31 March 2005

How to Make a Complete Map of Every Thought you Think : http://speakeasy.org/~lion/nb/

CoffeeCup SiteMapper is a free program that will guide you through the process of making a site map. : http://www.coffeecup.com/sitemapper/download.php

Gigapxl ( http://www.gigapxl.org/ ) photo collaging project: http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,66498,00.html Defining the upper limits of large-format photography, digital scanning and image processing, custom-built Gigapxl™ cameras capture images with unprecedented resolution (to compile a coast-to-coast "Portrait of America" (photographing her cities, parks and monuments in exquisite detail).

http://blog.outer-court.com/yahoo/letters.php5 uses pattern recognition (?) to find alphabet letters in Google images to generate 'ransom note' style message.

" We see the unthinkable and think the unseeable." - Michael Shermer http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&colID=13&articleID=00033494-443B-1237-81CB83414B7FFE9F

30 March 2005

Full text search engine results (?) : http://www.brainboost.com/search.asp?Q=what+is+information+mapping%3F Brainboost uses Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing techniques to go the extra mile, by actually answering questions, in plain English.

http://www.technoism.com/technoism/VisualIndex.php Example of a "visual index" to blog entries.

http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/datelens/ supports users in performing planning and analysis tasks by using a fisheye representation of dates coupled with compact overviews, user control over the visible time period and integrated search. This enables users to see overviews, easily navigate the calendar structure, and discover patterns and outliers.

3D-ish desktop : http://www.spatialresearch.com/spaces/ Spaces leverages spatial memory by providing a virtual workspace on the desktop that enhances and increases existing screen real estate. The brain is effectively able to associate location with task. (Spatial Memory involves the ability to remember the spatial layouts of environments: knowing the locations of objects, your location, and how to navigate from one place to another).

Mapping tutorials and resources : http://www.cadapult-software.com/tutorial_list.htm

There is really no limit to ways data may be presented on a map, but there are a few defined standards: a choropleth, dot density, chart, and scaled symbols map: http://www.socialexplorer.com/maps/home.asp ; a large collection of maps derived from U.S. census data.

"How to build a better web browser" (according to one Scott Berkun). http://www.scottberkun.com/essays/essay37.htm

http://kartoweb.itc.nl/webcartography/webbook/contents/contents.htm for 13 different perspectives on web mapping. Mini-thumbnails of book diagrams shown in right-hand column (with ALT roll-overs, like at http://kartoweb.itc.nl/webcartography/webbook/ch07/ch07.htm ). Unfortunately no labels on their interactive navigation map http://kartoweb.itc.nl/webcartography/webbook/index1.htm

Each Manhattan tourist map contains 100 plastic coated lenses per inch. Under each tiny lens lie three separate images containing geographic data. These data layers are sliced and stacked on top of one another making each slice just 1/300th of an inch wide. That’s small enough for the Dynamap (http://www.urbanmapping.com/ ) to play subtle tricks on a viewer’s eye ( The viewer thinks she sees multiple layers of information, almost like a hologram; by rotating the map, the angle of viewing is changed and one of the resulting three layers can be viewed). : http://www.directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=811&trv=1

Map Design Competition Winners : http://www.acsm.net/cagis/04mapwinners.html

Reverse subliminal imagery (?); hiding text within graphic files : http://www.dancemammal.com/imagehide.htm

Determinism And Free Will* : http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/DPF.CHAP30.HTM

Listening to the tape series “The Discoverers” by Daniel Boorstin.

“What’s the point of having a map if you already know the way?” - Stanley Brouwn
“Here then is the pattern in my carpet, the sense of eternal mysteries, the eternal beauty hidden beneath the crust of common and commonplace things; hidden and yet burning and glowing continually if you care to look with purged eyes.” - Arthur Machen ‘The London Adventure’ (1924)
“The world is a cypher, he does best who hints most closely at the secret message latent in the signs exhibited to us.” - Arthur Machen
“Our life is no dream; but it ought to become one, and perhaps will.” - Novalis
“We are closer to things invisible than to things visible.” - George MacDonald
“Doubt as a treatment for the disorder of certainty.” - Carsten Holler
“To change life we must first change space.” - Henri Lefebvre
“The artist is a map-maker…poetry is a place.” - William Burroughs
"If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things." - Rene Descartes

