Google has recently added some new aeriel images to the Google Earth Database, and one of the places that has received significantly better coverage is Portsmouth, UK.
Portsmouth College provide some fantastic (historical and current) aeriel pictures of Portsmouth on their website, so I thought I’d try comparing them to see just how good the rendering in Google Earth really is. Continue reading
Avast ye swabs, and celebrate like Kings does. For today, this nineteenf in Septembrur, it be’s International Talk Like A Pirate Day see?
Q. Why is pirates called pirates?
A. Because they Yaaaarrrr!
I’ve not seen the work of Clay Bennett before today. Beautiful drawings, with biting political observation. Well worth a read. Continue reading
My local convenience store is typical of any corner store; there’s perhaps 100 square meters of shop space, with security cameras at the end of each aisle and (as featured on every smash-and-grab TV show) extra cameras focused on the checkout. The cameras curtail shoplifting, and the new Chip and PIN payment system reduces fraud. The shopkeepers are happy because their livelyhood is better protected, however, as I was buying milk this morning, I realised that these two security measures may have an unwanted overlap that could leave the customer less protected. Continue reading
Hopefully I just spoiled a spammer’s whole week. How? I bought the domain that he’s trying to promote (MyNiceMailAt.com) before he did. Continue reading
If you’re using Internet Explorer (IE), you may notice that the images on this site are “disappearing”. Please do not adjust your set. Better-than-normal service will be resumed as soon as possible. Continue reading
Google launched what appears to be an early beta of it’s Blog Search today. It has one Killer feature, and some noteworthy mentionables. Continue reading
Jeremy Clarkson, the journalist who is most famous for hosting the BBC motoring programme Top Gear received an honourary Doctorate in Engineering from Oxford Brookes University today. Continue reading
Chris Samuel, pictured (naturally) with a cup of tea here, has just posted this wonderfully cogent message regarding the importance of open standards in government IT. Continue reading
I just read the most wonderful news article ever: it’s about Web Browsers, and Forensic Science. It’s wonderful for two reasons: it gets the whole “telling a story” thing wrong by totally misinterpreting the status quo and being technically confused, then it gives an example that is so under-inspired that I had to come up with my own story for how it could be used (and I really enjoyed that bit). Continue reading