Well here we go, as promised. This has to be a 15 minute post as I have to hit the road for the weekend. So its gonna be a quick one.
First off, a quote from London's mayor Ken Livingstone (courtesy of the Londonist):
Great stuff and it certainly falls in line with what I've written in the past couple months about the gospel approach to the city mindset/lifestyle/phenomenon/etc...
In the days that follow look at our airports, look at our sea ports and look at our railway stations and, even after your cowardly attack, you will see that people from the rest of Britain, people from around the world will arrive in London to become Londoners and to fulfil their dreams and achieve their potential.
They choose to come to London, as so many have come before because they come to be free, they come to live the life they choose, they come to be able to be themselves. They flee you because you tell them how they should live. They don't want that and nothing you do, however many of us you kill, will stop that flight to our city where freedom is strong and where people can live in harmony with one another. Whatever you do, however many you kill, you will fail.
Ok, the following links mostly wrote themselves, because I found a new Firefox hack - if you have favorites in your favorite menu, you can drag them to a text field in the page you are on (like my blog posting field, for instance). It throws down the website and the favorites title (the name it gives the site in your favorites menu). All you have to do to link to it is throw the HTML tags on. Sweeeeeeeet.
Acronym Finder: Find out what over 2,421,000 acronyms & abbreviations stand for.
del.icio.us looks totally rad, but I've been too busy this week to start using it. More on it next week, in the meantime check out this handy guide to it.
Snowflake and Snow Crystal Photos I freakin love this stuff.
inner.geek » Blog Archive » HOWTO: Save nearly any multimedia file in your web browser to your hard drive Sweet hack for net geeks like me.
CNN.com - Man charged with stealing Wi-Fi signal - Jul 7, 2005
Wired News: A Tool to Wake Up Wi-Fi Zombies This looks rad.
O needs your prayers.
What is the Invisible Web?
Next time you see a major city's public transit bombed (and I doubt it will be long, now...), buy stock in bicycles.
How to Become an Early Riser
And last, as promised, lots of map goodies:
Today's Front Pages - Map View
Map24 - Map24 has some cool features that Google maps should steal to make Google maps even better. Either way Google maps still rules, because people can do stuff like:
This! gwifi: Using GoogleMaps to find free Wi-Fi ...this is totally rad.
And this! Google Weather Map ...also totally rad, some day I think Google will grab this and there will be webcams everywhere and we'll all be batteries in the machine by then anyway...
Annnnnnd THIS!!! Gmaps Pedometer
...this is even radder than totally rad and this guy lives in Hoboken and runs a lot, just like me! so this is like a personalized totally radder-than-rad google find for me...