November 3rd, 2005

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Mapping sexiness

So there's a new version of Yahoo Maps, which is decent, although I think not particularly different from Google Maps: http://maps.yahoo.com/beta/

However - HOWEVER! - one of the Yahoo developers made a really cool app with it, giving you a real-time interactive event browser:
http://api.local.yahoo.com/eb/

The only problem with it that I can see off the top of my head is that there's no way to type in a zip or address to center the map; you need to zoom out, drag it to your area, zoom in, and continue adjusting until you find the right spot. It's not hard, it took me 30 seconds, but it's just a silly limitation considering how powerful and intuitive the rest of the application is.
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iPodding

Ok, so, I no longer have to look at the iPod Nano and think, "hmm, that looks kind of cool, but I could never bring myself to buy anything from apple", because I just won one (2G model) as a door prize raffle. Not bad, considering it's the first time I've ever won a door prize raffle in my life. (Disclaimer: my son won a raffle once, and technically I paid for the raffle ticket, but it was for him, so I don't count that one towards my total raffle winnage.) Now I need to play with it and figure out what the hell to do with it. (My current mp3 player has 20G, so having to cut down to 2G is going to be an interesting culling process. But I'm sure I can manage, heh. ;) )



It's tiny.