29 March 2005

"Word it" is an opportunity to express in as many words (and as many other graphic elements as needed), to address each topic (such as Expectations / Mine / Saturated / Box / Public / Burgeois / Garbage / Wiggle / Brand(ing) / Oops / Green / Parody / Giant / Tease / Empty / Virtue / Home / Nightmare ) http://www.underconsideration.com/speakup/archives/001766.html

The VisualThinking diagram is introduced here as a frame of mind : http://www.demaatschap.nl/whatis.htm

Sources for online Classics : http://www.anova.org (over 240 great authors and their works), http://books.mirror.org/gb.home.html , http://www.grtbooks.com

28 March 2005

Visual Search Engines : http://jenkinland.com/links/visualsearch/ links and http://blogstreet.com/visualneighborhood.html demo.

Instructions for Integrating Maptech's MapServer Into Your Site : http://mapserver.maptech.com/mapserver/MapServer_Help/information/bp_info/nuts_and_bolts.cfm

Maps On The Net Web (useful information about our all kinds of maps, atlases, gazetteers etc.) to help you find you way around the globe : http://mapsonthe.net/map-resources-gis.html

Mapping Your Site (Guidelines) : http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1181452,00.asp

Interesting (some 3D-ish) Visualizations : http://www.caida.org/tools/visualization/walrus/gallery1/

How to show "by referrals with statistics" : http://www.localcolorart.com/reciprocal_links.shtm?stats

While most stuff you find on the web has a full copyright, this search helps you find content published by authors that want you to share or reuse it, under certain conditions : http://search.yahoo.com/cc

Mappa.Mundi Magazine : http://mappa.mundi.net/map/

The Free Expression Policy Project : http://www.fepproject.org/

Map fun : http://www.maps.com/FunFacts.aspx?nav=FF

Musings on the geometry of thought-space: http://www.rdrop.com/~cary/html/idea_space.html and user interface (UI) : http://www.rdrop.com/~cary/html/user_interface.html

General qualities of Yin and Yang : http://www.internalhealers.com/tcm/theory/yinyang.asp#aspects

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a persistent one." - Albert Einstein

24 March 2005

DIY Map : A clickable, zooming map written in Flash and colored by data from an external text file.
The external data file makes it easy to customize and update, and to use the same Flash file many times in the same Web page with different data sets. : http://backspace.com/mapapp/

Very interesting interface (with a timeline element) : http://babynamewizard.com/namevoyager/lnv0105.html

Stonehenge Aerial Photo(zoom) : http://www.multimap.com/map/photo.cgi?client=public&scale=10000&X=412000&Y=142000&gride=0&gridn=0

NYPL Digital Gallery ; "... offers broad public access to a wide range of historical and cultural documents that "enable individuals to pursue learning at their own personal levels of interest, preparation, ability and desire, and help ensure the free trade in ideas and the right of dissent." : http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgabout.cfm Most of the contents of the Gallery is in the public domain, and if you can obtain your own reproduction of any image you find here, you can probably use it as you see fit.

"... an increasingly commonplace process: people using cheap and accessible digital tools to "remix" the world around them." : http://msnbc.msn.com/id/7243358/site/newsweek/ Need to be able to 're-map' (or at least 'skin') info many different ways.

The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection background : http://www.archimuse.com/mw2001/papers/rumsey/rumsey.html

The treasure maps (antique maps and charts) : http://www.thetreasuremaps.com/index.php

Free PDF Creator; Convert to PDF from any application by simply 'printing' to the PrimoPDF printer - create high-quality PDFs by converting from Word, Excel, PowerPoint and virtually any other printable file type : http://www.greatstone.co.uk/activepdf/PrimoPDF.htm

23 March 2005

The Jazz History Map of the United States http://www.directionsmag.com/images/newsletter/2005/03_23/Jazz_Map1_lg.jpg uses different colors and arrows, much like a flow chart, as well as text to highlight the places of birth and death of some of jazz’s most prominent musicians and to draw attention to the contributions of certain cities and clubs to the development of jazz. : http://jazztimes.com/columns_and_features/news/detail.cfm?article=10360

Over 100 JavaScript groups : http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/dir/Computers___Internet/Programming_Languages/JavaScript?show_groups=1

http://typophile.com/projects/ example of collaborative projects.

