to be a turkey. 

Garmin's web site doesn't describe where the serial number is.  It's under the batteries.

Garmin's WebUpdater recognized the unit, but found no applicable updates.

One set of interesting functions is for free fall exit and descent management, "jumpmaster" functions, though that's a bit of a misnomer since besides calculating the High Altitude Release Point it can be also be used once out of the airplane to manage both the free fall and under the canopy parts of the descent.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Reduce time spent on noise in Google Reader with sort by magic (but have to Share and Like) http://ping.fm/gjKdd

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

#Panoramio is now an #iPhone app! (geo-tagging seems not to be transferring, though)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Add easypublic@appspot.com to wave contacts list and use to create public waves #GWave #GoogleWave

Thursday, October 08, 2009

#GWave You may need to add your googlewave.com address to your profile so your contacts can automagically see you in GWave Contacts

Friday, October 02, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

As part of researching details of #Vientiane points of interest, came across an interesting journal #laos http://ping.fm/98o1c

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Thursday, September 03, 2009

#datacenter Water supply uses transmission and distribution, just like power. "Purple pipe" can supply recycled water for chillers.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Garmin Foretrex 401 wrist wearable GPS with baro altimeter, disposable batteries (and military freefall/skydive functions!) http://ping.fm/YDcxv
Need Vietnamese/Lao speaker who doesn't complain to ride motorbikes on loop Lak Sao > Vinh > Đông Hà > Xepon > Salavan #travel
#travel Best credit/debit card for foreign exchange. Latest info in post 1625 http://ping.fm/3wZdW

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Hong Kong men's suit: bring Jil Sander suit to copy; get style where pants can be worn without coat; get 2 pairs of pants; expect 3 fittings

Monday, August 24, 2009

#travel Maps of Indian Himalayas (Ladakh, Lahaul, Spiti), Sri Lanka, Maldives, and (claimed soon) Oman, Nepal, Borneo http://ping.fm/FURI6
#travel #Singapore prepaid mobile broadband http://ping.fm/YsHez (but see http://ping.fm/m8VHt for free wifi)
Overheard: Local SIM in #Bali #Indonesia Telkomsel for best network; XL for best price #travel http://ping.fm/YylAb

Sunday, August 23, 2009

HP Desktop Config Aug 09

Purchased from CostCo
registration 8/21/09
Win Vista Home Premium 64bit
Intel Core i7 920@2.67GHz
12GB RAM
ATI Radeon HD4850 driver 8.581.1.0 4/28/09
5.9 Windows Experience Level
Hard disk: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 SATA 3Gb/s 1TB Cache 32MB
DVD 1 HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH40L
DVD 2 ATAPI DVD D DH16D5S
Intel 82567V-2 Gigabit Network

Have D-Link DIR-655
Old: HP a6177c

MyBook WD5000D032
--start by using USB
--try Firewire
--shows driver not installed, but able to scan disk using Win Explorer


Received FedEx Indirect Signature

Synced old computer music, pictures, and main files using Goodsync to two external disks
Took picture of rear ports

Defined screen resolution as 1920x1200, 60Hz for HP x2408 LCD monitor

Plugged in network
Plugged in USB from monitor
--monitor USB supports speakers and IR for keyboard/mouse (?)

Turn off Windows startup sound from Sound control panel

Defined one click access for folders

Computer can't access internet. Forgot that, even though access is wired, home router restricts by MAC address.


Used model and serial number for new name
Defined home workgroup


Determined MAC address (Help > Control Panle > Network and Sharing Center > Connection > View Status > Details)
Defined MAC address to DIR-655 router to allow internet access. Router didn't need reboot.
Reserved DHCP address

Invoked Windows Update multiple times to get Vista SP2 plus other fixes, including optional

Change mouse characteristics
--pointer options

Downloaded Revo Uninstaller
Removed trial security (to be replaced with Avast)
Removed Microsoft Works (to be replaced with OpenOffice)


Customize Start menu
--small icons
--unlock toolbar

Download/install Avast
--register to get reg key
--turn off Avast sound
--set auto update program
Download/install Firefox
Download/install Chrome Beta
Set default search to Google

AT&T Self Support Tool
(actually skipped this, but should have done early)

