Monthly Archives: November 2007

Technology in pop culture and geek trivia

In the last week or so, I’ve seen a few of our favorite geek topics appear in pop culture. Twitter provided key clues in CSI. The Simpsons finally got Tivo. Doonesbury featured Pandora. Tuesday’s Jeopardy! had as the Final Jeopardy! … Continue reading

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Posted in fun, google, random, twitter

Lake Tahoe and Reno pictures on flickr

Pictures from my trip to Lake Tahoe and Reno are online. Highlights of the trip were Emerald Bay, Virginia City and the National Automobile Museum in Reno. The museum is really the only thing in Reno I found worthwhile. Here … Continue reading

Posted in rocky's travel

Flickr places provides a wide-angle view of the world

My friends who’ve seen me walk around with a GPS as I take pictures on vacation or hikes think I’m a little bit odd. But apparently, I’m not the only one. In the 15 months since Flickr officially supported geotagging, … Continue reading

Posted in flickr, geotagging, maps, mashups, travel, web 2, web 2.0 | 1 Comment

Google’s My Maps becomes Our Maps

Google’s latest changes to My Maps allows you to collaborate on personal maps with others in much the same way you can share a Google Document or Spreadsheet. You can also allow anyone to edit a map. Group editing is … Continue reading

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Google Maps tackles the last block problem

A longstanding problem with online maps and navigation devices is that your destination is often not where they say it is. When you reach the “destination”, you’re often a few hundred feet from where you wanted to be. There are … Continue reading

Posted in google, local search, maps, satellite navigation, street view, web 2, web 2.0

Searching outside the search box

A large untapped opportunity in social networks is connecting people with information they’re looking for. I was flying home this weekend from Lake Tahoe and connected in Salt Lake City. While I was there, I updated my Facebook status to … Continue reading

Posted in facebook, search, social networking, web 2, web 2.0

Ethernet everywhere

Yup, that’s an Ethernet jack above the urinal. I saw this at my friend Kieran’s pub, The Local in Minneapolis. No, I didn’t try plugging in. Here’s what the jack is really used for.

Posted in advertising, fun, marketing, random