Phillip Pearson - web + electronics notes

tech notes and web hackery from a new zealander who was vaguely useful on the web back in 2002 (see: python community server, the blogging ecosystem, the new zealand coffee review, the internet topic exchange).


GeoBlog after a day or so

I've had Mikel Maron's the World as a Blog open in a browser window since Friday night (it's the middle of Saturday afternoon now) and it's starting to look pretty cool. New Zealand is in the bottom right-hand corner. Second p0st will show up between the left-hand and middle dots, when this post makes it online.

Picture of Mikel Maron's 'The World as a Blog' app

I was interested to see a report of the earthquake that hit a few hundred km south of where I live early yesterday morning appearing there. The site that hosts the report has a cool feature - you can associate a location with each post, and it pings separately so the post will show up in Mikel's app. You can also pick areas on a world map to see recent posts. Here's all of New Zealand, plus a chunk of south-west Australia. Nice.