Download/install Java VM
--wants to install toolbar
--wants to install TuneUp that "fixes" iTunes--try

Download/install Google Toolbar for Firefox (beta?)
Download//install Google Updater with minimum software (Desktop)
Changed Google Desktop preferences to allow search across network

Control Panel, Network and Sharing
--turn on network discovery

Download/install Flash
Download/install Shockwave
Download/install Vuze (need appropriate port from router)
--wants to install toolbar

Download OpenOffice (should have done through Vuze torrent)
Download iTunes

Install iTunes/Quicktime
Set Firefox home page

Install Firefox addons
--delicious
--Diigo (doesn't work from Mozilla site, use Diigo site)

Download/install Thunderbird
--customize account
--don't use GMail account setting, since it's POP, not IMAP

Install OpenOffice
--custom: install ActiveX control

Install Google Docs with offline access
--install Google Gears

Install Windows Live Sync and sync to folders

GCal
--setup for offline access

Download/install Goodsync
Activate pro version (ok)

USB powered external disk not recognized
USB external MyBook recognized through USB, not Firewire

Sync Music and Pictures (approx 21MB/sec)

Download/install Roboform
--activate pro version (oops)
--activate pro version based on name/email

Sync to online Roboform

Update iTunes

Slysoft activations
-10/23/07
--make sure each download is installed before trying to activate
--use Win Explorer, search "license keys"
--

HP J6450 Printer
--software
--HP Solution Center-ok
--HP Smart Web Printing--defer
--HP Document Manager 1.0--defer
--OCR--ok
--HP Photosmart Essential 2.5--no
--needs restart

HP Deskjet 6980xi
--use "Add Printer" through network

Skype
--download/install

Picasa
--download
--install
--scan for photos

Acrobat Pro
--9/18/08 original purchase

MediaMonkey
--Gold registration (search "ventis")

PDF Password Remover (Emetrix)-todo

Hardware Tuning:
--Device  Manager > Hard Disk > Policies > Enable Advanced Performance ?

Money Plus-todo

Hardware Diagnostics
--Disk SMART program from seatools.seagate.com

Google Earth
--download/install

TweetDeck
--download/install

Uh oh, Blue Screen of Death
--probably from MyBook

Also, USB powered disk doesn't work.  WD website no help.  Works on other machines.

Garmin
--plugin
--Training Center

Google SketchUp 

Doesn't read SDHC

Garmin Webupdater

Need: OpenProj

Apple MobileMe control panel
--download/install
--control panel classic view
--configure, sync auto, sync with Yahoo and IE bookmarks

Firefox Yapta add on

Firefox Screengrab add on


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Preah Vihear and Banteay Toup temples, Spean Mema bridge, and Sen Monorom waterfall added to Google MapMaker #Cambodia #travel

Monday, August 17, 2009

Looking for imagery of the SOG Leghorn site at YB604356 in Lao. Bet it hasn't been visited in 30 years

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

#Cambodia north/south Route 68 between Kralanh and O'Smach on #Thailand border to be upgraded http://bit.ly/UKlwh
Single visa proposed for #Thailand and #Cambodia #travel http://bit.ly/UKlwh
Just noticed that Carlos Saura's incandescent Carmen is available on Criterion DVD. Hooray! http://ping.fm/MGcCI

Thursday, August 06, 2009

How to guide on creating large documents such as reports in Open Office Writer http://ping.fm/UwVNU

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Nice high resolution view of Long Tieng, #Vietnam War era secret #CIA air base in #Laos http://ping.fm/Uyi1o

Friday, July 24, 2009

#Cambodia electricity cost, $.20/kwh, has limited foreign investment. New $160 coal 100Mw plant by 2012. Grid investment, too? http://ping.fm/2Da9G

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

K5 minefield in #Cambodia is 700km wide and 400-500 km long along Thai border. Nice tourist attraction.
Graphic of path of 22 July 09 solar eclipse across #China http://ping.fm/5EwTn

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

#travel lesson learned for car rentals: upgrading to a Compact car from Economy is no longer sufficient to guarantee power windows/locks

