Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

RT @SlackistanMovie: http://bit.ly/cUkhht US west coast premiere 5 Nov 9.30p Brava Theatre, San Francisco http://bit.ly/biBBW

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Periodic review of Apple's 1987 Knowledge Navigator video to see what's left to get there from here http://j.mp/9QmFnl tech

Monday, October 25, 2010

iPhone on AT&T and Verizon analysis; Verizon smartphone use more data today; dual GSM/CDMA iPhone? http://ping.fm/UQmTf
Thomas Cook Overseas [non Europe] rail, bus, ferry timetable reported to suspend publication http://ping.fm/S8jtc travel
Google Music India ! currently Hindi only http://bit.ly/96eyOa

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Netflix transition to Amazon AWS SimpleDB & S3 high availability storage systems http://bit.ly/cherOc
Emerging preferred camouflage color "dark earth" http://bit.ly/boZF7S military
Analysis of Apple deprecation of Apple produced runtime Java; 3rd party Java install structure laid out http://bit.ly/b7u7ao
Passenger rail service in Cambodia to resume (with basic map showing main SEAsia rail routes) http://bit.ly/bWC5l2 travel

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Jobs discusses tablet screen size, Android development challenges, why Apple doesn't distribute cash http://j.mp/bFNKhO

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Buddhist Temples of Ancient Pagan, Burma / Myanmar

Resolution of the plain near Pagan, Burma / Myanmar is improving enough to map some of the 3,000+ Buddhist temples using Google Map Maker, OpenStreetMap, Wikimapia.

Here's a GMM partial view of the region with some of the sites mapped.  The Panoramio photos of this area are generally poorly geo-located, but here's a view.

Pierre Pichard did an 8 volume inventory of the monuments for UNESCO, which apparently aren't available online except in snippet form.  The inventory includes lat/lon of each site to 3 decimal places.  I don't know how the surveying was done.
Probably should cancel AT&T data service for iPad and just use Verizon mifi as hot spot. I'm grandfathered for both, but AT&T is a waste.
Surfing the Qiantang river tidal bore in Hangzhou China http://bit.ly/cYzmd1
Zuckerberg at Facebook says he's taking daily Chinese language lessons China http://ping.fm/URyOy

Friday, October 15, 2010

Trans oceanic data flows by language affinity and submarine cable planning http://bit.ly/brWxor
No more walking across ceramic sunflower seed replicas art installation at Tate Modern http://ping.fm/ihZVp
Recycled water for datacenter http://bit.ly/9NP1sX <-generally no recycled water transmission/distribution
Need a guide to military imagery interpretation for this Syria missile base - Hezbollah training site http://bit.ly/aEKikn
Use academic literature; Plan for failure; Disk tech matters (SSD); Large data sets need horizontal scalability http://bit.ly/djK4Mo
Garmin Chirp geocaching beacon; 1 yr battery; 10m range http://bit.ly/byQCsF
Wikileaks funding impaired after Moneybrokers terminates relationship http://bit.ly/bQrDaT

Thursday, October 14, 2010

DRT co-lo top 20 occupants - sites, sq ft, % net rentable sq ft, rent, % annualized rent, lease term http://j.mp/bh0HYg datacenter
Only in China: police minders bargain on behalf of dissident while shopping http://ping.fm/S6FRD
Google creates inflation measure - cost of goods sold online - forecast using realtime search? http://bit.ly/cVnXVN economics
Tate Modern's New Art Installation: 100M Hand-Painted [ceramic] Sunflower Seeds http://ping.fm/cy21U London #!
Garment industry minimum wage by country shows China (Guangdong region) not that cheap http://bit.ly/cHrZMA

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Friday, October 08, 2010

Value of Burma Foreign Exchange Certificates (FEC) falling.Discontinued after November 2010 election? http://bit.ly/daO4kI Myanmar travel
530km Trans-Asian rail section from Xishuangbanna China to Vientiane Laos to begin work 28 Oct 2010 http://bit.ly/bLkJJm
Ooo, didn't know I could convert dumb paper US Savings Bonds to electronic form http://bit.ly/db6Nmr financial
Maxpedition Sitka didn't work out as a business travel messenger bag substitute. iPad + Thinkpad x61s (12.1") fit ok. http://bit.ly/btuRDP

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Monday, October 04, 2010

Kampot to Phnom Penh Cambodia railway service reopened. Freight only for now bit.ly/ayYYC7 travel

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Friday, October 01, 2010

Free market: new Facebook friends $197/1K or Twitter followers $87/1K http://bit.ly/dg4zgP
Tom Stoppard - "Night and Day" at Greenhouse Theater, Chicago, ends 10/31 - WSJ review bit.ly/c5VnWx
Inventory of monuments at Pagan by Pierre Pichard http://bit.ly/9RfQxm burma myanmar

goo.gl Tips

Here's an added bonus tip from Googler Matt Cutts: if you add .qr to the end of any goo.gl-shortened URL, you get a QR code instead of the URL. For example: http://goo.gl/LFwS.qr

If you add "info/" before the short-code, you will give info of where it will send you.


For instance:
URL: goo.gl/LFwS
Preview: goo.gl/info/LFwS
Reinstalled Picasa 3.8 after deleting database and face scanning is working again
Chrome - Added about:labs as a tab to open daily to see what's new