geonames.org is pretty good at what it does. I tried Melugu, in Malaysia (where we lived in 1965-66, as Peace Corps volunteers), and sure enough… It does pretty well for Martinsville, ME, the non-nucleated hamlet near our present location.
Monthly Archives: July 2006
links for 2006-07-31
from Google Blogoscoped, thanx to Brian Lamb and Tim Lauer
“Find Detail in Your Photos That You Thought Was Lostâ€¦ in Five minutes or Less!”
This Atlas Gloves demo may be a Talking Dog, but it certainly produces that frisson of Somethin’ Happnin’. Thanks to OgleEarth.com!
links for 2006-07-30
Phnomenon locates Cambodian food, deliciously
The current stir on Wikipedia
While I surely enjoyed Stacy Schiff’s New Yorker article on Wikipedia, this summary of odd bits from JOHO is even more satisfying.
links for 2006-07-28
“contains over 300 useful and powerful utilities to fill the gaps in Excel, and automate frequently used tasks”
links for 2006-07-27
subcategorized roundup of her “essays that are most interesting to newcomers interested in social media”, a review form that I predict we’ll see more of. Bravo.
Dept of Something Happening, Mr. Jones
There’s stuff I admire but don’t aspire to do myself, and video blogging is in that realm. This morning my blogstream presents me with abundant evidence of yet another of those tectonic shifts in Web presentation that redefines the possibilities of the medium. The conjunction of these three seems to me like new territory, and I’m certainly gonna enjoy the ride:
links for 2006-07-26
a hosted service to display Flickr photosets
arrayed as a Periodic Table, by go-bad time
Cole and careers
There’s an interesting exchange on blogging and academic careers in the most recent issue of The Chronicle Review, centered on Yale’s non-hiring of Juan Cole, but provoking thought on Career in a more general sense. Juan Cole’s response is a good starting place, but the seven linked pieces (“Related materials”) are bones worth chewing upon.