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

#Angkor feature in National Geographic July 09 issue #Cambodia #travel http://ping.fm/2rshX
Need Lenovo charging tip L10a 41R4481 for #iPhone 3G/3GS replacing L10 41R4318 that worked with iPhone Gen1 $10 http://ping.fm/g8fO7
Mobile Me calendar review: 1/2*. Need to look at GCal for pointers to additional function
Lenovo 90w Slim AC/DC adapter with L10 tip charges iPhone G1, but L10a tip needed for 3G/3GS. Wonder if I can get a free L10a from support

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Yahoo's patent on #datacenter cold row containment, but why isn't this prior art? http://ping.fm/5NOQo

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Road from Poipet to Siem Reap #Cambodia now sealed as of 3 May 09! End of an era. #travel http://ping.fm/Jf55H
#Japan prepaid 3G internet data providers #travel http://ping.fm/FiuBX
RT @drelu: Great write-up on the distributed consensus problem by Mark Mc Keown: http://bit.ly/9QI93 #cloud

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ha ha, AT&T phone-in customer service doesn't know that you can pre-order a new #iPhone at http://ping.fm/M64ov

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

New "truck" border crossings: Mukdahan, Thailand and Savannakhet, Laos; the other Dansavan, Laos and Lao Bao, Vietnam http://ping.fm/OVzCL

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

Angkor (Khmer) Temples and Sites with Coordinates

Here's a work in progress of a listing of Angkor era sites in spreadsheet format, including:
  • name
  • country
  • near (city/town/village)
  • latitude
  • longitude
  • Panoramio photo, if available
  • whether on Google Maps or Google Map Maker
  • source.

If possible, this will be extended to OpenStreetMap.

As of 27 June 09 this includes 91 sites, including all those listed in:
  • Ancient Angkor by Michael Freeman and Claude Jacques, River Books, Bangkok, 1999. A 2009 revised edition is available.
Google Map/Map Maker indication has not yet been included.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

If AT&T implements HSPDA 7.2 to support iPhone video chat, will embarrassing coverage/signal strength improve? http://ping.fm/KOcPv

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Design practices for #datacenter console area/"war room" including readability of large, wall mounted screens http://ping.fm/pWlnn

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

#travel MiFi pocket 3G WiFi router connects up to 5 WiFi 802.11b/g,devices; WPA2; Verizon/Sprint; 2 oz; 4 hr battery http://ping.fm/r07NR

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Listing of Large Scale Mapping by Country

Just in case this information disappears, I'm going to extract the listing of map series by country for arge scale mapping from the US Defense Mapping Agency.  I believe these series generally are of 1:50,000 scale.


APPENDIX C



GUIDE TO GEODETIC STATUS1
OF LARGE SCALE MAPPING


DATUM CODES
   A    Map sheets are on preferred datum.
   B    Mapping is being converted to preferred datum.
   C    Map sheets are not on preferred datum.
   *    Insufficient or unavailable information.
    

GRID CODES

   1    Map sheets portray UTM or UPS grid.
   2    Map sheets portray a nonstandard preferred grid.
   3    Mapping is being converted to a preferred grid.
   4    Map sheets portray a non preferred grid.
   *    Insufficient or unavailable information.
    