"...an interactive section of the journal where viewers can draw lines on the screen to illuminate where the various contributions intersect. There are numerous ways to enter into, explore, and visualize Vector's ..." : http://vectors.iml.annenberg.edu/

"All Points Blog" on mapping issues : http://www.directionsmag.com/blog/ Posted by Adena Schutzberg.

"...globe company with massive vertical exaggeration: (250×for the land globe, and 150× for the seafloor) to
show greater detail." : http://www.reliefglobe.com/

Fun & Creativity: Creative Release Activities (Indoor / Outdoor) Indoor Activities Outdoor Activities Age And Fun ... Dance, Dance, Dance Believe In Yourself Creativity (Enhancing Creativity) Creative Discipline Critics, Criticism And All Its B.S. Competition, Envy, Jealousy & All That B.S. Do It For You! Don’t Control Your Art – Let It Flow! Find Something That Makes You Happy! Helpful Advice To Help Create Imagination Inspiration It’s Never Too Late (To Have Fun) Learn How To Play An Instrument Journal Writing Music – Music – Music Musicians Musicians, Actors & Artists Writing Your Own Music The Band, Your Band The Band: Develop Your Creativity Musicians: Song Writing Originality Fame, Being Famous & Not Yet Famous No Restrictions Photography Play, Play & Play Some More Practice Makes “Art” Perfect Rejection Regret Starting Over In Your Artistic Career Hollywood Lacks Writers Support Other Artists Time, Timing And What Time Is It? Travel For Joy. See America, The Beautiful Vacation Dreams & Getaways Legally Mandated Vacation Days Writing For Fun & Creativity Improve Your Writing Skills Writer’s Block? Not Any More! Have You Ever Asked Yourself: What If?

"In the mountains of truth, you never climb in vain. Either you already reach a higher point today, or you exercise your strength in order to be able to climb higher tomorrow." - Maxims, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche. (1844–1900) http://www.bartleby.com/100/769.html

"The difference between taking baby steps and acting small, is that one prepares you for success, the other for a fall." - The Universe

22 March 2005

"...usable and interesting interactive map "On the American Trail" is the site’s main asset. The (Flash) design provides easy access to dense information and it utilizes numerous rollovers that visually assure visitors which locale they’ve selected. A secondary color-coded, numbered navigation system remains in place even when the layout changes to display text and photos. : http://www.commarts.com/ca/interactive/cai01/24_ia01.html (from Interactive Design Annual 7).

New zoom/compression software : http://www.digitaloutput.net/content/ContentCT.asp?P=199 (VFZoom uses a vector model for resizing the image).

Merged (sea) observations from a wide range of platforms are available for interactive display. :http://seacoos.org/Data%20Access%20and%20Mapping/InteractiveMap (Multiple Map Layers)

The Orange County Museum of Art launches the Orange Lounge at South Coast Plaza, the first museum space on the West Coast devoted exclusively to the presentation and interpretation of video, computer and Internet-based art, audio works, and other forms of new media. :http://www.ocma.net/orangelounge/
(100+ violated copyrights and) the very best in contemporary character design and art : http://www.pictoplasma.com/war/index_pos.html

A sampling of "billion dollar" ideas : http://www.alwayson-network.com/comments.php?id=P1143_0_6_0_C

