Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

RT @SlackistanMovie: US west coast premiere 5 Nov 9.30p Brava Theatre, San Francisco

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Periodic review of Apple's 1987 Knowledge Navigator video to see what's left to get there from here tech

Monday, October 25, 2010

iPhone on AT&T and Verizon analysis; Verizon smartphone use more data today; dual GSM/CDMA iPhone?
Thomas Cook Overseas [non Europe] rail, bus, ferry timetable reported to suspend publication travel
Google Music India ! currently Hindi only

Saturday, October 23, 2010

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

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
Zuckerberg at Facebook says he's taking daily Chinese language lessons China

Friday, October 15, 2010

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

Thursday, October 14, 2010

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

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Friday, October 08, 2010

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

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Monday, October 04, 2010

Kampot to Phnom Penh Cambodia railway service reopened. Freight only for now travel

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Friday, October 01, 2010

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

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

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

For instance:
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