SERIES AREA DATUM/GRID
A741 CANADA B 1
A742 CANADA B 1
C762 ICELAND C 1
E703 LESSER ANTILLES * *
E712 BAHAMAS; TURKS AND CAICOS * *
E714 BAHAMAS * *
E721 JAMAICA C 1
E722 CAYMAN ISLANDS * *
E724 CUBA C 1
E732 HAITI C 1
E733 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC C 1
E735 PUERTO RICO B 1
E736 VIRGIN ISLANDS B 1
E741 MARTINIQUE C 4
E742 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO C 4
E751 NICARAGUA B 1
E752 HONDURAS B 1
E753 EL SALVADOR B 1
E754 GUATEMALA C 1
E755 BELIZE C 1
E762 PANAMA B 1
E763 COSTA RICA B 1
E772 COLOMBIA * *
E785 VENEZUELA C 1
E792 GUYANA * *
E793 SURINAME * *
E794 FRENCH GUIANA * *
F701 MEXICO * *
G712 CAPE VERDE * *
G7222 MALI C 1
G7232 MAURITANIA C 1
G722 THE GAMBIA C 1
G7252 SENEGAL C 1
G7262 WESTERN SAHARA C 1
G7312 NIGER C 1
G7422 SIERRA LEONE C 1
G7442 LIBERIA C 1
G7452 GUINEA-BISSAU C 1
G7462 GUINEA C 1
G751 GHANA C *
G7532 BENIN C 1
G7542 IVORY COAST C 1
G7552 TOGO C 1
G7562 BURKINA C 1
G7642 NIGERIA C 1
G7712 EQUATORIAL GUINEA C 1
G7722 CAMEROON C 1
G7732 EQUATORIAL GUINEA C 1
G7742 CONGO C 1
G7752 GABON C 1
G7812 CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC C 1
G7822 CHAD C 1
G7912 SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE C 1
G792 ST HELENA * *
G793 ST HELENA * *
H701 ARGENTINA * *
H702 BRAZIL C 1
H733 BOLIVIA B 1
H741 PARAGUAY C 1
H771 URUGUAY C 1
J701 CHILE C 1
J722 ECUADOR C 1
J731 PERU B 1
K717 CYPRUS A 1
K7232 SYRIA C 1
K7242 LEBANON C 1
K724S2 LEBANON C 1
K7252 SYRIA C 1
K7372 JORDAN C 1
K7372 JORDAN C 1
K732 ISRAEL C 1
K743 IRAQ B 1
K753 RAN B 1
K7610 BAHRAIN C 1
K7614 KUWAIT A 1
K7615 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES A 1
K7617 QATAR A 1
K7619 YEMEN (SANAA) A 1
K762 YEMEN (ADEN) C 1
K763 SAUDI ARABIA * *
K768 OMAN C 1
L7001 TAIWAN, HONG KONG, MACAU C 1
L7010 MALAYSIA C 4
L7014 VIETNAM C 1
L7015 LAOS C 1
L7016 CAMBODIA C 1
L7017 THAILAND C 1
L7021 CHINA * *
L7023 MONGOLIA * *
L752 SOUTH KOREA, NORTH KOREA A 1
L753 SOUTH KOREA, NORTH KOREA A 1
L776 JAPAN A 1
M619 SWEDEN C 1
M7020 ALBANIA A 1
M704 BULGARIA A 1
M705 ROMANIA B 1
M709 YUGOSLAVIA A 1
M711 NORWAY B 1
M713 FINLAND B 1
M715 DENMARK A 1
M716 SWEDEN C 1
M726 UNITED KINGDOM A 2
M733 NETHERLANDS A 1
M736 BELGIUM A 1
M745 WEST GERMANY, EAST GERMANY A 1
M753 POLAND B 1
M761 FRANCE A 1
M771 AUSTRIA A 1
M774 CZECHOSLOVAKIA B 1
M775 HUNGARY B 1
M781 SPAIN A 1
M7812 AZORES * *
M782 PORTUGAL A 1
M783 BALLEARIC ISLANDS A 1
M792 ITALY A 1
M795 SWITZERLAND C 1
M796 MALTA * *
N701 USSR B 1
N7011 USSR A 1
N707 USSR A 1
N709 USSR * *
P711 CANARY ISLANDS * *
P722 MADEIRAS ISLANDS * *
P7332 MOROCCO C 4
P741S ALGERIA * *
7432 ALGERIA C 4
P7512 TUNISIA C 4
P7612 LIBYA C 1
P761S2 LIBYA C 1
P7732 EGYPT C 1
P7772 EGYPT C 1
Q701 UNITED STATES C 1
R712 AUSTRALIA * *
