Archive for June, 2005

University of Michigan Map via gmaptrack and Google Maps

Sunday, June 26th, 2005

I’ve created a University of Michigan map using gmaptrack. This type of online software is almost exactly what I wanted to create. Looks like someone has already done it. Dang. And you know what, it pretty much rocks already. Anyone suggest any improvements?

Web Client Applications using XUL

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005

I was amazed by this “Zero Install Zero Impact Rich Web Client Application” called M A B, the Mozilla Amazon Browser.

It uses the XML User Interface Language (XUL) to create a web based application that requires almost no start up time and looks like a normal application.

This is the future. Rich web applications that you don’t have to download to use. Hot! Where do I start…?

Michigan Challenge Balloonfest – Scheduled Events for Friday

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005

If you live around here, as in Southeastern Michigan, you should consider taking a day or two to see the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest in Howell. I’d like to go, but right now I don’t have a car :(. But… maybe I’ll get it back this weekend, or someone wil take me. :)

Google Maps’ Roots??

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005

Is it just me, or does this application act a little too much like Google Maps, perhaps to the point of using the same open source software called ka-Map and MapServer?

Dance Dance Immolation – DDR with Fire!

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005

Dance Dance Immolation is an adaptation of the popular arcade video game Dance Dance Revolution, but with fire! Basically, you play DDR; when you do well, the computer shoots big propane blasts up into the air. When you do poorly, it shoots you in the face with flamethrowers. Yes, you, as in your actual corporeal body. And yes, flamethrowers, like the kind that are on fire.”

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Flash Video

Thanks to: noisetube

Google may build in A2

Tuesday, June 21st, 2005

From The Michigan Daily:

“Search engine giant Google is considering Ann Arbor as a possible place to build a new 200,000 square foot technology center.”

Google may build in A2

#3 for West Side Story on MSN

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

Well… what do you know, as of today, my West Side Story photos come up number three in MSN’s Search for “west side story”. Awsome, but not really, cause there aren’t really any good pictures there.


Friday, June 17th, 2005

If you google “short messaging system” for images, my contact information image appears as number 8 as of today. What? How does that happen? Sells Out to Google

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

I was reading a nifty humor site some of my friends and their friends write for called When I read the donate page I noticed this little blurb:

“But one thing we won’t do is put up ads; we refuse. We won’t sink to that level, that’s a promise. Not ever.”

Liars! What do I see on the right side of the page? None other than Google ads. I shoot them an email letting them know about their little contradiction. After a little while, they write this article about the whole situation.

“The sellout was identified by University of Michigan student Kyle Mulka, who pointed out Hornshaw’s hypocrisy about 14 seconds after Google ads appeared on SHADYPENGUIN.COM.”

Well… at least you admit to it, but come on, at least update your FAQ, cause I know you aren’t going to take down the ads.

Swarms of Robots

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

Robots are soon to come in swarms. It is ironic that the name of the company is iRobot, almost the same name as a movie not long ago depicting thousands of robots rebeling against humans.