From http://lila.yft.com/Quotes.html : (from first 300 / 800)
"Most people are like a falling leaf that drifts and turns in the air, flutters, and falls to the ground. But a few others are like stars which travel one defined path: no wind reaches them, they have within themselves their guide and path." - Herman Hesse
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Theodore Roosevelt
"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try." - Beverly Sills
" I am what I think you think I am". - Bleiberg and Leubling
"We make a vessel from a lump of clay; But it is the empty space within the vessel that makes it useful. We make doors and windows for a room; But it is the empty spaces that make the room livable. Thus, while existence has advantages, It is the emptiness that makes it useful." - Lao Tzu
"What you can do, or dream you can, begin it: Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." - Goethe
"All great discoveries are made by men whose feelings run ahead of their thinking." - Charles H. Parkhurst
"Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent." - Will Durant
"I don't think I handle the notes much differently from other pianists. But the pauses between the notes--ah, there is where the artistry lies!!" - Artur Schnabel
" If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere." - Frank A. Clark
"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor, to console him for what he is." - Wall Street Journal
"If you cannot win, make the one ahead of you break the record." - Jan McKeithen
"We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done." -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"How a person masters his fate is more important then what his fate is." - Wilhelm von Humboldt
"We usually see only the things we are looking for--so much so that we sometimes see them where they are not." - Eric Hoffer
"An error becomes a mistake when we refuse to admit it." - Marilyn vos Savant
"Far away is only far away if you don't go there." - Reader's Digest

"The map is not the territory, it does however give you a starting point and an overview. Showing where you are and where you want to be. There's always more than one route to get there. Remember decision implies choice... ." - Anon

21 March 2005

Google launched a developers' site, (http://code.google.com/) offering up code to the open source community. FAQ Following the familiar developers' network model, the opener for Google Code includes software source code developers are invited to use, as well a directory of Google APIs (define) and an online forum for discussion and peer support. http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3491026

Javascript Primers 30 Steps : http://www.htmlgoodies.com/primers/jsp/

Information Visualization : http://www.win.tue.nl/vis/research/infovis.htm#bota especially 3D tree maps http://www.win.tue.nl/vis/research/bota_big.jpg .

Online Map Creation : http://www.planiglobe.com/omc_set.html (originally developed at http://www.aquarius.geomar.de/omc/ ).

Collaged Fonts ; http://amaztype.tha.jp/ (Flash) from http://infosthetics.com/ blog. Another automated collage program http://www.incident.net/works/googlehouse/ (GoogleHouse).

New Yorker CartoonBank : http://www.cartoonbank.com/search_results_category.asp?mscssid=3CXWAEEVUNWQ9L3H31M3KN7H7E1587G2&sitetype=1&keyword=art§ion=prints&title=Art&whichpage=8&sortBy=popular

Funnies : http://www.stfunoob.com/pictures/?page=33

"It's so hard to begin at the beginning, and not go further back." - Dick Hebdige
"The very best thing about being truly enlightened, is possessing that rapturous feeling of wanting to explode out of your skin with absolute joy and wanting to let rip a couple of those "Oh yeah"s, yet... being able to effortlessly contain yourself, without expressing so much as a hint of your ecstasy, around those who just wouldn't understand. - The Universe
"Maybe I'm not under-rated?" - ?

18 March 2005

Get-a-map : http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/getamap/

The JavaScript scripting language, the Cascading Style Sheets recommendation by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for applying styles to multiple Web pages, and other coding bells and whistles--are sometimes grouped under the marketing term Dynamic HTML, or DHTML. Proponents argue that these older technologies are good enough to do the job and that support for them is already embedded in common Web browsers. http://news.com.com/Web+tools+blaze+trail+to+the+past/2100-1032_3-5621010.html?tag=nefd.lede That level of difficulty might explain why it's taken until 2005 for some 1990s-era Web technologies to become more popular.... Renewed interest is "partly because of some clever approaches that have been recently exploited and partly because it has been exceptionally difficult to master the underlying technologies," he said.

New version http://www.visualthesaurus.com/

Download SiteMapper Here: http://www.coffeecup.com/sitemapper/

http://www.mappinghacks.com/rpm/ by the authors of http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0596007035//002-3666703-3918423

"Attention is a limited resource, so pay attention to where you pay attention." - Howard Rheingold
"Notice what you notice." - Ron Wild
"Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo." - Infantry Journal
"Tracers work both ways." - U. S. Army Ordnance Corps memo.

17 March 2005

ThinkMap (aka Plumb Design) Architecture : http://www.thinkmap.com/architecture.jsp

JavaScript Resources : http://www.webreference.com/js/ The JavaScript Tip of the Week archive (is a collection of 30 coding tips with complete source code, working examples, and commentary, but is no longer being updated). For *daily* JavaScript tips check out JavaScript Tip of the Day, Doc JavaScript and Dynamic HTML Lab .