R722 AUSTRALIA * *
R733 AUSTRALIA C 1
R742 AUSTRALIA * *
R753 AUSTRALIA * *
R754 AUSTRALIA * *
R777 NEW ZEALAND * *
S701 PHILIPPINES C 1
T702 PAPUA NEW GUINEA * *
T7113 INDONESIA C 1
T725 INDONESIA * *
T728 INDONESIA C *
T731 INDONESIA C *
T735 MALAYSIA, BRUNEI C 4
T753 INDONESIA * *
U711 AFGHANISTAN C 1
U722 PAKISTAN B 3
U723 BANGLADESH B 3
U744 BURMA * *
U753 INDIA B 3
U763 NEPAL * *
U771 SRI LANKA B 3
U782 BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY * *
U784 MALDIVES * *
V712 UNITED STATES B 1
V713 UNITED STATES B 1
V714 UNITED STATES B 1
V715 UNITED STATES B 1
V716 UNITED STATES B 1
V721 UNITED STATES B 1
V722 UNITED STATES B 1
V731 UNITED STATES B 1
V733 UNITED STATES B 1
V734 UNITED STATES B 1
V741 UNITED STATES B 1
V742 UNITED STATES B 1
V743 UNITED STATES B 1
V744 UNITED STATES B 1
V745 UNITED STATES B 1
V746 UNITED STATES B 1
V747 UNITED STATES B 1
V751 UNITED STATES B 1
V752 UNITED STATES B 1
V753 UNITED STATES B 1
V754 UNITED STATES B 1
V761 UNITED STATES B 1
V762 UNITED STATES B 1
V763 UNITED STATES B 1
V772 UNITED STATES B 1
V774 UNITED STATES B 1
V775 UNITED STATES B 1
V776 UNITED STATES B 1
V777 UNITED STATES B 1
V778 UNITED STATES B 1
V779 UNITED STATES B 1
V781 UNITED STATES B 1
V782 UNITED STATES B 1
V783 UNITED STATES B 1
V784 UNITED STATES B 1
V785 UNITED STATES B 1
V791 UNITED STATES B 1
V792 UNITED STATES B 1
V793 UNITED STATES B 1
V794 UNITED STATES B 1
V795 UNITED STATES B 1
V796 UNITED STATES B 1
V796 UNITED STATES B 1
V797 UNITED STATES B 1
V798 UNITED STATES B 1
W721 WAKE ISLAND * *
W733 UNITED STATES A 1
W743 GUAM, NORTHERN MARIANAS A 1
W756 CAROLINE ISLANDS * *
W761 MARSHALL ISLANDS * *
X701 FRENCH POLYNESIA * *
X711 SOLOMAN ISLAND * *
X721 VANUATU * *
X731 NEW CALEDONIA * *
X7411 TUVALU * *
X746 KIRIBATI AND PHOENIX ISLAND * *
X747 WALLIS AND FUTUNA * *
X754 FIJI * *
X765 AMERICAN SAMOA * *
X769 WESTERN SAMOA * *
X773 TONGA * *
Y627 DJIBOUTI C 1
Y628 ETHIOPIA C 1
Y712 SUDAN * *
Y7222 ETHIOPIA C 1
Y724 SOMALIA C 1
Y731 KENYA * *
Y732 UGANDA * *
Y741 TANZANIA * *
Y742 ZANZIBAR ISLAND * *
Y752 SEYCHELLES * *
Y761 MOZAMBIQUE * *
Y775 MADAGASCAR * *
Y783 MAURITIUS * *
Y784 REUNION * *
Z703 ZAIRE * *
Z721 BURUNDI * *
Z722 RWANDA * *
Z731 ANGOLA * *
Z741 ZAMBIA * *
Z742 MALAWI * *
Z745 ZIMBABWE * *
Z752 NAMIBIA * *
Z753 SOUTH AFRICA * *
Z762 BOTSWANA * *
Z772 SWAZILAND * *
Z783 LESOTHO * *
Z7842 SOUTH AFRICA C 1
1This guide provides information concerning unclassified mapping only. It is based on an appraisal of a majority of the maps available in the series. For information regarding map series not listed contact DMA (PR).
2This will be the correct status for these series if the present configuration of Appendix D is approved.  [apparently not available]

