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Google Maps and the California fires

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This Google Maps mashup plots each fire and lets you easily see if they are contained or not. It’s amazing how many are burning right now.

Update: Neatorama posted a link to a better one that shows evacuation sites, estimated fire locations and estimated evacuation areas. Find it here.

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October 23, 2007 at 8:18 am

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Internet commenter business meeting

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What if real life was like posting on the web? Actually, this really makes me want to shout “pwn3d” during business meetings.

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September 25, 2007 at 10:45 pm

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DIY Despair

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Despair has a do it yourself poster generator for making your own versions of their great posters. Here’s my attempt:

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September 14, 2007 at 2:33 pm

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Henry Rollins on Internet Freedom

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This is an amazing video that everyone who uses the internet needs to watch.  Henry Rollins = Hero.

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August 9, 2007 at 4:43 pm

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Sousaphone Hero

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The Onion is consistently good, but every now and then an article comes by and just kills me. This article on the failed launch of Sousaphone Hero is destined to be a classic:

“In the career mode, you can rise from playing in park gazebos for church picnics to performing in the halftime show of the Harvard-Yale game,” Hendleman said. “If you score enough points, you can unlock the ultimate level: playing in the John Philip Sousa–led Marine Band at Grover Cleveland’s inauguration.”

“And if you like multiplayer gaming, you’re in luck,” Hendleman continued. “In Sousaphone Hero’s cooperative marching-band mode, as many as 135 of your friends can play simultaneously.”

Hendleman also emphasized the “fun” rewards players receive as they become more proficient. If they hit enough correct notes in a row, the on-screen crowd yells “huzzah” and “bully,” and the sousaphone controller’s spit valve will “drain.” Flubbing notes, however, makes the controller “fill” with spit, preventing further play and causing the crowd to throw rotten eggs at the hapless on-screen sousaphonist. If characters earn enough bonus points in career mode, they can spend their Liberty-head nickels on a red, green, or blue “sock” for their sousaphone’s bell, or an invigorating chunk of peanut brittle.

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August 2, 2007 at 8:45 am

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Playing Chess on Roller Coasters

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Inspired by this comic, people have been sneaking chessboards onto roller coasters (with this pieces glued to the board) and getting some truly awesome souvenir photos. Check them all out.

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July 25, 2007 at 5:46 pm

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WordBreaker

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I’m getting addicted to this game. The idea is simple: you and your computer opponent each choose a word and then try to guess the other’s word. After each guess you find out the number of letters that you guessed correctly. Sounds simple and little goofy, but it turns out to be very engrossing.

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[Image and link from Salon].

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June 23, 2007 at 8:01 am

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