Freshmeat JavaScript projects : http://freshmeat.net/search/?q=JavaScript&section=projects&Go.x=14&Go.y=4

"Animated" zoom example : http://webreference.com/programming/javascript/gr/column8/ImageView.htm

The History of Memory Techniques Leading to Mind Maps (by Tony Buzan) : http://www.mapitsoftware.com/english/mapit/history.htm
Outstanding: ○ Colour○ Size○ Dimension○ Spacing○ Imagery○ Humour○ Shading○ Underlining○ Capitalising○ Bold printing○ Symbolising
Associating: ○ Lines○ Arrows○ Symbols○ Colours○ Connecting in space○ Shape○ Size○ Style

Infinite Fractal Loop (web ring) : http://www.fractalus.com/ifl/

16 March 2005

Map of Creativity : http://www.ngf.org.uk/map/map6.html

"It's what you do when you have nothing to do that reveals what you are." - ?
"The best hope one has for thriving among the seen, the known, and the manifested, comes from playing off the unseen, the unknown, and the not yet manifested. (Whatever you want, go there first, and go there often.)" - The Universe

10 March 2005

Imagener (raster to vector conversion technology) : http://www.imagener.com/ adds pixels into your photos and images during the enlargement process in a way that preserves the image detail.

One of the biggest clip art sites on the Internet : http://www.clip-art-guide.us/horseshoe-images.html

09 March 2005

Hacking Google Maps [http://maps.google.com/]. shows you how to run Google Maps off your own server with your own custom XML data. This is a more general page on Google Maps hacking and bookmarklets. And there are a couple of wiki pages about Google Maps hacking ? one for hackers and one for users. [http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/2005/03/google_maps_and_web_services.phtml]
[http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000917034960/] a how-to on adding yourown annotations to Google Maps (? it requires Firefox and a plugin )

"If there's a place you gotta go then I'm the one you wanna know, I'm the map." - The Map, in Dora the Explorer

Navigate a world of information instantly : http://www.umap.com/triviumsoft/2.2.htm Map full-text documents, then search, find, cluster and zoom in on skill-related data.

81-202-134-77.user.ono.com searching : http://www.google.es/search?hl=es&lr=&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:ca-AD:official_s&q=related:www.1-900-870-6235.com/navigation.htm

Georeference.org, home of the Manifold ® System Users Group : http://www.georeference.org/Forums/index.asp moved to http://www.geomatica.ca/Default.aspx?tabid=32

Drawn! is a collaborative weblog for illustrators, artists, cartoonists, and anyone who likes to draw. : http://www.drawn.ca/

From http://www.georeference.org/Forums/random-quotes/view-random-quotes.asp :
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." - E. F. Schumacher
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is." - Jan van Snepscheut "Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future." - Neils Bohr
"A successful tool is one that was used to do something undreamt of by its author." - Stephen C. Johnson
"It doesn't work to leap a twenty-foot chasm in two ten-foot jumps." - American proverb
"Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly; devils fall because of their gravity." - Gilbert Cheste
"A country is a piece of land surrounded on all sides by boundaries, usually unnatural." - "Catch-22" J. Hellerrton
"Each snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty." - Stanislaw J. Lec
"It may be idiot-proof, but we are not idiots!" - anon.
""I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do." - HAL, "2001: A Space Odyssey", Arthur C. Clarke
"If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play." - John Cleese"
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny'." - Isaac Asimov
"Scientists discover the world that exists; engineers create the world that never was." - Theodore Von Karman
"Thus, the task is, not so much to see what no one has yet seen; but to think what nobody has yet thought, about that which everybody sees." - Erwin Shrodinger
"How wonderful a good map is, in which one views the world as from another world thanks to the art of drawing." - Samuel van Hoogstraten
"When he returned from his first voyage, he did not know where he had gone, what he had found or where it was." - Gavin Menzies on Christopher Columbus
"There are many paths to the top of the mountain. But from the top the view is always the same. How much did you pay to see the view?" - ?
"There is grandeur in this view of life ". - Charles Darwin
"Love only works on big issues, when it's handled individually, in small doses, repeated by many individuals." - http://www.ms.lt/en/natalie/P.2%20index.html
"The secret to not wanting something... is getting it." - RW

08 March 2005

MindMap Training (training courses on MindMapping) ; http://www.mindmap-training.com/

Top Wikipedia (map-related?) volunteers; Seth Ilys (#9 )has been a geography nut since he was a kid. At age 5 or 6, he said, he made his own little atlases. Like Derek Ramsey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Ram-Man), Ilys devotes most of his Wikipedia efforts to bolstering the project's U.S. geography articles, particularly by adding maps.

