aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Friday, February 18, 2005
Everyone’s getting down on Google
First I got a ”Very Important, please read!” email from three people telling me that Google has a “new feature” that let’s you type someone’s phone number in and get back a map to their home. Horrors! This from people in Manhattan, which is about the easiest place to get around without a map that I know of. (The feature doesn’t work where I live - and believe me, you need a map to find me here.)
...say you’re browsing a web page with numerous addresses on it. AutoLink will turn each of those addresses into direct links to the Google Maps database.
More horrors! I’m with A Bluegrass Blog, Autolink is good, not bad. (You can set it to Yahoo or Mapquest if you change a setting.) And while we’re on it, I wasn’t upset about Microsoft’s “Smart Tags” either.
Copyfight & Copyfight
There’s Copyfight the blog. ("Here we’ll explore the nexus of legal rulings, Capitol Hill policy-making, technical standards development and technological innovation that creates—and will recreate—the networked world as we know it.")
And Copyfight, the documentary project. (A video released under “a permissive Creative Commons license to allow file-sharing.” And a website “as an index of videos related to copyright reform… available for the public to download and edit.” Tutorials too.)
Says one of the other, ”Marvelous." I’ve bookmarked both.
Bush family values
This administration couldn’t care less about gay kids commiting suicide, but we’re supposed to look the other way when they coddle gay hustlers, and gay hustlers coddle them?
UPDATE 2/23: Gay Orbit reports that gay is back.