Posted in Fun, Travel on May 17th, 2008 No Comments »
I’m not sure how long this has been around, but it’s just popped onto my radar:
MapTube – a place to put maps
It’s a collection of Google Maps overlays most of which display demographics, but this one caught my eye – it’s a map showing the actual location of the London Underground lines, like the Way [...]
Posted in Holidays, Travel on May 8th, 2007 No Comments »
Back in February a mate who was buying a flat in Athens asked if I fancied driving a car loaded up with furniture once the sale had completed. I’ve just got back, wiser for two pieces of knowledge – 1) Athens is a long way by car which you don’t appreciate in the 3.5hr flight, [...]
Posted in Holidays, Travel on April 20th, 2007 No Comments »
The final day of the NAB show was spent rushing around meeting all the vendors we’d not had time for on the previous days. We left the show at 6pm and after negotiating the long queues at the monorail station (the old, head-one-station-in-the-wrong-direction-then-come-back trick) headed up past the Wynn to grab dinner from the California [...]
Posted in Holidays, Travel on April 18th, 2007 No Comments »
Last night’s excursion was the first proper taste of Vegas this year.
At an event celebrating the launch of Silverlight held at Caesars Palace there were ‘waitresses’ handing out Silverlight cocktails (Martinis with light-up ice cubes in them!), USB SD card readers and branded M&Ms. It was very much Beauty and the Geek. The club also [...]
Posted in Holidays, Travel on April 17th, 2007 No Comments »
Fairly uneventful day yesterday – arrived about midnight London time, 4pm local time; checked in to the hotel; settled into my room out of the 2,621 they have (a small hotel by Vegas standards!); dinner and well needed rest.
Woke up this morning to find it raining. Headed to the conference despite the best efforts of [...]
Posted in Holidays, Travel on April 15th, 2007 No Comments »
So i’m off to Vegas again for NAB. I’ve just arrived at Gatwick Airport and discovered that my colleague and I are booked into the same seat (seems the online booking system and the manual check-in system at the airport are not integrated too well). I didn’t realise that Virgin airline included a complimentary lapdance, [...]
Posted in Travel on May 30th, 2006 No Comments »
from BoingBoing.net… “The MySociety project has produced an incredible set of travel-time maps of the UK, showing the voyage-time using color shading (red for close, blue for far) and contour lines to indicate each hour’s travel — they compare the overall travel time for going from A to B by rail and [...]
Posted in Travel on April 28th, 2006 1 Comment »
Just got back from Vegas on business at a conference. Saw loads of vendors, talked about a variety of new products that could, at a price, help streamline the business etc. Also partook in a bit of the nightlife – sipped champers from the top of the Mandalay Bay hotel, enjoyed the dancing on the [...]
Posted in Travel on October 20th, 2005 No Comments »
OpenStreetMap.org is aiming to produce a collaborative street map of the world from people using GPS systems. Here’s a map they’ve produced of the data for London showing where people walked/drove etc. i.e. the thicker the lines, the more popular the route.
Posted in Travel on April 7th, 2005 No Comments »
Whilst I remember, here’s the link to a neat Flash map I did showing where Ade and I hiked last September.