Mapping Mideast Bloggers

After a rather hurried afternoon and evening of a) learning Microsoft’s Virtual Earth API, and b) Figuring out how to twist and bend it into the shapes I wanted, I’ve managed to integrate TTLB’s Middle East blog tracking with Virtual Earth’s rather impressive mapping capabilities. The new map-based tracking page is here. I’ve made a […]

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Tracking Page: Middle Eastern Bloggers on the Crisis

Folks: I’ve set up a brand new tracking page to monitor the unfolding crisis in the Middle East. The page monitors Israeli and Lebanese blogs and aggregates their latest & most linked posts continually throughout the day, and additionally shows the most popular posts on the conflict from non-local bloggers. The code is working well […]

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International Talk Like Apu Day!

Given the date, and in honor of Joe Biden*, I declare that today, everyone must talk like Apu. Consider it an Indian version of Talk-Like-A-Pirate-Day. Now, to the Kwik-E-Mart I must go! * “”You CANNOT go to a 7-11 … unless you have a slight Indian accent … I’m not joking.” — Sen. Joe Biden […]

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Fight DDOS with DGOS?

Glenn reports that Jeff Goldstein is suffering another DDOS attack, limiting access to the Protein Wisdom we all crave. I agree with the Instafellow: this is indeed getting out of hand. So I have a thought. It seems that what we bloggers need is a way to combat a Distributed Denial Of Service (DDOS) attack […]

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two percent solution?

Glenn points out a fellow who notes the potential of solar energy: “If 2 percent of the continental United States were covered with photovoltaic systems with a net efficiency of 10 percent, we would be able to supply all the U.S. energy needs,” said Bulovic, the KDD Associate Professor of Communications and Technology in MIT’s […]

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