Archive for December, 2006

Gmap Uploader – Custom Google Maps Tiles

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

Announcing Gmap Uploader, the easiest way to create custom Google Map tiles. Just upload an image and download a zip file with the tiles. Or, just copy the HTML source, change the API key, and just let Gmap Uploader host the tiles.

Campus Map Example:

Floor Plan Example:

Photo Example:

Social Networking Sites Traffic

Friday, December 8th, 2006

I was playing around with Alexa, and I thought I would plot the charts of some popular social networking type sites. I noticed a few things… Xanga‘s traffic seems to start going down exactly when MySpace‘s goes up. Coinsidence? Also, there is a huge gap of facebook‘s traffic in the last few months of 2005. I believe this is because they just switched from to just, and Alexa didn’t track facebook until the start of 2006. If you plot, you’ll get the same graph as


Fall 2006 Schedule

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Just testing out this schedule iframe thingy with my schedule for this term… although the term is almost over.

Size of a Brain in Gigabytes

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

How many gigabytes of information does an average human brain have in it?

How would you measure this?

Here’s some possibilities:

A transcript of everything you ever said.

The audio of everything you’ve ever said.

All the words you’ve ever read.