Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Maemo Mapper, OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia

Maemo Mapper is a map browsing and GPS navigation application for the Nokia Internet Tablets. So far this useful application has been in the legal grey area by relying on providers like Google Maps and Microsoft Virtual Earth for its map tiles. This probably violates their terms of service and may cause problems later on.

And more on the activities of Henri Bergius in Helsinki: http://bergie.iki.fi/blog/maemo_mapper-openstreetmap_and_wikipedia.html

Tag robot at work

From the Graffiti Research Lab http://graffitiresearchlab.com/ show at Eyebeam http://www.eyebeam.org/

A tagging robot on display from the show.<

A tagging robot working in the street.

The results of tagging activity.

Friday, February 23, 2007

RAZZ.com - Mouth off!

I colleague of mind just tried to discourage me from joining Razz.com. He said I would loose 5 IQ points. Hah!

Make your own Razz!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Mobile WAP sites: how do you do it?

Experiment yourself...steal my code.

Go to http://pet-pals.com/ and discover the page source and cut-n-paste.

This Pet-Pals page as you see it on a computer web browser also works on practically every cell phone micro-browser on the planet. Pet-Pals is available to Verizon Wireless subscribers as a premium subscription application. Check out my work around on the Post-a-Pet web page because it isn't easy to post camera phone pet pictures with xhtml forms on micro-browsers.

I built this using PHP/MySQL but if I had built it by a hard code brute force method the pages would be more easily discovered by search engines...hint...hint....

Good luck and let's see your results.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Live Vote

I just received this from a friend, "What a feeling! -
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10562904/from/ET" so I clicked and considered the question and voted on this popular NEWS forum and my vote was added to these results:

Try it yourself. This is Democracy Version 20070203. How do you like it? How does it feel to have the multinational media outlets take your temperature? Who is in charge? What does "in charge" mean? Register your vote!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Avatars consume as much electricity as Brazilians

Inspired by the first meeting of CHAT "New Media, New Space, New Places" reading group at Temple University, I came across this item that I share with you now: Nicholas Carr's blog investigation measuring one aspect in the ecology of space/place avatars at

1. From The Fate of Place I concluded that human consciousness is one requirement for an individual to acknowledge and define place.

2. There is an ecological consequence to the maintenance of individual human consciousness that can be measured in calories that eventually produce measurable carbon dioxide emissions. Eating, interior climate control and the production of clothing have carbon dioxide results.

3. The maintenance of an individual's electronic communication desire(s), such as active internet computer device to catalogue and promote his/her human consciousness, also has a measurable carbon dioxide output.

4. Mr. Carr measures the ecological consequence for an individual to maintain an avatar in the place/space virtual world of Second Life. Previously, avatars have also had a presence and role in the paper-n-pencil virtual world Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game (DnD) now distributed electronically by http://www.wizards.com/dnd/. A paper-n-pencil DnD avatar in the mind of the player/creator required less global ecological resources to maintain.

5. What are the ecological costs of maintaining the various instances of place? I don't remember Mr. Casey presenting in The Fate of Place the ecological consequence of an individual maintaining his/her sense of place whether "real" or virtual. Perhaps this is something we should consider in future investigations of new spaces and new places.

- Steve Bull 2007-01-13 12:40

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Camera stops

New York City, Lower East Side and sent by MMS from my Treo 650

Motion study

New York City, Lower East Side


Today I switched over to the "new" blogger now much more under thewing of google. I look forward to seeing the results of this new techno-social UI management. - uku