Everything, by Guillermo Kuitca (http://www.speronewestwater.com/cgi-bin/iowa/artists/related.html?record=6&info=works&view=Inventory%20Number&item=13) is an impressive four-panel painting which interpolates fragments of American road maps. The enigmatic veined surface invites the viewer for closer inspection where one can identify the names of locations; painstakingly woven in parts. Devoid of any beginning, end, or coordinates, places dissolve within some larger unknown entity of no geographical order. http://www.artdaily.com/section/news/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=12908 Kuitca's specialty is maps, maps in the broadest sense of the term, maps as diagrams of both spatial and temporal relationships. He has painted family trees, the floor plans of stadiums, apartments and prisons, the seating arrangements of theaters, the street plans of cities (in one case creating a grid of city blocks composed of hypodermic syringes). He has transposed the topography of countries onto the hollow-pocked surfaces of mattresses and has tackled his theme with the broad- est possible range of painterly techniques. The results are often extremely handsome abstract paintings with a referential twist. http://artscenecal.com/ArticlesFile/Archive/Articles1999/Articles0299/GKuitcaA.html

From http://www.geocities.com/dougsmithtraining/whosaidit2.html :
"They know enough who know how to learn." - Henry Adams
"There is no time of life past learning something." - Saint Ambrose
"Everything that happens to you is your teacher. The secret is to learn to sit at the feet of your own life and be taught by it." - Polly B. Berends
"It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them." - Leo Buscaglia
"Only those who have learned a lot are in a position to admit how little they know." - L. Carte
"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere." - Chinese Proverb
"Try to learn something about everything and everything about something." - Thomas H. Huxley

07 March 2005

Easy zoom-in/zoom-out scripts : http://www.hotscripts.com/search/2980124.html including Zoommap (a php4, Javascript1.2 component that allow you to see big pictures in your browser .The component is downloadable free, and can be used an redistributed as you want.) http://cendtonio.free.fr/
All categories of scripts ; http://www.hotscripts.com/JavaScript/Scripts_and_Programs/index.html
More at Forms Cookies Security Searching Countdowns E-Commerce Navigation Calculators Development Randomizing Mouse Tricks Text Effects Date and Time Email Scripts Image Effects Text Scrolling Visual Effects Audio and Sound Banner Rotation Calendar Scripts User Information Graphs and Charts Links and Buttons Alerts and Prompts Background Effects Content Management Windows and Frames XML and JavaScript Javascript Software Redirection Scripts User Authentication Games & Entertainment Miscellaneous

"Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life." - Herbert Henry Asquith
"Don't worry about avoiding temptation - as you grow older, it will avoid you." - Unknown
"Money can't buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." - Spike Milligan

AN IRISH FRIENDSHIP WISH : May there always be work for your hands to do; May your purse always hold a coin or two; May the sun always shine on your windowpane; May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain; May the hand of a friend always be near you; May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

04 March 2005

GRAPHIC HISTORY OF MANKIND CHART : http://www.amaps.com/history_of_mankind.htm

Search for Creative Commons audio, images, text, video, and other formats that are free to share online. : http://creativecommons.org/find/ works whose authors want you to re-use it for some uses -- without having to pay or ask permission.

Michael Kerans (FindWhat.com Inc). was bullish on the segment, telling session attendees that pay-per-call will be one of the fastest-growing categories over the next five years, online or offline. He quoted a Kelsey Research statistic that 4 percent of clicks result in transactions conducted with goods or services sold. : http://www.dmnews.com/cgi-bin/artprevbot.cgi?article_id=32016

The image composition application (Elliphile) is a python application and module that accepts keywords and creates a composite image from source images. Elliphile connects to Conversant, the colloquial searchengine, to add context to the image based on the submitted keywords. http://muxspace.com/brooding/daria/ producing psychedelic landscapes captioned with often nonsensical bits of text.

