Google Maps

Google just announced a new feature of their map site that allows you to embed a Google Map right into a web page just like you would with a Youtube video.


View Larger Map

The embedded map has all the functionality you find at the actual Google Maps site. You can scroll it, zoom it, get directions and that good stuff.

It’s way faster and easier than the in-line Google maps plug-in I was playing with before.

This will be a lot of fun to use during the upcoming trip to Spain….

Details are at the Google Lat Long Blog


Picked this up at the Grooveblog

Google Complex

THE DALLES, Ore., June 8 “” On the banks of the windswept Columbia River, Google is working on a secret weapon in its quest to dominate the next generation of Internet computing. But it is hard to keep a secret when it is a computing center as big as two football fields, with twin cooling plants protruding four stories into the sky.

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When I mentioned this to Bill Shirley he asked the question; “Does it show up on Google Earth?” and that got me thinking and we all know that can only lead to trouble.

The article above indicates that the location of the complex is in The Dalles, OR.
I brought that up in Google Maps.

The Dalles

If this is correct, the likely location would seem to be east or north/west of the airport.
I tried to zoom in various areas but was greeted with this:

No zoom for you!

The thought plickens!


I’m enjoying this while it’s still novel.

Today’s Helpline Blog item was a Q&A about Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer entitled Trying to eliminate Internet Explorer. Apparently Google News bundled this blog entry with the news release regarding Microsoft’s release of Internet Explorer Beta 7.

This resulted in ginormous spike in the number of page views in less than 20-30 minutes and an explosion of comments that I am slowly but surely reviewing and publishing.

Forgive an old man his dated colloquialism but I have to say one thing….


Google Chell Speck!

Are you tired of those who comment in your blog/journal only to point out your glaring spelling errors? You know, those comments that only serve to derail a perfectly good post? What could be more irritating?

Well dear blogger, fret no more!

I just stumbled on the latest Google Toolbar which spell checks Web forms and larger composition windows, such as in Web e-mail and yes, WordPress and Movable Type.

It’s a lifesaver!