Monday, May 04, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Ho Chi Minh Trail Travel Research

I've been interested in the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos for quite a while. I'm creating this post to summarize resources and findings.

Travel accounts:
Here's an account of 6 days of 250cc motorcycle riding from Vientiane to Salavan and return.

Books:

The Blood Road: The Ho Chi Minh Trail and the Vietnam War, John Prados, 1998 (reprint)
A History of the Ho Chi Minh Trail: The Road to Freedom, Virginia Morris & Clive Hills, 2006

13 May 09
Using Ray Smith's info on maps, I called Library of Congress Maps Division at 202-707-6277 and ordered L7014 Vietnam, L7015 Laos, and L7016 Cambodia map indexes.

Email received from maps@loc.gov:
I have included the indexes to the L7015 and L7016 series. Our records show that the restrictions were lifted for reproducing sheets from both of these sets in February 2005. However, sheets from the L7016 series produced during the year 1994 and later are still restricted.
Sent an on line inquiry to NOAA to see if they sell Operational Navigational Charts and Tactical Pilotage Charts.

Scanned Maps of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia
http://www.nexus.net/~911gfx/sea-ao.html

General Information on Tactical Pilotage Charts
http://www.terrainmap.com/rm41.html

(to be continued)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Flight Memory

#travel Flight Memory: keep track of where you have flown; produce maps showing your flight routes http://ping.fm/L2rIX

Gobi global mobile 3G broadband

#travel #Gobi global mobile 3G broadband; both EVDO and HSPA cell http://ping.fm/cFZWt

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Free fax receive

Lost pre-historic free eFax info. Solution: Search "fax receive free"; get new eFax->;email number; works with GMail, but x64 not supported

Opentable and Facebook

Opentable now supports posting of restaurant reservations and reviews on Facebook

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Useful maps of #Laos including some province details #travel http://ping.fm/HmvLj

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Apples' Knowledge Navigator

Ok, this is from *1987* (and people wonder why Apple is hard to emulate) Knowledge Navigator http://twurl.nl/8jwoyn

Thursday, February 12, 2009

China air pollution reporting credibility

Statistical anomalies in air pollution reporting in #China: no reports just over 100 (no 101, 102) http://poprl.com/IAS

Monday, February 09, 2009

Comparative US Electricity Cost Among States

Geez, why is the electricity cost 6 cents/kw-h in Missouri and 13.55 in Calif (Oct08) http://ping.fm/GSnoF

Preah Vihear Cambodia border temple (Thai: Phra Viharn) set to reopen from Thailand side

Preah Vihear Cambodia border temple (Thai: Phra Viharn) set to reopen from Thailand side 10 Feb 2009 http://poprl.com/HOr

update: this has been delayed by intensified military activity

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Nikon D40 took 8GB Cl 6 SDHC ok

Nikon D40 took 8GB SDHC ok. Kingston Class 6 from Amazon currently cheapest non-fake

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tom Stoppard play 'Every Good Boy Deserves Favour' @ National Theatre #London until 25 Feb http://ping.fm/vxgjh
Blog format converters (WordPress, Blogger, MovableType, LiveJournal) http://ping.fm/gRKN9
Summary of multi vendor #cloud interoperability demo http://ping.fm/hqTBr

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Approaches to replacing ACID/RDBMs/shards in a distributed database, cloud (elastic, commodity hardware) setting http://ping.fm/BUPv7

Saturday, January 24, 2009

English language timetable information for railways in #China #travel (schedule; trains) http://www.chinatt.org/

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Google-sponsored imaging satellite GeoEye-1 covered inaugural, passing over Washington DC at 11:19am local http://ping.fm/C0o6f
8-Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) service extends #SAN over 135km distance with no mid-span amplification ADVA COLT #Europe http://poprl.com/DjV

Sunday, January 18, 2009

MIT's Citeline, web publishing bibliographies/citation collections as shared interactive exhibits http://ping.fm/KBfFJ

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Motorbike trip: south of Xi'an to Xinjiang, where #China #Kazakhstan #Russia #Mongolia meet #travel http://ping.fm/2069M
Telcordia NEBS Requirements for Telecomm #DataCenter Equipment/Spaces GR3160 http://ping.fm/ZSIji

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Discussion of tether vs data card for #travel net access including combined 3G usb-modem/wifi-router http://ping.fm/xy1nU

Sunday, January 04, 2009

#China hotel review site #travel (can't attest to its accuracy, but may not be spam) http://ping.fm/MVvLo

Friday, January 02, 2009

#Vietnam tourism stimulus Jan-Sep 09. 30-50% rate cut hotels, airlines #travel http://vietnamnews.vnanet.vn/showarticle.php?num=02TRA291208
More on global roaming smartphones, virtual hotspots, 3G, post #8 http://ping.fm/AHYSM
Thread on smartphone data roaming in Europe http://ping.fm/F3T3H