Bloggahland Map : http://www.acepilots.com/mt/mt-static/bloggahland.html

03 March 2005

http://cssvault.com/ provides example of static lower corner image at http://www.visualgui.com/ "Skinning" example : http://www.csszengarden.com/152/&page=0

The orginal William Smith map : http://www.unh.edu/esci/greatmap.html first map of what cannot be seen (underground geology). A great inspiration to map other entities that cannot be seen, or have no physical manifestation (such as "ideas"). The story http://www.unh.edu/esci/mapexplan.html

Satellite Imagery Viewer: http://www.earthsat.com/ArcIMS/naturalvue/viewer.htm

"On this planet, however, getting things done has been confused with worthiness. I guess that pretty much sums up the intelligent life question." - The Universe

02 March 2005

http://kmi.open.ac.uk/projects/hitmaps/index.html HitMaps Example; http://hitmaps.open.ac.uk/stats/www.bursttransmission.com-/map-world.html shows individual visits, clustered within a given distance. The location of visit is based on the IP address of the computer used.

Interaction Design issues : http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2005/03/01/interaction_design_meets_online_real.htm

(Point) Icon skin example: http://www.compendiuminstitute.org/tools/skins.htm

Range of gifts and products generated from digital mapping: http://www.stanfords.co.uk/Digital/gift_ideas.htm#top

Two Peoples, One Land : http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/news/nation-world/mideast/

"A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour." - ?
"There are two kinds of light--the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures."- James Thurber
"Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else?" - James Thurber
"You might as well fall flat on your face, as lean over too far backward." - James Thurber ( New Yorker, Apr. 29, 1939 "The Bear Who Let It Alone").
"There is no safety in numbers, or in anything else." - James Thurber ( New Yorker, Feb. 4, 1939, "The Fairly ntelligent Fly").
"Don’t be afraid to take a big step if its required. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps." - ?
"If you wish to see the truth then hold no opinions for or against anything. To set up what you like against what you dislike is the disease of the mind." - Zen Master
"Followers of tao are nonconformists. The conventional label our behavior erratic, antisocial, irresponsible, inexplicable, outrageous, even scandalous. We hear other voices than they do." - Deng Ming-Dao
"Golf Can Only Be Played Never Won. Man's Grip On His Club is Like His Grip On His World". - Bagger Vance
"Never hurry, never worry and always remember to smell the flowers along the way" - Walter Hagen
"You're completely right, of course ... but totally misguided." — One of Roger Penrose's colleagues reacts to the physics whiz's dismissal of string theory.
"Real friends are those who, when you’ve made a fool of yourself, don’t feel that you’ve done a permanent job." - ?

01 March 2005

A GoogleMaps JavaScript project (wiki) ; http://www.gnik.com/wiki/GoogleMaps

Manage Plug-Ins in Photoshop with Shortcuts : http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/qt/pluginshortcuts.htm

Use some CSS -Cascading Style Sheet - to get an image to only show once as a background. Here is the code to use:
<.style type="text/css">
<.!-- body {background-image: url(images/your_image_name.gif); background-repeat:no-repeat;} -->
Make sure you change the path and image name to suit your situation.

Geobytes' Free "geo" services : http://www.geobytes.com/FreeServices.htm

Map Lovers Tribe discussion board : http://canada.tribe.net/tribe/af276b97-4e82-4bf3-8ed1-a61076b38aa4?r=10448 Public URL: maplovers.tribe.net

Illusions (and my maps?) will be rated according to: • Significance to our understanding of the visual system • Simplicity of the description • Sheer beauty • Counterintuitive quality • Spectacularity http://ecvp2005.neuralcorrelate.com/

"It is a poor sort of memory that only works backwards." - Lewis Carroll (The Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll aka Charles Dodgson)
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding; Seek His will in all you do, and He will direct your paths." - Proverbs 3:5-6